The Change We Need
Multitasking, Tethering and the GPS are really good with the Strom, but the clicking screen and not having the smoothness of the iphone makes it look ugly. It is the software that makes it bad in some parts.
The other issue with storm is that it is not customizable or in some parts hard to customize and needs more clicks then a usual touch screen phone. I am sure that storm 2 will be better because i don't see the clicking screen and i hope that the touch gets better and scrolling could get smoother and easier.
Last but not the least... what really makes storm worse is the Iphone fanboys (I own an Iphone 3GS) but seriously they write a lot of bogus about the Storm and Zune.. i have used Zune its beautiful.. but the fanboys will never want to understand that even.
It was very obvious from the first reviews of this device that the software was no where near ready for launch when they released the phone, and really still has many major software bugs to this date. Having the touch controls built 'on-top' of the operating system (instead of built into the core of the system like Apple and Palm), is causing major stability and performance issues that are a major deterrent to the common user.
For the Storm 2 RIM really need to take a step back and figure out how to make the experience of using a touch screen smart phone with the BB OS much better, because it just isn't cutting it right now. I would recommend letting a group of developers figure out how to build the 'blackberry experience' properly around a touch screen smartphone, seeing as this is a consumer and not a business device a very different approach should be taken.