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BlackBerry Storm 9530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 924 reviews of BlackBerry Storm 9530. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and design. The screen and portability are also appreciated, but opinions about the durability and battery are mixed. Many are negative about the text input and reliability.

price, portability, screen, design, performance

reliability, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Storm 9530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for BlackBerry Storm 9530


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of BlackBerry Storm 9530 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Some have doubts about the sound.


0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: BlackBerry Storm 9530 Unlocked Gsm Mobile Phone

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for BlackBerry Storm 9530


alaTest has collected and analyzed 824 user reviews of BlackBerry Storm 9530 from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on Reviews about the screen and performance are on the whole positive. The battery and portability also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the reliability. Views about the durability and usability are mixed.

price, portability, battery, performance, screen


48% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry 9530 Storm Unlocked For Any GSM Carrier WorldwideBlackBerry Storm 9530 VERIZON PHONE NO CONTRACT + Unlocked GSM + World Cell Phone with 3.15 Mega pixel CameraBlackberry Storm 9530 Touch Screen Replacement, Tool Kit

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 (Verizon)


After six months, the BlackBerry Storm is finally living up to its potential. Major updates to its handheld and desktop software have fixed the Storm's most frustrating bugs and filled in many gaps, making this a phone we can finally recommend. But it...

Big touch screen actually clicks. Fast Internet in the U.S. and abroad. Solid GPS and media players

Buggy. Interface may be frustrating at first. QWERTY keyboard is difficult to use. Touchy accelerometer. Roxio desktop software is very slow

The BlackBerry Storm is as big a deal as the iPhone, but our own experience with the device, coupled with widespread media reports of bugs, causes us to wonder whether it's ready for prime time.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: sammy (

RIM Blackberry Storm 9530: A Blackberry with a Difference


BlackBerry Storm review including a look at the device's specs and performance. Find out how good this BB smartphone really is in this review.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Bright Hub (

BlackBerry Storm 9530 Review


When mobile touchscreen technology is talked about, only a few smartphones come to mind. One of these chosen few is the BlackBerry Storm 9530 smartphone by RIM. With a solid slate of features, it is indeed one of the big boys in the modern smartphone...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (

Blackberry Storm 9530 Smart Phone


First touch screen Blackberry. Faster processing than other Blackberry devices at the time of release. Big high resolution LCD. Camera quality is very good

Buggy, laggy, slow, rusty, unsuuitable and premature operating system. Not as advertised! No Wi-Fi

If you want a touch screen Blackberry, wait until the Storm II comes out. Never buy 1st generation anything! I learned my lesson the hard way.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: OCModShop (ocmodshop)

Blackberry Storm 9530 Review


The Blackberry Storm 9530, what was for a long while hyped to be the potential iPhone-killer from RIM: beautiful, sleek, the first touch-screen Blackberry, with...

May, 2009

Expert review by: John Pastor (

RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 Review


It's been a little over a month since I received my BlackBerry Storm review unit, and I have to say, it's been a lukewarm experience. With the world's first "clickable" touch screen display, does it offer a similar experience to the heavyweight...

Innovative "clickable" touch screen ; High-speed EVDO Rev. A network

Touch keyboard takes some getting used to ; Sluggish software ; Speakerphone quality needs improvement

don't like this phone, got one from and returned it. went with a htc touch pro 2 instead and it's a lot more responsive. this one has the surepress, sucks. anyays like my new one. has anybody gotten the storm 2 yet is the screen better?

Feb, 2009


Expert review by: Jennifer Johnson (

BlackBerry Storm 9530, Tested and Burned In


Touchscreen smartphones are certainly a big hit right now. If you consider Apple's ever-popular iPhone, HTC's well-received Touch lineup, and many others, touch is a high-demand feature. Manufacturers are certainly taking note of this fact....

Plenty of storage capacity ; 3.5mm headphone jack ; 3.2MP camera ; Global capabilities

Sometimes unresponsive screen ; Fingerprint magnet ; Heavier than some smartphones

Performance During our tests, there were a few instances in which the phone appeared sluggish. There were also times in which we tapped and clicked an onscreen button and received no response. After tapping and clicking once or twice, the device...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Brighthand (

BlackBerry Storm 9530 Review


The Storm is the first BlackBerry with a touchscreen, and Brighthand's Shaun Mahal brings us a review of Verizon's version of this highly-anticipated smartphone.

Large, high-resolution touchscreen, Mobile broadband

Buggy, On-screen keyboard only, No Wi-Fi

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Michael Oryl (

Review: Video review: BlackBerry Storm 9530


The BlackBerry Storm 9530 is easily one of the hottest phones of the year, thanks largely to its clickable 3.25" touchscreen display. Learn the ins and outs of this device in our 4 part video review.

So with that said, we really have to recommend that people hold off before buying a Storm.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: (

RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530


The innovative touch-screen BlackBerry Storm is poised to steal some of the iPhone's thunder.

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7600


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA)


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:RIM
Operating System Version:BB 7 AND BELOW
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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