I have my issues with the iPhone, and I have no problem expressing them, but all in all you have to admit, it’s pretty good.  The OS does a good job at being fast enough to keep up with you (not as much since 2.0) and things are mostly well thought out and designed.  No surprise, its Apple.  (No, I’m not an Apple fan boy).

So when I first heard about the Blackberry Storm I thought, ah.. an iPhone rip off.  No biggie, perhaps they will learn from Apple and make improvements..  Ehhh.. no.  When I first tried, I put it back down in 10 min and thought, clumsy.  It just does not have that ‘feel’ you expect from a device that is suppose to interact with you.  And the keyboard just did not do it for me.

Well, I read this in the New York Times and this guy got it SPOT ON!

“…  Unfortunately, R.I.M.’s execution is inconsistent and confusing.

Where to begin? Maybe with e-mail, the most important function of a BlackBerry. On the Storm, a light touch highlights the key but doesn’t type anything. It accomplishes nothing — a wasted software-design opportunity. Only by clicking fully do you produce a typed letter.

It’s too much work, like using a manual typewriter. (“I couldn’t send two e-mails on this thing,” said one disappointed veteran.)

It’s no help that the Storm shows you two different keyboards, depending on how you’re holding it (it has a tilt sensor like the iPhone’s). …”

Read the full article here..

Yes, iPhone, you really piss me off sometimes, but every time I go to another device, I feel a little better about you.

3 comments on “N.Y. Times rips on the new Blackberry Storm… I agree

  • Both models (iPhone 3G and BlackBerry) have some strong and weak points. But nowadays they become a very close competitors: Apple iPhone 3g, Nokia and BlackBerry.
    People just need to choose a right kind of model, depending on their desires and requirements.

    • Actually, I think we are on the edge of a major change in what a 'smart phone' means. Given the 1G processor and 4G coming online in the summer, this is going to be an interesting end of year line up. I have a feeling though, Palm may not be part of the game. 🙁

  • Actually, I think we are on the edge of a major change in what a 'smart phone' means. Given the 1G processor and 4G coming online in the summer, this is going to be an interesting end of year line up. I have a feeling though, Palm may not be part of the game. 🙁

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