Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced that the BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone is available on Verizon Wireless network. The Storm2 with BlackBerry OS 5.0 uses touchscreen technology and comes with hardware and software enhancements, including new SurePress clickable display technology and built-in Wi-Fi.
The BlackBerry Storm2 comes with 3.25-inches, 480 x 360 resolution display at 184 ppi; 3G and global connectivity support; and network connectivity, EV-DO Revision A, UMTS/HSPA (2100 MHz), and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks. In addition, it supports Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) and has 256MB of flash memory with 2GB of onboard media storage and a microSD/SDHD memory card slot with a 16GB card included.
The companies said that the customers running BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 will gain the ability to set follow-up flags, manage e-mail folders, access remote files, forward appointments, and view calendar attachments.
In addition, the Storm2 also comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, Image Stabilisation (IS), flash and video recording capabilities, V CAST music with Rhapsody, 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, bluetooth (v2.1), access to BlackBerry App World, built-in GPS for maps and other location-based applications.
The BlackBerry Storm2 9550 smartphone is available 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.