Stephen Fry hates the Blackberry Storm

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In his Twitter feed, Stephen Fry — my favorite dropsied, dandyish British comedian with the BMI of a bowl of congrealed oameal — devastated the Blackberry Storm in less than 432 characters.

Been playing with the BB Storm. Shockingly bad. I mean embarrassingly awful. Such a disappointment. Rushed out unfinished. What a pity.

Yes, I blame n’works more than RIM. Problems are terrible lag: inaccurate t’screen, awful, slow and fiddly text input. I SO wanted to like it.

Plus the GPS maps won’t work – issue with BIS connections. I see from forums postings this is widespread in the UK. iPhone killer? Ha!

That last “Ha!” is just so scathing. The upper crust British aristocrat’s answer to screwing in his monocle and saying “lolwut!”

Stephen Fry slams the Blackberry Storm [Gizmodo]

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9 Responses to Stephen Fry hates the Blackberry Storm

  1. error404 says:

    HOLTT @ #5

    Oh that made me guffaw.

  2. Hugh says:

    I think that bowl of congrealed oameal [sic] crack was inappropriate. I think Stephen refers to his body type as “a bin liner filled with yogurt”.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Calling Stephen Fry ‘fat’ (short hand for the descriptions above) is out of date.

    He’s positiviely lean (I think appearing even gaunt) this year.

    Amusingly he decided he was feeling too bloated and uncomfortable and wnated to lose weight while making the last series of “Kingdom”, which if you’ve seen features his character becoming diabetic and scared by the possibility of heart attcks.

    When watching it one gets the idea the writers were trying to tell him something.

  4. dpcosta says:

    dis·com·bob·u·late (dskm-bby-lt)
    tr.v. dis·com·bob·u·lat·ed, dis·com·bob·u·lat·ing, dis·com·bob·u·lates
    To throw into a state of confusion.

    :)

  5. holtt says:

    “Do you know everything Jeeves?”

    “I wouldn’t know, sir.”

  6. Tubman says:

    John, in the UK it’s illegal to write about Stephen Fry without using the term “national treasure”. Please be sure to amend your post before travelling into British jurisdiction.

  7. Jake0748 says:

    I love Stephen Fry as much as the next guy (maybe more). But, oooof… that photo. All bloated and discombobulated, with disarranged hair.

    I guess he is going for the anti-Jeeves look.

  8. zuzu says:

    The BlackBerry Bold 9000 is wonderful, though. It does well what the Curve 83×0 was the first to do at all. (WiFi, camera, and GPS built-in, with enough processing resources to play music, give turn-by-turn map directions, and take AIM/GTalk/SMS messages all at the same time. Plus, the USB port actually transfers at full USB 2.0 speeds — vital for filling up a 16GB microSD card with music and videos.) Plus the display is a vast improvement due to the higher resolution (480×320 vs. 320×240); you can actually read tiny text on websites with it. In juxtaposition to Stephen Fry’s criticisms, the Bold is a very polished and mature successor in its lineage.

    The Storm 9530 is interesting though in that it does both GSM and CDMA — truly a “world phone” for any region.

    The only problem that remains is that BlackBerry has that “Windows” feel; it does all the stuff you want, but in a very inelegant and heavily path-dependent style of configuration and administration. (Conversely the iPhone still lacks “must have” features such as Bluetooth A2DP + AVRCS, and tethering to the HSDPA / UMTS data service.)

    Nothing’s perfect, but at least they’re getting better.

    [Insert Motorola Krave astroturfing joke here.]

  9. guernican says:

    “discombobulated”.

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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