Blackberry Storm Complaint - A Very Unsatisfactory Product
I upgraded to a Blackberry Storm last year. It is without any doubt the worst technical/device acquisition I have ever made - and that is saying something given that I have been in systems development for about 30 years and have usually worked in the area of advanced technologies so am prepared to accept shortcomings in new things.
The software is unstable, prone to randomly just becoming unusable -for example - phone rings but can't answer call. Sometimes this is accompanied by a screen with an image of a lightning flash - but usually just doesn't work. As always, problem solved by removing battery.
Icons occasionally disappear for no apparent reason. Currently the calendar icon has disappeared and I'm trying to find it. It so happens I have a few meetings registered there but I have no idea of what or when...very handy!
Recently the phone has gone into reboot mode on a couple of occasions - once during a business call. It rebooted about every 15 minutes or so for several hours and when it stablized the icons had been rearranged. I have no idea of why or how this occurred.
The camera seems to work on a time delay. Push the button and wait - I suppose it's great for getting 'after shots' if you are that way inclined.
In summary, I have to say this device is a dog - maybe a hackers delight but as far as a device 'fit for purpose' it doesn't cut it.
I have attempted to convey my experience to RIM but they don't seem to be interested in any feedback - just orders.
What a dog.