Blackberry "Storms" Economy

The Blackberry Storm went on sale today, and it’s been one of the most hotly anticipated cell phones of the year. Question is, does it live up to the hype?

The Blackberry Storm is one of a kind. It’s the first smartphone with a touchscreen that feels like you’re pushing real buttons when you type.

Part of the reason they did that was to differentiate themselves from the competition, but to give that feeling with the surepress technology.

But the question is will the traditional Blackhberry user – the businessmen and women – make the switch?

One Blackberry fanatic says, “It’s definitely a flashy device. The screen definitely catches your eye. But if they start using it, they’ll find it very difficult to compose emails easily. They’ll probably go back to the old one, the traditional Blackberry.”

But that wasn’t necessarily what we found on the streets of San Francisco:

The phone, made by research in motion, has also been long touted as the next potential iphone killer. But let’s not forget that apple fans are pretty darn loyal.

Verizon did not take pre-orders for the storm, so despite mixed reviews, several Verizon stores across the country have reportedly sold out of the phone.

The phones cost about $200 dollars and you have to sign a 2-year service agreement through Verizon.

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