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BlackBerry Storm 9530

Announced
Oct 8, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Nov 21, 2008

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon

Pros

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Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (185 ppi)
  • Too little RAM memory (128 MB RAM)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The Storm is the BlackBerry with touch sensitive screen, targeted as a rival to the iPhone. It features 3.2” display, 3.2MP camera, full HTML browser, on-screen SureType keyboard and all is 0.5” in thickness. This one is the CDMA/GSM hybrid that can operate both with Verizon Wireless and on GSM networks.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • BlackBerry (4.7.x)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.43 x 2.45 x 0.54 inches (112.5 x 62.2 x 13.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.47 oz (155 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Other; Right: Volume control, Camera shutter

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 360 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 185 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 46.71 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 128 MB RAM / 192 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 1 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (697 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 15.0 days (360 hours)
      the average is 20 days (483 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1400 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • HTML Browser

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, EV-DO Rev.A
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Notes, Calculator, Document viewer, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Serial Port (SPP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (32 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 21 Oct 2008
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        L6ARBW70CW link

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 08 Oct 2008
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This device is also known as BlackBerry Thunder


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