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BlackBerry Storm 9530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 919 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the camera and battery are generally positive. The screen and value for money are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the responsiveness. There are some less positive opinions about the text input and build quality.

usability, value for money, screen, battery, camera

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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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(Based on 919 reviews)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 gsmallover.com 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?

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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...

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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.

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RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530

 

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

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RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 Black Smartphone

 

I love my BlackBerry storm and everything about it. Its way better then the iphone or the g1 by t-mobile. No other phone compares to this one its by far the best. All the people giving this phone a bad review just dont know how to use it to its fullest...

sure touch screen 3.2 mega pixel camera great video playback just overall the best phone on the market

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RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 Black Smartphone

 

My Storm is the first RIM device I have owned. I never cared for the keyboard on the other devices or for their size.The Storm is nice because the keyboard is virtual. There was a learning curve with the touch screen keyboard, but I suspect not any...

Screen resolution and size. Ability to multitask. Reasonable size. Touch-screen. Communication in virtually every Internet medium

Battery life

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RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 Black Smartphone

 

I received the package in a timely manner after I made order online. The merchant was very efficient in shipping orders out.The phone looks nice, I have not used it though. I like the touch screen of this phone, it's sort of like iphone. I would...

The phone looks nice, I have not used it though. I like the touch screen of this phone, it's sort of like iphone. I would recommend this product to users who want to use smart phones

I have not had enough time to find out the weakness of this product yet. But I am sure it's one of the best phones that might have some tiny drawbacks

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: 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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

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

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:RIM
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

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