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I've just upgraded to a LG Voyager about 4 or 5 months ago and am kicking myself for not trying it out in the store a bit more (I had to order the phone from Verizon online to get a cheaper price than in the store....brilliant) and I should have gotten a Blackberry, but I wanted the touch and the Storm wasn't out yet.

Not only is the Voyager's web browsing very limiting, but it doesn't work right on mine. Going to iGoogle crashes it 8 times out of 10, and it's SLOW.

To top it off, the second reason I got it was to be a music player in my company car (I am a field auto appraiser and spend about 8-9 hours a day in the car), and that doesn't work right either. Randomly it will kick out of the music player and go to the voice command menu.

I just did a warranty on it 2 weeks ago figuring it was just the phone but the replacement did the same things out of the box.

So I am thinking about getting a Storm and selling the Voyager. Most of the reviews online I have found basically say the worst thing about the Storm is it's not an iphone, although there are some minor issues with the touch release being slow and no wi-fi.

BTW - The iPhone is not an option. First, I hate Cingular/AT&T's service and network, and even if I didn't the cost of breaking my current contract would make it prohibitive.
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My girlfriend's dad has one- I played with it. Its pretty sweet, and after I did the software update for him, it flew!
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My brother just got one. The concept behind it is nice but I'm just not really impressed with it. Maybe it is a first gen phone, but it lags a LOT, even simply menu surfing. The video quality is decent. I was also disappointed to hear that it didn't have wi-fi capabilities. I prefer the internet browser on the iPhone over the Storms. Maybe it is due to a limitation on the Verizon network, but I'm not a fan of it.
    
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I have a storm and for the most part I like it.
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...if you really want an iphone, just pay full price for one and unlock it =/
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My sister and her husband just got one for xmas. I have heard a few complaints from them about the touch screen, but I think they are ok with it so far (not overly impressed though). I know they complained about if they are talking on the phone with it tucked between their ear and shoulder it is annoying because they acidentally "click" the screen and it either hangs up or just annoys them with click noises.
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I tried out a friend of mine's. He thinks it's meh and I hated it. The whole "whole screen is a button" concept is so dumb imo. What's the point of having a touch screen if you're going to have to push the screen-button-thing for everything anyway? And don't give me the "it's for people who want feedback" bs, because my other friend's LG Dare has an option to emit a short vibrate when you touch stuff, which is way more convenient than a big dumb button. But honestly if people need to have feedback when they click on stuff, then they're not the people who need a touch screen phone.
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