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BlackBerry Storm 9530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1107 reviews of BlackBerry Storm 9530. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the design and screen are generally positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reception and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry Storm 9530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry Storm 9530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 970 user reviews of BlackBerry Storm 9530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the design and screen are generally positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the size and reception.

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51% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Blackberry 9530 Storm Unlocked For Any GSM Carrier WorldwideBlackberry 9530 Storm Unlocked For Any GSM Carrier Worldwide

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (knowyourcell.com)

BlackBerry Storm 9530 review

 

We review the BlackBerry Storm 9530 - a Verizon exclusive smartphone that marks the touchscreen consumer debut for BlackBerry

Large, clear, high resolution screen ; 3 G ; 3.5mm headset jack ; Lots of apps for professionals and consumers

Data entry system won’t appeal to all ; No Wi-Fi

With Wi-Fi missing, the 9530 Storm is one piece short of a full puzzle, and not everyone will like the way the screen moves around

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Michael Kwan (mobilemag.com)

REVIEW – BlackBerry Storm 9530 Smartphone from Telus Mobility

 

What do you get when you cross the push email goodness of a BlackBerry with the touchscreen appeal of the iPhone? Research in Motion seems to have an answer to that rhetorical question in the form of the BlackBerry Storm. Shown here as the Storm 9530...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 (Verizon)

 

The innovative touch-screen BlackBerry Storm is poised to steal some of the iPhone's thunder.

Big touch screen actually clicks. Fast Internet in the U.S. and abroad. Solid GPS and media players.

Interface may be frustrating at first. Roxio desktop software is very slow.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Aditya Nag (pcworld.in)

Blackberry Storm 9530

 

The first touch device from Blackberry offers an excellent browser , decent multimedia features and a superb email client.

Unique clickable screen ; Highly useable Qwerty keyboard ; Decent multimedia features ; Good browser ; Superb email client and contact management

No Wi-Fi

Unique clickable screen, good browsing and multimedia experience are what the Storm has in store for us.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: sammy (brighthub.com)

RIM Blackberry Storm 9530: A Blackberry with a Difference

 

BlackBerry Storm review including a look at the device's specs and performance. Find out how good this BB smartphone really is in this review.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Bright Hub (brighthub.com)

BlackBerry Storm 9530 Review

 

When mobile touchscreen technology is talked about, only a few smartphones come to mind. One of these chosen few is the BlackBerry Storm 9530 smartphone by RIM. With a solid slate of features, it is indeed one of the big boys in the modern smartphone...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (bayreviews.com)

Blackberry Storm 9530 Smart Phone

 

First touch screen Blackberry. Faster processing than other Blackberry devices at the time of release. Big high resolution LCD. Camera quality is very good

Buggy, laggy, slow, rusty, unsuuitable and premature operating system. Not as advertised! No Wi-Fi

If you want a touch screen Blackberry, wait until the Storm II comes out. Never buy 1st generation anything! I learned my lesson the hard way.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: OCModShop (ocmodshop)

Blackberry Storm 9530 Review

 

The Blackberry Storm 9530, what was for a long while hyped to be the potential iPhone-killer from RIM: beautiful, sleek, the first touch-screen Blackberry, with...

May, 2009

Expert review by: John Pastor (connectreviews.com)

RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 Review

 

It's been a little over a month since I received my BlackBerry Storm review unit, and I have to say, it's been a lukewarm experience. With the world's first "clickable" touch screen display, does it offer a similar experience to the heavyweight...

Innovative "clickable" touch screen ; High-speed EVDO Rev. A network

Touch keyboard takes some getting used to ; Sluggish software ; Speakerphone quality needs improvement

don't like this phone, got one from gsmallover.com and returned it. went with a htc touch pro 2 instead and it's a lot more responsive. this one has the surepress, sucks. anyays like my new one. has anybody gotten the storm 2 yet is the screen better?

Feb, 2009

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Expert review by: Jennifer Johnson (hothardware.com)

BlackBerry Storm 9530, Tested and Burned In

 

Touchscreen smartphones are certainly a big hit right now. If you consider Apple's ever-popular iPhone, HTC's well-received Touch lineup, and many others, touch is a high-demand feature. Manufacturers are certainly taking note of this fact....

Plenty of storage capacity ; 3.5mm headphone jack ; 3.2MP camera ; Global capabilities

Sometimes unresponsive screen ; Fingerprint magnet ; Heavier than some smartphones

Performance During our tests, there were a few instances in which the phone appeared sluggish. There were also times in which we tapped and clicked an onscreen button and received no response. After tapping and clicking once or twice, the device...

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7600

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA)

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:RIM
Operating System Version:BB 7 AND BELOW
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes

Processor

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM7600
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