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Old 11-20-2008, 02:26 AM   #11
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I picked one up, but I blacked out as soon as I looked at the screen

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Old 11-20-2008, 03:01 AM   #12
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I have a pearl now.. love it and wont go back to any other brand.. is this coming to ATT?

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Old 11-20-2008, 07:45 AM   #13
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i can't remember what it is, some book i read in my youth, or some movie, i'm sure someone here will know, but it was a major kick ass watch, that did like eleventy billion things, except for tell time.
I want to say this sounds like something from a Douglas Adams book, but I could be mistaken.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:43 PM   #14
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I want to say this sounds like something from a Douglas Adams book, but I could be mistaken.
probably was, i've read every douglas adams book so many times, it's like imbedded into my brain, lol.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:59 PM   #15
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I'm not completely gonna vouch for this feature but according to the hands on video I've seen, it works really well and cuts down on a lot of erroneous typing that touch screens have problems with.
I'm sure that it is a nice feature. I totally agree that just having the sound of the keys clicking can trigger a sense in the brain to make it more like a realy keyboard. I think's it's brilliantly simple.
I am just asking, is this really there only big new feature for their new phone? The commercial I've seen says nothing about what else the phone has/does. Clicking buttons is not enough to make me want to look into the phone any more to see what else it has. Does it have the standard everything minus one feature? Why can't a phone throw it all in one? they all seem to leave out one thing. What I would want.
Good Service of course
Visual Voicemail
Music/Video player
Decent internet browser
GPS
buttonless touchscreen
tilt recognition such as iPhone and others.

Guess that's a lot to ask from one little thingy that fits in my pocket. These things nowadays really are amazing when you think about it.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:16 PM   #16
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I'm sure that it is a nice feature. I totally agree that just having the sound of the keys clicking can trigger a sense in the brain to make it more like a realy keyboard. I think's it's brilliantly simple.
I am just asking, is this really there only big new feature for their new phone? The commercial I've seen says nothing about what else the phone has/does. Clicking buttons is not enough to make me want to look into the phone any more to see what else it has. Does it have the standard everything minus one feature? Why can't a phone throw it all in one? they all seem to leave out one thing. What I would want.
Good Service of course
Visual Voicemail
Music/Video player
Decent internet browser
GPS
buttonless touchscreen
tilt recognition such as iPhone and others.

Guess that's a lot to ask from one little thingy that fits in my pocket. These things nowadays really are amazing when you think about it.
The Storm does all those things. I attended a Verizon/RIM 'First Look, First Touch' launch party last week and saw all of those features in use. Watched the "Iron Man" trailer and it looked great. Comes with an 8GB microSD card for loading up your favorite a/v files. Visual voicemail is awesome - why didn't someone think of that before? The GPS definitely showed the correct location, but unfortunately we weren't allowed to leave the building with the device for further testing

I lack the vocabulary skillz to accurately describe how it feels, but the tactile response from clicking a virtual button on the touch screen is really cool! You can swipe your fingers to move around screens like on the iPhone, but when you actually select something there is a physical click.

Everything, minus one? The only thing I could think of was that it doesn't do WiFi.

I'm just hoping that my employer will approve the purchase so I can have one of these for myself.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:00 PM   #17
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The only thing I could think of was that it doesn't do WiFi.
That was an idiotic thing to leave out, and I would warrant a guess that Verizon told them to leave it out, so you rack up more minutes on their network. My Ipod does WiFi...why the heck shouldn't my phone...
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:10 PM   #18
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I'm disappointed. I saw the title and thought "Blackberry Storm" was going to be some great mead recipe or something. heh

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Old 11-21-2008, 12:30 AM   #19
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That was an idiotic thing to leave out, and I would warrant a guess that Verizon told them to leave it out, so you rack up more minutes on their network. My Ipod does WiFi...why the heck shouldn't my phone...
Actually when you sign up for your blackberry service you get unlimited bandwidth, just a fyi.

I think one of the reasons they left it out is that it's a battery drainer. My buddy's has to use his wifi on his iphone all the time since his AT&T service is poor (to say the least) and it barely makes it to the end of the day...

Here's a review if anyone's interested. It's a little lengthy but pretty well done.

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