The musings of an IT Consultant

Oct 11 2008   8:08PM GMT

There’s a storm brewing…..the BlackBerry Storm!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

So RIM has announced the coming arrival of the BlackBerry Storm exclusively from Verizon. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you should know that it’s supposed to be the next iPhone killer. A touch screen BlackBerry with no thumb wheel and no trackball.

This is great news to challenge the juggernaut that is Apple. Don’t get me wrong, I love the iPhone, it’s a great device. But I think what cellular companies are doing to lock you into a contract just to own one is ridiculous. I’m hoping a little friendly competition from RIM will make these companies loosen their hold on consumers.

The new BlackBerry Storm is touch screen like I said before, and also has a 3.2 MP camera, removable memory, removable battery, and picture messaging. It also has a “click” touch screen so you can feel when you touch the screen. This type of tactile feedback should make it much easier to use than traditional touch screens.

You can signup for BlackBerry Storm alerts at the Verizon Wireless web site here. You can also read a bit more about it here.

-RP

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