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|The next generation SurePress technology on the BlackBerry Storm2 smartphone - combined with SureType technology - provides better typing accuracy and a more tactile feel. You can type on a virtual, full QWERTY keyboard in portrait or landscape mode. Touch two areas of the screen at once to select multiple items. You can link to wireless networks or hotspots with Wi-Fi connectivity. While away from your regular home or work coverage areas, you can still access streaming audio and video, BlackBerry data services and more. With a powerful battery and removable back plate for easy battery swapping, the BlackBerry Storm smartphone helps you do what you love, longer. A high resolution 480 x 360 screen displays over 65,000 colors across a large wide screen - creates an awe-inspiring display that enhances all your multimedia.|
|Family Line||BlackBerry Storm2|
|UPC||0562210238937, 3661233168720, 843163051164|
|Storage Capacity||2 GB|
|Network Technology||CDMA / EVDO Rev. A, GSM / GPRS / EDGE / HSPA / WCDMA (UMTS)|
|Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) HSDPA 2100 CDMA EVDO Rev. A 800/1900|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSD, MicroSDHC|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1400 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 360 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 305 hr|
|Display Technology||TFT LCD|
|Diagonal Screen Size||3.25 in.|
|Display Resolution||480 x 360 pixels|
|Color Depth||16-bit (65000 colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
Average review score based on 185 user reviews
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When I received my package I was pretty excited, this was my 2nd blackberry and didn't disappoint me. The box came with everything the seller advertised at the action (3 batteries, USB cable, charger with around the world adapters, unlocked condition) and a leather glove to use as a holster.
At first, it was very weird having to push the screen feeling a little click, but now it feels pretty natural. Texting on this phone is easier than other smartphones with touch screen. Media files are very well supported, and the browser works great. I loved the way how RIM decided to use the standard jacks for headphones, now I won't have to look for an adapter to use my phone as an MP3 player in my car. I disliked and loathed the very short demos of games that were downloadable once I installed the phone to my computer with the software that came in the box. Also, I wish I didn't need to wipe all data from the phone to stop receiving E-mails meant to be for the previous owner. Actually, the only real problem that the phone had was that I had to reconfigure the connection so I could use my SIM card on it (but hey, Verizon didn't block my phone so it really was unlocked). But let's get back to the good stuff. I love the wide variety of themes and apps that are downloadable for this thing. I recently downloaded a few and it was great using the WiFi to directly download OTA and installing without having to connect to the PC once more. I also tried the already installed app for viewing doc, ppt and xls files and I felt pretty cool with this stylish viewer. This phone is still lacking and alarm for the clock to wake up, but it can be arranged with the auto-on followed with a reminder at the desired our. Speaking of reminders, I loved how I can choose the frequency of reminders to be certain days of the week, something that was lacking on my 8100, had to put 5 different reminders on the calendar (one for each day of the week I needed to wake up early) and then set them to be weekly, so my congratulations for thinking to RIM about that. Something that improved was resolution of the camera, but unfortunately, nor did the quality of image. When looking at my photos from the 9550, they don;t seem too much different than the 8100, but it doesn't bother me too much. Video works pretty neat, really liked that camera. But I think the thing that I loved the most was the holster, comes with a sort of magnet that the phone can detect when it is put on and then it locks screen and turns of the lights. The phone can be configured to answer as soon as it's out of holster and that is awesome.
