BlackBerry Storm May Launch in Mid November

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Although Verizon has committed to releasing the first BlackBerry with a touchscreen, the carrier has been a bit vague on when this will happen.

According to  information that has leaked out of Verizon, the BlackBerry Storm will hit the market on November 15. This company seems to be expecting a big launch day, and its retail stores will open an hour earlier than usual.

This smartphone will be on sale in Best Buy stores the next day.

BlackBerry Storm

This source did not indicate what Verizon intends to charge for this model.

An Overview of the BlackBerry Storm

The Storm will have a tablet shape with a 3.25-inch, 360-by-480-pixel display, with both landscape and portrait support. It won’t have a built-in keyboard, so all text will be entered on the display.

Naturally, RIM is emphasizing the email capabilities of this BlackBerry. In addition, it will come with DataViz Documents to Go, which will let users edit Office files directly on the handset.

In addition, RIM is also pushing the Storm’s use as a music and video player.

This smartphone will have support for Verizon’s EV-DO network and Bluetooth, but there is no mention of Wi-Fi.

It will also have a GPS receiver and a 3.2 MPx camera with flash.

RIM says its 1400 mAh battery will provide approximately six hours of talk time on 3G networks or 15 days of standby time.

Vodafone will also release a version of the Storm next month.

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