Anonymous, 11 Oct 2008what happens when youre flying out of the country and you head for the airport business lounge... moreGood point but keep in mind when you travel not even using 3G or 7.2 mbps roaming very expensive and also not all countries you travel still have 3G. So, then what you need whe nyou end up at that Airport and want to check your e-mail free of charge? Wi-Fi.
I hope Blackberry reading this and let go the marketing guy and engineer design this device. I do not believe in their add try t ocompiar this with IPHONE when does not even have Wi-Fi.
Had a quick play on a vodafone UK one at work on Wednesday. It looks great I love the screen rotating and works for left handed :o)
i tried typing with both hands and it mostly kept up but the screen felt funny as it was "rocking" a bit. there's a competition to win on atm too.
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2008what happens when youre flying out of the country and you head for the airport business lounge... moreWith a blackberry you would probably have recieved the email in real time anyway. Thats kind of the point of the push email.
what happens when youre flying out of the country and you head for the airport business lounge and u want to check your email, isnt it more cheaper and faster to do wifi?
7.2 mbps will never be as fast as wifi
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2008wifi is not an necessity, but it helps sell the phone
but you do need wifi for searching for pics of your momz LOL
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2008it nmight have no wifi but it has hsdpa 7.2, twice as fast as the iphones measly 3.2 and the c... moreIt may have the HSDPA 7.2 and not Wi-Fi. But you will pay for connection through HSPDA and is not free. But Wi-Fi around Home, Office, and Shopping Mall is free. Think. Go take a look at Omnia, Iphone and New Nokia 5800 and say goodbye to Blackberry. Maybe Blackberry have better luck next time.
Anonymous, 09 Oct 2008In all honesty, the only people who really demand wifi are the sort of people who spend time t... moreI've been lucky enough to try a pre-release version of the Vodafone UK handset, and the typing is pretty solid. The key you're going for is lit blue when you touch it, and to key it, you just press it down. Quite instinctive. I was sceptical at first, but very impressed with the typing on it!
In all honesty, the only people who really demand wifi are the sort of people who spend time talking about phones on a forum like this. Hardly the mass market. Blackberrys more than make up for a lack of wifi with the added connectivity you have on their kit and Im guessing the browser experience will be pretty damn good, as it is on my old Curve, a phone I would never consider trading in for anything other than another Blackberry. Im really keen to see the touchscreen typing working as the QWERTY is kind of a neccessity on this type of device and Im yet to be convinced on the full touch. That will be the real decider for the current Blackberry users, who know that a good handset is about functionality not exaggerated specs and use their phone browser for more than playing on Facebook.
it nmight have no wifi but it has hsdpa 7.2, twice as fast as the iphones measly 3.2 and the camera is far better and the screen is amazing it's not a conventional touchscreen. it has small 'domes' that click in when you use it and it also has suretype, seen mostly on sony ericsson's these days but it's a handy tool. this is my next phone regardless.
DanT, 09 Oct 2008I agree Blackberry seems to make great phones, but c'mon, no wi-fi is a strange/bad decision. ... moreIt is a joke Blackgerry bring a phone with no Wi-Fi and try to compete with IPOHE, Omnia, New Nokia 5800. I never liked them and I guess this time too. Now you can do business push mail and so on with most of the phones anyway. Blackberry is phone in past.
Wat da hell??? hw can dis be a i phone or xperia competitor without Wifi.. so disspointing.. Blackberry hav put all nice features.. but they miss Wifi.. Im sure they will loose quit a lot of customers cz of that.. Wifi is a must des dayz specialy fr a smart phone like dis..
Well done Rim, I like the specs (dont worry the lack of wifi doesnt concern me at all) my 8310 has exceeded expectations and Im sure I will enjoy trialling the 9500 and hope to sell as many of these as I have your other Blackberrys which is my phone brand by choice!
toi, 09 Oct 2008another iphone wanna be.Wanna be? Really? Let's see. Can iPhone Copy/Paste? Nope. MMS? Nope. Real Push E-Mail? Nope. A workable keyboard? Nope. Better than 7 hour a day battery life? Nope. Expandable Memory? Nope.
The Storm has a Higher Resolution Screen than the iPhone. True Bluetooth Connectivity. Usable 3.5mm Headphone Jack on the first try. And traditional BlackBerry battery life and messaging experience. I would say innovator, not imitador.