BlackBerry Storm now available on Verizon Wireless

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Since the iPhone was launched last year, all we’ve heard about was iPhone this and iPhone that. For a while, it seemed as though the whole world was caught up in iPhone fever, and it looked like the iPhone is going to be the de facto handset for everyone just like how the iPod is currently king of the hill where portable media players are concerned. Good to know that iPhone fever has died down, although that doesn’t mean it won’t continue to do well though. Other cell phone manufacturers have also stepped up their efforts in a bid to dethrone the iPhone as the definitive touchscreen handset, and we’ve seen efforts from Samsung and LG as well as Nokia recently, but those have failed to capture the imagination of the masses as how the iPhone did. Well, there is some hope that the recently released BlackBerry Storm over Verizon Wireless could be the messiah, or is it not?

While many other smartphones have surfaced over the years, there is still one brand name that holds the trust of many a business customer – and that is BlackBerry. Those who have relied on this platform for years will find it difficult to make a switch to other handsets since it has always been pretty easy to use, while advanced security features offer protection from external threats against their intellectual property. The BlackBerry Storm smartphone does not compromise on security issues and also prides itself in being the first “clickable” touch screen in the world thanks to haptic feedback for intuitive and efficient navigation.

This world phone is able to connect globally in over 200 countries for voice, and 150 countries where data is concerned. US customers will be able to take full advantage of the reliable high-speed 3G Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) network from Verizon Wireless, and it will come with a whole host of productivity tools to get you started right out of the box. The BlackBerry Storm can be picked up for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. For more details on its specifications, check out our previous coverage of the Storm.

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