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BlackBerry Storm: RIM’s First Touch Device

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Rim and Verizon Wireless have just announced RIM’s first touch-screen device, the BlackBerry Storm. The phone is equipped with dual-band CDMA radios for use on Verizon’s EV-DO Rev, 3G network in the U.S., and quad-band GSM/EDGE and HSPA 2100MHz for 3G coverage when roaming in Europe.

The BlackBerry Storm also comes with multiple Bluetooth profiles support, stereo playback, a 3.26-inch touch sensitive display, that measures 480 x 360 pixels. The phone is also equipped with a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and auto-focus, and it includes includes a full QWERTY keyboard-when used in landscape mode-and a SureType keyboard-when held in the portrait orientation. It also has standard GPS and a-GPS, and it will come with BlackBerry Maps.

The BlackBerry Storm also has a 3.5mm headset jac, media player for music and video, full HTML browser, 1GB of on-board memory and supports microSD cards up to 8GB. It comes with other applications too, like E-Mail, Microsoft Docs viewing and editing, and messaging features.

The BlackBerry Storm will be launched in collaboration with Vodafone and it will be available in the U.S., Europe and Australia, starting with November. 😉