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Touch Screen BlackBerry Storm - FIRST LOOK  - Touch Screen BlackBerry Storm - FIRST LOOK
Wed, October 08 2008 | 8:56PM | PermaLink Feedback?

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 sites.

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

Business Ready

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 America.

·         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.

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