11-26-2008 12:55 AM - edited 11-26-2008 12:56 AM
I just posted some of this in the Thread True Confessions...
I am becoming assimilated...resistance is futile...
I love the screen.
I love watching movies on it...
(oh crap, I used an adjective usually reserved for felines and females...)
I really like the way it handles calls through the car stereo with the iPod jack.
I like the touchscreen much better after removing the add on screen protector sold to me by the Verizon rep. That really makes a difference. And it was a waste of money.
11-26-2008 01:52 AM
I checked out the Pearl (a really straightforward, wonderful BB) and WE (didn't like the keyboard) while I was in line to pick up my Storm on Friday but nothing about them made me change my mind. Docs to Go are slowing convincing me I won't miss the Mobile Microsoft Office apps I was used to and I am texting and emailing with no problems.
As I've searched the web I've seen a lot of disappointment - outright anger - at a first generation product. I don't know if my satisfaction is due to having reasonable expectations or if I got a 'good' Storm...doesn't really matter, does it?
11-26-2008 03:46 AM
I have my Storm since saturday. I must say it was quite a steep learning curve for me, but now I totally like it
In the beginning (after 1st install) it was very slow and I had very annoying bugs with the camera popping up all the time, but after a reset on monday everything works fine.
Also all the tips on this forum helped me a lot, this forum rocks!!
11-26-2008 04:00 AM
I hated it for the first two days of ownership, but once I had got used to it, and ironed out some problems (thanks to helpful people on this forum), I love it. And I love it for the following reasons:
11-26-2008 06:01 AM
Well, I do not have much to compare it to since I was using a 4 year old featureless flip-phone until this week . However I am VERY happy with it. I have a bigger learning curve than most who already haev smart phones , but I am learning.
The quality of the graphics on the screen is amazing, the ease that one can scroll with a simple touch is very nice. The phone parts works well, and the web browser is quite good. Of course, email is simply amazing but I assume that is the case with any Blackberry.
11-26-2008 11:21 PM
11-27-2008 12:09 AM
I was ready to love this phone and there are many things about it that are very cool...I'm the "gadget Queen" in my household and really wanted this to work for me.
That said, I've turned off the Storm and have gone back to my 8830.
I can't get service in my house or anywhere in my neighborhood which I can on the 8830. The glitches in my Storm are so bad that my Verizon tech thinks I got a lemon. We shall see after Thanksgiving but in the meantime I needed a phone that works.
Good luck to all of you, but for the time being I'm staying with the 8830.
11-28-2008 09:46 AM
Greetings to my fellow Storm Users -
I am so pleased to have found this awesome site. I received my storm at approx. 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 22 and have used it constantly since then. I agree with the main sentiment which is that this phone is - for the most part- a superb Blackberry and that as such it is wonderful. However, I would like to post some issues I am having which I have yet to see posted with the hope that someone can give some tips...
11-28-2008 10:40 AM
Hi storminorl and welcome to the forums!
This is the send key that should be used every time
07-06-2011 08:34 PM
I have an old Blackberry Peark Flip #8230...old, but never used...lost the back that holds in the battery...where can I buy one or get that part. Any Ideas?