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BlackBerry Storm review

6.9/10 AVG.
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6.9/10
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The BlackBerry Storm currently has an Informr score of 6.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 68 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
BlackBerry
Processor
624 MHz
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

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...

- GSMArena team, GSMArena
Phone Scoop

The BlackBerry Storm is not perfect, but, in my humble opinion, it is the best BlackBerry yet

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
Softpedia

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 impress...

- Cosmin Vasile, Softpedia
MobileBurn

So with that said, we really have to recommend that people hold off before buying a Storm. If you overlook the bugs, which I expect to be fixed soon, then the Storm is by far my favorite BlackBerry device. It's not as good for pure messaging as the Bold or Curve, but it is far more fun in general fo...

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn
BGR

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, depen...

- The Boy Genius, BGR


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BlackBerry released the Storm on October 8, 2008.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The BlackBerry Storm's screen size is Unknown with 480 x 360 pixels resolution.

Processor
624 MHz

There is a Intel XScale 624 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the BlackBerry operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
1024 MB

Internal memory is 1024 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 15 days standby time.

BlackBerry Storm Specs

Overview
Release date October 8, 2008
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
variations
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System BlackBerry

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Processor Intel XScale 624 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 1024 MB
RAM 128 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Car Charger, Data Cable, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 15 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black with chrome accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.2 x 6.2 x 1.4 cm (4.4 x 2.4 x 0.6 in)
Weight 155 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 480 x 360 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry SureType
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Blackberry Connect
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
2x digital
Flash
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA Pro, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): BlackBerry 9500, BlackBerry Thunder (GSM)

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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

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....

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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, which we thought was the very idea of the Storm. And the existing members are almost sure to go for the Bold instead so the Storm pretty much finds itself in the middle of nowhere.

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Phone Scoop

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

from Phone Scoop

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 application....

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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 application.

While I didn't initially care for the way the touch screen works, I'll allow that many will be fine with it, and even I could come to like it over time. The SurePress (as it is called by RIM) touch technology is an interesting way for RIM to give users the touch experience and still have the actual feedback of pressing a physical button when typing. There were definitely some bugs with my review unit. Lag was a recurring issue all over the place. Perhaps Verizon Wireless and RIM will be able to fix the lag with a firmware update, but perhaps not. That's something you might want to ask of your local Verizon retailer. In the end, if you're a Verizon customer in the market for a better BlackBerry, the Storm is for you.

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Softpedia

Business tool with surprisingly good multimedia features

from Softpedia

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....

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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.

The Good

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 the surprisingly good multimedia features, the 3.2-Megapixel camera, but also the good battery of the handset.

The Bad

The thing I have found unbearable with the product regards the lags that I have experienced when browsing or operating with various functions of the smartphone. Furthermore, the lack of a Wi-Fi connectivity might hurt those who want to stay connected even in areas that don't have a GSM network coverage. Some small improvements to the user interface would've been more than welcome.

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MobileBurn

The first device on the market to feature a truly clickable touchscreen

from MobileBurn

So with that said, we really have to recommend that people hold off before buying a Storm. If you overlook the bugs, which I expect to be fixed soon, then the Storm is by far my favorite BlackBerry device. It's not as good for pure messaging as the Bold or Curve, but it is far more fun in general...More

So with that said, we really have to recommend that people hold off before buying a Storm. If you overlook the bugs, which I expect to be fixed soon, then the Storm is by far my favorite BlackBerry device. It's not as good for pure messaging as the Bold or Curve, but it is far more fun in general for less business oriented consumers. For now we will give the phone a very cautious, even speculative, "Recommended" rating on the firm belief that the bugs will be dealt with in a timely manner. But because of the firmware issues, try before you buy.

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BGR

The best phone to ever touch

from BGR

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 Verizon’s less-than-stellar feature-phones. If you have the patience to wait for a Niagara, then god bless you....

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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 Verizon’s less-than-stellar feature-phones. If you have the patience to wait for a Niagara, then god bless you.

The tricky part gets into whether you should switch carriers for the phone like a lot of you are considering. That’s obviously a personal judgment you have to make, but we wouldn’t trade our Bolds in for Storms if you paid us. Like a lot of money. Like, six figures. It’s not that the Storm is a piece of junk for the most part, it’s that it goes against everything a BlackBerry stands for… Quick. Easy. Effortless. The touch screen on the Storm complicates the simplest of tasks sometimes, you lose that lightning fast BlackBerry crack-addict mentality, at least to us.

