Blackberry Storm for Verizon-passed FCC

By: T-Marco October 21st, 2008

Today FCC passed the new Blackberry Storm for Verizon. It will have a dual band CDMA and quad band GSM/EDGE. We are hopping to get the north American version (gsm only) for AT&T , and why not T-Mobile. T-Mobile will only get the Javelin next year, called Curve II.

Here are the specification for the Blackberry Storm for Verizon

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Features Available

  • Wireless email
  • Organizer
  • Browser
  • Phone
  • Camera (3.2 MP)
  • Video Recording
  • BlackBerry® Maps
  • Media Player
  • Built-in GPS
  • Corporate data access
  • SMS
  • MMS

Size and Weight

  • 4.43″/112.5mm (Length)
  • 2.45″/62.2mm (Width)
  • 0.55″/13.95mm (Depth)
  • 5.5 oz/155g (Weight)

Data Input/Navigation

  • Touch Screen Navigation, with ClickThrough for user selection
  • On screen keyboard: portrait SureType® and Multi-tap, QWERTY landscape

Voice Input/Output

  • 3.5mm stereo headset capable
  • Integrated earpiece/ microphone
  • Built-in speakerphone
  • Mono/stereo headset, hands-free, phone book access profile and serial port profile supported (Bluetooth® technology)

Media Player

  • Video format support: MPEG4 H.263, MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.264, WMV
  • Audio format support: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMA ProPlus


  • High resolution 480 x 360 pixel color display
  • Transmissive TFT LCD
  • Font size (user selectable)
  • Light sensing screen


  • Polyphonic/MIDI ringtones
  • MP3 ringtones
  • Vibrate mode
  • LED indicator

Approximate Battery Life

  • 15 days (Standby time)
  • 5.5 hours (Talk time)


  • Expandable memory – support for microSD™ card
  • 1GB onboard memory
  • 128 MB Flash (flash memory)


  • RIM® wireless modem
  • Tethered modem capability

Email Integrations

  • Works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Microsoft® Exchange
  • Works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for IBM® Lotus® Domino®
  • Works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®
  • Integrates with an existing enterprise email account
  • Integrates with existing personal email account
  • Integrates with optional new device account

Accessories Included

  • USB cable
  • Wall charger

Device Security

  • Password protection and screen lock
  • Sleep mode
  • Support for AES or Triple DES encryption when integrated with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • Optional support for S/MIME

Wireless Network

  • UMTS/HSPA: 2100 MHz
  • North America: 850 MHz GSM®/GPRS networks
  • North America: 1900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • Europe/Asia Pacific: 1800MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • Europe/Asia Pacific: 900MHz GSM/GPRS networks
  • Dual-Band: 800/1900 MHz CDMA/Ev-DO networks


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3 Responses to “Blackberry Storm for Verizon-passed FCC”

  1. oakie on October 27th, 2008 12:59 am

    the “click-through” feature is kinda cool, but it basically does only one thing: make using a touchscreen device more difficult than it should be. i know RIM is only doing it to retain their crown for having some of the best keyboards one can get on a mobile, but they fail to realize is the feel of the keys, not the clicking, that satisfies their target market.

    i wish they’d focus on their primary market instead of branching out into the consumer space as my shares in RIM are taking a beating. sorry, but such a closed and secure device cannot survive in the consumer space. they would be smarter to create a more open OS for consumers only and maintain the original OS for business users who need the security.


    for one, it would reduce the added stress on RIM’s servers and result in better, faster service for all. second, it will give consumers what they want… the ability to customize the device to their tastes beyond RIM’s very narrow requirements for compatibility. i love my blackberry, but because it’s a secure platform for instant, multi-level communications. you cant have it both ways. add to the fact that there’s a HUGE catalog for blackberry software add-ons but no one single place to find them all. this is why the android market will be so popular as it gives people a single repository for apps that’s accessible and robust.

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