Verizon BlackBerry Storm2 9550, which we have waited for a long time, RIM’s latest touchscreen cellphone. For many BlackBerry fans, it’s really a challenge to wait for such long time. While, it’s here now. Our parters collected much information over the Verizon BlackBerry Storm2 9550. Thanks to them, now a review has be developed.
the BlackBerry OS 5.0 has been equiped on the new Verizon cell phones, the original verison is still available.
The Storm2’s 112.5mm x 62mm x 14mm (4.4in x 2.4in x .6in) dimensions are almost exactly the same as the originals, though the Storm2 has gained a few grams of mass, coming in at 161.6g (5.7oz). The 4 hardware keys that sit below the display on the Storm are now part of the new 3.2-inch, 360 x 480 pixel touchscreen found on the Storm2. The Storm2’s screen has warmer colors than the original, and they are more lifelike as a result. there are some other real changes that are also an improvement on the old design. The volume control, shutter button, and voice dial button that are located on the edges of the phone are now black in color and blend in more cleanly with the rest of the design. The chrome frame of the phone has also been darkened, which gives the Storm2 a more cohesive looking appearance that is quite attractive to the eyes.
For 5.5 hours of talk time or a bit over 11 days of standby time, that means you can enjoy your life with your Verizon BlackBerry Storm2 9550. The new Storm2 has a very nice profile system that is easier to configure than on some older versions of the BlackBerry OS, yet still offers most every configuration option you could possibly hope for. Still slightly daunting in scope, it can be a very powerful tool for the Storm2 user. Profiles can easily be changed by tapping on the speaker icon in the upper left hand corner of the homescreen. A fairly conventional speed dial system is present on the Storm2, but far more handy is the speaker independent voice dialing system that is, by default, activated with the convenience key found on the left side of the phone. The voice dialing is very fast and equally effective.
One of the things that bothered many about the original Storm 9530 for Verizon was its lack of WiFi support, which the EU-spec model had. As a result, WiFi is now present on the new Storm2 as a backup to Verizon’s very widely available CDMA EV-DO Rev. A 3G network. The Storm2 can also operate on 2100MHz UMTS 3G networks, like those found in Europe, and can fall back on quad-band GSM/EDGE support as a further backup. With an appropriate Verizon data plan, the Storm2 can be used as a 3G modem. Bluetooth and a micro-USB connector round out the connectivity options on the phone, with the Bluetooth system even supporting stereo headphones.