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The RIM Blackberry Storm 2 (or 9520) has come on leaps and bounds since its highly criticised predecessor (more a heavy shower than a Storm). The dimensions are identical: 112.5 x 62.2 x 14 mm, but No2 weighs slightly heavier at 160g and the device is altogether more streamlined with touch-sensitive keys beneath the brilliant 3.25-inch 360 x 480 display. An accelerometer ensures automatic switching between portrait and landscape as you turn the device.

RIM offers a new system based on four piezo-electric buttons beneath the touchscreen for excellent response compared with its old SurePress system. The Storm 2 is a quad-band device with HSDPA for fast internet connectivity, Wi-fi for hotspot/WLAN working and Bluetooth for short-range wireless data transfer.

There is a 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus and electronic image stabilisation. The music and video player supports all popular formats and delivers excellent quality - a standard 3.5 mm jack means you can use your own headset or, via A2DP support, a wireless headset.

Among the generally excellent messaging capabilities, the Storm 2 is a great device for heavy emailers – the BlackBerry email service gathers up email from your accounts and deposits it neatly to the phone and the typing experience is slick.

With around 2Gbytes’ internal memory and a microSD slot for up to 16GB, the Storm 2 is well provisioned. Battery life is rated at an optimistic 5.5 hours’ talk time or 12 days on standby from a full charge.


Specifications

Weight: 160g
Battery time: 0 mAh
Bluetooth Organiser Video player

2G
3.5 mm Audio jack
3G or UMTS
Autofocus
Bluetooth
Calculator
Calendar
Camera
Document viewer
EDGE for high speed data access
Email
Flash
Full keyboard
Game
GPRS
GPS navigation
Image stabilizer
Instant messaging
Internet
Java compatible
Memory expandable via MicroSD card
Micro USB
MP3 Player
MP3 Ringtone
MP4
Multimedia Service MMS
Office applications
Organiser
Quadband
SMS - text messages
Solid Bar
Stereo speakers
T9 Predictive Text
To do list
Touch sensitive
Vibra alert
Video player
Video recorder
Voice memo
Wi-Fi