Today RIM announced the future availability of the BlackBerry Storm
smartphone, the first BlackBerry to feature a touch screen. Also featuring
GSM/HSPA global roaming capability alongside the many benefits for which
BlackBerry devices are known, the Storm will soon be available from Bell.
Touch screens smartphones are hot. In fact, Frost & Sullivan recently
stated that, “Touch screens are the new camera phone or MP3 music and video
playing phone. It is the must have consumer feature at the moment.”
To put that touch screen to use, the BlackBerry Storm is equipped with a
large 3.25” screen capable of more than 65,000 colours, and a rich multimedia
experience. With a memory expandable up to 32GB (8GB Micro SD card included)
clients can store, manage and play all their favorite songs and videos right on
the device. The BlackBerry Storm’s full HTML browser also supports live
streaming, downloading and access to the most popular social networking
Plus, the BlackBerry Storm features a video ready 3.2 megapixel camera with
built in flash and autofocus. With a few taps on the touch screen, send images
back to the office or to a friend in an email, picture message or instant
message chat. Also included are pre-loaded photo uploader application for
posting pictures to the Web.
The Best of Both Worlds
The BlackBerry Storm smartphone is the latest in HSPA/GSM/EVDO devices from
Bell that gives jet-set users the freedom to roam globally and remain connected
to the people and documents they need. While in North America, users benefit
from the broadband like speeds of EVDO, the continent’s largest and fastest high
speed mobile data network. When outside North America and CDMA coverage the
BlackBerry Storm also supports global GSM roaming so travelers can continue to
enjoy the full BlackBerry experience in many countries across the globe
In addition to its global roaming feature, business clients with a BlackBerry
Storm will appreciate the freedom to revise and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and
PowerPoint files directly on the device. These BlackBerry firsts make mobile
work even more simple and reliable.
Business clients will also enjoy the ability to:
· Access Data quickly and
easily using EVDO, the largest and fastest mobile data network across North
· Take calls while sending
and responding to email or browsing the Internet.
· Maintain GPS-based
directions or maps on your display even while making or taking calls.
· Discuss and revise
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files stored on the device with co-workers
using the speakerphone.