BlackBerry Storm 9530
Phone Scoop Review
Nov 20, 2008 by Eric M. Zeman
RIM's first touch-screen BlackBerry finally hits the market. Find out if RIM's Storm lives up to the hype. read review ›
Sometimes a good idea should stay an idea
This phone was a very cool idea. Verizon wanted an answer to the iphone. Blackberry shouldn't have been the ones to do it. Verizon wanted to keep the price point down so the storm only has a 524mhz processor and no wifi. The problem with that is a touch screen needs a much faster processor for lanscaping and quick responce. Wifi is a nice luxury for high data users. I don't think that this phone is a real business type device because of the slow response, which defeats the purpose of a blackberry. Business users with verizon, I recommend a curve, pearl, or 8830. They are excellent devices. But if, you're looking for a multimedia phone, 3.2 mp camera, a 3g browser and awesome screen resolution makes the storm a good multimedia device.
Outside of a nice screen, I find this a very poor touch screen, I held of doing a review for several months to see if there would be a significant improvement.
Nice: Screen, normal Blackberry Functions.
Not so Nice, horrible touchscreen, nasty press click. Come on guys. Build seems so so.
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Great phone my only problem is that the touch screen dosen't work too well in humidity......
Oh how I wish it didn't break
5.0 to everything. My buddy Brendan owned this and it is a sweet device, I've used it, and likd it to, however he dropped it and the glass popped off the front. HE GOT THE PROPel pro, and no longer needed this, so sold it, but i wish it never died, bc i used it and liked the features.
I do wis they'd make the durability better, because the "YOUNGER CROWDS" are heading to this phone and then they have a bigger chance of smashing the glass- the same with the iphone.
Not What Expected
This phone is not what I was expecting after seeing all the TV commercials. It was over glorified. However, it is not terrible.
There are a few redeeming qualities.
I am running the newest OS, 22.214.171.1248
-really enjoy the clicking touch screen
-great speaker quality
-good music player/media apps
-new threaded texting
-screen sometimes non-responsive
-poor quality microphone
-very little app space
-battery cover comes off too easily/often
A lil disappointed
I was excited when I first got the Storm, I left another carrier in order to get it. I didn't get it the first time it came out because of the 1st gen glitches. After a while my phone started to freeze. One day it froze for over 3 hrs. The customer service offered a refurbished phone.
The phone freezes too much
how can a touch screen based phone be released without an auto screen lock while on phone calls? i bought the day it came out. i have used it to the extreme. i have been through every official and leaked firmware update. it is a complete waste of money. slow, slow, slow. the OS on this phone just simply does not flow well. it was very poorly thought out. it requires unnecessary steps to get to or access functions. mute button has never worked for any firmware version. why is it there?
The worst I ever owned. Never work even after the being replace with so called up dated phone. Pro. Can't think of one, it was just a waste of money. I never trust a blackberry product again.
Not a Blackberry thing
i think the storm could of been alot better if they would of just stuck with the regular touch screen method the clicks dont make it any better i was with t-mobile for the longest and i am blackberry fan and when the storm came out i went with Verizon for a week to test the storm the system was slow the phone shape was cool but for a business phone i dint like the screen clicks and it was just one bi dumb button if they come out with a thiner version and better way to make a touch blackberry ill test that one out but if the phone works for you thats great but for a touch blackberry it sucks sorry
Worst Phone I Have Ever Had
This is the worst phone that I have ever had or even touched. I use other peoples phones a lot and they are 100% better. The touch screen is super stupid and will mess up everything that you click. Battery life is also an extreme con. IT lasts for about 1.5 hours and drains when inside a locker or building. The browser has a mindless interface and doesn't work at all.
Over All...This phone is extremely slow and laggy. I would not recommend this phone. The only pros are the blackberry standards such as the pin messaging.
Your better off buying another blackberry like the curve or tour.
Not worth the money, time, or effort.
I do not recommend this product at all and if it didn't have the standard blackberry apps, it would get a out of five. Don't buy it.