Video: MegaWhat Goes Hands-On with the BlackBerry Storm!

By Kevin Michaluk on 7 Nov 2008 01:23 am EST
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That Vodafone Storm bus is making its rounds... I have a feeling these videos are gonna keep rolling in over the next day or two. How about I keep posting them until I see at least 50 100 comments from 100 different members telling me to stop! This guy is a bit of an iPhone hater actually... :-)

Topics: Video Devices

30 comments

myName

Daddy like. Verizon stop playing with us and give us a release date!

gibsonhtp

Keep um coming Kevin, the more the better.

I say more storm videos x100, I could make 100 alias' as well, but....

There, that should offset any storm haters saying no to new videos, lol.

Kevin Michaluk

i agree. we are CRACKBERRY.com afterall. Will keep em coming till the darn thing gets released and everybody who wants one has one!

sarfrazfamily

thanks it just lets me learn and crave this phone even more.
I love how he shows a smidge of the iphone as well. lol!!

someone

Yep he makes fun of the iphone a few times haha..

mycrownvic02

That thing was lagging very bad.. But with any new device their will be problems.

spike2kx

wow very cool! very cool indeed! I like how he hates on iPhone in such a subtle way!

BB 4 Life!

biclocal

when you slide your finger across the main menu buttons, it should highlight them following your finger, instead of having to lift and touch for each one...right?

Sapporo

Of course it should, but it doesn't. RIM has hyped the storm to high heaven and so far I'm very disappointed by what I'm seeing. The interface just looks laggy and jerky, and typing doesn't seem very impressive either.

Wrong

It looks like when you hold your finger on the display it goes into "scroll" mode, which make sense. If you could highlight multiple things with a swipe of the finger it would conflict with scrolling. Works the way it should!

Anonimouse

It works that way in the simulator (highlights following where you are touching), which seems like a pretty early version so I don't know why they'd take that away for the version in all these videos, so maybe it's just a bug or something. If they did do it on purpose, I hope someone at RIM sees the trouble people are having in these reviews and adds it back.

djohns505

The guy probably wasn't actually touching the screen as he was scrolling around; maybe afraid of accidentially clicking on one of the options while trying to show off the menu. That would be my guess at least because if I remember right, didn't another video show one of the people scrolling on the menu?

Pholey22

Sweet phone but was this the first time these guys ever used a video camera?? Could they have had more glare on the screen while trying to show us stuff. When he played the video he held it so he could see it and not directly toward the camera! I mean if you are going to do a video review, do it right! I'd like to see a close up of the "clicking" action. I know nit picky right.

Can't wait to get my paws on this one!!!! Thanks Kev!

mcm180

as Britney Spears sed, Gimme gimme more, Gimme more.

it must be really late .. if i'm quoting Britney... I'm outta here

PHX8320ddp

OK, I'm sold. I WANT IT NOW!!!!!

CGSCOT

Check out the Storm Bus !! :)

One thing i'd like to see but probably won't on these videos is moving the icons around on the home page..I take it you can customize icon positions ?

jrc

My office had an expo with Verizon, ATT, Sprint representatives showcasing their devices. A Storm was on display and a "RIM Manager" was present and said the "expected" release date is Nov. 23rd. I also played with the Storm and my amateur opinion is that its awesome. It really feels like clicking on buttons when typing. It pushes in very easily compared to what I thought required decent pressure judging by the videos, but I guess the people in the reviews just emphasize that the screen is being clicked.

sclanton

I 'm wondering what the price tag is on it and when I can buy it on the east coast

Iphonebasher

Keep it going Michael - the storm is the most talked about phone on the world wide web- let's keep up the hype because the phone is badass man

J Hart

Hey everyone check this out. Gizmodo.com is reporting that the Storm will be available at the price of 199.99! Doesn't sound too bad. It puts at right in line with the iphone and it makes sense. I really couldnt see verizon putting it under 100 or for free. Hopefully this is legit info. To be honest I am just happy to hopefully have some solid facts. In my opinion anything under 250 is a solid price for a device this solid(arguably better than the iphone). Well here is the link....check it out!

http://gizmodo.com/5079934/blackberry-storm-priced-at-200-delay-caused-b...

jboomsma

Is there a comparison on the two or is this thing better or worse?

ART iBerry

if you listen to the video closely at 1:07 when the two women walk by, you start to hear sexual moaning pretty clearly. Maybe she was turned on ALOT by the Storm? hahahahaha

eripmu

I got a curve in sept. cuz i didn't think i would want a touch screen. After that video i believe i made the wrong decision. now i want the strom

qitao

i want it ---the blackberry9500

haroldjones

Please stop posting these Storm videos, at least until you find one that has something substantially new to show us.

chrisgang

Kevin
I am chris and I am a new user to the crackberry site. Just wanted to let you know I won one of these phones yesterday through the VZW hunt. I was called by the partnering company, and they told me I won one and it would ship inn 4 to 6 weeks. Maybe you could start a thread about the winners, or any info coming out abuot the hunt.

Chris

cgang@utnet.utoledo.edu

(feel free to contact me)

hazletoj

I keep seeing people complaining about verizon cripply GPS and making VZW navigator mandatory for using GPS. However, every indication to to me is that verizon won't do this. So my question is to current Curve users on verizon is: Does verizon require you use VZW navigator or can you use other GPS applications like blackberry or google maps? Thanks.

cmike

VZNavigator is not required.

BB Maps was preinstalled on my Curve. I downloaded Google Maps and it works well (street view is great).

VZNavigator gives you the advantage of audible turn-by-turn directions..

Sam4207

I have to have my hands on the Blackberry Storm, ASAP!!!