BlackBerry Storm set to launch November 15th
0. phoneArena 27 Oct 2008, 03:26 posted on
The wait is almost over, as the Storm is on its way...
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.....my yeys have been open...how do we helop eatchother out?
Will the baby Jesus be getting the first one in time for Christmas?
52. dnaL0R (unregistered)
damn, so i guess that desktop charging cradle is NOT included -_-
WIFI? ......UMMMM.......Do you have a laptop? Or do you like sitting in a coffee shop or on your couch trying to see a phone screen instead of a computer?
does anyone realize vzw does not make phones. blackberry is in the business of selling phones and data plans as well which is why they require blackberry phones to have a blackberry plan. so why then would blackberry want thier phone to have wifi. has any black berry device been wifi capable. and when your on the road and need email wifi isnt going to help.
my god, are there no more important things happening in the world right now than who has the fastest, coolest, phone!!! ITS A FREAKING PHONE! Mine makes calls, omg, and it was free!
OH MY GOSH, good for you. we want to look at phones, get over it and i dont understand why you were on this website if you dont care about phones.?
78. Matt-P (unregistered)
Wow! Holy F Wow! I've learned a small bit from this forum, but mainly laughed my a** off to the point of nearly peeing myself. Most all of you are a bunch of tards, but I'm with you! I think it's funny as hell, and for the conservative, fairy, bible-thumping, homos complaining about the slamming and slander going on here, 3 words: Take A Hike! What else are we suppose to do here, sound like a bunch of sissy geeks that can't crack a joke or have a little laughter in our lives.. If you're not ok with the dialog here, keep it to yourself, as nobody cares what you have to say. Go to a forum with other ferries that feel the same way. With that said, I am a huge proponent of the Blackberry. Currently using the 8310 Curve through ATT. I just recently downloaded and installed the East Asia version of OS 4.5 It is actually pretty bad a**. The BB is the one of the most feature-rich and powerful devices. I may even switch over to Verizon with all you other Verizon freaks, just to get the Storm. The Bold is an amazing phone from the research I have done. The storm is equally as good with the exception of a different layout and a true full web-browser like the iPhone. To clarify a few points, and provide my opinion just as you all have, I leave you with the following: Data Plan: ATT's is cheapest, and NO, idiot who said you have to have a Data Plan for every BB, You are wrong. I have the Curve with ATT and I can do all the same crap you can with your $50 data plan. Try forwarding all your emails to your VZW provided mms address, you will get them to your phone as an mms for the price that you are already paying for your messaging plan. Secondly, you can send mms's to people's email address. Thirdly, you can text Yellow Pages or Google and they will respond back with an answer/adress/phone#, directions/multiple locations... All that for free. If you have no life, and you really have to watch all ur BS TV and crap, then sure, pay for the data plan. That's your choice and right. But don't sit around and bitch about how expensive it is and blah, blah, blah. Nobodies making you do anything.... The choice is solely yours. Ne ways, as for Wifi, who gives a s***, if the cellular network is strong and fast enough to support it, and you want all those extra services, well then sign up for the data plan, and be done with it, otherwise go cry to your mom and join those other geeks on the ferry forum. Wifi is cool if you are wanting to download/stream something very large, and you are at a buddies house, your house, school, or work. Otherwise, wait till you get home, download it on your Desktop, then sync it on over, it's really that easy... Some people just don't get it, and they never will. They will always be dependent on others for advice and reassurance and continue to be idiot fair weather fans. Go away, and I blame your parents for all of your pathetic little idiosyncrasies! Carry on with the slamming and slanderous dialog! Life is to short to sit around with a straight face! -Peace
Are there people out there that actually do that? Do they really forward emails to MMS and send from MMS to avoid paying for a data plan to get email? That is the most ghetto backwards things I have ever read. Scrape a couple bucks together and see what a real Blackberry user can do. Send & receive emails instantly & securely. Sync calendar and contacts with your laptop & desktop. Get on the web when you need it. A BB can actually make you more efficient if its used right. I guess if people are using MMS to get emails & skirt a measly data plan price they probably can't afford a laptop or a desktop that needs syncing. Of course those people should spend their time making money and not trying to figure out cheap ways around data service prices. Maybe they should get a free phone until they can afford a real one. I know a BB is a status symbol in some circles, but using MMS to skirt a data plan is hilarious.
Ok, I need some help deciding which phone I'm gonna get, the Omnia or Storm. I've never had a Blackberry. I've used to have the original Moto Q, so I had Windows Mobile before. Which is better the better OS?
wifi would have been the dealbreaker with the iphone admit it or not guys...the ipod's even have wifi- although its not really a big deal, it wouldve made the storm look 10 times better- dont get me wrong im a storm fan, im getting it the day it comes out but it wouldve been a cool touch- and no u arent required to get internet plan with smartphones on tmobile..my friend has a curve and no internet plan just the wifi...but thats a waste of a blackberry-nonetheless, wifi wouldve been an even bigger deal for the iphone/storm comparison.
