Have you read this BlackBerry Storm review that’s just out from the New York Times? If you’re thinking of getting a BlackBerry Storm, you may want to head over and take a look. I’m still trying to find one nice thing they say about it. Very seldom do you read a review this negative about a device. Here’s a brief excerpt that captures the tone of the entire article:
Honestly, though, you’ll probably never get that far. When you look at your typing, slow and typo-ridden, and you consider the dents you’ve made banging your head against the wall, you’ll be grateful that Verizon offers a 30-day return period.
How did this thing ever reach the market? Didn’t anyone at RIM actually try it? Or was everyone involved just too terrified to pull the emergency brake on this train?
Maybe RIM is just overextended. After all, it has just introduced three major new phones — Flip, Bold, Storm — in two months, each with a different software edition. Some quality-control problems are bound to result; the iPhone 3G went through something similar.
The company says that it’s hard at work on a bug-fix software update. Until then, maybe Storm isn’t such a bad name for this phone. After all—it’s dark, sodden and unpredictable.
NYTIMES – BlackBerry Storm Downgraded to a Depression