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RIM CEO: We're Already Working on Sequel to Storm

BlackBerry will continue to provide touch-screen BlackBerrys, and the company is already working on a sequel to the BlackBerry Storm, according to co-CEO Jim Balsillie.

During a presentation with investors, Balsillie said the Storm has had strong sales, and that a "next-generation" device was already being worked on. RIM's executive did not elaborate on how the "Storm 2" would improve upon the first device, but reports suggest it will add Wi-Fi and have a new input method.

The touch-screen Storm was released last year on Verizon Wireless and was seen as RIM's response to Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s popular iPhone 3G. RIM wanted the Storm to have the same messaging strength its BlackBerrys are known for, and it implemented a screen-suspension system known as SurePress. This means users have to physically push the screen down to select an icon or input text.

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– Marin Perez, InformationWeek

menexis 12/5/2012 | 4:05:17 PM
re: RIM CEO: We're Already Working on Sequel to Storm Well I can't wait for the sequel.
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