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  1. NevadaJake's Avatar
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    Post Proper Storm 3 (or 4) for Verizon Wireless

    I read that Verizon is not going to carry the Storm 3 at this time. So I thought I would write about my dream for the next Verizon Storm:

    * Obviously run OS 6.

    * At least 1 GB of Application space. The Storm 1 has a gig of internal storage (not for apps), but it can only be used for media No need for that, media cards are very inexpensive.

    * Drop Surepress and just have it be a normal Touch Screen (like the Torch). Surepress seems to be a love it or hate it feature. Most other touch devices I have used are like the Torch.

    * LTE

    * Add a compass and make sure the motion sensors are ultra responsive, maybe give it gyros so it is like the iPhone.

    * Add a Front Facing Camera. Maybe Skype would take advantage of this for video calls. Maybe BBM could be enhanced to use it.

    * Tap to focus like the iPhone.

    * Record better video. The current resolution is great (whatever matches the device's screen -- no need for HD). But maybe the compression could be a little nicer.

    * Some video and photo editing built into the OS. At least Crop and Rotate and Save As for photos.

    * Definitely needs to be multi-touch. Pinch zoom, etc...

    * Add a proximity sensor so that the screen darkens and cheek dialing doesn't happen.

    * The on-screen keyboard should show the key press in a pop-up just above where your finger touches the letter. Right now it turns blue right under the key. The iPhone and Droid phones I have seen actually pop the letter you are pressing into view right as you press it. (I guess this is in some builds already. But I have not seen it yet.)

    * Allow multiple browsing windows with the new browser (not sure if OS6 supports that yet or not).

    * A trackpad like the Torch for navigation and text selection would be a nice addition.

    * Let videos play in either landscape or portrait mode depending on how you hold the device. (The video camera lets you record in either position, why not let it play in either position?)
    Last edited by NevadaJake; 11-04-2010 at 03:56 PM. Reason: Added some more dream features.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NevadaJake View Post
    * The on-screen keyboard should show the key press in a pop-up just above where your finger touches the letter. Right now it turns blue right under the key. The iPhone and Droid phones I have seen actually pop the letter you are pressing into view right as you press it.
    this feature has been in existence for a few builds already. options > screen/keyboard > show key indicator
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    Quote Originally Posted by mybella7930 View Post
    this feature has been in existence for a few builds already. options > screen/keyboard > show key indicator
    Darn, my build doesn't have that yet. It is good to hear that it is already in the works!
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    It's not in the works,,, it already exists,,, and if you have done the last upgrade from vzw, .713 it is there. this os is avail ota, so it should be real easy to do.
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    Is .713 only for the Storm 2? I have a Storm 1 that I am using right now and I thought it was at the latest version at .328.
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    Well the Storm 3 is also supposed to be running the new QNX not weak *** OS6.

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    my dream storm 3 would be this with surepress....


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    i gots me a storm2... AND I luvs it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NevadaJake View Post
    Is .713 only for the Storm 2? I have a Storm 1 that I am using right now and I thought it was at the latest version at .328.
    Not sure about what the latest "official" S1 OS version is...but there are definitely version later than .328. I'm also pretty sure that that feature is present on S1 OS versions as well, but I'm not sure with what OS it became available.

    Also, you may have a different opinion of surepress if you had an S2...but maybe not.
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    Gotta have surepress. My wife has the torch and I bout throw the damned thing every time I pick it up. I've grown to love the surepress, and when encountered with a touchscreen that doesn't have it, it drives me insane.

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    Surepress was one of the reasons I picked the Storm2. Honestly, it is a love/hate relationship, but for me I prefer it. It's actually awkward to use my Garmin GPS (and other touch devices) because I want to have that feedback response from the screen. I'd love for them to be able to turn it on/off as user preference dictates, but I'm not sure if that's technologically possible?
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    Surepress is awesome. I'm glad you're not designing my blackberry

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    Why does everyone always ask for Tap to Focus? The Storms already have it where you can put your finger on the screen to trigger a focus. WTF?
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    Key glows blue and popup is white in .1015
    Surepress rules.
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    I found an image of the greatly anticipated Storm 3/4 for Verizon!

