From BB Torch to Droid Pro
A few months ago I switched from an iPhone 4 to the BB Torch. I made the switch because I was communicating via email and text a lot more than I used to and it was just too difficult on the iPhone. The Torch is an amazing device for communications and we have a BES at work so I’m always fully synced with Outlook, which I use a lot.
The things I miss the most about the iPhone are all the cool apps, HD video recording, the awesome screen, and the tight integration with my Mac at home. With the Torch if I’m not using it to communicate it stays in my pocket, there is nothing “fun” to do with it and the apps all pale in comparison to the iPhone.
When the Droid Pro was announced I thought I might be a good candidate for it because of my business needs and desire to have great apps and widgets, so I ordered one yesterday. I’ve never used an Android device and have been researching the OS. I don’t think anyone has the Droid Pro yet, but I have a few questions that Android users may be able to answer for me anyway.
With the release of Froyo is it possible to get a days worth of moderate/medium use out of the phone without having to recharge the battery?
Is there any reason to expect the Droid Pro will have better battery life than other Android phones?
Is it true that if you run widgets you’re battery will drain very fast? If so, doesn’t this make widgets less useful?
It doesn’t look like there is a trackball or trackpad on the Droid Pro, do you see this as a downside to the phone?
Will I be able to sync Tasks with Outlook and will they be “pushed” both ways, or will it require a manual or timed sync?
Do you think the Droid Pro screen will be better or the same as the BB Torch?
Does Android have shortcut keys similar to the BB? For example, on an email message I can hit “I” on the keyboard and immediately file a message, the OS even predicts what folder I want to file the message in and pre-selects it. Does Android have similar features?
I use the “auto-expand” feature a lot with my BB. So I set up the text “tt” to automatically type “tomorrow” does Android have this feature?
Is the spell check in Android universal, so that it checks spelling no matter what app you are typing in?
Does the voice-to-text feature in Android work in all apps and any field you can type text into?
Thanks to all who can provides answers to a soon-to-be Android owner.