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BlackBerry Storm 9500

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  • User Score (656)
    7.0 7.0 from 656 reviewers
  • Expert Score (28)
    6.8 6.8 from 28 reviewers
  • Design (18)
    6.2 6.2 from 18 reviewers
  • Value for money (16)
    5.4 5.4 from 16 reviewers
  • Features (18)
    5.7 5.7 from 18 reviewers
  • Ease of use (18)
    6.4 6.4 from 18 reviewers
  • Performance (4)
    5.4 5.4 from 4 reviewers
  • Sound quality (2)
    3.4 3.4 from 2 reviewers
  • Sound (3)
    5.4 5.4 from 3 reviewers
  • Durability (12)
    7.3 7.3 from 12 reviewers
  • Battery performance (16)
    5.6 5.6 from 16 reviewers
  • Display (16)
    6.5 6.5 from 16 reviewers
  • Functionality (2)
    6.0 6.0 from 2 reviewers
  • Camera (13)
    5.1 5.1 from 13 reviewers
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BlackBerry Storm 9500

The BlackBerry Storm 9500 is a touch smartphone that has a unique touch screen and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities that allows you to make a great impression as you travel to any corner of the world. It measures 62.2 mm x 112.5 mm x 13.95 mm (W x H x D) in dimension and weighs approximately 155 g.

Features

The BlackBerry Storm 9500 runs on a 1400 mAhr removable/ rechargeable cryptographic lithium cell that provides it up to 15 days (356 hours) of standby time or up…

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BlackBerry Storm 9500

The BlackBerry Storm 9500 is a touch smartphone that has a unique touch screen and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities that allows you to make a great impression as you travel to any corner of the world. It measures 62.2 mm x 112.5 mm x 13.95 mm (W x H x D) in dimension and weighs approximately 155 g.

Features

The BlackBerry Storm 9500 runs on a 1400 mAhr removable/ rechargeable cryptographic lithium cell that provides it up to 15 days (356 hours) of standby time or up to 6 hours of talk time. It has incorporated stand-alone and assisted GPS as well as preloaded BlackBerry Maps. There is also a high resolution 480 x 360 pixel colour display that is of a transmissive TFT LCD with user selectable font size, light sensing screen that measures 3.25 inches diagonally. The screen can also support over 65000 colours. In terms of data input and navigation, the BlackBerry Storm 9500 incorporates a SurePress touch screen with an on screen keyboard that comes in portrait SureType and Multi-tap, QWERTY landscape. There are also dedicated keys which consist of send, end, menu and return. As for voice input and output, the BlackBerry Storm 9500 has a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, integrated earpiece/ microphone, built-in speakerphone and is Bluetooth v2.0 enabled for mono/ stereo headset or handsfree. The BlackBerry Storm 9500 also has an incorporated media player that supports video formats of MPEG-4 H.263, MPEG-4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.264 and WMV, as well as audio formats of MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA and WMA ProPlus. There is also an integrated 3.2 mega pixel camera with auto flash, auto focus and 2x digital zoom. However, depending on the amount of built-in memory available for use, a microSD card may need to be properly inserted into the smartphone for the video recording feature to function. In terms of ringtones and notifications, the BlackBerry Storm 9500 supports polyphonic/ MIDI ringtones, MP3 ringtones, vibrate mode and LED indicator. For added device security, the BlackBerry Storm 9500 features password protection and screen lock, sleep mode, support for AES or Triple DES encryption when integrated with BlackBerry Enterprise Server, FIP 140-2 Compliant, and optional support for S/ MIME. In terms of memory, BlackBerry Storm 9500 also has 1 GB onboard memory with 128 MB flash memory, and the option to expand with microSD cards.

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  • What is the difference between the storm 9500 and the 9530 ?

    Answered by nilufer2 2009-03-20:

    The only difference is the 9500 does not have a CDMA radio installed and yes the 9530 will work on European 2100MHz 3G Networks.

    Answered by nilufer2 2009-03-31:

    The only difference is the 9500 does not have a CDMA radio installed and the 9530 will work on European 2100MHz 3G Networks.

    Answered by MrRobert 2009-07-24:

    The BlackBerry Storm 9500 and 9530 are similar but differ in some functions like the CDMA radio, RAM and

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