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BlackBerry Storm2 9550 Phone (Verizon Wireless)
BlackBerry Storm2 9550 Phone (Verizon Wireless)

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars USED THEM ALL - STORM2 THE BEST, March 21, 2010
I've used a lot of smart phones - as a technology professional, my career requires knowledge of several. I've used and owned windows mobile, palm, several blackberries - old 7XXX, 8XXX, then curve, and storm 1, an iphone, a stint with the moto droid, and now I've landed happily on the storm2. It is more than preference, it comes down to needs. If you need your email (calendar, tasks, and notes), and you need it reliably, a blackberry may still be the only game in town. If you have access to Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES), then you have no comparison in any other phone. They all fail in one way or another. Push services means your phone gets the email faster than your computer in most cases. Consumers may choose the icing other models offer, but the blackberry still takes the cake!

The storm 2 is a huge improvement over the storm 1, which was functional, but also frustrating at times. There is a learning curve to the surepress screen, but once you've learned it, even it makes other phones feel incomplete. The screen "click" is refined in this model, so much so I now hate the storm 1, and I used to tolerate it. I left the blackberry line for a brief time to see what the iphone and droid had to offer due to frustration with the storm 1. I played with some windows mobile phones, I considered the palm pre, remembering my treo days...I suffered through the immaturity of the end coming back home to blackberry knowing nothing compares. The storm 2 is rock solid, dependable, fast and feature rich. The additions of hardware graphics acceleration, a redesigned hardware "surepress" interface, more memory, and minor cosmetic changes to the case have made this 10x the phone of the original storm. Folks who bash the blackberry operating system don't understand it. It is built for function - it is one of the reasons batteries last twice as long on berries. The built in security is why blackberries are the phones you see used in government. The web browsing experience may suffer a little, but the ability to use (abuse) my phone all day into the evening beats running out of juice in under 5 hours on competitor's models. The droid wouldn't make 4.

Load Opera mini or Bolt if you need something better, you have options, many more than you might think. There is the official "app world", but many mobile application vendors have built their own catalog stores to run on the phone as well.

In the end, my storm2 just works where and when other phones might. I can have some fun with it too. Videos play without pausing, and music sounds great through regular headphones, or streamed via bluetooth to my car's audio system. Games and gadgets are abundant. You can also "theme" a blackberry in ways other phones only wish possible. Not only the front screen, but almost every element can be changed to look the way you want with hundreds (probably thousands) of themes out there, many free. It has a decent camera, and it will shoot video.

Analog Heart
Analog Heart

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better with Each Listen!, April 17, 2008
This review is from: Analog Heart
This album is good. It wouldn't be #1 if it wasn't. It doesn't have the polish of a big label production, a little rough in spots. Kind of like his Idol image. I think the rough edges adds to the appeal. Don't misunderstand me, this is quality stuff, and you'll know what your listening to is the real deal. The album rocks, there is so much going on musically in so many ways, on so many levels. Each listen reveals another artistic expression be it the lyrics, riff, or interesting choice of sometimes not so subtle guitar effects. It's one of those albums I'm glad I found, and it will get played over and over, guaranteed. I'm excited to think this was done 2 years ago. He's come along way in just the last few weeks on AI. Imagine what is in store when he chooses to sign and gets the backing to do something big! Thanks to AI for introducing me to this guy, and thanks to Amazon for making his album available for download!

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