Saturday, December 06, 2008

Personal Technology | BlackBerry Storm not as cool as an iPhone, but a harder worker | Seattle Times Newspaper

A perhaps more balanced review of the Storm; see the full article

So why bother? Actually, many consumers — especially professionals — will find good reasons to opt for the Storm over the iPhone.

For starters, a lot of organizations don't allow use of iPhones because they offer limited enterprise-management tools and they lack the security of full-device encryption. BlackBerries, including the Storm, excel in both categories, making them a more attractive choice for certain professionals.

Second, while many veteran BlackBerry users won't want to give up their physical keyboards in favor of the Storm's touch-screen keyboard, the latter is decidedly easier to use than the touch-screen keyboard offered on the iPhone. The Storm's touch-screen is unique in that it moves perceptibly when you push on it. As a result, when you use the touch-screen keyboard, as well as menus, you get tactile feedback.

Personal Technology | BlackBerry Storm not as cool as an iPhone, but a harder worker | Seattle Times Newspaper

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