01-13-2009 04:36 PM
The iphone is with ATT and ATT has very poor reception in SoCal, otherwise I would have an iphone since the usability of the interface is so incredible. It's just that the iphone was the first phone apple ever created, the storm is not the first phone RIM has ever created. The fact that it's a touch screen is the only major difference from other phones. Well there are some things to consider when putting out a touch screen and if the dev team at RIM played with an iphone they would have understood some of the important features that what makes the iphone a big seller. Is the "finger only" touch reaction of the iphone screen a patented thing? If not, that would have been a major plus for the Storm to have.
The Storm reception, sound quality and battery life is much better than the iphone, so it does have the most basic and important features that all phone users must have. So I will deal with the other annoyances of the Storm one way or another. So it's not all bad, the most important things are there including RIMs unmatched email system.
01-13-2009 06:29 PM
01-19-2009 08:00 AM
Awful. The keyboard is definately the worst aspect of this device. It combines the worst of both worlds to acheive a laughable result. After trying for two weeks to not hate it, I exchanged it for an 8830.
01-19-2009 12:57 PM
Worst aspect of the device for me was that I had 4 of them develop loose parts within a month! Two of them had loose screens and two of them had loose call buttons.
Loved the phone otherwise, but I can't keep a phone that I don't trust to stay in one non-clattering piece.
01-23-2009 01:37 PM
01-23-2009 03:08 PM
russelmessick wrote:Tried to use another brand 3.5 plug headset and it wont work. The plug on these wont work with other headsets that work on other BlackBerrys. They are proprietary for the Storm.
I posted this in another thread, but I'll say it again here. My iPod was stolen last March, but I still had my headphones/ear buds - I use them now with my Storm no problems. I also got an FM trasmitter for the car and the 3.5 mm jack that came with that works very well.
03-02-2009 11:45 PM
Has anyone had the problem of not being able to get the phone to even turn on when it's plugged into a power supply after it has shut down after the battery has run too low? I can't get it to go on? I have to wait a half hour or so on a charger until it will turn on. This means my phone is a brick even if I have a power source. I have had all brands, even in the early 90s, and they all worked even if they didn't have a battery in the phone as long it was plugged into a power source. If this is how it just is with the storm and the phone is that much of a piece, then it means I'm totally handicapped if need to make a call. What if I have an emergency? I don't have a land line since i got ride of it years ago. Anyone know what's going on with this? Maybe it's just my phone since I can't imagine any company letting a phone out that would have this problem.
Also, anyone have the problem of not being able to stream audio into your headsets from a website. Like a link to an mp3 audio? It plays through the speaker phone, but not my headset??? Anyone experience this?
Also, no matter how I configure my alerts, even though the settings available it doesn't work right. It wakes me up at night when I get an email even though the setting for my email alert is on silent. Verizon tech support kept thinking they could configure it to work, but to no avail. The only way I can get it to not alert me when I get an email is to silence the text alerts. But then I don't know when I get a text. I don't care about emails since i get all types of emails every hour that I don't need to read or be altered to them, but I need to be altered to any text that comes in. Anyone?
I have numerous other problems too, but the phone being a brick I've found is a deal breaker unless someone can let me know what to do. Also, the emails waking me up all night is getting really old, it's ruining my sleep. I have to keep the audio on at night for text incase my kids need to get hold of me. I'm not about to spend over $100 on a battery and a charger either, so if anyone thinks that's a solution, it isn't. I shouldn't have to pay that much for a flaw, if it really is a flaw with the phone??? I'm thinking of selling it on ebay if I can't find out what to do about these problems. Anyone have a solution? Thanks Russ
12-07-2009 05:24 PM
Just got the new upgrade for the Storm a few weeks ago. Today, all I can use the phone for is to stare at a clock with the hand moving around it over and over. Can't take any calls, can't make any calls. This is the basic functionality of a phone. Take that away and what's the point. I'm definitely switching to an iPhone when my contract's up. It doesn't seem to matter how many upgrades the Storm dishes out. It's still pretty aweful.
12-07-2009 07:10 PM
I hate that you are having such a hard time with your storm. I love mine and the upgrade is the coolest.
12-09-2009 01:27 PM
I am very happy with mine too. Aside for some temporary screen freezing and lag with the accelerometer that I had before the upgrade, my phone is great, works great and delivers everytime.