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Oct 10, 2008, 2:30 PM

Any Thoughts?

I know it won't be, but I hope it really comes close to the iPhone in price. Not to be a "fanboy", but wouldn't it be amazing if we Verizoners got to have the best phone on the best network? I'm not to keen on dropping more than $200 on this device, but I'm pretty sure (I haven't actually played with it yet) that I wouldn't go up to $300.

It will still be nice as a VZW customer to brag about having the best phone out there even if I don't have it.

But what about Sprint? They have their Instinct, which is a sweet phone, but no where near the Storm. But WiMax is coming, and what if Sprint gets something out with WiMax that WILL compete?

I'm conflicted because I love VZW and the Storm is VERY convincing, but I'd be paying hundreds of d...

Oct 9, 2008, 2:12 PM

GPS - Will Verizon Cripple It?

I hope Verizon doesn't cripple the GPS on the Storm (like on the Curve), forcing us to pay for VZ Navigator. I received an email reply from their customer service dept in Sep 2008 about their policy on GPS functionality (on the Curve); please see below.

AT&T does not cripple the built-in GPS (on the 8310 Curve), so Google Maps works well.

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Verizon Wireless Customer Service W
Sent: Saturday, September 6, 2008 8:41:21 AM
Subject: Re: Blackberry/PDA Smartphone (KMM387xxxxxxxx)

Dear XXXX,

Thank you for contacting our Verizon Wireless website. We are happy to assist you with information about the GPS on the Blackberry devices.

Verizon Wireless is committed to providing the very ...
AGPS is for VZ Nav
GPS for Google Maps, Blackberry Maps, etc...

What's the point of a Global Phone if your Nav only works in part of the US.

This GPS will be unlocked
Verizon Will have both A-GPS and GPS.

So VZ Nav will work as well as Google Maps and Blackberry Maps.

This phone is to have World GPS by Verizon Nav and anyone els who carries it as well. So when you travle the world, you can have step by step t...

Oct 8, 2008, 1:42 PM

Browser Bugs "Achilles Heel"

I read the hands on review, which was well done and thought out. I will be in line to get this phone when it comes out. I am very much looking forward to using the phone as an internet tool. Does anyone know or can keep a thread updating any fixes to this issue going forward? It would be a shame for this one major flaw to ruin what is otherwise a perfect phone to have. Thanks!
I hope it will not be yet another case of great hardware; lousy software...like with the G1 Android phone.

Apple is getting lazy sitting on their butts with a software/hardware platform that is getting long in the tooth, but ironically, still cutti...
for me...

that is the nail in the coffin.

I would highly think of moveing up from an 8800, to this phone if it had flash.

Ill stay with the 8800 untill either i go to PPC or a blackberry wtih flash

Oct 9, 2008, 4:43 PM

Storm will have VZ Navigator & VVM

Just got word from a CSR in agent support that the Storm will be VZ Navigator capable and will have Visual Voice Mail!! This device is going to be crazy! Cant wait to get mine!!!

Oct 8, 2008, 8:36 PM

One question about the screen...

Is it plastic or glass?
It felt like glass to me.
Correct, it is glass. If you go to Verizon's press release, it actually says it is glass. This seems to be a very high quality device.

Oct 8, 2008, 2:50 AM


This is truly the iphone killer. this is like the phone that does it all. i also so on another website that is also has a blackberry store (like the apple store on the iphone) that you will be able to get games, updates, ect from. this phone has me really happy and i cant wait for this thing to come out. the best thing about this phone is that its a BLACKBERRY!!!!!!! 😁
Really? You've used it?

Oct 8, 2008, 4:24 PM

take a look at this link


Oct 8, 2008, 1:06 AM

Get the BB storm page up and running!!

Great review fellas! nice work!

now you gotta get that storm page up and running, so we can have a forum to discuss this device, thanks again guys!

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