90. vzw fanboy (unregistered)
but i dont understand why someone would use wifi on a phone? isnt that what laptops are for?
Once you have a real phone you would understand. WiFi is makes apps such Symella and Symtorrent so much easier to use. Who else on here can actually use P2P clients on their handset?
107. vzw fanboy (unregistered)
than why do you bother even having a computer. are you really away from your computer that much that you need that software on ur phone?
would you all take a long drink of stfu about wifi, THE ONLY REASON YOU ARE BITCHING IS BECAUSE YOU WANT TO HAVE EVERYTHING, dont sugarcoat it and tell me its "cause its faster" because while it is noticably faster (at least going from rev 0 devices like the samsung i760 or the 6800) that speed IS NOT going to allow you to do anything else on your phone that you couldnt without wifi are you really not going to buy the storm just because it doesnt have wifi? really? before you reply to me, sit and think about it for a second, take a real deep breath, then slap yourself for being stupid and move on with your life. wifi, while a nice feature to have, would have been redundant and stupid to add, because a, YOU HAVE TO GET A DATA PLAN, you are always connected reguardless of being in wifi range, and b. it would have bumped the cost of the phone up, maybe not a whole lot, but you are all bitching about the price being too high and not buying it and not having wifi and not buying it, what else would you like, maybe some pie? some cake? a happy ending? its a phone, its going to be badass (wifi or not) get over it /rantoff
100. The_Real (unregistered)
:-) Nice post, Just want to throw in that you don't HAVE to buy a data plan, or if the store MAKES you, you can cancel just the data plan the same day.
not on blackberries, you HAVE to get it
102. Verizon wireless dude (unregistered)
The price for the the storm on a 2yr agreement will be............ $299.99 with a $70.00 MIR . Just released today to us in the wireless world.
109. vzw fanboy (unregistered)
lol, dude.. really.... where the hell did you get that info cause I work for vzw and I have not heard anything about the price at all as a definite. So really.... SOURCE?
They don't release price point info to the vzw front door greeter!
Dumb people. I've seen the same thing a buncha times while reading through. on VERIZON WIRELESS which this ARTICLE IS ABOUT, a blackberry is REQUIRED to have a DATA PLAN. No one gives a s*** about your AT&T and POS iphone.
Walmart is going to sell the Google G1 phone for only $149. starting Weds 10/29/8....$30 less than the TMo store....If Verizon doesn't get close to this price with the Storm it will probably be a a blowout winner for TMo and the Google G1.
Does the storm have a capacitive or pressure sensitive touch screen?
Walmart is REFUNDING $100. BACK to the consumer with the purchase of the Blackberry Curve====A FREE CURVE plus you make a $100!.This must be in anticipation of the Storm.
r they going to sell the Storm?
Is Walmart going to sell the Blackberry Storm and,if so, for how much?
136. shwartz (unregistered)
The OMNIA will be better than the STORM. Are you kidding me! Hard and soft resets on a daily basis, no thanks! been there done that with the Treo 700wx and 6800. Once you go BLACK...berry you never go back! Watching the video reviews of the OMNIA were painfull. The guy couldnt exit screeens without pushing the touch screen 5 times before it would respond. Lets see, the i760 was a bust and the GLYDE was the biggest piece of crap. Hmm, lets combine the 2 and see what we get. Nice try samsung! I will be sticking with Blackberry.
---Word now is that Storm will sell for $0-$99 w 2 yr committ to compete with IPhone price that is supposed to drop to $49..This is the time for BB to do a dramatic promo to steal biz away from IPhone while they still can.....Data plan and u'ltd internet plan with good talk minute allowance is also to be in works to take biz away from TMo and the Google G1 phone.
Lol....reading these things are funny to me. I have the REAL FACTS ON THE BLACKBERRY STORM!!!! Release date- WHO CARES! SAVE YOUR MONEY AND BUY IT WHEN IT COMES OUT! Price for phone- WHO CARES! WHEN IT COMES OUT YOU WILL SEE! AGAIN, SAVE YOUR MONEY AND BUY IT WHEN IT COMES OUT!! 3G and no WIFI- WHO CARES! IT'S A PHONE! NOT A COMPUTER! EITHER WAY YOU CAN SURF THE WEB, CHECK EMAIL, ETC.!!!
Check out THIS Storm Killer The SAMSUNG BEHOLD with WiFi --5MP flash camera---I'm glad the Storm is late in coming out in order to see this gem first--a Vox assisted GPS--on screen QWERTY keyboard--video recorder.....Due on 11/10/08 on TMobile $149 with 2 yr commit!
--conflicting data on GPS and WiFi ----will have to see official TMo specs when thet come out in a day or 2.
---it does have GPS and WiFi video record w 4x zoom and flash
156. abcyesn (unregistered)
For some reason, the stores near me are not offering any type of reserving and they all said 1st come 1st serve. SO I guess I am going to have to go old school for this phone and get to the store early and wait it out. There's already a fans websitehttp://www.Storm-Blackberry.com check it out folks.