I have the Storm 2 for more than 1 month already. I have bought it because I moved recently to Spain and I needed a phone. My first option would have been the IPhone (i have one from back home, on roaming), but because here all the plans require a minimum of 2 years contract, I made the huge mistake of thinking the Storm 2 is similar.
All I can say is that the Blackberry's Storm 2 touch screen is completely UNUSABLE: it's impossible to write messages, emails, select applications etc. It's a disaster to try and scroll in the contact list for a number. The only thing I can do is answer the calls.
I even had it returned to Blackberry service here in Spain and they said the screen works perfectly!! I also wanted to write a complaint to Blackberry but of course they do not have on their support website a email for complaints. Probably they think their products are perfect!
This phone is like ages behind Apple's Iphone. I would not recommend it to anybody. And also it is my first and last Blackberry.