The whole point of a BlackBerry and what BlackBerry users bragged about to their co-workers, friends and family to was that a BlackBerry was straight-forward and completely uncomplicated. The Storm complicates things. There’s not one thing you can do faster on a Storm than you can on a Bold. Typing is mediocre at best, and to tell you the truth, it really does get tiring at times. It’s not something we can bang out 250-word emails on like we can on every other QWERTY BlackBerry in the past. It hinders your mobile device experience, in our opinion, if you are a raging lunatic on your BlackBerry. It just doesn’t compare to the BlackBerry Bold. At least not in the current incarnation.

At the end of the day, if you’ve been eyeing the Storm, we suggest you either go play with a demo unit at a store, or go ahead and buy one. That way you’ll be able to decide for yourself if you really love the thing, or maybe just don’t care for it. This isn’t a cookie-cutter device, and it’s not for everyone. That said, we’re sure these things are going to fly off the shelves at Verizon stores on Friday, we just have a feeling there will also be a lot of returns.

 

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TechCrunch

The Storm combines what’s great about RIM and their products and does a decent job of bringing in the touch-screen aspect

from TechCrunch

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 does a decent job of bringing in the touch-screen aspect. I won’t be ditching my Bold or iPhone 3G for the Storm, but if you’ve been waiting for it then I strongly encourage you to go to your local Verizon Wireless store and spend some time with it. I don’t think you hardcore BlackBerry users will like it, especially if you’re used to shortcuts and hot keys and hammering out text, but if you’re a casual user looking for a touch-screen device (which is the market RIM seems to be going after here) then go for it....

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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 does a decent job of bringing in the touch-screen aspect. I won’t be ditching my Bold or iPhone 3G for the Storm, but if you’ve been waiting for it then I strongly encourage you to go to your local Verizon Wireless store and spend some time with it. I don’t think you hardcore BlackBerry users will like it, especially if you’re used to shortcuts and hot keys and hammering out text, but if you’re a casual user looking for a touch-screen device (which is the market RIM seems to be going after here) then go for it.

If there’s something specific you’d like me to take a look at, then please drop your questions in the comments section and I’ll do my best to answer them.

 

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Engadget

RIM tried to strike some middle ground between form and function, and unfortunately came up short on both

from Engadget

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 backed by RIM (now almost a household name thanks to their prevalence in the business and entertainment markets), and it's packed with features that, at first glance, make it seem not only as good as the iPhone, but better. The only hitch in this plan is a major one: it's not as easy, enjoyable, or consistent to use as the iPhone, and the one place where everyone is sure they have an upper hand -- that wow-inducing clickable screen -- just isn't all that great. For casual users, the learning curve and complexity of this phone will feel like an instant turn off, and for power users, the lack of a decent typing option and considerable lagginess in software will give them pause. RIM tried to strike some middle ground between form and function, and unfortunately came up short on both....

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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 backed by RIM (now almost a household name thanks to their prevalence in the business and entertainment markets), and it's packed with features that, at first glance, make it seem not only as good as the iPhone, but better. The only hitch in this plan is a major one: it's not as easy, enjoyable, or consistent to use as the iPhone, and the one place where everyone is sure they have an upper hand -- that wow-inducing clickable screen -- just isn't all that great. For casual users, the learning curve and complexity of this phone will feel like an instant turn off, and for power users, the lack of a decent typing option and considerable lagginess in software will give them pause. RIM tried to strike some middle ground between form and function, and unfortunately came up short on both.

Going into this review, we really wanted to love this phone. On paper it sounds like the perfect antidote to our gripes about the iPhone, and in some ways it lives up to those promises -- but more often than not while using the Storm, we felt let down or frustrated. Ultimately, this could be a great platform with a little more time in the oven, but right now, it feels undercooked -- and that's not enough for us.

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Wired

Storm is a true globetrotter — it can work in virtually any foreign port

from Wired

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....

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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 and fumbles the snap on virtually every other feature. That seems to be the model handset manufacturers have been using for almost two years as they churn out a seemingly endless line of touchscreen-enabled iPhone imitators — icones. There have been Instincts, Dares, Beholds, Diamonds, G1s — even something with the obtuse moniker of Viewty, but none of these come remotely close to knocking the iPhone off its perch as King of All Touchscreens. And heaven forbid any one of them improve on the flaws (and there are many) that the iPhone possesses.

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Dial-a-Phone

The smartphone for everyone, all the time

from Dial-a-Phone

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....

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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 omissions which frustrate both existing and potential iPhone users. The Storm has its fair share of impressive features and will appeal to a broad range of mobile phone fans, as it’s set to be as competent on the multimedia side as it’s sure to be on the business side. If you’ve held off purchasing another smartphone because you where intrigued to see what RIM were cooking up, then it looks like you’re about to be rewarded, as the Storm looks mightily impressive.

