im about to buy it does it have a web cam and skype??? i want to know...is this better or nokia 5800....please quick i need a response
Storm - Hater , 18 Jul 2009This phone is the mother of all f-ups. No explanation needed. - battery horrible - texting... moreThis phone is a piece of technological jung. qwerty keyboard in landscape mode is rubbish. Cannot use the phone as a modem. Batty life is stupendous. Menu is a joke. Aps available is not a match for the iphone. I don't even want this phone for free
The Battery is Terrible.There is not a day that passes that i must put the phone on the Charger..
For a phone that does so much it has a terrible battery life.
Hims, 18 Jul 2009Its a great phone i love it. Guys just know your need, if u need fun go to iphone if u need wo... moreYou obviously don't know what UK contracts are like - you do not get cheap internet at all. Most UK contracts do not even say how much it costs - only advertise free x number of minutes and free x number of texts (nothing about internet browsing via 3g).
The Samsung Omnia 2 seems to do all and, more to the point, much more than this handset can hope to manage. Omnia now has a specific work/ life profile. Omnia also has overtaken Storm on the screen and highly customised Winmo which now makes it useable and without a stylus. So the question is why should disatisfied Storm 1 owners, or prudent buyers given RIM a change. We have been conned once, and despite requests even the camera on Storm 2 remains about as basic as you could get. Rim are riding their reputation which is slipping faster than a draining battery on a Storm.
Hims, 18 Jul 2009Its a great phone i love it. Guys just know your need, if u need fun go to iphone if u need wo... moreNo wifi means no sale to me. Wifi is several times quicker than 3G and to not have it is bad business sense. Not to mention most wifi hotspots are free or very low cost or free at home using your own router. Why use up minutes on your contract for slower connection. There's no getting round it - no excuse for no wifi. Only reason BB didn't include it was because they wanted to make the handset cheaper. They've also finally realised that users do demand wifi on a high end smart phone hence they are including it in their next Storm handset due out end of the year (too late in my opinion). Unfortunately they seem a bit behind the times and need to catch up with the likes of HTC / Samsung etc.
Which is better the blackberry storm 9530, the blackberry storm 9500 or the Blackberry bold 9000? Any advice would be much appreciated.
This phone is the mother of all f-ups. No explanation needed.
- battery horrible
- texting horrible
- flip screen horrible
- signal by design and default horrible
- need a doctorate to figure it out - user unfriendly
Vodafone... shame on you!
Its a great phone i love it. Guys just know your need, if u need fun go to iphone if u need work just go to BB,why we need wifi while we have contract n cheap cost for internet . Cmon do not ridiculous.
Anonymous, 16 Jul 2009can anyone tell me about battery lifetime on this phoneIt will just about squeeze a working day, with 3 calls and 6 sms, then it will go critical and fade. Depends on signal and settings. I would look elsewhere unless you can get a spare battery and keep it charged.
With Omnia 2 about to enter the fray, RIM need to make sure that Storm 2 works properly, (unlike Storm 1), offer decent features, by that I mean the camera, menues and some originality and get the thing to the stores with no delay.
its the best phone for all web applications with xcellent video clarity......
Lee, 15 Jul 2009Storm has applications that make it more flexible and user friendly. Blackberry Unite is a bri... morewow! i think u never tried any iphone applications before, facebook feature is already available on app (iphone) .u can say there are still cheap unusable applications in it ,but have u seen all,have u seen the capabilities of useful ones ,u guys will just bored with one phone and will throw it away but i phone is 4ever there are tons of tons of experience u can never measure..thats how a fresher like iphone shake the whole market..face it .. blackberry sales got went up when the users started to know how the smartphone and third party apps are capable of ..blackberry even praise i phone for letting users realized the capabilities of a smart phone ..u should dig more info...
Could anyone tell me what is the difference between the storm 9500 and the storm 9530?
How does the touch screen compare to teh 8900 curve?
reezvaan, 12 Jul 2009I am a power business user of phones. Previously I have been using Nokia E61 and E71. I always... moreSince you opt from iPhone to BlackBerry Storm .. is it true that BlackBerry Storm 9500 has no Wi-Fi and there is an issue with regards to the Battery Life? I am planning to buy one but needs some info about Wi-Fi and Battery?
Angliaranger, 30 Jun 2009Hi Lee,
Thanks on the feedback for Storm. Could you please elaborate what are the 'many' th... moreStorm has applications that make it more flexible and user friendly. Blackberry Unite is a brilliant product, allowing up to 5 Blackberry handsets to communicate and transfer data with a remote computer.
Storm has the best security of all handsets available and is certified by the Department of Defense (in Australia anyway and the US.)
Straight out of the box it will let you do MMS, cut copy and paste, e-mail sync with any OS, Blackberry handsets have miniscule data usage compared to the very data hungry iPhone, 10 e-mail account sync that can be controlled via internet or handset and it also does have better battery life than the iPhone.
Sure iPhone has apps and software updates, but half the apps are pointless user created junk, the good apps (facebook etc) are built into the Storm.
Don't waste your time with an iPhone...very well marketed but severely underperforming machine.