BlackBerry Storm -----> Motorola DROID

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    Hey guys, my name is Vito and I became a DROID owner on Saturday.

    I came from the BlackBerry Storm and I am just blown away by this device. The fact that it is still only a couple weeks old is even more impressive, because this device can only get better.

    I am looking forward to a long and happy relationship with my DROID!!!
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    Welcome to the site and congrats on being one of us droidsters!!!
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    Vito,

    I'm thinking of moving from an 8830 to a Droid. Can you tell me how quickly mail shows up on the Droid vs your Storm?
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    Same speed if not faster on my DROID...

    Make the switch my friend...you will not regret it one bit!
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    Yeah a lot faster than my storm. Pretty much instantly!!
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    I'm finding the exact opposite mail from my POP accounts slower (even when set for 5 minutes it's not pushing all the time) and i liked the fact that when my outlook was up my old BB would still push the mail, also liked the fact that if it did come thru the phone a copy would stay there untill i deleted. Now if i want to keep it i have to forward it to gmail. Maybe i'm doing something wrong or have something set wrong. Other than getting use to that I love the phone it's a keeper.. Any email help would be appreciated
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    I think if you change the "Amount to synchronize" option in the Account settings of your Outlook, it should solve your problem.

    I think it is set to synchronize only 1 day as default. If you select a longer amount, the messages shoulkd stay on your phone...


    I do not have any POP emails anymore, so I cannot comment on those...
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    I will give that a try.... Thanks
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    We can do IMAP with our mailboxes so I'm assuming that will be pretty quick. I'm a 'today theme' guy. So far I have not found anything Droid that will give me a similar list of emails (without having to open something). This looks perfect (Larva Labs - Software for Android platform) but it's a prototype not a product.
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    :byestorm: Yo !!! Vito !!! Yeah, Welcome to, Eh, Ah, DroidForums !!! :byestorm:


    You find yourself in good company here, Many, Many ex BB Storm owners are now enjoying a phone that is everything we had hoped the Storm should have been last year when it came out. This thing is hot right out of the gate. I have never once, since I picked mine up, ever thought of bringing it back to VZW.

    We Hope you enjoy your time in the Forums ! Great to Have Ya Here !
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    Mail may be the issue. I'm hearing up to 15 minutes for mail to show up (non-gmail). That is a deal breaker.

    I have a dummy mailbox setup (just for testing). Right now my berry is watching the mailbox (IMAP IDLE) and it takes about 45 seconds to show up. I'll go to a VZW store and setup my dummy mailbox to see how long it takes to show up.
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    Not really minding the fact that i have to push it, but when at work i'm out of my office a lot without shutting down outlook they wont push. Kinda miss that a bunch, but i'm sure i'll get over it
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    Storm vs Droid

    I also too came from Storm and is like day and night. I had lost of problems with my Storm and received 4 replacements in a 6 month time frame. With the Droid my phone has not crashed once and everyone likes it, but most important I like the phone much better that the Storm. Not sure what Verizon is coming out by December and that is the only reason why I may take the phone back. Am afraid verizon will come out with Passion and it may be a better phone. Any takes on that one???

    Hector
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    I'm sitting here staring down at my BB Storm on my desk right now. By the time I return to work tonight, I should be staring at my Droid instead.

    I like the Storm, and the 5.0 software update made some very welcome improvements, but I see a world of potential in the Droid that just made me wet with anticipation.