BlackBerry Storm 2

As we predicted, the BlackBerry Storm 2 will hit the market before the end of this year, in what probably should have been the first model in this range, as the first version has a number of notable shortcomings and flaws.

The main one was the virtual keyboard, with its technology SurePress, which did not quite offer the sensitivity and precision that pro users of devices of this type expect, due to the fact that it used a single sensor in the center of the screen. The Storm 2 solves it incorporating four sensors.

Another of the specifications that we missed from the previous model was Wi-Fi connectivity, which is already included in this new version. Although some users believe that having the flat data rate is not too necessary Wi-Fi, I think that the speed it can offer more than compensates.

The BlackBerry Storm 2 offers, of course, HSPA connectivity, which is in addition to the Wi-Fi that we have already discussed, which is compatible with 802.11g. The screen is 3.25 inches in size and 480 × 360 pixels resolution, along with a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and autofocus.

It has 2 GB of internal memory for storage, compared to 1 GB of the previous model, as well as 256 MB of memory RAM, compared to the 128 of the original Storm, which will allow it to run more smoothly and run more applications without problems.

A GPS receiver, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a MicroSD card reader are the other highlights of its specs. All this comes with a 1400 mAh battery and a fairly high weight of 160 grams. That battery offers a good autonomy of almost 13 days in standby and up to 6 hours in conversation.

But let's talk a little more about the screen, which, as in the Storm, is capacitive and, therefore, multitouch, although in this section it is more thought to offer a good response speed when typing than to perform actions with several fingers .

And if the first version of SurePress had a mechanical system for detecting pulsations on the screen, which was placed in the center of it, this has been replaced by an electronic suspension system, which will make the use of the screen.

You also have to look at some of the additional integrated functions such as the multimedia player, which can be synchronized with iTunes and Windows Media Player, a proximity sensor to turn off the screen when we are talking or suppression of background noise, which allows for clearer conversations.

The BlackBerry Storm 2 comes with the new version of the operating system, BlackBerry OS 5, which brings improvements in the visual and management of its functions, new functionalities if we use BlackBerry Enterprise Server, JavaScript enabled by default or faster loading in the browser.

The terminal will be distributed by Vodafone, although the red operator has not yet announced prices or availability dates in Spain.

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