RIM's second touch screen BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry Storm2, will land down under this week on the Vodafone and 3 networks.
A replacement for the ill-received original BlackBerry Storm 9500, the BlackBerry Storm2 boasts improved software, an upgraded display and an improved user experience.
The BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone is HSDPA-capable and includes built-in GPS. It also comes with Wi-Fi, which was a puzzling omission on the original Storm, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD card slot for extra storage and a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash. The Storm2 runs the latest version of the BlackBerry operating system, 5.0.
The BlackBerry Storm2 will be available on Vodafone and 3's new $69 cap, one of the many new caps unveiled yesterday by VHA. Vodafone's cap includes unlimited Vodafone-to-Vodafone calls, $450 worth of calls and messages and 500MB of data and unlimited BlackBerry Email and Internet. 3's $69 cap offers unlimited 3-to-3 calls, $450 worth of calls and text, 100MB of data and unlimited BlackBerry e-mail and Internet.
RIM will be taking us through the Storm2 today, but in the meantime you can check out our full review of the BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone.