Hey guys I left the droids for a while but decided to come back.. figured I would just post my thoughts on the devour..
First off I have AT&T and Verizon.. I have had the iphone 3gs, imagio, touch pro 2, droid, droid eris.. to name a few I'm pretty well versed in smartphones (I repair them).. I left blackberry as I felt they were getting very stale but extremely reliable and since then I have been looking for a phone that keeps my interest..
The droid was awesome... but I hated how flat the keyboard was.. and the camera was always blurry ( granted I had one of the originals) video recording was amazing on it... switched to the droid eris as I had just cone fron htc and liked the sense ui.... slow beyond beleif... constantly freezing or lagging very bad.. and yes I had a task manager set to kill apps every half hour..... kept that till I switched to omnia 2.. dropped that to go back to an iphone... but I quickly grew tired of the lack of multitasking and AT&T's horrible freaking network where I live... just recently came back to using vzw full time with a palm pre plus.. a lot of great ideas but choppy performance and poor implementation of a lot of things.. first one completely died 3 days after purchase vzw replaced as a doa unit.. second unit began showing same issues first unit did before dying.. returned and went to best buy to pick up either a storm 2 or devour...
Bb hasn't changed still stale os and hardware so I played with a devour.. while I use my phone for everything.. tethering, email, ebay, social networking, my business everything and very heavily at that... I was drawn to this phone to begin with because of playing with the motoblur on a friends cliq... I like it personally yes I know I can download the apps and widgets... but I like the integration... the keyboard on this is excellent almost as good as my touch pro 2 (imo... I'm typing this on the devour)... speedy not as fast as the droid but definitely acceptable especially compared to the eris... I do wish it had a flash and shipped with at least 2.0 but 1.6 is a big improvement over 1.5... I also would have liked a slightly bigger screen but once again def acceptable... love the touch pad.. love the volume of the main speaker... hate not being able to hear my phone over my music in my car or even sleeping through my alarm in the AM..
Anyway guys this is all just my opinion.. just thought I would share my thoughts.. sorry it was soo long winded..