BlackBerry storm 2

BlackBerry Storm 2

Succeeding 2008's kick-ass Storm 9500

The original BlackBerry Storm debuted to some glowing reviews when it was first released back in November of last year, with some hailing it as an 'iPhone killer'.

That is until for Stephen Fry came along to lay the smackdown on the device, calling it "embarrassingly awful" via Twitter.

BlackBerry Storm 2 will undoubtedly have more touchscreen capabilities than its predecessor, with RIM lopping off real buttons at the bottom of the original phone in favour of integrating them into the screen

Our expert says: "The BlackBerry Storm was a brave effort from RIM, and the click-screen idea was innovative, if not poorly executed.

"We've no word on how the Storm 2 will work with a touchscreen, but the SurePress system is apparently being retained. All we can hope for is that the screen is a little more responsive and accurate, and Wi-Fi (the absence of which was a massive faux pas in the first effort) makes a welcome return."