Hot on the heels of a marketing-spiel PowerPoint, we have a slightly more informative user guide for the upcoming BlackBerry Storm on Verizon. The features and specs are generally common knowledge at this point, and as expected the operating system will largely be the same to previous BlackBerry models.
One of the first bits that catches the eye is “Not all wireless service providers support videos on BlackBerry smartphones”. They make it sound like something that’s been around for awhile, and but I couldn’t imagine why a carrier would want to cut that feature out. Hey, it is Verizon we’re talking about – maybe they want to charge a monthly fee for buyers to use video recording.
The home screen changes depending on orientation so that in portrait you’ll see the traditional style, while in landscape you’ll get the full icon list. The call screen got a little bit of a tweak to account for the lack of keyboard and shortcut for speakerphone, as well as providing quick access to flash, conference call and mute options. Cut and paste is still in, if you were worried about that kind of thing. On the whole, not much new or impressive going on, but a good look into the BlackBerry OS if you’re considering picking up the BlackBerry 9500 or 9530 when it comes out on Vodafone or Verizon around early November.