Blackberry Storm Month Review
I have been using my Blackberry Storm daily for over a month now and have been meaning to do this review. Thank you to Dustin McClure for posting this comment on my blog and prompting me to finally get around to it. Check out his comment and my response below. Watch the video too, of course!
Here is my reply:
As much as I want to love the Blackberry Storm and as much as I do love it on some days…my opinion changes daily. Some days the phone is great. Everything runs perfectly the accelerometer functions exactly as it should. All applications and phone calls are flawless. On these days it is right up there with the iPhone– better for business use than the iPhone I think.
Then there are the days when nothing works right. This could be due to the fact that I have installed a leaked update- OS 220.127.116.11 and the latest version that has been released “officially” is 18.104.22.168. I just had to do it though to see if the phone would perform any better. And it does…on certain days. Other times it will lock up at least 2-3 times a day and take FOREVER to adjust orientation through the accelerometer.
I have never been able to get the camera to work for more than 2 minutes without locking up- very frustrating because this is was a selling point for me on this phone. And TwitterBerry will only work in portrait mode which is a big pain if you are into Twitter (after posting this video on YouTube I received a comment with a link to a video which shows how to correct this and use Twitter in landscape mode).
The thing I try to keep in mind is that it is a NEW phone and there are going to be some issues. Everyone compares it to the iPhone and the iPhone had several issues in their first generation release as well. I am hopeful that things will get better through time as more updates are released and am excited about the new Blackberry Application Store which is coming in March of this year.
I am going to be patient and stick with it in hopes of it living up to the expectations that were set by Verizon. At times the iPhone can be very tempting, but I think I will be able to manage.
I am sure this is a far longer response than you anticipated, but hopefully it is helpful . If you have any more questions about the Blackberry Storm, you know where to find me.