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First Look: RIM Storm From Verizon

BlackBerry and Verizon Wireless got together in New York City Tuesday to show off the vendor's first touch-screen BlackBerry to the press, ahead of its launch this Friday.

The Storm is RIM's first direct competitor to that other famous 3G touchscreen smartphone. The key difference between the Storm and the iPhone -- on initial contact at least -- is that the Storm's touch screen clicks as you use you it.

So, why don't you click through Unstrung's brief slideshow with photos of some of the demos and, of course, the phone:

The W Before the Storm

The Storm, which runs on Verizon's EV-DO network, will cost your average punter $199 with a two-year contract, after a $50 rebate. Verizon has the exclusive rights on the Storm in the U.S.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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