BlackBarron, 29 Oct 2008I think the Storm (9500) will follow suit of the 8100 (Pearl) and 8800. It will have a 9520 ve... moreThe Storm may go the way of the Pearl and the Curve and release a wi-fi version of it, but I doubt it will be carried by Vodafone.
VF will not touch a wi-fi enabled smartphone, hence no 8220 on their network.
Shame, but that's big business for you.
Have you ever had a phone with wifi and tried to use it for massive surfing? Wifi + small battery = complaints about operating life... Wifi + big battery = complaints about weight and bulk... 3G does consume battery more than EDGE, but WAY faster. Wifi consumes MUCH more battery than 3G and most phones are prcessor/RAM lagged to take advantage of the full wifi speed anyways
I think the Storm (9500) will follow suit of the 8100 (Pearl) and 8800. It will have a 9520 version come out in the near months that will have WiFi capability.
Yet, I still am holding my breath for this. iPhone needs a "real" competitor.
- In the absence of a true leader, some will follow whoever stands-up first.
I have used a blackberry storm in my training and it is AMAZING. Supports divx and avi files, so if you want to watch films on it, you don't need to mess around with the roxio software and format it. You get an 8gb memory card with 1gb of internal memory. The touch screen is so precise. Is far better than the IPhone with texting/emailing/pin messaging etc. 3 types of keypad (qwerty/suretype and regular chronilogical alphabet) so there is no excuse saying hard to type. The screen resolution is out of this world. Facebook fanatics have the ease of use of taking a picture and uploading immediately via HSDPA network. The phone is free from £35 600 minutes, unlimited texts, VMI and email (BIS), only available at Vodafone and for all you hardcore gamers........Its got brickbreaker on there yahoooo!
Sime, 28 Oct 2008Does windows recognize as storage device when pluged in usb without software instaled. Or do i... moreNo need to install any software to access the memory. Well that is the case with Vista and with My Bold.
the fair usage with vodafone is 500mb if you go over your not charged but if yu continually go over like by LOADS every month they will either limit your usage or start charging yu or you can get a 5gb browsing pack i think its 20/25
Does windows recognize as storage device when pluged in usb without software instaled. Or do i need to install any software to access Storm's memory or memory card ?
i will appreciate memory access without need of instaling software.
martin, 25 Oct 2008Yes BB are also available in Malaysia. As Im also waiting for it in November here. Currently t... moreyea i found out about the blackberry services from maxis and celcom. Im gona be a BB user once this fone is out n i did some research on the BB service from our local carriers. I think celcom has the cheaper price for unlimited data than maxis.
the problem is im a maxis user. before i changed to celcom i need your opinion on this. are u using maxis or celcom? should i change to celcom? thx :)
This device would be exclusively available via verizon and vodafone.
Anonymous, 27 Oct 2008browser is faster. rim as a manufacturer is generally far more reliable especially on web functions.wicked! Is that because it works through BIS?
Does BIS work over a wi-fi connection, or just over cellular network?
Kev, 25 Oct 2008Thanks for that tip. Hey what do you make of the BlackBerry web browser? I've heard mixed rev... morebrowser is faster. rim as a manufacturer is generally far more reliable especially on web functions.
Anonymous, 24 Oct 2008What is so good about WIFI?LOL @ this. Wi-Fi is essential to me.
My local Vodafone Business Store said it will be available from 8th November. Also it will be £400 on Pay as You Talk.
the bold is crap...battery life is terrible...wait for this model ....dont waste your time with the bold..worst blackbeery ever...only looks nice
Why would you need wifi if you have HSDPA? it cuts the cost of the phone down and helps with battery life?
Well nice design i like the screen size but no wi-fi and fm radio...i'm almost certain they do this stuff on purpose to anoy people.I would've bought this phone i really would but they screwed up ont the final toch...can't have a super smartphone without wi-fi shame for the nice design and everything.
Anonymous, 25 Oct 2008it will come with unlimited data useage in the agreement, that also includes BIS.Thanks for that tip.
Hey what do you make of the BlackBerry web browser? I've heard mixed reviews of it personally.
I would need a reliable, robust and quick browser to replace my nokia n95... Fm you think BlackBerry would suit me? Ta