The new flagship smartphone from BlackBerry has a big screen, a big keypad, and a giant 1-inch camera located on the back. But did you know that the phone also has an incredible rear camera lens that takes up much less room than the one found on previous smartphones? This is an amazing combination of features that makes this device stand out from other phones.
In fact, the camera is not the only part of the device that has been completely redesigned. The new BlackBerry Vapor Storm is even lighter and slimmer than before. Now, it’s tough enough to be used in any kind of environment. Even though the phone is so small, it’s filled with great features that make life a lot easier.
The first feature that comes to mind is the BlackBerry Storm’s notification shade. The shade covers your screen and hides some of the more useful functions of the screen such as the clock. This is great for those who like to have a fully functional phone without having all the bells and whistles showered on it. Another useful function of this feature is the keyboard shade. You can easily flip it over if you don’t need to use the keyboard. This lets you view your email and text messages while you concentrate on other things.
Speaking of messaging, this feature is so important on a BlackBerry. Without this service, users would miss out on so many opportunities. The email functionality allows you to send and receive emails right from your device. If you’re going on a run and want to check your email, this is a must-have feature.
One of the biggest drawbacks of this feature is that there isn’t much storage space available. That’s why BlackBerry has included only a 16GB card in this device. It is unfortunate, but the card is there. That said, it’s not something that you’re likely to be eager to use all of the time. The card is simply not expandable.
For security purposes, there’s also a feature that allows you to turn off the camera. This way, even if someone were to sneak up on you or if your house was to become a target, you wouldn’t have any evidence to show for it. This is a great feature to have, but it does make this phone seem a little less appealing to some. However, it is a useful one.
If you’ve been looking for a smartphone with a large display, then the BlackBerry Storm is definitely one of the phones that you should consider. At just over 5.5 inches, the screen is big enough to wade through everything you might come across on your path. For example, the camera will allow you to take some nice images. On the other hand, the screen is large enough that text messages won’t be too distorted.
The keyboard on the BlackBerry Storm isn’t the best. It’s got a nice backlight but the overall response time isn’t very good. The battery life is excellent, however, and you shouldn’t have any complaints about it. This is one of the best new smartphones out right now.
One thing that the Storm has that the HTC Evo Shift doesn’t have is a headphone jack. This is a small thing, but it can be annoying if you’re accustomed to carrying around a different sort of mobile phone. If you’re traveling or doing something where you might not want other people hearing your calls, this could be a feature you want to keep away from. The phone comes with two different color screens, so it can match anything you’re wearing. However, if you like having headphones, then this is the phone for you.
The camera on the Storm also has a nice feature – image stabilization. If you take an action shot and then try to zoom in, later on, you’ll see a nice blur effect. The HTC Evo Shift comes with a similar feature, but it’s on a smaller screen.
Finally, the one feature I love on the Storm and that you might love as well is “group video chat”. This feature allows up to 10 people to group together on the phone and chats live while they are on the phone. It’s a fun function and something that a lot of people are asking for. If you love messaging with your friends, this could be a great addition to your phone.