DAM, 30 Jan 2009Man!!!! By qwerty I meant physical keyboard and not the on screen keyboard.Read my post till u... morethe storm doesnt have a physical keyboard either? once again are you sure shes even used these phones? or are you blind and sposed to be under the bold wall
Blackberry is really in the dark world. The phone is over $500 US, but it doesn't have wifi, bluetooth, etc. It is a shame. Just like many cheap phones. In addition, a 3 Megapixel digital camera is a mediocre.
DAM, 30 Jan 2009Damn,ur out of ur league!!If u want to transfer the contacts to 1)another phone/first install ... more...so do I have the right now to say it's crap...?:] We do not have another Blackberry here (thanks god), and the PC suite seems not to connect the phone at all!! so it's useless as well...anyway cheers for the link DAM. I can add this day already to the 'WASTED' FILE since she needs those contacts (it's a matter of life and death,heh)..well, friends...
considering this is the phone that was designed to blow the iphone out of the water and have superior capabilities to all other blackberrys i have to admit i am very very disapointed.
the battery life is increadibly poor, the touch screen is as resonsive as a microwave and it keeps on crashing when ever i use simple functions such as calling, texting, inet, emails- pretty much any application really.
i have had 4 replacements so far for the faulty models with varying faults but so far to no avail.
its lucky im an employee really so i have easy access to my store for the relacements.
i simply wish i had chosen the iphone from the start as most of my friends and colleges have them and they are the smartest and most reliable phones i have seen for a long time (i have been in the buisness for 5 years).
all in all a terrible phone and i wouldnt recommend it to any one no matter what there use or specification request.
Liv, 30 Jan 2009friend Storm's screen doesn't work (half of it is not responding to 'clicking'), it is freezin... moreDamn,ur out of ur league!!If u want to transfer the contacts to 1)another phone/first install desktop software then use synchronization with Outlook.2)another Storm /first install desktop software then back up data and restore to the new one. Also u might check some profi forums 4 BB http://supportforums.blackberry.com/rim/
DAM, 30 Jan 2009Dumb and really dumb users(no offense intended-just an observation) Can't say about the Storm... morefriend Storm's screen doesn't work (half of it is not responding to 'clicking'), it is freezing, battery lasts 4.5 hours and this one is already the replacement phone for the prevoius Storm, which was freezing as well and additionaly the camera was not taking pictures... which was the another replacement for her first Storm which just switched itself off and wouldn't go back on...well, she has the third Storm within 2 weeks time and this one is going to be replaced for another handset...definetely not Storm...so I'm just trying to copy the damn numbers off it to the sim card so she wouldn't have to bother those poor sales assistants in the phone shop...simple:)
Liv, 30 Jan 2009just to give an example...I've been trying for the past 30 mins to find out how to copy the co... moreDumb and really dumb users(no offense intended-just an observation)
Can't say about the Storm(I'll check later thou on sombodyelse's phone) but on Bold(which is pretty similar) u can't do it.U can the other way ,from SIM to Phone. Although I don't understand why u want to copy contacts from Phone to SIM!? The SIM contacts do not support multiple numbers/addresses/e-mail/notes. So if u manage to do it(on other phones is possible 4sure) the contact will be striped of all details and u'll end up with a name(with limited length) and one number. So next time before u yell CRAP think more or ask around.
just to give an example...I've been trying for the past 30 mins to find out how to copy the contacts from the phone memory to the sim card...arrrgghhh:/
Anyone knows?! since the manual is of no help whatsoever
Anonymous, 29 Jan 2009she never had a qwerty phone but she had an iphone? did she ever actually use the phone at all?Man!!!! By qwerty I meant physical keyboard and not the on screen keyboard.Read my post till u'll understand it.
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2009BB Storm or Iphone 3G???? Please helpit depends on what you want to do with the phone, iphone is a multimedia centric smart phone with a bit of business use, while the storm is a more business centric smartphone with some multimedia funtion. Also the biggest difference i guess is do you need your emails the second they arrive or can you wait 15minutes?
DAM, 29 Jan 2009I am using a Bold(it's my first BB ever) but as soon as I saw the Storm I wanted to try it.So ... moreshe never had a qwerty phone but she had an iphone? did she ever actually use the phone at all?
I am using a Bold(it's my first BB ever) but as soon as I saw the Storm I wanted to try it.So I bought it for my girlfriend (her old phone was an Iphone).What can I say?She's ecstatic!!She got used pretty fast with the keyboard but unlike me she never had a real qwerty phone before. I'm very happy with the Bold and I advice all BB heavy users to try it .As for the Storm is as good as the Bold but for a different kind of customer..let's say more media oriented.
Yesterday I wanted to know how to receive the above phone.The payment terms etc.I received a reply that a reply is coming within 24 hrs but nothing has reached me so far.I can pay thro'int cr card
Jack, 25 Jan 2009I've been a BB user for a number of years now, however, the purchase of the Storm 9500 recentl... moreHi Jack,
I've just posted a very similar report on the Storm, with almost exactly the same issues as you. i am really regretting getting this phone as although some of the features are very good, it simply does not deliver the business solutions/applications that I was expecting. You are so right about the keyboard. Goodness knows how men with big hands manage the keyboard if I cant!!
I have had the Storm for just over 10 days now and I'm really struggling with the touch keyboard. I am pretty fast on a normal keypad phone/qwerty, but this is driving me nuts as I am having to go back and recompose over and over again as it is difficult to hit the right 'keys'. Also if I make an error and try to go back to correct, it's almost impossible to use hover cursor as you can't see the screen for your fingertip!!! I have increased the senstivity and lowed the 'hover' but that doesn't seem to make any difference. sometimes the tilt switch takes over 2 seconds to activate, if you get a spell check word come up and press it,it doesn't do anything and you have to press at least 5 times to get it to correct, I can't get it to load one of my emails addresses and it seems to 'drop' contacts at random!! And to add insult to injury, the software does seem to want to load on my PC. I think I want my trust Nokia 95 back!!!
Anyone had any similar probs and do you think the BB is faulty?
just got one and looks good. but lack of wifi to me is serious drawback considering all the other hitech already in it and it cld be much ligter than this.
Got the Storm today and love it, find it real easy to use, far better than iPhone IMO, and b4 ppl say that i dont have a clue, i owned both iPhones and got rid of them, battery on iPhone sucks and so does WiFi,
i dont see why everyone keeps going on about wifi, its not needed, are you really going to be downloading loads of stuff to your phone? doubt it, also just remember that just 10 years ago we didnt even have GPRS or dial up wap.
The features of the storm are brilliant and i cant believe that i wsnt going to get it cause of how much i disliked the iPhone, i can see me keeping this phone for a long time