BlackBerry Storm 2 announcement this week ?

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The New York Times is featuring a article today about RIM’s future strategy. Several topics are disccused, among them is the release of the new BlackBerry Storm 2 touchscreen device:

This week, Verizon and R.I.M. are trying again with a Storm do-over, the Storm 2. Among its many improvements, the new phone gives the user the sensation of pushing a physical button when pressing a number on the glass touch screen.

Word is that the announceement can come as soon as today. So stay tuned for more.

Source: NY Times

Blackberry Storm 2 hitting Verizon on october 25th

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Once again the BGR got the scoop on the BlackBerry Storm 2. This time a screenshot of Best Buy’s inventory system shows the Storm 2 (dummy units) arriving on October 25th. As they said “actual retail units start to come in a little bit before or a little bit after those dummy models hit“, so there’s still hope for an October launch on Verizon.

Source: BGR