The Blackberry Storm – A Review Worth Reading

David Pogue who writes for the New York Times does a really great job in his product reviews. Of all of the product reviewers out there he is one of the few I actually trust. He’s consistently had fair, non-biased reviews that address the good and the bad of all the products he’s looked at. He’s even gone so far as to point out the potential good for a moderately bad product.

Knowing that I’ve got many people out there that I talk to or read this blog that like to get the latest and greatest technology, I wanted to alert everyone to it.

This section alone would scare me away from the device…

“When I try to enter my Gmail address, the Storm?s camera starts up unexpectedly, turning the screen into a viewfinder ? even though the keyboard still fills half the screen. (R.I.M. executives steadfastly refused to acknowledge any bugs. I even sent them videos of the Storm?s goofball glitches, but they offered only stony phone silence.)
give a review like this…it’s gotta be a pretty bad product.”

Granted many 1st generation products have their share of bugs and issues…but this sounds a bit excessive. For the execs to not even offer so much as a “Thanks for bringing this to our attention…”. YIKES!

So for those of you thinking about getting the Blackberry Storm I would highly recommend that you read the review HERE, before you go out and spend your hard earned cash.

For those of you who might think that it was just the units David used…check out his follow up article HERE.

In his follow-up he gives quotes like this one…

“I want to thank you for validating the experiences I’ve had with my new BlackBerry Storm. It has been an absolute nightmare. As soon as I return to New York, I will take advantage of Verizon’s 30-day return policy and get rid of this monstrosity.”

Proof that he wasn’t alone in his frustration or points of view.

Although I don’t know what’s more shocking the bad performance of the Storm or some of the incredibly hateful replies he got from some people.

I’d be curious to hear about other people’s experiences with the Storm. Good? Bad? Not sure yet?

Chime in!

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