I really loved this phone, it really is a nice investment and is a great improvement. Fast to load (compared to the 8100), wide variety of file support for media, smart touchscreen, texting's better than ever with truetype and lots of virtual keybords to choose from in case you're not into qwerty very much, fast navigation within phone menus and internet, fast on/off response from wifi and bluetooth, wide variety of apps and themes, stylish design, etc make enough to call this what the 9500 should have been at first: the best RIM BlackBerry ever, even better than the Torch
I am a (former) Iphone user, but my company recently gave us company BlackBerry Curve's. I bought this Storm 2 to replace the company phone, and and am impressed. It's amazing how you forget what a grown up phone can do. The storm has lightning fast app launching, easily switches between apps, great camera and video camera, built in ability to operate all Office documents, and the ability to theme your phone. (without hacking or "jailbreaking") The clicking touch screen takes a little while to get used to, but it offers a wider selection option, such as hovering without selecting. It merges email, sms, facebook, twitter, etc, by contact and on a desktop function that is easy to navigate, and you can see everything for the contact in a timeline. The swift handling of email (especially MS exchange) is unmatched in any other phone, The design of the operating software is extremely intuitive, making composing, editing, attaching files to, and sending messages much easier and faster than other touch screen phones. There are also built in magnet sensors that recognize when you put the phone in it's holster, and adjust the sound and vibrate notification settings appropriately, while also putting the phone to sleep. It will also recognize when it's snapped into a navigation holder in a car, and automatically launch the nav software.
The web browser on this phone is annoying and small, and apps like pandora and iheartradio do not stream well. The phone will never compete with the iphone in interface or range of applications, but I don't need that. I have a laptop with a wireless card and several computers at home and work. I can surf on those. The phone far surpasses the iphone in functionality when it comes to running multiple processes, intuitiveness, instant notification of email (not push every 5 min) and so on. If you need a great touch screen phone and you use your phone for business, this is the one, hands down. If you need your phone to surf the web and listen to the radio, it is not.
As a side note, the phone will easily tether to a computer and operate as a modem, including thru Bluetooth.
The blackberry 9550 is by self a good phone but I have had constant trouble when it comes to downloading using blackberry desk top manager, I have nothing good to say about intelisync sometime it will screw up your contacts other times it the calender and as of yet there is no work around this problem. My storm 9530 will upload and down load with no issues so I am sure its not my outlook 2010 or my operating system (vista) I have looked at crack berry forums and others are having the same difficulties. As a cell phone its wonderful and full of features for media, pictures & videos and its great they came with a 16GB card for extra storage of documents pdf files excel files ect. The storm 2 is awesome as a cell phone great quality in the audio, it links up with blue tooth devises with little effort, hands free is load and clear. The touch screen is a little difficult to get used to. Its not very user friendly and unless you plan on paying for the data plan forget emails even with WIFI it wont let you set up a pop3 account. I find I have to hit some buttons multiple times to get it to enter functions that are close to the edge of the screen, I certainly wouldn't buy this model new although then blackberry would have been responsible for these problems, they are still updating its software for more features and improvements its too bad they didn't release a OS upgrade to ver # 6 that looked like it would have really made the phone much easier to use. I would recommend a HTC before another blackberry.
I've always been a fan of how Blackberry works with instantaneous email and business-like feel, but the Storm2 9550 from Verizon Wireless adds a bit of consumer to the lineup. Let me explain what I mean.
At face value, the Storm2 is much like its predecessor but includes better features such as WiFi and App World allowing for downloading of apps to customize your Storm to your liking. I personally like the improved touch screen which has five points of navigation as compared to the original Storm's one. The Storm2 also is thinner and sleeker than the previous Storm, making it easy to store in a purse or pocket as needs be.
Other features include 256MB of onboard memory for email, apps, and downloads, microSD slot (behind the battery door), 3.2MP camera with flash, WiFi as I mentioned, SurePress technology for input on the keyboard, 3.5mm connector for a headset or headphones, SIM card connectivity, micro-USB connection for your charger and USB cable, and a 1400mAh level battery for high-end usage all day long.
If you're a fan of Blackberry, definitely check out the Storm2. It has great features to add along with apps to customize it how you want it. :)
I bought the Backberry storm because I like the scro;;ing features, the easy access to emails which is very important to my Real Estate Business. I like the touch pad. My dislikes is the keyboard, I frequently miss the letter I am typing. Needs a bigger keypad like the one on the Iphone. It has very very slow access. I am eventually go to trade up for the BB Torch. I like the key pad better and is still a smart phone/