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BlackBerry Storm2 9550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1003 reviews of BlackBerry Storm2 9550. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the price and portability. The screen and performance also get good views. There are some negative opinions about the apps and reception.

usability, performance, screen, portability, price

battery, reliability, reception, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Storm2 9550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for BlackBerry Storm2 9550


alaTest has collected and analyzed 700 user reviews of BlackBerry Storm2 9550 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Opinions about the screen and price are generally positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback, whereas the apps and connectivity get negative opinions.

usability, performance, portability, price, screen

reliability, connectivity, apps

62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for BlackBerry Storm2 9550


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of BlackBerry Storm2 9550 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

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Blackberry Storm 2


Blackberry's revitalised Storm 2 isn't the product we'd like it to be. It manages to do some things well, but there's a lot not right here

Premium feel ; great email service ; easy and intuitive to use ; App World is growing

Video performance is poor ; audio and web browsing could be better ; SurePress’ control system is unconvinving

Lacks punch with music Aside from the touch-and-push control system, the BlackBerry OS 5.0 interface proves largely enjoyable. Although the screen is less visually impressive than that of rivals, it's fast to navigate.

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

BlackBerry Storm 2 9550


When RIM launched the BlackBerry Storm in 2008 it was greeted with a mixed reception. Some loved it, others (like Stephen Fry) hated it. So can the second attempt fix the problems and give BlackBerry users a viable touchscreen experience? We've been...

Email service, screen quality

The SurePress screen is stiff, no multi-touch, OS looking stale, browser

The BlackBerry Storm 2 is a vast improvement on the Storm. It's a better hardware design and better software build that gives you a better experience all around.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

BlackBerry Storm mobile phone


RIM has finally embraced the touchscreen, but can a handset maker who has always firmly believed in the QWERTY keyboard crack the technology? We get touchy feely to find out. Bigger than we expected, the Storm is a faction thicker than the iPhone (like...

Screen, interface, features

No Wi-Fi, battery will only last you a day, click screen will take a few moments to get used to

Has Research In Motion cracked the touchscreen? It seems they have. While the iPhone still offers plenty to the consumer, the lack of a number of key features such as MMS, video, a 2-megapixel camera, no Bluetooth data, no camera flash, no desktop...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Katie Scott (

BlackBerry Storm - First Look


Want a touchscreen interface that promises a decent email experience? That's what RIM want to achieve with the launch of the Storm, but have they created that Mecca? Pocket-lint managed to get hands on with the new smartphone ahead of the global...

The new "Click through" touchscreen technology

No Wi-Fi (but we're kind of clutching at straws!)

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (

BlackBerry Storm 2 review


Can it fix the failings of the original Storm?

Solid OS with a good number of features ; Responsive touchscreen ; Easy to use media player ; Superbly intuitive texting

Poor internet browser ; Annoying SurePress touchscreen ; Poor build quality in the battery cover

A smartphone that initially unimpresses but quickly comes to the user willing to put in a couple of hours effort. A far cry from the horror of the first Storm and hopefully the sign of good touchscreen phones to come from RIM

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (

RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 review


The BlackBerry Storm 2 is the Storm that we wish RIM had released last year - the device's build, the on-screen keyboard, and the software are miles beyond the first generation. Even so, pressing to type still takes some getting used to.

The BlackBerry Storm2 is definitely an upgrade from the first Storm in design and usability. And while the keyboard handles better, we still can't really get the hang of it. Before you decide to purchase the BlackBerry Storm2, try it out. If you...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (

BlackBerry Storm (Verizon Wireless) review


Editors' note: We have updated the review since its last publish date to include changes to features and performance after installing the BlackBerry OS version released by Verizon Wireless on May 31, 2009.

The RIM BlackBerry Storm features an innovative touch screen that provides tactile feedback to confirm your selection. The Storm offers dual-mode functionality for world-roaming capabilities as well as EV-DO Rev. A and UMTS/HSDPA support. Other...

The Storm's SurePress touch-screen takes some acclimation and the onscreen keyboard is a bit cramped. The smartphone can still be sluggish even after the firmware update. Speakerphone quality was a bit choppy

The RIM BlackBerry Storm may blow in a frenzy for Verizon Wireless subscribers wanting a touch screen similar to the Apple iPhone. However, there are bugs and performance issues that prevent the Storm from delivering its full potential.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (

RIM BlackBerry Storm2


The Storm2 fixes the faults of its predecessor, most notably by the inclusion of next-gen SurePress touch-screen technology and Wi-Fi.

Next-gen SurePress makes typing bearable, excellent emailing capabilities and setup, good Facebook integration.

Can be slow at times, UI cold and boring, camera only so-so.

Feb, 2010

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BlackBerry Storm2 9550 review


Know Your Cell reviews the BlackBerry Storm2 9550 - can the new touchscreen smartphone make up for the very stormy reception that greeted its predecessor?

SurePress technology ; Advance OS ; Flushed 3.5mm jack ; Predictive text

microSD still hidden ; Camera still average ; Vodafone lock-in

All in all, the Storm2 mightily impresses us. It’s leaps and bounds ahead of its younger sibling, meaning the only trade off is whether or not you’re willing to sign up to exclusive provider Vodafone.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Joe Minihane (

BlackBerry Storm 2 review


UPDATE: We've had word from BlackBerry that models of the Storm 2 on sale are slightly different to the version we reviewed. We've taken a look at a second handset, and the in-screen buttons are indeed easier to press than our review model, while the...

Wi-Fi on board at last, SurePress screen has been given a tweak

Crashes cause major issues

Better than the original, but the BlackBerry Storm 2 isn't quite the hottest smartphone going

Nov, 2009