New BlackBerry Storm Video!!

By Kevin Michaluk on 2 Oct 2008 04:15 pm EDT
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I don't need to say anything here... comment away!!

112 comments

Crucial_Xtreme

And people have the audacity to say this can't/won't compete with the Iphone.... Yeah right...

JRSCCivic98

GPS is open on the iPhone, you think Verizon will man up enough to leave it open on the Storm? Hummm, we'll see...

JRSCCivic98

Actually, let me rephrase that. Will RIM man up enough to NOT let Verizon cripple their handset?

Anonymous

Well If you have been paying attention to the leaks...you would already know that the Storm has GPS on its own and VZ Navigator as well. Verizon is opening up its network in December(appearently) to any phone that has Verizon capable specs but not locked down. So you're going to see them stop crippling their phones here soon. Verizon is really turning things around with their no contract...etc. I applaud them.

JRSCCivic98

No offense, but I'll believe it when I see it. This and higher price are the two biggest gripes for VZW you'll see from people.

ilikephonesthatwork

ummm if you will look at ATT and VZW prices they are identical! This price thing gets OLD... Check the facts before posting... Face it we should ALL be happy, we have two great phones to choose from: Storm and Iphone.

JRSCCivic98

Who said I was comparing prices from Verizon with AT&T? I think you made what's called an assumption here, which obviously isn't correct. Point is, price is a bit high and with the introduction of the open network plans, the prices on that are expected to be higher due to the "open" policy.

Anonymous

The question begs to be asked - what song is that?

Anonymous

I just opened Shazam on my iPhone and hit Tag and spit back that the song playing in the video is by Sam Sparro, the song is called Black And Gold, and the label is Modus Vivendi Music.

And if I want to, I can click and buy the song right now from iTunes.

Will the Storm be able to do that?

Anonymous

I'm sure... Then I can copy and paste the info into a MMS and send it to all my other Blackberry loving friends, who can open it instantaneously.

Brent K

Verizon does the same thing...so yeah it will be able to. Not sure about Vodaphone.

Anonymous

Who cares? In fairness I am sure some people do. The only real concerns I have are how well does it handle typing (a blackberry that is hard to type on is as useless as a "boar pig with titties", and is the internet browsing any better/faster than my 8330? My 8830 handles e-mail and sms plenty good enough, better than my Mac or PC.

As far as the i-phone it's VERY cool, but as long as it's ATT only, the i-phone will remain a toy. I really do like my cellphone to get calls and hold them, in my neck of the woods ATT and Sprint are not reliable and don't even get me started on the pipsqeeks like t-mobile.

tech42er

I'm not sure about the typing, you'll have to ask crucial. but the browser will be the same kind the iphone has and the speed will be much higher (because it uses EVDO Rev A instead of EVDO Rev 0, like the Curve). That said, if you like qwerty keyboards, definitely stick with the Curve. It's a great BB!

Anonymous

If Shazam decides to create a third party app for the Storm (which I'm sure they will - just like they did for the iPhone), then yes, it will. I'd also like to see you download that song when not in range of wi-fi.

Rob B

The majority of the phones on Verizon can do that with VCast Song ID... that's nothing remarkable... In fact, it's pretty ordinary with today's phones...

/Epic fail

strhessed

Well iDork, since the Storm will be V-Cast enabled which also contains Song ID, I don't think we will have any problems. And I'm pretty sure that V-Cast Song ID was around before the iJoke even came out, so put that in your iPipe and smoke it !!!

(Disclaimer - I realize that the iPhone is a good device, I just love to talk smack and get everyone all wound up ;)

Anonymous

I am as in love with this phone as anyone and think the iPhone can kiss my ***...but, I do think it's funny that this song was a free download on iTunes a couple of weeks ago. iPhone killer debuted with an iTunes free download. Yeah, that's funny.

ilikephonesthatwork

Will the iphone send that video with an MMS? Step out of the crystal house...

AlsoAnonymous

Probably, since Verizon has had a song identifier application available for well over a year. And it also allows you to download the full song, ringtone, or ringback tone if you choose.

