Verizon Wireless to launch Touch screen BlackBerry Storm

BlackBerry Storm 9530 Phone

Verizon Wireless finally sets to launch the long awaited BlackBerry 9530 Storm, Research in Motion’s first touch screen device. It’s design is very impressive and can stand in competition with the iPhone 3G.

The Storm supports Verizon’s high speed service in US and will support high speed GSM networks overseas. Similar to the iPhone the Storm also has an accelerometer and the user can use it in either landscape or portrait mode. The BlackBerry 9530 features a 3.0 inch 480 x 360 HVGA resolution display. The phone incorporates a 3.2 mega pixel camera with auto focus and video recorder. The Storm provides support for Bluetooth with stereo audio and 3.5mm headphone jack. The new Storm adds support for multi-touch, taps; slides so that customers can easily highlight, scroll and zoom.

“The BlackBerry Storm mobile phone offers our customers more ways to stay connected to both their personal and professional lives – whether in their community or around the globe,” said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless. “The BlackBerry Storm combines the reliability of our 3G network with the dependability and network efficiency of the BlackBerry platform to deliver our customers the ultimate wireless experience – all in one of the coolest smartphones available on the market today.”

The most interesting feature that the Storm reveals the most is the Click-Through Technology. The user can use the fingertip to sweep through various functions, Similar to a feeling of a key on the actual keyboard or a button on a mouse. Along with this unusual feature the Storm has also got all the regular features like access to emails, contacts, text messages and security. Storm lacks Wi-Fi connectivity that is found on iPhone and BlackBerry Bold. The customers will enjoy a full HTML browser.

Apparently Storm should be a big seller because it can be used in both, the corporate and consumer markets. The price of the phone is $199 after a $50 mail-in rebate with two year commitment, commencing from November 21.