Blackberry is literally taking a shot at Apple with this rather clever ad, which sadly will not be shown. I like.
Did some black friday shopping and went into a Verizon store to check out the new Blackberry Storm. Played with it for a good 10mins, I must said, it’s a very sleek machine. The built is fantastic and the screen is beautiful. The OS is a bit slow at time, actually, the OS is quite slow, when you hit the “phone” button, it takes a good 5 sec before the keypad shows up. It seems that you have to wait abit for every app to start whenever you hit a key. The auto-correct is not that fast either. The new screen button is interesting tho, I don’t really mind it, it sort of makes it more realistic when you press a “key”. Overall, not a bad phone, until they improve the speed of the OS i would’nt put money on it yet. I can see great potential but I think we need to wait abit longer before the phone fully matures. Here’s a great review from Engadget.
RIM’s answer to the Apple iphone is the upcoming Thunder!! Not much on spec just yet but some nice pics to see how it will look. Apparently it will have a tie-in to an online music store just like itunes. Check it out here.