BlackBerry Torch 2 and Storm 3 launched as Torch 9810 and 9850/9860

At an event in London today , Research in Motion , makers of Blackberry handsets unveiled 3 new devices including the much rumoured Torch2 – Blackberry Torch 9810. RIM has done away with the Storm branding and launched 2 news Touch-only handsets the Torch 9850 and 9860 for. All these handsets run on the latest version of BlackBerry OS BB 7.  The phones have a lot in common such as a 1.2GHz processor and a liquid graphics display. Find the press release below.

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Video : Blackberry Storm2 Unboxing

We unbox the Blackberry Storm2 – the latest touchscreen Blackberry from Research in Motion which was launched recently in India . The main highlights of the BB Storm2 over the previous Storm are addition of much wanted WiFi and a improved SurePress Screen.  Watch the Storm 2 unboxed by Aditya .  We should be reviewing the phone in-detail over the coming days .

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Vodafone UK and RIM announce Blackberry Storm2 with Wi-Fi

Vodafone and RIM introduce the BlackBerry Storm2 Smartphone

Vodafone and Research in Motion(RIM) have officially announced the BlackBerry Storm2, a touchscreen smartphone device. The BlackBerry Storm2 is a thinner and sleeker device with new technology and new features to let customers stay easily connected. Customers in the UK will be able to get the new smartphone first through Vodafone. It is also expected to be offered in Ireland, followed by Germany, Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy and South Africa in November or December.


Storm2 Basic Features:

  • 3.25-inch 360 x 480 resolution
  • 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera
  • Video recording
  • 1400mAh battery that provides approximately 6 hours of talk time on 3G networks and 280 hours of standby time
  • 3.5mm stereo headset jack
  • 2GB of internal memory
  • 256 MB of Flash memory
  • dedicated volume controls
  • Bluetooth (2.1) and Wi-FI 802.11 b/g
  • High speed 3G
  • Games,IM
  • microSD card slot

Notable Features:

  • Inertial Scrolling w/Snap Back
  • Faster JavaScript and CSS processing as well as support for Gears and BlackBerry Widgets
  • BlackBerry Handheld Software v5.0
  • Enhanced SMS UI – notifications, emoticons, threaded chats
  • Updated spin boxes
  • Built-in GPS for maps and other location-based applications, as well as photo geotagging

Major Features:

  • RIM’s Storm2 features improved SurePress technology, which gives a tactile response when pressing on the phone’s capacitive touchscreen(INFO) display. The technology responds equally to pressure placed on the screen. Typing-speed response has also been enhanced. It allows the user to type a letter with one thumb even while their other thumb may still be touching or resting on another letter, enabling faster typing and multi-key actions such as Shift or Alt -key combinations.
  • Users can enjoy their music with standard headphones that utilize a 3.5mm stereo headset jack or Bluetooth for use with stereo headphones after synchronizing the music to the device from iTunes using BlackBerry Media Sync,.
  • More responsive experience and includes usability and visual enhancements such as inertial scrolling, spin boxes that make it easier to set dates and times, gradient shading on buttons and more use of animation.
  • Manage Microsoft Exchange email folders (Add, Rename, Move, Delete) on the handset. Allows users to access remote files shares (Windows Shares), Save, View, Edit, and Email documents from remote file shares, Forward appointments and view calendar attachments on the handset.
  • Features a proximity sensor that powers down the display when the phone is next to your ear on a call. As soon as you pull the phone away from your ear the screen powers on and you can enable calling feature.

Pricing is said to depend on each country’s operating company. Vodafone UK will be offering the BlackBerry Storm2 free from £35 per month on a 24-month contract that includes 600 minutes talk-time, unlimited BlackBerry Internet Service, unlimited text messaging, as well as unlimited access to VMI (Vodafone Mobile Internet) and broadband.

Blackberry Storm in all its Glory – Photo Gallery

Blackberry Storm is the First Full TouchScreen Blackberry handset and its certainly a bold attempt by RIM to give a touchscreen flavor to BB loyalists. While we work a full review including a video overview , check out this extensive Photo Gallery of the BlackBerry Storm in all its Glory

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Blackberry Storm 2 (9550) Video Leaked!


A video of the Blackberry Storm 2 (9550) codenamed Blackberry Odin has been leaked. The phone in the video is an early prototype. The prototype doesn’t have Wi-Fi but the final version of the phone will definitely have Wi-Fi. Physically the Storm 2 is almost identical to the Storm but it has some physical changes which make it better and easier to use. The Storm 2 feels nicer in hand.

The prototype is also running the same firmware as the Storm but it is said to have a newer and improved firmware.


Blackberry Storm Preview

The Blackberry Storm just arrived in our test labs today. The BB 9500 a.ka. Storm is the first ever full touchscreen Blackberry device.

No QWERTY keyboard like the other blackberries but it’s got SurePress technology so that you can use the screen alone. The display is gorgeous and we are drooling at it already.

Since we have got a lot of requests from users to review Blackberry phones you can expect to see lots of posts on the 9500 Storm and 8900 Javelin. Here is a short preview of the Storm.


  • Some interesting features of the phone include
  • 3.2 MP Camera with Video Recording with Flash
  • GPS
  • 3.5 mm audio port and media player
  • microSD memory expansion in addition to 1 GB onboard memory

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Early Hands-On With the BlackBerry Storm 2

The peeps over at Engadget just posted an early hands on with the BlackBerry Storm 2.

The release date for this phone is still up in the air (rumor has it dropping either next month or early Q4) but we’re glad to see a revision.

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Blackberry Storm 2 with Wi-fi is in the works

We were all cursing RIM for Blackberry Storm not having Wi-Fi

We pay so much for a hi-end touchscreen smart phone and no Wi-fi ?

Who cares if it can even control a Formula 1 Car

Now folks at Crackberry have posted some highly credible pictures of the BB Storm 2

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Vodafone and Blackberry Storm Demo Remote Controlled F1 Car for Real

Blackberry storm might not be best handset in the market but this Video will surely make you laugh. The Formula1 2009 racing season is going to start in a few days.

Following is a video which looks like a Advert for the BB Storm. It Shows F1 Driver Lewis Hamilton fans control a F1 car from the handset.

Yes you heard it right ! now see it below


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. Continue reading “BlackBerry Storm launched through Vodafone in India”

BlackBerry Storm 9500 Touch Screen with Springs

RIM, the maker of the BlackBerry, is taking on Apple. with a touch-screen phone that puts a new twist on the technology. With the new model being announced Wednesday, the Blackberry Storm 9500, RIM is for the first time giving up the physical keypad in favor of a large screen, just like the one on Apple’s iPhone. But RIM has listened to users who find the iPhone’s glass screen awkward to type on because its virtual buttons provide no tactile feedback.

Storm features a revolutionary touch-screen technology that dramatically enhances the touch interface and enables easy and precise typing. The world’s first “clickable” touch-screen responds much like a physical keyboard and also supports single-touch, multi-touch and gestures for intuitive and efficient application navigation. The Storm’s whole screen is backed by springs, and when pressed, it gives under the finger. Continue reading “BlackBerry Storm 9500 Touch Screen with Springs”

Blackberry Storm Touchscreen unveiled

The first ever touchscreen Blackberry handset, Storm, has been confirmed after Vodafone offered the device as a competition prize on its website.

It is not known exactly when the device will be available yet, but the fact that Vodafone is already pushing it suggests it could hit stores in time for the Christmas market. RIM has so far remained tight-lipped over the device, and is still yet to officially announce it. Continue reading “Blackberry Storm Touchscreen unveiled”