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BlackBerry Storm 9500 Vodafone Locked Touch Screen Mobile Phone

Released on 20 April 2009

Manufacturer: BLACKBERRY

4.0 out of 5 (10 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Designed to satisfy the needs of both consumers and business customers, the BlackBerry Storm smartphone combines the powerful communications features, global connectivity and personal productivity advantages of the BlackBerry platform with a revolutionary touch-screen technology that dramatically enhances the touch interface and enables easy and precise typing. The world's first "clickable" touch-screen responds much like a physical keyboard and also supports single-touch, multi-touch and gestures for intuitive and efficient application navigation.

The BlackBerry Storm smartphone comes with an innovative touch-screen that actually depresses ever so slightly when the screen is pressed. The user distinctly feels the screen being pressed and released with a gentle "click", similar to the feeling of a key on a physical keyboard or a button on a mouse. The "clickable" touch-screen gives the user positive confirmation that they have made a selection and the result is a dramatically enhanced touch interface and a highly-intuitive typing experience.

In addition to the familiar navigation keys ("phone," "menu" and "escape") that are common to other BlackBerry smartphones, the new BlackBerry Storm adds support for multi-touches, taps, slides and other touch-screen gestures, so customers can easily highlight, scroll, pan and zoom for smooth navigation.

The BlackBerry Storm smartphone also features a built-in accelerometer, allowing its touch-screen to automatically switch between landscape mode and portrait mode as the user rotates the handset - RIM's SureType keyboard layout is available in portrait mode and a full QWERTY keyboard layout is available in landscape mode. Other relevant features, such as cut and paste, are only a touch away for the ultimate smartphone experience.

Wi-Fi Support
Link to wireless networks or hotspots with Wi-Fi connectivity. While away from your regular home or work coverage areas, you can still access streaming audio and video1, BlackBerry® data services and more.

Long Lasting Battery
With a powerful battery and removable back plate for easy battery swapping, the BlackBerry® Storm smartphone helps you do what you love, longer.

Fast Network Connectivity
Built for speed and endurance, the BlackBerry Storm offers fast, reliable browsing and communication coverage.

High Resolution Display
A high resolution 480x360 screen displays over 65,000 colours across a large wide screen - creating an awe-inspiring display that enhances all your multimedia.

Camera and Video Recording
Snap pictures like a pro with the built-in 3.2 MP camera featuring auto-focus and auto-flash. Or catch the sound and action, then share it with friends with the video camera function.

Call Switching
The familiar BlackBerry phone buttons are at the bottom of the BlackBerry Storm, ensuring an easy transition from browsing to call taking, without compromising current on-screen data.

Main Features:

Locked to Vodafone

  • Camera:3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, video, flash
  • Operating System: BlackBerry OS
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
  • Browser: HTML
  • Games: Yes, plus more downloadable


  • 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network: HSDPA 2100


  • Dimensions: 112.5 x 62.2 x 14 mm
  • Weight: 155 g


  • Type: TFT touchscreen, 65K colours
  • Size: 360 x 480 pixels, 3.25 inches
  • Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate


  • Type: Polyphonic (32 channels), MP3
  • Customisation: Download
  • Vibration


  • Phonebook: Yes, Photocall
  • Call records: Yes
  • Card slot: microSD (TransFlash), microSDHC, up to 8 GB
  • Internal memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Storage memory: 1 GB storage memory
  • Processor: 624 MHz CPU


  • GPRS: Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
  • EDGE: Class 10, 236.8 kbps
  • 3G: HSDPA
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v2.0
  • USB: Yes, v2.0

Other Features:

  • Built-in GPS
  • A-GPS function
  • BlackBerry maps
  • DataViz document viewer/editor
  • Java
  • Media player MP3/WMA/AAC+
  • 3.5 mm audio output jack
  • Video player MPEG4/3gp/H.264/WMV
  • Organizer
  • Calculator
  • Voice dial
  • Built-in handsfree
  • Voice memo


  • Type: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1400 mAh
  • Stand-by time: Up to 360 h
  • Talk time: Up to 5 h 30 min

customer Reviews

 Average rating (10 reviews)

 Ooooh A Clicky Touchscreen!!

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Top 100 Mobile Reviewer

Ive had this from Vodafone for about 2 months now and thought id give it a good going over before i wrote a review about it. This is Blackberrys 1st touchscreen smartphone and they've opted for this clickable touchscreen thingy which at first feels so weird,like you're going to break the screen because the whole screen clicks just like a normal phone keypad or pc mouse,does take some getting used to! To make sure you're going to hit the right key,just before you 'click' the key lights up blue just so you know what you're going to hit which is helpful. As you'd expect, the email is a piece of cake to set up although Vodafone in their wisdom took away the wi-fi on the 9500 Storms for the UK, probably to keep the cost down but left it on the US BB Storms (the 9530) so all web browsing has to be done over 3G which is a bit disappointing but it seems nippy enough. The media player is cracking, it will play converted movies (MP4) seamlessly on its vibrant and crisp widescreen display and also has a top notch mp3 player on board as well. It looks very bulky in the pictures but sits very comfortably in your hand with all the (virtual) keys within easy reach and also sits quite comfortably in your pocket.
This is not quite the iPhone killer but then again every new touch screen smartphone that's released claims to be that but the Storm comes very close! Well played Blackberry.

 What phone are you using?

| | See all blazin100200's reviews (1)

Which phone are the rest of you reviewing? I've had my Storm 6 months (well second the first was replaced after it had been 'fixed' 3 times) and i honestly feel its the worst phone ever. There are so many bugs on it its impossible to get 5 mins worth of pleasure out of it. The speaker quality is appauling, the lock doesnt actually lock the keys, the battery life is shocking, its heavy and unresponsive and it takes 5 mins to turn on! Vodafone have really failed the business and consumer market on this one it needed far more testing and software writing before it was released. Terrible.

 Great Phone

| | See all MI55LH's reviews (86)

A good looking phone with significantly good spec. I found it takes a while to get used to and work out how to use it with ease, but once you've figured it out it's really great. Fab for music, and awesome for pics due to the fairly huge touch screen. Would definitely recommend buying a memory card to incease space, especially if you're planning on having loads of songs etc., otherwise a really good buy!


| | See all Emmy10's reviews (2)

iv had this phone since christmas, and that is the longest i have ever had a phone! Its honestly the best phone i have ever had, i dont use it for business or emails but i use it for internet, texting and music. I LOVE IT! I really dont have the heart to get rid of such a good looking phone. Which i might add has took a trip down the toilet.. and still works! its so easy to use, and the locking mechanisems are great. texting is awesome on the reduced keyboard. This really is the best phone i have ever had, fair enough there are better ones out there, but not for this price!

 Josh Walker

| | See all Bambamwalker's reviews (1)

Very Quick Delivery. Delivery On A Saturday Was Very Surprised With It But Impressed. Phone Works Well. Brand New In Box. Very Good Price. Would Recommand This Product To Any Business Men Or Women.

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