I've played with other phones extensively and other than the browser and a fancier ui, what am I missing? As far as browsers go with opera mini my browser is just as fast as iphone. As far as apps I got everything I need and more. With that said the fancier ui's are cool. I like the way android works with htc's sense ui. But my phone with all its upgrades does what I want it to do. My phone also syncs with everything I want it to. What I want is a bold 9000 with a 5 megapixel camera, webkit, touch screen, track pad, snap dragon and More ram. or a storm 3 with a 3.8 in. screen, snap dragon, webkit, 5 MP camera and more ram. As far as what I would have other than a BB, it would be a hard choice between the htc desire and the htc hd2.
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I am currently awaiting the release of two Android devices that will hopefully be released with my carrier. I've been hooked on BlackBerry for 2 years now and I still love it but RIM really does need to step up to the plate and compete with these other companies. I was with Samsung for such a long time and I thought I would never go to something else but it's all in the fun of trying new things out, I'm sure I'll come back to BB once something better than Storm 2 comes out though.
P.S. I will never, ever go to iphone.
I became a blackberry addict, but as you stated, they just aren't stepping up to the plate. I'm waiting for the nexus one on Verizon. Are you waiting for it as well, or the incredible?
Originally Posted by jcorv58
No, I'm not on Verizon even. I'm hoping to see the HTC Desire get picked up by Tmobile USA as it was released by Tmo UK-and there are rumors going that Tmo USA managers are being trained on it now. I'm also impatiently waiting to see if the Samsung Galaxy 2 is gonna be adopted by Tmo. I will wait as long as I need to since like I said-I love my storm 2 and I'm excited to see what else is in store for us.
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It grows on you
I had the 8350i on Nextel (my first smart phone) until it took a swim in the kitchen sink. It was my first Blackberry and I liked it.
After it's burial I decided to go on the CDMA side of Sprint and was given a Sprint 8330 curve by a friend who had just gotten the Palm-Pre.
Not much difference other than data speeds but the Wi-Fi on the IDEN device was a nice feature.
After a few months on the Curve a friend had signed up 22 lines with his company on Sprint. The reps gave him an extra Palm-Pre and HTC Hero as spares.
I had the luxury to test drive both devices.
The Palm-Pre was just not for me. I didn't care for Web OS and was disappointed I could not have the apps that I had on the curve.
I tried the HTC hero and while I had fun with it, it was more of a toy than anything else. I'm not a big fan of touch screens, I couldn't get used to it.
I also tried an HTC Touch Pro for a few days that I bought (and quickly sold) on eBay. I'm all set with Windows Mobile.
I had a jail broken iPhone that like the hero was fun, but more of a toy.
At the end of this crazy, irrational test drive, I bought a Tour from Sprint and could not be happier. My only wish is that it had Wi-Fi. I have a lousy signal in my house (with any carrier) which the Airave takes care of but it does nothing for the data part.
The device is solid, quick and well built. I don't like the fact that I think you lose data speed going through Blackberry's proxy servers so I eagerly await the new web kit enhancements we are hearing about.
Had a Droid and Returned it for what it Doesn't
I have had a blackberry on my hip for many years. My 8330 curve contract was up and I decided to go to the Droid. Long story short, I am now running a Blackberry Storm2.
It all depends on what is important to you. I needed a device that is a good email unit and a good phone. Browsing/games etc... are nice but these two are my top criteria.
The Droid is superior on paper. FAST, beautiful screen, tons of free apps and is configurable to a degree only dreamed of in BB land. Its more like a laptop for your pocket.
Its duties as a phone, however are an afterthought. There is no dedicated button for phone. Want to make a call? Unlock the phone, find your phone app and dial. On the blackberry, I can push a green phone button and there it is. I can also tap my bluetooth and use voice dial. Want to hang up? Push the red button. On the droid its all done on the screen, which is funny if the screen is off, or if you have switched to a different app than the dialer.
Ever try to add a signature for an exchange account to the default droid mail app? It doesn't exist outside of Gmail at the moment.
Cut and Paste? Not as easy as blackberry, nor is it universal.
It also seems that I have thumbs that are evidently not the form factor Motorola designed around. The hardware keyboard is a bad joke, and the virtual ones are neat but I made far too many mistakes. I like the click through, tactile feel of the Storm 2 much better.
I am hopeful the new webkit based browser improves the Internet experience of the native browser. The current one is sub-par. I make do with Opera 5 mini.
In any mobile device it all boils down to what is important to you. Try your next device out for a while and see if it does what you need it to do, the way you want it. Everyone's experience is different.
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i think that im sticking with my berry, ive tried the droid and the eris and have friends that have the nexus one and i phone, but they also have trouble with there phones a lot of them dont want to say because they have to much pride but they tell me from freezing to phone turning off randomly to signal problems. now, with that said they cant change there os to get a better signal or speed up there browser so there stuck from day one with no signal in places when BB users can go in and hit up all the great hybrid makers, and wholla problem solved. and check this out i have a storm 1 9530. so for me Blackberry all the way.
Gather all the best hybrid makers in the world (except the ones who went Droid.. ahem... cough... BBC) and you will still have the slowest browser on the face of the planet.
Originally Posted by mrmojr1
The problems you mention above are problems that I only had with BB, not once with Droid. I really don't have any need to upgrade to a leaked os, even if one WAS available.
The only gripe I have (the ONLY gripe) is the email app for non-gmail is buggy and kinda sucks like your browser does.
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