The Blackberry Storm Reviewed
The world’s first touchscreen BlackBerry, the Storm is already kicking up a proverbial storm. Dubbed a “revolutionary smartphone”, this member of the BlackBerry family comes chock full of an impressive set of multimedia capabilities, plus global connectivity.
Packaged to satisfy the needs of both the consumer and business customer, the stylish Storm is part of the BlackBerry 9500 series of phones. The Storm features a touchscreen which reacts physically like a button via SurePress, a Research In Motions (RIM) patented technology of providing hap tic feedback.
The BlackBerry Storm is said to have “very high consumer adoption”. According to Mark Guibert, vice president of corporate marketing at RIM, “Consumers and business customers alike will appreciate the BlackBerry Storm smartphone for its exceptional communications and multimedia features, as well its innovative ‘clickable’ touchscreen which solves long-standing challenges associated with typing on traditional touch-screens”.
Camera (3.2 MP), Built-in GPS, Media Player
Video Recording, BlackBerry Maps, Wireless Email, Organizers, Browser
3.2 MP camera with auto flash, auto focus, 2x digital zoom
Depending on the amount of built-in memory available for use, a third party microSD card may need to be properly inserted into the BlackBerry smartphone to enable the video recording feature
Battery & Battery Life
Standby Time: 15 days (356 hours)
Talk Time: 6 hours
14 mAhr removable/rechargeable cryptographic lithium cell
GPS & BlackBerry Maps
Stand-alone and assisted GPS
Preloaded with BlackBerry Maps
Data Input & Navigation
SurePress touch screen
On screen keyboard: portrait SureType and Multi-tap, QWERTY landscape
* Dedicated keys: Send, End, Menu, Return
Voice Input & Output
3.5mm stereo headset capable
Built-in speaker phone
Bluetooth v2.0 enabled; mono/stereo headset, handsfree
Video format support: MPEG4 Part 2
Simple Profile, H.264, WMV
Audio format support: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMA ProPlus
* Bluetooth v2.0; mono/stereo headset, handsfree, phone book access profile, and serial port profile supported
Password protection and screen lock
Submitted by Jason J., Bakersfield, CA.