Hey All -
First, sorry in advance for the long post!
The thread title kind of explains my question . I am currently a BlackBerry guy - I've been using Blackberries for maybe 3 years now. Moved from a Moto RAZR to a BlackBerry 8830 World Edition, which was my first smartphone. This past summer, I rid myself of that old brick and upgraded to the BlackBerry Tour.
First, I will say, I am not unhappy with the Tour. It is a great phone. My complaints are few. Mainly, the screen is just a bit too small to be *truly* useful for real web browsing (though it's great for mobile web sites). Likewise, the screen size makes Google Maps and such a bit less useful, though it's more than usable. In addition, while over all the phone is VERY snappy, the browser can be pretty slow at times and some apps, especially Google Maps, tend to bog down.
What I like about the Tour is a keyboard. A physical keyboard is a must for me (so, AT&T aside, the iPhone has never been an option for me), and I think RIM makes the best physical keyboards around. So all in all, I really like my Tour - but I'm thinking I may like a Droid better, especially since I am now using the phone solely for personal use (Work gave me a company blackberry), not a mix of work and personal as in the past.
How I use my phone (and these are in order of importance):
1. First and foremost, for communication. Regular phone use, text messaging, Instant Messaging (AIM + GTalk), and E-mail. I don't have a land line at all, so the phone needs to be a good phone!
2. Web browsing. I like a pretty full featured web browser. Mobile sites don't always cut it. I include Facebook in this category because I find the Facebook Apps never cut the mustard for me - I always end up going to the full mobile web site (this is partially because I *do not* use e-mail notification with facebook, and all the apps seem to work through e-mail, at least on BlackBerry).
3. "PDA Functions" - that is, Calendar and Contacts. For Calendar, I use iCal on my Mac, which auto-syncs with my Google Calendar through CalDAV. For Contacts, I use Mac Address Book, which syncs with Gmail through iSync.
4. Multimedia. This is a distant last place for me. I don't use my phone as an iPod. Occasional YouTube viewing is nice, but all in all, this is pretty low on my list of priorities.
Okay - so with all that info - do you guys think the DROID is a good fit? I can get it with upgrade pricing (another line on my plan is due for upgrade), then sell my Tour .