Would we recommend the Storm? If you’re locked into a contract with Verizon, want a touchscreen phone, and are willing to put up with an OS that moves like a tranquilized yak, then yes the Storm is for you.

Not exactly the rousing endorsement that Verizon and RIM were hoping for, I think, but consistent with what I expected. Verizon is utterly terrified of giving up any control over its cellular network. That may seem like a good idea in the short term, but with T-Mobile and AT&T making non-trivial concessions to consumers, both in features and flexibility, it can only work for so long.