Similar to Blackberry Storm 2

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  1. tehBrad macrumors regular

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    After playing with the home button on the 7 and realizing it offered a familiar feel, I was curious if anyone else had a Blackberry Storm 2 and hoped that Apple was moving in that direction with a full screen implementation? The technology was a little gimmicky with the Blackberry, but I feel that it could be used for the keyboard as it was with the Blackberry as well as offering 3D touch functionality and possibly more.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I have not personally. But surprisingly, Blackberry is still on the market.
     
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  4. erwheezy macrumors newbie

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    I owned both the storms. I hated having to adjust the screws and add paper to the battery compartment to get a more firm click.
     
  5. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

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    I don't understand. Doesn't the current iPhone give you haptic feedback across the entire screen?
     
  6. macmann81 macrumors member

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    Yes but the feedback on the home button feels more like a click. Feedback on 3D Touch just feels like a quick vibration. I am personally liking the new home button and does remind me of the storm. The click feeling on the storm was awesome in my opinion I would welcome that feel on the iPhone. Very doubtful though.
     
  7. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    I used the storm. Great ideas but the software killed it.

    The difference was the uniformity of the click screen. It was kind of like the first generation standalone touch trackpads after some heavy use. The edges were very easy to click and the center was a bit stiff.
     
  8. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I wish the rest of 3D Touch felt more like clicks- like the home button- rather than like a vibration.

    The vibration just makes it feel like some of those first implementation of haptic feedback on really old Android phones from back in the day.
     
  9. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

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    From BB Storm reviews, the click was crap. Apple's Taptic Engine is in another league.
     
  10. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I think he meant the Storm 2. The Storm 1 was definitely garbage as the whole screen had to click down between key presses, slowing your typing down tremendously.
     
  11. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Man I remember buying a Storm 2 I think it was 2008 or 2009, I felt so much better than Gen 1 iPhone dummies. But it was a Horrible touch screen implementation. I went back to a Traditional Blackberry Bold Touch

    Man I remember the Storm 2 Everyone was so Hyped that it would be better than 1st or 2nd Gen iPhones and it wa s horrible I went back to the Blackberry Tour. Then a few more Black berry devices then finally The iPhone 5 was my first iPhone ever.
     
  12. Fanboi4life macrumors regular

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    lol I had the BB Storm as well, and I thought the same thing the first time I used the 7 home button.

    "The iPhone killer", good times...
     
  13. MrBukey macrumors regular

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    Both the Storm and the Storm 2 were horrible phones (for me, I know it's very subjective).

    I love the premise - but it did turn out to be a novelty. Maybe they were just too ahead of their time - rubbish software/OS and the hardware available was just too bulky at the time? Who knows - but I never want a phone that does my head in as much as the original Storm did again! (I didn't have the Storm 2, I learned my lesson - but I know other's that had it and I still got to have a play.)
     
  14. macmann81 macrumors member

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    I would sure hope that the Taptic Engine is in another league considering it has been 8 years since the storm was released. I was not trying to say the storm implemented the click feel better than Apple. Just stating that the home button reminded me of the click feel of the storm and I would welcome that same feel for 3D Touch.
     
  15. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

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    From my memory the click from the Storm was never good to begin with.
     
  16. macmann81 macrumors member

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    To each his own. I liked the click feel and would like it better for 3D Touch than the little vibrate you get now. Didn't realize the BB storm was still a touchy subject on here.
     

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