The first touch screen BlackBerry from Research in Motion. Introduced in 2008, the Storm is a dual-band phone that supports both CDMA and GSM carriers, including EV-DO (CDMA) and GPRS/HSDPA (GSM) data networks. The original Storm touch screen featured SurePress technology, which required an actual depression of screen keys. In late 2009, the Storm2 replaced SurePress with a multitouch touch screen similar to other smartphones.|
The original Storm, now known as "Storm1," had 1GB of internal storage (Storm2 has 2GB) with expansion via an SD Card. Other features include GPS navigation, a 3.2 megapixel still and video camera with flash and zoom, organizer, a media player for all major A/V formats, e-mail, text messaging, Web browser and Bluetooth. Wi-Fi was absent on the Storm1, but standard on Storm2. See BlackBerry.
The Storm was the first smartphone to combine features such as a three-megapixel camera, built-in GPS, a multi-format media player and support for both CDMA and GSM carriers. (Image courtesy of Research in Motion Ltd., www.blackberry.com)