Having Been introduced to blackberry's recently and upgrading from a pearl to the world and then the curve and now the storm I can say I've tried them all and the storm isn't my favorite. The features are great. the design however is nothing new.It's called a touch phone but it's not "tap/touch" like HTC's or The Samsung instinct its more "touch/press" like the phone has invisble buttons. I don't mind it personaly but I think most people will find that to be a let down. Being blackberry's first touch phone I know It would not be 100% but this phone is a minor let down. Its operations are a little slow especially when trying to use browser and the phone does glitch out here &' there. My favorite is when the screen gets distorted and the icons overlap..Overall I give this phone a 7.7 out of 10. but I still haven't lost faith in the RIM brand.
This phone is amazing i had it for a month. I think i cannot live without it for business and personal. It is my first blackberry before that i had N95, sony W800. It beats both of those phones for just typing for emails, sms, memo, word, anything.
I love the executive and luxurious design, the clickable touch screen you move your finger on the screen to select, push down to action the command it makes sms and email writing easy, suretype is brillant - give you a drop down list of suggested word during typing. Its like typing in word but faster. You can highlight text and copy, paste, delete. I have a iphone the typing is not better than the blackberry. The iphone is also beautiful phone and the software is faster. The voice quality is clear and loud.
For business or as a mini computer the Storm is the best phone for it. 3g web browsing is fast and using the internet. It is superb in multitasking - switching application and does copy and paste from any application into another email, sms etc. The photo and video is great as well for just general snapping and shooting. I prefer to use my camera for better photos and video. The best thing is retrieving emails blackberry keeps its business continuity with this phone. Blackberry makes a good OS which does not get viruses unlike Microsoft.
The one thing it lacks is wifi but i never use it on my phones it drains the battery down. There are some clitches on response issues from a lot of handsets that people owned i have been lucky not to see these with my phone. Blackberry will fix and make the phone better with the new updates. I have beem lucky my Storm works fine.
There is lots more i cannot speak highly of this phone. Its just like a mini notebook but a phone.
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2008I actually work for one of the UKs biggest phone shops and have been advised we should be gett... moreThis phone is exclusive to Vodafone only in the UK and will not be releases on any other network. Vodafone actually designed this handset in conjunction with Blackberry, there will be no leasing to other networks.
this goes out just 4 those people that curently use this phone! can i use the camera to record video? how many days in stand by(while actually speaking and using things like bluetooth for at least car hands free or passing photos and music)? can you actually use the gps features to get around? icurently use nokia n95 8giga and i have to pay to navigate and the gps chip sucks(it takes 2 much time to receive sat coverage and u loose coverage easily). hand writing recognicion?
thanks in advance
research phone geek, 12 Dec 2008The iphone and bb are poor mans phones. wow its touch screen with wifi, big stinking deal. You... moreWell thats great, outside of japan BES is the best thing out for e-mail on the phone.
All i can say that i had to return this phone cos it was so bad, and had to get the iphone instead which is much better...i cant say too much about the faults i can tell you if you ask.
This phone is totally crap....got it on a plan and i returned it due to its touchscreen being so shit...you tap one thing then the whole thing freezes and it takes you to another menu that you didnt even want to go to...while messaging the thing lags and then the message sends by itself without even finishing what u typed...battery lasts hardly half a day...Screen rotation is so slow and drives u crazy seriously overall 1/10 and that one is for its applications and video playpack quality apart from that i have a iphone now and im very happy with it.
steed , 11 Dec 2008nope u cant get or send ringtines or foto whit the storm.....now why in gods name balckberry w... moreOfcos you can. Just go to the media folder, click on receive using bluetooth and everything's fine. If you still can't do it, check if the bb is paired with the device that is to be sent to bb or bb to send out, and everything works perfectly. i own a bb storm and everything works perfectly just tat it lags at times. An iphone wannabe? Well, it's just da trend but it doesnt seem to me like an iphone wannabe. cheers!
Bean, 13 Dec 2008you r wrongeI guess you may connect it into your computer with your storm, and reinstall those applications provided by blackberry..
research phone geek, 12 Dec 2008The iphone and bb are poor mans phones. wow its touch screen with wifi, big stinking deal. You... moreNot everyone lives in Japan to run those phones that are light years ahead of the US supposedly dingle nut.
So you can't compare a totally different country and how they are better than North America cell phone providers and service!
i have wipe handheld the storm i lost some setting and programs how can i get them back help ..
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2008how much is this phone in canada??
what is the difference between the 9500 and the 9530The Difference between 9500 and 9530 is .. 9500 is a Quad band Gsm Phones and 9530 is Quad band Gsm Phone plus
CDMA2000, so it means 9530 can also work with Bell,rogers and fido
and abt price u can see it availability
does blackberry storm have wi'fi that it's not software enabled and will be enabled in the near future on software update? anyone opened one to look inside the phone on the pcb for the wireless module?
I used a storm and have been able to send and receive both ringtones and music just fine
reading opinions on here, wtf do people have bb or any other data phone when they dont know how to use it. then they say this phone sucks, nothing works. well hey dummy go get a push and talk phone where its not that complicated. I bet most of the people with these phones are just posers,wanna be important status business crack dealers. alot of you have data or bb and cant afford the data package whats up with that. i cant figure it out
The iphone and bb are poor mans phones. wow its touch screen with wifi, big stinking deal. You want a real phone go to Japan were we are 10 steps ahead of the game. 3 year contract and all this data options and features are extra dam. you guys are getting ripped off. In japan i pay $15 for all that and i have unlimited data, Wow us is really taking advantage of you guys
ManFromOz, 11 Dec 2008To all these people bagging vodafone about these being crap phones i have been looking for a ... morehow much is this phone in canada??
what is the difference between the 9500 and the 9530
Vodaclone, 08 Dec 2008Nowhere near as many as some people would suggest, the main issues appear to be lack of unders... moreand there we hav it! The issue no alike thinking customer wants to admit to. The single largest reason for dissatisfyed consumers and wanting to return for not just the storm but a wide variety of handsets is.. they simply do not know how to use the device they were given. In their defense tho one could say that the user freindliness for a lot of handsets needs work, but i believe that technology is advancing at a rate at which stupid ppl cannot comprehend also. yes! the storm will send pics/ringtones via bt. I bet poor vodaclone has to deal with these ppl all day long. To u i send my condolences. Also yes, Wifi is relatively pointless whilst here in oz but the overseas travellers miss out.