A Week with the Blackberry Storm: Wrap Up

by | Dec 30, 2008 | Fun Stuff, Product Review

It was my intention to post this after my first week with the BlackBerry Storm, but the holidays and End of Year business activities prevented me from completing that task on time. However, I can tell you that my options over the last week have not changed and I have decided to keep the Storm. Here are my likes/dislikes.


  • Awesome Screen
  • Easy to install applications
  • SureType works very well
  • Perfect Size weight


  • I STILL cannot open attachments
  • ActiveSync is a LOT easier to setup/administer than BES
  • Sometimes Sluggish User Interface

Over the coming weeks, I really need to fix the issue that is preventing me from accessing email attachments. I’ve heard that this is a configuration issue with my server – but I have not had much time to dive into a solution (expect me to post the results).

I’ve also noticed issues where the interface does not respond quickly (my Sluggish UI Con above). I suspect that this may be due to the number of installed/running applications or possibly, the phone trying to maintain its connection when I am in a weak service area.

Stay tuned!