Results for "blackberry storm verizon"

BlackBerry Curve 8900 from T-Mobile Initial Impressions

BlackBerry Curve 8900 from T-Mobile Initial Impressions

With the arguments over the BlackBerry Storm (review part 1 & 2)still raging, it's going to take a solid, dependable smartphone from RIM to settle some users down.  The BlackBerry Curve 8900 on T-Mobile might just be that device: a more traditional full-QWERTY form-factor than some of RIM's recent diversions, SlashGear has been spending some time with a pre-release 8900 and have some first-impressions in advance of our full review.

As looks go, the 8900 doesn't break any new ground for RIM.  Happily, the Curve family has always been blessed with handsome looks and sturdy build, and this latest device is no different.  Solid and tough, it's also surprisingly light and compact, nestling well in the hand.  The display is amazingly crisp, an area which RIM have been excelling in recently with both the Bold and the Storm, and the latest BlackBerry OS 4.61.114 does its usual job of making the majority of functions available from the first level of menus.  The keyboard, while not as aesthetically pleasing as that of the Bold, is responsive and highly usable, with just the right amount of key spacing (in fact some of us prefer it over the Bold) and clickiness.

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Storm firmware 4.7.0.90 leaks for GSM & CDMA handsets

BlackBerry Storm firmware 4.7.0.90 leaks for GSM & CDMA handsets

Yet more firmware leaks for the BlackBerry Storm, and it's looking like the only way to get a really stable, usable smartphone is to update it unofficially.  Version 4.7.0.90 will play nicely with both the Verizon Storm 9500 and the Vodafone Storm 9530, and reportedly brings with it increased stability, faster screen transitions and a new, full keyboard in portrait view.

BlackBerry Storm OS 4.7.0.83 leaks: faster, camera boost, more responsive

BlackBerry Storm OS 4.7.0.83 leaks: faster, camera boost, more responsive

If your BlackBerry Storm is still misbehaving then you might want to treat it to another dose of leaked firmware.  This time around it's version 4.7.0.83 and comes courtesy of the Crackberry forums.  Preliminary changes seem to suggest that the handset responds faster, with both applications loading and closing faster and the on-screen keyboard doing a better job of keeping up with typing.  Browser rendering is also reportedly faster, with one user suggesting that some sites loaded in a third of the time they used to.

Video demo and more first impressions after the cut

Peek protest at BlackBerry Storm launch: Bizarre Video

Peek protest at BlackBerry Storm launch: Bizarre Video

Verizon's BlackBerry Storm launch was something of a success for the carrier: after all, they managed to sell out of the touchscreen RIM smartphone.  One thing I don't remember seeing in the official coverage, however, was Peek's tongue-in-cheek demonstration outside one Manhattan Verizon Wireless store: people dressed in prisoners' uniforms, chained to giant Storms, protesting against two-year contracts.

Video of the Peek protest after the cut

Continue Reading

Verizon botched ‘Private Sale’ frustrates would-be Storm buyers

Verizon botched ‘Private Sale’ frustrates would-be Storm buyers

Verizon Wireless seem to have taken what should've been a glittering device launch and turned it into a whole lot of ill-will, only made worse by the fact that it's their "most valued customers" that they've frustrated.  The carrier distributed flyers inviting said-customers to attend a Private Sale from November 17th to the 21st, plastered with images of the BlackBerry Storm 9530 and the tagline "Introducing the BlackBerry Storm".  Cue interested would-be buyers turning up at stores with flyer in hand, only to be told that there are no Storms to be played with, no preordering possible, and only the promise to be called back on the general launch date to see if they're still interested.

Continue Reading

BlackBerry Storm coming soon: What do you want to know?

BlackBerry Storm coming soon: What do you want to know?

After weeks of speculation and rumor, Verizon Wireless have finally come clean about the launch date for the BlackBerry Storm 9530.  Come November 21st you'll be able to pick up your own touchscreen RIM smartphone; question is, should you?  SlashGear's Storm will be landing imminently, and we want to make sure your questions about this potentially game-changing device get answered.

BlackBerry Storm 9530 to launch November 24th for $199.99

BlackBerry Storm 9530 to launch November 24th for $199.99

Details about Verizon's upcoming BlackBerry Storm 9530 launch have leaked to The Boy Genius, and if they pan out it looks like the carrier will have kept its promise to release the touchscreen smartphone by the end of November.  Even better, it looks like yesterday's leaked pricing information was still too rich: according to this new source, the Storm will start at $199.99 with a new two-year contract, rather than $219.99.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8