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wondering if I should give up my storm2
Sorry just relieving some stress. Damn thing is dropping calls left and right, and I had updated my roaming. Getting on the internet is slow to say the least. One thing I find wierd is if i use opera mini to open a site up wow that is fast why is my bb browser so damn slow? Can any give some enlight on that to me. also the voice recognition is really starting to **** me off. All in all I am just started think about just giving up on it. then the damn talk button will not work 80 percent of the time.
starting to really consider the droid or trying a different storm 2 and seeing what it does. I have had this one since end of oct.
- 01-17-10, 08:55 PM #2
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01-17-10, 09:07 PM #3
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Opera mini uses a proxy server to truncate web content for faster loading. The server does a lot of the work. I wish RIM was doing this. Now that you ask, I don't know why they don't considering that was their magic performed behind the scenes for email.
Hey, at least you have Opera, and its only going to get better once its out of beta. I am happy with it.
If you are having such a hard time with droprd calls with more than one storm 2 phone, I would consider another phone myself. How can anyone blame you. But you have to wonder how rare the issue is amongst the majority of storm owners and wonder what is common with the phones that are dropping calls. It could be a specific hardware issue from a single plant. Otherwise, if its one phone, get it replaced. I only have a storm 1, so I can't tell you if I have the same issue.
Last edited by leglace; 01-17-10 at 09:13 PM.
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01-18-10, 03:14 AM #6
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there is a site called mobilespeedtest.com or something like that.
i tried the site through BB browser and then through my wifi connected to 2Mb DSL.
the results were:
BB Browser: 225k
Opera 5 beta: 6,300k
Now these numbers seem severely off but there definitely a big difference in speeds between Opera and native BB browser.
on the call dropping issues:
yes i am also having it now and its driving me insane. it goes away with an occasion battery pull but comes back bairly quickly.
- 01-18-10, 10:16 AM #9
- 01-19-10, 12:39 PM #12
But as I said, I'm sick of dealing with idiotic trolls, so I'll let someone else handle this one.
- 01-19-10, 12:50 PM #13
FUnny i get my emails faster than i did with the 5 blackberries i owned. The call quality come on now its crisp. I can see fine with the sunlight, by the way the nexus one is the the amled. get the facts right. Typing i type so much faster with the droid with swype. And my droidy is the prettiest thing out there. I dont have to do any batter pulls lol. NEXT
Last edited by stormsucks75; 01-19-10 at 01:00 PM. Reason: the screen res in the specs are higher on the droid. Why cant people get the thier facts straight
- 01-19-10, 01:03 PM #14
Take your droid outside and compare it side by side with a Storm 2 and you will see what I'm talking about (hint: brightness).
Call quality is nowhere near Storm 2 and neither is typing, tell yourself otherwise all that you want to, still doesn't make it true.
Prettiest thing out there? There is no accounting for bad taste.
- 01-19-10, 01:25 PM #15
Last edited by stormsucks75; 01-19-10 at 01:28 PM. Reason: not saying the storm 2 is a bad phone, but its not in the same league as the droid:)
- 01-19-10, 01:44 PM #16
Storm 2 would blow up watching a hi-def youtube video? We'll see about that when the new webkit browser comes out.
You have 50 versions of the same useless app and consider that a selling point?
I don't consider my weekly battery pull that much of an inconvenience, but whatever.
Not looking for leaks? I suppose you don't have 2.1 installed do you?
When you can tell me the specs for the Storm 2 we'll debate that then. Smarter people than you have tried to come up with them and every one has failed.
Sunlight affects my brother's droid every time we do a comparison, maybe yours is special.
Oh, here's a for you since you like them so much.
- 01-19-10, 01:59 PM #17
no i dont have 2.1 installed. i coulld ride out 2.0.1 for the 2 years i have the phone. Also can you say the droid will be getting flash the next few months. Can say that with the BB storm 2. Also with the apps there are some dupes but there also apps that are great. I would hate to do battery pulls even once a week waste of time. If you think about it if you do a battery pull once a weeks thats over 3 hours a year.that you wasting for the phone to work. I was prob the biggest crack head out there. I just was tired of waiting for BB to step up. I mean i would go back to blackberry in 5 to 10 years when BB has finally gotten to the point where its not frustrating to use their phones for basic stuff. what kind of specs to do want. they arent great lol
- 01-19-10, 02:09 PM #18
I'm willing to bet that the specs are at least equal to the droids, which aren't all that great either.
I might go android in a few years after they get all of their security flaws fixed and put it on a quality hand set.
- 01-19-10, 02:20 PM #19
they are have been talking about flash with blackberry for a while now. What ever happend to that browser skyfire. Come on man just say it android is the future and BB is in a coma. Hey i used to be just like you BB is the best and omg great email. But then i learned thats all they have. is email. Not even good email i used to hate opening a email with an attachment with BB. With the droid it just pops up what ever the file is.
Last edited by stormsucks75; 01-19-10 at 02:21 PM. Reason: i will give you this the BB storm 2 has better cam right now. But when the 2.1 comes out it will be droid 5 mega vs BB 3.2
- 01-19-10, 02:36 PM #20
How many more security hits do you think they can take? Trust me, this banking app scandal was just the tip of the iceberg.
Also, with google threatening to pull out of China, they will be losing out on the fastest growing economy in the world. They've already delayed all android based devices there.
Skyfire was a third party browser, you would have to ask that company what is up with it.
But go ahead and enjoy your droid, it might be a collectors item someday.
- 01-19-10, 02:57 PM #22
1 last question. Why do you come here? I can tell you why, it's because secretly and maybe even subconsciously you know that the Storm 2 is the better phone and you are jealous.
I have never posted anything in any android forum ever and I never would. Why? Because I'm not interested in second rate iphone wannabes.
You can deny it all you want, but you'll live a happier life if you just be honest with yourself.
- 01-19-10, 03:21 PM #23
no i came in here because i saw should i give up my storm. So if the person wants a better phone then she or he should know about better phones on the market. I come on here because i still use my curve once in a while. i gave my tour up so my mother could have a sub par phone with email lol. Trust me i am done with BB for years until they come out with something that is worth buying. I am not bashing just stating facts.
Last edited by stormsucks75; 01-19-10 at 03:22 PM. Reason: I am totally done with getting ripped off by rim.
- 01-19-10, 03:45 PM #25
i have told you many facts how the droid is better lol. so much in denial. email,video recording, internet, screen resloution, apps, not needing to do a battery pull, app management, youtube, the droid does not take 4 min to reboot. voice recognition, widgets, the droid has a faster processor. the list goes on and on. i know i forgot a bunch but i am doing this while in a meeting.