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BlackBerry Storm Review

0. phoneArena 25 Nov 2008, 09:48 posted on

What’s this, the new BlackBerry? Woah, it has no keyboard. And…did it just click? You’ve never clicked a screen before, is that supposed to happen? Is it supposed to feel so…tiring? And why is this screen wiggling around, am I supposed to be seeing the circuit board? Why is it so heavy; the iPhone isn’t this heavy? The interface is pretty neat, but why are page transitions taking so long. Did it just flip orientations on me? I didn’t even move it. Wait, now I did move it and the orientation isn’t following...

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posted on 04 Dec 2008, 12:59

146. BB (unregistered)


I have had mine for a few day and I like it. It is no iPhone killer but the Storm works for me and I refuse to go to AT&T. Been there already. Verizon is much easier to work with. I do not text very much so once again the Storm suits me well. Music plays well and good access to internet and calendar updates to Outlook. One more thing, it even works great as a phone. What a concept.

posted on 05 Dec 2008, 18:40

147. just me (unregistered)


I'm never going to this website again. Back to the old phonescoop.com I suppose. *sigh*

posted on 11 Dec 2008, 03:53

152. t dubb (unregistered)


you guys didnt change much in your review. To move from a 5.5 to a 6 is just ridiculous. But everyone has their opinion. Maybe u are just stuck on the iphone which you gave a 9. For a multimedia phone that doesn't do mulitmedia messaging or video recording and has a 2mp camera even with the 2nd upgrade without stereo bluetooth (Are you kiddin), no removable battery, no additional memory. Above all that, it doesn't even allow a full qwerty keyboard when holding it horizontal. It's intuitive, with a nice os and 3rd party application center, that's all. Therefore a x1 should get like a 15 cause it has all that plus an original keyboard. Just stick with your iphone. The storm isn't heavy and it is a better aerodynamic phone than the iphone which is too long and impossible to hold. I have an itouch which is the same. You are worried about the screen wiggling, but what about iphone screens cracking and you having to pay full price. If my screen doesn't click, guess what, I can take it back for another that ships overnight with a fee of 50 bucks at the most. What do you know about phones? Tell me.

posted on 11 Dec 2008, 07:40

153. (unregistered)


true they didnt change shit but there is another update coming that is a huge improvement over thishttp://www.boygeniusreport.com/2008/11/30/blackberry-storm-os-47076-other-versions-left-dead-in-the ir-tracks/

posted on 16 Dec 2008, 20:27

154. icarus (Posts: 24; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


don't worry, by time the next softwear upgrade comes along they'll have this review buried too deep to find.That way they don't have to put down their I-phones to write a fari review. I'm not a huge fan of the Storm, i'm holding final judgement for the next upgrade, but man, talk about a hatchet job

posted on 02 Jan 2009, 20:01

158. jherz6 (Posts: 216; Member since: 23 May 2008)


Define hatchet Job.

posted on 19 Dec 2008, 09:20

156. Jyakotu (Posts: 844; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Can't really blame Phone Arena for rating the Storm so harshly. After all, RIM believed that the Storm could take on the iPhone.

posted on 02 Jan 2009, 19:56

157. jherz6 (Posts: 216; Member since: 23 May 2008)


The storm is my first experience with using a touch screen device, and so far so good. I disagree with the originator of the message I found the typing accurate and easy from the begining to say that it is in accurate and atrocious is utter nonsense. Exhausting? hardly. Its no more difficult than my 8830. The difference between the two is that if people want a toy they'll buy the iphone, and if they want a well thought out device the'll buy the storm.

posted on 10 Jan 2009, 19:46

159. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its amazing how they have a front page article for every IPHONE UPDATE for bug fixes that did NOT fix the bugs, but you really have to strain ur eyes to find that BB update article.. is it here? :( the storm already beats out the iphone in most categorys that mean anything, features, function, business function. the iphone still has its screen functionality and overall slickness. a few more updates and the storm will have that as well. the iphone is yesterdays toy.

posted on 19 Jan 2009, 20:35

160. kellybl131 (Posts: 42; Member since: 19 Jan 2009)


OK...seriously. If you add up the score the phone received you get 65 divide that by 8 you get 8.1? How did the storm get a 6 if the average is an 8.1? Phonearena is beyond biased! Thanks for making it easy for me to pick which web site to NOT trust for honest reviews on cell phones from the staff. Congrats.

posted on 19 Feb 2009, 17:44

161. BBBOY (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)


no matter how bad you think the storm performed but i honestly in my opinion dont believe that you should have gave it a 6. I have used the device and yeah it may lag at times but it is an extraordinary device that will definitely get better in the near future. and the keyboard is tyring???? please! once again that is your opinion. and i will just leave it at that.

posted on 05 Apr 2009, 07:08

162. Rhyno (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Apr 2009)


I am trying to decide between The Bold and The Storm. My main uses on the phone would be web-surfing and some e-mailing. Is the big touch screen and finger scrolling better for this? I am aware of some of the problems that this has had, but believe that firmware updates are sorting them out.(I also like the gimmick of a touch screen though) I really like the look of The Bold and like a physical keyboard.I also believe the web browsing isn't as easy on The Bold. Is that correct? What should I do? Any help is appreciated!

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