Update: New embedded video that actually works! As teased, Verizon made its official internal announcement of the touchscreen BlackBerry Storm today, and CrackBerry has gotten ahold of the clip. If you look past the video's asstastic quality, you can see the Storm is way more polished than the various leaks lead us to believe. It really looks like a flagship phone now, actually worthy of gadget lust. Update: Crackberry just put out some fresh flamebait for you, Verizon's table comparing the Storm to the iPhone 3G. Check it out:
Exactly how does this video show us that the device is "way more polished than the various leaks lead us to believe"? I'm sorry, these little snippets of the phone in action show us almost nothing. We also don't know how much they've been sped up or edited. Even the Apple iPhone 3G commercials, which showed us a lot, were edited to make the UI look faster and smoother than it really is. C'mon this is a marketing video. Until reviewers get this in hand, we know dick about this phone's true usability.
And while the click screen is nice, I fail to see how that's going to help me type better on it. Unless I can feel the buttons and the separations between each key, all the click does is confirm that I pressed SOMETHING, just like tapping a letter on the iPhone makes an audible click. Big frackin deal!