BlackBerry Storm2 Now Available in India

22 March 2010 By Ankit Duseja

Blackberry Storm 2

BlackBerry better known for the “Smartphone’s of the Business Era” are revamping their touch phone series with all new smart-phone Blackberry Storm 2 which can be called a smarter and improved version of its predecessor “Blackberry Storm”. After the not-so-good response from the Blackberry Storm due to its various discomforts found in it as per a touch-screen phone, the company has arrived back in the market with a new technology for Touch Sensing known as SurePress. This technology uses 4 sensors under the screen located at four ends while the previous Storm used a single sensor located at the middle of the screen.

Another advantage for this phone is its battery life and the new Blackberry OS 5.0 which features contacts syncing in applications and allows more features in the SDK for developers. The phone’s keyboard has been enhanced very well and is customizable to show pop-up of the keys being pressed just like the Apple iPhone.

BlackBerry Storm2 Specifications:

  • Wi-Fi® Enabled: This is one of major positive point for Storm 2. It supports 802.11b/g/d/i (all variants) so that you will never be out of connectivity.
  • 3.2 MP Digital Camera:
    • 3.2 MP camera
    • Flash
    • Auto-focus
    • 2x digital zoom
    • Image stabilization
  • Display
    • High resolution 480 x 360 pixel color display
    • 3.25” (diagonally measured)
    • Transmissive TFT LCD
    • Supports over 65,000 colors
    • Dynamic hardware brightness control
  • Video Camera Capabilities
  • Size & Weight
    • Height: 4.43 inches (112.5 mm)
    • Width: 2.45 inches (62.2 mm)
    • Depth: 0.55 inches (13.95 mm)
    • Weight: 5.64 ounces (160 grams)
  • Supports BlackBerry App World™
  • Bluetooth® Enabled
    • Bluetooth v2.1+EDR1
  • Multimedia 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
    • 3.5mm Stereo Headset Capable
  • SMS/MMS
  • Built-in GPS for maps and other location-based applications, as well as photo geo-tagging.
  • Wireless Email
  • Organizer
  • Browser
  • Phone
  • Corporate Data Access

Why one would go with BlackBerry Storm2?

When the other phones such as “Nexus Mini” (The mini version of Nexus One) from Google, HTC Desire are round the corner, the question arises is why one should go for Storm 2? Answer is Blackberry has been one of the oldest company providing smart phones with powerful features. Those people who have the habit of old Blackberry phone’s will love to see the same environment while making this touch-era switching. Also the email features of Blackberry are one of a class and the phone will probably come unlocked from operators offering various choices to the end-users.

Blackberry Storm2 Price & Launch

Blackberry Storm will be available at all major stores and is priced at Rs 31,990.

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