Originally Posted by Jason Mark
Thanks for the input. If you can post back other opinions/review. Other members will be interested in other peoples take of the device.
Early days, but so far:
Browsing - 9/10
Typing - 6/10
Phone - 4/10
Lots of input errors when my thumb obscures the highlighted key, and correction (other than just backspace of course) is tricky esp when the text you want to correct is down near the top of the keyboard - it's strange, but the virtual keyboard "takes over" the screen, feels like an intrusion rather than a help.
This is particularly noticeable when I reply to a message, you can only see the current line of text below the header, so you lose context. Will be interested to hear other comments, but to me this limits Storm's appeal as a serious messaging device.
As to the phone app, can't help thinking back to when Jobs showed off his new baby - "Oh, by the way, it's also a phone". Well, I don't want the phone app to be an afterthought!
If I want to speed dial my wife from my Curve, I just press and hold the first letter of her name from the home screen and it makes the call. On the Storm, I have to hit the Send key to open the Phone app, then the dial pad tab (I have set it to default to Contacts), then press/hold the assigned speed dial number. Messy, but even fiddlier if you need to search for a Contact.
Am sure RIM will sell millions of Storms to those like my fellow bus passengers who use a touchscreen device as a browsing, SMS and entertainment centre.
But whether or not the screen physically moves when you press it, the game hasn't changed. Touchscreen great for navigation but unsuited to typing.
It's not all bad though. BrickBreaker is fantastic, 10/10.