Also went into my local Vodafone and Phones 4 U and both said delayed till 14th.
I just got a call from Vodafone advising me that they apologise that it will be delayed, but I should expect it to be delivered on the 11th.
All this time while I was thinking that I should just cancel the order with all the delays, since that's what happened with the Bold, they tried to push it as early as possible. Lo and behold, Orange released the BlackBerry Bold with BETA software on it.
But with that phone call, I think it's very nice of them to go out of their way to re-assure me about their service. Plus points for Vodafone.
There will be a Wi-fi version of this phone coming out shortly after the standard one is released.
Lets you copy and paste from the internet, lets you edit excel files. Put your friends on GPS and see where they are at any time. Expand up to 16gig external, Screen resolution really good for movies, just random stuff the blackberry guy told us.
I cant belive all the people complaining about wifi, considering blackberry through vodafone offer UNLIMITED email and internet. This phone is the iphone killer. Ive played with the omnia and it aint worth it,it froze twice while i used it.
Delayed until 14th November.The reason is that they are stocking up on handsets so there won't be a shortage.
Have a look at this lot of reviews on google news. Loads of interest in the Storm
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2008Ive just spoken to vodafone and been promised it will be in the shops on friday 7th November Thats tomorrow then.
The local store took my details and promised me an email when its available. I'll pop in tomorrow and see whats happening
Ive just spoken to vodafone and been promised it will be in the shops on friday 7th November
anyone got information on the reason for the delay?
They don't seem to be getting anything else in until the fuss over the storm dies down......
I'm tempted to give up waiting, take my number to O2 and get an iPhone!!
Let's all agree on this. The real competitor to the Storm, and in a way, currently the best handset out there, is the HTC Touch HD.
That thing is friggin' huge. (I mean the speclist)
Another announcement from Vodafone: DELAYED until 18th Nov!
Thats 2 delay announcements on the same day!!!
It would seem self explanatory to all you that never need to use WIFI that it's non existence is not a problem. But as has been mentioned by a few other people, WIFI comes in to its own when travelling. Typically speaking there would be no point for the majority of users not to take up the unlimited data package. But when roaming a more cost effective solution is required. Plus further to this in some countries where vodafone have no agreements for coverage it is ESSENTIAL. I was in Costa Rica recently and had no coverage whatsoever! So why get rid of the facility when this will have very little to no impact on whether the unlimited data package is taken or not - but affect those in genuine need of it.
thunderstorm, 05 Nov 2008HSDPA is all I need. The iPhone killer has finally arrived!you are out of your mind. Why compair this with IPHONE. This is not an IPHONE killer or Omnia Samsung or Nokia 5800. Please go do your homework before talking here. Call engineer tell them they forget the WI-FI WI-FI WI-FI
Anonymous, 03 Nov 2008i work for vodafone and i can tell you this device is the one to have, its so cool, i have had... moreUnlimited internet usage on Vodafone isn't unlimited at all. It still falls into the 'fair usage policy'
Still my storm is on the way :)
To be honest, all blackberry users purchase blackberries with the want of the satisfaction of the
"wi-fi monkey" on ones back. Without a doubt, the phone looks like a beautifully crafted device, and with those
specs, it should run smoothly, But one must admit that
this phone with the option of wi-fi would be an gift from the gods.