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BlackBerry Storm 9500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 768 reviews of BlackBerry Storm 9500. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and camera. The sound and design also get good comments, but opinions about the GPS navigation and size are mixed. There are some negative opinions about the apps and reception.

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battery, performance, reliability, reception, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Storm 9500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Storm 9500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of BlackBerry Storm 9500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the durability and screen are overall positive. The design and performance also get good feedback. Many are critical about the price and reception. Reviews about the GPS navigation and usability are mixed.

portability, performance, design, screen, durability

reliability, battery, size, reception, price

64% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Storm 9500 Mobile Phone - Black-un-locked/ sim freeBlackberry Storm 9500 Mobile Phone - Black-un-locked/ sim free

Dec, 2018

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. People really like the size. The price also gets good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the performance. Some have doubts about the reliability.

screen, price, size

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Storm 9500 Unlocked Phone with 3.15 MP Camera (Black)BlackBerry Storm 9500 Unlocked Phone with 3.15 MP Camera (Black)

Dec, 2018

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 : Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Storm - A Review of the BlackBerry Storm

 

A one-of-a-kind touch interface combined with strong data and voice performance make the Storm attractive, but sluggish performance and a mediocre keyboard dampen our enthusiasm.

Impressive clickable touchscreen, Good call quality and data performance, VZ Navigator works well, Loud speaker for music and calls, First Verizon Wireless phone with overseas 3G data support

Slow to reorient display, Buggy software, Difficult to type quickly without making errors, No Wi-Fi

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

BlackBerry Storm (Verizon Wireless) Review

 

The BlackBerry Storm is an ambitious device, and we generally like the design and what RIM was attempting to accomplish with the interface. Plus, the GPS performance, call quality, and loud speaker are major pluses. But we're disappointed in the...

Impressive clickable touchscreen, , , Good call quality and data performance, , , VZ Navigator works well, , , Loud speaker for music and calls, , , First Verizon Wireless phone with overseas 3G data support

Slow to reorient display, , , Buggy software, , , Difficult to type quickly without making errors, , , No Wi-Fi

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

BlackBerry Storm for Verizon Review Part 1

 

This year has seen potentially game-changing devices from HTC, Apple, Samsung and Sony Ericsson, and now it's the turn of RIM to show us they can do more than just email. The BlackBerry Storm marks a significant first for the company: it's the only...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1400
Battery performance:1400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):356
Talk time (2G):6

Call Management

Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:2
Flash Type:LED
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: No

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:3.25
Display Resolution:480 x 360
Display Type:TFT
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Messaging

E-mail:N
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

FM radio: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSDPA,WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Other Features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Performance

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS

Storage

Internal memory:128

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.551
Height:4.41
Weight:5.64
Width:2.45