Kevin Michaluk over at Crackberry gets a close and personal look at the BlackBerry Storm. A notable feature is the SurePress touchscreen, where you touch to highlight a target then press inward to select or activate a menu item. Weight is always important for phones and at 155grams (5.46oz) the BlackBerry Storm seems to be a stout little phone though not a brick
Kevin compares it to the iPhone 3G, stating that the Storm is a little shorter, but also a bit thicker. He says the phone could be improved with WiFi, more RAM and better graphics support. Overall he seems to like the phone and says its quite easy to type with, which is one of the most important aspects of a pda\smart phone to me. He goes into quite a bit a detail regarding the touchscreen keyboard in his article (pages).
The Display looks great and there is some good pictures in the article. Overall the Storm looks like a great addition to the BlackBerry line.
- BlackBerry OS vesion 4.7
- Size (L x W x D): 4.4″ x 2.4″ x 0.55″
- Weight (battery included): 5.46oz or 155g
- Memory: 128 MB RAM, 1GB internal storage, plus expandable memory via MicroSD card (8GB card bundled with purchase)
- Battery: 1400 mAhr removable/rechargeable
- Display: 3.26″ High-resolution 480 x 360 pixel color display, Transmissive TFT LCD, supports over 65,000 colors and touchscreen navigation
- 528Mhz processor
- Stand-alone and assisted GPS
- USB port: MicroUSB for charging and high-speed data sync