UPDATE: The full Verizon National Account Manager Slide Presentation for the BlackBerry Storm 9530 has now been leaked.
With the rumors and official Verizon leaks flying out all over the Internet, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of the latest BlackBerry Storm news. BBCool is here to help with a round-up of the latest and greatest Top Secret news.
First off, our friends at BlackBerry News got their hands on visual confirmation (posted after the jump) of a pure-GSM BlackBerry Storm variant (model number: 9500) heading to Vodafone in Europe. Here’s what can be made out from the super-tiny (but legit) image:
* 7.2 mbps HSDPA/UMTS (2100/1900/850 MHz)
* Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
* 1GB of memory, 192MB RAM
* 1400 mAhr battery. Standby time: 528 hours
* MicroUSB port
* MicroSD and MicroSDHC expandable up to 8GB
* 3.2 megapixel camera, flash, 2.5x digital zoom, auto focus, and image stabilization
* Video capture. Normal mode (480×320) and MMS mode (176×144)
* Assisted GPS – Enhanced version of GPS that performs at a faster speed
In addition, Pocket-link.co.uk is claiming that we’ll see the BlackBerry 9500 land on Vodafone in the UK before the end of the year, with the BlackBerry Storm label. Previously it was thought that non-Verizon versions of the BlackBerry 95xx series would come with the Thunder moniker, but this may have been dropped.
But wait, there’s more…
New specs for the BlackBerry Storm 9530 (that would be the one coming to Verizon) have been floating around the CrackBerry Forums. These are supposedly “final specs”, so pay close attention to the lack of camera flash, 3G UMTS network bands, and no flash web browsing support.
For Canadians, BlackBerry News has even posted a rumor that Bell has paid a large sum of cash to steal a 6 month device exclusivity out of the hands of CDMA competitor Telus. However, there has yet to be any confirmation of this, so take it with a serious grain of salt.
Final BlackBerry Storm 9530 Specs
EVDO Rev A: (1900/800 MHz)
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
Size: 112.52 x 62.2 x 13.95 mm
Screen: 3.25 ” HVGA+ 480×360 Multi-touch, Gesture Touch
Memory: 1GB flash for media/ 192 meg ram
Camera: 3.2 MP camera, vanity mirror, no flash
Audio: 3.5mm jack, bluetooth stereo, Rhapsody OTA purchase and tethered subscription capable
Browser: Every feature the IPhone safari webkit has, minus support for tabs. No flash support.