storm vs droid

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    ok guys thinking of switching over to the droid i currently have a storm 9520 and i am running a hybrid os i would like to know the pros and cons you have experienced thanks in advance
    dustin
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    Well welcome to the site dustin glad you can join us :) i had the blackberry storm 9520 and i hated it and now i have the blackberry tour 9630 and is ok but im getting my droid this weds :) and let me tell you the droid is waaaaaaaaaay better than the storm faster proccesor better web wifi :) believe me you will love it i dont know if you have play with a droid yet but i suggest you check it out at the store just incase :) i know is not much information but i hope i helped i lil :) take care
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    I'm on my Droid now. If I was on the computer, I would give a laundry list. However, first and foremost, NO BATTERY PULLS. I don't miss those one bit. Better memory management and no spinning clock when issuing a command to perform a simple task like opening a program.
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    yup yup wat he said ^ lolz
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    thanks flako it helps a bit and i have played with the droid a bit not enough though
    jbjtkbw00 i look forward to your laundry list i an very curious
    thanks for the quick replies
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    yeah no prob bro...thats why we are here to help each other out :) thanks let us know if you get it :) keep us updated :)
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    Newer OS that is open source so no limits on development of apps. Java is old on the BB system.

    Market is so much better than blackberry app world and a lot of the apps are free.

    No battery pulls

    Better virtual typing IMHO (right up there with the Iphone)
    Physical keyboard as well.
    Better resolution screen
    Turn by turn navigation
    MUCH MUCH MUCH Better browser. Right up there with Safari on the Iphone
    Fast as hell
    Email is better in my opinion....ok here me out. BB are great at getting you pushed email, but from there it kind of sucks. There are truncated generic looking. With BB you also don't have an option to not get email. There were times I wanted to not get my work email, but it was a pain to stop it. With my Droid...I make the decision when I want it....and the emails look like they were meant to.

    Better updates. Well I am betting on this since it is google and they like pushing things and being creative.

    I can't stress enough there there are a bunch of apps out there. Similar to another "there's an app for that" phone.

    Now....this phone takes a little time to learn and the manual bites. Once you get moving with it though....amazing.

    Focus issues with the camera have been documented to death. The fix is supposedly on the way.

    I was a devoted BB user and left my Tour for this phone. Not even close to looking back.

    ** on a side note...beware of what you here on the Crackberry android forum. Some is legite, but others are pure out BB trolls making crap up.
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    Wow well said mjs31...:icon_ banana: he is right :) i used to be a bb user 2 well still am til i get my droid :) but once i get it like he said no looking back :)
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    flako did you ever run a hybrid on your tour?
    once again i kind of know the specs but what about the os
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    Well before giving the storm I updated to the new 5.0 os and let me tell u it is better than the hybrid I think but never the less I'm done with it :) how's the hybrid for u dustin? You like it?
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    well i enjoy it but i also play with my os way to much i ran straingt 5.0 for about 20 minutes before i built my own and that is what i am curious about what are the limits on the droid because i can do almost anything on my storm
    im about to go buy in it in a second so we will see
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    The biggest deciding factor for me was the short boot time of the droid compared to the storm I had (9530). That sold me right there! :)
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    what do you mean boot time the longest i had to wait was when i loaded a new os other than that its lighting for me
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    My storm took 5-6 mins to boot up after a battery pull or quickpull. I was running .148 and later was running .151. Didnt make a difference. I never tried the hybrids or shrink os.
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    yup yup but like i said im in love with droid so i am def switching from storm to droid :) besides the appstore is much btter and cheaper 2... :) let me know what you do...
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    well just picked it up and love it
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    It's is like comparing a sleek sports car (Droid) to a clunker (Storm). I tried to love the Storm. I worked on it. I loaded leaked OS. I shrink-a-os. There is no comparison. Would you rather have a headache or a stress free day?
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    I LOVE my Droid but... there are things my Storm did better.

    Video... played smooth as silk on the Storm. On the Droid it often pauses and sometimes my bluetooth headphones lag with the onscreen video.

    Profiles... I could have an individual sound/volume for calls AND SMS per person.

    Surepress... I know I am in the minority but I grew to like it.

    Waking it up... I HATE this little teeny power button I have to find to wake up the Droid. On the Storm, all I had to do was hit the screen

    Dedicated phone buttons... There are none on the Droid so you have to look at the screen to dial. Also the Storm had a dedicated voice dial button.

    I am not looking to go back to my Storm but I thought it fair to mention good points about the Storm.
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    Dustin you got the droid??? :)
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    He did quite well. Some others are:

    Thinner than the Storm.

    Native Exchange support and not having to use BES/BIS. If you don't have BES, then you have to get 3rd party support for Exchange, and the offerings are slim and pitiful. I was using Astro Sync and it was just an awful experience.

    I've been pummeling this phone, and the battery is doing much better than my Storm ever did. No lie.

    Multimedia dock better than the Storm dock. When the Droid is placed in the dock, I get more than the clock the Storm offers. I get weather, alarm, dimmer, and more all on the screen.

    Speaker is SUCH an improvement over the Storm.

    Bluetooth performance is so much better. The Storm would give me that breakup in transmission if I had the phone on one side of my body and the earpiece on the opposite ear. No such thing with the Droid. Plus clarity is much better. I have it paired with a Plantronics Voyager Pro, so I'm using a quality headset to judge this by (used on both).

    3 home screens. 3. and all customizable. Sure, there are themes on the Storm, but out the box, no themes needed to get this customization.

    Widgets. Who doesn't like widgets?!?!

    I'll stop for now, but this is after having it for only 48 hours. I'm sure I can find more. Now, there are a few things the Storm does that I don't have on the Droid such as Facebook notifications, which is something I'm sure will improve. Not worried about that one bit. This phone is brand spanking new. It will improve by leaps and bounds in a much shorter time I believe than the iPhone has. As I stated in another posting, I can't put it down and I just want to keep learning about it. No quirks and no issues. this thing is beautiful.:icon_ banana: