"Storm" brewing for iPhone? RIM hopes so

Research in Motion's BlackBerry Storm smartphone will hit the market in the U.S. and Europe next month with exclusive rights belonging to Verizon Wireless and Vodafone, respectively, RIM is expected to announce today. The Storm, which signals RIM's intent to crash the consumer market, features: a 3.25-inch screen, which is slightly smaller than the iPhone's; the BlackBerry's first touch-screen interface; and 3G network support -- but it lacks Wi-Fi access and weighs 16% more than the iPhone.

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