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My thoughts on the Storm
I won't do another review since I think we have plenty out here. I will say from a corporate view, I don't think this is the road warriors device. This is more of a consumer type handheld. I have been using blackberry's since the 857 model days and have found the keyboard to be a necessity more then just a feature. I have had my storm since Friday thanks to some great people in the Lexington Verizon store, and have sent and received over 600 messages this weekend and my freaking thumbs hurt. I don't condone txting while driving or at the dinner table, but have to say. If your a hardcore email, txt, messenger person this device is not for you. Just my 2 cents.
Last edited by PacketRat; 11-24-2008 at 11:58 AM.
Good to know PR. I had some VPs ask me about this very thing and I couldn't give them an answer. Most of my users are hardcore mobile emailers so I might have them stick with the Bold.
Good info. I will probably wait till 89xx series as I like the size and keyboard.
I dont find the Storm that much of a problem. It is a great exercise for the hands.... I want to see how the Storm works on the road.
Today I am gonna test tethering to see how the speeds are.
i can see how the storm may not be the right phone for hard core users (600 texts and emails since Friday is hard core to me!). I like the idea of this phone, love the screen etc, but seriously - the bugs and lockups??!! How and why was it released like this?!
I hope for everyone's sake they release an OS update soon! I don't know how they sell these things to people who just walk in the store without knowing what it is, because the demo unit I played with had .65 and man was it slow.. It locked up about every 5-10 seconds for at least half a minute. With patience I was able to actually try out typing/navigating etc, and I will say that typing is actually pretty satisfying for light sms/email usage. Unfortunately, I don't believe enough was done to the OS to make it touch screen friendly.. For example, the menus that come up in apps or the browser (that are identical to other blackberrys that you have a trackball for) are not conducive to touch screens. Also the lag between portrait/landscape modes made it pretty much unusable! I understand that most of these issues are software related, but I can't say that I was awestruck by the hardware either.... I think I have finally discovered (for myself anyways) that touchscreens are not for me, even a blackberry.... I'll wait for the 8900 or BOLD when I can afford it lol
I must say, when i played with the demo, and when I got mine home, it was really slow. However, after being powered up for a while and using it for a while, it did speed up. That said, I have had several lock ups and issues with the screen not rotating from portrait to landscape. I pulled the battery some ridiculous number of times yesterday. I don't do a ton of emailing and texting, so the touch screen is fine for me - when it works...
Originally Posted by zantopad
Yeah my flip had the same slowness (slow at first, but then seems to speed up after a little use) before I upgraded to the rogers OS. Now it seems to be fast all the time! But as far as the storm goes, I think a solid OS update should fix most of the issues.
~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ I think that the .65 release is infinitely faster than the previous version that was on the first demos. In my opinion, this is indicative of the fact that good things are on the way. Granted, I know this is idealistic, but I understand verizons rushing the device out. It sucks for us, but money is money for them. I think the storm is pretty solid considering that this sort of device is a new venture for RIM.
Good info, PacketRat. I am a heavy email user and was wondering how the Storm would feel on the thumbs after a while. I might just stick to my Bold or wait for the Javelin instead
i'm sorry guys ...but if your storm makes your thumbs tired...i suggest you have a bad unit. the buttons are no harder to push(probably easier) than my pearl.
Originally Posted by bbguy2
either that or your not typing on it the right way or your using it WAY to much. And as for the slow "flip" i find that if i go from portrait to landscape or vice versa if i tap the back of the phone lightly twice it makes the transition much faster. And until a new os release comes out this will have to do to speed up the phone for me.
Verizon Wireless Blackberry Storm 9530
I agree with catstide. Teh arthritis, maybeez?
Originally Posted by catstide
I agree in the typing... Seriously people - sore thumbs?! It is slower to type on than a regular berry, but I don't see how it could make your thumbs sore. About the tapping on the back when rotating, I had noticed the same thing but I wasn't sure if I was imagining it since it only sometimes helps. Right now for example, on pinstack, I can tap and shake this bugger all I like and it WILL NOT ROTATE...
Originally Posted by laxmetal23
I wanted this fone sooooo bad, and I got it today finally. And I'm nowhere near satisfied. It's upsetting. It lags terribly, to the point that its annoying. And it's sad because it has such potential. I'm just gonna stick with my 8320.
My heart hurts lol
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