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User Reviews


The much anticipated BlackBerry Storm has arrived just in time for the holidays and a lot of people are talking! The Storm is the current flagship BlackBerry device, with a feature set that is hard to beat.

The Storm boasts a very large 3.25" 480 x 360 pixel display, making it one of the finest high resolution screens on the market today. This is an innovative, clickable touchscreen and truly fun to use. The Storm also features a full HTML browser, an impressive 3.2 megapixel camera, video recorder, email, media player and much more....

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The much anticipated BlackBerry Storm has arrived just in time for the holidays and a lot of people are talking! The Storm is the current flagship BlackBerry device, with a feature set that is hard to beat.

The Storm boasts a very large 3.25" 480 x 360 pixel display, making it one of the finest high resolution screens on the market today. This is an innovative, clickable touchscreen and truly fun to use. The Storm also features a full HTML browser, an impressive 3.2 megapixel camera, video recorder, email, media player and much more.

Rounding out the large feature set is built-in GPS, 3.5mm stereo jack to really maximize your music, speakerphone and soon you'll be able to add to your Storm with a planned BlackBerry application store due to launch early next year. RIM has invested a lot of time and effort to produce this device and plans to support it with hundreds of downloadable applications.

If you are looking for the best money can buy, many would argue that the BlackBerry Storm is far and away the best choice currently available.

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The much anticipated BlackBerry Storm has arrived just in time for the holidays and a lot of people are talking! The Storm is the current flagship BlackBerry device, with a feature set that is hard to beat.

The Storm boasts a very large 3.25" 480 x 360 pixel display, making it one of the finest high resolution screens on the market today. This is an innovative, clickable touchscreen and truly fun to use. The Storm also features a full HTML browser, an impressive 3.2 megapixel camera, video recorder, email, media player and much more....

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The much anticipated BlackBerry Storm has arrived just in time for the holidays and a lot of people are talking! The Storm is the current flagship BlackBerry device, with a feature set that is hard to beat.

The Storm boasts a very large 3.25" 480 x 360 pixel display, making it one of the finest high resolution screens on the market today. This is an innovative, clickable touchscreen and truly fun to use. The Storm also features a full HTML browser, an impressive 3.2 megapixel camera, video recorder, email, media player and much more.

Rounding out the large feature set is built-in GPS, 3.5mm stereo jack to really maximize your music, speakerphone and soon you'll be able to add to your Storm with a planned BlackBerry application store due to launch early next year. RIM has invested a lot of time and effort to produce this device and plans to support it with hundreds of downloadable applications.

If you are looking for the best money can buy, many would argue that the BlackBerry Storm is far and away the best choice currently available.

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A feature set that is hard to beat

The much anticipated BlackBerry Storm has arrived and a lot of people are talking! The Storm is the current flagship BlackBerry device, with a feature set that is hard to beat.


The Storm boasts a very large 3.25" 480 x 360 pixel display, making it one of the finest high resolution screens on the market today. This is an innovative, clickable touchscreen and truly fun to use. The Storm also features a full HTML browser, an impressive 3.2 megapixel camera, video recorder, email, media player and much more....

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The much anticipated BlackBerry Storm has arrived and a lot of people are talking! The Storm is the current flagship BlackBerry device, with a feature set that is hard to beat.


The Storm boasts a very large 3.25" 480 x 360 pixel display, making it one of the finest high resolution screens on the market today. This is an innovative, clickable touchscreen and truly fun to use. The Storm also features a full HTML browser, an impressive 3.2 megapixel camera, video recorder, email, media player and much more.


Rounding out the large feature set is built-in GPS, 3.5mm stereo jack to really maximize your music, speakerphone and soon you'll be able to add to your Storm with a planned BlackBerry application store due to launch early next year. RIM has invested a lot of time and effort to produce this device and plans to support it with hundreds of downloadable applications.

If you are looking for the best money can buy, many would argue that the BlackBerry Storm is far and away the best choice currently available.

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A feature set that is hard to beat

The much anticipated BlackBerry Storm has arrived and a lot of people are talking! The Storm is the current flagship BlackBerry device, with a feature set that is hard to beat.

The Storm boasts a very large 3.25" 480 x 360 pixel display, making it one of the finest high resolution screens on the market today. This is an innovative, clickable touchscreen and truly fun to use. The Storm also features a full HTML browser, an impressive 3.2 megapixel camera, video recorder, email, media player and much more....

More

The much anticipated BlackBerry Storm has arrived and a lot of people are talking! The Storm is the current flagship BlackBerry device, with a feature set that is hard to beat.

The Storm boasts a very large 3.25" 480 x 360 pixel display, making it one of the finest high resolution screens on the market today. This is an innovative, clickable touchscreen and truly fun to use. The Storm also features a full HTML browser, an impressive 3.2 megapixel camera, video recorder, email, media player and much more.

