The Blackberry Storm
i get asked all the time what I think about the Blackberry Storm, RIM’s attempt to copy the iPhone (along with every other company’s attempts to copy the iPhone). Okay, here’s all I have to say about the Blackberry Storm:
FIRST AND FOREMOST: THE BLACKBERRY STORM DOESN’T HAVE WIFI!! Okay, let’s just keep that point first and foremost in our mind here. This device will NOT surf any high-speed wireless network like the iPhone will. You are forced to pay Verizon to use their slower cellular network to surf the Internet and check your email. Why? Because Verizon wants it that way… to make more money for themselves. That was one of the reasons they initially turned down the iPhone.
Okay, if that isn’t enough to dissuade you from purchasing the Blackberry Storm, let me point you to a handful of reviews about the Blackberry Storm:
MAY 2009 update:
This blog entry isn’t the place for me to be listing the hundreds of positive reviews for the iPhone. I do a tiny bit of that here. But it would be interesting to point out this news story: “J.D. Power: Apple iPhone ranks highest in smartphone customer satisfaction”