12-07-2008 09:30 PM
If you're returning this phone because the camera doesn't work like you want it, then go back to the pathetic uncool Windows Mobile phone. The camera feature in phones aren't meant to be primary functions. They're just FEATURES. Go back to your Windows Mobile Phone where the camera is the primary function and the phone and messaging are just add-ins.
This is Blackberry's first attempt at touch screen phones and it is truly the best alternative to the iPhone so far. RIM has a much better and quicker record than Apple in fixing things. Seriously, how many versions and years of Windows Mobile has their been? Yet they still can't get the phone and messaging working like Blackberry. If you want multimedia and a pretty camera but don't care about phone and messaging component, then stick to your Windows Mobile. Also, if you like to reboot the your device every 3 hours, then definitely return that Blackberry Storm right away! Unlike Microsoft, RIM WILL get their products fixed.
So, you are taking the problems personally? Do you work for RIM?
Windows Mobile "pathetic and uncool"?
So, you are OK with a crappy camera that is less than 3.2MP, a barely functioning for the most part, expensive mix of plastic, metal and carbon?
12-07-2008 11:33 PM
Hey Hankpb if you sell me a product and tell me the camera and flash aren't that good then i'm fine with it.
But that did'nt happen.
I paid for a product in which everything is suppose to work correctly.
And thats how they advertised it.
I dont just want to settle for what they want to give me.
12-08-2008 01:42 AM
Frankly, I didn't purchase it for the camera. I have a Canon that does that just fine. Historically, BlackBerry was built on corporate-grade business communications which is why I purchase BlackBerry. Now that it has a touch screen that clicks, I bought it for the cool factor that goes toe-to-toe with iPhone. Your memory must be foggy about the first time iPhone and Windows Mobile were released. They were crap and are still kind of crap (although iPhone is admittedly very cool crap).
BlackBerry Storm is seriously further along in its scale of development. As a first-implementer, you can't expect everything in tech especially to be perfect the first time (unless you think you live in the Starship Enterprise of course). If you're relying on your 30 day return policy, then you'll regret returning it. I don't work for RIM, but I've used just about every platform of PDAs and smart phones since 1998. RIM has really got their act together with striving for product quality and service. I can't say much for their distribution practices, but at the brisk rate they're doing their updates (unlike the rates of their present competitors), they'll get this problem squared away. Then it'll just be an improved FEATURE on an already kick-ass phone. That's why I'm not too worried at all. I'll take RIM development and engineering over MS and Apple any day.
12-08-2008 02:13 AM
12-09-2008 02:17 AM - edited 12-09-2008 02:18 AM
12-24-2008 04:47 PM
The camera does suck. While it by no means is a primary use for the phone, it should be usuable. Shutter speed is way to long, the light is too bright, and the pictures have horrible detail. I would be embarrassed to release a phone with it being so bad. They are going to lose alot of customers if they don't come out with something soon.