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Old 11-21-2008, 10:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I now have this sweet baby in my hands.

First off WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? Having a new connection for the charger. I guess they think I am willing to go out and replace ALL of my many USB Chargers, Car Chargers etc... Yeah I know you can get an adapter but come on...

And secondly I certianly decided this is NOT the device for an existing 8300 series, 8800 series or 9000 series user to go from. It is clear they are after a new and different clientel.

Don't get me wrong its cool but... I know some of the above has already been said but advice to existing BB users play with the demo. Don't be crazy like me and rush in and buy it, try it first.

Also just a thought I think they could have improved the user experience by keeping the pearl/trackball as well.

Just my little rant... and yes I know its my own fault for jumping in with both feet. Like I said it is cool for the Blackberry Newbie it will be an amazing device.

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Old 11-21-2008, 10:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I dunno this is my first Blackberry so I'm a Blackberry newbie lol and I played around with the displays in store and its pretty much everything I expected, actually some of my fears about the phone were gone after trying it out. I don't think this is the phone for serious business users, but only time will tell.
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I dunno this is my first Blackberry so I'm a Blackberry newbie lol and I played around with the displays in store and its pretty much everything I expected, actually some of my fears about the phone were gone after trying it out. I don't think this is the phone for serious business users, but only time will tell.
Agreed... enjoy it. It is a really cool device.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm moving from an 8300 and so far I really like it.
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this is NOT the device for an existing 8300 series, 8800 series or 9000 series user to go from. It is clear they are after a new and different clientele.
I don't see this as a problem. Not every device RIM makes has to meet the need of the die hard, 1000 emails per day, business user. Its more of a consumer model for the user that wants more multimedia features and for who a hardware keyboard is not a priority. iphone sales have shown that smart phones are hot now with consumers as well as the suits. RIM had to cater to that segment in order to stay competitive.

There are still plenty of other BBs out there for those the Storm does not suit.
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I went to the verizon store and used one for a little bit. The surepress screen made me cringe a little. It felt (I say felt cuz I'm deaf) like I was typing out morse code, or maybe some game where you have to press buttons. It also felt loud to me, I'm sure it wasnt tho? Is there a setting that you could chose whatever you wanted without the full press down? It senses your touch for whatever key but nothing until you make the final press. So with typing out a message, you have to wait till the screen comes back up before getting your next letter can be picked, which seemed it would end up being slower for whipping out a message.

I'll probably go try it out again soon but I'm thinking Bold if moving from my 8320.
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For me I figure, I'm moving from an 8703, and hard to go wrong for $100.
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So this may not be a good phone for the 50 or 100 a day e-mail user?
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So this may not be a good phone for the 50 or 100 a day e-mail user?
I my opinion no... Again, I want to say its a cool phone.
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Thank you Earthdog.
I do e-mail a lot but I would use all of the other features, so it is something to think about.
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So this may not be a good phone for the 50 or 100 a day e-mail user?
i just played with one for ten minutes at the store. i've had an 8703, pearl, curve, and now bold. i typed a few sentences and got lots of errors. i dont think i gave it enough time but i saw enough not to make me run out and buy one. i'll wait a while and see what happens. maybe when at&t gets the one with the keyboard and the touchscreen that will make the most sense for power users. i send 20-30 emails a day and i would not like this....

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I'm getting mine tomorrow morning in the mail!!!!!! I'm so excited this is my first blackberry ever, so I hope it is what I expect........

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I totally appreciate these comments. I was all set to stand in line today but being a long time BB user (currently 8703), one that uses the keyboard for 20-50 emails and texts a day for my work and relies on many shortcuts, and a lover of downloading applications, I think I will be set served to wait. Sounds to be that the Storm is fantastic for a non-traditional blacberry users but perhaps will not meet the needs of existing business clients.
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