First Wi-Fi and 3.5g Storm called the 9520:
OK people.. quit whining about the Wifi. I work for Verizon so i know what i am talking about. This phone requires the customer to purchase the Blackberry data plan which includes Unlimited internet, which is a lot better than connecting to wifi. WHY would you need Wifi when you have internet access all across the US. This phone is class and classy people buy it. Forget iphone this beats i phone in all departments.
This phone sucks, it's a verizon phone, how can you even be happy with that?
G1 poops on the storm
can this phone hold a sim card?? i wanna buy it but my network in trinidad uses sim cards
Just but a 9500 storm as opposed to iphone mainly because it does everything I want but more so on vodafone I can get the contract format (texts to minutes) I want as opposed to 02 saying saying its our way or no way'
OK so wifi may have been a nice additional option
I have this phone for Verizon, and I'm having a slight problem receiving messages. If I shut the phone off and then turn it back on, I suddenly receive a bunch of messages. Anyone else having similiar problems? I'm trying to figure out if its the phone or just my service area.
This phone is without a doubt, most sophisticated and elegant phone, even iphone users cant figure it out. Likewise, previous BB users scratch their heads, but the learning curve eventually will pass and this keyboard substitute is the best you will find on a touchscreen smartphone. By all means, this phone is mostly work, and very little play. Most people that are looking to get the most fun and play with their mobile phone are better off taking a bite of the apple.
The BlackBery Storm is not an iPhone, get over it. In the touchscreen phone arena, this phone is a beast, everytime I pull it out of its casing more you realize how great of a tool this is. Definitely is appealing as a business-savvy device.
Woogie, 22 Dec 2008The 9530 is primarily intended as a CDMA phone with global GSM capabilities, the 9500 is GSM o... moreScratch that, it won't work on AT&T 3G either, since it only offers 2100MHz HSDPA and not 1900 MHz. So if you want 3G, a CDMA carrier is your only choice. It does get broadband overseas, though.
SAM, 21 Dec 2008Is someone know what is the difference between Blackberry Storm 9500 & 9530 ?The 9530 is primarily intended as a CDMA phone with global GSM capabilities, the 9500 is GSM only. The 9530 is sold by Verizon and is locked to CDMA only in the US, though I'd imagine there are methods to unlock the device for GSM use in the US already.
Just keep in mind that this phone will only be able to use AT&T 3G. It will not work on T-Mobile's 3G network because it lacks 1700 MHz HDSPA capabilities.
Is someone know what is the difference between Blackberry Storm 9500 & 9530 ?
Reasons why you should not get/own a Blackberry Storm:
5. Does not want to buyout current mobile phone contract.
4. Does not have access to the internet at home or at work.
3. Wifi - connect to public wireless network, costless data transfer, perfect for Youtube, streaming music, unlimited access as long as the connection is available.
2. Wants a multi-capable device for handling music,radio,news,email,phone,restaurant,games,movies,youtube,etc. to eliminate carrying more than you have to.
1. Would love to own an IPhone. (see what 1 did there)
In conclusion, the Blackberry Storm does a great job of doing what I need for when I travel. Keeping track of schedule, incoming emails ,tunes , some videos are all I need when traveling from home to work, even downloading an article before taking the underground train. BTW, media's purpose is to propagate ideas like 'I would love to own an Iphone,' perhaps.
Unless you are doing heavy streaming of video content & music, per average a heavy email user and occasional web surfing would get you up to 20mb (more or less) of data transfer per month. Just keep track of you stream and upstream of videos and photos.
Toby, you just probably purchased the faulty batch of those phones..too bad mate!
George, 19 Dec 2008can someone please tell me whats the deffirince between BB Storm 9500 and BB Storm 9530?It has an additional network option = CDMA2000 1x EV-DO
can someone please tell me whats the deffirince between BB Storm 9500 and BB Storm 9530?
I work for an Ad Agency that uses an enterprise server, we purchased 25 of these phones and they completely did not work, lots of glitches and OS issues. This phone is a JOKE!. We got the bold with at&t and worked perfectly.
Anyone know how they jailbroken this? i was about to get one that was jailbroken but idk if thats good. is it safe to get a jailbroken one?
Nice desgn, poorly executed. First the negatives:
1. It's difficult to reposition the cursor to correct text - in fact it can be nigh on impossible.
2. Selecting menu options often results in an incorrect choice, even though you click the one you want.
3. Here's the worst part, if you're on Vodafone: it doesn't do synchrnisation with Outlook. Blackberry's can as a rule, but this one cannot AND there is no date for when it can. I was sold it on the grounds that it is a proper integrated business phone but as it doesn't do this, then it isn't. And, for a Blackberry, that sucks!
4. Camera shake is appalling.
5. Predictive text is very inclusive but some everyday words are missing. Very odd!
1. Nice design - looks good.
2. Battery life is fantastic
3. Large screen makes it easy to read.
4. Predictive text is pretty inclusive (but see nagatives too)
IMHO Vodafne spent so much time and effort on this being so "wonderful" that they forgot to make it business friendly.
So this phone really doesn't have WiFi?
I thought it was an omission but this is not the case. This makes this phone worthless. T-Mobile 2G networks are laughable at best in Chicago so I need WiFi whenever I am in a bar or cafe. And this is a business phone they stake their company on?
Oh wait, they have the Bold...