11/20/2008 09:33 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

BlackBerry Storm Review: Touch-Screen, Clickthrough Technology Initially Impressive

Laptop Magazine posted this early
BlackBerry Storm review when it got a chance to preview the phone that seems to ape some of the popular features of the iPhone:

We recently had a chance to go hands-on with Verizon Wireless' Storm, the first BlackBerry to feature a full touchscreen.

The Storm is drop-dead gorgeous: it took a lot of self control not to pocket the Storm during our meeting and head for the border with it. Once crossing into another country, we would have been just fine with service. That's because the Storm supports both GSM and CDMA networks, as well as Verizon Wireless' EV-DO Rev. A network in the United States, and HSDPA connectivity in Europe and Asia.

The Storm measures 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.55-inches, just slightly fatter than the iPhone which measures a similar 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.48 inches in size, and also features an accelerometer, so most menus can be viewed in either landscape or horizontal mode. The back of the device has a switchable metal lid with three available colors: black, dark blue, and charcoal.

Since then, Laptop has filed a much more thorough (and negative) BlackBerry Storm review with many details.


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