BlackBerry Storm launched through Vodafone in India

The BlackBerry’s first touchphone the 9500 or Storm was officially launched in India yesterday.

At Fonearena, we had covered the unveiling of the handset in Oct 2008. Catch the coverage here

Its also the first touchscreen blackberry phone and its different from other BBs which have full QWERTY keypads.

Features & Specs at a glance:

3.25-inch TFT SurePress touchscreen

360 x 480 (184ppi) pixels and 65k colours

Accelerometer for screen rotation

1GB internal memory

microSD card support

1GB microSD card bundled



Bluetooth 2.0 (A2DP/AVRCP)

USB v2.0

GPS with A-GPS support

Geotagging for Blackberry Maps (not available for India yet)

Preloaded Google Maps

DataViz Documents to Go

JAVA Support

3 megapixel AF camera with flash

3.5mm earphone socket


At Rs. 27, 990, it is positioned between the Nokia 5800 MusicXpress and the iPhone.

Catch our comparison of the Nokia 5800 and iPhone

The 9500 Storm will be available at select Vodafone outlets from January 15 2009.