After 2 years of a relatively trouble free Bold, I decided to go to the Storm 2. We all knew the first Storm was going to be for the guinea pigs, with a plethora of problems. One Storm 1 owner I know will never buy another RIM product again.
To be honest, I'm pretty fed up after 3 months with this phone as I have to constantly turn it on and off when the keys just don't respond. This problem is getting worse. Another trick it has is it wont hang up. I discovered this gem when I noticed the bottom buttons illuminated a few hours after my wife had phoned me. She didn't hang up correctly, I pressed the disconnect button, but it didn't register. Looking forward to that bill. The only way I can hang up sometimes is to turn the phone off. My kids i-phones make the Storm look like the slow, ugly bucktoothed cousin as far as net browsing, music downloads- which I can't do for some reason and applications. Don't even start me on the rubbish applications available. The click screen certainly works better for me than the other touch phones which is why I chose it.
Overall- I regret choosing this phone for many reasons, including no one in phone shops who can actually help you with some of the finer points. I'm sure if I had access to someone who is an expert on these things, my disappointment would lessen.
Vincent, 22 Oct 2010i wan't to buy this BB phone, but i still hesitate on it's touchscreen, anyone experiencing a ... moreI can honestly tell you that the Storm's touchscreen is an "acquired taste". First, I hated the Storm 1's screen. The way it wobbled. Plus, it had very little memory and would freeze up alot. The Storm 2's screen is way better. RIM wanted to create a touchscreen which gave off the "sensation" that you were using buttons. This phone succeeds. I type very fast and the only mistakes I make are due to the auto-correct feature, because I type in Spanish and English.
I had an iPod touch and the screen was very sensitive but I easily made typos. The Storm's clickable screen is sensitive but allows me to actually type with fewer mistakes. Not everyone likes the "extra effort" of pushing the screen, but honestly, I don't notice the "effort". Try one out in person and see if the screen is okay for you.
Another thing. Don't expect to have a ton of apps for this phone. Android and Apple have better apps for entertainment. The Storm is a great messaging device, be it email, social networking, or instant messages. This does all of that at a great level.
JRF, 14 Oct 2010Yeah, I remember your name too. It's been a while since we've talked! I am really happy with t... morei wan't to buy this BB phone, but i still hesitate on it's touchscreen, anyone experiencing a problem on it's touchscreen ? or any problem occured on this phone? really need your share..
the bb have installed BB maps, but it doesn't work, and when you try to download it from bb explorer it says " bb maps it not supported by your device"
I love SUREPRESS, hope storm3 would have it also, also make it look like the storm, not an iphone
blackberrian, 14 Oct 2010hey JRF!..long time no see buddy..hey,i remember ur nick dude..coz we used to chat each other ... moreYeah, I remember your name too. It's been a while since we've talked! I am really happy with the Storm. I loved my Curve but needed something with a better camera and a touchscreen. I was choosing between the Storm2, Droid, iPhone 4 and the Torch. I didn't like the Droid or the Torch. And BlackBerry has a better push notification system than Apple or Google, so I went for the 9550. Don't regret it one bit. I love the screen, I'm very accurate with it. Good luck finding a phone you like!
JRF, 13 Oct 2010Hey! I used to have the 8520 and upgraded to the 9550. It has the same amount of memory for ap... morehey JRF!..long time no see buddy..hey,i remember ur nick dude..coz we used to chat each other in the gemini forum regarding our gemini..wah,now u bought a storm huh??good2 buddy..so,it still same like the old gemini huh..?thanx coz answering my ques
blackberrian, 12 Oct 2010may i know that,this device has 2GB memory on board right,but how much it allocates for the &q... moreHey! I used to have the 8520 and upgraded to the 9550. It has the same amount of memory for apps as the Gemini did. If I had waited until this weekend, I would've been able to get the Torch. But I've always wanted a Storm 2 and I am really happy with it. I chose the 9550 because it has 3G (CDMA)while the 9520 is EDGE. SurePress is pretty great. I can type just as fast as I could on my Gemini.
may i know that,this device has 2GB memory on board right,but how much it allocates for the "application"??
for instance,the old bold 1 9000 has 1GB internal memory but it only allocates somewhere about 40-60 MB only for the apps..this quite irritating coz i cant put many apps on it..only a few that i think is a must..whereas the new bold2 aka onyx n curve 8520 aka gemini have only 256 MB internal memory but it allowed all of the memory to be used as also for keeping the apps..but of coz after deduction for system use,it left about 128 MB but it ALLOWED all to keep the apps..plz tell me about it,as i looking forward to buy this as my next generation of BB..
@rish... so u trying to tell i should not pair device first like how we pair in nokia than enter password to share. i wana connect to my car kit?what do i do to connect to my car kit.i have tried from other phne like sending a picture to storm 2 cell it accepted but while transfering it showed connection failed
@rish... so u trying to tell i should not pair device first like how we pair in nokia than enter password to share. i wana connect to my car kit?what do i do to connect to my car kit.
It hangs. It lags like hell. Finally gotten rid of it though in the process lost a few bucks but glad to have got ridden of it now. Only thing good about it is mail and that too the blackberry services are damn expensive. Happy to be back on 3GS :)
aamer0, 02 Oct 2010Iam not able to connect to the bluetooth even after tryng several times.It is pairing device b... moreThe bluetooth on this phone works like how a p.c bluetooth does. Enable your bluetooth and pair with the other device as per usual. then go to media and then music or pictures depending on the file you wanna receive. then click on the bb sign and you will see a pop up menu.. select receive via bluetooth and select the device you receiving from and boom you connected. You will always have to select receive via bluetooth whenever you want a file. hope this helps
if I want to set up a password so that no other person has an access to my phone where should I do this
if u want to use bluetooth, don go direct n pair the device. Go to the files, e.g go to music then press options. Then click add music...
I am wondering if this phone is any use for a teenager or if it is mostly a work/business phone??? Are there any features a teenager might like?
Iam not able to connect to the bluetooth even after tryng several times.It is pairing device but while sending file it says connection failed. I even changed bluetooth setting encryption to promt, yes,i did also make service discoverable yes than saved settings.It does not even connect to my car audio kit through bluetooth it does detect but fails to connect.Please can anybody hel pe me out.