11. 25. 2008
Here comes the Storm, BlackBerry's first touch-screen phone
Egad, we haven't mentioned the BlackBerry Storm yet. In case you've been on Mars, the Storm is RIMM's long-awaited just-released entry into the touch-screen phone market, available only with Verizon.
This will be is a shock to BlackBerry devotees, but the Storm is the first BlackBerry without a real keyboard. Instead, like the iPhone, its keyboard is virtual--only the Storm has a technical twist that is supposed to give you something like a real keyboard tactical experience.
Walt Mossberg, the Wall Street Journal's fabled technology columnist, is lukewarm about the innovative keyboard and startled at the Storm's lack of wi-fi, but he likes the Web browser. Find his All Things Digital review and a video here, and a Fox network video commentary here.