BlackBerry Storm 9500by Mohemmed Elarby Web Designer,seo,Marketing,
The BlackBerry Storm 9500 is RIMs first touchscreen BlackBerry device, incorporating many features found in the BlackBerry Bold 9000 along with an all-new display. Recommended Features
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Review on BlackBerry Storm 9500The BlackBerry Storm 9500 is RIMs first touchscreen BlackBerry device, incorporating many features found in the BlackBerry Bold 9000 along with an all-new display.
The touch-sensitive panel is clearly the most interesting thing on the BlackBerry Storm. Its a 3.25 480 x 360 pixel panel that apparently gives users the feeling of pressing down on a real key, which then lights up. Other companies (notably Motorola) do this using a technology called haptics, exactly how the 9500 improves on this is not clear.
BlackBerry devices are all about messaging, and yet theres no physical keyboard on the 9500. RIMs approach is to use an on-screen keyboard, but cleverly they have two distinct versions a SureType virtual keyboard (as found on the BlackBerry Pearl) is used in portrait (tall) mode, with a larger QWERTY keyboard for use in landscape (wide) mode. The Storm automatically switches between modes when rotated, so if you suddenly find that you need to do some more intensive typing than the SureType arrangement allows then its a hassle-free transition.
Although cosmetically similar to the user interface on the BlackBerry Bold, the Storms UI supports multi-touch, slides and taps in a way similar to the iPhone. No more messing around with tiny trackballs or jog wheels here, then. The clever looking web browser takes full advantage of these interface improvements.
The Storm 9500 also has a built-in GPS receiver and a navigation function. The GPS can also be used to automatically geotag photographs taken with the 9500s camera, which is a 3.2 megapixel unit with autofocus and flash.
Its hard to say if this is a business phone or a consumer device. For business users, the BlackBerry Storm 9500 does of course support BlackBerry push email, and it also comes with a document editor so that Microsoft Office files can be viewed and edited on the move. But on the flipside, the BlackBerry Storm also has a comprehensive multimedia player and a 3.5mm audio jack, so this is a capable music phone too.
This is a 3G device, the BlackBerry Storm 9500 has quad-band GSM and UMTS 2100 with support for HSDPA high-speed data. Theres also a US version, the BlackBerry Storm 9530 which runs on CDMA/EV-DO networks. Neither version of the BlackBerry Storm supports WiFi, which is a serious omission in our view.
Its quite a hefty device at 155 grams and 113 x 62 x 14mm in size. The large 1400 mAh battery can give up to 5.5 hours talktime and 15 day standby time on 3G, which is impressive. The overall design is smart but unexciting, with just four physical keys on the front underneath the large screen. Internal memory is 1GB, expandable by up to 16GB using microSD cards.
The BlackBerry Storm 9500 is exclusive to Vodafone at launch, and we dont know if any other carriers will take it in the future. Vodafone say that the Storm should be available in Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand from next month. In the US, the Storm 9530 is exclusive to Verizon Wireless (45% owned by Vodafone). Its clear that Vodafone have done well to acquire exclusive rights to the BlackBerry Storm, and perhaps it compensates in some way for not having a relationship with Apple to push the iPhone.
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