Droid vs. Blackberry

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  1. TheFloridaDude

    TheFloridaDude New Member

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    I moved from a Blackberry Tour to the Droid, which I like very much. What do other former BB users think about the Droid?
     
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    Came from the Tour as well. No comparison. The Droid and Android is a whole other experience.

    Best purchase I've ever made. I'm done with RIM and BB.

    I see you are rather new and I may have missed your intro thread.

    Welcome aboard and enjoy the forums
     
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    I have both. The Tour is my work phone. I CHOSE the Droid as my personal one and absolutely love it.
    :D:D
     
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    Welcome :)

    I came from BB and RIM also...BB Storm to be exact. And as far as I can tell, Blackberries do not even come close to the same ballpark as the Droid. NO WHERE NEAR.
     
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    I have both as well, Curve is work....Droid is mine! :icon_ banana:
     
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    Longtime BB user here....No Comparison IMHO.
     
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    I had a storm and switched to droid, the only use the storm has now is a backup mp3 player. All I need now is some flash support!
     
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    i came from a storm(still have 2) and loved it...but it doesn't compare to android.
     
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    They are completely different tools.

    BLACKBERRY

    1. BB is the king of email. Even with the hardware keyboard, the Tour is the best device if you do a lot of email.

    2. Stable OS. Most things just don't crash. It's rock stable.

    3. I miss the hardware answer and end call buttons. It's wonderful to just know you'll be able to answer and end calls reliably.

    4. Great Outlook compatibility.

    DROID

    1. If you do a ton of web surfing, the current Tour doesn't hold a candle. Next version with touch screen will be better.

    2. Reading documents is wonderful - very high resolution screen, horizontal mode makes viewing PDFs great, even at small sizes.

    3. Battery life is atrocious.

    4. Operating system is flaky and add-on applications means many crashes per day.

    5. Google sync and voice - great. Outlook compatibility - ridiculous, absurdly bad.

    6. Good/bad: Many great apps, much larger and much cheaper than Blackberry, some still very immature in stage, e.g. Facebook.

    Bottom line: They both get the job done. Blackberry is still the premiere business and power emailing tool. But if you do a good amount of web browsing (I do for work) and coupled with all the apps, it's a great experience if you can deal with the crashing and incompatibility.
     
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    This is your opinion....My Droid trumps any BB I owned...
     
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    +1...talking about crashes,he obviously didn't own a storm
     
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    How so? What's the criteria? Long jump? Time in the 40 yard dash?
     
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    The only reason that I still have a BB is that I'm sitting in Iraq, and with the dearth of internet connectivity here (except at work), it's my lifeline to the outside world. But as soon as I get home, it, and AT&T are getting kicked to the curb. My Droid is at home, ready and waiting.
     
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    Be safe...
     
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    I myself am new to the moto droid. I have had blackberries for yrs, IMHO the droid out performs the bb in web surfing, and messageing . I am glad i switched to the droid, but do miss a few things my bb had.
     
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