Found 19th Jan 2009
i have a blackberry storm being delivered tomorrow just wondering if anyone has had any experiance with one ,what are peoples views

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i was thinking bout getting one of these,where u getting yours from and how much a month?

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vodafone 35pm 600 min unlimited text and free internet and email:)

I ended up with it on Vodafone 600 minutes, unlimited texts, unlimted internet and £100 cashback inhand for £40 a month on a 18month contract, but could have got for £35 on a 24 month but chose not too
Bit complicated for the first day but a very nice phone and i have had many comments, and ive only had it a week

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I ended up with it on Vodafone 600 minutes, unlimited texts, unlimted … I ended up with it on Vodafone 600 minutes, unlimited texts, unlimted internet and £100 cashback inhand for £40 a month on a 18month contract, but could have got for £35 on a 24 month but chose not tooBit complicated for the first day but a very nice phone and i have had many comments, and ive only had it a week



where did u get that deal from?

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off the vodafone website just realised though its on 24 month contract not a prob though still a good deal:thumbsup:

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Guy I work with has had one for less than a month now.

He's taking it back again for yet another. (It will be the 4th one he's had.)

Silly faults - like phone not ringing, signal jumping up and down, switching itself off.

Looks a nice phone, but I wouldnt want one after seeing the problems he's had with his.

The touchscreen , is different, actually goes down when you press a key. Remember to download the firmware from Blackberry/Vodafone, strange issues, Java crashing, Keyboard takes some getting used tooo. Iphone, LG, and Samsung touchscreen phones are light years ahead. And its heaver than a Blackberry bold or curve. Once point it uses micro usb.. so get another spare when you can

The thing that put me off it was the lack of wifi support. It means that you're bound to the Vodafone network for all your internet activities, which can make things really troublesome if you go ove their "fair use" limits. In a more practical sense, it also means that if you're in a poor signal area, like you house, or if you're on holiday or on a train or whatever, you're stuck offline.

The phone only lacks wifi at request of the network, who want to make mobile web access mandatory so they can charge more money. It's why I went elsewhere.

I bought one at Christmas along with a work colleague, and we both thought that all the features were great but only if your a teenager, you can't use it as a serious business phone.
It crashed all the time, battery life was a joke, all day if you didn't use it and about half an hour if you use gps, vid etc. When the battery does die halfway through a call, you plug it in but it takes 10 mins before you can even turn it on let alone call someone back as it trickle charges.
I ended up carrying another phone and eventually swapping it with someone for an N96 which in my opinion is leaps and bounds ahead, although the battery life is not much better, a cheap Chinese battery off fleabay has sorted that.
If the blackberry was at a trade fair with this as a prototype, then brilliant, come back in two years when it all works as it should.
If i was you i would sell it while people still want one!
It's a very poor PDA that also does phone calls, it's not a telephone.
Just my two pennies.
(and if you love it that's fine too:-D)
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