I have a Storm 1. It worked perfectly until the v188.8.131.528 upgrade. Then I suddenly had problems with charging that are identical to what others have posted. First, it often did not charge although plugged in all night. Sometimes it would show a message that the USB connection was not sufficient to charge the phone. I always use the wall charger.
We tried a new battery, then a new charger, and finally Verizon told me they wanted to swap out the phone. The new one came and had the exact same problems. So then I was put in contact with a tech at RIM and nothing was resolved.
My battery life is less then a day on a full charge. I spend less then 10 minutes on calls, have messages delivered from email accounts, and maybe spend a combined 10 minutes on Facebook and UberTwitter browsing.
I noted that battery problems are not noted with the Storm 2. Is it qualitatively better ?
I like the Storm in practice, but without battery life it becomes worthless. It also shows 867 MB of available Device memory, but was at 0 for application memory until I removed a Time magazine application. Now it says it has 24MB free application space. What gives here ? Why is more memory not available to the applicatios ?
Verizon's solution is to send me yet another rebuilt phone because maybe I got a bad rebuilt this time, or buy a Storm 2 to see if it works better.
I'd appreciate input.