The Competition: BlackBerry Storm 2 -- Do Over?
BlackBerry Storm2, RIM's second bite at Apple's multi-touch, black slab form factor, is just about ready for prime time, and as always, our sibling site CrackBerry.com has the complete Storm2 review. Kevin sums it up thusly:
The Storm2 fixes many of the BlackBerry Storm's outstanding issues and makes a ton of incremental improvements, all of which add up to something that feels noticeably better. In a way that never quite applied to the original Storm, the Storm2 could legitimately be called the flagship BlackBerry.
Sounds fair to us! The Storm too got little-to-no love for RIM, even from RIM, but Storm 2 sounds like it fixes a lot of what went wrong the first time around. The build quality is better and that monstrous single-button screen of carpal tunnel has been replaced by a more sophisticated, and natural-typing friendly multi-press technology.
Sure, it's still got that trusty, rusty BlackBerry J2ME OS and middling browser (for now) but with App World this time around, and Verizon's network power (hey, it's better than their chart-making power!) behind it, those users whose venn-diagram intersects CDMA with BlackBerry with touchscreen might finally have a usable option.
Check out the full review, then let us know if Apple has anything to worry about, berry-wise...