Blackberry Storm: RIM sheds the keypad

When the iPhone 3G got an upgrade to support MS Exchange, it became a greater threat to enterprise users esp. the Blackberry users. RIM fought back and introduced its first touch screen device — the Blackberry Strom (9530).

That’s despite the fact that back in June 2008, Blackberries were selling more than twice as many as the iPhone 3G. RIM doesn’t want to slack while Apple plays catch-up.

blackberry touch screen 9500

Touch Screen Navigation
480 x 360 pixel color display (with light-sensing screen)
1GB onboard memory
128 flash memory
up to 16GB storage via microSD
RIM wireless modem
Built-in GPS
3.2 MP camera with video
3.5mm stereo headset jack

The Blackberry Storm (13.95mm) is less than 2-millimeter thicker than the iPhone 3G (12.3mm) and weighs 22grams heavier.

It also has mobile streaming, allows tethering to your laptop to share internet and can sync your desktop iTunes music files using BlackBerry Media Sync. You can view and edit MS Office files too.

The top feature of Blackberry is the full suite of email connectivity and management — MS Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, Novell GroupWise as well as enterprise email account and personal email accounts — that trumps MobileMe by a mile.

Source: Yugatech

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