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RIM BlackBerry Storm2 9550 Review

BlackBerry Storm2 9550

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Performance:

The Storm2 is overall very good.  Callers said we sounded distant, but on the whole good and rated us at an 8/10.  We would do them slightly better and rate them at an 8.5, with no major complaints but not standout either.  Talk time is a solid 5.5 hours, and without use the Storm2 can go over 11 days between charges.  In our use the battery was good, but not as outstanding as we are used to with BlackBerry devices and we were usually charging it every day or two as opposed to every 3 to 4.


Conclusion:

Despite the very similar design and software, the RIM BlackBerry Storm2 9550 manages to be a major improvement over the Storm 9530.  This change can be attributed almost wholly to the improvement in RIM’s clickable screen, which now can register multiple inputs properly and due to the four sensor points feels much more like a real keyboard.  The increased memory and new 5.0 OS proved quick and snappy with almost no lag.  On the media front the Storm2 is as solid as the first time around, with needed improvements to the camera.  At the end of the day we’ll still take the non-clickable screens of the Palm Pre, Apple iPhone and HTC Hero, but if tactile feedback is your thing the BlackBerry Storm2 is a solid choice.


RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 Video Review:

RIM BlackBerry Storm2 9550 Review


Pros

  • Vast improvement in screen technology makes the Storm2 better to type on
  • Threaded messaging
  • Navigation keys are now integrated into the screen for a sleeker look
  • Very good media player

Cons

  • It works now, but we’re still not sold on the whole clickable touchscreen idea
  • Battery may be a concern for very heavy users
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PhoneArena rating:
9Excellent
Display3.2 inches, 360 x 480 pixels (185 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Size4.43 x 2.45 x 0.55 inches
(112.5 x 62.2 x 13.9 mm)
5.64 oz  (160 g)
Battery1400 mAh, 5.5 hours talk time

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