Storm VS Blackberry Niagara...**video**
I ran across this girl reveiwing the blackberry Niagara. I hear so many people saying once this phone comes out they will switch from theere storm to the Niagara. anyway, I can't see what the big deal is about this Niagara? Why do people wont this phone so bad? I mean after watching the video about it, I can't see how its better then the storm?? Its a bold pretty much with a new name. wouldn't you guys rather have a touch screen like the storm VS this Niagara in this video??
tell me your thoughts about itCurrent Device: Blackberry Bold 9650
Future Device: Droid Bionic 4G!
- 04-11-2009, 07:33 AM #7
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-11-2009, 07:36 AM #8
- 275 Posts
I feel it's because the storm came out half cocked and rim/verizon can't seem to be bothered about resolving it
plus on the storm I think blackberry have proved that they arent ready to compete with the big boys yet and people want to go back to what blackberry do best...a business phone with buttons that actually work from the box
- 04-11-2009, 07:45 AM #9
1. The traditional BB people who are accustomed to the scrolling ball and physical keyboard, and unable to adapt to the Storm without these 2 features. So they have to go back to their "comfort zone".
2. The Storm-haters who probably don't even own a Storm but trying to create controversy.
Once again, comparing the Storm and the Niagara is like comparing apple to orange. They are for different demographics.
- 04-11-2009, 07:46 AM #10
I love my Storm, but I'll be honest, there are times when I wish I had a real keyboard for those longer messages. Even with the short messages, if I start drifting on the keyboard, all sorts of sh*t gets typed...frustrating. I have a nicely clicking screen, etc, but thumb fatigue is still an issue sometimes. Also, select/copy/paste process, regardless of improvements, isn't as easy as if you have cursor control with a trackball. Other than that...I'm with you.
So, personally, I'm tempted by the 9630, but I'm not going to wait in line for one. My Storm is running 109 and going strong. It's not a matter of "which is better". I firmly believe it's a choice over form-factor.
- CrackBerry Genius
04-11-2009, 07:55 AM #11They wont let me put what I want in here so "Support our troops and the h3ll with the press"
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- 04-11-2009, 08:04 AM #12
As I have been saying, touch screen and full-screen landscape mode are the way of the future. Without those features is like taking a step backward. You don't want to go backward when it comes to technology.
RIM has hired Don Lindsay, the designer of Mac OS X, to be their VP of User Experience. So expect to have big improvement on the next major release of Storm (i.e. the Storm 2.1).
- 04-11-2009, 11:02 AM #15
Well if you loved your 8830 and don't love your Storm then this is the phone for you. It is basically the next evolution of the 8830 using features from the Bold and built for the newer OS's. I think it will be a great phone but I've grown attached to the size of the Storm screen and I can type on it as fast as I need to (which isn't very fast LOL). I don't need a new phone just a decent OS for the Storm and I'll be happy.
- 04-11-2009, 11:59 AM #16
yea really i dont think it is a matter of trendiness as in needing the newest one the last physical keyboard BB for vzw was the 8330 curve which is over a year old so those of us who like the physical keyboard want a newer device with the bells and whistles the storm has such as more memory better resolution screen and faster processor but while retaining the physical keyboard. idk why every storm user is jumping ship personally they are very similar devices and it will give users a fair choice between keyboard or touch. instead of touch or outdated device.i owned a storm for about two weeks and it was great device but i did happen to get a defect and at that time i heard of the niagra coming out so i returned my storm and went back to my curve. now however since it appears we might not see the 9630 until frigging august i am debating giving the storm another shot and not go with the 9630
- 04-11-2009, 12:15 PM #17
This turned into a much longer post than I expected, but the bottom line is as long as you are open to change, I think anyone can get used to a physical keyboard or a touchscreen keyboard.Always running the latest official OS...
Theme: Had to go back to standard Zen, couldn't stand the annoying work around for the white bars everytime I rebooted my phone...
3rd party apps: Slacker, Google maps, Google sync, Quickpull, Weatherbug, BuzzMe, ScreenLock, Poynt, Facebook
3rd party apps I did not like: Buzz'd, Bolt, StormSlider
- CrackBerry Newbie
04-11-2009, 12:39 PM #19
- 6 Posts
I think when you break it down, it makes sense:
Quickest methods of text input:
3. Blackberry Storm
I think the fact that they made it so you had to click it really just made it slow as all heck. Its very frustrating sometimes because with a keyboard or a regular touchscreen I can fly.
- 04-11-2009, 01:27 PM #21
And I will be keeping my storm. Maybe get this or the Bold for my wife.
- 04-11-2009, 01:55 PM #22
Ewwww, NO WAY!
That phone is not beautiful! I would not trade my sexy Storm for that. I mean seriously, The Storm isn't that bad.
(Aside from that stupid resetting thing it does.)
I like BlackBerry =]
Although now looking at SubString's comment, I'm kind of jealous of the Storm"2.1" but whatever.
RIM would not forsake us. ^_^
- CrackBerry Addict
04-11-2009, 01:58 PM #23
- 933 Posts
lol I'm not even the least bit tempted. I'm sticking with the Storm.
Also substring, I'm pretty certain that same user experience upgrade will also come to the first Storm. Of that, I have little doubt.
Last edited by Optimusv2; 04-11-2009 at 02:04 PM.BlackBerry Storm 9530 - Currently running OS version 22.214.171.124
to me, I'm sticking with my storm. I love the Touch screen! Touch screens are the way of the future and by getting the Niagara would be like taking a step backwards.
I'm so used to having a touchscreen now and there getting so popular that I could never go back to a phone with a zillion buttons all over it again. Storm is the way to goCurrent Device: Blackberry Bold 9650
Future Device: Droid Bionic 4G!