The scrolling is also inertial: you can swipe the screen, let go, and watch it roll to a stop.
There was no hiss, static, or other untoward background noise in either direction.
Reception was questionable; a nearby Black Berry Curve 8330 on Verizon hung onto EV-DO mode more tenaciously in rural areas.
It's capable of registering two presses at the same time, such as when holding Shift while pressing a letter key.
The final result: localized haptic feedback that feels natural.
But instead of a giant, hidden physical button, the Storm2 features four actuators, one under each corner.
Touch the screen and the actuators exert electrical charge on the glass.
Voice Quality, Messaging, and Web Browsing As a dual-band EV-DO Rev A (850/1900 MHz), quad-band EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), and single-band HSDPA (2100 MHz) device, the Storm2 is a true world phone that hits high speed data networks here and overseas.
It also works as a data modem with the appropriate Broadband Access Connect plan.
Calls through a Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth headset sounded fine, and the Storm2 includes visual voicemail and nuance voice control.
Battery life was good at 5 hours and 44 minutes of talk time, though that's an hour and a half off the pace of the original Storm.
It's heavier than the HTC Imagio, our current Editors' Choice, even though the Storm2 has a smaller screen and no mobile TV tuner or kickstand.