Anonymous

Not sure of the artist but the the title is Black & Gold - great song, I hear it on XM ~ BPM 81 all the time

Anonymous

Back and Gold by Sam Sparrow

Anonymous

human, by the killers

AMAZING

Anonymous

SICKKKKKKKKK!! My B-day is Nov 5th... I think this shall be the perrrrfect gift! Thanks Kev for the updates!

Crucial_Xtreme

OMG That song OWNS!!!!! I was just asking my wife if she knew who made it... Please someone post who that song is by. :)

Anonymous

CX - just above >>

Not sure on the artist, but the Title is Black & Gold

mahen915

Black and Gold - Sam Sparro

mahen915

Black and Gold - Sam Sparro

WickedRabbit

Just an fyi, BlackBerry's have software called Nobex that does the same thing. So, keep trying.

Anonymous

From :00 to :35, the phone has 3 gray buttons on the bottom. Then from :45 and on, it looks like the one we have be seeing all along.

Anonymous

EDIT: it changes at :27 and then changes back again at :45. Whats up with that?

Anonymous

What are you talking about? Glare?

haticK

theres definitely 4 through the whole video. maybe it just looks like 3 to you because of the glare.

tadashi123

This video literally gave me an erection... like, whoah

innerblitz

It looked like at the very end of the video that someone was walking onto the stage, armed raised, holding a Storm. Wish we could have seen his demo as well...

Crucial_Xtreme

Yes, thank you SOOO much!!! I googled the name and got it. Much thanks. :D

PuterDude

The Storm is sweet! Can't wait, can't wait, CAN'T wait! Might convince my job to let me demo it for the good of the company!

aggie

iPhone R.I.P.

I might just have to switch to Verizon for this phone.

bratz4always

i want this phone already

bratz4always

i want this phone already

Maxx

Has anyone been able to figure out the icons for the "Socially Connected" animations? I can see what I think is MSN, AIM....?

Anonymous

i think i saw facebook there aswell

Don't have time to find the exact list, but look at the other Storm posts on this site. One post lists all the social apps & there are a lot of them. Many different IM options, social networking & photo sites.

mahen915

Is the guy getting ready to do a hands on demo of the phone? At the very end it looks as if he is holding up one of the Storms in his hand.

I wonder if the rest of this video might pop up later :/

Valace2

Wow that more than made up for that lousy talk up a Storm update. These Verizon cheer sessions really stink.

scottlucky13

Nice video! Thanks to the guy who posted it on youtube. Now if we could only see the rest of the presentation:(

Anonymous

Looks good as usual but i'm tired of looking, I want to touch the damn thing already. If they are promoting like this the unit must be done, now they just have to make thousands of the units and sell them! My money's on first week of November

Anonymous

I work for VZW and we were told that on october 29th and 30th RIM will be here w/ the storm to let us play w/it and have a "hands on " training ***** I CANT WAIT !!! ***

Achronas

Okay people, this phone is everything anyone ever dreamed of from a touch screen blackberry (at least from what we can see and know about it so far).

So, with this said, why do you guys still want to compare it to the Damn iPhone.
You are an absolute jackoff if you say the iPhone isn't a sweet ass phone, but I have to say I think this phone is going to be the next best thing, just like the iPhone was when it came out... and I hope that it is going to be in my hands soon also.... cause I just can't wait any longer!!!

Valace2

My local corporate VZW store manager said Thanksgiving. Would jive with the Black Friday craze. She also mentioned that things get "leaked" and to check online. I think she was misleading. BGR mentioned a press conference for the Storm on the 9th of October. I am betting on Oct 23 or 24. Storms are unpredictable.

Releasing a cell phone on Black Friday actually doesn't sound like a smart move With all the other advertising and rush to buy presents a cell phone would get lost in the mix. Not many people will want to wait in line at a cell store when they also want to be at numerous other stores getting the deals of the day. Verizon isn't going to be discounting this any differently on Black Friday or during the holiday than they plan on doing the rest of the year.

A better move would be to launch a couple weeks before Black Friday. They are early enough to take advantage of the full holiday buying season while not having to compete with Black Friday deals & advertising for the launch.

Any reason you are guessing October 24th other than Storms being unpredictable?

