Features and Performance
The Blackberry Storm is based on the same operating system as that used by the Blackberry Bold. You can view and use the large screen in portrait mode as well as in landscape mode. Also, while the phone Contacts has not changed much and is very easy to use as is the case with other models of Blackberry. Opening up a contact displays all the information about the person you are looking for while the user is also able to assign three e-mails, two business and home phone numbers and a pager and a fax number each to the contact information. You can have the access to all contact information at a single click.
The Organizer also hasn’t changed much and is very easy to setup with the use of Blackberry Desktop Manager by synchronizing the phone with a personal computer. The organizer consists of all the functions that a business person may need including a calendar, a scheduler, a calculator and more. The scheduler provides all the support for meetings, appointments and reminders and is very user friendly. The Organizer also has a voice note recorder that acts as a virtual assistant taking and typing voice notes from the owner.
Like a true business phone Blackberry Storm handles setting up of an e-mail account with ease and sending and viewing e-mails is a piece of cake. Messaging becomes very simple as the phone is pre-equipped with Yahoo messenger, Windows Live Hotmail and Google Talk. Storm is a true global business device enabled with dual band CDMA and quad band GSM that can connect to any network in the world. However it does not have a Wi-Fi and is deeply missed. This phone has a Bluetooth v 2.0 and can be connected to any Bluetooth device.
As is the case with the rest of the Blackberry phones line browsing is a pleasurable experience on this phone as is the presence of a huge screen and the ability of the phone to render web pages with eas.
The 3.2 inch screen is the largest among Blackberry devices and has a high resolution making the phone rich for multimedia, including watching videos on the units large screen. I would even say the Multimedia viewing is about the same as you would find by watching movies on a PMP. The Storm also acts as a true multimedia phone by having an in-built video and music player that almost use the same interface seen on the iPhone. Finally all the controls and buttons can be accessed by tapping on the touchscreen, while the sound quality is second to none.