Verizon Wireless today announced more details of its upcoming BlackBerry Storm phone, designed by Research In Motion to compete against the Apple iPhone.
In addition to Verizon customers this fall, the touchscreen smartphone will also ship to Vodafone customers across Europe and in Australia, India and New Zealand.
Not surprisingly, Verizon emphasizes Storm features that the iPhone 3G lacks, such as cut-and-paste, Microsoft Office document editing, stereo Bluetooth support and a removable battery.
Availability and pricing will be announced in the next few weeks, the company said.
Also today, Research In Motion announced some new developer tools, including updates to its Java Development Environment which is available as a free download.