BlackBerry Storm 9530 - 1GB - Black (Verizon) Smartphone
About this product
|Much like how dressing-up can make you feel confident about yourself, getting yourself a trendy smartphone makes you feel stylish and accomplished. The BlackBerry Storm 9530 is a smartphone that even the technology disinterested will take notice of. This RIM mobile phone features Class 10 GPRS, an extremely resourceful feature for the frequent traveler and the geographically disoriented. Use the 3.2 megpixel camera of this BlackBerry smartphone to take pictures of scenes and objects that intrigue and fascinate you. The 3.25-inch TFT touchscreen of this RIM mobile phone displays images and texts in distinct clarity. Applications run smoothly without lags or delays, as this BlackBerry smartphone is powered by 528 MHz processor. Chat nineteen to the dozen without worrying about battery charge, as the BlackBerry Storm 9530 smartphone supports a talk time of 5 hours and 30 minutes.|
|Family Line||BlackBerry Storm|
|Network Technology||CDMA / EVDO Rev. A, GSM / GPRS / EDGE / HSPA / WCDMA (UMTS)|
|Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) WCDMA (UMTS) 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 356 hr|
|Display Technology||TFT LCD|
|Display Resolution||480 x 360 pixels|
|Color Depth||16-bit (65000 colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
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- 308006972@delet...Apr 25, 2010by
Finally touch screen phone for grown-ups.
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.Read full review
- rvre_aeroSep 14, 2010by
Blackberry Storm 9530 Unlocked Review by Feamsterr
The BlackBerry Storm, the first BlackBerry with a touchscreen, is now available exclusively in the U.S. from Verizon Wireless.
The Storm outperforms most BlackBerrys with its crisp, innovative touch-button screen. Boasting a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus still and video camera, the Storm impresses by packing numerous features into its sleek and sturdy form-factor.
There is a lot to like about this device, including its sharp display, a camera, and applications like Visual Voicemail, but there are still some glaring problems. Even after updating its operating system with Verizon's new patch, there is still lag present in a lot of applications which hinders the phone's functionality in many areas. And the lack of Wi-Fi and QWERTY keyboard, and unrelenting fingerprints detract from the innovative hardware.
There are issues that Verizon and RIM will be able to address via further firmware updates, but there are others (read: lack of Wi-Fi) that can only be incorporated into future Storm versions.
The Storm's touch-button screen is the focus of this smartphone.
There are two options for working the screen. Using one of these, you slide your fingers across the screen to select an item or to shift between two items like the iPhone. Switching to the second setting allows you to select items by depressing the screen. Pushing the BlackBerry key (one of four keys on the front of the device) pulls up a list of menu items. You can navigate the menu by dragging your fingers to move across rows or columns and selecting items with a tap.
When I first picked up the Storm, I would just click right onto a button to select something the way I'm used to on an iPhone. I've since learned that I can rest my finger on the button first and then press in the screen to select. This doesn't take much longer than pressing the button right away as you would on an iPhone, and it greatly increases accuracy when selecting or typing. When you rest your fingers over a button to select it, it highlights blue. Although this is helpful in confirming your choice, it is also a little counter-intuitive because the letter or item that lights up is the one that your finger is on. If you have larger fingers, this could be a serious problem.
Though there are some inconsistent screen features that need development, the brightness of the screen is rock solid. The screen is so bright that I reset it to 10% and even at this level the screen is readable indoors and out.
Under ideal conditions, the screen works well, and is pretty fun to use. It's evident that the folks at RIM did their due diligence in researching and designing what the screen should do, how it should do it, and had a clear vision for the Storm's screen experience.
But there are two things to consider about the Storm's screen: One is how it looks and the other is how it functions. Does the screen look good? Yes, absolutely. Does it function the way it should, every time, without any frustrations? Absolutely not.
I haven't experienced any problems with the actual responsiveness of the phone, as the Storm has never missed my click or misinterpreted my finger slide. Rather, most of the problems seem related to executing the instructions. These are so significant that I have devoted an entire section of this review to them, called Bugs and Slow-Downs.
There are a number of other smaller issues with the Storm's display, too.
One of its quirks reveals itself at night.Read full review
- 847albert57Jun 16, 2010by
I love how its a touch screen phone with awesome alike HD screen. The RIM BlackBerry Storm features an innovative touch screen that provides tactile feedback to confirm your selection. The Storm offers dual-mode functionality for world-roaming capabilities as well as EV-DO Rev. A and UMTS/HSDPA support. Other highlights include GPS and a 3.2-megapixel camera.
- majorf1Sep 17, 2010by
Best BlackBerry ever
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 TorchRead full review
- bev7uFeb 7, 2015by
LOVE IT!!! :+)
i love everything about this phone!! we live where most phones will not get a signal but this gets a GREAT SIGNAL!!! :+)