Valace2

Just a hunch based mainly around the name and the rumored press conference on Oct 9. Why have a joint RIM/VZW/Vodafone shindig in NYC of all places just to say here it is, we don't don't know when you can have it, but here it is. They have put alot more meaning into the naming of this device. It's not a Curve or a Pearl or even a Bold, it is a Storm. Storms take people by suprise, storms are powerful. Every video and picture I have seen has led me to believe that this thing is ready, it's just a timing issue now. How long had they been working on it before what was it August when everyone started talking about it? Another thing is the carrier, VZW does things a little differently which is why I think you will see tv time for this thing before it's released. How cool would an army of Verizon zombies look in the middle of a storm, and the VZW pitch man whips the thing out. The Storm is a blackberry first and foremost but it will be a multimedia machine and I think the demand, if it is in fact ready and everything I have been led to believe is true will be a monster seller.

Valace2

I think Black Friday would unfortunatly be ideal for the release of a phone the caliber of the Storm. Have you ever seen a VZW store open at 4 or 5 in the morning on Black Friday? Also I think that while they might not discount the Storm that day, they could discount alot of their other devices, thinking that the masses. who turn out to buy the Storm might bring along a friend or two who might be interested in getting a new phone, or phone accessories. The Black Friday craze is getting bigger and bigger and the types of items that get discounted is increasing. I bought a 42" flat screen last year for 550.00 that is still regular price today for 700.00.

Kevin Michaluk

Who keeps watching this over and over and over again?

Geez..that's like 12 times I've watched it not. hahahaha

Valace2

Yep on number 5 now :)

CopyPaste

That was all stills...where is live action shots...

Its almost like their hiding not being prepared

c_86

video was pulled :(

EDIT: nevermind... lol

RobGom

Does anyone have any hints on how I can get out of my ATT contract? I've been with them since 2004 and have a full year before my current contract is up.

I've been a happy Curve 8310 owner. It's time for a change and ATT isn't cutting it. Verizon here I come.

I'd appreciate any feedback.

SpeedingNoodle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYUAnnCFscw

Yes, it's for verizon, but it should be helpful for you as well.

Akilig

I'm gonna really miss this feature on my 9530!

Anonymous

So, are we in the eye of the Storm now?

Stonewall

It seems that everyone at work lately has been getting iPhones (Don't get me wrong I think it is a great device)but I was finding myself wondering "should I stop waiting and drink some Apple juice". But like some of us who have been holding out for the Storm for quite awhile now I feel that "Our Day" is just over the horizon. I have already sent the URL for CrackBerry to many of my "other device" carrying friends!!!

Kevin, keep up the great work - and to CX & KB THANKS for feeding our addiction the best you could with an NDA hovering over your head.

Looking forward to learning how to use my first BB and participating in the NEW Storm forum!!!!

tibb

So wait ... does this have streaming video? I was told BlackBerries didn't have streaming video capabilities. That's the one thing I don't like about my Curve.

mike1981x

Hmm, both my Curve & Pearl (Verizon) can do streaming video on YouTube and Vcast (m.vcast.com). Possibly more sites, but I never bother trying. I think you need v4.3 or later though, because my dad's AT&T Curve has v4.2 and he cannot watch YouTube.

Anonymous

Did anyone notice that this site is for blackberry users and not those FUCKEN iPhone losers....go make a website or sit on your finger and spin....

Stonewall

It seems that everyone at work lately has been getting iPhones (Don't get me wrong I think it is a great device)but I was finding myself wondering "should I stop waiting and drink some Apple juice". But like some of us who have been holding out for the Storm for quite awhile now I feel that "Our Day" is just over the horizon. I have already sent the URL for CrackBerry to many of my "other device" carrying friends!!!

Kevin, keep up the great work - and to CX & KB THANKS for feeding our addiction the best you could with an NDA hovering over your head.

Looking forward to learning how to use my first BB and participating in the NEW Storm forum!!!!

Anonymous

can you swipe your finger across the screen to move to another photo/page like the iphone? what's that feature called, anybody know?

