Maxis-BlackBerry Enthusiasts Gathering

Maxis-BlackBerry Enthusiasts Gathering

The kind people from Maxis invited a group of enthusiasts consisting of people from the media to experience the BlackBerry Storm, the world’s first “clickable” touch-screen which enables efficient application navigation. It comes with a 3.2 inch wide screen, the largest high resolution display ever of a BlackBerry device, enabling enhanced current BlackBerry applications such as browsing and multimedia and the BlackBerry Storm offers more convenient access to download a range of practical and entertaining applications via the new BlackBerry Application Centre.

The Event

The attendees gathered as the representatives did a detailed presentation on Blackberry.

Maxis-BlackBerry Enthusiasts Gathering

After the presentation, all of us were given a unit (not to be taken home) of the Blackberry Storm to try out while we have dinner and mingle around, Q&A with the people handling BlackBerry in Malaysia. 🙂

My Thoughts

It took me quite a while to get used to it, I’m pretty much a BUTTON person than touch-screen even though I have no problems with it.

The interesting thing about the Storm was that it’s CLICKABLE, which I actually like very much. The screen senses your selection, and after that it takes a CLICK to activate the selected button.

Maxis-BlackBerry Enthusiasts Gathering

Here the Storm loads – apparently I can’t get it to show the site in actual 1:1 pixel on screen. I have no idea why, neither did the assistant for the product know why was it such. That’s something I hope to discover, even my Nokia N81 8GB could show it as 1:1 and it does that right away!

Anyway, I’ll spare my thoughts about this device until I get to spend more time with it. The initial impression was that it’s a great device, for work and play. Now it’s just a matter of getting people to use it. Seems like it’ll be great for mobile blogging, way better than using stupid buttons just to move cursor around.

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  1. Haha! It’s funny to see that almost every 1 busy taking pictures of the speaker! Including you, goldfries!
    But can people really blog on such a small device? I think a netbook would have been a better blogging tool though…
    just my 2 cents

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    🙂 clearly the photo was to show what’s going there, it’s on ultra-wide laaaa 😛 (ok well i did took a few pic of him)

    yes, can blog. i could blog through my Nokia N81 8GB and from what i tested, i think the BB would be even better. Of course the Netbook would be better but from what I’ve used, a full-sized notebook is even better than Netbook. 😛

    again it’s down to size and convenience. small devices are easier to carry around but in many ways harder to use.

  3. The Storm possibly doesn’t have a browser which supports 1:1 ratio? 😛

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