I got a BB 9500 Storm from Malta.
Super user unfriendly touchscreen keyboard
No instructions to turn off the key stroke 'suggestions'
No stylus available.
Web site manual is not much help either.
Can't wait to get rid of it.
i'm looking for a bb. Could you pls, help me compare storm vs curve & iphone. How good is the touch screen performance,, etc.?
Why does everyone complain about battery life on smartphones??
No doubt the complainers are constantly checking to see if they have an SMS, always have bluetooth on, check their email every 5 seconds and talk the hind leg off a donkey.
The technology, screen size and dim-wittedness of those who bag this handset don't realise that you have to compromise somewhere.
Storm vs. iPhone - Storm every time! iPhone, even with new 3.0 OS, still has many problems. Bluetooth is dodgy at best, still need to use iTunes which is an archaic, buggy and disgustingly temperamental program...do I go on?
Storm is a good handset, granted it had a few bugs at the start, but RIM have produced about 5 or more updates to help fix this.
You can't do half the things on an iPhone that you can do on a Storm. Storm is in the upper echelon with the Bold, Xperia X1, HTC Magic and Samsung Omnia.
More fault than good features, more disatisfied customers than happy ones. That has to be the conclusion from this site and perceptions overall. How many users are going to risk more money I buy the Storm 2 I wonder having been so badly let down with this model.
terrible phone! i had it last nov, i had returned and replaced it twice because of the faulty clickable screen, same damn result! still the same bad faulty screen and buggy phone!! lags all the time! now i did not returned it, it pisses me off, instead i just bought an iphone 3G last january to get rid of it! iphone 3G way better! storm is a terrible and faulty phone!
I have just returned my Blackberry Storm, it has got to be the worst phone i have ever had. The key pad lock is on the top as is the ringer on/off. Needless to say when you touch the top of the phone the keypad unlocks and the ringer goes off. I returned the phone to Vodafone who said that have had numerous complaints about it and have changed my phone to a different model. They are aware of the problem and say there is new software coming out that will rectify the problem, so at the moment i would not buy the phone or recommend it to anybody. Do yourself a favour and son't buy it.
my camera is not opening......when i try open it, its keep on saying "could not start the camera. close other application and try opening the camera again"........i need help........i need to work....can someone help me out plz....thanks
Just upgraded my 3 month old 9500 from the stock .78 to .141, which was posted on Vodacom's BlackBerry - Handheld Software page and it's given the phone a new lease on life. Was hesitant to use Vodafone UK's upgrade package, but I think Vodacom renamed it anyway ;)
The phone absolutely "flies" now, no response issues and have not experienced the issue I have read on so many forums about .141, that being the unlock problem - being able to unlock the phone using any of the four buttons below the screen.
Will see how it goes for the next week or so and give feedback, but I could end up tolerating it a bit more now, as I have read so many stories of unsatisfied customers. I'm so used to the SureType touch screen now, I even got an owner of the original iPhone using my phone and liked how the screen worked.
I use heavy on sms for my marketing activities. Can anyone able to advise whether this BBStorm model can sent single message to (says) a block of 15 receipants at one go. If possible, How can that be done? I'd check with my local promoter theuy can help to answer that.
DAZ, 13 Jun 2009I love the new blackberry storm its great if you can handle an advanced phone but for those an... moreI totally agree with you, Daz. Anon posts whinging about the storm, well say no more. I've had the Storm since december last year, it has had it's problems, lags, freezes but I have experienced no hang ups on calls. When downloaded a software update last week, a big one, Storm has improved somewhat. Every phone has it's own faults & I did seriously consider in a change of handset. I'm now more than happy with it. I also think that anyone who has had Storm as a first Blackberry handset, please give yourself a chance to live with it. If your comments are otherwise negative, well, go and find yourself an unreliable Nokia series with poor battery!
Mark, 25 Jun 2009so you havent used the phone then, have had it since feb this year and its brilliant, have not... moreHad and used one for 6 months Mark. I stand by what I say and can only conclude you have had some pretty rubbish other handsets. The fact you posted twice probably indicates you were doing it from the handset, and naturally enough ran into problems.
Anonymous, 25 Jun 2009Unreliable phone with poor performance when it does work. Screen rubbish, laggy, rubbish camer... moreso you havent used the phone then, have had it since feb this year and its brilliant, have not had any problems with it at all, probably the best phone that I have ever had
The free apps are next to useless. Powerpoint ability nothing unique or special. Wifi not needed with data plan, so the Storm remains with more negative features, poor performance, and RIM arrogance, than it does good features.
this phone is very good hands down the apps are very cool and mostly free. you can even use the power point and all how cool is that? I actually got it no wifi u have to have it on an unlimited internet usage contract then wifi becomes irrelevant no more waiting at the train station waiting for wifi... my thoughts are mine buy it and understand.
Unreliable phone with poor performance when it does work. Screen rubbish, laggy, rubbish camera, decent call quality, but limited applications, and costly. Avoid this junk and see if RIM respond to the complaints which are prolific but denied by them at the moment. Actions speak louder, only look to the storm if the second model really addresses the concerne. For every happy customer there are two that are not. Look at the averages on the voting score on this site, it is the sign of quality kit that meets with approval??
common guys stop critcising the sorm , its way better dan most of the touchscreen phone available, n its true it is nt for the average user u shld hve patience to use dis phone,looks wise the phone is awesome better dan iphone, touch interface is sumthing extraodinary , a very good phone good job rim.
hey mr. RIM CEO!! fix your god damn phone before you sell it!! half of your blackberry storm units are a buggy phone!! it always lags and hangs! its wasting user's time when it hangs and lags!!! shame on you RIM!!!!
bawa, 23 Jun 2009hi guys. the storm is a device which you wont just understand over night or over a short perio... morewhat are you talking about?
this is really a terrible phone! not because of the features, the features are good but the software is terrible! its a buggy phone! it always hangs and lags!! i had it for 4 months and i just bought a different phone now to get rid of it, i got frustrated returning it because of same damn result!