Verizon’s $199 BlackBerry Storm release scheduled for November 21st

Is the BlackBerry Storm even news? Well, though it’s been thoroughly covered on this site via various leaks and tip-offs, a confirmed release date for Verizon’s network is a different thing altogether.

RIM’s first touchscreen BlackBerry smartphone will be released at a juicy $199 price-point, after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year contract, as usual. Support for 3G bands across the world is on-board, thankfully, so users will be able to take advantage of its darling touchscreen display.

Here’s a quick recap of the BlackBerry Storm’s official specs:

– Connectivity:
o US/Verizon Blackberry 9530 Storm:
3G EV-DO Rev. A/CDMA, 2100Mhz UMTS/HSPA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM
o Vodafone Europe/Asia Blackberry 9500 Storm:
– 3.25? 480×36 px, 184 ppi TFT LCD Display
– 3.2 mpx camera with variable zoom, auto focus and flash
– Built-In GPS
– Accelerometer
– Ambient light sensor
– 1GB onboard memory
– 128 MB Flash (flash memory)
– microSDHC memory card support (up 16 GB)
– 3.5 mm headphone jack
– 1400 mAhr battery wih 6 hrs talk and 15 days stand-by time on 3G
– Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP/AVRCP

Though it supports up to 16GB of memory, an 8GB microSD card will be bundled with all Storm packages. Watch for it on November 21st, Friday, on your regular Verizon Wireless purchasing channels.

Author: David Gonzales

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