SK Telecom and RIM launches BlackBerry Storm2 touch-screen smartphone

The New BlackBerry Storm2 Features Innovative Technology, Advanced Communications and Multimedia Features for Both Work and Play

SK Telecom and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the launch of the first touch-screen BlackBerry smartphone – BlackBerry Storm2 – for customers in South Korea. The BlackBerry Storm2 offers advanced communications and multimedia features, enabling customers to stay connected to co-workers, friends, family and a broad range of content while on the go.

The BlackBerry Storm2 offers South Korean customers a new mobile experience based on a powerful touch-screen design that can meet their needs for work and play.

Key Features

  • Smooth design and premium finish with sloped edges, chrome
    accents, glass lens and stainless steel backplate
  • Large (3.25”), dazzling, high resolution 360 x 480 display at
    184 ppi
  • Capacitive touch-screen with integrated functions (Send, End,
    Menu, Escape) and innovative SurePress technology that makes clicking
    the display practically effortless
  • Global connectivity support: UMTS/HSPA (2100Mhz), quad-band
    EDGE/GPRS/GSM and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) networks
  • 3.2 MP camera with variable zoom, autofocus, flash and video
    recording
  • 256 MB of Flash memory
  • 2 GB of onboard memory storage and a microSD/SDHD memory card
    slot that supports up to 16 GB cards today and is expected to support 32
    GB cards when available
  • Premium and easy-to-access phone features, background noise
    suppression technology, loud distortion-free speakerphone and face
    detection (proximity sensor) that prevents accidental clicks and blanks
    the screen while the user is on the phone
  • Media player for videos, pictures and music, and BlackBerry
    Media Sync for easily syncing photos as well as iTunes and Windows
    Media Player music with the smartphone
  • BlackBerry Desktop Manager for both PCs and Macs to enable
    synching data such as contacts and calendar appointments between a
    computer and the smartphone
  • A 3.5 mm stereo headset jack and dedicated volume controls
  • Bluetooth with support for hands-free headsets, stereo
    headsets, car kits and other Bluetooth peripherals
  • Access to BlackBerry App World, featuring a broad and growing
    catalog of mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry
    smartphones. Categories include entertainment, IM and social networking,
    news, weather, productivity and more
  • Removable, rechargeable 1400 mAhr battery that provides
    approximately 6 hours of talk time on 3G networks and 280 hours of
    standby time
  • BlackBerry Browser with faster JavaScript and CSS processing as
    well as support for Gears and BlackBerry Widgets

Pricing and Availability

The BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone will be available from select SK
Telecom authorized retail channels in early August. For further details
on pricing and availability, please visit www.mysmart.co.kr/blackberry
or contact SK Telecom’s authorized retail channels.

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