Blackberry Storm wins its first award

It looks like right around its release, Storm snaps its first award. Read the press release below.

The BlackBerry® Storm™ 9530 Smartphone Wins its First Award!

The CDMA Development Group has awarded RIM and Verizon Wireless its 2008 3G
CDMA Industry Achievement Award for Subscriber Technology Innovation
for the BlackBerry Storm 9530 smartphone.

The award recognizes innovative thinking in regards to services supported
and overall product design. The BlackBerry Storm 9530 takes advantage
of the inherent benefits and the latest technological developments of
3G CDMA networks and offers consumers numerous state-of-the-art
features. (more after the jump…)


Annual Awards Recognize Individuals and Companies for Excellence in Deploying Advanced 3G CDMA Networks, Products and Services

SAN DIEGO — November 20, 2008 —
The CDMA Development Group (CDG) ( announced the recipients
of the 2008 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Awards, presented at a
reception hosted by the CDG at the 2008 3G CDMA North America Regional
Conference in San Diego. The awards recognize individuals and companies
for excellence in deploying advanced CDMA2000® networks, products and

“3G CDMA has proven to be
the ideal choice worldwide for delivering advanced mobile broadband
solutions,” said Perry LaForge, executive director of the CDG.
“Recipients of this year’s Industry Achievement Awards are among the
best and brightest in a very competitive wireless ecosystem. The CDG
commends their achievements and looks forward to tracking their
continued success and innovation in the years to come.”

This year’s 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Award for Subscriber Technology Innovation was awarded to Research In Motion and Verizon Wireless.

The award is given to the companies that have demonstrated innovative
thinking in terms of services supported and terminal design. Resulting
products take advantage of the inherent benefits and latest
technological developments of 3G CDMA, offering consumers
state-of-the-art terminals in both features and packaging.

Building on the success of the BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone,
Research In Motion recently unveiled the BlackBerry® Storm™ 9530
smartphone, to be offered by Verizon Wireless. It’s the first
smartphone to feature support for both EV-DO Rev. A and HSPA networks,
giving BlackBerry Storm users seamless access to high-speed EV-DO Rev.
A networks and HSPA networks¾for true mobile broadband global roaming.
The BlackBerry Storm supports dual-band Rev. A networks, single-band
UMTS/HSPA networks, and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks.

The awards nomination process was open to the general public through the
CDG Web site. Final selection of the industry award winners was made by
CDG executive members as well as representatives of industry
associations and the trade media community.

About CDMA2000

CDMA2000 is the most widely deployed 3G technology, with 277 operators in 102
countries and territories serving more than 463 million subscribers.
Counting 2G cdmaOne™ subscribers, there are almost 475 million CDMA
users worldwide.

CDMA2000 has become the technology of choice for developed and emerging market
operators, and is deployable in the 450, 700, 800, 1700, 1900, AWS and
2100 MHz bands. More than 2,050 CDMA2000 devices from over 110
suppliers have been introduced to the market, including more than 526
Rel. 0 and 95 Rev. A devices on 105 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rel. 0 and 48 Rev.
A systems. More information on CDMA2000 is available on the CDG Web
site at

About CDG

The CDMA Development Group is a trade association formed to foster the
worldwide development, implementation and use of CDMA2000 technologies.
The more than 140 member companies of the CDG include many of the
world’s largest wireless carriers and equipment manufacturers.

The primary activities of the CDG include development of CDMA2000 features
and services, public relations, education and seminars, regulatory
affairs and international support. Currently, there are more than 500
individuals working within various CDG subcommittees on
CDMA2000-related matters. For more information about the CDG, contact
the CDG News Bureau at +1-949-428-8221, or visit the CDG Web site at

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