Video: T3 Goes Hands-On with the BlackBerry Storm!

By Kevin Michaluk on 6 Nov 2008 01:59 pm
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Wow...there's been a TON of Storm action in the past 24 hours. Following up on yesterday's BlackBerry Storm unboxing, T3 has just posted a 4 minute hands-on video walk through! The clip references a Nov. 14th availability date which is what Vodafone has announced (though a quick look at Vodafone's website also shows the 18th). This video also provides a first real look at the Vodafone/RIM BlackBerry Application Center (not to be confused with the BlackBerry Application Storefront coming in March) in action.

T3's verdict on the BlackBerry Storm? In hand, it's a really, really good piece of kit. Enjoy the video and be sure to report your thoughts in the comments!

Topics: Video Devices

Kevin Michaluk Kevin Michaluk "Founder, Editor in Chief " 3922 (articles) 3285 (forum posts)
48 comments

BOBOBOBOB

ugh - most of these videos are just teases. They dont even show the phone half of the time and when they do they just show off the home screen or play a video. Show us how it really works and navigates!

jbates14760

Ok the storm still looks sweet, why the chick is in a bus wearing a nightgown... not sure. This thing needs to release soon. Just called vzw to confirm the return of my "new" curve. csr says the storm is being "field tested" by vzw employees. But this dude was a complete dumbass.

All the hands on vids really make me want one even worse.

CGSCOT

The cut & paste looks so simple to use, wasn't sure how that would work, very impressive. Nice little review.

Anonysome

Christ, she's delicious.

IceMan09

Can Verizon stop Fu$%$ing teasing ppl and just drop the damn phone.... I WANT IT SO BAD! I think im going go crazy i cant sleep waiting to get my hands on one of them....

chuckh0308

You're not alone. I think I might need to join a support group of some sort. I check my email, here, and Verizon about 20 times a day trying to find an update!

IceMan09

i cant stop refreshing this page and the verizon web site.... i need my pills to go to sleep!~!!!

chuckh0308

Ha, I need to take my meds too! I know once I FINALLY get one I'm not getting sleep either...

jaymojones

Did anyone catch the app store on the Storm??? Very nice...I personally don't care if it comes out next week or the next month. My mind is already made up and this is the phone that I will be getting!

Stang68

The scrolling looked very easy and nice to use! People were worried that it was going to be a touch and drag type thing but it looked like she was flicking a bit.

Anonymously bored

I would let her flick me a little bit.

lightskinnnn38

Wow. I want it now!! This is definitely my next phone!

MichaelBrandonW

"Stunning piece of Kit" hahaha. i love it.

I also love the BB Audio Feedback noise we've all come to know in the beginning of the video.

radioboy

that was GSM radio noise...VZW BB's never make that noise...they don't interfere with electronics...

MichaelBrandonW

I never knew that. Thx for the tip. I feel like a noob. lol.
Oddly though, i swear i only have known GSM Berrys make that noise, no other GSM units??? am i wrong again?

Thanks again.

chrisgang

I read somewhere it will come in blue black and silver.....true not true? will these be interchangeable in the package like other phones or will it be a chice you will have to make up front? I saw the RETAIL price listed in the fine print on the VZW site as $549 wich was the price liested for the phone and prize gift card of $50.

asylvia

i love the british accent...

blackberry yum yum

shawty got a short skirt on....even the camera man focuses on her thighs lol

BBStorminline

Is it just me or does that British accent make the girl hot?

giggity

it does! the accent, the glasses, the skirt...are you kidding me?

Voted4Obama

i would show her how a real Storm works baby....mmmhhhm

skindoc

and... you gotta love the constant flipping of her hair behind that right ear. Her body language says, "PIN me, you Crackberry stud."

sic viresco

That's the funniest thing I read all day!!

CGSCOT

I think she may be Welsh...although she has an Irish hint in their also.

Stonewall

I want one of each!!!

czm2000

Yeah, like jaymojones said, the app store is already on it?. Didn't anyone else notice what she said about the app store? A YouTube application! Come on now. That's exactly what we need! Look quick snappy too. Didn't really notice any lag.

rynechaloux

I am so relieved to see her "flick" through the app center. I have tried other touchscreen phones such as the dare and its flick through scrolling sucks.. This makes me happy and also can't sleep waiting for this phone! Only bad thing i can say is nothing wrong with the phone but the app center is going to be controlled by verizon? I dont want them picking what apps they "think" i want, i just want all of them!

Budder

The phone looks great.... The woman not so much. With all the comments on her I thought maybe I missed something and watched it again. Nope, still not all that IMO. I'll take the phone and you all can fight over the girl.

sarfrazfamily

she is a nice looking lady but sounds like a smoker. yuck!! deep voice. anyway I love the phone and am still getting it and cant wait!! thanks for the input!

number58

Her voice is so annoying....but I really want that phone.

CopyPaste

She said no multitouch...but...she multitouched...I dont get it

732456372

Just got off the phone with a inside source from Verizon. He stated the Blackberry storm will be released a couple days before Thanksgiving. The price will be 299$ with mail in rebate under a new two year agreement. The rebate will be either 50$ or 100$ that is the info I got thought to pass it along Cant wait for this phone it will be soon:>

dgfdhdfh!!

today the guy at verizon stated that they were going to release them the day after thanksgiving like they did with the voyager, even though he was probably retarded and that's the worst marketing idea I have heard all night, moral is, I hate verizon.

jbates14760

Vzw released the Voyager the friday BEFORE thanksgiving. It was a few days after they dropped the Venus and Juke. Not quite sure when the pearl released.

arsenalsocal

hey, I don't know if anyone else has said this, but all the applications and functions and such of the phone are great, has anyone actually made a phone call with the darn thing?

ams165

very good demo.

if her skirt was any shorter she would need two hair-do's..

JohnnyCracks

There's another more recently post youtube review of the STORM. Its from megawhat.tv...the phone is brilliant...

anonymous24

COME ON VERIZON RELEASE THE PHONE IT"S NOT THAT HARD JUST SIGN SOME CONTRACTS AND SEND A 1,000 of them TO EACH OF YOUR STORES I WANT THIS PHONE SO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Masonicangel

ADD ENGLISH ACCENT----Shes a taasty piec o crumpet oohh and the phone is awesome too :-)

relacson

the video always seems to freeze on me at 2:39...

An o Ny

Funny I have the same issue.

JakeALewis

I didn't see any other posts on this, but did anyone else notice the number of mistakes she made? She says the screen size is 3.5 in. She calls SureType SurePress and says that's what the Bold has. She downgrades the camera to 3.0 megapixels rather than 3.2. When she talks about the screen resolution, she makes sure to mention that it's really good for a "camera" this size. I guess, I just feel they either should have used someone else or made her reshoot until she could at least get the specs right.

Am I being overly critical?

jbates14760

She looks like she just got banged about a min. before they started shooting. Would have been a lot better if they used someone who knew a little bit about the phone.

mike26xl

damn I don't know what is sexier her or the phone

Anon

I really like the lady. Can anyone concentrate on the phone?

T3.com

We've got a lot more Blackberry storm content over at T3.com if you're interested.

Just click on the first item in our carousel for a full unboxing and an interview with F1 Champ Lewis Hamilton.

All the best,

Chris