The Droid looks pretty impressive with the exception of the keyboard, just my opinion!
No..but if as rumored elsewhere in the forums Verizon upgrading all Storms to Storm 2? , VZW would be willing to upgrade my S1 for nothing come late November, I would probably do it.
Originally Posted by HarlyFan
However, I would NOT sign a new contract as I want to see what is available next year...
Droid sounds tempting, but I am NOT a Motorola fan, even though their headquarters are really close and they have done amazing USFIRST Robotics projects with our high school..
Last edited by d_1000; 10-31-2009 at 10:30 PM.
I agree with jlevy. I got mine from a buddy doing Bogo and we got two Storms 2. Its a great phone but no way worth $600 after tax.
Originally Posted by jlevy73
I have an Archos 5 Internet Tablet, which is an Android 1.5 OS based system. It has 800 x 480 in a 5" display. It doesn't have built in Exchange Support. It's not a phone either, but it has virtually everything you see in Android today. Based on that I can tell you it reminds me a lot of the iPhone when it first released.
Both Android 1.5 and the iPhone when it first released had applications such as notes, a calendar, email. But these applications were not aware of Exchange. They are their own little islands onto themselves.
Think about how well the Blackberry actually works with Exchange. You might be taking this for granted, but virtually all other smart phones don't have true interoperability with Exchange beyond simple email.
I also have a Windows Live account for my personal use. Getting Android to understand Live Mail was a bit of a trick, and only in pop3 mode, which constantly thinks mail already read is new.
On the Blackberry, you have Gmail that is darn near instant. You can use AOL, Live Mail, Exchange, etc. RIM does this fantastic job supporting email, which is a very big deal. You'll truly miss this when you see how poorly other phones do. I hate to write this, but most of these phones are more interested in the specs and how it looks in a photo than how it performs in your life.
Blackberry has the alert light. I know, sounds silly, but you don't have to even pick up your blackberry to know if there is a message waiting for you. Just look at the phone.
What about the ingenious holster that tells the phone to go vibrate automatically? You're going to miss that. Other phones are completely dumb compared to the Blackberry. You sound like an Exchange user and nothing works with exchange better than a blackberry. Don't let all this hype fool you. Find someone with an Android and use it for a good while before trading away the best business phone on the planet.
I paid $579 for mine plus tax, and I think it's worth every penny. But I use my phone in my business. I feel it is an essential tool in maintaining my client relationships. It's just one of the fees I pay to be extra productive. I've paid more for a 2 night stay in hotel and that lasted 2 days. I've paid more for a 1st class upgrade and that lasted a mere 6.5 hours. I've paid several times this for a luxury box. My watch cost 7 times as much as my phone and it doesn't even make calls or tell time as well as my blackberry does. $600 is a bargain. Maybe I'm a little twisted there, but I get a lot out of this phone for $600. Heck, my verizon bill is $240 a month. The phone's price is the least of my cost.
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