HTC Incredible vs. Blackberry Tour 2/Bold
Been waiting on the Blackberry Tour 2/Bold for months now. However, giving some serious thought to the HTC Incredible. Anyone else considering the same and if so, how do these two stack up?
- 03-29-10, 09:55 PM #2
Completely different specs on each phone - and depends on what you are looking for in a phone. Blackberry's advantages over Android's OS + HTC's phones: BBM, superior push e-mail integration, awesome physical keyboards, and if you're in need of security.
If you don't have enough friends who use BBM, you can throw that out (plus gTalk I hear is a great replacement anyway). If you aren't on a BES or need a 100% awesome secure phone, throw that out. If you use gmail as your primary e-mail address, it's pushed just like BB e-mail anyway, so throw that out (and other e-mails are pulled at convenient intervals, as fast as 5 mins I hear). So throw that one out. If you don't mind virtual 'soft' keyboards, throw that out.
And your BB is now left with no real advantage over the higher-end Android devices such as the Incredible when it comes out, in my opinion. However, if that other stuff IS important to you, then you have a decision to make.
- 03-29-10, 10:16 PM #3
Oh, the Tour2 hands down the w1nn@r. It has WIFI and a trackpad. That is way better then what the original Tour had. The Incredible has nothing on it...
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03-30-10, 09:45 AM #8
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the evo and the incredible are not the same thing. evo has bigger screen, front facing camera, and 4g support.
the incredible is basically like the nexus but with an optical trackpad, a better camera, sense ui, and more internal storage.
the evo, incredible, and nexus all have the 1ghz snapdragon processor, which is a good thing.
- 03-30-10, 01:11 PM #9
The Tour is an excellent BB phone. Very few complaints on that phone. It's small hi-res screen and excellent physical keyboard versus big screen and touchscreen keyboard. That's the main difference right there. The android browser is better than the BB browser too.Samsung Galaxy Nexus, iPad2 and iMac. Former BB 8100 and 8900 owner.
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Cons? Obviously you'll miss things that have to do with a physical keyboard (e.g. speed dial), and BBM. In addition, from what I understand, if you leave the phone "stock" there's no way to set the global font/font size.
Also, from what I've gathered there is no app like BerryBuzz that sets all the notification LED colors, although many apps seem to be able to set the color for the thing they deal with (i.e. IM apps can change the color for IMs).
The one thing I think I'd miss the most is almost trivial, but I really like how BBs capitalize letters if you keep the key held down. I can see how that would be difficult or impossible with a touch screen, though.
Here's a tip: if you're interested, Cyrket has a list of available Android apps, so you can check to see if your favorite BB apps have an Android version, or something similar.
edit: oh, and other stuff that I kind of assumed everyone already knew about. Things that affect all Android phones, like:
* AMOLED screens are supposedly very difficult to see in sunlight
* no Bluetooth dialing
* An almost, but not quite, integrated inbox (supposedly everything goes to one inbox, exceptGmail and Exchange mail).
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