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BlackBerry Storm launches at Bell Mobility - BlackBerry Storm launches at Bell Mobility
Wed, December 10 2008 | 5:57PM | PermaLink Feedback?
Bell today launched its BlackBerry Storm smartphone, the first from RIMM to feature a touch-screen. The BlackBerry Storm is available today at select Bell Mobility stores in the Greater Toronto Area and will be widely available tomorrow at stores nationally. The phone delivers a couple innovative new features in addition to wireless email capabilities, premium phone features and multimedia, full HTML Internet access and support for a wide range of mobile data applications.

The Storm smartphone's stunning 3.25" display with high definition-like picture quality features the unique SurePress technology that depresses ever so slightly when pressed, giving customers tactile feedback and making navigation and typing more precise. It also automatically adjusts to offer portrait and landscape views, along with a rich multimedia experience that includes a full HTML browser, expandable memory up to 16GB (8GB micro SDHC card is included), and a video-capable 3.2 megapixel camera with built-in flash, autofocus and a photo uploader that makes posting pics to Flickr a snap.

The BlackBerry Storm is available at select Bell Mobility stores in the Greater Toronto Area and online at for as low as $249.95 on a three-year contract with a minimum $45 per month voice and data plan.

“Smartphones just got better at Bell as earlier today we sold our first BlackBerry Storm. Bell is offering an unbeatable 3G BlackBerry line up with the addition of the BlackBerry Storm. The BlackBerry Storm delivers a robust combination of multimedia capabilities, improved business tools and international roaming capability – all supported on the proven and trusted BlackBerry platform, and all available with a few simple taps of the screen,” said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility and Chief Brand Officer for Bell.

Bell mobile data services

Bell makes the BlackBerry Storm an even more powerful multimedia smartphone with a rich TV, video and radio experience. Bell Live TV and video provides full episodes and highlights with exclusive content from HBO, CTV and many others. With over 90 commercial free radio stations, including exclusive content from Sirius Satellite Radio, the Bell Media Player provides access to popular radio stations in various genres including Pop, Urban and Comedy.

The BlackBerry Storm supports personal and corporate e-mail, text (SMS) and instant (IM) messaging and easy access to popular social networking sites. Other features include:

BlackBerry® Internet Service, BlackBerry® Professional Software and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support
The ability to edit Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly on the handset Built-in GPS that supports location-based applications and services The best of both worlds

The BlackBerry Storm smartphone is the latest in dual mode HSPA/EVDO devices from Bell that offers users the best of both 3G worlds. In North America, customers benefit from the EVDO network, the continent’s largest and fastest high speed mobile data network. When travelling internationally, users can take advantage of the BlackBerry Storm smartphone’s global GSM and HSPA roaming capability.

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services, wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology (ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services, please visit For corporate information on BCE, please visit

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