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
• 3G (HSDPA)
• 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.