The New York Times tech correspondent, David Pogue, lays a beating on RIM’s new touchscreen phone, the BlackBerry Storm. “I’ve got a better name for it,” he writes, “the BlackBerry Dud.” Ouch. Pogue is no fan of the BlackBerry’s touchscreen—an effort to cash in on iPhone mania, he says. That’s just the beginning. The criticisms are many. See for yourself.
Let’s hope, for RIM’s sake, it isn’t as bad as this influential reviewer makes it out to be. With the Apple iPhone on a roll, and warnings that RIM’s subscriber numbers this quarter could fall, the company needs the Storm to be big seller this Christmas. (Anyone out there had a hands-on with the Storm yet? Is it really a dud?)