BlackBerry Storm 2 due October 26 [UK]

Research in Motion today launched the new BlackBerry Storm 2 on Vodafone in the UK.

Vodafone is the first official carrier of the BlackBerry Storm 2 (model 9520). The new Storm 2 includes a better touchscreen for faster and smoother typing. It also features Wi-Fi, more memory on board and better performance.

  • Size - 112.5 mm x 62 mm x 13.9 mm
  • Weight - 160 g / 5.65 oz
  • Memory - 256 MB Flash memory, 2GB eMMC
  • Battery - 1400 mAhr removable/rechargeable cryptographic Lithium cell
  • Battery Life - CDMA: 11.2 days standby, 5.5 hours of talk time
    GSM: 12.7 days standby, 5 hours of talk time
    UMTS: 11.7 days standby, 6 hours of talk time
  • Display - High-resolution 480 X 360 pixel color display 3.25" Transmissive TFT LCD
  • Camera - 3.2 MP camera, flash, auto focus, image stabilization, 2X digital zoom
  • GPS - Integrated GPS with A-GPS
  • Wi-Fi - 802.11 b/g enabled
  • Video format support - MPEG4 H.263, MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.264, WMV
  • Audio format support - MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMA ProPlus
  • Network - Quad-Band: 850/900/1800/1900MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks
    Single-Band: 2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA networks
    Dual-Band: 800/1900 MHz CDMA/EVDO Rev A network
The Storm 2 will also include the new Blackberry OS 5.0. OS 5 offers a lot of new features for BlackBerry Enterprise Server users as well as better typing accuracy, better performance and improvements in the BlackBerry browser with faster javascript and CSS processing.

Vodafone is aiming to ship the Storm 2 out to UK customers on or shortly after October 26. The device is free on 24 month plans over £35 per month. If you are interested in purchasing the device you can pre-order right now.

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