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    Quote Originally Posted by bbprintz215 View Post
    to me a Storm is a completely touchscreen device. IMHO, i think they should release both versions of the prototype as two different devices. this way people can choose what they want. That is just my 2 cents though...
    Your "2 cents" makes a whole lot of sense...I couldn't agree with you more..Kinda like when a device is released w/or w/out a camera....




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    Hands on impression of S3

    The rumors have been churning and low and behold the Storm 3 is a real device. I only had about 5 minutes with the device yesterday and I could not take pictures or notes. There is also some information I cannot state as to protect the innocent.

    The first thing I noticed about the Storm 3 is how much thinner it is then the 9550. Think iPhone thin. It also felt considerably lighter but I did not have enough time to break out my triple beam. There were reports from bbleaks that the boot up time was much faster and indeed it is. I counted to myself and it was 20 seconds from the time I pressed the on button to being fully powered up. Let me discuss the screen for a moment. It is the best screen I have ever seen. The color and resolution is fantastic. Compared to the Moto Droid sitting next to it, blew it out of the water. The UI is different. I cannot get into specifics, but Storm 3 does widgets

    Something else I noticed was the speed of processor. I don't know what is under the hood but it was smoking fast even with the beta OS being used. It beat the Droid on every task I threw at it. Hands down the fastest phone I have used.

    Now here is where it got cool. Adobe flash was incorporated into the browser and I have to say I was super impressed. Compared to mobile safari, this is better. Full desktop quality rendering of pages. While it looked better pages rendered slightly faster on the iPhone 3GS but faster than the Moto Droid. Another nice addition is tabbed browsing. It is implemented very cleanly into the browser UI.

    The camera has been upgraded and is rocking a 6MP beauty. Photos I took on it were fantastic. Available RAM has been increased to 512mb, a nice bump for sure. I wasn't able to see what the SD card was so I have no idea there.

    IMO this phone outperforms the Droid in all areas except for available apps (BB APP World is still very small). There were no games installed so I couldn't determine how well this phone performed from a gaming standpoint. Maybe on Round 2 I will be more lucky.

    Just when I was about ready to give up on RIM, I am pleased to see the huge strides they have made not only from a hardware but also software perspective.

    P.S. Rumors of this having a slider are completely false. There are and were never any plans on combining this phone with a slide-out Qwerty.

    Update: I got a few more minutes with the device today so a few extra things of note.

    1. The version of the ever popular google maps with turn by turn voice navigation was loaded and worked beautifully.
    2. The phone is 4G compatible
    3. Internally the phone is known as S3-i1 however a newer prototype to be finished shortly will be dubbed S3-d5.
    4. RIM is trying to finalize the software and hardware so it can makes it's public debut during WES, April 2010
    5. The phone will be released this year and is being marketed to compete directly against the Android.
    6. The model number for the S3 = 958*

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    Hands off reply

    If I would not know better, this droids errrrr looks so familiar, but is quite the opposite of my experience. What I had in hand was definitely a slider
    Last edited by breiti; 12-28-2009 at 09:32 AM.

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    There are plans for a slider but not as a storm I think is what j is saying. Thanks for the info though j time to start working on my upgrade. Lol.
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    sure, if one wants a device thinner than the current storm 1 and 2 but still the same type of touchscreen, with the full glass cover, I think it is a no-brainer, that the s3 will not be a slider. Nevertheless, would be still nice to have that option and get some of the designs, RIM claims in the patent application. On the other hand, what's the likelyhood of these claims being granted...the designs look so close to nokia's communicator and others...

    We'll see, when it's there. Talking about s3 I of course also would say: faster, thinner, more memory, better performance, ... :cool2:

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    Hmmmm - wonder if an OS leak could benefit the S1 and S2 out here....Or is the OS too radically different or requiring more advanced hardware, memory, ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJKneuro View Post
    Hmmmm - wonder if an OS leak could benefit the S1 and S2 out here....Or is the OS to radically different......
    I'm not sure one way I say yes as the java would be useable but as of late with new leaks the newer java is not backwards compatible with the older sfi's so I am really unsure.. why you have one?? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnepsa View Post
    why you have one?? lol
    If you have it, please let me help out in testing if it is compatible with ol' devices such as storm 1.... please?!??

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