RIM launches touch-screen iPhone rival

by admin October 8, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Research In Motion (RIM) is continuing to confront the encroachment of Apple’s iPhone into its traditional business arena, with a second iPhone killer device, this time featuring a touch screen.

Reports of a touch screen phone, codenamed Thunder, first surfaced back in May this year. However RIM has launched the touch screen model on Wednesday, and it is called the BlackBerry Storm.

The device will be officially available sometime in the Autumn, exclusively to Vodafone subscribers in Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand, and Verizon Wireless subscribers in the United States.

A Vodafone spokesman told Techworld that the device would be available sometime in November.

Read more: macworld.com