RIM Takes Smartphones By Storm2

Friday Oct 30th 2009 by Michelle Megna

The latest BlackBerry improves over its predecessor by adding Wi-Fi and tethering, plus an attractive price.

RIM rolls out the latest version of its BlackBerry, the Storm2. Michelle Megna at InternetNews.com puts it in perspective.

Storm2 from Research In Motion
The new BlackBerry Storm2. Click to enlarge.
Source: Research In Motion

The BlackBerry Storm2, the crown jewel of Research In Motion's consumer line up, debuts today from Verizon in a radically different mobile landscape than its predecessor did a year ago.

Coming in below the usual $199 price point, the Storm2 goes on sale today for $179 after rebates and is generally garnering positive reviews as a slick update to the original model.

The Storm2 operates on the BlackBerry OS 5.0, providing better e-mail folder management and remote file access as well as faster JavaScript processing, according to RIM, and includes Wi-Fi, which was missing in the first iteration.

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