A colleague of mine that happens to be an iPhone user but had to get a Verizon BlackBerry for work decided to write down his thoughts on the BlackBerry Storm. I posted his commentary below and would like to know what you guys think…
I am what Apple people would call a recent switcher but I converted from the Apple iPhone 3G to the Blackberry Storm. I have been an extremely happy iPhone user since it released nearly 18 months ago. I suffered through all the bugs, dropped calls, user interface issues, and many other issues. I got the Blackberry because I had to switch to a corporately managed phone plan on Verizon and the Storm is the closest experience to an iPhone I could get.
The Calm before the ‘Storm’
While I waited for my Storm to arrive I used a BlackBerry 8830.. In the following paragraphs I’ve chronicled my initial experiences, both as a business and casual user of my BlackBerry Storm. I am tolerant of technology and understand that bugs are part of technology and I trust that good companies will sort out the bugs quickly. In many cases I’ve outlined where I feel the Storm/Verizon could have learned from its iPhone/ATT competition.