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Some Blackberry Storm “Wow”

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Here is some updates on the Blackberry Storm. First off, sources tell Blackberry News that the Blackberry Storm will come in two flavors, the GSM only version for Europe which will launch exclusively with Vodafone in coming months and the other North American flavor with CDMA support, which isheaded for Bell and also as we already know to Verizon soon. And, speaking of Verizon, Boy Genius Report manage to get its hands on an internal memo with specs that is presumably ment for Verizon to “wow” the consumers. Here are the specs from the memo.

  • 3.25-inch WITH 480 x 360 display (putting it slightly above the Bold)
  • EV-DO Rev. A
  • Quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • 2100MHz UMTS/HSPA
  • 1GB onboard memory
  • Full QWERTY (landscape) and Suretype Input (portrait)
  • High Capacity microSD slot
  • 3.2 MP camera with auto-focus, flash, and 2X Zoom
  • Blackberry Device Software 4.7
  • OTA Software Loading
  • HTML Browser with support for attachment downloads and video streaming (via RTSP)
  • Editing of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents
  • Standalone and aGPS (does that mean, GASP, GPS is unlocked?)
  • Blackberry Media Sync (non-DRM iTunes media sync)
  • Visual Voicemail (available post-launch, bummer!)
  • Built-In Facebook/Flikr Support
  • Built-In IM support for Yahoo, Google, AOL, and Windows Messenger
  • Access to services such as BroadbandAccess, VZ navigator, VCast Music and Video, and VCast MobileTV
  • Looks like they have thought of everything. And they feel so good about their network that they have not included Wi-Fi support on the phone. I don’t know if that is a good thing or not.

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    Written by dvdand

    September 23, 2008 at 2:51 pm

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