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Original Blackberry Storm 9530 - Brand New - Unlocked - Price REDUCED for 1 Week Only Hot item!
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Original Blackberry Storm 9530 - Brand New - Unlocked - Price REDUCED for 1 Week Only

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Design
Somewhere between the aesthetics of the
BlackBerry Bold and the iPhone 3G you'll find the chic BlackBerry Storm. The large, colourful screen lends itself to comparison with Apple's wunderkind, but the details of the design are undeniably BlackBerry.

The Storm is sexy: a combination of glossy piano-black and stainless steel line the display, with a faux brushed metal matte-black plastic battery cover. External keys on the edges are also in steel and include a volume rocker and a dedicated camera shutter button. The Storm features a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top-right side of the phone, as all self-respecting multimedia mobiles should.

To complement the touchscreen input, the Storm also sports a familiar quartet of mechanical keys below the screen, the same calling keys and BlackBerry context-sensitive menu button we've seen on all recent release BlackBerry handsets.

Touchscreen
A BlackBerry with a touchscreen may seem like a Porsche with wings — as though the two don't quite go together — but trust us; this is a cool step forward for the BlackBerry family. It seems that BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) anticipated a reticence to touchscreens from its loyal fans so it developed a depress-able screen and software it calls SurePress.

The touchscreen uses the same capacitive touchscreen technology as the iPhone and it registers contact with the surface as accurately. Unlike the iPhone, contact with the screen will only highlight a selection, not execute one. Opening a program requires you to touch the screen then press gently — this is SurePress in action. While this may seem like extra effort, it actually acts as a second chance. Rather than regularly opening and closing programs by mistake, or mistyping letters in an email, you have that split second to realise you've hit the wrong key before pressing on the screen.

Features
On paper the Storm is a classic BlackBerry. It puts in something new, the touchscreen, but takes something away: in this case that's Wi-Fi. When you consider that the Storm was developed in partnership with phone carriers Vodafone and Verizon in the US, it makes sense that the Storm wouldn't feature hardware capable of circumventing the carriers ability to make money off data services. Still, for consumers this is a bit of a blow.

For chewing through said data, the Storm features HSDPA network support and browses the web through the same BlackBerry browser we find in the Bold, optimised for touchscreen input, of course. The Storm also includes Bluetooth for pairing to hands-free headsets.

In regards to pre-installed software, BlackBerry aficionados won't be missing any standard inclusions like the excellent messaging client, document readers, a variety of instant messaging apps and the browser. As an exclusive to Vodafone, our review unit also included links to download Vodafone service apps like MusicStation and the always improving Vodafone Compass navigation software.

 

 

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Q:
hi i am in aneed for a phone but i can't choose between the storm and the 9800 the one that touch and slide as well. in terms of quality, speed and functions which one is the better phone. please advice i will like to buy one - Asked by cliffb (18 Rating score between 10 and 49)
05 Jun 13:33 
 
A:
Hi, if you an afford it, go for the 9800, it is far newer technology and thus speed and overall operation is alot smoother and faster.
05 Jun 13:38 
 
Q:
Morning, me again. I did some research on the 9530 and it seems its a very slow phone. Am I correct if I say the Storm 2 9520 is the latest storm and the review on that is much better? If so have you got any for sale and what do they cost?
UPDATED: 28 May 09:25
Thanks for the information. Could you just send me the correct amount i must pay in then please? You do not make use of an overnight delivery service hey? I am in a hurry for the phones seeing its my boys birthday and mother has been searching for the correct phones forever ;) - Asked by speakers (-1)
28 May 08:24 
 
A:
Hi, you are quite correct, the 9530 is slower when compared to the newer 9550, I have those at R1949 each, no need to change anything on your order, you may just pay in the difference if you wish to upgrade to those.
UPDATED: 28 May 09:02
Oops, I meant 9520 as per your research
28 May 09:02 
 
Q:
I am interested to purchase 2 of the Blackberry Storm 9530, is your reduced offer still available at R1499.00 per phone? If so I place my order now, how long before I will receive the phones? Thanks Ronel
UPDATED: 27 May 14:44
our potal code is 2619 orkney north west.How do you charge the delivery costs. Will it be charged together with the selling price. What mega Pixel camera comes with the phone.
UPDATED: 27 May 15:10
Thanks will order now
UPDATED: 27 May 16:15
Hi I seem to have a slight problem. I wanted to make payment with my credit card seeing I don't do internet banking but there is no option for that. Must I make the payment in cash in the morning and if so will the order be processed seeing the reduced price ends at 12 tonight
UPDATED: 27 May 16:29
Thanks I appreciate that.
UPDATED: 27 May 16:30
Thanks I appreciate that. - Asked by speakers (-1)
27 May 14:05 
 
A:
Hi, the reduced price offer ends at midnight tonight , what is your area postal code ?
UPDATED: 27 May 15:07
Hi, it has a 3.2MP camera, I usually charge R169 per device for shipping but I have just reduced that too, shipping to your door will take roughly 7 working days.
UPDATED: 27 May 16:17
Hi, I did reply to your email also, no problem, I will hold the offer for you.
27 May 14:23 
 
Q:
I live in Jhb.In general, how much can I expect to pay when using the normal PO delivery method? What could be the max import duties amount? - Asked by TripleM (4)
26 May 04:21 
 
A:
Hi, on this model the max duties would be around R300, anything more than that and I will pay it for you.
26 May 05:40 
 
Q:
Can I still buy? - Asked by Msacky (-1)
25 May 02:56 
 
A:
Yes
25 May 08:52 
 
 

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