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Verizon to Sell BlackBerry Storm2 This Week

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October 26, 2009

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Verizon to Sell BlackBerry Storm2 This Week

The wait is almost over for BlackBerry junkies looking forward to the release of the Storm2. Verizon announced today that it will start selling the new smartphone in its retail outlets, online and through business sales channels on Wednesday.

The company claims the phone has hundreds of hardware and software enhancements above and beyond the original Storm, which went on sale last year. Improvements include built-in WiFi and the new “clickable” display technology.

Key features include:

  • Smooth design and premium finish with sloped edges, chrome accents, glass lens and stainless steel backplate

  • Large (3.25”), dazzling high-resolution 480 x 360 display at 184 ppi

  • Capacitive touchscreen with integrated functions (Send, End, Menu, Escape) and new SurePress technology that makes clicking the display practically effortless, according to Verizon

  • 3G and global connectivity support for making phone calls in more than 220 countries and accessing data in more than 185 countries (with more than 80 destinations in 3G)

  • Network Connectivity: EV-DO Revision A; UMTS/HSPA (2100 MHz); and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks

  • Supports Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)

  • 256 MB of Flash memory

  • 2 GB of onboard media storage and a microSD™/SDHD memory card slot with a 16 GB card included

The phone will run on BlackBerry OS 5.0, which includes typing accuracy and selection improvements, as well as 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

The phone also features 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, Image Stabilization (IS), flash and video recording capabilities, as well as a media player for videos, pictures and music. It’s Bluetooth-capable with built-in GPS.

The BlackBerry Storm2 will set you back $179.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate (in the form of a debit card). A two-year service agreement is required. Data plans begin at $29.99 when added to any Nationwide voice plan.

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