Research In Motion (RIM) has released Storm2 9950. Increased speed, touchscreen and Wi-Fi capabilities are among the improved features of this second generation release.
A/NZ managing director for RIM, Adele Beachley, said users could also choose from a broad range of free mobile applications following the recent introduction of BlackBerry App World in Australia.
The company claims Blackberry Storm2's next generation SurePress technology improves tactile feedback and multi-key actions. The clicking technology used in the previous generation will now respond to gentle typing. Multi-key functions such as shift and alt-key combinations maximise use of the virtual keyboard.
The new Blackberry OS 5 software allows users to easily set dates and times. Spin boxes (using inertial scrolling technology) and gradient shading on buttons and use of animation are other features.
- Large (3.25-inch), high resolution 360x480 display at 184 ppi
- Touch-screen with integrated functions
- Global connectivity support: UMTS/HSPA (2100Mhz), quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) networks
- 3.2MP camera with variable zoom, autofocus, flash and video recording
- 256MB of Flash memory
- 2GB of onboard memory storage and a microSD/SDHD memory card slot
- Background noise suppression technology
- Face detection (proximity sensor) that prevents accidental clicks and blanks the screen while the user is on the phone
- BlackBerry Media Sync for easily syncing photos and music from iTunes and Windows MediaPlayer
- BlackBerry Desktop Manager for PC and Mac, to enable data synching
- Access to entertainment, productivity, IM and social networking, news and weather applications on BlackBerry App World
- Built-in GPS for maps and other location-based applications
- Removable, rechargeable battery with about 6 hours of talk and 280 hours of standby time