blackberry storm

  • Hands-on video: The BlackBerry OS 5.0 update turns the Storm into an iPhone clone

    Verizon released the BlackBerry OS 5.0 update alongside the Storm2 launch date this morning. I just had to try it out as I had ranked the BlackBerry Storm as the worst phone ever made. I’ve only had the update loaded for about an hour so far, but everything seems slightly better including the reception, responsiveness, and the iPhone-like effects. I still don’t like the phone but… Read More

  • Verizon cuts the BlackBerry Storm down to $50

    Verizon cuts the BlackBerry Storm down to $50

    The BlackBerry Storm may finally have found its pricing sweet spot. The phone definitely was overpriced at $200 last year and even the $100 price cut a few months ago didn’t seem right, but $50?!? Yeah, I wanna throw mine into a wall and piss on the remains daily, but VZW isn’t going to have any trouble at all clearing out the inventory. You know why it’s only $50 right? Read More

  • Verizon cuts the BlackBerry Storm down to $50

    The BlackBerry Storm may finally have found its pricing sweet spot. The phone definitely was overpriced at $200 last year and even the $100 price cut a few months ago didn’t seem right, but $50?!? Yeah, I wanna throw mine into a wall and piss on the remains daily, but VZW isn’t going to have any trouble at all clearing out the inventory. You know why it’s only $50 right? Read More

  • Verizon drops price of BlackBerry Storm down to $99

    Verizon drops price of BlackBerry Storm down to $99

    You should still avoid purchasing this thing. Is the Storm 2 coming soon? Verizon Wireless Read More

  • Hands-on with the official Verizon update for the Blackberry Storm

    Hands-on with the official Verizon update for the Blackberry Storm

    Great news: The Blackberry Storm is finally usable. Most of our issues with the phone were resolved with the first official Verizon update for the Storm. It’s now a quality phone that’s worthy of the BlackBerry name. As of Sunday, May 31, the update is available via either directly from the support section of VZW.com or from an OTA download. We downloaded the update over the… Read More

  • Video: Lewis Hamilton controlling a Formula One car with a BB Storm

    No matter how you feel right now about the BlackBerry Storm, watch this video; it’s impressive as hell. Basically what first started as a geek side project of stuffing a Bluetooth receiver in a little RC car was recreated by Lewis Hamilton’s F1 team. Towards the end of the video too, the champ takes the Storm and sends the Formula One car racing away. Read More

  • Latest Google Maps update unlocks BlackBerry Storm's GPS

    Latest Google Maps update unlocks BlackBerry Storm's GPS

    Woohoo! I just sent my Storm to Matt, so I can’t verify this, but I’m sure it’s legit. The latest update to Google Maps for BlackBerrys, 3.0.2, is now compatible with the Storm’s GPS. In case you haven’t updated in a while this latest round includes Latitude, too. Now go get it! Read More

  • CrunchNotSoDeal: BlackBerry Storm $99 on Amazon

    CrunchNotSoDeal: BlackBerry Storm $99 on Amazon

    Go ahead and head over to Amazon for a red hot deal on the BlackBerry Storm. RIMs lose-a-phone will cost you $99 with 2 year contract, provided you don’t throw it on the ground and step on it after a week of trying to type “google.com” into the browser. via Gear Diary Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm, she is not doing so well

    BlackBerry Storm, she is not doing so well

    RIM’s BlackBerry Storm, the biggest lump of crap to come out of Canada since Celine Dion, sold 500,000 units in its first month. Everyone who was everyone basically told RIM that this was a heap but did they listen? Nope. “I found myself wanting to throw it in the ocean due to my frustration with its overall usability,” said Steven Golub, a longtime Verizon customer from… Read More

  • BB Storm 4.7.0.85 firmware leaked

    BB Storm 4.7.0.85 firmware leaked

    The latest unreleased firmware for the Blackberry Storm (aka le lump of poo) has leaked is now available over at CrackBerry forums. Read More

