Looks like Mr. Mossberg from the venerable Wall Street Journal may have broken the news on the Storm 2 earlier than expected.
Even though RIM and Verizon have not officially announced the phone, Mossberg’s review confirms what many have been saying all along- that the Storm 2 will have a supremely improved touchscreen (although that’s not a high bar considering the relative clunkiness of the original screen) with electronic vs mechanical feedback and -at last- WiFi!
Mossberg echos my own personal sentiments regarding the BlackBerry interface and browser- it felt outdated 5 years ago and, when compared to the browsing experience of the G1 and the iPhone, it lacks panache, polish, and functionality- with the third criteria being essential for a business device.
Mossberg reports the unit will be priced “at around $200)
(via Engadget here: http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/14/walt-mossberg-leaks-the-blackberry-storm-2/)
Edit: image changed- thanks for the comment!