It’s all about the BlackBerry Storm 2. We thought the Tour would be the next big BlackBerry release, and it still might be. However, it looks like the Storm 2 will hit shelves at about the same time, giving Verizon a 1-2 BlackBerry punch unmatched by any other carrier. So click on over here to hear the BBGeekcast (12 min, 7 sec) And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you won’t miss future episodes!
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The Storm 2 news came in slowly, but snowballed all week. We found out first that Verizon employees were required to complete training on the device by the end of this month. At the same time we confirmed what we had all guessed: Wi-Fi will be included, as it will be on all future Verizon Blackberrys. The rumors ranged from a June release to a late July one. I’m apt to believe the latter. It’s still hard to believe that the Storm 2 is coming out so close to its predecessor. Also, RIM has abandoned the SurePress interface, which was so highly touted for the original Storm. In its stead is a more traditional touch screen.