BlackBerry Storm 2Stephen Fry‘s damning 140 character review of the original BlackBerry Storm sealed its fate, but the actor turned tech critic has just been playing with the BlackBerry Storm 2, and the verdict is in: mark two is “impressive”.

Stephen Fry has just let his horde of disciples on Twitter know what he thinks of the BlackBerry Storm 2, and his short and sweet report is glowing: “Had a play with the new BlackBerry Storm 2 and confess myself v v v impressed.”

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Late last year, Fry panned the original BlackBerry Storm, calling it “shockingly bad” and laying into the touchscreen push email phone’s lag and troubled first generation SurePress display. Fry’s verdict on the BlackBerry Storm 2 chimes with our own findings from our first impressions earlier this month: it corrects a lot of the flaw with the original, including the absence of Wi-Fi, and improved typing.

So, has the devoted Apple fan changed his tune for good on the BlackBerry Storm line? And is he on the money? Stay tuned for our full BlackBerry Storm 2 review to find out.

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