"Having tried the Storm on two different days to make sure it was really as bad as it seemed the first time, I too find it unbelievable that these are for sale," a reader wrote to Pogue. "Verizon should just box all these Storms up and send them to Toys R Us, who can sell them in the Brainteaser section, right next to the Rubik’s Cubes."
~ Wired Magazine
A shot of my CrapBerry Storm 9500, of which we became one of the first adopters at the start of the year. The touted iPhone killer was supposed to be Blackberrys strike at the mighty Apple. I can safely say that Apple has nothing to fear if everyone’s experience has been the same as mine.
I run the phone with the bare minimum of apps active; essential the ones deemed essential and started up at re-boot. Even with this minimal load on the phone it still freezes, pauses, loads slowly and is unresponsive at times on what I would deem as simple and essential actions. The accelerometers or their software is poor compared with the iPhone. My current experience is that about 1/2 the apps from the Blackberry’s App World freeze, crash, fail. Oh and they didn’t include wifi in this might iPhone killer.
I am not a Mac fan boy, you will only find Windows based hardware in our offices and my business partner hauls around one of the first or second gen iPods because, shockling, it still works. Having said that I will be considering the iPhone once I save up my pennies and upgrade time. I never thought I would say this, but I long for my old Samsung Jack!