Anonymous

Is it just me or is WIFI a new announcement? I feel like it is but no one has commented? I know this is a Vodaphone presentation, but I wonder if Verizon will offer that as well?

Anonymous

Oh never mind, on closer look it says "wireless modem, convert your laptop from anywhere"....or something like that. Not wifi. I just got too excited for a sec.

JBDizz

During the segment where a phone call is answered, it shows the user actually switch menus and send what looked to be a text message or email or something during mid-call and then return to the conversation..awesome! So like, if you've got someone calling you for a file you forgot to send you can tell them to hold a sec and send it immediately! Is this a standard blackberry feature or is this new to the Storm?

Anonymous

This is a standard BB feture. I don't know about sending an e-mail or txting while on the phone, but you can definately check your e-mail, contacts, calendar, and etc. while talking to someone. You don't even have to put them on hold.

someone

Not on Verizon it isn't. Data "stops" while in a call.

JBDizz

It also looks like you can snap a picture and then "print or send". Is it referring to actually plugging into your print via USB, or is it referring to some different method?

s4bill

During the segment where a phone call is answered, it shows the user actually switch menus and send what looked to be a text message or email or something during mid-call and then return to the conversation..awesome! So like, if you've got someone calling you for a file you forgot to send you can tell them to hold a sec and send it immediately! Is this a standard blackberry feature or is this new to the Storm?

Someone please correct me if I am wrong but I think it is because of the functionality with Rev a - data and voice at the same time

Anonymous

I believe you can only do that with Vodafone's network. I do not think Verizon's network will support data and voice simultaneously.

Xopher

EV-DO can handle voice and data at the same time.

If you are in an area where you only get 1X, then you can still switch to other applications while in the phone call, but it won't transmit data until the call ends.

Anonymous

k so heres the question...will this thing be unlocked for canada annnnd what the hell do i do with my bold....

Anonymous

I work for VZW and they just announced that RIM will be here on october 29th for a "hands on" training w/ the STORM !!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait...!

Anonymous

Does anyone know if the BlackBerry storm will be able to connect to an exchange server directly, for free?
I'm going to have to go with an iPhone if not (everyone at work is getting an iphone for this)

RIMmy

The device will support Exchange, but it will have the standard mandatory $30.00 (or $45) data pack. I believe that's the same pricing as the iFone, so it should be a moot point. There would be no additioonal fee beyond the regular BlackBerry data fee.

iceykola

You mean thank GOD it's not on at&t...

Rene Ritchie

D'oh!

A touch device video without anyone touching it?! This baby will live or die based on the usability of its touch-based interface and the buttery smoothness of the UI elements (scrolling, etc.)

To have a video that long, with no actual device interactions, is either a straight-out tease, or worrisome moving forward.

Sigh. Guess I'm still waiting on Kevin's hands-on!

Rene Ritchie

D'oh!

A touch device video without anyone touching it?! This baby will live or die based on the usability of its touch-based interface and the buttery smoothness of the UI elements (scrolling, etc.)

To have a video that long, with no actual device interactions, is either a straight-out tease, or worrisome moving forward.

Sigh. Guess I'm still waiting on Kevin's hands-on!

looking forwad to the javelin

looks like rim needs better ad agency and creative representation. millions of people got conned into buying an iphone as a result of savvy pr.

at least if storm purchasers are conned into their purchase by savvy marketing they will hopefully be rewarded with a well thought out and superior product.

idotson

I saw the video and I contacted Verizon regarding the possible release date for this phone. The customer service rep stated that it could be released in November and that the early price point was $299 with a two year contract extension. Good news for crackberry fans!

Boy genius is reporting a November 9th launch for vodafone, if I'm not mistaken that a Sunday?....Highly doubt this phone would be released on a Sunday??? Also, the US version is rumored to be released Nov 1st or 2nd which is also a Sat and Sun?? So who knows...........

koala07

That is sick! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

TheJust

Am I correct that it's saying you can use it as a 3G modem for your laptop? I hadn't heard that before, and that'd be a big plus for me. At least if Verizon 3G is as good as I've heard.

