The ubiquitous companion of globe-trotting Asian travellers gets even better as the new BlackBerry Storm makes its appearance in Hongkong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia in May.
The latest incarnation of the popular smartphone device by RIM (Research in Motion) offers more user-friendly features, making it easy for corporate executives to connect with their homes and offices while on business trips.
BlackBerry Storm has a wider screen, delivering the first “clickable” touch-screen smartphone for quick and precise typing. Its 3.25-inch screen makes reading emails and web surfing easy for those who need to get online. What’s great is that the web browser works in either portrait or landscape modes due to its built-in orientation sensor.
Users can download email attachments and do last-minute changes on a powerpoint presentation or a word document.
Besides being a top-notch phone with built-in GPS capability, BlackBerry Storm offers users ready access to IM and social networking services as it comes pre-loaded with applications for Facebook, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk and Flickr.
In Asia-Pacific, BlackBerry Storm is already available in Australia, New Zealand and India.