Hands on: Blackberry Storm

November 25th, 2008

Here’s my High Def hands on with the Blackberry Storm. Please note that my first upload to YouTube didn’t work properly so there’s no HD version yet. I’m re-encoding the video and re-uploading a new version as we speak (same content, just hopefully more YouTube HD friendly).

I had the chance to play with the RIM’s new Blackberry Storm 9530 today. It’s the Telus version. Click more for some pictures.

Probably the most interesting thing about the Storm is how the UI works with the touch screen. Go watch the video to see it in action.

The battery cover has a nice metal finish to it.

The Storm is a world phone so you can use it with a SIM card outside of North America.

Here it is next to the iPhone. They have a similar foot print; the iPhone is a little longer, the Storm is a little thicker.

Here’s the optional charging stand next to a Telus Meerkat. Presumibly the Bell version will have a plus ‘er’ (I’m just kidding).

My first impressions are that I like it. To be honest I wasn’t expecting much so I was pleasently suprised. While I only got to use the Storm for about 15 mins I found the idea being able to touch the screen and or press it to be quite intuitive.

The cutting and pasting is really neat.

Program wise the Storm is very similar to the Bold which is nice since it should be familiar to Blackberry users.

While not as solid as the iPhone the Storm feels better made than the Bold.

Unfortunately I didn’t use the Storm enough to really get a feel for the keyboard.

The screen is very nice. I liked it.

Is it an iPhone killer? Of course not, they’re 2 different devices, both have their strengths and weaknesses. Needless to say the Storm is an interesting enough device that the choice of which one to get really depends on the user and their needs.

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6 Comments Add your own

    fondoo  |  November 25th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    sluggish UI compared to the iphone. i’ll wait to get the 2nd gen blackberry storm.

    kalok  |  November 25th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    For those who still remember me, I work for a dealer in Montreal. I heard some rumours that the Storm might be hitting to Rogers in 09. Afterall… it’s Blackberry… and it’s GSM…

    Canada Cell Phone and Mob&hellip  |  November 26th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    [...] the vids and put them into one place. Check out our review, our buddy Doug over at BlackBerryCool, Howard of HoFo and ITBusiness Canada. Check them out here Share this [...]

    Hans_Moleman  |  November 27th, 2008 at 12:12 am

    Stars, Amy Milan, Broken Social Scene on your music playlist!

    Rounding up all the TELUS&hellip  |  November 27th, 2008 at 6:36 am

    [...] from HowardChui.com (HowardForums) also did a video review: You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this [...]

    BlackBerry Videos  |  December 4th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Howard, looks like your in the Telus bathroom haha.

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