The Canadian BlackBerry maker Research In Motion cancelled the Storm 2 9570 as an alleged refresh for the BlackBerry Storm 2 9550, according to BBLeaks report. The decision is said to be due to the major carrier’s desire for a 3G/4G device. The report also suggested that Verizon no longer intended on carrying the 9570 is said to have played a major role into the decision.
According to BBleaks insider:
“Thank you for your hard work and diligence in preparing your application to support the upcoming hardware refresh of the BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone (model number 9570, codename R027). Regrettably, RIM has decided not to pursue this device further and has ended the program.
However, rest assured that you will have the opportunity to leverage the work you’ve put in thus far in preparing for the new OS, as BlackBerry 6 will be making its way to more Verizon products in the near future, including the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the BlackBerry Curve 9330.”
Couple of weeks ago rumors surfaced that RIM is developing a revamp version of its Storm 2. as expected the BlackBerry 9570 is quite similar to the Storm2, and bit similarity with Curve 9300 and Bold 9780.. The refresh version is geared with 512MB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera, and BlackBerry OS 6.