BlackBerry Storm 9530, Tested and Burned In


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Before we delve into the performance and feel of the BlackBerry Storm, let’s look at the hardware that makes it all possible. Research in Motion offers different variants of this phone with different built-in cellular radios. We’re using the Verizon Wireless version for this evaluation. 

BlackBerry Storm
Hardware Specifications - As Reviewed

  • Dual–band 800/1900 MHz CDMA/EV–DO Rev. A networks; Quad–Band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks; Single–Band: 2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA networks
  • Global SIM Card preinstalled
  • 128MB Flash Memory, 192MB RAM, 1GB on–board memory
  • microSD memory card slot with 8GB SanDisk card installed (device supports up to 16GB)
  • 4.43 x 2.45 x 0.55 inches (HxWxD)
  • Approximately 5.47 oz. including battery
  • Standard Lithium Cell (1400 mAh)
  • Up to 270 minutes of talk time
  • Up to 372 hours in standby
  • 3.25-inch color TFT LCD (480x360 pixel) with support for over 65k colors
  • 3.2MP camera w/flash, autofocus, and video capture
  • Integrated speaker and microphone
  • Media Player
  • Bluetooth v2.0 including A2DP for Stereo sound
  • SurePress touchscreen with portrait and landscape views
  • SureType and multi–tap onscreen / virtual keyboards in portrait mode; QWERTY virtual keyboard in landscape mode
  • BlackBerry 4.7 Desktop Software with integrated Email, Phone, SMS, Browser, Calendar, Address Book, and additional organizer applications
  • BlackBerry Internet Solution (BIS) which can integrate up to 10 personal email accounts
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Solution (BES) – works to provide functionality such as single mailbox integration, remote address book look up, and more
  • Polyphonic + vibrate ring tones
  • Text, Picture, Video, and Instant Messaging
  • VZ Navigator
  • Visual Voice Mail compatible
  • Mobile Broadband Connect capable (Windows only)
  • Instant Messaging applications for BlackBerry
  • V CAST Music with Rhapsody (Subscription, Wireless, & PC downloads)
  • Password protection and keyboard lock 

    In the box:

    • 1400mAh Lithium Ion Battery
    • 3.5 mm Stereo Headset
    • BlackBerry Travel Charger with International Adaptor Clips
    • USB Data Cable
    • 8GB SanDisk microSD memory card (preinstalled)
    • SIM Card (preinstalled)
    • Documentation Kit (including BlackBerry Tools CD)
    • VZAccess Manager CD (including User Guide)
    • Quick Reference Guide
    • Global Support Kit

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