14 thoughts on “Blackberry Storm With Global 3G Launches*”

  1. With an 8830 World Edition from RIM, I already have service on GSM and CDMA networks, as well as legacy networks. However, one downfall I’ve discovered is the GPS is tacked onto the CDMA side of the device and not available when connected via GSM/GPRS. Any chance the Storm will enable GPS support for all its network coverage that is touted?

  2. My experience with my iPhone, or what other companies should do better.
    I got it as a gift, so I’m not emotionally attached to it.

    Hands free bluetooth does not work with our Lexus, totally embarrassing for Apple (Nokia, RIM work just fine).

    No todos, except after market(same as above)
    No C&P, OMG.
    No voice notes, same as above.

    Email works just fine. I have my own imaps server with an elaborate rule extension. And since I use it as a queuing system instead of IM, no problem with updates.

    Where the iPhone really shined was. We stopped during our annual Foliage tour to find a small Lake near a town I knew it was there somewhere. Zooming in and out the cars build in GPS and moving on the screen was just to much pain. Got the iPhone out, zoomed around, found the lake, typed the address in the car GPS, and of we went. But GPS without a connection, in the middle of nowhere (Colorado Mountains) is useless on the iPhone, need to be near a town.

    Build in iPod comes in handy if you drive through the middle of nowhere.

    To sum it up, good to excellent consumer device. Not so good business device.
    Or in other words somebody has to build a business device with consumer features, since we will use these devices both ways. There is a lot of overlap between “free” time and “business” time these days.

  3. @ronald:

    iPhone App Store has free apps for IM, VoIP, TO DOs, and voice notes. There are also 4,000 other apps the include even voice dialing and many many others.

    I can not download WiFi, Mac Syncing or multi-touch for the Storm!

    Bluetooth on my iPhone works perfectly in my Toyota and with my Garmin nuvi and various headsets I have tried. Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes support is all there on the iPhone. It just depends if YOUR company will support it, not the other way around.

    GPS on the Storm will cost you $10 extra a month without a choice and will also be USELESS if there is no signal.

  4. @Paul
    what can I say. I know. But was expecting a little more supported from Apple. Who knows if any of these small todos, voip whatever providers will be around for the live time of the product?

    Bluetooth, yes that’s why I mentioned my car maker. As they say, your results may differ, but we have 2 of them. Just read the Apple forum about it.

    But MS Exchange, Lotus Notes, or even Google mail, how embarrassing. Based on 19th century understanding of how information is processed and stored. Sorry I will stick with my system, which as I said works fine.

    You forgot to mention that the iPhone caches maps. So it can still be useful if you have searched previously, even in dead areas. How many and at what detail I don’t know.

    Relax 🙂

  5. There is an interesting talk called “Global Mobile” at Stanford Univ. on Oct 21st, where Device Anywhere, MoBlast and KPCB’s Cyriac Roeding are on the panel. This may be a good venue for some of you to ask them questions about how to build and test applications on mobile platforms that can run anywhere in the world. Goto http://www.vlab.org for more details.

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