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Originally Posted by j llama DarkScribe, I highly recommend installing leaked 4.7.0.100 OS for your ... BlackBerry Storm forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by j llama View Post
    DarkScribe,

    I highly recommend installing leaked 4.7.0.100 OS for your device.

    The way around voiding your warranty is to keep in mind what the official OS from Vodafone is and downgrade to the official OS if you have to return your device for any reason. It would not be a good idea to call Vodafone and tell them you have unauthorized software on your device.

    Are you replacing the device in a store or having it shipped? You may want to call Vodafone and see if they can put a notation on your account so you can pick up your replacement device at a store to guarantee it works 100%. I only have experience with US and Canadian carriers so I am not sure if Vodafone can in fact do this, but I don't see why they couldn't.

    If the leaked 4.7.0.99 I am currently using on my Verizon 9530 is any indication of the stability of the 4.7.0.100 for the 9500, I say go for it. Typing on the device has improved as well as overall functionality. I have had fatal one lock up since upgrading over the weekend, in which I had to pull the battery. I recommend a weekly battery pull for any BlackBerry device as preventative maintenence anyways, so I wasn't too concerned about it.

    PinStack is here to help you in making sure you get the most out of your device. If all else fails, keep an open mind and go with the Bold. It took me a while to get used to typing with a virtual keyboard and I still make some mistakes. Good thing there is spell check however.

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    The fact that so many have experienced a positive improvement with "leaked" OS upgrades seems promising. Maybe RIM will eventually get it right. I like the 3G and I really like the larger screen area - the two primary reasons why I upgraded - I have a need to browse a number of news feed websites on a regular basis with the ability to assess images. I would lose that capability if I go to a Bold. As I can see no way around the keyboard issue - touch screens are never going to match keys - I consider that my only option is to continue with a Bluetooth keyboard. I currently have a Freedom II, which while a fine little gadget, is too bulky to carry in a suit pocket. Freedom have a new "Slim" keyboard, only slightly larger than a credit card, but still considerably larger than most phone keyboards, it is effectively the same size as the Storm screen area. It isn't too expensive, so I will try one.

    See: http://freedominput.com/site/index.p...137&Itemid=140

    failing that, I wil consider the Laser/Holographic keyboard. They are tiny but do take some getting used to. I tried one last year.

    See: http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-H...rd-20314.shtml

    Has anyone had experience with either of these keyboards on a BlackBerry?

    Regards

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    i have to agree with the post its not a issue of switching from sure type to qwerty (been there done that with the 71xx series to the 88xx) from a quality stand point the storm is trash it was a great concept where it would have been better if every button has a click instead of one button in the middle i dont really care for touch screen phones but i can type just fine on a iphone and even windows mobile phones the storm is and will be a failure till the whole concept is overhauled

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    So do i hear an out cry already for a Blackberry Storm Generation 2?

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    nope...still enjoying the one i got on 11/21
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    Cat is like boiling pissed at this thread lol jk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksrussian View Post
    Cat is like boiling pissed at this thread lol jk
    not at all...i just roll my eyes and have to hit the back of my head to get them to roll back into place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
    nope...still enjoying the one i got on 11/21
    Glad to hear there are other people with the launch devices as well.
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    In my opinion, it's not a failure by any means, its just RIM's response to the consumer market that it needed. Its a great phone with the beta firmware, unfortunately the launch was boggled a little bit and hurt its reputation. The bold IMO is a much better productivity device which the original blackberries were for. But to say its not a blackberry is too far. Everything evolves......
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    Used from 7xxx till 9xxx and i love the storm. Best blackberry ever in my opinion.
    Im a heavy sure type user. and love the big sure type buttons on the big screen.
    Also it replace my old shuffle ipod. Ita not even close to a ipod, but it works.
    Since yesterday i use .100 on my storm and even now it is fun to stoot pictures.

    The best blackberry till now.

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    ~via smartphone~The Storm is not the best BB I've owned but I have no intention of going back. I used it in the security business & it serves the purpose for me. I receive around 120 emails daily without a problem. DarkScribe, hang in there, I'm sure it will get better. Great thread too.

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    I love my storm, I know most of the love came just from seeing the commercial on TV an yes it was a big change from a physical keybord but just like a company let's say like walmart u have to keep growing or u will get left behind new an change is better but sometimes bom for everyone look at people that r stuck in the 80's they don't want to change cause they want everything to stay the same an u know what happens they get left b
    Behind an some ten year old kid shows them how to work a computer or about myspace so I'm glad rim made the storm it has a great name an I'm glad to have my bb

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    Now that I have a Storm that works properly I'm really enjoying it. The title of this thread is way off base.
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    of course the storm is not a real blackberry. it is a highly evolved smart phone. blackberry is just the name the makers(RIM) give their smart phones. if your looking for real blackberries i suggest you look in your grocery stores produce section although blackberries might be hard to find this time of year. any way...good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkScribe View Post
    Regardless of how many people make "it takes a bit of getting used to but touch screen 'click' typing is great" noises, it isn't and it never will be. It can never match a keyboard, it can't even come close. My typing rate has dropped to about half while my typing frustration rate has trebled. It might appeal to the iPhone oriented, but it ISN'T a serious business tool it is a pretend iPhone. I am a journalist, not a teenage gadget aficionado and I can't afford the time and messing about that is involved with this phone. I can sent text faster on a Pearl than the Storm, and the Pearl does not have the orientation problems. Unfortunately the Pearl also does not have 3G and a larger screen - the only reason I went for the Storm.

    Darkscribe, your opinion is respected, but you must understand that there is a huge market out their that RIM doesn't have. So by creating this phone the whole idea was to gain more market share..

    And as someone stated earlier, (no disrespect), you really should have tried it in the store, or did a lot of research before you bought it. Although a phone is more expendable than a car (for example) it is still something that you want to live with for a bit of time before trashing and changing....

    And as for you liking the other blackberries, it all comes down to choice, and preference...and that is why RIM has So Many different BlackBerries, it's all to appeal to the market that they do, and don't have...

    Personally, I got used to the typing within 1-2 days, now given, I'm a bit younger than you, but like I said it's all about preference, if you cannot go without a 'real' keyboard, then you would be better off selling that phone on ebay, and buying a curve, which I hear is awesome, and really light, not to mention from trying it out in the store, the keys are pretty soft to contact...

    And, as far as the whole iphone, and not being a business phone jumble. Listen, everyone and their mother knows the reason RIM came out with this model. Given it is no iPhone..but to remind you, the iphone has had 3 YEARs of trial and error. If you remember or not, when the iphone first came out, it needed a whole bunch of upgrades also, until it was PERFECT. So just give the storm a little bit of time.

    And as a business phone, that is just your opinion (respected) but others may feel that it is. I used to own a 8830 world edition, and you know what, I HAD to stick with it because it was the only BB that I could successfully change sim cards with out of the US. Likewise with the Storm, and the best part about it is that it now has a camera. What business man doesn't want a camera to possibly use for communication purposes, it brightens life, and makes emailing and other things easier.

    but thanks for contributing!
    Last edited by Subarudude; 02-08-2009 at 10:38 AM.
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