How many have both an Android and a BB?
How many of you have an Android, but have kept your BB for business or whatever? I've had three Androids (my current I like the best is an LG Optimus T). I really enjoy them, but for business, I keep going back to my 9700. I've switched so many times I've lost count (T-Mobile allows me to switch back and forth online without charge and hasn't complained . . . yet). I'm thinking of adding a line to my family plan and keeping two phones. Sounds nuts to me, but I'm going nuts switching back and forth. Experiences?
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12-30-10, 03:46 PM #2
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You rang...? With one exception, I keep my BB because of the superior sound quality for music, both through outer speaker and headset, also because of it's better looks and awesome keyboard. I keep my android because of it's superior screen quality and awesome app market. I tried the two lines thing for a while, but it was a waste because I only ever carried one at a time and like you could simply make a switch through my account online or by calling customer care. Takes nothing but a few minutes and I'm up and running on new device. Don't do it man.
- 12-30-10, 03:49 PM #3
When I was on AT&T I switched between an iPhone 3GS and Bold 9000. I would not add another line, it is a waste of money. Just SIM swap between the two. It only takes a minute or so to do (longer if you are starting up the BB).
- 12-30-10, 04:55 PM #6
I sent my BBs to other people who needed, or wanted them. My ailing 8330 went to a fellow BB Hybrider who eventually went the Droid 2 route, because his 9550 was stolen. Then I just sold my 9550 to another CB/BB Hybrider.
- 12-30-10, 05:10 PM #7
My blackberries are somewhere in Cinncinnati, i wouldn't add a second line. IF you are wanting Android that badly Samsung is coming out with a radioless variant of the SGS to compete with the iPod, i'd go that route. Or Archos sells android powered media players. might take some tinkering to get the market to work but it's an option.
- 12-30-10, 05:18 PM #8
What about the iPod experience makes it a totally different listening, or navigational experience over anything else? Sound quality has many factors: DSP; headphone quality, sound file quality (encoding format, bitrate, etc). But I wonder, if something like that is coming out, how would it compare; or what would it need to have in order to sufficiently combat the longstanding iPod as king of music/media players?
- 12-30-10, 05:23 PM #9
How would the long standing effect have on Apple's iPod? minimal at most. I know i wouldn't sell my iPod for it. I wouldn't want 3 devices that do the same exact thing.
- 12-30-10, 06:01 PM #11
Now the odd thing plays in here. I didn't want to give ole Jobs any of my hard earned cash. SO i got on craigslist and found a lady that bought the MacBook and got a free iPod deal, well they had iPhones already so they didn't need an iPod, so they sold it to me for 100.00. I got what i wanted and didn't give Jobs any cash.
- 12-30-10, 06:53 PM #13
I also donated all my BB's I liked them when I had them, then I went with the storm. That is where BB lost its flavor for me. I am glad BB is here, and I am glad people enjoy them. Not my flavor though, but the dump phone users that got my BB's seemed happy to have their first entry in the smart phone market be a BB.
- 12-30-10, 07:08 PM #14
My S2 is in hibernation and will continue to be my backup device. As others have posted I would not waste the money on a second line. You can easily switch between devices online or by calling CS. I've done it numerous times in the past without a problem when switching between my Droid X and S2.
- 12-30-10, 07:11 PM #15
My blackberry addiction ended when I sold my 9700 in April. Android does everything I need and there was no need to keep my 9700.
I do have an iPhone 4 that I only use as an ipod.
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- 12-31-10, 01:17 PM #19
Yup... 2 BB's and a Droid
The 9700 is going soon though, as I don't use it anymore.
I can switch back and forth at will. I just keep the BB data plan active.
This works fine on the Droid, except for MMS which I don't use much anyway.
Last edited by Phill_UK; 12-31-10 at 01:20 PM.
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- 12-31-10, 01:58 PM #22
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12-31-10, 07:40 PM #24
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Just snagged myself an HTC Desire, running 2.2
Unlocked it and tossed in one of my SIMs, and it's working fine. Not sure I'm liking it all that well so far, but hey, it's only been a couple of hours!
BBs are a Storm1 and a Torch. Love 'em both.