Pogue Trashes the BlackBerry Storm

From the headline (“BlackBerry Storm Downgraded to a Depression”) straight through to the end, this is about as vicious a thrashing as I’ve ever seen from David Pogue. (Curious that his review didn’t hit until today — the embargo release for most of the major gadget press was last Friday.) E.g.:

In short, trying to navigate this thing isn’t just an exercise in frustration — it’s a marathon of frustration.

Now, I wouldn’t come down this hard on some product — especially one that was so eagerly anticipated, customers lined up at dawn on the day of its release — without getting a second, third and fourth opinion. And I’m telling you, there wasn’t a soul who tried this machine who wasn’t appalled, baffled or both.

And that’s before they discovered that the Storm doesn’t have Wi-Fi.

Deliciously scathing.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008