- 02-03-2009, 03:46 PM #26
- 02-03-2009, 04:00 PM #27
I like the Storm, in theory. In practice, however the hardware is just not up to par. I wouldn't be too worried about software because that can always be fixed through updates. Also, the Storm's storage for apps is incredibly small compared to the iPhone, so you'll always have to carefully manage memory and pick and choose what apps you have at all times.
If the Storm version 2 comes out with a properly sealed and clicking screen, and plenty of memory for apps, since you can't store apps on your memory card, then I might consider it. Oh, and RIM would have to come out for a Mac compatible version of DM too. I hate having to track down a PC just to update my BB's software.
- 02-03-2009, 05:24 PM #28
I have a Q9c, so I was not a touch screen or BB user. I had a Storm for 2 weeks and an iPhone for 3 days. I liked the Storm a lot. The display was excellent and I got used to the clicking screen and actually liked it. I took it back because the phone did not work well and I did not want to move to Verizon and a more expensive plan to have to swap out a phone multiple times to get it right. I was also concerned about the longevity of the display - it moves and has the opportunity to get a ton if dust under it, IMO. I agree with a post above - wait a bit for some improvements. I liked the iPhone, but I did not take to it as easy as I did the Storm - don't know why, the Storm just felt more comfortable out of the gate. I took it back because I had poor 3G service at my house/home office and my cell is my business line. Might have been just a bad week for 3G or something, but I was not going to pay for the iPhone if I could not get a good signal where I use the phone the most! But, I also felt the Storm fit my hand better than the iPhone.
I would get the Bold - or wait for iPhone v3 in June - which is what I am doing. I would consider ATT in a couple of months with a fermtocell unit that allows for unlimited calls like Sprint's does. That would be the ticket for me!
- 02-03-2009, 05:25 PM #29
- 02-03-2009, 05:33 PM #30
You cannot use the memory card on the Storm for apps. They all go to the on board memory. I wish that wasn't the case. Unless they change something, I have the same concerns as you about that. You'll need to be choosy when putting apps on the phone.
Check out the link Ash posted, it's got some pictures comparing the two phones side by side. I took a couple shots of the Storm to show you the light leak that was brought up earlier. There is a gap around the whole screen, so you can't get away from this happening. Also, if you look into the gap, you can see all sorts of dust and lint. I always keep the phone in a case, so it's not like I am leaving it out in dirty environments.
Last edited by DRLyman; 02-03-2009 at 05:38 PM.
- 02-03-2009, 05:35 PM #31
- 02-03-2009, 05:39 PM #32
- 02-03-2009, 09:17 PM #33
Wow that really is alot of light leakage, and i can see the dust. That must get annoying after a while. Im sure they could of figured out something to prevent this gap. Too bad the buttons were not like the lock button.
Oh well ,this has been so helpful. I also check one out last night at teh verizon store. The iphone seems to have a better build i suppose due to the screen moving on the storm.
Hey one thing though i really like the wallpaper thats on the storm in the store its sort of like a forest , is there any way you can pull that off the phone ?
- 02-04-2009, 11:59 AM #36
If it's the wallpaper I am thinking of that came installed on the phone by BlackBerry, I can't get that. They have made it so it's not forwardable and when using Capture It to do a screen grab, it just shows up as a black screen.