The Blackberry Storm and the Blackberry Bold are two of the latest phones from Research in Motion, introduced in 2009. They are fairly comparable in their features and specifications, with the Blackberry Storm having a better camera (3 megapixels), slightly more internal memory (1GB) and a touch screen.

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Research In Motion BlackBerry Bold 9000 versus Research In Motion BlackBerry Storm 9530 comparison chart
Edit this comparison chartResearch In Motion BlackBerry Bold 9000Research In Motion BlackBerry Storm 9530
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Weight 4.8 oz (136 g) 5.47 oz (155 g)
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, DUN, OPP, PBA, SAP, A2DP, AVRC version 2.0 Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP 1.5, DUN, PBA, A2DP, AVRC version 2.0
Camera Resolution: 2+ megapixel LED flash / white balance control / geo-tagging Resolution: 3+ megapixel auto-focus, LED flash, image stabilization / white balance control
Dimensions 4.49" x 2.6" x 0.59" (114 x 66 x 15 mm) 4.43" x 2.45" x 0.55" (113 x 62 x 14 mm)
E-mail client push / attachment viewer Protocols Supported: POP3, IMAP4, SSL, Exchange, Domino, GroupWise supports attachments: PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Memory card slot microSD (TransFlash) up to 16 GB microSD (TransFlash) up to 16 GB
Browser supports full HTML sites / plus RSS reader BlackBerry Browser full HTML / pan and cursor modes
Speakerphone Yes Yes
Voice dialing Speaker-independent (automatic) Speaker-independent (automatic)
Flashlight No No
Ruggedized No No
Digital TTY/TDD Some versions. Yes
External Display No No
Polyphonic Ringtones Chords: 32 Chords: 32
Ringer Profiles Yes Yes
USB Version: 2.0 Hi-Speed supports charging, mass storage Version: 2.0 Hi-Speed built-in micro-USB connector / supports charging
Picture ID Yes Yes
Ringer ID Yes Yes
Touch Screen No Primary input method: Finger capacitive, with "SurePress" physical click-press action
Hard Drive No No
MMS Yes Yes
FM Radio No No
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes Yes
Music Player Supported Formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ Supported Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMA ProPlus
Stereo Speakers Yes No
Live TV No No
PictBridge No No
Streaming Video Yes Protocol: RTSP
Video Capture up to 480 x 320 resolution up to QVGA resolution
Alarm Yes Yes
Calculator Yes Yes
Calendar Yes Yes
SyncML No No
To-Do List Yes Yes
BREW No No
Games Yes Yes
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) No No
Push-To-Talk No No
Wireless Carrier AT&T Verizon Wireless
Networks GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 WCDMA 850 / WCDMA 1900 / WCDMA 2100 CDMA 850 / CDMA 1900 GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 WCDMA 2100
Physical design Bar Internal Antenna Bar Internal Antenna
Built-in memory 859 MB (internal memory available to user for storage) 1 GB (internal memory available to user for storage)
GPS Standalone GPS supports LBS / comes with BlackBerry Maps Standalone GPS plus A-GPS / supports LBS
Supports enlarging text No yes
Languages supported Multiple Multiple
Vibrate mode Yes Yes
Text messaging (SMS) 2-Way: Yes 2-Way: Yes
Side buttons voice shortcut on left / volume, camera keys on right shortcut on left / volume, shortcut on right / mute, lock keys on top
Picture messaging No Yes
Voice recorder Yes Yes
Operating System Proprietary Proprietary
Infrared No No
Data network Technology: HSDPA 3.6 Technology: 1xEV-DO rA plus HSPA roaming in Europe, Asia
Auto-complete suggestions for text No in SureType mode
CPU 624 MHz ARM 11
Wi-Fi support Version(s): 802.11 a/b/g No
Java support Yes Yes
Keyboard Layout: QWERTY No
Battery Information 1500 mAh LiIon 1400 mAh LiIon
Estimated Battery Life (Talk time) 5 hours max. (300 minutes) 6 hours max. (360 minutes)
Estimated Battery Life (Standby) 312 hours max. (13 days) 360 hours max. (15 days)
Screen Type LCD (Color TFT/TFD) LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Screen Resolution 480 x 320 pixels 360 x 480 pixels
Screen Colors 65,536 (16-bit) 65,536 (16-bit)
Screen size 2.6" diagonal 3.3" diagonal

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