October 16, 2009

Vodafone launches BlackBerry Storm 2

Vodafone has launched the, not-so-secret, BlackBerry Storm 2, which can now be pre-ordered ahead of its release on October 26th. The device has an improved screen, slimmer profile and Wi-Fi.

Details (provided by Vodafone)

Hardware Features

* Smooth design and premium finish with sloped edges, chrome accents, glass lens and stainless steel backplate
* Large (3.25”), dazzling, high resolution 360 x 480 display at 184 ppi
* Capacitive touch-screen with integrated functions (Send, End, Menu, Escape) and new SurePress technology that makes clicking the display practically effortless
* Global connectivity support: UMTS/HSPA (2100Mhz), quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM and Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g) networks
* 3.2 MP camera with variable zoom, autofocus, flash and video recording
* 256 MB of Flash memory
* 2 GB of onboard memory storage and a microSD/SDHD memory card slot that supports up to 16 GB cards today and is expected to support 32 GB cards when available
* Premium and easy-to-access phone features, background noise suppression technology, loud distortion-free speakerphone and face detection (proximity sensor) that prevents accidental clicks and blanks the screen while the user is on the phone
* Media player for videos, pictures and music, plus BlackBerry® Desktop Manager for both PCs and Macs, and BlackBerry® Media Sync for easily syncing iTunes® and Windows Media® Player music with the smartphone*
* Vodafone’s music client pre-installed, giving access to an extensive catalogue of artists
* A 3.5 mm stereo headset jack and dedicated volume controls
* Bluetooth® (2.1) with support for Secure Simple Pairing, hands-free headsets, stereo headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals
* Built-in GPS for maps and other location-based applications, as well as photo geotagging
* Access to BlackBerry App World™, featuring a broad and growing catalog of mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. Categories include games, entertainment, IM and social networking, news, weather, productivity and more. Applications developed for the original BlackBerry Storm are fully compatible with the BlackBerry Storm2
* BlackBerry® Internet Service and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server support
* Removable, rechargeable 1400 mAhr battery that provides approximately 6 hours of talk time on 3G networks and 280 hours of standby time

BlackBerry OS 5

* More responsive experience and includes usability and visual enhancements such as inertial scrolling, spin boxes that make it easier to set dates and times, gradient shading on buttons and more use of animation
* Typing accuracy and selection have been significantly refined
* BlackBerry® Browser improved with faster JavaScript and CSS processing as well as support for Gears and BlackBerry Widgets
* Customers running BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 5 will gain the ability to:

* Set follow-up Flags on the handset like they can in Microsoft® Office Outlook®
* Manage Microsoft Exchange email folders (Add, Rename, Move, Delete) on the handset
* Access remote files shares (Windows Shares); Save, View, Edit, and Email documents from remote file shares
* Forward appointments and view calendar attachments on the handset
* Benefit from wireless sync improvements for Contacts, including sync for multiple contact folders, personal Distribution Lists and contacts in Public/Shared folders

* Certain music files may not be supported, including files that contain digital rights management technologies.

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