The software update is coming through for Australian customers sometime next week.
is this phone worth getting? im due an upgrade on the 24/12/08 and its a work phone so want a phone that i can get my emails on. but what is the phone like dose it crash and freeze or is it a good phone#? whats the soft wear on it like?
travellar, 08 Dec 2008this phone has one thing not going for it right now, and thats the exclusion of wireless inter... moreapparently the storm does have the software to be wifi enabled which will be released soon via the blackberry site, where u can download it to your handset!!
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2008vodafone might be selling 3000 units a day, but how many are coming back? From my experience, ... moreNowhere near as many as some people would suggest, the main issues appear to be lack of understanding of the device mainly by users who are completely new to the whole Blackberry thing. It really is worth sticking with, comments in the Vodafone e-forum around the software update release appear to be positive on the whole.
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this phone has one thing not going for it right now, and thats the exclusion of wireless internet capabilities.
If you are a business man and you travel, wifi helps keep those costs down when you travel internationally!
And those unlimited data plans dont work abroad or if they do, they probably expensive.
yes its a small component that many consumers may not use, but if this handset is geared for the business people, and it looks like it is, being a blackberry thats a major drawback.
Ive had myne what 3 weeks. No probs..
Coming from a Nokia N95 its certainly different.
Had wifi on that never used it so no wifi on this didnt bother me. Also wifi may not be with us on phones for much longer anyway as networks are seeing it as there losing out on money so dont get too used to it.
As for the iphone, i had one of those too. That was majorly tempermental, and as i see it really you cant compare the two, there both aimed at different markets.
Least with my storm i can bluetooth and MMS fully. Bluetooth i cant live without. Dont agree with apple keeping me in suspense over new realeases..
Q: Whats the new iphone called? iphone bluetooth & mms??
vodafone might be selling 3000 units a day, but how many are coming back? From my experience, a lot of them I bet!
There is a New update for the storm on www.crackberry.com is will solve lot's of glitching and faster portrait to landscape mode and other things, a lot of people are really happy with it.
im going to get mine tommorrow.. Can't wait
If the Storm is so rubbish as people are claiming, then why are Vodafone (whom I work for on customer service)selling 3000+ per day? Get your facts right people. It's not an Iphone and was never meant to be...
Blackberry Storm software upgrade for UK customers...
A new software upgrade is now available for all customers with a BlackBerry Storm, available to download from the Vodafone website. The software upgrade will deliver a number of improvements to the microphone, display, media and video.
To access the software, click on the following link: http://devicehelp.vodafone.co.uk/swug.php?id=1, then on the ‘Research in Motion software upgrade service’ and select BlackBerry Storm from the drop-down menu.
I sell this phone at work too, and I have to say this phone is a complete disaster! Everytime I sell one of these pieces of crap I'm scared it's gonna come right back to me like a boomerang! Just the other day one of our customers decided to bring the phone back cuz he hated it, so I had to speak to our returns department, and the department rep said she was amazed at the number of BB Storms that were being returned! According to her 8 out of every 10 Storms sold were being returned!!! I'd love to see the overall returns figures for this phone, cuz clearly this phone has been a complete failure, I mean all that hype for no reason?! BB should stick to what they know and stop trying to be something they're not.
Anonymous, 06 Dec 2008hi guys. Some insider news about the storm. It will not be released at all to any other provid... moreyou forgot to mention the fact that unlimited data wont save you when overseas will it? for a buisness orientated company to overlook the use of wifi in this generation of phones!
I sell these at works and i love it! because its a great selling point for the iPhone, i had one guy yesterday convert himself to the iphone without me even saying anything negative about the storm, it was brilliant.
But seriously this thing is rubbish, faux touchscreen feels like im going to break it, can hardly compete with the tempered glass of the iphone, no wifi? what a joke, and laggy as all heck, id recommend a bold before this thing, and they are the ugliest phone on the market!
I'm debating which phone to buy the Innov8 or the Blackberry Storm. The specs of the Innov8 appear to be superior. However the Storm has a 2yr warranty compared to 1yr for the Samsung and the Storm has true push email and is apparently better for internet browsing.
Any advice / opinions appreciated.
the last thing that vodafone wishes to do is "rip people off". Vodafone Aus gives every customer ample opportunities through numerous different avenues to be able to check their current usage. This is more than i can say for certain other providers. The reason people recieve what vodafone term as "bill shock" is by an d large because people do not want to be responsible for their own actions and prefer to blame their provider. If there is an incorrect usage charge VF will credit it. VF adjusts their plans constantly and invest alot of money into reducing "bill shock" as it is incredibly DETRIMENTAL to the companys market share and retention. However excess usage charges MUST occur in order to ensure the security of its net profit. The only major error VF has made is to overestimate the intelligence of a small part of the population. A company that aims just to rip people off would simply not survive let alone become the worlds largest mobile provider.
hi guys. Some insider news about the storm. It will not be released at all to any other providers other than VF at least for the forseeable future. It DOES NOT have wifi but ive found this to be irrelevant due to the unlimited data packages. One thing to remember is that to effectivley stream videos u will need to switch to WAP. I hav a bold myself and i found that whilst the touch screen is not too bad, it is not nearly as effective as a keyboard. In fact i did find typing to be tedious. The acceleromitor can lag a little at times but not a huge amount. The storm will be expandable with future software upgrades up to 128GB!! (note sandisk 32gb is due in next few months in Aus). The browser has improved slightly from the bold and one of its main advantages is the ease of accessability to business software (citrix,seibel etc) and instant uploading to all the social networking sites. Apparently battery life has improved from the bold also, although i have not had the chance to test it.