BlackBerry Storm is I4U Gift Guide Tip #91

Nov 17 2008, 11:00am CST | by , in News | Holiday Gift Guide

BlackBerry Storm is I4U Gift Guide Tip #91
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The BlackBerry Bold is already part of our Top 10 Mobile Phone Holiday Gift Tips, RIM's other hot new smartphone the BlackBerry Storm cannot be missed as it is one of the hottest phones for the Holidays.
The BlackBerry Storm is the first touch-screen BlackBerry phone and is seen as the hottest iPhone 3G alternative on the market. See this comparison for some guidance on whether to get a Storm or an iPhone.
Features of the 3G Storm include "clickable" touch-screen supporting single-touch, multi-touch and gestures, screen resolution of the 3.25 inch is 480 x 360 resolution at 184 ppi, 3.2MP camera, 1 GB of onboard memory storage, microsd card slot, media player, 3.5mm headset jack, full HTML browser, and a removable and rechargeable 1400 mAhr battery that provides approximately six hours of talk time on 3G networks and 15 days of standby time.
Measurements of the Storm are 112.5x62.2x13.95mm and the weight is 55g.

The BlackBerry Storm 9530 gives Verizon Wireless customers 3G EV-DO Rev. A/CDMA technology – and (2100Mhz) UMTS/HSPA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM for global use.

Verizon Wireless is releasing the BlackBerry Storm on November 21st for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with 2-yr contract.

For Whom:
Ideal for people whose company is running a BlackBerry email infrastructure and are not hooked on the conventional QWERTY keyboard. It is also just one of the coolest phones you can gift this year, besides the iPhone.

The Good:
Unique clickable touchscreen
BlackBerry Messaging
Stereo Bluetooth
Good camera with Video recording

The Bad:
No Wi-Fi!
iPhone has convinient iTunes and App Store, BlackBerry does not
Reviews point to sluggish UI
Where to Buy:
The BlackBerry Storm will be selling on the Verizon Wireless site and in Verizon stores starting November 21st. See also these BlackBerry Storm accessories.

See all our top 10 gift tips in the Mobile Phone Category. Explore all our Top 100 Holiday Gift Tips 2008.

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