1. haadah's Avatar
    Hello fellow CrackBerry addicts!
    Following the post about the coming Storm 2, I began thinking of what I liked about the Storm and what possible upgrades RIM should consider when making the Storm 2. Surprisingly enough I found that the Storm met all my requirements, and I don’t feel that RIM should begin to imitate other companies in overstuffing there handheld devices just so they can put some fancy nonsense on the product sheet. The only thing I have been missing in the Storm is the ability to disable the SurePress and use the touch screen as a “normal” touch screen – only because my typing speed, compared to before when I used a QWERTY BB device, has been cut in half :-\
    I tried seeing the Storm 2 development from an engineer’s perspective and see what is possible, with the current technology, and what is reasonable to fit in a new handheld device anno 2009/2010 – I came up with the following list of technical specifications, that matches the Storm on some points and differs on others.

    Dimmensions(wxhxd): 56 x 105 x 11.8 (125.5 g)

    Processor Speed: 624MHz

    RAM: 256 MB

    Sensors: Accelerometer

    OS: BB OS 5.0

    Resolution: 640x360px
    Transmissive OLED
    16M colours
    3.2" (diagonally measured)

    3.2 MP
    Auto flash
    Auto focus
    2x digital zoom
    Video recording

    1500 mAh removable/rechargeable cryptographic lithium cell

    Stand-alone and assisted GPS
    Preloaded with BlackBerry Maps

    Data Input & Navigation:
    Capacitive touch screen
    On screen keyboard: portrait SureType and Multi-tap, QWERTY landscape
    Dedicated keys: Send, End, Menu, Return

    Voice Input & Output:
    3.5mm stereo headset capable
    Integrated earpiece/microphone
    Built-in speakerphone
    Bluetooth v2.0 enabled; mono/stereo headset, handsfree

    Media Player:
    Video format support: MPEG4 H.263, MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.264, WMV
    Audio format support: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMA ProPlus

    Ringtones & Notifications
    Polyphonic/MIDI ringtones
    MP3 ringtones
    Vibrate mode
    LED indicator

    Device Security:
    Password protection and screen lock
    Sleep mode
    Support for AES or Triple DES encryption when integrated with BlackBerry Enterprise Server
    FIPS 140-2 Compliant (FIPS Validation in Progress)
    Optional support for S/MIME

    4/8 GB onboard memory
    Expandable memory – support for microSD™ card

    Wireless Connections:
    UMTS/HSPA: 2100/1900/900 MHz
    GSM: 1900/1800/900/850 MHz
    Europe/Asia Pacific: 1800MHz GSM/GPRS networks
    Europe/Asia Pacific: 900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
    North America: 850 MHz GSM/GPRS networks
    North America: 1900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
    Dual-Band: 800/1900 MHz CDMA/Ev-DO networks
    EDGE networks
    HSDPA networks

    As you can see the specs. are very similar with those of the Storm – only notable difference is the screen, the wireless connections and the size, all else is only minor adjustments to the current Storm. The list of wireless network bands are because Europe and US operators don’t use the same technology and therefore the Storm 2, as with Storm, should be produced in two different editions – one for US and one for Europe, possibly one US and another World edition (hint hint ).
    I’ve made a quick rendering/sketch of the phone as I would like it( the quality is very poor because I’m currently on my laptop but I will make better ones once I get the time and make it to my desktop). The images look a bit miscoloured, I don't know why though cause they look just fine when i open them locally...

    Images at : img19 (dot) imageshack (dot) us/gal.php?g=81075195.png
    Last edited by haadah; 05-07-09 at 07:10 AM. Reason: Adjusted spacing
    05-07-09 07:09 AM