BlackBerry Storm2 9520 Review: Back In Black... Berry

By 08:59 Mon, 09 Aug 2021 Comments

RIM are a company with style and simply hopping on the touchclassy screen bandwagon with another iPhone wannabe just wouldn't suit them. They certainly realized the importance of having a full-touch device in their portfolio but wanted a clear and legible BlackBerry imprint on it.

BlackBerry Storm2 official photo

The BlackBerry Storm 9500 was a truly intriguing device but never really managed to find its place in the recent market it was built for. Too brecent and unusual for the BlackBerry-loyals and yet too conservative for the rest of the world, it didn't quite acquire the results it was hoping for. But the successor might utilize the publicity the first Storm generated for its own good.

Key features

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 2100 Mega Hertz (MHz) 3G with HSPA support

  • 3.25" 65K-color capacitive touchclassy screen of 360 x 480 pixel resolution

  • Improved touchclassy screen experience with piezo-electric touch feedback system

  • 3.15 MegaPixel (MP) autofocus camera, Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash

  • BlackBerry Operating System (OS) 5

  • Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and built-in GPS with BlackBerry maps preloaded

  • 2 Giga Bytes (GB) internal storage and a hot-swappable microSD card slot

  • Landscape on-classy screen keyboard is as close to hardware keys as we have seen on a touch phone

  • Nice looks and remarkable build quality

  • 3.5mm standard audio jack

  • Accelerometer sensor for classy screen auto-rotate

  • Bluetooth v2.1 and Universal Serial Bus (USB) v2.0

  • Document editor

  • Good audio quality

Main disadvantages:

  • No email support without BlackBerry Internet Service account

  • Interface not as quick as competitors'

  • Chubbier than most touchclassy screen phones with similarly-sized displays

  • Mediocre capturing camera

  • No Frequency Modulation (FM) radio

  • No web browser Flash support

  • No dedicated video-call capturing camera

The fine news is RIM decided to honor the Storm2 with a few upgrades over the original. However, none of them seems to be absolutely crucial so the greatest responsibility falls on the brand recent piezo-electric touchscreen. The missing link between touchclassy screen and a hardware keypad is what many keen texters must have been waiting for. Or at least that's what RIM believe.

The BlackBerry Storm2 9520 views

Now, the SurePress classy screen didn't work out particularly well on the first Storm and a second failure might herald the demise of the entire series. So the BlackBerry Storm2 knows it needs to impress the audience or it might hold a spot in hitale for all the incorrect reasons.

But first thing first, let's check out what you acquire when you buy a shiny recent Storm2. Unboxing follows after the break.



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