Anonymous

You can indeed use it as a modem for your laptop. I'm currently doing that with the VX8700 I'm using until the Storm comes out. One cool aspect is that, because my laptop has built-in bluetooth, I don't even have to "connect" anything. Just install VZW access manager and as long as I'm signal range (very easy with Verizon), and my phone is within bluetooth range, I can wirelessly connect to the internet at reasonable speeds.

amofiav

Let me answer a few things real quickly.

I'm not sure who you talked to about the price of the phone but they are wrong. There is NO pricing for the phone yet. When you put the product code into an order it is still coming up as "on hold". Other than that there is no E-Guide that a normal rep can get to. I even tried a little URL hacking to see if that would get me somewhere.

Voice and Data at the same time. If you are in an EVDO area when you place a call the you're phone will drop the EV and be strictly 1X. You will be able to send sms while on a call but absolutely nothing else. But you can already send a sms while on a call in a 1X area. The only way you would be able to email/web/mms while on a call is if it is supported by EVDO Rev-A.

Anonymous

Cheerleaders??????? That was strange, But I want one today.

Anonymous

Gayest video ever! (not that there is anything wrong with being gay). Who is the target audience for this phone?

I like the phone, hate the advertising strategy (to date anyway!

Beau79

OK, I'm fed up with hearing about people complain about phones being similar to the iPhone. Tired of it!

When Ford made the Model T, that was THE shit, no one else bothered making another car, if that remained constant, we'd all be driving Fords!

I enjoy driving my Benz. I love the competition, and I can't be thankful enough that this BB is on Verizon, only! Because, unlike iPhone users, our BB's will actually hold calls, connect, and stay connected to the network! Totally shocking, I know!

brokerbh

Interesting to see the part of the video highlighting the "built in GPS"

Cover Flow

The feature that allows you to flick through pictures or album art is called Cover Flow. I think that if the LG Dare can do it. The BB will do it as well and with style.

I cant wait for this phone to come out. I got so amped when I saw this video. I went and downloaded that Sam Sparro's whole album.

Cover Flow

The feature that allows you to flick through pictures or album art is called Cover Flow. I think that if the LG Dare can do it. The BB will do it as well and with style.

I cant wait for this phone to come out. I got so amped when I saw this video. I went and downloaded that Sam Sparro's whole album.

digital_cataclysm

Looks Nifty. I'm (almost) disappointed I bought a Curve from Verizon last week - as a First-time BlackBerry owner, I'm very much liking my little 8330, but this Storm...Wow.

I will be holding off on rushing out and getting one, until some reviews are in and I can have a little "hands-on" time with one in the store, of course. I'm probably concerned like a lot of you, about JUST how good a job RIM has done with that touchscreen... is it tactile enough & easy to input & retrieve data on? I mean, the reason why I bought a BlackBerry was because I can fly around on the thing, eMail and surf, and all manner of other stuff.

I'm sure RIM knows its predominate user-base is going to want to keep that same "designed for productivity"-feel to the device, while throwing in a few new twists & frills to the BlackBerrys abilitys.
I'm excited about it - but cautious at same. Not having a keypad could be great, different or disaster, depending on how well RIM has designed this thing.
Totally wanting to get my hands on one!

Anonymous

If you want the storm, you can always return the curve and wait for the storm. Or maybe it will be out within 30 days of your purchase and you can just swap. The caveat is that if you purchased in the store, there is a small fee (I think $20ish...sort of a re-stocking fee). In reality, I'm sure the fee is to discourage people from swapping phones every 29 days. They tell me no activation fee, but I think that is only if you purchase online. If you purchase online, then you don't pay any fees, but you'll have to cover shipping (and be without a phone while you wait I suspect).

Anonymous

We need to hire a Meteorologist to forecast when this Storm is gonna be here, HAHAHAHAHAHAH, god damn i'm funny

azbroncos11

(message from http://gizmodo.com/5047720/touchscreen-blackberry-storm-caught-on-video)
BlackBerry Storm / Thunder, which should be coming to Verizon sometime in November for $199, has finally been caught on video!

Anonymous

that posting is a month old. Where you been? That's not the official price or release date.

Anonymous

does anybody know how the scrolling on it is?

Leoperdes

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