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 â€œclickableâ€ 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 attendees gathered as the representatives did a detailed presentation on Blackberry.
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. 🙂
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.
Here the Storm loads goldfries.com – 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.