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BlackBerry Storm 9500

We have collected and analyzed 139 expert reviews and 737 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 71/100 and users rate it 65/100. The average review date is Oct 17, 2009. We have compared these reviews to 2620338 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 85/100 = Very good. Last update: Mar 31, 2020.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Storm 9500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of BlackBerry Storm 9500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the price and reception. Reviews about the GPS navigation and usability are mixed.

portability, performance, design, screen, durability

reliability, battery, size, reception, price

65% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Storm 9500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 user reviews of BlackBerry Storm 9500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The price is also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the performance.

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42% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

BlackBerry Storm 9500 review: Berry-go-round

 

It's not everyday that you see a BlackBerry review on our homepage but it's not like RIM routinely churn out devices like the Storm either. Messaging is still the legendary name but touchscreen is the game...

3.25" 65K-color capacitive touchscreen of 360 x 480 pixel resolution ; A new touchscreen experience thanks to SurePress screen ; Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 2100 MHz 3G with HSDPA support ; 3.15 MP autofocus camera, LED flash ; BlackBerry OS 4.7 ;...

No Wi-fi ; No email support without BlackBerry Internet Service account ; Interface not as quick as competitors ; Chubbier than most touchscreen phones ; Mediocre camera ; No FM radio ; No Flash support ; Fingerprint-prone front panel ; No video-call...

SurePress screen may not be everyone's cup of coffee but we're not talking teacup either, just yet

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : John Brandon (digitaltrends.com)

Blackberry Storm Review

 

Thumb-punching typists and those expecting an iPhone-caliber experience won

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (engadget.com)

BlackBerry Storm now available on Verizon

 

You've read the review, now Verizon's BlackBerry Storm is available for purchase for $200 on two-year contract. Really, what's left to say -- you're either ready to pull the trigger or not. [Thanks, JR] ...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Joshua Topolsky (engadget.com)

BlackBerry Storm review

 

By now most of us have heard this story in one fashion or another: when Steve Jobs and Apple were in the planning stages of the iPhone, the first carrier they brought the device to was America's largest network, Verizon. Even if you haven't heard how...

Clean industrial design ; BlackBerry OS updated for touchscreen ; Verizon is rock-solid

On-screen QWERTY / SurePress is awful ; OS is dated ; Sluggish performance overall

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

BlackBerry Storm Touchscreen Underwhelms

 

There's been widespread anticipation for RIM's new touchscreen BlackBerry cellphone, the Storm. However, Senior Editor Denny Arar calls the touchscreen "a failed experiment."

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Feb, 2009

Expert review by : D Dumas (wired.com)

Review: RIM BlackBerry Storm

 

The BlackBerry Storm is a lot of things: It's the first touchscreen device ever made by RIM, it has a 3.2-MP camera and it features...

Click screen is a revelation for touch-compatible devices. Converts iTunes to BlackBerry media without breaking a sweat. Included GSM card means the Storm is a true globetrotter — it can work in virtually any foreign port. Photos, video and text pop...

OS lag on a piece of hardware this gorgeous is unacceptable. Scrolling through menus is jagged, slow and pokey. Accelerometer sometimes takes a good 5 to 10 seconds to orient itself. Lack of WiFi is lame. Verizon’s totalitarian control over the Storm’s...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

BlackBerry Storm (Verizon Wireless) review

 

Editors' note: We have updated the review since its last publish date to include changes to features and performance after installing the BlackBerry OS version 4.7.0.148 released by Verizon Wireless on May 31, 2009.

The RIM BlackBerry Storm features an innovative touch screen that provides tactile feedback to confirm your selection. The Storm offers dual-mode functionality for world-roaming capabilities as well as EV-DO Rev. A and UMTS/HSDPA support. Other...

The Storm's SurePress touch-screen takes some acclimation and the onscreen keyboard is a bit cramped. The smartphone can still be sluggish even after the firmware update. Speakerphone quality was a bit choppy

The RIM BlackBerry Storm may blow in a frenzy for Verizon Wireless subscribers wanting a touch screen similar to the Apple iPhone. However, there are bugs and performance issues that prevent the Storm from delivering its full potential.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

BlackBerry Storm for Verizon review part 2

 

In part one of our Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Storm 9530 review we looked at the hardware - including the unique touchscreen - the preinstalled software and our initial impressions, together with some preliminary battery feedback. Now, in part two,...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

BlackBerry Storm Review

 

What's this, the new BlackBerry? Woah, it has no keyboard. And…did it just click? You've never clicked a screen before, is that supposed to happen? Is it supposed to feel so…tiring? And why is this screen wiggling around, am I supposed to be seeing the...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

BlackBerry Storm

 

The first BlackBerry to sport a touchscreen (that's more of a push-screen) has arrived. That's right, the BlackBerry Storm. There's a lot to like about the Storm and with every new form factor there's also a lot to learn. Read: be prepared to invest a...

Nov, 2008