"Cumbersome and Unstable, SureType - a Sure Flop"1.0 starson by mikeg261
Pros: Flashy, sleek, good package. Touch screen is nice, but not as functional and awesome as it would seem.
Cons: Slow transitions. Cursor placement for corrections are difficult and the SureType is terrible. If I type people's (unique) last names, the phone comes up with other words and replaces what I type. Taking the trackball off was a bad decision.
Summary: The Storm is unstable, cumbersome and slow. Screen transitioning is slow. Entry and functions are slow. When typing and data the phone constantly tries to figure out what I am spelling and puts words in that I do not want. When I spell someone's last name or a unique project title in an appointment, it changes what I type. This is after I went into settings and turned off Auto Text. I cannot move the cursor back to make spelling corrections without taking ten stabs at placing the cursor where I want it on the screen (something simply achieved with the track ball on the 8830) or deleting everything back to the error. Twice yesterday, I was on the browser and in the middle of typing a password on a website the camera came on - or at lease the screen turned to the camera viewfinder (there were no controls on the bottom of the screen and the picture button would not work to take an actual picture). The phone has rebooted itself out of the blue for no reason at lease three times, and it has locked up on me at least three to four times requiring a reboot as well. I am going back to my 8830. BlackBerry should have left the trackball on the phone, and should have tried to create what Palm has, not what Apple did. The Storm is a beautiful device, but dumb idea.