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Old 11-16-2008, 07:31 AM   #41
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Did you find, how to fast forward track or search track? (any progress bar or maybe something similar to space travel - time of tune)
Haven't really played with the Media app. But first impression is that it's basic but functional, little changed from v4.5.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:49 AM   #42
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In 4.5 on 8820 i have at last time of track and progress bar :(.

All other media functions are improved but this...
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:00 AM   #43
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In 4.5 on 8820 i have at last time of track and progress bar :(.

All other media functions are improved but this...
So, no doubt you'll take your own advice in another thread and wait patiently for the firmware upgrade!
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:10 AM   #44
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The progress bar is a pain to work when compared to the Bold. This device could have done with a trackball.

Fingers are fine for selecting buttons, scrolling up and down, etc, but the selection of menu items is very difficult without chosing the cursor mode.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:44 PM   #45
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Also, heres a video of a production Vodafone Storm and it's rotation time. You'll see it's from landscape to portrait that takes the most time. Also keep in mind that there are already 3 new builds beyond .65. So you all have something to look forward to.


YouTube - Blackberry rotation

Edit: Here is a picture taken with the Storm from the same person who made the video.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...g?t=1226773127
I know someone who had access to a Verizon product and said the rotation problem was more pronounced and that it seemed like 3 secs.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:51 AM   #46
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I know someone who had access to a Verizon product and said the rotation problem was more pronounced and that it seemed like 3 secs.
Nowhere near 3 seconds. Half a second is more like it.

There are a few niceties which could be removed like the fade in and out when opening and closing apps. Not needed and certainly use a lot of processing power.

I hope they work on battery life asap as that is, for me, the worse aspect.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:55 AM   #47
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Could the battery problem be a result of not getting a full and complete charge from the beginning? Don't most Berries need 12-18 hours on its first charge, THEN you can go play with it?
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:23 PM   #48
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David,
Did you find, how to fast forward track or search track? (any progress bar or maybe something similar to space travel - time of tune)

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ps. you can ping me if you want.
Much happier today after day 5 of the Storm.

A light tap of the screen brings up the progress bar and you can click on it and slide quite accurately.

The typing is getting much better as well.

One gripe still to sort is how to move the cursor to the end of the text once you move back to correct a word without losing the will to live

Otherwise, all that is left is for Vodafone to sort out my wife's account so I can connect her to our BES.
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Is there still the ''hide'' icon option??
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:39 PM   #50
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Can someone explain the App Loader?
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:02 AM   #51
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Is there still the ''hide'' icon option??
Yep. All the nice bits are there, and then some more.

Just like the Bold, all downloaded applications go to the Downloaded folder. You can then move to other folders as you please.
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:40 AM   #52
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Default I Got My Storm Today! First Impressions Review Thread

The official thread for those that got the Storm today. What are your first impressions now that you have it in hand?
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:21 AM   #53
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I just got home from getting mine. Am in the process of transferring all my stuff using DM. Will post more after my fingers thaw out and I've had some time to play.
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I curious to see the demand for this device and if Verizon properly prepared for it.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:29 AM   #55
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I curious to see the demand for this device and if Verizon properly prepared for it.
http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...0668-bull.html

They dont look too prepared.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:36 AM   #56
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There is already a sticky thread for first impressions:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...pressions.html
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:36 AM   #57
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Some impressions (I'll add more to this as I spend more time with the phone):

1. accelerometer lag is minimal and manageable! the trick is, the phone has to have some vertical attitude in order for the accelerometer to work. if you hold the phone flat like on a table top and turn it, it won't adjust screen output.

2. i find typing messages is pretty easy. i like the positive reinforcement of the sure press screen. going from a BB with buttons, to this sure press screen takes very little adjustment for me personally. The transition "makes sense" to me.

3. after you have typed a message, and want to go back and edit... now this is a bit difficult. getting the cursor to exactly where you want to edit is hard for me. I don't have fat fingers, or anything like that, but there just is not a lot of screen realestate where the actual message is displayed, so it takes some work to move the cursor around.

4. when your inputting numerical data, or symbol data, it would be nice to be able to lock the keyboard onto the num pad or symbol pad (you can probably do this, i just haven't figured it out yet)

5. TAKE OFF THE PLASTIC PROTECTIVE WRAPPER that covers the buttons. It can cause the phone to constantly reboot itself.

6. the belt clip/holster that VZW sells is so so. Not sure if I like it yet or not. the clip spins so you can position the phone vert or horiz on your belt, but the axis it spins around is not aligned with the physical center of the phone which I don't like.
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if a mod would like to move my post to the sticky'd input thread thats fine.
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:42 AM   #59
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So far I'm pretty happy.

1. Phone crashed with an Exception and wouldn't work properly until I pulled the battery.
2. NONE of my applications transferred. Guess the device is just way too different.
3. Love the form factor and the screen. The screen is as nice or nicer than my iTouch.
4. Selecting takes some getting used to. I think I'll be very proficient by the end of the day.
5. It sucks they moved from mini to micro usb. Time to buy an adapter.
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I like the micro usb, it seems to fit much more firmly/tightly. the 8830 that I used to use had a problematic mini usb plug and from what I understand, many people had to have their phones replaced because of this.
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