back in black - and it will make your whole life blackout . this phone is made by a genius but its a huge mechanical failure . the phone will turn into your worst nightmare . and the storm seems to be getting worst every time you touch this device . stay away from this device . don't fall for the tricky advertising campaigns of this phone . finally im glad i got rid of the storm 2 9550 . i was so ashamed to use it , and i was so ashamed to make my friends see it since they get confused over pressing the touch screen as a physical key pad .
previous owner of a storm 2 9550 , the storm 1 and storm 2 are like chains of faults and problems . i got rid of my worst nightmare (storm 2 9550) and brought a samsung galaxy s vibrant im glad i did that . the problems with the bb storm device are as shown below .
after 2-3 months usage the battery started to drain faster , when i answer a phone call for 5 mins one of the battery indicators blocks drops down each time .
the gallery is no eye candy since you cant arrange any videos to its own folders so all videos will be shown in one place .
the screen can be pushed physically and it makes your finger tired after using the on screen keyboard for a few minutes .
pushing the screen makes it hard to use when using two on screen keyboard buttons at the same time .
no pinch to zoom on pictures or on the web browser , double tap makes the phone take 5 - 6 seconds to zoom in on a picture or a web page , or it may take a longer sometimes . the swap to go to the next picture wont work and the phone will start to lag when you do it sometimes and it will take a few seconds to move to the next picture or previous picture .
no matter what connection you use either 3g or wifi still the phones web browser will take 1 - 2 mins to display a full html web page like yahoo , google or msn . only the wap sites will load quickly . the alternative web browsers available for the bb storm 2 are thunder bolt which is still full of bugs and the opera mini doesnt work as its suppose to cuz it got heavy bugs in it .
the bb app store wont work on most countries and there are a limited no. of applications available for free on the web . all the other applications needs to be brought after paying .
avoid the bb storm series at all coasts . this is a simple help for you guys looking forward to get this phone . dont ever fall for the looks of the phone . bb devices are better off with the q. hardware keypads .
What an utter piece of wasted technology. The worst experience with pathetic signal coverage. Unless you are standing right next to a phone tower it switches between sos and no signal coverage. I have returned the phone three times for exchange units with the exact same signal incompetence.
What a dissappointment every single time. From frustration I've send it back and I don't ever want a Blackberry ever again. I did not want a refund, I did not want to speak with anyone but I do share this experience with you. I went and bought a R 249 cheap model at a common store and I have excellent reception in the same spot where Blackberry could not receive signal.
There is no use for all the add-ons if the basic function of a cell phone cannot be met. Blackberry take note: its main function should be te receive and make calls. Not to play games, listen to music, playing with a million additional little time wasters. But to do the first BASIC job of making and receiving calls. Go and learn from Nokia!
You go BLACK, YOU'LL GO DARK. And ou'll never go back to Blackberry again.
Because of the business mail I had to move to BBry device, before that I was using Samsung Wave which is an awesome phone. When I started using this BBry I was really dissapointed ... talking about user unfriendly. After a while I got used to it, handling business email turned out to be pretty good. Starting to love this BBry features, but BBry store, what a ripoff. Skype of course is not free, only messanger I can use is IM+ that costs 30$ !!! It kills the whole idea. I can really get used to this phone, not bad at all, love this touch-screen, it has some flaws ... but prices at BBry store will bring this platform to it's knees.
hi guys, please can anyone help me or advise me if this bb 9520 storm 2 is a good fone & does really hve de maps also is good to buy it? thanx answers needed!!
any one can say me pls Storm2 9520 have RAM or not?? if it have RAM how much??? pls help me to choose.....thnx
if you guys are hardcore blackberry users then stay away from bb storm 1 models or storm 2 models , just get another bb with a keyboard or if you want to enjoy the touch screen move to something else , i had the storm 2 9550 which was the worst experience in my life . the phone is really good on its display while playing videos , but physically pushing the screen down wards just to select something or type a text or email turns out to be really bad . this phones touch screen is the worst nightmare i had for the past 2 months , i suffered a lot , however the build quality of the phone is awesome not bad , mine was labeled as made in mexico . i really regret on giving up on my htc hero and moving to this bb storm 2 . so i guess you guys should take the phone before you buying it and play with it for about 20 - 30 mins just to see if you guys like the touch experience . if your not satisfied then stay away from it for your own good .
Hi guys, can i use normal data plans in this phone other than bb plans?If yes,how?Pls help..
I tell this is one hell of a nightmare owning that handset, i have had it returned 4times,i used HTC b4 man it was good, but with this one everything is fault my experience has been bad everytime i return it they tell me they can only exchange it with the same one please maybe another model but ever buy this one
Am a blackberry storm 2 user for more than 4 months now, agred the phone freezes at times, the auto turn again is a major headache , but these are small glitches when considering the features which are bundled into the phone, amazing voice clarity, amazing videos , high browsing speed, superb sound what more can be asked from a mobile
just got it and used it for week now, first day of use, all sorts of problems but all were my fault, as a nokia guy, i expected things in life were now very easy, but i was wrong. a BB is a whole different world of thinking, so i re adjusted and all is now well. my experience on how i solved my main problems.
1. freezing screen and non responsive touch screen. reboot by removing the battery and once its finally booted (which is forever)hold the bb logo for about 2 or 3 seconds, this deplays all your open programs, on my first day of used i had over 15 opened, because i did not know that in the bb world, escape button does not mean close. so close all unused apps from the menu selecton options.
2. battery drain. that was easy to fix, reduce backlight and allow dim automatically, remove vibration from unnessery notifications and alerts.
since the second day its been a sweet relationship, lovely phone and smooth preformance, clear and very loud speakers, the mail end is just top class, would recommend for an easy going person who just needs a good business tool.
can anyone let me know how to remove the auto rotate screen display? its driving me nuts, since the phone is shaped in such away that in the dark you do not know which side is up or down and that auto rotate is not helping at all. reading the manual did not help, it was not even mentioned or did i miss it, so pls help anyone.
Vince, 08 Feb 2011I've just gone through my 3rd Storm 2 within a year, and the problem is always the screen free... moreI have replaced my 9520 three times already.. i love the phone but it continously gives me problems. It freezes regularly, i cant disconnect from calls. The screen doesnt always respond.. Its so annoying... And my service provider is no help at all. and then it takes 14days to be repaired...
im still look to buy this phone but most of cell store dont have it no more i believe its outdated......
where can i buy the screen of my BB sorm2 9520 it was totally wrecked and damaged. I need a new one. Please help.
Hi my H.R is using the mobile its very high look and I lov it
I've been using it for three months, it's an excellent smartphone, great sound, good for music, comfortable clickable screen, responsive and reliable. The only downsside is 3.15mp camera
noit was a very bad phone .i dont like this type of phones
i alsolike china phones .
because it was a very real fantastic effect. loud speaker claritty is very good . and most phones are alsovery slim looking my name is illaya delapathy vijay
hey guys BB storm2 is the best touch screened phone model in the market but RIM should increase the camera in this mobile from 3.15mgp to 5mgp as for a business & smart phone a good camera i.e a powerful camera is must
-------everybody knows that BB has already launched a new Bold with 5mgp & as well as Torch which is touch & type one, then why not with Storm because customers like us who r die hard BB fans r waiting for storm with 5mgp camera---hope RIM will give an eye on it & this is a request to RIM to please give an eye on it