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A Heads Up about the Storm3


Jun 28, 2010, 7:56 PM
Here's some stuff on the proposed Storm3. The 8Gb of Internal memory & 1Gb of flash memory is awesome.

New OS (not 6.0) which is reserved for the hard qwerty versions.

Learn more..... ... »

Jul 1, 2010, 11:55 PM
Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling
1GHz processor?
An OS all it's own?

Whoa... Drooling

This guy knows what he is talking about too. He leaked all the Storm 2 info Very Happy

Jul 2, 2010, 4:10 PM
Now all the lock ups, crashes, and lack of response will be relegated to an OS designed to frustrate all the once normal Storm owners, just for Storm owners. A personal OS disaster, under-developed and prematurely released (A RIM famous behavior) The LTE is sweet and one day RIM will find a way to consign 3rd party apps memory to an SD card.

I'm shell-shocked with the damage done to my device by the last update (.713), and the need for a replacement, but as a Storm sufferer I have (.713) running on my new Storm2.

One thing for sure, this version is going to be a keeper. No more freaken upgrades,, leaks, drips, etc. etc. I'm tired of all the work necessary to re-set things up....The 3rd party re-DLs, activation codes, themes wiped,...

Jul 2, 2010, 4:45 PM
I am curious about this new OS. Would it be compatible with existing apps and 3rd party software? Palm figured this out so I suppose its possible.

I am happy with this new direction...I think Very Happy

I think the decision to wait a while until release is good too. LTE probably wouldn't be in anything released in the next couple of months since Verizon is still in test markets. I can hang on and I will be among the first to get this yet again Laughing

Jul 2, 2010, 7:00 PM
If past history is any indicator, existing apps and 3rd party software will probably require re-configuration. I remember the upgrade from 4.7 to 5.0. Themes had white bands and many developers had to develop fixes in their software to meet the newly encountered problems. A great many of them, however, worked without re-design.

It will be awhile until LTE is presented, and it will give me some time to enjoy and get the most out of the current device.

It is certain that RIM has to "bring up the game" as it pertains to Android & Apple. They cannot rest their laurels on pushed email.... Rolling Eyes

Jan 13, 2011, 11:39 AM
Push e-mail was one of the reasons I gave up my Android to return to BlackBerry.

Jan 13, 2011, 6:52 PM
I might be wrong, but I'm under the impression that Android pushes G-mail instantly and nothing else the same way. I utilize AOL as my ISP. The one time I demoed a Droid handset at VZW, it was brought to my attention that a 2 or 3 minute delivery delay would incur with AOL. I cannot afford that. Emails must arrive in real time almost as fast as they hit my desk or laptop device.

One would think this limitation has been addressed by Google with the introduction of the multitude of new units and their marriage to VZW.

Its becoming more and more difficult to maintain a loyalty to BB when taking into consideration that RIM's show is "on the road."

If Android has advanced to handle the AOL client the way BB does, those 4.3" high resol...

Jan 14, 2011, 2:45 PM
Good old Crackberry Very Happy

OK, probably no LTE with those specs, but it may possibly do until that time Very Happy »

Jan 14, 2011, 6:56 PM
There's been rumors about a Storm2 refresh and new specs for a proposed Storm3 for months. The numbers are impressive but stale as it relates to upcoming Android handsets appearing before RIM gets it's act together.

Dual-core processors+LTE make these numbers nothing more than a refresh. If you analyze the specs, and they become reality, why a 1230 mah battery with a higher resolution screen? Thats less power than my 9550 has now! And 512MB Ram is old hat. Even the 5Mpx camera without front facing feature is running behind handsets released or about to be.

The largest problem is how far RIM is running behind the 8-ball. By the time this device is released, LTE will bury it. CDMA 3G will be a dinosaur. Rolling Eyes

Jan 15, 2011, 12:12 PM
Dual core processors and LTE I would be willing to bet take some pretty good battery power and I know battery life is more of a priority for RIM than others.

Its interesting, that apple is withholding these on the iphone for the moment. Yea, I agree it's a refresh and I hope that the new processor is just a little less power hungry than the one before it.

I like my 9550 but I want something more Drooling

Jan 15, 2011, 1:18 PM
I feel the same way about my Storm2. I have it complex and performing the way I want it to.

Battery power is an issue, though. Other than the re-boot time annoyance, I swap 1 of 3 spare batteries and always have a properly powered device during the day. The non-changeable built-in battery in the Iphone is an absolute game breaker for me. Can't see walking around with tethered devices attached to the handset. I would find that to be a major inconvenience.

There is enough flexibility and function in the 9550 as it was designed, if properly outfitted for your needs, to be more than satisfactory at present.

The "more" you mention in your post I assume, would be composed of a great deal "more" than the improved numbers of the refre...

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