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