BlackBerry Unleashes The Storm


The arrival of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) Ltd.'s first ever touch screen device, has been a much-awaited event among the Blackberry faithful. On Wednesday, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone and RIM wet their appetites, officially announcing the BlackBerry Storm.

While the exact availability date and pricing has yet to be announced, RIM said the BlackBerry Storm, formerly known as the BlackBerry Thunder, will be exclusive to Verizon in the U.S. and Vodafone elsewhere.

The Storm, which features what RIM is calling a "clickable" touch screen, meaning it depresses slightly with a tap and clicks to tell the user the action has been taken, is BlackBerry's official answer to the Apple iPhone. The touch screen measures 3.25 inches with 480 x 360 resolution 184 ppi.