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 Morristown, N.J., who bought the Storm the day it was released, but returned it a few weeks later.
Our own Peter Ha reviewed the phone and found it lacking. I used it for a few weeks and found it atrocious.
RIM is #2 in the U.S. and it’s abundantly clear they do a good job at keyboard phones for a certain audience. Do they really need to offer a mass market phone, especially one as ham-handed as they Storm? The Bold is well-loved and great for email. There was no reason for them to release the Storm, especially as half-baked in the first place.