RIM or should I say Verizon has finally let loose the Storm across the U.S. Now, I could go on and continue with what I see as an energy wasting debate over which is better; the iPhone or the Storm but I won’t. There are enough articles out there for that. Suffice it to say the iPhone is mainly a consumer device and the Blackberry Storm is mainly a business device and both overlap into each others playground. While neither device is perfect and have their differences I think it is more important to realize that both devices do fill a void for many users. That void is a smartphone with a full touch-screen display, designed from a mobile device perspective not a computer perspective. I also give credit to both Apple and RIM for tackling the same problems but taking different approaches to solving them without giving up their different perspectives or entirely alienating their current user’s needs.
With that said I’m keeping this one very short and not getting into any real detail so I will end it with this. If you are in the market for a smartphone with a full-screen display and no physical keyboard and it’s more for personal use than business then the iPhone is more than likely the device for you. Conversely, if you are in the market for a smartphone with a full-screen display and no physical keyboard and it’s more for business use than personal then the Storm is more than likely the device for you. In either case take both for a spin as you can use either, but the one you feel most comfortable with and has the features you’re looking for will serve you better. And just as a reminder here in the U.S. the iPhone is only available on AT&T and the Storm is only available on Verizon. Either way you really can’t go wrong.