Excerpt: Before Apple and Android - Blackberry was the smartphone front runner (albeit for a very short period of time) They were the phone of choice for business users (and in some cases still are) and built up a very loyal following with their communication-centric handset - that could pool all your email, messaging and BBM into one place - ontop of a sturdy typing system meaning the phones were great for not only receiving email, but sending too.
Pros: The design is the strongest point, with it being the area it doesn't let the user down
Cons: A second rate smartphone, dated even upon its release
Excerpt: I was given this phone when starting my last job and had it been a personal purchase, i probably would have returned it. It wasn't the worst phone- it had key functionality like excellent push email, app store, business functions and the design of the phone was nice. However, for me, there were some major flaws. The touchscreen 'push down' was a great idea; however, mine often froze and didn't work correctly which was rather annoying.
Pros: Email functionality is by far its best quality - great features !
Cons: Battery life, predictive text, push down touch screen were all in need of improvement
Excerpt: Blackberry Storm 2 The second generation of the Storm family has a whole catalogue of features, such as a more user friendly interface with faster response time, multi-touch, Wi-fi capabilities, light sensitive display, blackberry messenger. The phone comes with the usual stuff, such as, chargers, data transfer cable, manuals and nice piece of software. The software allows management of files when the phone is hooked up to a computer.
Pros: responsive, quick, nice to hold, looks nice !
Excerpt: When i first got my phone i thought it was brilliant, a blackberry is the most efficient phone i have ever had. In the past i have had, samsungs, sony ericssons, motorolas and nokias, but when i got this blackberry storm 2 in my upgrade i loved it. As usual you get the first excitement of a new phone and exploring different things that you haven't been able to do before, such as email at the touch of a button and instant uploads and messaging services.
Pros: Looks nice, easy to use for technoligic people and its different to the average blackberry
Cons: the screen is touch screen but its more often a 'clicky' screen
Excerpt: I have had this phone for a while now and it is great in size, feel and looks. I enjoy the clicking of the screen and the fastness of traveling througouht the phone. however, it often freezes wether during SMSing, Emailing, or facebooking. the apps also never fail to freeze up the phone and it is very unpredictable. i would recomend this phone to a patient person or a lucky one.. the battery life also is very very poor.
Excerpt: I received my Blackberry Storm2 about 10 months ago and in my experience have had nothing but problems with it, mainly the touch screen stops functioning properly. I like the handset when it is full working order, it is easy to use, great for business use and has a wide range of handy and fun apps but I never seem to get to use it properly as it is always away for repair.
Pros: Good for a business environment, good choice of apps
Excerpt: I have had the blackberry storm 1 for over nearly two years now. For the first few months I found it very hard to get used to and it didn't that it had about a million bugs when it was first released. But after updating the firmware it was much more easily to use and accessible. With the update the interface was much easier and nicer to use.
Pros: Emailing on the move, decent still and video camera .
Cons: battery life, no wi - fi, sometimes rather slow .
Excerpt: I am not entirely sure I am happy with my second/third Blackberry. I have the Storm 2 and it lacks the abilities I require. Maybe this is because it was almost one of the first email phones? Is it now out of date? Either way, I am looking forward to my upgrade so I can get shot of it! It is slow, stalls a lot and this is the one they gave me to replace the last one!!
Excerpt: I can never get bored with my blackberry. As you may know, the Blackberry Storm 2 is an upgrade from the Blackberry Storm and even all the other blackberries in general. This is due mainly to the fact that it's a touch screen. I got it because I saw the advert say its a touch screen, and I love touch screen phones. However I was slighted disappointed when I realised that the screen is more like a giant button. It clicks.
Summary: A good looking, if excessively weighty handset. My main complaints are the irritatingly illogical, fiddly unintuitive software which makes even the most basic tasks such as editing your contacts lists or text editing of SMS and email messages a frustrating nightmare. The downloadable user manual, all 320 pages of it, is totally unhelpfull, badly assembled, the menu option quoted often dont exist on the handset for my 5.0 software version even though the manual is version...