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BlackBerry Storm Review

The BlackBerry Storm is BlackBerry’s answer to the iPhone — a touch screen smart phone. Although it is a viable option for business users, anyone who has had a previous BlackBerry will miss the keypad. This phone has some called SurePress. When you press a key or icon on the Storm’s screen you feel an actual sensation. There is a subtle click as if you were actually pressing a key. This gives you a reassuring confirmation that your input has been received, but I found it too much like typing on an old typewriter. It seemed to take a little more effort than typing on an iPhone.

The Storm has good call quality, cut & paste, excellent email functionality, an adequate media player, and a nice 3.2 megapixel camera with zoom, flash, and stabilizer. It can also take videos. It actually has a lot of great features, but over all, I’ll take a BlackBerry with a keypad or the touch screen on the iPhone. Here are my pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Excellent call quality
  • Good navigation
  • Enterprise email access
  • Good pictures and camera features
  • Included 8 GB memory card
  • Replaceable battery
  • Good battery life
  • Voice dialing
  • Set up wizards and online tutorials

Cons:

  • Text input somewhat difficult
  • Poor auto correction
  • Commands often too close together to press
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Slow camera focus
  • Browser not as good as some others

You can read my more detailed review with pictures at HardwareSecrets.com.


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