RIM's First Touch Device, the BlackBerry Storm, Emerges
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Oct 7, 2008, 11:00 PM by Eric M. Zeman
updated Oct 8, 2008, 8:43 AM
Today Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion announced the BlackBerry Storm, RIM's first touch-screen device. The Storm has dual-band CDMA radios for use on Verizon's EV-DO Rev. A 3G network in the U.S., as well as quad-band GSM/EDGE and HSPA 2100MHz for 3G coverage when roaming in Europe. It supports multiple Bluetooth profiles, including stereo playback, but it lacks Wi-Fi. The 3.26-inch display is touch sensitive and measures 480 x 360 pixels. The Storm has a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and auto-focus, and it will record video for MMS and at half-VGA resolutions. The BlackBerry OS has been optimized for the touch screen, and includes a full QWERTY software keyboard when used in landscape mode and a SureType keyboard when held in the portrait orientation. The entire screen itself is a large button, and provides tactile feedback as you type. It has both standard GPS and a-GPS, and will include BlackBerry Maps and supports turn-by-turn directions. The Storm has a 3.5mm headset jack and media player for music and video, it also has a full HTML browser. It has 1GB of on-board memory and comes with an 8GB memory card. The Storm also harnesses the power of standard BlackBerry productivity applications such as email, Microsoft Docs viewing and editing, and messaging features. It will be preloaded with a mobile Facebook application. The device is being launched in conjunction with Vodafone, and will be available in the U.S., Europe and Australia in November.
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STORM for tmobile?
I need help I hate my sidekick lx , i want something touch screen , something cool!
But tmobile doesnt have nothing new!
I really like this phone .. is there anyway we can connect it to tmobile?
Question for Verizon users?
I don't know how Skyfire got brought into the question? 🙄
BlackBerry in 2009 + More for Verizon Wireless.
Be looking for a new Nokia cell to come out around December of 08.
And a LG in Q4 (November-Feb.)
Also, a phone by Samsung like the Instinct. No idea when this is to come out, but may be called Samsung Ominia.
Also 2 HTC Phones.
The Diamond and Raphael. Also, i dont not know when these will come out.
A New Motorola PDA Called The Napoleon. And another Nokia. As well, i dont no when these will be out.
Storm is OVER
Get over yourself buddy and move on.
RIM...I guess you should give up. This guy says its way too late 🤣
Seriously, he thought early November
Why no WIFI?!?!
it's going to have stand alone gps without a data package but no wifi? just another scheme by rim & verizon to get ppl to sign up for their data packages.
i'm still gonna get an iphone soon instead of this. but if they change their mind and add wifi then i'm sold and im sure lots more ppl will be too.
Out network is more than stable enough to support and produce high speed data transfer.
AT&T from past experience needs Wi-fi, especially when de...
Good luck with AT&T and their inferior network...not sure why you are h...
Storm vs Dare
Dare-smaller screen, has stylus,less responsive touchscreen according to some. Consumer oriented and considered a "featurephone" not a "smartphone"
Damn This Phone Is The ****!
OOOOOO I WISH THIS WAS WITH TMOBILE!!!!!
Blackberry should do this
hey rich, get the storm page up and running asap!!!
Thanks for the info and the hands on!
Question About Video Recording