BlackBerry Storm 2 blows to Vodafone

Wi-Fi is finally en route to the BlackBerry Storm, following Vodafone’s confirmation that the Storm 2 will hit in its stores later this month.

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Details of the Storm 2 — aka the BlackBerry 9520 – have been floating around for months. But the handset’s manufacturer, Research in Motion, and Vodafone today confirmed to Register Hardware that the smartphone will be available to buy from 26 October.

A 9520 pre-order page will also appear on the network operator’s UK website later today, a Vodafone spokesman promised.

The major difference — or should we say advantage? — between the two models is that while the first-generation Storm, released in the UK during November 2008, didn’t support Wi-Fi — the Storm 2 supports 802.11b/g.

Although the Storm 2 features the same 3.2in, 360 x 480 display and 3.2Mp camera .

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