OtterBox Defender case for BlackBerry Storm announced

Jan 29, 2009
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Whether its left you screaming in frustration or cooing in delight, the last thing you want is to see your BlackBerry Storm smashed on the cold, harsh ground.  Happily OtterBox have finally wheeled out one of their sturdy cases for the touchscreen smartphone, and while it won't make it water-resistant, it will add protection against drops, bumps and dust.

Three layers are involved.  Firstly there are two separate polycarbonate screens, one over the Storm's touchscreen and front-panel buttons and the other over the camera and flash.  Then there's a high-impact polycarbonate shell, which OtterBox call "a captivating combination of style & protection", but I'd call black and chunky.  Finally, a silicone skin goes over, to cushion the smartphone from bumps and shocks.

There are cut-outs for the audio jack and keys, plus slots for the speakers and microphone, and they throw in a holster which supports the Storm's magnetic proximity sensor that automatically shuts off the display.  The OtterBox case for the BlackBerry Storm is available now, priced at $49.95.

Press Release:

A Captivating Combination of Style & Protection, the OtterBox for the BlackBerry Storm smartphone

Fort Collins, COLO.—Stop traffic and turn heads with the OtterBox Defender Series™ case for the BlackBerry® Storm™ smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM). Offering complete interaction with the keys, BlackBerry® SurePress™ touch technology, sync/charge, USB port, camera and more, this case provides a captivating combination of looks and defense from bumps, drops and scratches.

Three essential layers on this case safeguard your BlackBerry Storm smartphone from whatever the day brings:
Layer 1: two built-in polycarbonate screens, one over the smartphone screen and buttons and a separate one over the camera and flash.
Layer 2: Hi-impact polycarbonate shell
Layer 3: Silicone skin to absorb bump and shock
Access your audio jack, as well as the convenience, lock, mute, volume and navigation keys right through the case. Acoustic vents safeguard the microphone, speaker and receiver while maintaining clear sound transmission. The ambient light sensor also remains functional through a polycarbonate window.

Carry your smartphone hands-free with the included ratcheting holster. Also, the BlackBerry Storm smartphone features a magnet proximity sensor which automatically shuts off the display to maximize battery life when stored, a feature fully supported with the OtterBox holster.

From hectic travel to on-the-go work and weekend schedules, the OtterBox for the BlackBerry Storm smartphone unites recognized Defender Series protection in a sleek design ideal for any lifestyle.

Additional Information:

Environmental Protection:
Drop and Shock- Protection against drop, bump & shock
Water Protection- Not tested or recommended for water protection
Dust Intrusion- Dust does not enter in a sufficient quantity to interfere with satisfactory operation of equipment
Colors:
Layer 2: black
Layer 3: black
Belt Clip: black
Dimensions (Case Only):
4.76 x 2.80 x 0.90 in (120.90 x 71.12 x 22.86 mm)
Approximate Weight (Case Only; including layer 1):
0.179 lb (81.2 grams)
About OtterBox:

Founded in 1996, OtterBox is highly respected in the design and production of rugged and semi-rugged cases to safeguard technology and other valuables.

Built upon fundamentals of hard work, creativity and perseverance, OtterBox is the innovator of premier protective solutions for leading global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors.

For more information, visit www.otterbox.com or call 888-695-8820.OtterBox, never out of its element!


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