RIM’s new BlackBerry Storm delayed again due to ‘software glitch’

BlackBerry Storm’s “original November 14 launch date has been delayed again because of a ‘software glitch,'” Jesus Diaz reports for Gizmodo.

MacDailyNews Note: Please see related article: RIM’s new BlackBerry Storm offers mechanical click screen, lacks Wi-Fi – October 08, 2008

Diaz’s tipster says, “It will be available for $199.99 with a two year contract. For companies the price will be no greater than $89.99, also with a 2 year contract.”

Diaz writes, “Seems like Research In Motion and Verizon are feeling the heat as the iPhone keeps pushing up in the enterprise.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “MacVicta” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: No Wi-Fi. No iPod. No iTunes App Store. No sale.

51 Comments

  1. ‘MacDailyNews Take: No Wi-Fi. No App Store. No iPod. No sale.’

    Some companies will buy it anyway simply because it’s ‘cheap’ and then will try to force them on their employees who will simply say, ‘No thanks, already have an iPhone.’

  2. All the hype in the world won’t make Apple successfull in the enterprise market. They just don’t get it. That hype may work for the Xmas gift buying consumer but it always backfires on them with IT buyers. At the end of the day, Apple should spend more time actually making their products useful and secure for business and less time insulting our intelligence with hype about how great they are for business. I could care less whether users want a touchscreen or a real keyboard. Just give me the right security and administration tools. Today, BES delivers and Apple/Microsoft don’t.

  3. I saw a guy today who was using his iPhone (paid for out of his own pocket) while leaving his company Blackberry sitting on a cabinet. He was doing corporate email just fine and enjoying it a lot more. He showed it to three people in the contracts office who were very impressed.

    Many people simply do not comprehend the upside of the iPhone. But they will.

  4. “You cannot duplicate the iPhone experience.”

    Such as the stark realization that your company’s critical, sensitive information has now fallen into the wrong hands and it’ll be easy to get to due to lack of real security features and remote wipe capability.

  5. I never understood why the BlackBerry brand was so popular, even before the iPhone was even thought of. The keyboard is awkward. The RIM GUI is mediocre at best with bad text rendering and low resolution screens. Plus on the Pearl models that scroll wheel is nice, but looks a little too much like that hard to use nib thing on Lenovo and “business” class notebooks. I guess you need something like that if your trackpad is small or you have a limited GUI on a phone.

    The whole RIM-losing-ground thing doesn’t surprise me in the least. I don’t have an iPhone, but I do have an iPod touch with OS 2.1. It’s absolutely amazing, smooth, and I’ve had no problems and most little glitches are solved by restarting the device. Simple usually equals the easiest to use.

  6. @Connor MacBook:

    which my company has tested and found to be wanting. Plus, having to use iTunes/QuickTime with its known security holes nixes the deal, as well.

  7. The_IT_Guy says: ” I could care less whether users want a touchscreen or a real keyboard.”

    Which is why many business owners (I for example) fire tech guys like this and instead use forward thinking, competent professionals who realize their customer is the user. In our business we use iPhone.

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