1. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    I'm sure its been on several people's minds of late! So let's start the discussion here...

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    11-22-10 10:45 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Because the Storm was bad from the get-go.. Even the Storm name causes some folks to shudder. The Bold series however, was a winner out of the gates.
    11-22-10 11:21 PM
  3. R1cE's Avatar
    Because the Storm was bad from the get-go.. Even the Storm name causes some folks to shudder. The Bold series however, was a winner out of the gates.
    We can close the thread now the question has been answered
    11-22-10 11:58 PM
  4. deGrate's Avatar
    The Bold 9780 is virtually Canada's version of the USA's Bold 9650. Similar specs, and were made for the same thing - OS6, despite the USA having the 9780 also.
    11-23-10 12:00 AM
  5. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    I just don't understand why the storm refresh would get canned, but a bold refresh is ok. They're both bad moves IMO

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    11-23-10 12:03 AM
  6. aznlgcy's Avatar
    Agreed. But Storm had so much more hype than the Bold 9700 ever did. So there was so much more disappoint possible from the storm vs bold 9700
    11-23-10 12:14 AM
  7. grahamf's Avatar
    I think that with the LTE storm coming out, RIM realized that they would have to completely fix the 9570 or skip it. And the only way to fix the 9570 is to put QNX on it.

    I'm still sticking to my theory that the 9570 is finished hardware-wise, but RIM's working on QNX for it.

    It may have been bumped up a little bit to a 800mhz processor, but it wil definitely be placed as a midrange device, like the Curve and Pearl.
    11-23-10 12:39 AM
  8. RicanMedic78's Avatar
    all of RIMs devices are low to mid range when you compare them to the competition...

    I noticed blaze hinted to this issue in the latest podcast when Kevin talked about how the Bold 9780 was so awesome but then how scrapping the Storm 9570 was the best move rim could do. He said something to the affect of "then why the Bold for that matter." it was brushed off and the discussion kept on going but that little part caught my attention and I dont excuse RIM for having a crappy upgrade just because of the amazing form factor.
    11-23-10 11:37 PM
  9. VZWman1987's Avatar
    If I'm not mistaken, wasn't it Verizon who actually scrapped the Storm? If so, then RIM is not to blame for this. Also, I'm not sure why, but the 9780 has my attention, and I'm on a 9700.

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    11-24-10 12:24 AM
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