A few month in the past it was time to get a brand new telephone. Up till that time I had a Motorola Q and was very happy with it. Primarily based on all the pieces I learn, I had determined to get the brand new Motorola Q9c. However once I arrived on the Verizon retailer I used to be knowledgeable that the Q had been discontinued. I had a tough time believing it so I known as round and verified that it was certainly being discontinued. This left me able the place I used to be uneducated on nearly each telephone within the retailer. A pal of mine had the HTC Contact Professional and for a number of causes, I received't go into, I had determined towards it.
As a result of I’ve an Alternate server, I had a fairly particular set of necessities that my telephone wanted to have. With no Q obtainable and never wanting the HTC, that left 2 decisions ie the Blackberry and the Samsung Omnia. That is when the salesperson on the retailer went to work on me.
The Blackberry Storm was one of the best factor on the planet AND it was on sale. In case you purchased one storm, you bought the second without spending a dime. What an amazing deal proper? I advised him that I used to be extraordinarily proud of the Q and needed the SAME performance and Alternate integration. I used to be completely assured that all the pieces in regards to the Blackberry Storm would combine seamlessly with our current server atmosphere. After repeated clarifications on this matter I ended up getting the Storm. I’ve by no means had a contact display screen telephone and, in spite of everything, it WAS sort of cool.
That is the place the distress unfolds. Regardless of all assurances, it seems the Storm doesn’t combine with an Alternate server like a Window Cell gadget. You need to buy further software program from RIM (Blackberry), arrange separate admin accounts, create further databases on the server and buy further enterprise licenses for every Blackberry in use. three days and numerous hours of tech help later, the Storms have been functioning. OK, it was a headache to get the Blackberry Storm working however in spite of everything that it has to work nice.
NOT the case. As I began taking part in with my new Storm, I used to be excited in regards to the variety of apps that have been obtainable for the gadget. I instantly proceeded to put in a bunch of apps that have been both helpful or enjoyable to make use of. It seems that the OS on the Storm sort of struggled with a number of the apps that have been obtainable. YouTube, Google Maps and others appeared to create some minor conflicts with energy administration and different areas within the telephone. Fairly quickly my telephone began crashing and rebooting regularly. I started studying some boards in an try at troubleshooting my points. In the long run, I uninstalled all the apps bringing the telephone again to the unique configuration. This could have mounted it.
Contact screens are cool, little question. Nonetheless, I quickly realized that I like buttons. A few week in the past I went to dial a telephone quantity and the contact display screen quantity pad had crashed. I couldn't dial a telephone quantity. I needed to take the telephone out of the case, take away the again cowl and take the battery out to power the telephone to reboot. I did this twice and the contact display screen quantity pad started working once more.
Other than the technical issues, the e-mail and SMS group leaves a little bit bit to be desired. You’ll be able to customise it a bit by separating the SMS and e-mail messages however your entire despatched messages go into your fundamental message folder. Not the tip of the world, you simply should sift via extra traces to get at what you need.
I’ve talked to individuals which might be fairly proud of the Storm. My guess is that they’re merely an off-the-cuff consumer. Under are some further negatives in addition to positives.
The WIN: The Storm's browser is quick and masses web sites shortly, the voice dialing works very well and the display screen dimension is excellent for looking, viewing photos and studying emails. The digicam on the Storm takes actually good photos and the threaded textual content messaging is nice. The Storm has a TON of on board reminiscence with the choice for added reminiscence by way of the reminiscence slot.
The FAIL: Contact pad dialing and typing is MUCH slower and cumbersome vs. a standard keyboard, the Storm OS app conflicts and the horrible integration and setup. Though the digicam takes nice photos, it crashes often and takes FOREVER to “snap” the image. Sending photos can be a tedious enterprise at greatest.
Backside line? I don't assume I can suggest the Blackberry Storm to anybody. There are a selection smartphones on the market that appear to perform a lot better.
UPDATE: I used to be simply on the Verizon web site and found that the Motorola Q9c IS obtainable once more. There's a little bit salt within the wound!