RIM Cops to the BlackBerry Storm2
Today, RIM officially acknowledged the BlackBerry Storm2 and announced its forthcoming availability with Vodafone in seven European markets. The Storm2 runs BlackBerrry OS version 5.0, and has completely re-worked the SurePress technology used to interact with the phone. Rather than provide physical feedback via the clicking screen, the Storm2 now uses haptic feedback on its capacitive display to let users know that they've pressed buttons on the screen. The new SurePress software also allows for users to press a key while accidentally touching another. On-board storage has been upped from 1GB to 2GB, and it supports microSD cards up to 32GB. As with the original, it supports quad-band GSM/EDGE and 2100MHz HSDPA. The Vodafone press release makes no mention of CDMA network support, but the original Storm had both CDMA and GSM radios on board and was also sold by Vodafone and Verizon Wireless in the U.S. The Storm2 also has Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and video capture and Wi-Fi. The Wall Street Journal's Walter Mossberg recently reviewed the Verizon variant of the Storm2, and reports that it will be available in November for about $200.
TCL Reveals the BlackBerry KEYone Smartphone
TCL today announced the KEYone, a BlackBerry smartphone that combines a large screen, full QWERTY keyboard, and hardened Android software in an aluminum body. TCL first teased the phone at CES last month, but has now shared all the KEYone's details.
ZTE ZMax 2 Headed to GoPhone and TracFone
ZTE today announced the ZMax 2, a follow-up to its big-screened phone from early this year. The phone has a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen, which is smaller than the original's 5.7-inch screen.
BlackBerry Says CDMA Version of KEYone Now At Best Buy
BlackBerry Mobile today said the Verizon-ready, CDMA model of its KEYone smartphone is available at Best Buy stores. The phone is sold unlocked with support for Verizon's 3G and 4G networks.
BlackBerry Motion Eschews the Keyboard, Packs Huge Battery
TCL today announced the BlackBerry Motion, a follow-up to the KEYone that drops the keyboard in favor of a larger touch screen. The Motion boasts a 5.5-inch full HD screen that's covered in a nano-diamond coating to prevent scratches.
LG Terra, Flip World Phone, Lands On Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Terra to its lineup of basic feature phones. The Terra is a flip phone that runs a simple operating system with features such as text-to-speech for listening to text messages and photo ID for identifying incoming calls.
Would a T-Mobile sim work in this phone?
According to BlackBerry's Website...
This shows that there is CDMA 800/1900 support on the BlackBerry Storm 2.
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