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BlackBerry Storm2 9520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and battery are overall positive. The value for money and screen also get good reviews. The build quality and reliability get mixed opinions. Many are negative about the features.

usability, screen, value for money, battery, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Storm2 9520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for BlackBerry Storm2 9520


alaTest has collected and analysed 58 user reviews of BlackBerry Storm2 9520 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

battery, usability, camera, portability, apps


60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Storm2 9520 BlackBerry Storm2 9520 BlackBerry 9520 Storm II 2 black Vodafone - unlocked

Consumer review by: review summary for BlackBerry Storm2 9520


alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of BlackBerry Storm2 9520 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

value for money, responsiveness, portability

reliability, build quality

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Original Travel Charger for BlackBerry Pearl 8220, Gemini 8520, Curve 8900, Storm2 9520, Storm 9530,Tour 9630, and Bold 9700BlackBerry Storm 2 9520 Unlocked Cell Phone, 3.2 MP Camera, GPS, MicroSD Slot (Black)

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BlackBerry Storm 2 9520


The Storm 2 is an improvement to the original device, but is it worth the price tag? Take a look.


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BlackBerry Storm2 9520 review: Back in Black... Berry


RIM are a company with style and simply hopping on the touchscreen bandwagon with another iPhone wannabe just wouldn't suit them. They certainly realized the importance of having a full-touch device in their portfolio but wanted a clear and legible...

The BlackBerry Storm 9500 was a truly intriguing device but never really managed to find its place in the new market it was built for. Too bold and unusual for the BlackBerry-loyals and yet too conservative for the rest of the world, it didn't quite...

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Review: Review of the BlackBerry Storm2 for Verizon


As the successor to RIM's first touchscreen phone, the Storm2 9550 hopes to provide users a new and improved messaging experience from its second generation device, including a new capacitive touchscreen, improved messaging support, and the new...

amazing phone, i don't care what people say. great processor, easy to navigate internet, love the facebook and texting on it. got one off of and will probably get another one. definately worth the purchase and am excited to see what...

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Review: BlackBerry Storm2 - what the BlackBerry Storm should have been


Earlier this week we wrote about the Storm2 coming to Verizon Wireless on October 28th. Well, today is October 28th and we've been playing with the handset since before the weekend and have detailed our initial thoughts below. If you're not familiar...

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BlackBerry Storm2 Review - Phone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review


When the original BlackBerry Storm came out a year ago, we had great hopes for RIM's first touch screen BlackBerry smartphone. But as with any radically new product, the Storm had its share of bugs (quite a few were fixed in ensuing software updates)...

Large display is easy on the eyes, SurePress much improved

Still no reason for the moving display

Take two of the Storm is the real deal: the touch screen works well, the phone has more memory, a new OS and is altogether stable and less buggy than the original Storm. The large screen is a rare treat for the mainly QWERTY BlackBerry line and it...

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BlackBerry Storm2 First Impressions Review


Less than 12 months have gone by since Verizon debuted the original, much-anticipated BlackBerry Storm. This was to be the ground-breaking, iPhone-killing hybrid boasting all the best qualities of a BlackBerry with a large touchscreen borrowed from...

It's not the phone that Verizon or RIM wants it to be. It's still clunky on the inside, and using it is not as intuitive as it should be. I find myself second guessing if I struck the right keys, and it almost seems as if the voice quality on...

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BlackBerry Storm2 9520 -


Departing from its usual QWERTY-based devices, Research in Motion launches its second touchscreen BlackBerry device, the BlackBerry Storm2.

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RIM BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone


To say RIM's first touch-screen smartphone -- the BlackBerry Storm 9500 -- was a disappointment would be putting it mildly. Despite really wanting to ...

Large display, portrait QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, much improved touch mechanism compared to original Storm, 3.5mm headphone jack

Haptic feedback can't be turned off, menu structure better suits a non-touch phone, keyboard will still be too cramped for some people

Though still far from perfect, BlackBerry's Storm2 improves greatly on its ill-fated predecessor. BlackBerry addicts still won't appreciate the cramped touch-screen keyboard and the interface could do with a facelift, but the large display, the...

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BlackBerry Storm2 9520


The BlackBerry Storm2 gets Wi-Fi and a new SurePress screen. Niall checks it out.

The handset runs the new BlackBerry OS v5.0, which includes a number of useful additions. One of the best of these is the updated cut and paste functionality. If you want to cut text, say from an email, and paste it into the web browser you now just...

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BlackBerry Storm 2 9520 Review


The BlackBerry Storm 2 boasts a much more responsive screen than its predecessor, the 9500, and also packs Wi-Fi.

If you own the original Storm and you like it but you want something a bit more refined then this is it. If you like the reassurance of a clickable screen, then this is the phone for you. But if you're looking for an iPhone-like experience in a...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:RIM
Operator:O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes