BlackBerry Storm | BlackBerry 9500 - BlackBerry Storm Review
Full review of the new BlackBerry Storm 9500 mobile phone. Read all about the latest BlackBerry Storm 9500 mobile phone here. BlackBerry Storm 9500 - Blackberry’s new smartphone ’Storm’ announced recently is going to hit the markets probably the end of this month. The much-awaited BlackBerry Storm was finally released by Canadian wireless giant Research in Motion (RIM) on October 7. RIM’s long-awaited touchscreen iPhone rival, the Blackberry Storm, is launching later this autumn with Verizon Wireless in the USA.
The BlackBerry Storm smartphone with a unique touch screen and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities has the power and performance to drive your desires. With the BlackBerry Storm smartphone, select and type using touch phone technology—the screen is the keyboard. Learn about BlackBerry Storm specs here. Could BlackBerry Storm be an Apple iPhone killer? And who will win in this battle, the Apple iPhone 3G or the BlackBerry Storm 9500?
Comparison of Blackberry Storm with Apple iPhone
The BlackBerry Storm features a high-resolution 360 x 480 touchscreen, which gives it a 4:3 aspect ratio akin to older TVs, versus the iPhone 3G’s 320 x 480 touchscreen which is a 3:2 ratio. Not much to choose between the two, though.
The Storm offers several virtual keyboard options, including standard QWERTY in landscape mode and SureType in portrait mode. The iPhone offers several keypads (QWERTY, numeric, symbols) in both landscape and portrait modes.
The BlackBerry Storm features a modest 3.2 megapixel camera, still beating the iPhone’s two megapixel affair. Additionally, it supports video recording out of the box.
The Storm uses BlackBerry Maps and offers Touch Screen Navigation. The iPhone features Google Maps and navigation.
Both units handle 3G where available, feature Wi-Fi connectivity, have GPS and Bluetooth. The Storm’s Bluetooth implementation is better than the iPhone’s.
Both units feature web browsers, though as far as I’m aware exact information about the Storm’s software isn’t yet public. Various forums have suggested it’s based on "WebKit", which is what Apple’s Safari and Google’s Chrome (among others) are based on.
The Storm appears to be running BlackBerry OS 4.7, whereas the iPhone runs OS X.
The Storm features 1GB of internal memory, 128MB of Flash memory, and support for microSD expansion cards up to 16GB. The storage of iPhone is 16 GB, but no expansion.
We all know that iPhone 3G is the best iPod Apple has ever created. iPhone 3G supports a wide range of audio formats including AAC, MP3, WAV and video format MPEG-4 , while the Storm pipping the iPhone with WMA and WMA ProPlus audio formats. And video formats, the Storm also able to handle WMA files. The music and video playback experience of iPhone is awesome. We can image that the experience of enjoy video and music with Strom is more wonderful.