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If there were a most improved award for smart phones, the BlackBerry Storm2 would win hands-down. The new touchscreen makes this device much easier to use than its predecessor, and the typing experience rivals or beats most other devices in its class. However, other smart phones still have better Web browsers, and the interface on this handset feels a bit stale when compared to the iPhone and such newer Android phones as the HTC Hero and Motorola Cliq. quote


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Critic reviews

7.5
11 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.5
  • Display
    8.2
  • Battery life
    7.2
  • Camera
    6.8
  • Ease of use
    7.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.1
  • Media support
    8.7
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

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User reviews

7.0
10 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    7.1
  • Display
    6.3
  • Battery life
    6.9
  • Camera
    6.0
  • Ease of use
    7.1
  • Design and form factor
    6.3
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.1
  • Media support
    6.3
  • Durability
    6.6
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    4.6
8.0
PC Mag Oct 15, 2009

The second time's the charm for RIM's innovative click-screen smartphone; the Storm2 cures almost all of the original's ills.

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7.0
CNET Oct 18, 2009

The RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 brings some welcome additions, such as Wi-Fi, updated software, and a better touch interface, but it's going to face some serious competition from Verizon's upcoming touch-screen smartphones.

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7.0
Gizmodo Oct 30, 2009

In other words, it tries real hard to be a touch phone and a BlackBerry, but it doesn't do either of them exceptionally well.

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7.0
Laptop Magazine Oct 15, 2009

Don’t get us wrong—the Storm2 is a satisfying sequel, and it offers reliable data performance and call quality. Nevertheless, Verizon Wireless customers may want to wait for the carrier’s first Android devices to arrive before they pull the trigger.

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9.0
phoneArena Oct 29, 2009

Despite the very similar design and software, the RIM BlackBerry Storm2 9550 manages to be a major improvement over the Storm 9530.

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8.0
PC Pro Oct 29, 2009

It's a very good phone but still needs better battery life and a greater spread of quality, free apps.

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8.0
TechRadar Oct 27, 2009

A smartphone that initially unimpresses but quickly comes to the user willing to put in a couple of hours effort. A far cry from the horror of the first Storm and hopefully the sign of good touchscreen phones to come from RIM.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Feb 6, 2011

The Storm2 is a decent update of the original handset. However, touchscreen smartphones have moved on considerably since the Storm first appeared and the Storm2 feels more like a device that fixes faults rather than an upgrade ...

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8.0
IntoMobile Oct 14, 2009

The original BlackBerry Storm left many unhappy with the clicking touchscreen called SurePress. After a lengthy batch of leaks, the BlackBerry Storm2 9550 is on its way to Verizon. From what we’ve seen, the new and improved SurePress is based on a series of four sensors beneath the screen, as...

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6.0
Digital Trends Nov 10, 2009

If you’re not a BlackBerry user and even remotely choosy though, take a pass. The reality is that you’re far better off with one of the vastly superior Droid smartphones instead.

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7.0
rgbFilter Feb 14, 2010

If you are a RIM fan it’s certainly the best Blackberry on the market – if your work requires you to use a Blackberry, or if you own an older Blackberry and want to upgrade and stay with RIM, then the Storm 2 is the phone to get.

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9.0
TheRPN TheRPN

| HARDWARE & FEATURES | The phone feels great to hold and has a very smooth surface all-around. The bottom row of buttons are now flush with the screen and function buttons are just a little more recessed so to avoid accidental pressing. The battery cover and external speaker have also been...

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8.0
jlieberphoto jlieberphoto

When people ask me if I like this phone, most are wanting me to compare it to the iPhone. Well, it's not an iPhone and I don't think it was meant to be one.... Compared to the other Blackberry lines, I like it. Basically instead of the 'little ball' to move around you use...

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8.0
ericwalzthony ericwalzthony

The product is good, but the screen sometimes freezes and since it is a touchscreen it affects all the buttons (i.e. the calling hang up, back, and menu) and it has good battery life, it is a good phone but it should have an upgrade for certain things, like an overall OS upgrade for it, or else...

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8.0
crichton007 crichton007

My first BlackBerry was the Tour which I liked because of the physical keyboard but hated because of the OS (4.7 would crash if you loaded too many apps on it, meaning more than 20 more beyond what comes on the phone). So I ended up with a BlackBerry Storm 2 on Verizon. The up side is that I like...

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8.0
wittygamer wittygamer

ive had the bb storm 2 for a while and i really enjoy using it its got a very clean screen and its easy to use its really just a bb torch without a keyboard i think if you want to save some money get a storm

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7.0
JavierEq JavierEq

Had it for one year. I couldn't end my contract with this cell phone due to its hard to use UI and touch screen capabilities. Thanks God RIM stopped the production of this one.

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4.0
mlouisville mlouisville

a bit heavy, so you would think it's durable. Well, i'm on Storm #5. Screen cracks easily and the call clarity diminishes over time. I can think of a ton of reasons why this was a bad idea.

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