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Old 10-29-2009, 03:02 PM   #1
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After reading all I could, I got cold feet the night before Verizon rolled out the Storm 2. I'm on vacation and found a Verizon Store to try out the new model. All I can say is that the Storm 2 exceeds my wildest wants in a smart phone. No time was necessary to get used to the new screen, the camera is very fast, Wi Fi is fantastic, speaker is upgraded and fit and finish is awsome. I have always liked BlackBerry's and looked at the I-Phone. In the end all other phones were not BlackBerry's.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:06 PM   #2
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I'm on vacation and found a Verizon Store to try out the new model.
You plan on spending the rest of your vacation playing with it
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:26 PM   #3
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Sounds great, How's the voice quality? Can you hear people well? I had to return my 9630 for that.
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:44 PM   #4
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You plan on spending the rest of your vacation playing with it
Absolutely....But not really.
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:45 PM   #5
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Sounds great, How's the voice quality? Can you hear people well? I had to return my 9630 for that.
Works fine.
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:52 PM   #6
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One last thought, if you are upgrading from the original Storm, no learning curve.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:07 PM   #7
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One last thought, if you are upgrading from the original Storm, no learning curve.
I upgraded my software on my Storm 1 to 5.0 There is definitely a learning curve but not a large one.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:15 PM   #8
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I stopped by a Verizon store yesterday to take a gander at the Storm 2. The rep said they'd already sold 25 or 30 of them (it was noon, they opened at 10:00), but they didn't have a working demo unit on the floor. They were still waiting to "get permission" to put one out. WTF? They had the sign up in the window, they had the display card on the wall of phones, but they had the Storm 1 in the place where the Storm 2 should have been.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:44 PM   #9
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I also bought the Storm 2. I am coming from a Tour. I have a learning curve on the keyboard but I'm getting there. I have to say I really like this phone. I tried the Storm 1 and wasn't into it. But this phone I really like. I think RIM has nailed it. I actually like that you have to press the screen for the keys. I can't tell you how often I turn a page by mistake on my Kindle. And I too had an iPhone. Same thing. You have to be careful with them. This is like a regular phone except it's not. I think it's genius.
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I sure wish Sprint would pick up the Storm 2. For whatever reason they show no interest in the Storm 2.
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:11 AM   #11
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I also bought the Storm 2. I am coming from a Tour. I have a learning curve on the keyboard but I'm getting there. I have to say I really like this phone. I tried the Storm 1 and wasn't into it. But this phone I really like. I think RIM has nailed it. I actually like that you have to press the screen for the keys. I can't tell you how often I turn a page by mistake on my Kindle. And I too had an iPhone. Same thing. You have to be careful with them. This is like a regular phone except it's not. I think it's genius.
Accurate post.
On another point, I had to demo a new unit as the store did not have a display unit.
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:49 PM   #12
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Day 1 received error msg when plugged into the USB, Day 2 tried to get contacts switched at two different stores and the 2nd one found my micro USB port has a short of some sort, since it works to charge but not to sync #'s. Customer service at the 800 # verified and a new Storm 2 should be here Monday.

First smart phone or BB so there a learning curve, but I'm sure everything will work out.

The nearby store said they hadn't really sold to many of the Storm 2's.

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Old 10-30-2009, 04:05 PM   #13
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I typed on one the other day at a store that had a working unit. Types better/easier than I remember the Storm 1 that I passed on. Here's my question to the new owners: how's the browser for you? And how easy is it to highlight stuff accurately with the cursor on a page? I had trouble with that on S1. I've read all about this phone and my wife is interested in it. How are the pix looking (she's big into pix)? Thanks, I know I can count on people in this forum. the other forum is way full of either fanboys or kids that just wanna post.
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It has worked great for me. I switched over from the Bold, and won't be switching back.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:31 PM   #15
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The browser works very similar to the Storm 1 running on OS 5.328, easy to highlight text accurately. Picture taking is quicker by a large amount on the Storm 2. As far as the selling rate, the store I tested a unit only had 6 left at 10AM. I could not find out how many they started with.
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:36 PM   #16
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The nearby store said they hadn't really sold to many of the Storm 2's.
On E-Bay bids on Storm 2 are in the $500-$600 range. What Verizon Store?
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On E-Bay bids on Storm 2 are in the $500-$600 range. What Verizon Store?
Canton, Michigan with a Ford Rd address, 48187.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:14 PM   #18
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I you are in the military or have some kind of discount due to where you work then call VZW and ask them if you can get the VIP discount.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:06 AM   #19
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I currently have a storm and am thinking about getting a strom 2, is it that much better or is it a have to see for yourself type thing.
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I ran into someone yesterday whom owns a Storm 1 and really hates it. He saw my Storm 2 and asked if it was a one or a two. I replied, "It's a two." He asked me if I liked it and told me he really disliked his S1. I am somewhat familiar with the s1 screen and why many dislike it. So I opened up memo and handed him my phone to type on. He tilted landscape and started typing away. Between the first few keystrokes and the end of the sentence this guy was smiling. Very pleased I could tell, he just said, "they fixed it." and handed it back.

I think many S1 owners bought the phone with a certain expectation that was never realized. I think S2 will fulfill that expectation and more. I came from the Tour and I like the keyboard so much on the S2 I doubt I ever go back to physical keys. This SurePress or SureWhatever it is called is fantastic. But only because of what RIM changed. By going to 4 sensors on all corners rather than a single in the center. There is very little learning curve. It's responsive. It's easy. It works.

I think you should try it.
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