Excerpt: owned the blackberry 9550 storm 2 , and this storm series (storm 1 and storm 2 lineup) seems to be the worst bb series ever made . i quickly moved to samsung vibrant and im glad i did that . the bb storm 1 and storm 2 touch screens are a pain to use , you actually have to press the screen to assign a command , the mp3 player is having bugs even when updated to the latest version , no multi touch for multi media or web browser , and the swipe for pictures in the gallery...
Pros: good sounds for video and audio playback, good call quality, nice colors on the screen
Cons: bad software with bugs on mp3 player, stuck on bb os 5 forever, no multi touch on web browser or on pictures, badly designed multi media gallery, storm 1 & 2 touch screens needs to be pressed as physical buttons which is annoying, bad battery life, very very slow web browser for html pages, phone lags sometimes very badly
Summary: "I think this phone is great, probably my favorite unlocked blackberry phone yet. email is great, it's practical, good for my business. got a couple for me and the little girl from gsmauthority.com and we love them.
Summary: "Received the Storm 2 but I am disapointed. The phone drops calls. I have lost 8 connections in two weeks. I am on Vodaphone provider. The signal is weak in many cases. Battery life is poor lasting only one day when using it just as a phone. Also charging with the mini USB is slow. If you are a business user you will need a spare battery to carry with you. On one occasion the phone battery run down and then showed the battery as not charging.
Summary: "Worst touchscreen phone! unresponsive, clickable makes it much more difficult to press a key... software full of bugs wont perform as it's supposed to! Dissapointed with Blackberry, moving back to key phones.
Summary: "i bought the phone, but i should say i am dispointed: 1) battery!!!!!! i am forced to charge my battery every 6 hours. it is always drained! even when i am not using the phone, it drains. 2) when the battery is drained, i cannot make a call for about 5 minutes while charging, while it picks up!, and then, i have to manually re-connect to the network if i am in a hurry to use the phone!
Summary: "I had the storm 2 9550... when I bought it I expected a really contender to the 3GS , but it was little disappointing since the battery drained very very fast "1 day max" every time the phone hangs you have to bring-out the battery & restart the phone & this could take 5-10 minutes depending on your network provider if BB service is activated , it feels good concerning the weight, stylish & grip of the phone , touch screen is nice even I liked it better than I phone...
Excerpt: All I have to say is that it's one of the best touchscreen smartphones ever! I love it and I really love the Blackberry Company for releasing the Storm 2 :) It's awesome and I really recommend it!! The camera is a high quality one and the colours are amazing. I like also the four buttons on the phone which are different from those in the Storm 1. Also the internet is really fast and the screen is designed in a perfect way to be more user friendly.
Summary: My wife's iPhone is the coolest thing around, or it had been, until now. Because of AT&T's pathetic coverage I have stayed away from the iPhone, but longed for something similar. The first Blackberry STORM looked like it would be perfect, but early reviews kept me away and we all know it turned out to be a disaster
However, I have taken the plunge with the STORM2 and it is not only my first Blackberry, but I no longer envy the iPhone.
Summary: I had one of these for about a month through work and was more than pleased to get rid of it. Rim does not make very many mistakes when it comes to smartphones until they try working outside of their comfort zone and the blackberry storm 2 is just that, another incantation of a reputable company trying to hard to be something their not.