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Verizon Blackberry Storm - Product Review Part 2/2
Okay let’s follow on the device it takes it to a software. I’ve also updated it to a low firmware which is 18.104.22.168.75 which was released by a Verizon this past writing which supposedly fixes on glitches from the initials software release so I’m doing my review based off for that and then when you turn it on you presented here what your desktop with a quick shortcut icon which are customizable and the main screen here with your date and time and stuff and the screen is one big button basically so when you touch the screen it actually highlights over each icon when you actually click the screen down they won’t choose that options.
So for example if you click on the desktop right here it brings up the entire full main menu and you just scroll up your finger up and down to choose different options. You can also get a theme main menu by rotating it to the side and you rotate it back and it brings you back to the main desktop.
So let’s go to a few applications here. We’ll start off with the phone application which is really not different from the traditional Blackberry fun application. It works in the same sense it just but updated it with a touchy liner face. So presented here a nice big buttons to click on, to dial numbers and you will go up you should call log and when you click this icon here on the right this is where you get your contacts from. This will show what it looks like when you dial a call fee and hold it the one down for the voicemail and when you’re in a call you have four bigger buttons here they give you speaker, mute, flash, add a participant any of the other icons down here such as bargain note and going back to the main dial pad.
So that’s the phone application and that shows not really any different here from the ones from the old Blackberries and it has just been updated it with a touch Y. Next thing we’ll go on to is messaging and you actually click on any other messages here you can scroll up and down. When you click on the message, you can scroll up and down here as well to read the message. You can rotate to the side to get a landscape view of it as well.
Well, the only real difference here is from the other of the ones is that you can scroll up and down with your finger, if the kind of the URL around the email similar to the recent 4.5 update and when you want to compose the message you just need to click down here in this compose icon and give you a list of options and we’ll do SMS and when you presented it at this main screen here the first screen if you have some evident porch and mobile like this you’ll get the shirt type keyboards and some of the Blackberry pearl and turn it to the side here and you get the full created keyboard now.
Bring this thing about the keyboard as high as the type, it’s very different from a hard way keyboard so you just going to have to get used to it so like I will show you here an example and I’m going to do this as the song that never ends and a lot of you to see this clearly or not and you type as the song and then I run it just to go on and on my friend it did have quite a few mistakes in there so just take some time to get used to the keyboard when you kind of to come re teach yourself how to use it. So if you try to type on like a regular hardware keyboard you’re really going to mess up and you got to kind of sit down and be patient with it and learn how to type on it the way they have in this new blackberry, it also has some group productive co actions so you should be okay and this going to take sometime to learn.
And that’s the messaging pretty much in that show support each team and leave that as well. So we’ll go and turn into the main menu here so you no longer have which is the media application here and when you hit media you have to choice something music vides, ringtones, pictures and voice notes, you click on pictures, we’ll click on sample pictures here and when the pictures load up, you click on one and you bring it to a full screen if you turn it to a landscape mode it will adjust the orientation.
And a nice thing about it is if you want to go to the next picture so to slide your finger to the left and to right and this little bit of a log at first but it’s not too bad eventually it touches itself up and that’s basically your photos there.
The next is we’ll go on to the music application here and music is pretty much the same way you can choose a song as you want and you click the side and you want to listen to get the song and just want myself to play, you tap the screen which I find this a little bit buggy, when you tap the screen up the track marks goes to show up so you can drag further along to the side but I found that it going to be buggy in the application so hopefully another update will fix that.
But as basically, the media application, another application will show with the application center itself when you click on that you get an example on what it’s going to be like, you don’t we’re not going to get the 41 until March sometime so you’ll have a few examples here between Facebook, Windows Live, Google Tap and Talk and stuff like that and when you want to install an application just click on it and you click install, it is actually it was up the regular Blackberry web browser to go to the download page forward.
And when you’ve install that application we will show up here in and the corner here in this applications folder and I going to show you one click update in the games. Everybody is very quick, very curios guide and sort of what I like to call in HD upgrade and the looks department same great game and new graphics.
And that’s a big break or right there just to show you that and all a lot of people love that game and all that Blackberry and the last thing we’ll go to here is the browser and go to BWONE.com. I did found the browser to be a little bit slow and you could take a little bit of time that you actually load up a page and it is better than other Blackberry but it is not definitely not a part with the Google browser on the G1 or the iPhone browser and it is definitely not as good as app for many. App for many isn’t really optimized for this and I did install a bit but it is not optimize for the storm so we have to wait for an update for that to happen.
And that’s basically it you get the same good as it you get it the normal blackberry and the difference here is that you get it in a Touch screen, touch click interface and you get a nice high resolution screen and you sort of get a feature which device so it’s kind of business meets pleasure way of doing thing to the Blackberry Storm. All in all I have to save that this is rimspace create a devi list this is also the first TouchScreen block raid if you list so it’s one of those things you got to give it a second at that drive of what becomes really perfect so that’s what of the iPhone where it took the iPhone 3G before it really people start that are really start to jump on even more. Although it’s not perfect it is definitely an improvement.
It’s going to be the same thing what the Blackberry Storm. Now I think I really would bash as I didn’t really like how to they loss an advise and limited supply and it kind of seemingly did that I guess they knew with this that this glitches were in the software and they instead of pulling back the launch they decided the launch and leave me supply then let the glitches be out there. Now that’s going to damage your views and people might decide the back off from you even know that the software update.
So I definitely top this review as pretty much not review but releases pretty much batch so hopefully it will do better in the next time they do it and next time they decided to release a device of this magnitude but other than that it’s the great Blackberry, it’s definitely for people that are looking for a sort of you know fun to meets business and stuff like that if you’re still hard with keyboard and you really dedicate to that this is a device for you. If you think you can adjust this is definitely one way to go.
So this is Bowman from BWOne.com giving you my review of the Blackberry Storm and reminding you to live your tech world in high definition.