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BlackBerry Storm 9530

from  $199.99+
68
Global
Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
68

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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User Reviews

30
hessmo
Pros: The camera is pretty decent The sure press screen is fairly intuitive...read more
50
bonedog73
I truly hated this phone for the first two months I had it. But... after Verizon...read more
90
Pooka
I've owned my storm for several months now and have had virtually no problems...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
BlackBerry
Screen size
3.2522
Internal memory
11
Camera
Yes
Talk time
3G
Carriers (US)
Verizon / Alltel
Model

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia, Europe

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Games, Im, Maps, Notes, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
J2ME

Hardware

CPU
528 MHz
RAM
128 MB
ROM
1024 MB
USB
2.0

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor

Controls

External controls
Media, Mute, Keylock
Model

General

Type
Smartphone (BlackBerry)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Talk time
3G
Standby time (max)
356 hours
Battery type
Li-ion

Camera

Camera
Yes

Location

Location support
Yes

Storage

Internal memory
1 GB
Memory card
MicroSD

Connectivity

WiFi
No
Bluetooth
2.0 + EDR

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia, Europe, North america

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Cdma

Display

Screen size
3.25 inches
Screen resolution
Other
Screen type
LCD

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Media

Media playback
Yes

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Games, Im, Maps, Notes, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder
Java
J2ME

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Hardware

RAM
128 MB
USB
2.0

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor

Other features

FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
TTY / TDD
No