BlackBerry Storm 9530

New BlackBerry Storm 9530 Review with complete list of features including Compatibility Features, Technical Specifications and pictures.

The New and very anticipated BlackBerry Storm for Verizon Wireless is finally here and available.

The BlackBerry Storm is the world’s first touchscreen BlackBerry, with a brilliant 3.25″ SurePress touch-screen display supporting Multi-touch technology.

SurePress touch-screen combines the flexibility of software-based input with the tactile response of physical buttons.

The Storm supports Verizon’s high-speed EVDO network (Up to 3.1 Mbps) as well as 3G.

It comes loaded with 1 GB of flash memory which is expandable via MicroSD/Transflash Format Cards Up To 16 GB, a nice 3.2-MP camera, a full featured web browser, and a removable battery.

Get the full BlackBerry experience on a touchscreen device, pretty awesome – as it has been said, “it’s set to take the world by storm”.

According to it’s manufacturer, the BlackBerry Storm has 4.6 hours of talk time and up to 360 hours of standby time, which is very impressive.

And according to FCC radiation tests, the BlackBerry Storm has a digital SAR rating of 0.50 W/kg at ear, 0.57 W/kg on body but actual SAR may vary.

Quick Highlights:

  • 3.2 Megapixel Autofocus Camera With Facial Recogition Takes Crisp Pictures, Long Video Clips
  • 3.25″ Display Adjusts Orientation And Provides Click Feedback
  • Built-in Music Player Lets You Download Music Over-the-air Or Sync With A PC
  • Exclusive For Verizon: Only True “World Phone” BlackBerry
  • First BlackBerry Smartphone With Tactile Touch Software
  • Smooth, Attractive Web Browser With Touch Navigation
  • Supports VZ Navigator Audible Turn-by-turn Directions
  • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard Lets You Send Text, Instant and Email Messages

BlackBerry Storm Advanced Features

  • Digital Camera – 3.2 Megapixel Resolution (2048 x 1536 Pixels Max), LED Flash, Face Detection, Editing Tools
  • MP3 Player – Plays MP3, WMA, WMA ProPlus, AAC, AAC+ Files
  • GPS Services Support – Yes, Get Turn-by-Turn Directions with VZ Navigator
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology – Yes, v2.1, Headset, Handsfree, DUN, OPP, FTP, BPP, HID Profiles Supported
  • Video Capture / Camcorder – VGA Resolution, 120 FPS, Multiple Formats
  • QWERTY Keyboard – Yes, Virtual QWERTY Keyboard Displays On 3.25″ Touchscreen
  • Bluetooth Stereo Headset (A2DP) – Yes, Supports A2DP and AVRC Profiles So You Can Stream Music To Compatible (A2DP) Devices
  • Voice-driven Menus – Yes, Advanced Voice Commands With No Pre-training Needed
  • Parental Controls – Yes, Keep Track of Your Child’s Whereabouts with Chaperone from Verizon Wireless Get It Now Service

Battery Life

  • Battery Type – LiIon
  • Talk Time – Up to 280 Minutes
  • Standby Time – Up to 360 Hours

BlackBerry Storm Compatibility Features

  • Standard 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack – Yes
  • Verizon Wireless Visual Voicemail Compatible – Yes
  • Device Supports Voice Plans – Yes
  • Available For Purchase Without Service Plan – Yes
  • Device Supports Verizon Connect Plans – Yes

Core Features

  • Color Main Display – 3.25″ LCD, 480 x 360 Pixels, Over 262,000 Colors
  • Color – Black and Silver
  • Style – Candy Bar Touchscreen
  • Touch Screen – Yes, Intuitive Touchscreen Provides Tactile Click Interaction With Software
  • Speakerphone – Yes, Dual Stereo Speakers
  • Voice-activated Dialing – Yes, Advanced Voice Dialing Requires No Phone Pre-training
  • To-Do List – Yes
  • Voice Memo – Yes, Up To 1 Hour Total
  • Alarm – Yes
  • Calculator – Yes
  • Calendar – Yes
  • Vibrate – Yes
  • Phonebook Capacity – 1,000 Entries
  • Multiple Numbers Per Name – 5 Number Entries and 2 Email Address Per Contact
  • TTY Compatible – Yes
  • M3 Hearing Aid Compatible – Yes, M3 Rated
  • Text to Speech – Yes

BlackBerry Storm Technical Specifications

  • Application Platform – BREW
  • Data Download Speed – 1xEV-DO Rev. A (Up to 3.1 Mbps) and 1xRTT (Up to 130 Kbps)
  • Network Compatibility – GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS 2100
  • 3G Data Speeds – Yes
  • Built-In Memory – 1 GB On-board Memory
  • Expandable Memory Capacity – Supports MicroSD/Transflash Format Cards, Up To 16 GB Card Size Max
  • Dimensions – 4.4 in x 2.5 in x 0.6 in
  • Weight – 5.5 oz

Messaging Features

  • Multimedia Messaging – Yes, Send and Receive Picture or Video Messages With TXT+PIX+FLIX Messaging Add-on Rate Plan Feature
  • HTML Web Browsing – Full HTML Web Browsing With Touch Navigation, Bookmarks, High-speed Data Downloads
  • Text Messaging (SMS) – Yes, Send and Receive Text Messages With TXT+PIX+FLIX Messaging
  • Email Client – Works With BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Integrates Easily With Personal Accounts
  • Instant Messenger Built-in – Yes, Send and Receive Instant Messages With TXT+PIX+FLIX Messaging

Personalization and Fun Features

  • Polyphonic Ringtones – Yes, Downloadable
  • Custom Ringtones – Yes
  • MP3 Ringtones – Yes, Supports MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+ Files
  • Ringer Profiles – Yes
  • Picture Caller ID – Yes
  • Games – Yes, Downloadable BREW Titles
  • Customizable Graphics – Yes, Downloadable

Recommended Optional Plan Features

  • Verizon Wireless Rhapsody Options – Yes, Supports Access To Unlimited Music From Rhapsody
  • Verizon Wireless Voice Plan Options – Yes
  • Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Plan Options – Yes
  • Verizon Wireless TXT+PIX+FLIX Plan Options – Yes
  • Verizon Wireless Tethering Plan Options – Yes, With Verizon’s Broadband Access Connect

What comes In The Box With The New Phone

  • Additional Items Included – Battery, Wall Charger, User Guide, USB Cable, 8 GB Micro SD Card

2 opinions on “BlackBerry Storm 9530

  • I have to say I was very impressed with the quality of the integrated camera in the phone. Cell phone cameras aren’t normally the very best but this one surprised me.

    The voice driven menu was a little shaky at first but you just need to be a little clear for it to understand you. The phone’s battery has also lasted over a day with quite a bit of usage. Not a bad choice at all, might just give the iphone a challenge.

  • I like the phone with the GPS and big clear screen. Sometimes the phone could be very big with these features, but this phone BlackBerry Storm 9530 looks pretty small. It is the right phone for me.

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