This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CNET News Video: The BlackBerry Storm touches down
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET News Video: The BlackBerry Storm touches down

1:42 /

The BlackBerry Storm has been one of the most hotly anticipated cell phones of the year. On Friday, November 21, it hit store shelves for $200 with a two-year service agreement through Verizon. But the question is, does it live up to the hype? CNET Reporter Kara Tsuboi finds out.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> The Blackberry Storm is one-of-a-kind. It's the first smart phone with a touch-screen that feels like you're pushing real buttons when you type. >> Part of the reason they did that is to kind of differentiate themselves from the competition. But also one of the complaints about touch-screen smart phones is you don't have that feeling of pressing down a button. So I think they kind of wanted to give that feeling with the sure press technology. >> I've had a few issues with it. So far the actual click screen seems really cool, and pretty intuitive. >> But the question is will the traditional Blackberry user, the business men and women, make the switch. >> They'll find it very difficult to really compose e-mails easily. Probably go back to their old one, their traditional Blackberry. >> But that wasn't necessarily what we found on the streets of San Francisco. >> [Inaudible] see it on TV, it looks pretty cool. And I like the user interface and the fact that it's more Apple-like. >> I just like the type screen. I think it's fast and fun. The one thing that would be harder would be for working. >> This phone made by Research and Motion has also been touted as the iPhone killer. Let's not forget, though, that those Apple fans, pretty darn loyal. >> It's really kind of slow, and also the web browsing is not as good as the iPhone. >> There's a little bit of a learning curve. It's not as easy to use as the iPhone, right out of the box. >> Blackberries are always so business-oriented and iPhones are just, more, gadgety, fun. They just seem to be targeted towards two different kinds of people. >> The Apple owns interface. They just make the best interface around for whatever the device is. >> Verizon did not take preorders for the Storm, so despite mixed reviews, several Verizon stores across the country have reportedly sold out of it. In San Francisco, I'm Carla DuBois [Assumed spelling], cnet.com. ^M00:01:40 [ Music ]

New releases

The 404 Show 1,555: Netflix tries...
29:46 September 22, 2014
Today we're not spoiling anything, unlike what Netflix is trying to do with a random spoiler generator it...
Play video
iPhone sales records and 3D printing...
2:53 September 22, 2014
Apple reaches new records for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch weekend, HTC is said to be working on the Nexus...
Play video
Bose QuietComfort 25: Top noise-cancelling...
2:57 September 22, 2014
With the freshly redesigned QC25 ($299.95), Bose has not only enhanced the sound and noise reduction of its...
Play video
Give your MacBook a makeover
14:49 September 22, 2014
In this episode, learn how to improve your MacBook Pro's performance, add custom art to your laptop lid, and...
Play video
Can RPM Technik improve the Porsche...
8:43 September 22, 2014
Not only are the folks at RPM Technik passionate about restoring and selling Stuttgart's finest, they're also...
Play video
RIP iPod
4:00 September 22, 2014
The now-dead iPod Classic put Apple on top of the tech world, and paved the way for bigger, brighter things....
Play video
Interview with Owen Paterson, Godzilla...
3:59 September 21, 2014
The multi-award winning Australian production designer talked about the latest Godzilla film and even gave...
Play video
Swap your iOS 8 keyboard for these...
0:59 September 19, 2014
With iOS 8, you can use a different keyboard than the default. Check out these third-party alternatives with...
Play video