Wirelessly posted (9530 Storm)
That one works but the first one you posted has the entire BBOS Web site & forum preceding it, thus broken.
Originally Posted by jlevy73
Isn't it funny how cell networks work as far as how good a signal one gets with a given device in a given area? I live in the Capital District of NY (city of Schenectady) and the Motorola Droid has the BEST phone reception of any Verizon device i've ever owned (which goes completely against your experiences, Josh). The Droid is the first phone i've had that will even get a solid signal in my basement, and I haven't dropped a call as of yet (touch wood). This is in comparison to the following (in chronological order): Moto v710, Moto e815, Samsung FlipShot, LG Voyager, BB 9530 Storm, and BB 8230 Flip. And people have told me that my "new phone sounds better than my old one". It just goes to show, there isn't any such thing as a "perfect" device.
As for the Moto Droid's keyboard(s) i'll say this: in MY experience, the virtual keyboard is THE best i've ever used (compared to LG Voyager, Storm 9530, and iPod Touch) - on a bad day, I can type quicker than I could on my Storm on a GOOD day. I can't really comment on the physical keyboard, beyond saying that it makes a dandy controller for emulated games, and is nice to have when i'm RDP'd into my desktop PC. For typing duties, the word that comes to mind is "serviceable". I am still mighty glad it's there, and wouldn't be able to deal without it (and thus, the Eris quickly dropped out of consideration).
Now, let me touch on the reasons I chose the Moto over the HTC (reasons that I call dealbreakers):
- Eris does nothing NEW. It's still running a now dated MSM7600 chipset, and doesn't bring anything new and exciting to the table (320x480 screen? Please, HTC, what were you thinking?)
- Eris lacks a physical keyboard. Since one of the things I really enjoy about Android is the ability to run emulated games, this is a biggie. The virtual d-pad on the emulators lacks action buttons.
- Eris runs SenseUI. Now, most people consider this to be a plus, but it's a individual preference, and honestly I prefer stock Android. Of course, i've never been the type of person to run a skinned OS. I was never into themes on my BB, either.
- Eris just FEELS like a lower-end device. I LOVE the feel of real aluminum in my hands, the Moto Droid delivers. It seems like a silly thing to be a "dealbreaker", but to me I want a high-end device to FEEL high-end.
In summary, phone preference largely boils down to the individual preference of the user. But it is nice that VZW is finally providing phone choices that are worth considering. Both the Moto Droid and the HTC Eris allow one to be on VZWs network without feeling like you are compromising on phone features.
Very nice stated Dave and agree with you that like all phones it comes down to personal preference. Glad you are enjoying your new phone.
Absolutely LOVING it. I'm STILL in the process of discovering everything it can do. This is a process that sadly ended MUCH faster back when I was using my BB device. I can honestly say it's been nice to not give any real thought to my OS and memory in the past couple of weeks too. I've got my Droid loaded to the gills, and i'm still looking at about 160MB free to install more. And with the software load I have now, it equals my desktop PC in capability (exceeds in a way, my PC can't scan barcodes).
Originally Posted by jlevy73
I can honestly say I don't regret the switch. While I learned alot of valuable information during my BB period (and met many WONDERFUL folks here at ) I don't miss the device itself at all. I honestly only come around these parts nowadays for the Android forum, and to check up on you guys (and gals).
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