Sales prove what you already knew: The Storm sucks
You’re familiar with inexplicably popular things. You know, stuff that sucks yet remains popular. American Idol, Nickelback, Garfield. Stuff like that. If you thought the Storm would turn out to be one of those things you don’t have to worry, the Storm not only sucks it isn’t very popular.
Just how popular is the Storm? About 500,000 units popular. Compare this to the number of iPhones sold in the same quarter (about 2 million) and you see the trouble. The Storm started out looking like a sure thing. It was made y a company that normally makes fantastic products (RIM) and was coupled with a carrier many people find superior (Verizon). So what went wrong?
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Other users complain of glitches and features buried deeply in multiple menus.
Who’s to blame for the setback? Well, Verizon did manage to run out the Storm so logistics were obviously not optimal. Most opine that the real culprit is the usual suspect: corporate greed. The idea being that RIM rushed the Storm out for the Christmas quarter to move a few more units. Also likely is that RIM didn’t fully comprehend who would really be buying the Storm. Hardcore Blackberry types were going to stick with their keyboard laden Blackberries. That leaves people stepping up from RAZRs and such as the people who would likely be buying the Storm. But instead of giving them a super easy to use experience the Storm gave them the Blackberry experience. That’s not what they were looking for.
Whatever the reason for the Storm’s dismal performance hoping that RIM continues to make other outstanding phones is a great idea. Some one needs to push Apple.
via: PC World