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.
I have just been to the bb storm launch in N.Z(where all our phones are unlocked) and blackberry have said they will continue upgrading the phone and will be 3 different models released over the next year or two.
Terrible phone. The floating screen feels like it will break, and the OS is trying to be like iPhone but failing so badly. And no WiFi? What were they thinking??
The only advantage of this phone will be your Blackberry email capability. Other than that, you're better off with an iPhone.
I actually work for one of the UKs biggest phone shops and have been advised we should be getting it after 3 months and it will be the unlocked version also so wait for that if you really want it instead of putting up with the locked software problems.
Vodafone have only signed a 3 months exclusivity deal with Blackberry and we have the codes up for the Storm already so should have after the new year
Probably on the usual networks ie o2, orange