When the storm was released, there were a number of software issues, but thanks to a recent upgrade on the software, the phone is excellent, surpassing any other touch-screen phone on the market, even apples iphone 3GS.
The memory capacity, the camera, the push email service, the instant message facility, no phone on the market can beat it. Blackberry forever
I have to say the only draw back is no wifi, once you set the phone up the way you want it and upgrade the operating system (I am using.168) the phone rocks. Where else can you get all the info you want on the home page? Emails, upcoming dates and appointments, birthdays.etc. Just get a today screen for it, there are plenty of free ones. I personally use Flamboyant, i like the bold colors. You can even set the type of font and size you prefer. It does office work natively, as well as games and music, the camera is ok.. the bluetooth needs airshare to get the most out of it, again, free. The touch screen is perfectly legible under direct sunlight which most touch screens aren't. And the "clickable" screen works fine, it is just different, and as far as I am concerned better than just touch, much less mistakes. The reception is as good as any Nokia I have had and the voice quality is fine. I would definitely recommend this phone, and look forward to a wifi version.
Irfan Agha, 27 Sep 2009I am surprised to use this set as signal drops some time mail are not comming properly. I have... moreThe line drop is because of your GSM network. The signal may be in a black spot. We have the same problem in Malaysia also and it is because of the network and not the phone. I suggest your change your service provider.
I am surprised to use this set as signal drops some time mail are not comming properly. I have given to repair but problem is still there.
this phone is good litle slow but mine recomandation is good,anybody know how to use gps without gprs or bis!!!
the new storm 2 is not on the vodaphone website and not going to be released till end of november and this is just a rumor
The final nail in the coffin of Storms is the HTC HD which does all this over-hyped peice of junk can do and more, much more, and far better
Finally the STORM 2 appears on Vodaphone websites. Tried to order. Delivery time 2-4 working days...
I would agree that the Storm 9500 is the worse cell phone I have ever had. It constantly cuts off when you are on a call, it freezes up, the keyboard is very frustrating, and the processing time takes way to long. I hear there is less problems with Blackberry Curve.
KAPISH DIXIT, 17 Sep 2009can any body tell me the touch is working fine or not because i heard touch is very bad to opratingTouch screen works fine but you will need a week to get used to it. it works very different from other phones. if you are going to take an internet contract with it i recommend u this phone.
I got this phone from Vodafone 2 weeks ago.
Ups- Its very fast. Nice design. GPS work prety good(almost all europe covered). Good camera altough its just 3.2mp. Very good network reception.
Downs- Blackberry os very hard to find applications on the web. You will need a week to get familar with the touch screen. Cannot place a call from an sms menu. I'll rate this phone 8/10.
Worse phone I've ever bought. Slow. Hangs, continuously. Typing on the touch screen is AWFUL. Did I mention slow?
The Bold and Curve are light years ahead.
Does anyone know where can I download maps for my phone(i live in croatia).I would like to install those maps on my phone and use them via GPS.. help please?!
had all the blackberries and this is my fav with the curve 8900 a close second. bold looses signal and crashed too much. make sure you do all the setting and software tweeks once you get it though as "out of the box" aint what it should be. build quality is brilliant. as good as the b&o mobiles and better than any bb, nokia, sony, lg etc. extended battery plus cover by SEIDIO is best.
I have been disappointed with my phone and have written on the subject, complaining about the lag, camera, etc, etc. Yesterday, however I installed the latest firmware .173 which does genuinely improve the functionality....although it remains limited by the specs of the handset.
i just bought this phone and am enjoying it although video recording is below par. is there a program i can install and watch live tv streaming on this phone. am also having nokia n95 and i have some programs for line tv streaming
well i brought this phone last two months ago.. but im suprised bec just for a 1 week i need to return this for repair. phone hung, mp3 not plying., can;t read the memory and mostly stockup when you soft reset.