Is it foolish to go from Iphone to Storm
Hi all, been following crackberry and theiphoneblog for weeks, and i have the 3G iphone now but something about the small form factor of the storm is giving me the itch to switch. Is it worth it ? Will i make a bad move ?
Is the storm much smaller than the iphone ??
And yea i love the back round app thing on the storm but im guessing we will get that soon on the iphone right ???
- 02-02-2009, 01:37 PM #2
honestly, all the people I know who went with the Storm regretted the move later on and they are back to the iPhone. At least this is my observation. I read somewhere that even the BB fans hated the Storm!!! But perhaps someone with real Storm experience is better suited to answer your question.
- 02-02-2009, 02:40 PM #3iPhone Intermediate
- 195 Posts
I would wait till the storm is more stable. I have a friend that has one, he doesn't like it any more. He is always having to do a battery pull and it freezes up on him a lot. I have played on it and personally I dont like the screen clicking thing. I feel like I am gonna break it or something.
On the other hand, there are a lot of people that have them and have no problems with them at all and love them to death. Its just like when the iphone first came out, it had problems and people would complain about it all the time, and some people didn't have any problems at all. I think the storm will get better with time, and so will the iphone.
If you know anyone that has one go play with it for a while or go to a store and play with one and see what you think about it. That is really the only way you will figure out if you like it or not.
- 02-02-2009, 02:55 PM #4
- 02-02-2009, 04:10 PM #5
The Storm is actually a little bit thicker than the iPhone. The Storm is a bit shorter than the iPhone and I believe the width is the same.
Like has been suggested, go and play with one as much as you can before you purchase. I was actually in line on day one to get a Storm but the line was too long for me. When my wife went back to play with it later that day, she hated it. Neither one of us could get use to how it worked. IMHO it is not as intuitive as the iPhone. Now if you have used a BB before it will probably be no problem.
If I were to get a BB I personally would get the Bold. It seems to be more stable than the Storm right now.
- 02-02-2009, 04:21 PM #6
- 02-02-2009, 04:26 PM #7
I could go on and on with the differences I experienced and my preferences but bottom line is you have to find out for yourself.
- 02-02-2009, 04:28 PM #8
1) With a case on it it feels really bulky in your hand.
2) Moving around from application to application was no where near as smooth as the iphone
3) When taking pictures, it takes about 3 seconds for the camera to actually capture from the time you pressed the button.
4) Like Ash said, all around it just does not feel like a well polished phone.
- 02-02-2009, 05:17 PM #9
- 02-02-2009, 10:15 PM #10
Do I dare speak here? I indeed have a storm. It is getting much better each week with a new leaked os update every time. RIM is heading in the right direction. Definitely play with one for a good amount of time. Maybe even wait until we get an official update out then play with one. It will be much better. I love mine! Yes it has some issues, but what didn't? K now don't hate me!
- 02-02-2009, 10:19 PM #11
I have them both. I bought the Storm first, then the iPhone about 6 weeks later. At one point, I was going to return the iPhone. The day came that I was going to take it back and I just couldn't do it. Now I use the iPhone for everything except the GPS. I have Garmin on the Storm and love that program.
If you want, I can take some pictures of them side by side to give you an idea of the size difference. They are pretty close to the same size, the iPhone being a little taller. The storm is quite a bit heavier, though.
The Storm is not as smooth running as the iPhone. The iPhone runs along smoothly and everything just flips by quickly. With the Storm, its always a short pause before it does things. The new beta OS does help a bit, though. I do think that this phone still isn't quite there yet. They should have waited and not rushed it out like they did.
If there was a Garmin app for the iPhone I would quit using the Storm.
- 02-02-2009, 10:21 PM #12
- 02-02-2009, 10:25 PM #13
Oh, and you'll get your nasty cookies
- 02-02-2009, 10:27 PM #14
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- 02-02-2009, 10:33 PM #16
Why RIM did not seal that with some sort of membrane is beyond me and many other people with the same concern.
- 02-02-2009, 10:35 PM #17
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- 02-02-2009, 11:31 PM #20
I think iPhone will see some big name GPS addons in the future. The talk has died down lately so maybe it's not coming until the 3rd gen iPhone with maybe an enhanced GPS which will enable tom tom and others to make a 3rd party app (w/ hardware?) for turn by turn directions...we shall see.
Hi DRLyman, if you can post the pics that would be great.
Thanks for all the comments, im going to stick with the iphone for now, i guess that the iphone will be updated with some additional features soon, i dont know what it was but something about the storm was pulling me to it. I think may just the look of the phone but that push screen does not sound to good. Maybe if they do away with the push screen and just leave it all touch that would be great.
One other thing if the storm comes with only 1G on board does that mean you only have 1Gig of space for apps ? Cant you use the memory card for apps ?
If not whats going to happen when the app store opens up and peeps want to DL a ton of apps would it not be possible on this version ?
- 02-03-2009, 08:44 AM #22iPhone Intermediate
- 195 Posts
I think they are both great companies RIM has a lot to do to catch up to apple I think. I have a bold also and I switch back and forth sometimes but I rather use my iphone. I like the touch screen better for some reason, and my girl keeps steeling my bold so she has it most the time.
- 02-03-2009, 08:58 AM #23
A friend of mine got a Storm earlier this month. He was all excited since he always bashes my iPhone. That was until he started using it, he couldn't stand it. I tried it out and just laughed. The clicking to type and confirm touches is annoying, especially if you have been using the iPhone. Things moved slow and lag.
He ended up taking it back after a week and going back to AT&T to get a Bold.
The Storm is pretty much the same size as the iPhone so I don't know what small form factor you are looking for, it's a little thicker even.
If you want a BlackBerry get the Bold, it is great and has really awesome quality build.
- 02-03-2009, 01:00 PM #24
- 02-03-2009, 01:47 PM #25