| | 01-15-2010, 06:02 PM Thread Author #1
Why do so many Droid owners post here ... and then some.
Why do so many Droid owners post here on crackberryís Storm forum? Itís simple. The vast majority of Storms were released on Verizon. The Storm was the best smartphone Verizon had available at the time. Those Storm owners flocked to the web in need of assistance with their endless issues. RIMís official community forum is a joke and storm owners found solid answers on crackberry. Word of crackberry quickly spread and its registered members count exploded. Even now, the Storm forums are knocking on the 1,000,000 thread count and itís the only device forum that has sub-forums. 2nd Closest device forum with a thread count is the Curve Ö and that device has been out long before the Storm.
Again Iíll state that the vast majority of Storm owners are Verizon. So many Storm users had problems and/or were just unhappy with the device. Thus the ďRants and RavesĒ sub-forums were made. We all learned how to deal with the phone and how to work with it. We all learned what the Storm was capable of and what its limits were. We all learned it together by posting/reading it here on crackberry. There are quite a few that are happy with the device. I myself was one of them. I LOLíd at those having problems that were so trivial to fix Ö but I would do what I could to help if I could. I even contributed a little with themes early on Ö but RIMís lack of improvements with Plazmic kind of showed me what they were really about Ö It kinda dimmed the gleaming light of potential it once had.
Now Verizon has released the Droid. Those that pioneered the Storm were the best possible candidates to try something new if they were not happy with their current device. Again, let me remind you. I was happy with my Storm. I had the same one since release without issues (screen click, dust Ö etc). I had to do my research with what the Droid had to offer. I even had the Storm2 for a few weeks before returning it Ö It didnít make sense to be stuck for another 2 years with a device that should have been the predecessor to begin with. Then thereís that gleaming light of potential, growing ever fainter. Even with the Storm2, the capabilities and limits didnít change much if at all. It became evident to me that no matter how much hardware that is thrown in a Storm, Storm2 or Storm3 with a jiggahertz processor and a gazillion TB of ram, the OS itself was the problem.
I donít see RIM making the switch to make an OS specifically for a device that they want to flagship as a multimedia device. You can have the best hardware in the world, but if the software that runs it is subpar, itís still subpar. Iíve only had my Droid for a couple of weeks now. Itís hasnít even been a month. Itís only natural that I (a former Storm user) wish to share this with the community that I am happy to be a part of. There are times that I do miss BBM and full push email on all my accounts. But other than that, Iím a happy camper.
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