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April 21, 2009

Blackberry Storm arrives in the Philippines

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.

blackberry storm

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.

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64 Responses to “Blackberry Storm arrives in the Philippines”

  1. Dah! says:

    Better buy from the official distributor. They can provide you with official BlackBerry warranty and the AirTime Loader pre-installed. Just look for the ATL sticker on the box.

  2. ppopex says:

    i can’t believe this, you’re just being dumped with a smartphone with lots of issues! nobody should buy a storm because storm 2 is already in the market.

  3. miamiko says:

    anybody know where to buy storm2 9550 here in manila?

  4. Salome says:

    Hi Miamiko

    You should check Blackberryzuela.com , they are the most reliable seller of blackberry mobile phones in the Philippines…I got a curve from them…

    I think they are directly authorized by RIM

    check it out!

  5. Jonha @ Happiness
    Twitter: SavingisSexy
    says:

    I have never been too techy with phones unlike sa pagkahilig ko sa laptop, kasi for one hindi naman ako nagkakapera sa phone, ako lang gumagastos. Pero ngayon I need to buy a phone na may web browser, pwede kong i hack ang internet connection (you, ang illegal connection, haha) tapos gusto ko din na makapagYM, GTalk with my clients, so ano bang pinakamura na phone na simple lang ang features at hindi ganun ka mahal? I would stick with my jurassic phone kaso I think I need to upgrade because I would be using Google Voice. Ak

  6. cherie says:

    i have a blackberry phone curve 8520…at first 3 days after i got it its actually fine i used the internet everything but after 3 days my internet service is gone and it wont let me to sign in on everything..very disappointing..and i cant find there service center here in the Philippines even the Smart wireless center cant fixed it..im really pissed off of with this phone…

  7. @pj @jane @lexer @PHIL MARC LABRAMONTE

    Blackberry bought from the States or other network provider/country can be used in the Phils. or even any other countries, it just need unlocking
    even prepaid or Pay As You Go mobile phones needs to be unlocked

    contact me for BB unlock/openline
    +639263822488
    mobileunlocker@ymail.com

  8. arnold says:

    for those with golden heart and rich person, please give me gift blackberry phone..its my birthday

  9. John says:

    Be aware, if you get your BB through a plan with Smart, I got mine with a Infinity Plan, supposed to be the best they can offer???, mine require work even while in warranty, then smart will not help, they say, buy a new phone, or, it will take 6 months for warranty repair and no replacement while its away!!!!
    Smart are full of shit when it comes to warranty, I also had a Sony Ericson, with a faulty screen, they had it for 5 weeks, came back exactly the same, not repaired.
    Smart connections are also bad with BB, always losing the signal, and very difficult to report faults.
    Cannot comment on Globe or Sun, but Smart??? full of shit service. Never again.

  10. Anne Marie Laqui
    Twitter: Anne Marie
    says:

    does anyone know a repair center for blackberry storm 2? desperately in need to fix my handset. brought it to greenhills but i can’t trust them to fix it… please email me asap

  11. REGIE MANALO says:

    my BB 9500 LCD was broke… is there anu repair center here in philippines? how much is it if you think? thank you….

  12. Aldrin says:

    @regie, . .it only cost $24.06 if i am not mistaken, shipping fee inc. .

  13. Aldrin says:

    email mo ako if you have a question ..

    neveah_08@hotmail.com

  14. worthing francis says:

    hello sir

    we are hole sale market in Cameroon that deal with all types of phone and will like to do long time business with your company we need blackberry 9500 about 300 pieces for the first order please kindly send to us cif price .thanks

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