Looking at jumping to an Android and getting rid of my BB Tour. But have a few questions.
Do they make any vertical style cases for these Android phones? All I see are horizontal cases and I cannot use one of these; need something vertical to clip to the left belt area. Horizontal takes up too much real estate on the belt and gets in the way of another item I am required to carry that attaches to the left side on the belt. (Prefer not to carry phone in my pants pockets or in a shirt pocket.)
GPS maps. Is google the only app for GPS maps? Even though I travel in a vehicle that has a 16 inch laptop over the console that can run Garmin nRoute when needed, I still need a small compact GPS device for outside the vehicle. Usually I will use a Garmin 60CSx, but at times, I have used my Tour, but running RIM maps. Google maps on the BB never worked correctly.
Coming from the BB world, I learned that battery pulls were required often. So, I obtain an APP that did it for me via the software (Quickpull). So, are battery pulls a common occurrence with Androids and if so, do they offer APPS that simulate the battery pull?
How are the browsers on Android phones? The RIM (BB) browser is downright terrible. I have learned to live with it, but would prefer a better experience when accessing the internet via the phone.
Verizon is my only option due to where I live and where I work. Sprint can be used where I live, but a few miles outside of town it drops off to nothing. Verizon is amazing in the western states, so I have no desire to leave Verizon.
Sorry for all the questions; and who knows, there will probably be more in the future. But my thanks for any answers.
Ok, a few more questions.
Does the Android line offer a bedside mode? That being where I can turn off all the features of the phone (such as email notifications) except for the actual phone.
Does the Android offer an alarm clock?
WIFI? Are these phone WIFI compatible?