Originally Posted by huecobros
Copied from another thread where I posted it, for the edification of those considering the 5-to-6 jump:
Originally Posted by kneel
I, like alot of people on this forum, am a gadget geek. I was a Nextel guy; had 3 or 4 of whatever the current generation was to swap sims into depending upon what phone I wanted to use that day.
Then it was a few dumb phones (a motorola 815 and a little Samsung that flipped two ways).
Then came the blackberry. Wifey and I had wandered into the VZW store and after learning we were due for our NE2, and that she could get a facebook app, we walked out with two 8330's...4.5, 4.7, 5.0. Enjoyed learning/tinkering with them all. The 8330's were retired, and we appropriated a 9630 (hers) and a 8530 (mine).
About 3 weeks ago, my wife got an iPhone 4. That was really neat to play with, so much that I finally gave in to literally months of temptation and research and went and got a Droid X. This was done with my NE2, and not without much trepidation. My Curve 2 simply worked for me.
It was easy to type on.
The battery lasted all day.
I could stream XM when fishing on the beach or riding in my old jeep.
My work emails were reliable as the tides.
However, the X was just an awesome device. Android OS user interface/neatness factor >>>>> BBOS simplicity (boring?), end of message. The apps, speed, browser, all awesome.
However, I returned the X because I'm too much of a primate to deal with a touchscreen and the phone, however awesome, didn't seem as reliable/sturdy as my little blackberry. It did too much, I guess, if that makes any sense.
My point is: I normally enjoy learning a new OS. This thing lasted 10 hours on my phone, 8 of which I was sleeping, and 1.75 of which I was looking for a download link for 184.108.40.2067, wiping, shrinking and installing. Although I see some nice features, the non-customizable (and undeletable) "trays", tried-at-an-Android-notification-shade-and-failed crap at the top, and the half-finished browser all SUCK.
It really feels like it was rushed to the devices. Your opinion may/likely differ, but out of every modern phone I've used, BBOS 6 is the *worst*.