Specs summary

Screen
3.3"

The BlackBerry Storm2 9550's screen is 3.3 inches with 360 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the BlackBerry 5.0 operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
2 GB

Internal memory is 2 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1400mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1400 mAh battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time, 305 minutes (2G), 280 minutes (3G).



It is a fantastic device for reading email and light messaging, and the nice social networking apps that are available will please many

- Michael Oryl , MobileBurn 

Reviews (7.8/10 Avg. rating)


HowardChui

You can now type really, really fast with the Storm

from HowardChui

First and foremost the Storm 2 has terrific on screen keyboards. The inclusion of WiFi is nice plus my Storm came with a nice bundle. Besides the charger, leather case and usb cable mine also came with a neoprene sleeve and a car adapter.

I wasn’t crazy about how RIM integrated the four buttons into the touchscreen though this is a minor complaint.

If you’re deciding between the Storm 2 and the Bold 9700 (you can get both on TELUS up here in Canada) it’s a really tough choice. I loved the 9700 but the Storm’s on screen keyboard is so good that I can’t decide…

While the only 2 major differences between this one and the original Storm are screen and the WiFi the screen makes the Storm 2 a major upgrade. You can now type really, really fast with the Storm.

While I really liked the Storm 2 I can’t help but think this is what RIM should have released when they came out with the original Storm. The first Storm didn’t feel like a Blackberry, this newer Storm does....

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First and foremost the Storm 2 has terrific on screen keyboards. The inclusion of WiFi is nice plus my Storm came with a nice bundle. Besides the charger, leather case and usb cable mine also came with a neoprene sleeve and a car adapter.

I wasn’t crazy about how RIM integrated the four buttons into the touchscreen though this is a minor complaint.

If you’re deciding between the Storm 2 and the Bold 9700 (you can get both on TELUS up here in Canada) it’s a really tough choice. I loved the 9700 but the Storm’s on screen keyboard is so good that I can’t decide…

While the only 2 major differences between this one and the original Storm are screen and the WiFi the screen makes the Storm 2 a major upgrade. You can now type really, really fast with the Storm.

While I really liked the Storm 2 I can’t help but think this is what RIM should have released when they came out with the original Storm. The first Storm didn’t feel like a Blackberry, this newer Storm does.

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CrackBerry

It doesn't lag, it has fewer bugs

from CrackBerry

The BlackBerry Storm 2 has arrived to try and save the BlackBerry touch screen reputation after a pretty disastrous Storm 1 entrance last year. I used a Storm 1 and can safely say that while I'm a huge fan of Research In Motion 's (RIM) BlackBerry products (I've been a user since 2000), I was excited to see how RIM would jump into the touch screen Smartphone ring, and then immediately disappointed at the product I was holding in my hands...

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The BlackBerry Storm 2 has arrived to try and save the BlackBerry touch screen reputation after a pretty disastrous Storm 1 entrance last year. I used a Storm 1 and can safely say that while I'm a huge fan of Research In Motion 's (RIM) BlackBerry products (I've been a user since 2000), I was excited to see how RIM would jump into the touch screen Smartphone ring, and then immediately disappointed at the product I was holding in my hands.

It was laggy, buggy, kludgy, and the whole having to click the screen paradigm combined to make me feel like hurling it at the wall many times.

The BlackBerry Storm 2 is much better in many ways. It doesn't lag, it has fewer bugs, and typing doesn't feel as kludgly as before. You still have to click the screen, but even that has improved drastically.

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CNET

The user interface isn't as glamorous as that of other touchscreen phones

from CNET

The BlackBerry Storm 2 dispenses with RIM's iconic Qwerty keyboard and offers an innovative clicking touchscreen instead. It can't quite live up to its touchscreen rivals in terms of usability but, if you need the security of a BlackBerry or you find normal touchscreens too sensitive for your clumsy fingers, you'll find it offers plenty of great features...

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The BlackBerry Storm 2 dispenses with RIM's iconic Qwerty keyboard and offers an innovative clicking touchscreen instead. It can't quite live up to its touchscreen rivals in terms of usability but, if you need the security of a BlackBerry or you find normal touchscreens too sensitive for your clumsy fingers, you'll find it offers plenty of great features.

The Storm 2 is available for free on a £30-per-month contract, or SIM-free for around £430.

