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BlackBerry Storm 9530

Posted on October 14, 2008
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The BlackBerry Storm is touted as the iPhone Killer, with its touch-screen navigation, multi-tasking features, and global adaptability.

In 2002, the BlackBerry smartphone was introduced.  Unlike other smartphones-and mobile phones pretending to be smartphones-the BalckBerry was the first of its kind to be optimized for wireless e-mail use.  This unique feature has made millions of people troop to the stores, especially those who prefer checking on their e-mail every now and then.

However, the recent years have become witness to the rising popularity of iPhone, a smartphone developed by Apple Computers.  But that does not mean BlackBerry will not go down without a fight.  Recently, they have introduced a new phone model aimed at competing with the iPhone:  the BlackBerry Storm.

The makers of BlackBerry Storm assures that users can have all the benefits they enjoy with iPhone plus even more.  For one, it also has touch screen navigation with the keyboard becoming visible on the screen.  However, BlackBerry takes it a step further by enabling users to type message both in portrait and landscape positions.  It is also touted as one of the most "global" smartphones ever made, as it is packed with major mobile phone standards like CDMA, EDGE, and HSPA.

Adapting to the demands of today’s smartphone users, the BlackBerry Storm’s 528-MHz processor enables users to multitask and prioritize without falling out of touch.  You can take phone calls, for instance, while sending and responding to e-mail or even browsing through the Internet.  You could also talk to this smartphone-using the speakerphone-all while navigating your GPS-based map, snapping a photo using its 3.2 megapixel camera, and even revising your Microsoft Office files.

Not only you can communicate with your contacts just by calling them or e-mailing them, the BlackBerry Storm also has advanced communication features like conference calling, instant messaging, SMS, MMS, and even access to social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace.

One stand-out feature that BlackBerry Storm has is its built-in Global Positioning System capabilities.  It is designed to work with BlackBerry Maps and other location-based software and helps you determine where you are and how to get to where you need to be.

And for those who would rather use their smartphones as their media player, the BlackBerry Storm allows you to watch video clips or listen to your favorite songs.  You could even sync your desktop iTunes music files as well as creating your personal juke box using the Roxio Media Manager.

The BlackBerry Storm is expected to be launched on Autumn 2008.  It will be available exclusively on Verizon in the United States, Telus in Canada, and Vodaphone in Europe, India, Australia, and New Zealand.

Image Source: BlackBerry.com

 
 

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