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    ha ha, funny. If they up the specs on the hardware, then maybe we'd be talking. However, based on their track record, doubt RIM will do such a thing.
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    Thumbs up

    I think I am actually wishing for a keyboard-less Torch
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    This, and your quote, are symbolic of the ridiculous attitudes that so many people seem stuck with. No biggie and personally, I could care less. Cut your nose off to spite your face or, find something you like and get it, but pontificating with irrational, uneducated opinions, does not make for a very good impression.

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    I found an image of the greatly anticipated Storm 3/4 for Verizon!

    This is a smart phone, it is JUST a smart phone. If it were meant to be anything more than a smart phone, we would have been issued further instructions on where to go and what to do and computers would have no place in our lives.

    ::: A man of independent mind, he looks and laughs at all that :::
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSCCivic98 View Post
    Why does everyone always ask for Tap to Focus? The Storms already have it where you can put your finger on the screen to trigger a focus. WTF?
    Does it focus on what you tapped? If so, maybe I don't need that on my list. The "magic" of the iPhone is that even if the thing you tap on isnt in the center, it will focus on it. ("magic" is sarcastic, I don't care for the iPhone, I just like some of its features).

    Quote Originally Posted by Ponderous View Post
    I found an image of the greatly anticipated Storm 3/4 for Verizon!

    Haha! Very funny! If I wanted an iPhone, I'd buy one I really like BlackBerry and don't like AT&T!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NevadaJake View Post
    I read that Verizon is not going to carry the Storm 3 at this time. So I thought I would write about my dream for the next Verizon Storm:

    * Obviously run OS 6.

    * At least 1 GB of Application space. The Storm 1 has a gig of internal storage (not for apps), but it can only be used for media No need for that, media cards are very inexpensive.

    * Drop Surepress and just have it be a normal Touch Screen (like the Torch). Surepress seems to be a love it or hate it feature. Most other touch devices I have used are like the Torch.

    * LTE

    * Add a compass and make sure the motion sensors are ultra responsive, maybe give it gyros so it is like the iPhone.

    * Add a Front Facing Camera. Maybe Skype would take advantage of this for video calls. Maybe BBM could be enhanced to use it.

    * Tap to focus like the iPhone.

    * Record better video. The current resolution is great (whatever matches the device's screen -- no need for HD). But maybe the compression could be a little nicer.

    * Some video and photo editing built into the OS. At least Crop and Rotate and Save As for photos.

    * Definitely needs to be multi-touch. Pinch zoom, etc...

    * Add a proximity sensor so that the screen darkens and cheek dialing doesn't happen.

    * The on-screen keyboard should show the key press in a pop-up just above where your finger touches the letter. Right now it turns blue right under the key. The iPhone and Droid phones I have seen actually pop the letter you are pressing into view right as you press it. (I guess this is in some builds already. But I have not seen it yet.)

    * Allow multiple browsing windows with the new browser (not sure if OS6 supports that yet or not).

    * A trackpad like the Torch for navigation and text selection would be a nice addition.

    * Let videos play in either landscape or portrait mode depending on how you hold the device. (The video camera lets you record in either position, why not let it play in either position?)
    With the amount of times you reference iPhone or iPhone-like features, it would seem there's a phone in existence that already suit your needs.
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    The problem with the iPhone is AT&T and that it is a seriously walled garden. I don't want to jailbreak it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NevadaJake View Post
    The problem with the iPhone is AT&T and that it is a seriously walled garden. I don't want to jailbreak it.
    Well the WSJ reported months ago that you won't have to wait much longer.
    It's always darkest just before dawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NevadaJake View Post
    Is .713 only for the Storm 2? I have a Storm 1 that I am using right now and I thought it was at the latest version at .328.
    Get .973 from this site. It smokes .328. Not official but about 1 million times better
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    ...Stop being a (insert expletive of choice here) and listen to The Engine. Dudes smart.
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    What's up Engine? So your saying I should load .973 on my S1? I have it sitting on my desktop waiting for more forum feed back.
    .797 has been working good and I just wasn't sure if I should make the jump??
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyG27 View Post
    What's up Engine? So your saying I should load .973 on my S1? I have it sitting on my desktop waiting for more forum feed back.
    .797 has been working good and I just wasn't sure if I should make the jump??
    So far it has been as good or better than the last few. I had moderate use today and am at 60% battery and only down 1.5 minute of memory after about 12 hours. I don't use Bluetooth or text that much so I can't attest to that but the rest is really good.

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    My dream Storm3 would be already out now...
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