Talk Up A Storm!!The Verizon leaks keep rolling storming in, so much so in fact that one could begin to think VZW was doing it intentionally, though the take down letter we received on the Minute with Mike video we posted Monday does suggest that is not the case.

Now we have word that Verizon will be giving employees more info on the Storm every Wednesday in an internal communication they have branded Talk Up A Storm.  Keep reading for the full contents of this first installment (nothing really new so don't get too excited), but at least the image on the left is pretty sweet!

Talk Up A Storm: Reliability, Dependability and Style

As we prepare to take the world by storm with our new BlackBerry Storm, we're giving you a weekly sneak peek at some of the device's key features.

Storm delivers all of the dependable functions BlackBerry is known for - e-mail, messaging and communication capabilities - packaged in a stylish and innovative communications device that runs only on America's Largest 3G Network.

Here's a behind-the-scenes look.

Talk Up A Storm - Reliable BlackBerry Features

  • E-mail
    • Productive customers will enjoy staying in touch and ahead of the game by getting their personal and work e-mail when not at their desks.
  • Messaging
    • BlackBerry's renowned messaging capabilities now incorporate a touch-screen that provides smooth, touch and click-through text input. This first-ever touch-screen BlackBerry has the largest and highest resolution screen, built to be the most accurate and most responsive screen of its time, allowing users to get accurate touch navigation and smooth precise text input. 
  • IM
    • With the Storm, customers can access consumer friendly IM, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger and GoogleTalk, while still receiving access to the always popular BlackBerry Messenger.
  • BroadbandAccess
    • Tethering Storm to a laptop is ideal for those who frequently travel and need to use a laptop to check e-mail, access corporate networks or download large files like presentations and reports. EV-DO Rev. A technology enables the highest speed wireless connection to BroadbandAccess, our business data service, which allows customers to wirelessly access their e-mail and calendars, the Internet and other information via a high-speed connection with the security of CDMA technology. 
    • BroadbandAccess offers average download speeds of 600 kilobits per second (kbps) to 1.4 megabits per second and upload speeds of 500-800 kbps, which means customers can download a 1 Megabyte e-mail attachment - the equivalent of a small PowerPoint® presentation or a large PDF file - in about eight seconds and upload the same-sized file in less than 13 seconds.
  • The Network
    • Our network currently supports 68.7 million customers and reaches more than 265 million Americans. A device is only as good as the network it runs on and we have the nation's most reliable wireless network, making the Storm a winner for all customers.

Stay tuned every Wednesday for a new Talk Up A Storm feature and be the first to know what makes the BlackBerry Storm shine.

Here's to hoping we'll see an update each Wednesday. Talk About it in the Forums >>