BlackBerry Storm's Sure-Press wins award for Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough

BlackBerry Storm's Sure-Press wins award for Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough
Despite being panned in the press and by many smartphone fans, the clickable "Sure-Press" keyboard of the BlackBerry Storm won the award as the Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough at the Global Mobile Awards 2009. The ceremony took place at the MWC show in Barcelona and RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie was in attendence to pick up the trophy. Balsillie also walked away with a second trophy as RIM won the GSMA Chairman's award. The win for the "Sure-Press" keyboard is vindication for RIM. Unlike other touchscreens, pressing on the Storm's screen gives you the feel of pressing a button on a computer keyboard. Critics have complained that typing on the device is slow and inaccurate. Still, as the award shows, the technology does have its fans.

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source: Global Mobile Awards 2009

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3 Comments

1. idiotwind13

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

To be fair, though the first version of the software had some serious issues, the screen technology was mostly a hit, or at the very least accepted with every reviewer I read with the notable exception of PhoneArena. Don't get me wrong, I personally am not a huge fan of the keyboard, but lets not make like it got bad reviews from everybody, because it absolutely did not.

2. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I agree it got descent reviews but most reviews I read didn't like the keyboard, not just here on phonearena. I've used it and would have to agree. I suppose people might get used to it but I'd rather have a phone I like right away, not something I have to learn to like. Everyone is different though. But I did read a review on phonescoop as well as another site that weren't fans of the keyboard either.

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i hated the suretype, so when it is portrait i use T9 which i could type wayyyyy faster on.... i still prefer the keyboard in landscape tho. i type so fast i love the keyboard..almost as good as my old voyager's :-) i dont understand the bad reviews. i have no problems i love how you can touch it to zoom in and it doesnt accidentally select something on a webpage. its a lot better than the iphone's keyboard

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