A Storm is coming, but it may not be very good
An internal Verizon email is promising some "exciting news" for tomorrow, 9.15.08. All signs point to an announcement of the BlackBerry Storm, which would be launched on 11.1.08. However, a video has surfaced of a self-proclaimed ninja reviewing the device (along with the HTC Coke- a Pro variant
- and the LG Lotus
) and he doesn't come away too impressed. His main gripe is with the button screen; users actually have to press the screen in to select an item. This means that a simple touch will highlight an item, but the choice is not registered until an actual push is made. Without seeing it ourselves we tend to agree with him in principle, it would make typing awfully annoying and as he points out could lead to cracked displays. We'll wait to actually use it to pass judgment though. The video has of course been pulled from YouTube, but hit the Engadget link to view it.
sources: Engadget Mobile