Greetings Forum Members,
I felt the need to revise my "Glowing" review of the BlackBerry Storm. The Storm for me has evolved into a total failure. The Storm which offers many great features just does not perform well. The Storm is plagued with several nagging and continuous problems.
1). Very slow to execute commands.
2). While typing emails words are constantly misspelled due to the device not keeping up with the users typing speed.
3). Short battery life.
4). Battery does not charge after using factory installed navigation software. Only after several battery pulls (way to restore) will the phone charge.
5). Phone freezes and has to be powered down or restored.
6). Large gap between screen and phone body allows all kinds of foreign matter to get inside the phone
7).Software update (only one so far) that should have corrected all issues (according to RIM & Verizon) fixed nothing.
8). Included desktop software (BlackBerry Desktop Manager) crashes constantly on Windows Vista and offers no software for Mac (other than third party)
9). Phone reboots constantly when taken out of plastic holster.
10). Phone does not automatically set to current time zone you are in (even though said setting is enabled).
11). Phone freezes constantly in landscape mode.
13). Web browsing takes forever due to slow connection speed.
14). Ringer and alerts sometimes have no sound.
15). Calls are now distorted and not clear as they were at purchase.
16). Every task performed on the phone is SLOW!
17). Verizon and RIM swear there are no problems they are aware of even after thousands of complaints.
18). Each day new problems reveal themselves.
I am totally fed up with the Storm and all of Verizon's lies. After many wasted hours on the phone and in Verizon stores with tech support. I am finished dealing with this electronics nightmare. I am ending my relationship with the Storm and Verizon at the end of my bill cycle this month. I also am paying no ETF due to arguing the point that I am not getting what I'm paying for via the problem laden device. I loved all the features of the Storm but grew tired of all the problems related to it. I don't know why RIM did not hold off on the release until all these issues were resolved. The Storm could have been a great device. The greed of releasing it to early has turned it into an absolute failure. When are people/companies going to finally learn that greed destroys everything it touches? With all the bad credible press RIM/BlackBerry/The Storm has received. I doubt anyone will be rushing out to buy Storm 2 whenever it comes out.
I am so sorry my precious iPhone for ever doubting you. Just goes to show the old saying is true. The grass on the other side isn't always greener. Mark
(Sorry For The Horrible Quality of The Photo It's From My iPhone Library)
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