Review round-up: BlackBerry Storm

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    Research In Motion's BlackBerry Storm comes out for Verizon network Friday. The mobile communication device does email, GPS, music, movies, and internet browsing, in addition to making phone calls.
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The holiday smartphone forecast is getting gusty. Last month the "Google phone" – T-Mobile's G1 – arrived. Before that came Sprint's Instinct and Apple's iPhone 3G for AT&T. On Friday, Research In Motion and Verizon will begin selling the BlackBerry Storm for $199 with a two-year contract. The reviews are already in. The first BlackBerry to eschew a keyboard for a touchscreen, the Storm also boasts GPS, video recording, and that old Blackberry standard, corporate email.

Should President-elect Obama and email addicts everywhere ditch their old BlackBerrys for this new one? Should iPhone fanboys put their beloved devices on eBay? The reviews tell the story:

The innovative "click screen"

Where Storm beats iPhone 3G

Where iPhone has an edge

The network

The monthly fee

Navigation and interface

Battery life

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