What do you like or dislike about the Storm?

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Engadget is asking readers what they think of the BlackBerry Storm, now that it has had time on the market and users have become familiar with the device. Personally, I found the BlackBerry Storm typing experience to be it’s biggest forte. Touchscreen typing is incredibly frustrating, but RIM built the Storm knowing that users needed to ‘feel’ the keys. The SureClick system, although not the most popular feature, I feel is fairly innovative and worth a kudos.

That being said, I think there is room for improvement. My list would include:

  • WiFi.
  • Multi-touch zoom would help the web browsing experience.
  • Faster swipe response.
  • What do you think? What are the major pros and cons for this device?

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    • basiap

      I have a love hate relationship with my storm.. Some days I have to pull the battery out to re boot it because I’m impatient with its response time.. The camera is okay.. I’ve taken some nice pics driving 75 on the highway.. I haven’t figured out how or if I can play videos.. I can’t use youtube..if I know I have a lengthy text I use mms instead of sms because it don’t max out.. If anyone could tell me how to use youtube I’d appreciate it and where can I upgrade my os..

    • Gary

      I went to Verizon to look at the Storm today and pretty much decided to get it next month. After reading these comments, I’m really torn. I really wanted that size screen because I’m a video editor and wanted to show off my work anytime/anywhere I want, but if the phone is sluggish or if the touchscreen is going to be a problem, maybe I should get the Curve instead. I know it’s only a month after all the comments, but are these still true? I assume that it will be a while before this is all fixed. I will only email on the phone when I’m away from my computer, which isn’t much, and I don’t use SMS that much, but I still don’t want to have problems or failing hardware. Any suggestions?

      Thanks,
      Gary

    • Gary

      I went to Verizon to look at the Storm today and pretty much decided to get it next month. After reading these comments, I’m really torn. I really wanted that size screen because I’m a video editor and wanted to show off my work anytime/anywhere I want, but if the phone is sluggish or if the touchscreen is going to be a problem, maybe I should get the Curve instead. I know it’s only a month after all the comments, but are these still true? I assume that it will be a while before this is all fixed. I will only email on the phone when I’m away from my computer, which isn’t much, and I don’t use SMS that much, but I still don’t want to have problems or failing hardware. Any suggestions?

      Thanks,
      Gary

    • marisol

      Love hate kinda thing, just like everyone else. Mines seems to freeze way to often the keyboard malfubcrions way too often and I so not understand why you can’t keep the keyboard locked on numbers instead of switching around. The copy, paste, highlight and select options suck real bad. Bb really needs to come up with some nifty apps. Screen blanks out kinda like white noise and occasionally splits.

    • marisol

      Love hate kinda thing, just like everyone else. Mines seems to freeze way to often the keyboard malfubcrions way too often and I so not understand why you can’t keep the keyboard locked on numbers instead of switching around. The copy, paste, highlight and select options suck real bad. Bb really needs to come up with some nifty apps. Screen blanks out kinda like white noise and occasionally splits.

    • Gary

      @marisol, I still don’t have a storm, but I think I read somewhere that if you hold down on the number key, it will stay and not toggle back. I could be wrong, but try it.

    • Gary

      @marisol, I still don’t have a storm, but I think I read somewhere that if you hold down on the number key, it will stay and not toggle back. I could be wrong, but try it.

    • dago

      To lock the number key just hold it down for a second and it will stay so u don’t. have to keep clicking on the key

    • dago

      To lock the number key just hold it down for a second and it will stay so u don’t. have to keep clicking on the key

    • dago

      To lock the number key just hold it down for a second and it will stay so u don’t. have to keep clicking on the key

    • dago

      To lock the number key just hold it down for a second and it will stay so u don’t. have to keep clicking on the key

    • dago

      To lock the number key just hold it down for a second and it will stay so u don’t. have to keep clicking on the key