Excerpt: Having made its name with keyboard-toting handsets for the corporate email crowd, RIM heads off in a different direction -- aimed squarely at the iPhone. It's the first touchscreen BlackBerry boasting a clickable touchscreen, a 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS, and a host of media features. What we like The Storm's touchscreen is very impressive, it's big, bright and sharp, which is shown off to best effect when viewing photos or watching videos.
Summary: The RIM BlackBerry Storm may blow in a frenzy for Verizon Wireless subscribers wanting a touch screen similar to the Apple iPhone. However, there are bugs and performance issues that prevent the Storm from delivering its full potential.
Pros: The RIM BlackBerry Storm features an innovative touch screen that provides tactile feedback to confirm your selection. The Storm offers dual-mode functionality for world-roaming capabilities as well as EV-DO Rev. A and UMTS/HSDPA support. Other highlights include GPS and a 3.2-megapixel camera.
Cons: The Storm's SurePress touch-screen takes some acclimation and the onscreen keyboard is a bit cramped. The smartphone can still be sluggish even after the firmware update. Speakerphone quality was a bit choppy
Excerpt: The Storm is here and while I’m sure you're anxious to know how it fared. We were too. So it took us a little while to get through with testing and here’s what we have to say. Form Factor The 9500’s build quality exudes a certain sturdiness with slim chromed lines and who can miss that brilliant 3.5-inch SurePress touchscreen display that is anything but conventional and clearly visible even in broad daylight.
Conclusion: There’s a lot more we could say about the touch interface – RIM has quite a few things to learn here, and the manufacturer seems to be unaware that the hover-and-click approach is very awkward. (For two days, we tried to get used to the capacitive screen and soft keyboard, but couldn’t convince ourselves it was anything but a pain in the rump.
Pros: Good call quality; high quality camera; built-in GPS; great media compatibility
Cons: Cramped keyboard; typing is difficult; slow interface at times
Conclusion: If touch screens tickle your fancy or you've had a bad case of iPhone envy, but can't live without the BlackBerry push email experience and very complete smartphone feature set, the BlackBerry Storm might be for you. Since it's exclusive to Verizon, make sure that their coverage and plans suit your needs, and if that's a go, do check out the Storm.
Excerpt: N owadays, mobile telephony is more than just communication. Not only should it meet customers’ needs, it should also be fun. Look around you in a train or at the airport. People seem to be more self-centered and appreciate a little distraction at any time. This fast society would not be complete without music, movies, full internet access and a digital camera. A fast society requires fast solutions.
Summary: We really want to like the Storm. The clickable touch screen is an interesting concept, e-mail access is as strong as ever and it’s a well-designed device. Sadly, the Storm has too many niggling issues, mainly software-based, that prevent it from being the great BlackBerry it could have been. These might be fixed with future software upgrades, but, as it stands, using the Storm is largely a frustrating experience.
Pros: Clickable touch screen, excellent display, 3.5mm headphone jack, 1GB internal memory with microSD slot, still a BlackBerry at heart, reasonable multimedia features and performance
Cons: No Wi-Fi, questionable battery life, too many niggling interface issues, auto-rotation is buggy, lag/slowdown at various points, poor scrolling, full QWERTY keyboard is difficult to type accurately on, slight touch of keys registers but doesn't activate anything
Excerpt: G ünümüzde, cep telefonları sadece iletişim için kullanılmanın çok ötesine geçmiş durumda. Cep telefonlarının artık sadece kullanıcıların telefon ihtiyaçlarını karşılamaları değil aynı zamanda eğlenceli aletler olmaları da bekleniyor. Trende veya havaalanında etrafınıza bir bakın. Bu ortamlarda insanların daha kendi kendine olduklarını ve en ufak eğlence imkânını minnettarlıkla karşılayacak bir yapıda olduklarını görürsünüz.
Conclusion: Der BlackBerry Storm ist in jedem Fall der schlechteste BlackBerry, der mir je unter die Augen gekommen ist, da lobe ich mir doch meinen Bold. Zwar wurde das Blackberry OS touchfähig gemacht, der klickbare Touchscreen wirkt aber unausgereift. Für Eingaben muss man zu tief drücken, so dass Nachrichten nur sehr langsam geschrieben werden können, zudem gibt es oft Fehleingaben.