It features a touchscreen which reacts physically like a button via Sure Press, a Research In Motion patented technology of providing haptic feedback.Its competitors included Apple's i Phone, the Palm Pre, the T-Mobile G1 by HTC praising the Storm for its call quality and its business-oriented features.
This is because GSM carriers in North America, namely AT&T, T-Mobile, Rogers and Fido do not operate on the same frequency bands for 3G as the rest of the world.
If Black Berry Storm is used in Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania or Brazil, HSDPA wireless data speed can be achieved, provided that the local GSM network supports it.
The phone will use the primary network technology of its intended carrier (Verizon) when traveling domestically in the US, and rely upon the GSM/UMTS/HSDPA networks of Vodafone mainly when traveling abroad.
A data, UMTS with HSDPA, and quad-band GSM with EDGE data access speed.
The Black Berry Storm 9500 does not include the CDMA module and is destined for use outside North America.
However, the Black Berry Storm only has European, Oceania, Asia and Brazil UMTS and HSDPA frequency bands.
Therefore, if the Black Berry Storm is used with GSM wireless carriers in North America, the Black Berry Storm will only be able to access wireless internet at EDGE data speed maximum.
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