droid pro vs blackberry bold 9650 os 6.0
im not really sure if this belongs here but my contract with verizon is up tuesday and im debating between the droid pro and the blackberry bold 9650 6.0 os. i know this is a blackberry forum but if you say no to the droid pro id like expirence with before you bash it. as of right now i have an htc ozone windows phone. thank you
i was at the store lastnight and tried the pro, 9650 6.0 and the droid r2d2. the r2d2 seemed slow to me. and im having a hard time deciding between the pro and 9650 6.0. i guess you say all of the above. why arent you a fan of the 6.0 os? how does the 9650 kill the pro from every stand out? the droid pro seemed alittle slow compared to the 9650 6.0 os.
now between the droid apps and the balckberry apps they both seem to have the same apps. now with pro have more space and a faster processor is their difference in the app size? like is the blackberry apps smaller in size then the droid apps?
- 03-13-11, 02:09 PM #3
- 03-13-11, 02:34 PM #5
Alright heres my opinion on both the 9650 and the Pro since I have had both. The 9650 on 6.0 was decent and overall a better user experience than 5.0. One thing that I was waiting for was the webkit based browser which was nothing what I was expecting. It's still just very slow and when trying to just visit my banking site was a pain. I ended up using my upgrade for my Pro which was definitely worth it and the Android OS isn't bad. You could try getting which ever phone since you have the 30 day return period to see if you like it or not.
- 03-13-11, 03:34 PM #9
Who here is really tired of hearing about angry birds? And don't tell me I am jealous because I can't play it on my Torch because that's far from the truth I have played it a lot. And to answer the op's question, go try them at the Verizon store, do some research, watch some vids, and try not to ask too many question at the Verizon outlet because some of the reps are uhhh how do I put this lightly hmm stupid (not all of them).
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- 03-13-11, 03:52 PM #10
Not everyone enjoys the candybar form factor. For some it's too small and more cumbersome than it's worth. If you like that style, then you need to know what you want out of your device. If you want a device that even a teen can use with little to no customization out of the box, then Blackberry is for you. If you are willing to expand your knowledge and willing to take the time to learn a different OS, then go with an Android. Android is not for thoes who don't have time our patience. The OS is not difficult to learn, but its structure is not streamlined like BBOS or iOS.
Personally, I wouldn't choose either device. If I were a Verizon customer, I'd go with either the Droid 2 Pro, the Thunderbolt, or the Bionic. But, that's just me.(AT&T)Nokia 5110(2001)-->(Cingular)Nokia 6102i (2007)-->(T-Mobile) Blackberry Pearl 8120 (2008)-->(T-Mobile) Blackberry Bold 9700(2010)-->(T-Mobile) T-Mobile G2 (2010)--> (Sprint) HTC Evo 4G White (2011)-->(T-Mobile) T-Mobile G2 (2011)--> (AT&T) HTC Inspire 4G (2011)(AT&T)HTC Vivid (2012)-->(Verizon) Samsung Galaxy S III White
- 03-13-11, 08:32 PM #14
I don't know much about the pro but I have a close friend that just brought it back because of terrible batt life and he was coming from a S2. I don't think I would get a bold right now though imo. I think waiting for the bold touch would be better. At least then you would have a faster processor! I know by this summer there will be dual core and all that stuff, but it will be a big upgrade from the current BOLD.....
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- 03-13-11, 10:39 PM #16
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The main deciding factor should be whether you want to come to CB and post using the WAP version of the site or the full version.
- 03-13-11, 11:14 PM #18
On either device you would come on WAP
with the small screens of both devices the full site is too "bloated" for lack of a better word.
I suggest picking a few paragraphs you wish to type
and typing it on both devices, see which keyboard you like the most, the keyboard is critical in a candy bar phone,
also think about what apps you might like, you are doing the research now, so ask us about apps for the things you want to do every day, then you'll find out if Both Android and Blackberry can address your needs or not.
I personally HATED the keyboard on the Driod Pro, it just was too difficult to use single handed compared to my Tour (9630) and Now Torch (9800)oops...
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03-14-11, 01:52 AM #22
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I've used both OS and tried out the devices:
(1) The Droid Pro, like the Torch, is a first try device. It's very good for a number of things but misses the mark in others. Battery life is short and you will need an extended battery. As good and flexible as the K9 email app is you'd download from the Android Market for Free (much better than built in), Blackberry email is far more efficient in every way. Third, while it's good, it's still a mid-resolution device, like the Torch. Nothing too special in this regard - but app wise it is superb.
(2) I would never get any non-touch screen device if you intend to use the web more than just on a rare occasion. If you only need ESPN there are apps and there is also ESPN's mobile web site.
(3) Having used the Bold for a short time, I think it's quite dated. If you're using it for email and rarely ever the web or for apps, it's still the one to beat. In truth, I think I'd be more productive with my Blackberry for work rather than using other phones. Having gone back to my Blackberry, I find that I don't miss much on my Android phone although I did love the flexibility to do a great deal and web browsing, which I really do need to do for work, was far, far better... and let's not even compare the camera if that means anything. For work and priority power email, Bold does the job well. I'd still probably choose a Torch for flexibility. I'm not holding my breath regarding what RIM will do with the Bold Touch - I've found myself underwhelmed by their lackluster features in comparison to the industry.
but with balckberry or andriod apps id like to get the espn, nfl, nhl and mlb apps
- 03-14-11, 11:08 PM #25