Although we weren’t massive fans of the BlackBerry Storm when it arrived in our office, we’re still pretty excited about this rumour. Sources suggest that RIM will be releasing a second iteration of the touchscreen BlackBerry in September this year.
One of the biggest failings of the original Storm, aside from the horrible touchscreen, was that it didn’t support Wi-Fi. The new version apparently will, which will make BlackBerry fans happy. If you ask me, though, they’ve got a long way to go before they can reach the user experience delights of Nokia or Apple phones or the G1.
UPDATE: Initial rumours have been confirmed and the Storm will be out either latish 2009 or early 2010. It won’t be a Vodafone exclusive launch like last time, it’ll have an improved touch input method and there’s a very good chance that other BlackBerry launches will be slowed down until the Storm 2 is done. (via BGR)