This is the phone that the first Storm should have been. SurePress is better, the device has WiFi, and the OS is less buggy. That said, unless you're absolutely wedded to the idea of a full-touch BlackBerry, I have no idea why you'd want this phone.
Honestly, it just feels like it's trying to be something it's not - BlackBerry OS is passable in a hardcore business device thanks to solid messaging performance that really sings in concert with a great physical keyboard. But on a full touchscreen, the OS looks outdated and feels kind of awkward, and the SurePress system - while infinitely more usable than the first version - just makes me want a Bold's keyboard.
So I asked Aaron, our BlackBerry Guy. This is what he said:
"While I agree that the Storm2 is what the original Storm should have been, the Storm2 offers notable improvements over its predecessor. Like viewing e-mails, websites, and social networking apps on a large 3.3-inch touchscreen? Prefer to have a device that multitasks? How about push e-mail for your organization (or for personal use)? How about Wi-Fi connectivity? Then the Storm2 is for you."
I hear you, Aaron. For me, a BlackBerry worth having is a BlackBerry with a luscious hard QWERTY board. But I hear ya ;-)