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BlackBerry Storm 9500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 742 reviews of BlackBerry Storm 9500. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and sound. The design and screen also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the price and GPS navigation. The apps and reception get critical opinions.

usability, screen, design, sound, camera

battery, performance, reliability, reception, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Storm 9500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for BlackBerry Storm 9500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of BlackBerry Storm 9500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the durability and screen are overall positive. The design and performance also get good feedback, but opinions about the GPS navigation and usability are mixed. Some have doubts about the price and reception.

portability, performance, design, screen, durability

reliability, battery, size, reception, price

64% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry Storm 9500 Mobile Phone - Black-un-locked/ sim freeBlackberry Storm 9500 Mobile Phone - Black-un-locked/ sim free

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Storm 9500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 user reviews of BlackBerry Storm 9500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size. The price is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the performance, while there are some negative comments about the reliability.

screen, price, size

reliability

42% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry Storm 9500 Unlocked Phone with 3.15 MP Camera (Black)BlackBerry Storm 9500 Unlocked Phone with 3.15 MP Camera (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Miriam Brent (techradar.com)

RIM BlackBerry Storm review

 

Will the BlackBerry Storm 9500 blow you away?

HSDPA high speed data connectivity ; Clickable touchscreen control ; Cut-and-paste text ; Expandable memory ; Integrated social networking apps ; Effortless emailing

No Wi-Fi ; Lack of responsiveness ; Sluggish accelerometer ; Not fully Mac compatible

Needs verdict

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

BlackBerry Storm

 

The Storm is the first ever touchscreen BlackBerry, but was it worth the wait?

May, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

RIM Blackberry Storm 9500 review

 

The latest BlackBerry is a slim but weighty touch-screen phone.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Vodafone BlackBerry Storm 9500 review

 

Unlike some phones, which launch initially on one mobile phone network but are later rolled out and offered by several, the BlackBerry Storm 9500 is completely tied in to these two carriers. You can buy the Storm through Phones4U in the UK, but the...

While the BlackBerry Storm 9500 is by no means the perfect smartphone, there are many aspects of it we admire. The clickable touchscreen works very well – we liked the fact you need to apply definite pressure to initiate a command or enter a character....

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

RIM BlackBerry Storm 9500 review

 

One of the Storm's saving graces is its battery life, which is far better than those of other touch-screen models we've seen. The innovative touch-and-click interface has potential, but it needs improving. Long-term BlackBerry users may have the...

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

BlackBerry Storm 9500 Review

 

Having made its name with keyboard-toting handsets for the corporate email crowd, RIM heads off in a different direction -- aimed squarely at the iPhone. It's the first touchscreen BlackBerry boasting…

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: letsgomobile.org (letsgomobile.org)

BlackBerry Storm inceleme

 

G ünümüzde, cep telefonları sadece iletişim için kullanılmanın çok ötesine geçmiş durumda. Cep telefonlarının artık sadece kullanıcıların telefon ihtiyaçlarını karşılamaları değil aynı zamanda eğlenceli aletler olmaları da bekleniyor. Trende veya...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

BlackBerry Storm review -

 

The clickable touch-screen UI is generally excellent, as is the video function and the social networking apps

There is no Wi-Fi and BlackBerry fanatics will find the virtual keypad fiddly

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Blackberry Storm 9500

 

It has a 3.25 inch (diagonal) screen gives a crisp display, delivering 480 X 360 pixel resolution. The touch-screen feature, though unique, is quite sluggish as compared to others in the category. When it comes to typing it can be a real pain and make...

Overall, a very stylish phone, with a friendly interface. Touch screen may take some time to get used to.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Maggie Holland (itpro.co.uk)

BlackBerry Storm 9500 vs BlackBerry Storm 9520

 

It's a clash of the touchscreen BlackBerry titans as we see how the original Storm (9500) stacks up against the newly released Storm2 (9520).

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the second generation Storm (Storm2/9520) wins out on this particular competition. The first generation Storm was a great innovation and brought happiness to many consumers and business users alike, but this later version takes...

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1400
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):356
Talk time (2G):6

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:2
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: No
Second Camera: No

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:8.25
Display Resolution:480 x 360
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen: Yes

Messaging

E-mail: No
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

FM radio: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSDPA, WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Performance

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Software

Operating system installed:BlackBerry OS

Storage

Internal Memory:128

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.4
Height :11.2
Weight:160
Width:6.22