Vodafone To Launch Blackberry Storm 2 Smartphone

Two pictures of RIM's Blackberry Storm 2 smartphone have appeared on the web and prove without any doubt that it will be available in Europe on Vodafone.

The pictures, captured by German site benezblog, also show that the phone - which is also known as the 9520 - will come with WiFI, a feature that was sorely missing from the first version.

Few details about the phone have already been leaked online. The phone will likely be released in Europe in October 2009 roughly at the same time that the device will be available on Verizon in the US.

It is thinner than the first Storm, it will keep the same 3.2-megapixel camera and will feature the latest version of RIM's ClickThrough system - the SurePress chapter is closed.

Observers will also notice that the four main keys on the front of the phone are now touch sensitive rather than mechanical and the Storm 2 will keep the same 3.2-inch screen capable of showing 480x360 pixels. It has also been confirmed that it will be running OS 5.0, otherwise known as Odin.

Back in June 2009, Ev, a moderator on Vodafone Ireland, did announce that the network would be stocking the Blackberry Storm 2, the Palm Pre as well as the Nokia N97 Mini.