  • Contest: CrunchGear Loyalty Rewards Program

    Contest: CrunchGear Loyalty Rewards Program

    We’ve been around for a few years now and we know that a lot of you have been following us since the beginning so we wanted to reward those folks. Think of it as our version of Best Buy’s Reward Zone program. Otherwise known as the CrunchGear Loyalty Rewards Program. TeleNav has always been supportive of us and so we’ve teamed up to give away a years worth of free service… Read More

  • Verizon rolls out Storm OS update, still isn't going to help

    Verizon rolls out Storm OS update, still isn't going to help

    Bonnie Cha over at CNet has the scoop on the Storm OS update we’ve all been waiting patiently for over the last two weeks. If you actually bought this girnormous piece of poo then you can update using the Desktop Software Manager or wait for the OTA that’s said to be going out at 12:30 AM EDT. Regardless of what this update can do, I won’t be changing my review of the Storm. Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm OS downgraded at the last minute?

    BlackBerry Storm OS downgraded at the last minute?

      Here come some numbers with decimals, so get ready. BGR is speculating that batches of the BlackBerry Storm that had been shipped with OS version 4.7.0.82 may have caused some sort of glitch. And when BGR asked Verizon about the official OS version, Verizon told them it was 4.7.0.65 – that’s lower than 4.7.0.82, mind you. Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm OS downgraded at the last minute?

    BlackBerry Storm OS downgraded at the last minute?

      Here come some numbers with decimals, so get ready. BGR is speculating that batches of the BlackBerry Storm that had been shipped with OS version 4.7.0.82 may have caused some sort of glitch. And when BGR asked Verizon about the official OS version, Verizon told them it was 4.7.0.65 – that’s lower than 4.7.0.82, mind you. Read the rest of this entry over at CrunchGear >> Read More

  • What does the BlackBerry Storm mean for RIM, Verizon Wireless?

    What does the BlackBerry Storm mean for RIM, Verizon Wireless?

    I might not be a fan of the Storm but that doesn’t mean it won’t be flying off the shelves come tomorrow. You see, it’s not meant to be a gadget lover’s device. Just hear me out then flame away if you feel the need to. RIM felt the urgency to fill the gap between they’re entry level Pearl phones and their higher-end Bold. They obviously felt threatened by Apple… Read More

  • Give Storm one more chance

    Love it or hate it, you have to give it to Dave Ciccone of Mobility Today: the boy knows how to video review a phone. His 29 minute opus is so thorough that I felt like I was in his pocket, nestled up against his car keys. Read More

  • Review: BlackBerry Storm for Verizon Wireless

    Review: BlackBerry Storm for Verizon Wireless

    The ‘iPhone killer’ label (which I hate using – BTW) has been thrown around since the first touch-screen device hit the market after the original iPhone was launched last year. Unfortunately, nothing has been able to live up to the hype. Both consumers (you) and techies (us) have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the Storm in the hopes that it would knock the iPhone down a… Read More

  • What do you want to know about the BlackBerry Storm?

    What do you want to know about the BlackBerry Storm?

    We may or may not have one lurking around the office, but in case we do, what would you like to know about it? Let us know in comments. Read More

  • Official: BlackBerry Storm for Verizon Wireless available on November 21

    Official: BlackBerry Storm for Verizon Wireless available on November 21

    The Storm touches down at Verizon on November 21 for $200 after a MIR and 2-year contract agreement. [Update]: $35 activation fee. Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm pricing and release date revealed?

    BlackBerry Storm pricing and release date revealed?

    If we piece together a couple of Verizon sources, the BlackBerry Storm will launch on November 17, 2008 for $219 with a two-year contract. None of this is of course confirmed through VZW, but it seems to fit the timetable and price point. Verizon needs to get this BlackBerry out before the holidays as some suits will want to treat themselves to a new CrackBerry as a stocking stuffer. Plus… Read More