"Another biased Cnet review"4.5 starson by phlacoe
Pros: Major improvement over the Storm 1
Cons: Cnet's review
Summary: As usual I'm disappointed by Cnet's poor biased review. Bonnie Cha has already said in previous reviews that she prefers a full qwerty hardware keyboard. She also said that the iphone's keyboard took a couple of days to get used to. Now she is saying "it takes some acclimation and similar to the SureType keyboards, we think it's something you'll either learn to like or hate." I like how you can hover over the Storm's keyboard and click to select. It gives it a more precise feel over an iphone. The attitude during her review already tells me I shouldn't buy this phone. She rated the Tour as it should be rated. It's great for business users, it's a world phone and it has a great screen. These are things she left out on the Storm 2 that has the same features. She didn't go over the speed improvements with many applications. She didn't mention how fast the multi-tasking was (don't forget how critical she was over the iphone 3gs's lack of multi-tasking). She forgot to mention the app store for the Storm 2 that she mentioned for the Blackberry Tour. She recommends the Samsung Omnia 2 and how great the widgets are. She fails to mention how slow the widgets take to load which is a big turn off. I don't understand why the only review of the Samsung Omnia 2 by Cnet is her visit to CTIA. There are more in-depth reviews on YouTube that speak to the many weaknesses of the Omnia 2. Look, I understand the Storm 1 was riddled with problems. I still own one. However, the new BB OS 5 is a fast OS compared to the iphone and the layout and menu features are more in-line with the iphone. BB may not have as many apps as the iphone, but again it's a business phone. You have an easy Microsoft Exchange connection feature and the interface is fast. I can transfer music and pics fast without even using the preloaded software that comes with the Storm. I don't even have to mess with I-Tunes. Since BB OS 5, I don't have many complaints. I've gone head to head with an iphone. The same lack of features always come out: you can't replace the battery with an iphone, you can't multitask with an iphone, I'm still using real GPS with my Storm (as compared to tri-cellular-location with the iphone, and I still think that sure type is better than any other touch screen or real hardware qwerty keyboard. Have you actually taken a survey of how many Blackberry business users there are compared to iphone users on a daily basis????