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Gizmodo

It's just better than before

from Gizmodo

The Storm 2 is where the Storm should've started, but at the same time, it's coming into a different world than a year ago—even on its own carrier—where not breaking new ground is simply moving too slow. More than that, while the Storm is overall a good phone, unless you have a very s...More

The Storm 2 is where the Storm should've started, but at the same time, it's coming into a different world than a year ago—even on its own carrier—where not breaking new ground is simply moving too slow. More than that, while the Storm is overall a good phone, unless you have a very specific set of criteria for your phone—that is, a touchscreen BlackBerry—you probably shouldn't settle for a phone that doesn't do the touch or BlackBerry aspects spectacularly.

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MobileBurn

A great device for the right type of user

from MobileBurn

Since I was such a fan of the original BlackBerry Storm, it should surprise few that I really like the Storm2. I like the user interface, and I really like the speed at which the Storm2 handles messaging tasks. The new calendar and contact syncing options are very nice, too. But the camera seems to have taken a step backwards, and the browser can still be awkward to use at times. It is also hard to ignore the fact that heavy text input on the Storm2 can really tire out your fingers.

That's why I think the Storm2 is a great device for the right type of user. It is a fantastic device for reading email and light messaging, and the nice social networking apps that are available will please many. The browser is good enough, and the WiFi helps speed things up a bit. But if you spend all day tapping out messages, you will likely get tired of the SurePress display - even if it is very cool. In the end, I still feel the Storm2 is a great phone, and I am willing to give it a "Highly Recommended" rating - for the right user, at least....

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Since I was such a fan of the original BlackBerry Storm, it should surprise few that I really like the Storm2. I like the user interface, and I really like the speed at which the Storm2 handles messaging tasks. The new calendar and contact syncing options are very nice, too. But the camera seems to have taken a step backwards, and the browser can still be awkward to use at times. It is also hard to ignore the fact that heavy text input on the Storm2 can really tire out your fingers.

That's why I think the Storm2 is a great device for the right type of user. It is a fantastic device for reading email and light messaging, and the nice social networking apps that are available will please many. The browser is good enough, and the WiFi helps speed things up a bit. But if you spend all day tapping out messages, you will likely get tired of the SurePress display - even if it is very cool. In the end, I still feel the Storm2 is a great phone, and I am willing to give it a "Highly Recommended" rating - for the right user, at least.

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Tremendous advancements over its predecessor

The Storm 2 has made tremendous advancements over its predecessor, which was RIM’s first foray into the touch-screen arena.


The Storm 2 has four large touch sensors where the original Storm had one, small sensor. And that’s just the beginning of the many improvements RIM made in designing this second generation Storm. The “Storm overhaul” was a direct result of user feedback and the end result is a powerful and attractive BlackBerry that offers an enormous screen, an excellent touch interface and the ability to render web pages in true form....

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The Storm 2 has made tremendous advancements over its predecessor, which was RIM’s first foray into the touch-screen arena.


The Storm 2 has four large touch sensors where the original Storm had one, small sensor. And that’s just the beginning of the many improvements RIM made in designing this second generation Storm. The “Storm overhaul” was a direct result of user feedback and the end result is a powerful and attractive BlackBerry that offers an enormous screen, an excellent touch interface and the ability to render web pages in true form.


Featuring a 3.25 inch, 480 x 360 display, the Storm 2 renders everything from web pages to small icons with crisp accuracy. The Storm 2 has a 3.2MP camera with flash, auto focus, image stabilization and 2X digital zoom. You also get GPS, Wi-Fi, expandable memory, media player, and a host of preloaded apps to get the party started.


The Storm 2, like the iPhone, features an accelerometer which allows you to view in either portrait or landscape mode. This makes surfing the internet truly enjoyable, as both text and graphics are easy to see and are rendered almost exactly the way they are on your home computer.


While the Storm 2 is a genuine powerhouse, it is also an entertainment center and intimidating business tool. Adding the BlackBerry App Store will provide you with even more functionality.


If you are shopping for a BlackBerry Fan, the Storm 2 blends all the benefits of the powerful BlackBerry operating system with a touch interface to create a device that can play hard whether your at work, socializing, searching the internet or simply want to make a quality call.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 12, 2009
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
UMTS:
2100 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A, HSPA+
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System BlackBerry 5.0

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Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 2 GB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.01 W/kg
Body: 0.63 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1400 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 305 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 280 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.3 x 6.2 x 1.4 cm (4.5 x 2.4 x 0.6 in)
Weight 160 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 360 x 480 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Blackberry Connect
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/i
WiFi Encryption WPA
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA Pro, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): BlackBerry 9550, Oden

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