The BlackBerry Storm is a touchscreen smartphone developed by Research In Motion. A part of the BlackBerry 9500 series of phones, it is RIM's first touchscreen device, and its first without a physical keyboard. It features a touchscreen which reacts physically like a button via SurePress, a Research In Motion patented technology of providing haptic feedback. Its competitors included Apple's iPhone, the Palm Pre, the T-Mobile G1 by HTC and the HTC Touch family.
The Storm has received mixed reviews from critics, with some finding the Storm's touchscreen difficult to use or discovering bugs with the phone's software and others praising the Storm for its call quality and its business-oriented features.
In a 2015 book, Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry, the authors argued that the Storm was the single biggest disaster in smartphone history. Purchase a Blackberry 9500The text above came from the BlackBerry 9500 article on Wikipedia, licensed under the CC-BY-SA license.
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