Research In Motion (RIM) has announced the launch of the new BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone for customers in South Africa. The new smartphone is now available from MTN and Vodacom countrywide.

The second generation of RIM's touch-screen smartphone, the BlackBerry Storm2 significantly improves the BlackBerry touch-screen platform with new technology and new features to let customers stay easily connected to the people, places and things that matter most.
Deon Liebenberg, regional director for sub-Sahara Africa at RIM, says: "We are excited to make the BlackBerry Storm2 available to customers in South Africa. This second generation smartphone dramatically enhances the touch-screen experience and gives customers a stylish and powerful tool, packed with exceptional media, communications and productivity applications for both business and personal use."
The BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone features include SurePress , based on an electronic system that provides the user with tactile feedback when the touch-screen is pressed. The new system responds equally to gentle pressure applied anywhere on the surface of the screen and makes clicking the display practically effortless. Typing on the smartphone's virtual keyboards is easier, more comfortable and more accurate. The new SurePress technology also allows the user to type a letter with one thumb even while their other thumb may still be touching or resting on another letter, enabling faster typing and multi-key actions such as Shift or Alt -key combinations.