Rounding out the large feature set is built-in GPS, 3.5mm stereo jack to really maximize your music, speakerphone and soon you'll be able to add to your Storm with a planned BlackBerry application store due to launch early next year. RIM has invested a lot of time and effort to produce this device and plans to support it with hundreds of downloadable applications.

If you are looking for the best money can buy, many would argue that the BlackBerry Storm is far and away the best choice currently available.

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A couple of major problems spoil this phone

If this phone would just do as it's supposed to do, it would be great! But the screen freezes all them time! Someone said I have too much stuff on it, but isn't that what these phones are designed to do? Also the camera. When you click to take a photo, it lags before the photo is captured. Let's say...More
If this phone would just do as it's supposed to do, it would be great! But the screen freezes all them time! Someone said I have too much stuff on it, but isn't that what these phones are designed to do? Also the camera. When you click to take a photo, it lags before the photo is captured. Let's say you're taking a photo of a dog or cat. Finally the animal is posed the way you want so you 'click' and the animal moves and that's when the camera catches the image. What a pain! But the biggest pain has got to be the screen freezing! I'm considering getting an IPhone. I'd hoped this Blackberry would be my last. Less

My mom has an IPhone and has nothing but issues, her screen freezes ( she has not got much on it) , she is taking in it and calling for help all the time it zooms on it's own then freezes, wont hook up to wireless, says her password it wrong, sends emails without asking it too, the worse is the battery life you cant get 2 days out of it if you use it, and more things. Just be prepared for issues there too, I'm not sure if there is a perfect phone yet. Good luck in your hunt..

Pure garbage

This phone was clearly rushed to market to compete with iPhone. Less than 1 year is the life span of mine...and I understand that is well above average. I generally am a big fan of Blackberry, but this one was horrible. The hardware is very poor (particularly the touch screen which deteriorated rapid...More
This phone was clearly rushed to market to compete with iPhone. Less than 1 year is the life span of mine...and I understand that is well above average. I generally am a big fan of Blackberry, but this one was horrible. The hardware is very poor (particularly the touch screen which deteriorated rapidly to the point where the phone is just frustrating to use) and the software needs every upgrade currently available to run decently. Oh, not to mention it runs on a CDMA network. In case anyone doesn't understand CDMA, it is a step above sending smoke signals or yelling really loud to the person you're trying to call. I only had decent reception on a CDMA network when I was under the Bell tower (yes, literally...it is near my work and it's the only place the Data/Internet features actually worked) To compound the issues, mine is through Bell and they are absolutely the worst company for customer service. The Bell stores are even worse - they are clearly only after your money and the "extended warranty" they sold me isn't even associated with Bell! if you call them regarding the warranty, they refer you to this third party warranty company that absolutely will not answer calls or return your call. Try and get Bell to replace it, upgrade it or repair it for less than the phone is worth? Good luck. Less

Don't Listen to these people!!!!!!!!!!

I've had this phone since July of 2009 and I love it. The people that are giving low ratings DON'T know what they are talking about!! This phone is AMAZING. The 5.0 update made this phone even better. My phone never freezes. This phone should be rated 10/10 not 6/10!!!!!!! I would much rather have my S...More
I've had this phone since July of 2009 and I love it. The people that are giving low ratings DON'T know what they are talking about!! This phone is AMAZING. The 5.0 update made this phone even better. My phone never freezes. This phone should be rated 10/10 not 6/10!!!!!!! I would much rather have my Storm than an IPhone. I strongly recomend this phone and advise you to buy one!! Less
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Not so easy

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Pro: Computer on hip Con: Need little fingers These things are really neat when you first get them. But when you need to use it the screen is difficult to type on with large fingers , I thought it was me then I asked a friend he had the same problem. Well, someday I will get a iphone and try that.
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HATE IT

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Pro: Has some good features Con: Constantly freezes, not clear on how to do anything, hard to download apps I would never recommend this phone to anyone unless you want to be constantly irritated. It freezes nonstop and is very slow. Way to complex on something as simple as downloading a ringtone. Th...More
Pro: Has some good features Con: Constantly freezes, not clear on how to do anything, hard to download apps I would never recommend this phone to anyone unless you want to be constantly irritated. It freezes nonstop and is very slow. Way to complex on something as simple as downloading a ringtone. The touchscreen keyboard sucks and messes up and is too sensitive and hits every letter around the letter you actually want. I cannot wait to get a different blackberry. Less
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BLACKBERRY STORM

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Pro: LOVE IT Con: BATTERY LIFE THE BEST PHONE I EVER HAD. I LOVE MY BLACKBERRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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