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The BlackBerry Storm touches down
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>> 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
>> I just like the type screen. I think it's fast and
fun. The one thing that would be harder would be for
>> 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],
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