According to the Times Online, Vodafone will be giving away the BlackBerry Storm for free to all users who sign an 18-month contract. The catch? Your monthly tariff has to be £35. The Times also bragged revealed that they were granted a little one-on-one time with the Storm and found it be be a bit larger and heavier than it’s competition, but overall felt the Storm to be “sleek and stylish” as well as “easy to hold and use.” While discussing the competition, RIM’s co-CEO Mike Lazaridis was quoted as saying the haptic feedback of the Storm allows for a “touchscreen that people don’t have to learn how to use, because its very natural. When you’re using the phone itself, you’re actually pushing buttons. [Unlike other touchscreens] you don’t have to learn how to do that.”
Fanboys, as hard as it is to resist saying something slick, we’ll leave the commentary for the last quote to you.