So here is the deal, I just signed up to Verizon when the Storm came out thinking I'd need a more "corporate professional" phone (switched from an iPhone on T-mobile) Well, the Storm has done well for me, but to be honest, I'm bored with it.
The Storm has grown with me, but I feel that it's sad that I had to go through multiple leaked OS's for the phone to finally become stable and smooth. With the 5.0 release, the phone has really woken up to be a new phone, but again, I'm still bored with it.
I just got back from the Verizon store and I can say this:
First of all they only had two demos and EVERYONE and their Mom was in the store doing the same thing trying to figure out if they wanted it or not. When I was finally able to get to it, the first thing I did was went to text. It reminded me of the Omnia that I returned because the keyboard is WAY to skinny for my fingers but the auto correct really helped me out just in case my fingers did hit a separate button. Is there a way to use the keyboard that BB has where it's two letters per button? QW, ER, TY, UI, OP, etc etc?
Second thing was the amount of apps already on the device. Yahoo Fantasy Football was loaded on there, Google Stars (wtf is this app?) and I'm sure there are plenty more that are coming with the open source. This is something blackberry lacks.
The OS in general is just a lot quicker than the BB. Everything is smooth and transitions well. Right now I think the two phones are about even but that's because I've gotten used to the BB and just started playing with the Droid but in the long run I believe that the Droid will easily jump pass the BB with everyone starting to jump on the wagon and developers come (just like the iPhone).
P.S. I also played with the Storm 2 and thought the screen clicked WORSE than my Storm right now. Basically a Storm with Wifi, big whoop.
I would have to buy the phone outright and wondering who else bought it outright and if you guys think it'd be worth the effort and money. What do you guys love about the Droid?