Verizon Wireless Unveils the Blackberry Storm

So RIM unveiled its new touchscreen phone yesterday and the reviews are coming out.

The bottom line: It’s no iPhone killer but it is a very good phone with an innovative new screen that gives users the sensation of pressing a button. The entire display is actually a giant button covered with a sheet of thin glass. WSJ Walt Mossberg was not totally impressed with the technology but he gave the phone a thumb’s up.

Other advantages: It does have a stronger battery than the iPhone, though. It has a higher resolution screen. And Storm’s camera is much better than the iPhone’s, at 3.2 megapixels, versus just 2 megapixels for the Apple device.

BW tech columnist Steve Wildstrom reviewed the phone. His bottom line:

“What’s my choice? I’m an e-mail guy, working in an environment that supports BlackBerry but not corporate mail on an iPhone, so it’s a no-brainer. But to get the best of both worlds, I also have an iPod touch, which isn’t a phone but runs most of those cool iPhone programs.”

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2 Responses to “Verizon Wireless Unveils the Blackberry Storm”

  1. Don Chappell Says:

    yes, the Storm launched today. I live in a small city of 65,000 with 7 Verizon stores in the metro area. Every store was sold out within 20 minutes of opening because Verizon only shipped five BB Storms to each store. Great way to launch a product – keep the consumer hanging for a reliable launch date and not even have the courtesy to inform people waiting at each store that there isn’t any product!!!

  2. Spencer Ante Says:

    From what I hear Don, you are not alone!

    In fact, on Friday the Verizon store down the street from my office on 49th b/w 6th and 7th posted a “sold out” sign on the BB Storm advertisement in front of the store.

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