After months (and for some real eager-beavers maybe even years) of unprecedented hype surrounding the momentous launch of Apple’s iPhone, the reviews came in thick and fast from people all over the world who had their hands on one. People praised the first-of-its-kind screen, sleek appearance, easy-to-use user interface, free applications and YouTube quality. Sure, there were things to brag to your mates about at the pub after work in a typical session of gadget show and tell. But with all that bragging and internet exploring, frantically waving its ‘spectacular’ features around to anyone who’d listen – users were often left with one big fundamental problem – the phone’s dwindling battery life.
So not only were people displeased with missing functions such as simple SMS delivery reports or being able to assign a new tone to emails, the lack of flash or video and substandard camera – but crucially, they also had a limited time in which to enjoy the functions they did like!
Will the makers of the BlackBerry Storm have covered this big problem off with their instalment soon to hit the market?
Battery Life & the BlackBerry Storm
Reports suggest that the battery life of the Storm 3G is about 350 hours in stand-by mode with about 5 hours of talk-time. The BlackBerry Storm runs on a 624MHz processor (as did its predecessor - the Bold). The processor has enough fire power to handle the huge number of multimedia applications as well its everyday functions. Importantly, the fast processor has apparently been supplemented with a significantly improved battery life.
If this proves to be correct, it could mean that suggestions iPhone users would have to carry piggyback batteries to sustain the phone’s power over a day should not be the case for BlackBerry Storm users. This will save time, money, pocket space and the embarrassment users could face at gadget show and tell of an evening!7 comments