I have installed hybrids and straight OS's. I prefer Straight OS. I also had my first experience with blackberry and verizon. I bought my first blackberry as a 9530 on Verizon last year. (I was previously on a Razor v3i with Unicel) I would never go back to the razor. It just can't do the things my BB can. I love EVDO over GSM. I like my 3G most everywhere I go (Unlike ATT). I agree with you the S1 had a rough start. I fortunately had mine replaced enough that they upgraded both of my S1's to S2's. The S2 is what a S1 should have been. I love my S2. Unfortunately the S1 is nearly a 2 yr old phone. It has had its updates but the device its self is out dated and limited as far as memory. The 9530's are phased out with most carriers. As the S2's will be when the S3 emerges. I hope for you that verizon and RIM are waiting for BB6 OS release. RIM has a focus on business users and they now are focusing their efforts to cater to their other fan base- everyday joes like myself. It may be too little too late to pull users but to blackberry's over the android world but I have confidence that RIM will get with the program. they are show promising updates but at the cost of newer devices. Which even in the non-smart phone world is common. (I'm like you. I stick with my phone until it quits lol) I sympathize with you about you situation. I was lucky with getting S2 at N/C. I hope you reconsider when RIM releases its new OS and some promising devices. Read up on the S3. There's a few threads about the device. here is one that is really good. http://www.blackberryos.com/forums/b...side-peak.html
Originally Posted by coolbikeman
If your contract is nearly up then you should be due an upgrade. Good luck on you decision.
9530 Movement for Change
I comfortable with it :-)