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  • RIM: Disable the Storm's auto rotating main screen, please

    I have been using a BlackBerry Storm for about a month now and have came to like the phone. While I don’t have an iPhone love affair going on, it’s a solid phone I wouldn’t not recommended. (understand?) It has its quarks like any phone, but the single most annoying feature could – and should – be resolved by Research in Motion. You see the Storm auto rotates… Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm: The netbook redefined?

    Research In Motion’s founder and co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, has cleared up some non-existent confusion about his company’s first touch screen device, the Storm — it’s a netbook. Wait, what? Sorry, can you repeat that? I must have misheard you Mr. co-CEO. In a recent interview, when asked “Would you consider Netbooks as your competitors?,” Mr. Lazaridis… Read More

  • 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

  • A knife and a storm/a bottle and a cork: The Storm gets jabbed

    If you heard PHa complaining a few days ago about the Storm, you’d want to stab the thing too. But, as we see here, all of your thrusting would be for naught because the device is impervious to earth weaponry. Should you do this to your own Storm? If Peter and the rest of the world, you’ll be stabbing this thing in no time. via Giz via AOL Read More

  • Pair of BlackBerry Storm firmware updates leaked

    As if Thanksgiving left-overs and a bit of time off weren’t enough, Storm owners got a bit more to be thankful for over the weekend. After a somewhat shaky launch and a whole lot of complaints about some fairly rough bugs, RIM is set to release the first firmware update some time this week. Fortunately for those ready to throw their Storm out to sea, some folks at RIM (or Verizon… Read More

  • The BlackBerry Storm has issues – at least six of them, in fact

    With hype comes scrutiny. Build consumer interest in a device up to that which Verizon has built the BlackBerry Storm, and you’re bound to hear the complaints. The Storm has been on the shelves for less than a week, and forums around the web are already littered with word of reproach. A list of the issues that RIM has recognized as software flaws has been passed out to Verizon employees… Read More

  • Verizon revises the BlackBerry Storm ship-by date

    CrackBerry addicts that didn’t get their sweaty thumbs on RIM’s first touchscreen device on launch day, should get their mobile phones a bit sooner than expected. Previously, Verizon had a ship-by date of December 15th but now the product page is showing December 8th. The large “Limited Availabilty” warning is still present but hopefully the phones will get into eager… Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm torn apart and mysteries revealed

    All the rage behind the BlackBerry Storm seems to be the clickable screen. It isn’t the OS, email capabilities, or media player but the clickable screen so the obligatory teardown focuses on that mystery. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that RIM developed any screen clicking magic rather installing a a single button underneath the screen’s backplate. Read More

  • 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?

      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

  • Let the BlackBerry Storm accessories flood begin!

    Now that the BlackBerry is a 200 person line-inducing device, there is bound to be a steady stream of accessories. The most novel of the first round appears to be this the BlackBerry-branded charging and syncing dock that’s inverted for video viewing. Neat-o and it’s only $29.99 on sale down from $49.99. Read More

  • Huge line and riots this morning at one NYC Verizon store?

    According to a Reuters report, there was 200+ CrackBerry addicts waiting this morning at the mid-town Manhattan Verizon store for the BlackBerry Storm and most of them were turned away due to supply levels. The report then states,  The angry customers caused a ruckus and police came to restore order. Really? The police had to be called to calm down middle-aged suits? What’s wrong with… Read More

  • A CrunchDeals reminder: Verizon's New Every Two works with the Storm

    Just in case your Verizon contract has the New Every Two feature that allows you to get $100 bucks off a new mobile phone every two years, you could score the Storm today for only $99 after the a $50 mail-in rebate. Not a bad price for BlackBerry’s dreary attempt at a touchscreen phone. Props to James Kendrick for pointing this out. Read More

  • Happy BlackBerry Storm day!

    The BlackBerry Storm is now available and this is the day that countless CrackBerry addicts have been waiting for. At least until they read all the lackluster reviews about their supposed Jesusphone slayer. (Speaking of reviews…anyone see a super positive one?) Many Verizon locations are opening early today for the important launch so if you’re BlackBerry thumbs are itch’n… Read More

  • iPhone and BlackBerry Storm web browser speed test video

    The BlackBerry Storm (our review) launches tomorrow and speed tests are no doubt going to be conducted many times over comparing the latest BlackBerry against every phone out there, but here is real world test of the top two touchscreen phones. Without spoiling the results, lets just say the BlackBerry does just fine against the Jesusphone in a real world test. There isn’t anything… 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

  • Today's Umbrage Inducer: CIO's "Why the Storm is better than the iPhone"

    Eric Zeman, my favorite Phonescoop editor after Rich, wrote a fairly cogent article debunking the flame bait put out by CIO magazine comparing the Storm to the iPhone. Read More

  • Question of the day: Are you going to buy a BlackBerry Storm

    The hottest news on the interwebs right now is the official release date and price of the BlackBerry Storm – Nov 21 @ $199, btw. It is getting nearly as much press as the iPhone and even though it’s a hot handheld, are you planning on buying the latest CrackBerry now or in the near future? {democracy:43} Read More

  • 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? Take 2.

    The BlackBerry Storm is launching soon – hopefully – but the latest intel states that the Storm will thunder into VZW stores on November 24th, 2008 rather than the previously stated 17th. Plus, there will be a mail-in rebate dropping the end price to the ever-so-important $199 price point which should draw numerous iP3G comparison.  Verizon Stores are anticipating that this… Read More