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New Social Group - Ex-Blackberry Users

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by JohnDroid, Oct 29, 2009.

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    JohnDroid has created a new social group called "Ex-Blackberry Users", with the following description:

    To join this group visit the social groups homepage where this new group will be listed.
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    ha! definitely the group for me.. :p i love my BB, but the storm 2 and whatever else they have up their sleeve just isn't enough anymore.
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    big switch.. my work environment requires me to have a phone that works. The Storm1 was my first BB and with that phone I never knew for sure if it was going to let me done. I actually packed a dumb phone in my car just in case the storm1 freaked out completely. I got really sick of battery pulls, too. I mean c'mon why the "F" would you want a phone that requires battery pulls on a daily basis, just to function?
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    Currently using the S1, but I don't think I'm going to be able to avoid the Droid lol.
    I'm starting to crush hard on the Droid...except for the gold highlights *puke*

    Why leave BB?
    -Truncated email
    -Bored of the buggy OS (i know all phones have bugs, but damn..)
    -I see very little room for growth in S2 performance, though it looks good.
    -apps..more please.
    -browser sucks. Thank god for Opera Mini.
    -etc
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    i'm planning to switch asap. but i'm kinda torn, i just got a replacement for my storm and it's working great.
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    Yea I just got a replacement two weeks ago, after the external speaker died, plus major dust under glass. Refurb is perfect right now, and new os update is fast and solid, but still..I think its my first and last BB. :eek:
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    i just got the replacement on monday, it's working great right now. i'm tired of battery-pulls. other than that, i love the storm. but i can't see why we have to put up with it. this was the first phone i paid for, i usually took the free phone. unfortunately, i chose bb. but i learned a lot.
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    I would LOVE to switch when the Droid comes out, but I have been told "no" so far by my firm's tech geeks. I need to come up with a very good argument to present to management why we should be allowed to get these.

    FYI, we are allowed to switch from Verizon to get an iPhone, but I am really hesitant to do that. But just goes to show with enough momentum, they will accommodate other devices.

    I just don't want an iPhone... I want to stay with Verizon!
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    Just give it alittle time. The techies just want to make sure that the phone is as secure as those two with email handling.
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    I'm jumping ship as well... Long time BB user and will not look back after the mess RIM has been shipping lately.
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    I'm in!! Longtime BB user (7250, 8130, Curve, S1). Made the jump a week or so ago to an Imagio and right back to my Curve. Always looking for something new and the Droid looks to be the beast.

    Dillemma now......go to VZW store Friday morning (have to confirm when they will open) or just pre-order at BB?????:D
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    i had one employee tell me they will be opening up an hour early, and i think i read that somewhere too.. call on the 5th and ask them, that's my plan :)
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    I will probably be there as well. 99% sure I will be giving up my Tour (or the wife will take it over her Curve) and going Droid. Friday will tell all though.
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    Currently have the Storm 1. Cant bring myself to get another phone that looks the same with some updates "Storm2"..I went to BB today and got to mess around with the non-working demo phone, and i really like the feel.. Actually has a similar feel to my old Samsung i760..:)
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    i like the storm 2 also... but its just not cool enough for me. :p in all seriousness, i would be happy with either it or the droid.. but given the opportunity to choose, i want the physical keyboard. welcome to the forums!
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    either way, go to best buy... they do the $100 rebate instantly. welcome to the forum!
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    I've been using a Curve for about 5 months. I like it more than I ever thought I would, but I still wish I had waited on renewing my contract for this. If only I'd known.. I just bought a Droid on ebay and should have it mid/late next week -- it's gonna be rough.

    My main gripes with the Blackberry are speed when running more than one app, the Google Voice app is inconvenient enough to use that it's worthless to me, other apps are limited (especially free ones), and the BS Verizon GPS lockdown. Only the first is really a fault of the phone, but so be it.

    Really glad Verizon is getting the Droid. I want my phone to be a phone first, and no one else can even touch Verizon's coverage. I actually usually go outside when I talk on the phone out of habit from when I had Sprint and HAD to be outside.
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    Trying to decide what to do. I am on Tour #3, the trackball broke again, so its #4. Went to the store, they said since its the same issue I can switch the Droud for Free:icon_ banana:

    Anyone have any regrets?
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    Not at all!
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    bumped my storm on friday for the droid. what a difference! 98% of droid kills the storm 1 and 2! if i go over the positives my fingers will fall off so i will note the negatives.

    no bluetooth support for voice dial/commands.
    however the speaker phone input for these commands are good to excellent. command keywords are different so it takes some getting used to. if you contacts include both first and last names you will need to say them both and also (home work mobile)
    otherwise it has full bt support. you can answer and end calls with your bt, but you cannot wake up phone or vad with bt button.

    when using both bt voice and bt media, voice will interupt media but may not restore media connection. there may be a fix in market place try bluetooth + headphones.... app

    no dedicated phone answer and end keys.
    you will get used to it and the phone app opens way faster than bb.

    useless google search hard key...unless you google search all day... and no convenience keys to configure...
    you will get used to it.

    3 homescreens sounds like a lot, but with the amount of app space you will soon fill it up fast.you can create folders and fill them up!!.

    there are many little quirks that seem redundent...however there are hundreds of fixes and options available in marketplace..
    some cool helpfull free apps to try:

    stay awake and screen on widget... controls locking,and sleeping
    flexillis mobile security...virus and malware,backup and lost phone locator
    not call log prefs!!!!! very cool set where your phone goes after a call
    internal memory widget.....(meterberry like/available mem widget) no need to ever reset this phone
    bluerss...blows viigo away!!!!!!! you can use simple keywords to fine feeds!

    this is just to name a few.

    have fun!!!!!



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