BlackBerry Storm 9530 phone soon

Sunday, September 28, 2008, 3:47 by Tech Correspondent
BlackBerry Storm 9530 official photo

BlackBerry Storm 9530 official photo

Research in Motion (RIM) is planning to launch the highly anticipated touch-screen version of its BlackBerry, the BlackBerry Storm 9530 phone, for Verizon.

After the G1 Android phone and Nokia’s announcement of its Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Tube touch screen phone, it is RIM’s turn to take a shot at the Apple iPhone, with the BlackBerry Storm 9530 phone.

Verizon has said that the BlackBerry Storm 9530 phone will have global capabilities, which means the BlackBerry Storm 9530 phone will have CDMA and quad-band GSM. The BlackBerry Storm 9530 phone will have a click-touch screen with Haptic or built-in tactile feedback and auto-rotation. Verizon has said that the BlackBerry Storm 9530′s quad band architecture will allow users to be connected to 195 destinations worldwide.

The BlackBerry Storm 9530 will have RIM’s highest resolution screen so far.

In May 2008, there were rumors on technology sites and blogs about a new touch-screen BlackBerry that would be called the BlackBerry Thunder 9500, which would be launched along with the BlackBerry Storm 9530 phone. The BlackBerry Thunder 9500 is expected to have only GSM, and is likely to be launched in November 2008.

It is expected that the BlackBerry Storm 9530 phone will also be launched in end-October or early November 2008.

The BlackBerry Storm 9530 phone will be launched exclusively through Verizon.

While detailed specifications and features of the BlackBerry Storm 9530 phone are unavailable, some reports say that the BlackBerry Storm 9530 phone will be a full touch screen BlackBerry with four physical keys: the Send , Back, End, and the BlackBerry Meny key. Another BlackBerry Storm 9530 leak says that the BlackBerry Storm 9530 will have a 8GB MicroSD card, visual voicemail, a 3.2 megapixel camera, auto flash, auto focus, and a full HTML browser.

Other features of the BlackBerry Storm 9530 will include 1GB of flash with 192MB of RAM, 3.2 megapixel camera with video, flash and image stabilization, and A-GPS.

The BlackBerry Storm 9530 will have a 1400 mAh battery. Audio features of the BlackBerry Storm 9530 will include 3.5mm jack, bluetooth stereo, Rhapsody OTA purchase with tethered subscription capability. However, the BlackBerry Storm 9530 will not have Wi-Fi, and the HTML browser will not support tabs and flash.

Some leaks on the net about the BlackBerry Storm 9530 phone say that the security features of the BlackBerry Storm 9530 will include a remote device lock, kill (disable) and data wipe.

Details on the BlackBerry Storm 9530′s pricing and shipping have not been revealed yet.

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