- Andrew Boxal , Dial-a-Phone
The Storm represents another first for RIM, the introduction of a touchscreen handset with a brand new interface ready to take on the current smartphone darling, Apple’s iPhone 3G.
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If you're a business user who needs a BlackBerry for its tight integration with business software and services, the Storm could be the phone for you
The BlackBerry Storm is not perfect, but, in my humble opinion, it is the best BlackBerry yet. The media features are much improved compared to other BlackBerries. The music player is more robust, offers more features, and sounds better than the Pearl Flip. The camera outperforms every BlackBerry I've ever tested. The resulting images and videos surpass those taken with other BlackBerries as well. It is the same robust messaging powerhouse that every other BlackBerry is, but the touch interface leads to some great innovations, especially with the added sorting capabilities in the mail appli... Full review
Business tool with surprisingly good multimedia features
At first glance, the Blackberry Storm 9500 looks very appealing. Even more when you start using it, but there are some functionality flaws that make the device not as good as expected. Being the first in a line could prove to be fatal for some devices, but the Storm 9500 makes a good overall impression, even if it has some drawbacks.
As a business tool, the Blackberry Storm 9500 should be considered an exceptionally good smartphone. The wide range of messaging capabilities, as well as the HSDPA connectivity, make the device very appealing. I would also like to mention t... Full review
The 9500 Storm sure stands out in the Berry crowd
At this point we're expected to pass the final verdict and we are afraid it is not the one we would have liked it to be. The BlackBerry Storm isn't really likely to achieve that sweeping convergence success. Quite unfortunately for the unique touchscreen, the rest of the device's features spell doom for the whole TouchBerry project.
The BlackBerry Storm fails to outgrow the company tradition and even if the exterior screams multimedia, the conservative business nature of BlackBerry shines through. It's almost like the guys at RIM are saying new members aren't welcome to the club, whic... Full review
The first device on the market to feature a truly clickable touchscreen
The best phone to ever touch
If you’re a Verizon Wireless subscriber and a dumb phone won’t cut it, you’d be pretty air-headed to not pick this bad boy up above any other smartphone in Verizon’s lineup. It’s the “realest” touch screen Verizon has ever got. Not a piece of crap Voyager or Dare, but a real usable smartphone, depending on your needs. That includes Windows Mobile phones on Verizon for the most part, unless you’re a tech geek that knows what you are doing, then we give you a pass. Please also remember we’re saying this based on Verizon’s current lineup and we’re assuming you have one of... Full review
The Storm combines what’s great about RIM and their products and does a decent job of bringing in the touch-screen aspect
I love BlackBerrys and will finally admit that the iPhone is not stupid. I refuse to give up one for another, so I carry around both devices. I wish the Storm were the real iPhone killer, but it’s not and I’m afraid there won’t be anything to ‘kill’ it for a while. So, let’s all just move on until someone makes some decent hardware for Android — but that’s neither here nor there. If you can get used to the click screen and I’m sure you will (and so will I, but I’ve only had it for 36 hours thus far) then the Storm combines what’s great about RIM and their products and... Full review
RIM tried to strike some middle ground between form and function, and unfortunately came up short on both
It's clear from the device itself and the massive promotional push that both RIM and Verizon are giving the Storm that they view this as a proper threat to the iPhone's dominance in the smartphone market. Over the last few weeks we've been bombarded with commercials, leaks, press releases, and special events all celebrating the arrival of the Storm, both here and abroad. So it seems fairly obvious that yes, the companies believe they have a real contender on their hands -- and in many ways they do. The selling points are easy: the phone is gorgeous to look at and hold, it's designed and bac... Full review
Storm is a true globetrotter — it can work in virtually any foreign port
The BlackBerry Storm is a lot of things: It's the first touchscreen device ever made by RIM, it has a 3.2-MP camera and it features cut-and-paste tech. But then there's an even longer list of what the Storm is not: The software isn't fully realized, the handset is no lightweight, the battery life is poor. Most of all, this isn't the iPhone killer RIM was hoping it would be.
How the hell do you brew up an iPhone killer?
Short of cracking open Steve Jobs' head and slurping out his big thinky brain, you could create a half-assed imitation that masters one aspect of the Jesus phone... Full review
The smartphone for everyone, all the time
The new BlackBerry Storm is probably RIM’s most important phone release since the first Pearl became available back in 2006. Why? Because like the Pearl, which introduced the business orientated BlackBerry brand to the consumer world, the Storm represents another first for RIM, the introduction of a touchscreen handset with a brand new interface ready to take on the current smartphone darling, Apple’s iPhone 3G.
Research in Motion realise how important the touchscreen interface is and have added their own unique style to the system as well as addressing the various feature omissio... Full review
Don't Listen to these people!!!!!!!!!!
Not so easy
Its got style
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- BlackBerry Storm Manual (PDF)
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