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    Verizon Officially Announces the BlackBerry Storm2


    I got this off of CB

    A Powerful New Storm Rolls Onto Verizon Wireless' Network on Oct. 28
    New Operating System for Existing BlackBerry Storm Customers

    BASKING RIDGE, NEW JERSEY and WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 26, 2009) - Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced that the BlackBerry(R) Storm2(TM) smartphone will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications stores, online at Cell Phones,Prepaid Cell Phones,Cell Phone Plans - Verizon Wireless, and through business sales channels beginning Oct. 28. The BlackBerry Storm2 with BlackBerry(R) OS 5.0 evolves the BlackBerry(R) touchscreen platform with hundreds of hardware and software enhancements - including new SurePress(TM) "clickable" display technology and built-in Wi-Fi(R) - delivering the exceptional multimedia experience and communications capabilities customers have come to expect from their BlackBerry smartphones.

    Key Features:

    Smooth design and premium finish with sloped edges, chrome accents, glass lens and stainless steel backplate
    Large (3.25"), dazzling high-resolution 480 x 360 display at 184 ppi
    Capacitive touchscreen with integrated functions (Send, End, Menu,
    Escape) and new SurePress technology that makes clicking the display practically effortless
    3G and global connectivity support for making phone calls in more than 220 countries and accessing data in more than 185 countries (with more than 80 destinations in 3G)
    Network Connectivity: EV-DO Revision A; UMTS/HSPA (2100 MHz); and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks
    Supports Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
    256 MB of Flash memory
    2 GB of onboard media storage and a microSD(TM)/SDHD memory card slot with a 16 GB card included
    Software Updates on BlackBerry Storm2:

    Features BlackBerry OS 5.0, which includes typing accuracy and selection improvements, as well as usability and visual enhancements such as inertial scrolling, spin boxes that make it easier to set dates and times, gradient shading on buttons, and more use of animation
    BlackBerry Browser is improved with faster JavaScript and CSS processing as well as support for Gears and BlackBerry Widgets
    Customers running BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Server 5.0 will gain the ability to set follow-up flags, manage e-mail folders, access remote files (Windows Shares), forward appointments, view calendar attachments, and more
    Additional Features and Specifications:

    3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, Image Stabilization (IS), flash and video recording capabilities
    Premium and easy-to-access phone features, background noise suppression technology, loud distortion-free speakerphone and face detection (proximity sensor) that prevents accidental clicks and blanks the screen while the customer is on the phone
    Media player for videos, pictures and music, plus support for BlackBerry Desktop Manager for both PCs and Macs, and BlackBerry(R) Media Sync, for easily syncing Windows Media(R) Player music with the smartphone(i)
    3.5 mm stereo headset jack and dedicated volume controls
    Bluetooth(R) (v2.1) capable with support for Secure Simple Pairing, hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals
    Built-in GPS for maps and other location-based applications, as well as photo geotagging; and Verizon Wireless' VZ Navigator(SM) service is pre-loaded
    V CAST Music with Rhapsody
    Access to BlackBerry App World(TM), featuring a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones, with categories including games, entertainment, IM and social networking, news, weather, productivity and more Support for Verizon Wireless' Mobile Broadband Connect tethering service
    Removable, rechargeable 1400 mAhr battery that provides up to 5.5 hours of talk time or up to 11.2 days of standby time
    Pricing and Availability:

    The BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone is available beginning Oct. 28 for $179.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a voice plan with an Email and Web feature or an Email and Web for BlackBerry plan. Customers will receive the mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Data plans for the BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone begin at $29.99 when added to any Nationwide voice plan.
    New Operating System for Existing BlackBerry Storm Customers

    Existing BlackBerry Storm customers will be able to update their handsets to the new BlackBerry OS 5.0 software via Web software load (www.blackberry.com/update), BlackBerry Desktop Manager, or from Verizon Wireless' download site (www.verizonwireless.com/storm). The software is available today.
    For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. Business customers can contact their Business Sales Representatives at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.
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    where did you pull this from?

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    Sorry I forgot to say I got it from CB.



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    Quote Originally Posted by blachance75 View Post
    Sorry I forgot to say I got it from CB.
    its all good just needed to know for front page thanks

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    Funny how this is being announced after first having thrown Storm 1 owners a bone....

    It is not looking like any other "appeasement" will be coming from Verizon to Storm owners as far as a discount to be able to upgrade.....

    I know, I know.....why should Storm owners be entitled to upgrade....if you bought a 2009 car and the 2010's came out....blah blah blah.....



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    I just emailed my verizon corp rep to see what she says

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    It took too long. Getting an iPhone.


    j/k


    SaWeeeeeet!

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    Pre-order? I can't wait till Wednesday :banana:
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