BlackBerry creates a storm on Capitol Hill
1. awesomeanthony (Posts: 51; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)
Wow. That sucks. Hopefully they will take the time to learn how it works cause it is pretty cool once you get the hang of it, and know what you are doing and what it is capable of.
2. WKlingbeil (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
Ohhh, how nice is that? I'm a congressman, and I demand a touchscreen phone so I can do more nothing while I sit on my ass looking pretty! Who's going to pay for it? Why, the American taxpayer of course, so why should it bother me? Oh what's that? It's time to go vote on our $400 billion spending budget to keep congress running till the end of this fiscal year? Sorry guys, I'd better get off facebook for a minute so I can go vote on this silly thing.
3. ravensfan55 (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)
I would had thought that an old man like Harry Reid would use a Firefly or Jitterbug.
4. bigfanboyred (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Jan 2009)
LMAO... maybe they would prefer to stick with pagers...
5. RollTide (unregistered)
Well when you are trying to pass a stimulus package full of pork (1.2 million for cricket control in TN) you need the best you can get.
6. lsutigers (Posts: 670; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
Not surprised at all, I work for VZW and while the storm is a great seller, we see at least 50% returns, the device is not that great. At first I thought it was customer who werent used to a smartphone not knowing how to use it, but after dealing with complaining customers units I can say that the phone is pretty buggy. The touchscreen is awful, most of the time when you click one thing, it selects another, its somewhat slow to respond, it requires frequent removing of the battery resets when the phone becomes slow to operate or freezes. Overall, most customers are not happy with the Storm claiming it is not user friendly and I cant blame them. Perhaps a software upgrade will fix things but until then, most customers who need a BB end up going with the Curve or World Edition and you never see them again so I guess theyre happy.