More Verizon BlackBerry Storm details surface

More details and specs of the rumored touch-screen RIM BlackBerry Storm for Verizon Wireless leak out.

Engadget Mobile

Sheesh. A girl goes on vacation and that's when the cell phone world decides to drop a bomb. Obviously, the big headline Tuesday was the official unveiling of the T-Mobile G1, but turns out there was some non-Google Android related news that might also pique your interest.

Last week, we reported on the rumored touch-screen RIM BlackBerry Storm that's headed to Verizon Wireless, and while details were sparse at the time, it looks like Engadget Mobile got its hands on some internal documents with further details about the smartphone.

First, the BlackBerry Storm will feature a 3.25-inch, 480x360 touch screen, which is better than the BlackBerry Bold's (yowza), and it will offer tactile feedback and auto rotation. As for text entry, you will have the option of a virtual full QWERTY keyboard in landscape mode and a SureType keyboard in portrait mode.

The handset will also be one of the most connected phones with CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A, quad-band GSM/EDGE, and 2100MHz HSPA support. Standalone and assisted GPS is reported to be onboard. There will be 1GB of internal memory with a microSD expansion slot; reportedly, a 8GB microSD card will come in the box.

Other goodies include full HTML browsing with support for attachment downloads and video streaming; a 3.2-megapixel camera with video recording, auto-focus, flash, and zoom; built-in instant messaging clients (Yahoo, Windows Live, Google, and AOL; visual voicemail; and support for V Cast and VZ Navigator. Of course, no word yet on launch dates or pricing, but I'm definitely chomping at the bit to see this rumor become a reality.

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Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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