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First Impressions on the New One

by stormsurvivor    Oct 29, 2009, 9:38 AM

I've had a chance to play around with my Storm 2 for a day, and compare it to the original. Not a great deal of difference. The 2, of course is built with a tighter fit and more stable tolerance design. For example, there's less play in the function buttons to invoke a field. The display surface is improved around the edges. It is actually easier to dial a number on the Storm1 (easier to press the screen), however.

The major upgrade appears to be WiFi and expanded memory. My themes, other than stock Zen, do not fill the screen in landscape on either build (5.0) problem, but that's a developer issue. With all the hoopla about a better typing experience.....big hands are big hands! The Qwerty still suffers from a small footprint and I don't see such a great improvement in that regard. A hard slide out qwerty is still RIM'S answer one day (ala Droid).

To summarize, there was one significant advancement on these devices. The upgrade from .148 to 5.0 was MAJOR!!! If you have a Storm, the replacement does not leave you in the dust....

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