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RIM introduces BlackBerry Storm through Verizon Wireless and Vodafone (with video)
Posted on 8-Oct-2008 18:38 | Tags Filed under: News




Verizon Wireless, Vodafone Group and Research In Motion (RIM) have announcd the BlackBerry Storm will be available later this fall, exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers in the U.S. and Vodafone customers in Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand.

The BlackBerry Storm smartphone combines the communications features, global connectivity and personal productivity advantages of the BlackBerry platform with a new touch-screen technology that enhances the touch interface and enables easy and precise typing.

This new touch-screen technology actually depresses ever so slightly when the screen is pressed. The user distinctly feels the screen being pressed and released with a gentle “click,” similar to the feeling of a key on a physical keyboard or a button on a mouse. The “clickable” touch-screen gives the user positive confirmation that they have made a selection and the result is a dramatically enhanced touch interface and a highly-intuitive typing experience, says RIM.

It also features a built-in accelerometer, allowing its touch-screen to automatically switch between landscape mode and portrait mode as the user rotates the handset – RIM’s SureType keyboard layout is available in portrait mode and a full QWERTY keyboard layout is available in landscape mode.

The world's first “clickable” touch-screen responds much like a physical keyboard and also supports single-touch, multi-touch and gestures for intuitive and efficient application navigation.

Customers can get BlackBerry Internet Service, BlackBerry Unite!, BlackBerry Professional Software and BlackBerry Enterprise Server support, in addition to preloaded DataViz Documents to Go.

A 3.2 megapixel camera with variable zoom and auto focus, plus built-in GPS complement the multimedia capabilities of this new device.

Data is stored on the device's 1 GB of onboard memory storage and a microSD/SDHD memory card slot that supports up to 16 GB of additional storage is available for memory expansion.

The BlackBerry Storm is a top-of-the-line 3G mobile phone with premium features and global connectivity. In the U.S., the BlackBerry Storm 9530 gives Verizon Wireless customers 3G EV-DO Rev. A/CDMA technology – and (2100Mhz) UMTS/HSPA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM for global use. The BlackBerry Storm 9500 from Vodafone supports (2100Mhz) UMTS/HSPA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks.

In the U.S., Verizon Wireless customers will be able to connect to Verizon Wireless’ high-speed 3G CDMA EV-DO Rev. A network. In Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand, Vodafone will support customers with its high-speed 3G HSDPA mobile broadband networks.









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