Official Photo - Blackberry Storm

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  1. iphonewiz macrumors regular

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    Very attractive indeed, but no iPhone killer. This will appeal to the business community. Can't wait to see it in action.
     

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  3. amro macrumors 6502

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    Handsome. But, no WiFi. Not a good idea if you're trying to be more consumer oriented.
     
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    Well, I think it looks much better than that hideous Google phone, but it's still no iPhone.
     
  7. threezero macrumors 6502

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    hideous.

    better function than iphone though for sure.
     
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    Is it touch screen? Does it have a built in iPod and App store? Full browser with two-finger touch screen?

    What does it have?
     
  9. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I will say that one screen is an improvement over all the other BlackBerry screens I have seen. But it's still probably more geared toward people who had a BlackBerry in the first place. I honestly wouldn't have an iPhone if not for all the iPod features.
     
  10. threezero macrumors 6502

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    that isn't bb's market. BB will push all your emails calendars and contact on time and reliably something apple has fail to do even with a pay service.

    i'm sure bb can play music, watch video and have a full fledge browser but those are definitely not blackberry's main feature or purpose.

    oh and it has turn by turn gps navigation.

    blackberry and iphone, different phones for different market.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    The Storm will be RIM's Zune. Some interesting features and a decent looking UI, but ultimately just not as compelling or well integrated as Apple's offering to anyone other than hardcore IT geeks and corporate slaves.
     
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    The whole screen is on springs, so a light touch can act like a cursor (copy & paste?) while a harder press acts as a click.

    Yes, RIM has an App Store starting up.

    Verizon devices rarely have WiFi, simply because their 3G is so widespread. (Personally, I usually use WiFi for private Slingbox at home.)

    The Storm supports tethering.

    I'm thinking seriously of getting one for my wife, since she needs Verizon up here in the hills. The iPhone is a poor option around here.

    Whether its UI is as "compelling" isn't the main factor. What matters most is that it's on Verizon... and the iPhone isn't.
     
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    I wonder about this. That would be a total deal breaker for me if/when I decided to look at it.

    No WiFi=No sale.
     
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    Of all the recent iphone "competitors", I think this is the best one. We'll see what happens though, I'm not expecting anything drastic
     
  19. Rob Mclovin macrumors 6502

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    Just another Iphone knockoff. Agian like i said before only reason this ones getting hype on it is because its from Blackberry. Same exact thing with the Gphone. Only had hype because its from Google.
     
  20. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

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    Well I can tell you three things that it owns the iPhone with:
    1.Copy paste
    2.MMS
    3.Video Recording
     
  21. The General macrumors 601

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    Copy paste maybe, but the other two a freaking RAZR can do. Big whoop.
     
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    And the iPhone can't. ;)

    And according to the specs, this one is also a GSM phone.
    This means Verizon will not be the only carrier.

     
  24. Hey Jude macrumors 6502a

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    I love my iPhone, but the constant Safari crashes is getting old, and fast therefore I am open to seriously considering this phone when I am next in the market for a phone.

    Crazy, still no MMS, or copy or past? What's up with that?

    Jude
     
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    I'm actually rooting for this to do well so Apple will be forced to add some more functionality to the iPhone. Competition is good for the market. When they need to, Apple will add copy/paste, MMS, etc. Until then, they won't.
     

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