I am also torn between the Droid and the Storm2. I had the original storm for about a year and I generally enjoyed the device. Yes, I had about 5 replacements and was allowed an early upgrade (currently with the Droid), but for emailing/texting/calling, it was great.
At the moment, I have the Droid. It is undoubtedly a GREAT phone, but I don't know if it's for me. The Droid seems to be more of a toy - all the apps are great, but I could type and respond to messages so much faster on my storm, and even faster on the storm2. The storm2 OS might be more simple and outdated according to many critics, but that makes it even easier to check my calendar, make a phone call, and read an email - just what I REALLY want from my phone. Similarly, the universal inbox on BBs is something I greatly miss. Even though the notification panel on the Droid is very useful, you can't simply click compose and then choose to send an mms/sms/email/bbm/pin/IM/etc.
Typing on the Droid is simply not good. If you have a case on the Droid, then the top level of keys on the pull-out keyboard are difficult to hit. A lot of times, I would end up hitting two keys at once due to this. The on screen keyboard is better for some people, but I find it laggy and it often misses characters if I type too quickly (not to mention if you happen to touch two keys at once). I've read that a lot of people simply don't use the pull-out keyboard at all - I've tried this, and I feel like I'm neglecting the features of my phone. What's the point of buying a slider if you won't use it? Maybe I just miss surepress, but I miss typing on the storm/storm2. Whenever I play around with my Dad's storm, I reminisce about how fast I could once type.
There are a lot of features that I could compare between the Storm2 and the Droid, such as the camera, the screen, media features, and bluetooth, but none of these are deal breakers for me. I might watch a video once every week or so on my phone, and I might take a picture of something funny to send to my friends, but either phone can sufficiently perform these tasks.
As it stands, I am learning towards returning my Droid for the Storm2. However, what has been holding me back is the Android OS because I know it will only get better and better. The apps on the Droid are also great, but the ones I actually use - weather, maps, google talk, pandora, google voice - BB app world has, and they work fine. I've really tried to love the Droid, but I can't stop myself from yearning for the storm2.
Hey droid'ers. I am posting this here as this seems to have the most useful info on the site. I have a problem with someones droid its running slow and freezing up on text messages.. any suggestions?
Exactly! The stuff I will probably really use is on BB too. But the Droid is a great device. I'm counting on RIM to come through with a decent Webkit browser and OpenGL graphics.
Originally Posted by evan87
The first Droid I purchased had lots of lag and would constantly reboot. I had it returned and everything went smooth after that. May just want to have the person return it DOA for a new one.
Originally Posted by jnepsa
Wirelessly posted (9530 Storm)
In reading... The free Advanced Task Killer causes battery drain & lag. Many are HIGHLY suggesting no running any task killing app but to let the Linux OS do it's thing. I'm going that route myself and am not running any task managing app and seem to now be getting better battery life, but it's only been 1 day.
Originally Posted by jnepsa
If they're running a task manager app have them uninstall & reboot. Post back their findings please.
Hmm - I can't find 'street view' on Google Maps (3.2.1). Satellite View and Map View seem to be it. Am I looking in the wrong place? Or have the wrong Google Maps on my Storm 1?
Originally Posted by sunkast
Yes. Just click anywhere on the map and it should pop up asking for things like directions to/from here, and also street view.
Originally Posted by MJKneuro
all it says when I click on the screen is 'loading address' then the address of the spot I clicked shows up - no other options. hm - double click on that and it does give me more options - including street view, though every where I have tried so far has that grayed out - guess I need to move in towards town.
went into town and it works pretty well - even lets me scroll in different directions
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