Research in Motion (RIM) announced today the availability of the new touchscreen Blackberry Storm in the Philippines. The Storm is RIM’s first foray into touchscreen handsets, obviously aimed at the iPhone 3G market.
RIM announced the Blackberry Storm and partnered with Smart Communications and Globe Telecom on postpaid plans.
The Storm is expected to be available from Smart in June. Pricing information and pre-orders are available through the respective Relationship Managers and Account Managers of the Corporate Business and Small and Medium Enterprise Groups, starting from free with the Plan 3500.
This will also be made available for personal subscriptions through the Wireless Consumer and Infinity Groups.
On the other hand, Globe Telecom also announced new Blackberry Personal Postpaid Plans starting today, including the Blackberry Storm handset:
Globe’s Personal BlackBerry Plans are available at Plan 700 for 5 MB of data, which is approximately 55 emails per day. The Plan 850 gives subscriber 8 MB of data for approximately 90 emails per day. The Plan 1100 allows 10 MB of data so its user gets approximately 115 emails per day. Number of emails per day is based on estimated emails using a BlackBerry handset. egular mobile Internet browsing rates of P0.15 per KB apply in excess of the plan.
See full specs of the Blackberry Storm here.