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Review: BlackBerry Storm

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Big turn out for the Storm :lol:

Mystik19

Nov 21, 2008, 3:27 PM
had to go to Apple this morning to get my phone checked. Since I was already at the mall I figured I would “Battle the Crowds” to see Verizon’s launch of the Blackberry Storm. It looks like they were all ready for the crowds too (With line barriers setup in front of the store)



I guess all their customers are at at&t stores buying iPhones!!!

They actually thought people would line up for it lol, sorry its no iphone haha

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anish3232

Nov 21, 2008, 4:27 PM
its probably sold out smart one
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beccafay

Nov 21, 2008, 11:47 PM
i heard that storms were sold out by 10am this morning.
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bluecoyote

Nov 22, 2008, 12:42 AM
I got mine at lunch time but the store is now out of them (they said they're getting more tomorrow.) The VZW store was PACKED, but amazingly enough not a lot of people buying them- they were just there for other reasons.

most of the people buying them, however, did NOT look like the type of people who can afford the $80.00/month.
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gooshjkc

Nov 22, 2008, 9:21 AM
It's definitely not an iPhone, but RIM has giving Apple a run for their money. Like Apple, RIM does have a cult following. The only difference is that RIM owners like to keep their Blackberries until it dies.
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bluecoyote

Nov 22, 2008, 12:26 PM
It's TRYING to be an iPhone though, the problem is that it's still a Blackberry. As a diehard (now former) Blackberry user, the entire interface on this device just frustrated the crap out of me as it's horrible compared to the trackball.

The iPhone makes a good case for a touch UI, the Storm definitely doesn't.
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HEKNOWS

Nov 22, 2008, 10:30 PM
THAT PICT IS FUNNY Laughing
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marufio

Nov 28, 2008, 2:28 PM
The Storm is not a true Blackberry it has no trackball. It is a product of Verizon and RIM.
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anish3232

Nov 21, 2008, 4:33 PM
I went to a store at 10:30 A.M. and they sold out 2 hours before I was there.
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willv

Nov 21, 2008, 6:48 PM
mystik u created a phonescoop account today just for that? how cute. and going to get your iphone checked? what a suprise lol.

go to bgr, there were lines at just about all the major corporate stores.
now, before everyone startes hatin,i never said the phone didnt have flaws, but there were def lines, sone 100 deep
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beccafay

Nov 21, 2008, 11:48 PM
even here in montana lines were long starting at 5am.
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MidnightDT

Nov 21, 2008, 7:51 PM
I have seen pictures of lines 100 people deep.

the phone sold out at nearly every corporate store in under an hour and orders placed over the phone are not going to ship until 12/5. and there was ALOT on stock.

your picture/store there not withstanding, im sure sales were strong.
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Mystik19

Nov 21, 2008, 8:12 PM
Yea I dunno, we took that pic early in the morning, right when they opened! And we even walked in and played with it, the guy was trying to sell it to us, but we dont have verizon.
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Templer16

Nov 22, 2008, 12:57 AM
I know in my area the main verizon store sold about 90 storms in 5 hrs and the smaller store down the road sold all of their 40 storms in under 2 hrs.

If that isnt a strong showing on opening day i dont know what is
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AshDizzle

Nov 23, 2008, 12:02 AM
Templer16 said:
I know in my area the main verizon store sold about 90 storms in 5 hrs and the smaller store down the road sold all of their 40 storms in under 2 hrs.

If that isnt a strong showing on opening day i dont know what is


120 iphones in 4 hours maybe? That was my store.
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Schmasher

Nov 21, 2008, 9:53 PM
And you know.... until the Iphone gets that magical new app called "Picture messaging" I really don't want to hear crap from anyone about how it is better than anything.
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bluecoyote

Nov 21, 2008, 10:30 PM
But the iPhone can already send and receive pictures via Email, Facebook, Flickr, among others at no additional cost.

And the MMS rates for the Storm are absurd.
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beccafay

Nov 21, 2008, 11:54 PM
what are the mms rates be?
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Menno

Nov 22, 2008, 10:49 AM
5 for 250 messages
10 for 500 unlimited verizon


20 for unlimited..

Yeah, that is what Iphone customers are paying for as well... oh wait, that is text only even though it is a text, pix, and flix
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bluecoyote

Nov 22, 2008, 12:27 PM
It's 25cents ala carte. Shocked Ripoff Shocked
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TheMediaProphet

Nov 22, 2008, 7:38 PM
Are you high? I'm not trying to be mean, but they are included in the messaging packages. From your posts, it sounds like you are just trying to be hateful.

As far as the iPhone not having pix messaging, it's super simple to send a pic using email, even phone to phone, as all phones have email addresses. So technically, it does have picture messaging.

On topic, I played with a Storm today. The first display model was pretty crappy, the second one I was highly impressed with. I ordered one as they were sold out and will use the 30 days to try it out. Vzw just did away with their restocking fee which was crap. Unfortunately, ATT still has theirs.

The iPhone is cooler adn has a better UI, but the ATT coverage isn't all that compared...
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DiamondPro

Nov 23, 2008, 12:50 AM
The Storm did in fact have a big turn out. So big it crash the system Verizon uses to process the orders for the Storm. They even had long lines outside the store.

But the Storm is no iphone killer and is really no big improvement for BB phones. The biggest selling point is the touch screen and it stinks. It should be called a push screen not a touch screen.

BB need to go back to the drawing board. The amount of work it takes to use the screen defeats the whole purpose of having a touch screen. I see no reason to by this phone over a BB Bold or even a Curve. Cool
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