Stephen Fry says BlackBerry Storm2 is impressive

Stephen Fry says BlackBerry Storm2 is impressive
Tech critic Stephen Fry helped stick the proverbial fork into the first BlackBerry Storm model last year. His tweet/review of the 9530 discouraged many potential buyers and became a reminder of how RIM and Verizon rushed out the first touchscreen BlackBerry: "Been playing with the BB Storm. Shockingly bad. I mean embarrassingly awful. Such a disappointment. Rushed out unfinished. What a pity. Yes, I blame n’works more than RIM. Problems are terrible lag: inaccurate t’screen, awful, slow and fiddly text input. I SO wanted to like it.Plus the GPS maps won’t work – issue with BIS connections. I see from forums postings this is widespread in the UK. iPhone killer? Ha!"

With this in mind, Fry's review of the new BlackBerry Storm2 9550 is a 180 degree turnaround. He says about the sequel: "Had a play with the new BlackBerry Storm 2 and confess myself vvv impressed." The new model features some major hardware improvements with the SurePress typing system that is supposed to recreate the feeling of typing on a computer keyboard with a virtual QWERTY. The technology on the first model was the bane of many a Storm owner, but has been vastly upgraded with the Storm2. Add to this the software improvements with the BlackBerry 5.0 OS and the 9550 is probably a lot closer to being the device that many BlackBerry fans expected when they purchased the first-gen model last year.

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source: Twitter via ElectricPig

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13 Comments

1. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Awww, I'm so glad! The Storm was a bit of a disappointment to a lot of people, I hope this one enjoys much more success!

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

when i got it in january i wasn't dissapointed. and of course it impressive, it's on the verizon network and not the gayt&t network! remeber back a couple years ago, cingular keeps getting shittier! ok lets see how many -1's i can get everyone. :-)

3. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

You're very combatitve. Also, I find the way you're using 'gay' to be offensive to homosexuals. Could you please refrain from that? Thank you.

4. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

@ Illyich: Question... Are you Homosexual? Your question indicates that you are not, but rather you are speaking on their behalf. If you are offended by it because you are gay, state so. If you think homosexuals are offended by it, then that really isn't your concern, it's theirs'. Although I gave Mr. vzw fanman a (-1) for good measure, it was not for his use of gayt&t. It was because he was asking for it. He doesn't mean it in any other way than that he thinks AT&T is dumb or retarded. He is not actually referring to AT&T as being homosexual. Stop all the knit-picking... I hate this conforming to Political Correctness..

5. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

please, do not use retarded it's not nice. the mentally retarded people do not fully understand the slang word retarded therefore it shouldn't be used in any context meaning dumb or something similar. and to illyich, its not like i used the word fag. :-).

6. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Ahahaha!!!! (+1)

8. Iphoneisthesuck

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Yes, the Storm was the suck phone...any people dont understand they cant use ATT data service with the Storm.

10. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Unless you're desperate enough to buy an unlocked storm...but then again, data may not work, so your statement may be true...comments for this one are hilarious!

11. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

thank you phone arena team for deleted those idiotic comments. :-)

7. homemadehitshow

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Stephen Fry "Tech Critic" ???? That's definitely not the first thing I think when I hear his name

9. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

he looks fried!

12. shgam2

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

does it come with the full qwerty keyboard? I only saw the compact qwerty keyboard on the videos I saw. if it doesnt.. that would be horrible lol But sure does look a lot better than the first storm!

13. sdfsdkkiiw unregistered

Hello. It's good news !

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