I sell this product as I work for Vodafone and it is an extremely powerful tool. This should not even be compared to the iPhone. The number 1 fault with this is people not closing applications. It may look like you’ve closed them but you have to double check. A gentleman came in saying is storm was so slow and rubbish. Turns out he had 9 apps running including sat nav. This will slow it down and suck battery very quickly. This is a very good handset. If you want something user friendly and with simple functions i wouldn't say the storm is the one to go for. But if you want a hand held office and home cinema, then defiantly go for it.
Mark, 04 Dec 2008Just here to challenge the iphone: ha! I believe this phone does more than just challenge the ... moreI also sell both models of phone.
July 11 (iPhone release day) Sold 40 iPhones.
December 5 (Storm launch day) Sold 2 storms and 1 iPhone.
Pretty quiet day really, I'm just hoping they don't have too many issues of the kind I've seen here.
We usually don't sell too many Blackberry's this is Nokia territory.
question for ya'll..
what does a bb and the iphone isn`t?
jailbrake ur iphone,and start editing office doc`s!
jailbrake it and start to copy and paste text,start recording videos,adding effects and zoom to your camera,start playing games like fool,downloading movies,songs,torrents,USE IT AS A PC!
the iphone IS a smartphone,and a multimedia device alltogther.that u see it as the improved ipod touch,doesn`t mean that the phone is a multimedia phone.it is a smartphone that can do much more [in multimedia terms that is.]
so please..use a jailbroken iphone,see what u can do,and then compare them.
I have used the blackberry storm and yes it can be a little slow, but this phone is so much better that the i phone. Blackberry have been making handsets a long time now and apple have had 2. i think most of the comments are from people who have never used the handset, you have all been sucked in to the power of apple brand, not the handset.
Anonymous, 03 Dec 2008And which one's will they be?
The faulty returns?NO they will be excess stock sold behind the scenes to distributors and vendors linked with the network. I know these guys and they end up in the grey market. 14 day return stock is different and can be obtained in this market also.
It all depends on the decoding. Can it be broken - time will tell.
MUSTECH, 03 Dec 2008this is a piece of crap phone,
just there to bring a challenger to the iphoneJust here to challenge the iphone: ha! I believe this phone does more than just challenge the iphone, it builds on a lot of key functions the iphone has while improving on a lot of the negatives.
I sell both models of phones and have had the chance to thoroughly use both models, and I must say while I was never blown away by the iPhone, the Storm is quite exciting. No wi-fi is not a big issue when you compare data plans for the two phones, as well as the simplicity of adding and managing email for the blackberry. I have had many customers who can't get the iphone to connect to their wifi network, so it's no good if you can't use it.
Hey guys can i just say that anyone who buys this is a clown. This phone HAS got wifi but to be honest its still not worth it hey.get a life guys and get a good old nokia.
Blackberry storm is actually exclusive to vodafone subject to targets. It will be reviewed every three months. right now targets are being smashed so no worries for exclusivity loss
this is a piece of crap phone,
just there to bring a challenger to the iphone
Anonymous, 02 Dec 2008And who will be paying out the contract?
In Australia the Storm will ONLY be available on a... moreOnce phones have been decoded or unlocked - the grey market will sell them as "ex Network"
Get your facts straight! Therefore you wont need vodaphone - however the problem comes with no wifi.
The Blackberry Storm is only exclusive to Vodafone for three months.
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2008Please don't buy this handset i sick of having to send them back ............... yet another m... moregive this person a big high five the handset is rubbish i hope vodafone crash and burn with this over hyped crap dont think that this will last its days are numbered already and only been on the market less than a month ha ha blackberry STORM Aka p990i or 9300 or v9 two finger up 2 blackberry and vodafone
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2008Give it two - three months, and there could be a turbo sim like on the iphone that allows diff... moreAnd who will be paying out the contract?
In Australia the Storm will ONLY be available on a two year contract, there will be no outright sales to feed into resellers.
The Storm IS purpose built for Vodafone, like the other Vodafone phones.
"does anyone think that this phone will take the market by "storm" like the iPhone did? i think RIM are trying to keep up with apple..."
This phone sells well, especially in the current climate. The i-phone is a different barrell of monkeys altogether. The blackberry excells as a business/smart phone, but the i-phone is alot more focused on media. Overall the iphone probably is a more elegant finished product, but I think the target audience should be two totally different types of customers as the functionality is very different from each other, from the touch screen, the applications and the operating system.
''no wi-fi, rubbish''. The phone doesn't necessarily need wi-fi as an internet bundle (unlimited web browsing) comes with the contract. Yes it can be quicker but it is a very fast connection regardless (for a phone).
So far there hasn't been a particularly useful comment on the actual phones, just people berating carriers. I really don't care if your service is sub standard, I really would just like some feedback on the phone. From what I have seen, it is definitely going to fill a gap in the marketplace for trendyness vs use-ability. Blackberries are hands-down the best mobile email devices available. Windows mobile, symbian, and apple OSes have yet to work it out.