BlackBerry Storm 9530
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The BlackBerry Storm 9500 brings all the functionality of a BlackBerry in touchscreen form. It's a real iPhone alternative and its exclusive to Vodafone. Aimed at everyday phone users and business users, it's free on a pay monthly contract from £40 per month and all deals include unlimited Internet and BlackBerry email.
The 3.25 inch touchscreen is clear and crisp with a high resolution of 480x360 pixels. Built using a unique new technology, the screen is spring-loaded so the whole screen effectively acts as one big button. When in landscape mode a large QWERTY keyboard appears on screen for easy text input. Browsing the web using the large screen is a good experience. Especially with 'Cursor Mode', which gives you an on-screen mouse pointer. You can move your finger around the screen and click on any point with mouse like precision for web links or editing documents. GPS is also present and you'll receive 6 months free subscription to Vodafone's Find & Go sat nav service.
The inbuilt music and media player is good and is tightly integrated with Vodafone's Music Store service where you can download new tracks, albums and listen to 30 second previews of the latest songs. The BlackBerry Storm can also sync with iTunes. There's 1GB of memory on board, which can be expanded using a memory card. The camera is 3.2 megapixels with autofocus, flash and built Flickr and Facebook applications.
Standby battery time: 2 weeks and 20 hours
Average Rating: Array / 5 from 2 reviews
Carsten Basile 31st Jul 2009
Likes: Email and Web access plus applications.
Dislikes: Touch screen not so friendly as you have to push in.
Adele Clee 31st Jul 2009
Likes: Touch screen
- 3.5 mm Audio jack
Standard sized audio jack for listening on headphones.
This phone has an autofocus function allowing you to take pictures without the need to focus
Bluetooth allows users to pair with other Bluetooth devices. This allows a wireless connection to a Bluetooth headset or carkit so that you can carry out a conversation without the need to hold your handset. Particularly useful for conversing whilst driving.
- Built-in handsfree
You can use this phone's built-in speaker to listen to incoming or outgoing calls and music handsfree.
This phone has a calculator built in.
This phone has an organiser which includes a Calendar
Almost all mobile phones now come with a built in camera and their quality is increasing to rival many stand alone point and shoot cameras. For example, the HTC Desire HD has an 8 megapixel camera, which enables you to take great photos, on the go.
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This phone is capable of sending and receiving email
This phone has a camera with an in-built flash
- FM Radio
Allows you to tune into FM Radio channels, the headset is used as the antenna.
Stands for General Packet Radio System. This basically allows you to browse internet websites using your phone. GPRS is mainly used for text based information - getting football results, checking train timetables, reading the news etc. GPRS is not bad at downloading pictures, however it is slower than 3G. You can use GPRS to received and send Multimedia messages such as a text with a picture.
It is advisable to choose a 3G handset for decent download speeds of videos and pictures rather than GPRS, however GPRS is pretty good for text based information and pictures with lower definition.
- GPS navigation
Sofware that interacts with the Global Positioning Satellite system for pin-point route-finding anywhere in over 100 countries.
- Instant messaging
Instant messaging (often abbreviated simply to IM) offers real-time communication.
You can browse the Internet using your phone. The speed of browsing is dependent on the handset in question for example if the phone is 3G then your browsing speed will be significantly higher than a GPRS phone.
- Memory expandable via MicroSD card
This allows you to expand the phone's memory using MicroSD cards. MicroSD cards are available in various sizes, the most popular being 1GB or 2GB which can hold thousands of songs and hundreds of pictures.
- MP3 Player
The phone includes an MP3 player which allows you to play and store music. Works in a similar fashion to normal MP3 players in that you can upload Music onto the phone's memory or onto an external memory stick (size of memory slot dependent on phone). Once the music is loaded you can listen to it either on the phone's speakers or using a pair of headphones that is compatible with the handset.
- MP3 Ringtone
You can choose an MP3 song from your MP3 player on your phone and set this as your ring tone on this phone
MPEG4 is most commonly used to store digital and digital video streams, including those defined by MPEG. It can also be used to store other data such as still images. MPEG-4 Part 14 allows streaming over the Internet and carries an officiall filename extension of .mp4, thus the container format is often referred to simply as MP4.
- Multimedia Service MMS
Allows you to send and receive picture messages
- Office applications
This phone has Office applications
- Polyphonic ring tone
Polyphonic ringtones are ringtones that play several types of tones at a time (up to 70 in recent phones)
- SMS - text messages
Short message service - allows you to send and receive texts
- T9 Predictive Text
You can select predictive text on this phone
- Touch sensitive
This phone has touch sensitive keys
A USB port allows you to connect your phone to your computer
- Video player
- Video recorder
- Voice Command
You can set certain voice commands which are then recognised by your phone such as "call home", "call [girlfriend's name]" etc.
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