With the announcement (finally) of the release date and pricing for the BlackBerry Storm, you just knew there would be a ton of articles out there talking about how the Storm is a BlackBerry Killer — and from the Apple fanboys, how it won’t stack up. We get a few of them today. One in particular has been linked everywhere, but there are still other insightful ideas as to why the Storm will triumph over the iPhone. We’ll share them after the jump.
The most-cited list comes from Al Sacco at CIO. While you should definitely read the whole article — he also talks about where the BlackBerry Storm is superior — here are the reasons:
8. Stereo Bluetooth
7. Removable battery
6. Expandable memory
5. Digital camera, video recording
4. Storm works as a tethered modem
3. Touch screen provides tactile feedback
1. Multitasking champ
Next we turn to Andrew Hickey of ChannelWeb. He hits some of the same things, but notes BlackBerry’s “gold standard” status for corporate email, the ability it offers to edit corporate documents, and the forthcoming application store. Like Sacco, he likes the camera and the tactile feedback.
Finally, Rob Waugh at Mail Online judges both devices by various criteria, including price, which is clearly in favor of the Storm — it’s free with Vodafone. He gives the Storm the advantage in email, GPS, camera, and typing, with the iPhone coming out on top for connection and Web browser.
Really, all this does is make me want a Storm to play with it myself. We’re still a few weeks away, though…