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A Storm is coming


LIME, the Caribbean’s largest full service communications company, and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, last week announced availability of the new BlackBerry(r) Storm(tm) smartphone for LIME customers in St Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}}

The BlackBerry Storm smartphone delivers the renowned functionality and usability of the BlackBerry(r) solution and incorporates the world’s first ‘clickable’ touch-screen with advanced multimedia and communications capabilities to deliver entertainment, information and communications to your fingertips.

“There is a lot of excitement about the BlackBerry Storm in the Caribbean Market,” said LIME’s Executive Vice President Commercial, Mariano Doble. “The BlackBerry Storm gives you the powerful email and messaging capabilities of the BlackBerry solution, but it is also an incredible handset for multimedia, web access and voice calls. Customers can’t wait to get their hands on it. In fact, we have pre-orders already.”

He added, “Combined with the Caribbean’s first prepaid offer for BlackBerry service from LIME, the BlackBerry Storm is a perfect choice for customers who have been itching to get their first BlackBerry smartphone. LIME is offering the smartphone with flexible prepaid and postpaid plans from as low as $45 per month, which gives customers the best value for their money, making LIME the right choice for anyone who wants to get a BlackBerry Storm.”

The stylish smartphone boasts exceptional performance, a stunning display and rich features including global connectivity support, GPS, web browser, media player, camera and the industry’s leading email and messaging capabilities – all designed to give users an exceptional mobile experience.

The BlackBerry Storm smartphone’s revolutionary SurePress(tm) touch-screen, which was recently awarded the GSMA’s Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough Award at Mobile World Congress 2009, depresses ever so slightly when the screen is pressed, dramatically enhancing the touch interface for both typing and navigation. Virtual keyboards on the BlackBerry Storm respond like a physical keyboard to allow easy and precise typing and the interface supports single-touch, multi-touch and gestures for intuitive and efficient navigation. Consumers and business customers alike will appreciate this unique combination of a large and vibrant screen with a truly tactile touch interface.

The BlackBerry Storm smartphone brings images to life with stunning clarity through its gorgeous 3.25-inch, high resolution (480×360 at 184ppi), colour display. A multimedia powerhouse, the BlackBerry Storm has a built-in media player that handles a variety of music formats. It features a 3.2 megapixel camera with variable zoom, auto focus and a powerful flash that also provides continuous lighting when recording video. Through its integrated GPS, the BlackBerry Storm smartphone can pinpoint its exact location, supporting the geotagging of pictures and other location-based applications and services.