RIM confirms BlackBerry Storm 2 in the works


Earlier today, RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie revealed that Research in Motion is already working on a successor for the BlackBerry Storm. Balsillie disclosed no details about the upcoming device.

RIM views the BlackBerry Storm as a “huge success in terms of sales and adoption.” It has been widely perceived as the company’s answer to the iPhone but it has not met with the same success.

The new device will help RIM continue to extend its reach into the consumer market. While the BlackBerry may still be viewed as more of a corporate device, RIM now has more consumer than corporate subscribers. Balsillie also views the consumer market as being “very large and untapped” as many customers make the switch from simpler mobile phones to smartphones.

Recent rumours suggest that the BlackBerry Storm 2 will come with Wi-Fi, a 5GB camera, and much improved screen and typing technologies (TruePress?). It could launch as early as the end of 2009 or early 2010.

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