Vodacom South Africa and Research In Motion announced the introduction of the BlackBerry Storm on the South African market. The smartphone is available for both Vodacom’s Prepaid and Contract customers across the country starting January 28, and comes with support for the BlackBerry Internet Service and BlackBerry Enterprise Service.
“The BlackBerry Storm
is a next-generation smartphone designed to meet the communication and multimedia needs of the most demanding customers. With its renowned communications capabilities, rich multimedia features and stylish design, the BlackBerry Storm allows customers to make the most of their time on the go with a fashionable and lifestyle-friendly smartphone,” says Shameel Joosub, Managing Director, Vodacom South Africa.
The BlackBerry Storm is now able to deliver entertainment, information and communications to Vodacom's users. The smartphone has impressive performance, an exceptional display, a wide range of features, including 3G (HSDPA) network support, integrated GPS, desktop-style web pages and advanced multimedia, as well as robust messaging capabilities.The handset
comes with an innovative SurePress touch-screen, able to deliver easiness of typing and navigation to its users. The virtual keyboard on the BlackBerry Storm has physical keyboard-like capabilities and responsiveness, while offering support for single-touch, multi-touch and gestures for an efficient navigation.
“The “clickable” SurePress touch-screen is a remarkable innovation that dramatically enhances the touch interface and user experience. We are very pleased to introduce the first touch-screen BlackBerry smartphone together with Vodacom in South Africa,” said Mark Guibert, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, RIM.
includes a 3.25-inch color display able to offer a 480×360 pixel resolution, a rich multimedia player, built-in speaker and stereo headset, 1GB of onboard memory storage complemented by a microSD/SDHD memory card slot supporting up to 16 GB of external storage, stereo Bluetooth, as well as iTunes synchronization.
The handset will also come preloaded with Facebook, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and Flickr Photo Uploader for BlackBerry Smartphones, along with Vodafone SatNav, powered by Telmap SatNav technology. More information can be found on Vodacom's website