Research In Motion (RIM) will debut an upgraded BlackBerry Storm in September, SlashGear is reporting. According to “a source very close to the issue,” the Storm 2 will support Wi-Fi-a significant omission in the first-generation Storm, which debuted last fall on Verizon Wireless.
The report offers few Storm 2 details, but it’s likely that RIM will upgrade the Storm’s much-maligned SurePress click screen, which many reviewers reported was sluggish and awkward to use. Since the Storm is RIM’s answer to the iPhone, a mediocre interface would likely be the first issue to address.
Recent rumors say the Storm 2 will also include a 5-megapixel camera, an upgraded display, and a screen keyboard that’s easier to type on. A slide-out keyboard? Probably not. If Blackberry fans want a physical keyboard, they already have plenty of worthy options, including the Curve and the Pearl.