I dumped my Storm and got a Droid because....

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  1. Vulcan1600
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    I was tired of waiting for an O.S. leak to come out and fix something but screw something else up.....


    (Thought this might be a fun thread)
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    leaks are for diapers to worry about.... not my cell phone.
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    yep...new leak just came out and it fixed a bunch of stuff but screwed up the typing on the keyboard....
    it amazes me how long it has taken to just make this OS ok. not even good yet. cant wait to get me a droid
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    Two things WL Johnson:

    Hey, you won the GV contest last night. I've been waiting for you to tell me your GMail address if you still want the invite.

    Second, the new 5.0 O.S. that came out for the Storm was a little too late and not really all that great overall. I couldn't wait any longer, nor was I about to purchase a Storm 2
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    Wow I can't believe I used to want a blackberry, so glad I waited an got the droid instead. I was even really considering the first storm.
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    Because not only do battery pulls suck, but a 5-7 minute boot time made the experience downright painful! I was sold on the Droid from the first power up!:byestorm:
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    I don't know, but boot up on my Droid is about two or three minutes... half that of the Storm of course.
    Not having to do my twice daily battery pulls is. .. priceless.
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    Interesting mine boots in about 48 seconds.
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    Same here - 48 sec fully functional.
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    Ain't that a *itch. Ok I'll be back in a few, gonna test and confirm mine with stop watch. Ok, to stay on topic, I just wish viigo would come out with an android support..
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    2-3 minutes?...that seems like an eternity.
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    Ok I stand corrected. Maybe I'm super impatient; I clocked my reboot at 48 seconds on the dot!! Haha

    So I passed my Storm on to my Dad, and its overwhelming him. I maxed that sucker out, and even the upgrade to OS 5.0 wasn't near enough to keep me away from the Droid. I liked the Storm, but I was waiting for something linux based like my laptop.
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    Your decision was a wise one :) Storm gave me depression :(
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    I would still have a Storm 2 had the Verizon store not been busy. I went to return it for my third Storm2 because the escape button and blackberry button were sticking. I had to wait about 20 minutes and that gave me enough time to look at the Droid. I played with the touch keyboard and saw the browser speed. When my name came up I asked for the Droid.

    It cost me the 35.00 restocking fee but it was worth it. No battery pulls. Worked straight from the box. Best decision I could have made.
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    $35 for a Droid! (Obviously not really since you had to pay for the Storm 2....) but that's a home run! Sometimes a little inconvenience is a good thing.
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    lol I looked at youtube reviews of the BB Storm on my droid after getting it just out of curiosity (and because they just released Storm 2) and it did not look like many people liked it.
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    you have a pm.

    yep when 5.0 came out still buggy as hell it just became unacceptable
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    Hey guys let's not go knocking the Ol' Storm too much. LOL
    As frustrating as it was, it worked and kept us fairly happy. That is until we got our hands on the Droid. I went in to check out the Storm 2,and upgrade my Storm to 5.0. I'd never heard of the Droid, no commercials out then. I had some time to kill and the guy that was helping me knew the Droid pretty well. He went over it as we waited on the Storm to finish up. I went home and did a little research on the Droid. Several days later I picked up the Droid. After finding out that there were no battery pulls or waiting,watching a spinning object. I knew this was the beginning of great things. Overall my Storm was pretty darn good. Very frustrating, yes it was. But, I like many others liked it until I got my grubby hands on the Droid. Let's treat the Storm gently, like the old work horse it was. LOL
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    Yes not so hard on the workhorse I had for a year and my introduction to the world of smartphones! I don't know if I will ever be able to own a dumbphone again..
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    Kinda like that old car that you loved,old girl or boyfriend, favorite pair of tennis shoes that wore out. Life was sweet back then. LOL