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BlackBerry Storm 9530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 920 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and battery. The screen and value for money also get good reviews, but many are negative about the build quality and apps.

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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 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 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 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on


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

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 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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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

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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 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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Blackberry Storm 9530


The first touch device from Blackberry offers an excellent browser , decent multimedia features and a superb email client.

Unique clickable screen ; Highly useable Qwerty keyboard ; Decent multimedia features ; Good browser ; Superb email client and contact management

No Wi-Fi

Unique clickable screen, good browsing and multimedia experience are what the Storm has in store for us.

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BlackBerry Storm 9530 review


We review the BlackBerry Storm 9530 - a Verizon exclusive smartphone that marks the touchscreen consumer debut for BlackBerry

Large, clear, high resolution screen ; 3 G ; 3.5mm headset jack ; Lots of apps for professionals and consumers

Data entry system won’t appeal to all ; No Wi-Fi

With Wi-Fi missing, the 9530 Storm is one piece short of a full puzzle, and not everyone will like the way the screen moves around

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REVIEW – BlackBerry Storm 9530 Smartphone from Telus Mobility


What do you get when you cross the push email goodness of a BlackBerry with the touchscreen appeal of the iPhone? Research in Motion seems to have an answer to that rhetorical question in the form of the BlackBerry Storm. Shown here as the Storm 9530...

Product Specifications


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 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
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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