Verizon Releases BlackBerry Storm

Verizon Wireless officially announced the availability of the BlackBerry Storm on November 21, 2008 (at corporate stores).

Be assured that will now cover and support this exciting new BlackBerry.


Here is the official announcement emailed to Verizon Wireless customers who requested to be notified:

Here are some views of the BlackBerry Storm:

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Nov 22, 2008 - 02:11:32

In your opinion, aside from the fact I cant use AT&T does not sell the Storm, is the Storm better than the Bold? Keeping in mind also that with the I Phone I tried, it would always click stuff I did not want by barely touching the screen.

Nov 22, 2008 - 05:11:36

Injury Lawyer,
I just got my Storm yesterday, so I need more time with it to give an objective opinion. However, I’m quite confident that much of the decision is based on ease of typing. In my very limited time with my new Storm, I can see that typing is never going to be as fast or error-free as with a “real” keyboard. On a computer, I am a blazingly-fast typist. On the Pearl half-QWERTY or Curve/Bold full-QWERTY keyboards, I am very fast and make very few errors. I will never be anywhere as fast or error-free on the Storm clickscreen-based keyboard. I know I’ll get much better with practice, but the clickscreen simply can’t physically click/unclick (move up and down) quick enough to match the speed of a “real” keyboard.

Now, is that enough to conclude that one phone is better than another? Hardly! I can also see that the much larger and more versatile screen of the Storm is going to be a huge advantage when not simply typing a message.

I predict I’m going to conclude that it will boil down to keyboard/typing versus screen size considerations. If you’re big into web surfing and viewing pix/flix, then the Storm is your winner. If you’re big into messaging, then the Curve/Bold is your winner. If you are in the middle, then either is great.

But I don’t want to get ahead of myself. I need more time with my new Storm to be thorough and objective in this analysis.

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