RIM finally officially announces Storm and releases specs

RIM finally officially announces Storm and releases specs
RIM has finally officially announced its first ever touchscreen phone, Blackberry Storm, and released its list of specs. 

As expected, the device will be ranged exclusively by Vodafone and will be out in November.

The device’s main stand out feature is the ‘clickable’ touchscreen, which depresses slightly when the user touches it, designed to give the sensation of hitting a key on a keyboard or a button on a mouse. 

According to RIM, the Storm's touchscreen user interface supports single-touch, multi-touch and gestures - which appears to mean iPhone style navigation with swipes and strokes of the screen. 

Other features include a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash, 1GB of on board memory, 3G connectivity, built in GPS for sat nav and geo-tagging photos and a 3.5mm headset jack.

The Storm also comes pre-loaded with DataViz Documents to Go software, so users can edit Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel documents on the go.

The Storm features an accelerometer which means the screen view switches between landscape and portrait as the user rotates the handset. RIM's SureType keyboard is available in portrait mode, while a full QWERTY keyboard is available in landscape.

Mike Lazaridis, president and co-chief executive officer at RIM, said: ‘We are proud to introduce the first touch-screen based BlackBerry smartphone together with Verizon Wireless and Vodafone.

‘The BlackBerry Storm is a revolutionary touch-screen smartphone that meets both the communications and multimedia needs of customers and solves the longstanding problem associated with typing on traditional touch-screens.’RIM has finally officially announced its first ever touchscreen phone, Blackberry Storm, and released its list of specs.

As expected, the device will be ranged exclusively by Vodafone and will be out late October.

The device’s main stand out feature is the ‘clickable’ touchscreen, which depresses slightly when the user touches it, designed to give the sensation of hitting a key on a keyboard or a button on a mouse.

According to RIM, the Storm's touchscreen user interface supports single-touch, multi-touch and gestures - which appears to mean iPhone style navigation with swipes and strokes of the screen.

Other features include a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash, 1GB of on board memory, 3G connectivity, built in GPS for sat nav and geo-tagging photos and a 3.5mm headset jack.

The Storm also comes pre-loaded with DataViz Documents to Go software, so users can edit Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel documents on the go.

The Storm features an accelerometer which means the screen view switches between landscape and portrait as the user rotates the handset. RIM's SureType keyboard is available in portrait mode, while a full QWERTY keyboard is available in landscape.

Mike Lazaridis, president and co-chief executive officer at RIM, said: ‘We are proud to introduce the first touch-screen based BlackBerry smartphone together with Verizon Wireless and Vodafone.

‘The BlackBerry Storm is a revolutionary touch-screen smartphone that meets both the communications and multimedia needs of customers and solves the longstanding problem associated with typing on traditional touch-screens.’

Written by Mobile Today
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