Verizon Wireless and RIM are going to launch the new Blackberry Storm2 touchscreen smartphone on 28 October. The new BlackBerry Storm2 serves as the successor to the original Storm and is pre-loaded with the new BlackBerry OS 5.0.
The BlackBerry Storm2 features a 3.25-inch 480×320 capacitive touchscreen that integrates the SurePress Clickable display technology and Send, End, Menu, Escape functions. It has a 3.2 Megapixel auto focus camera with image stabilization, flash and video recording. The handset includes built-in GPS, support for WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The Storm2 has 256MB flash memory and 2GB of onboard media storage as well as a microSD/SDHC card slot. It is a global phone, which means it supports both CDMA EVDO Rev.A 3G, UMTS/HSPA/WCDMA 2100MHz 3G and quad-band GSM/EDGE networks. Storm2 will be available for $179.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year contract. RIM releases also the new BlackBerry OS 5.0 to existing BlackBerry Storm customers.