1. freshdrl's Avatar
    I just wanted to share my story. I've been a blackberry user for 4 years now and I decided I wanted to try something new. So what did I go with? The droid 2. After 2 days with it I returned it and went back to my Tour.

    The droid was absolutely awesome. It certainly lives up to all the hype and some aspects of it I will greatly miss. However, as I saw in one post, the blackberry is simply the "get it done" device. It was so frustrating on the droid to have to swipe through different screens to send a txt, get to contacts, etc etc. On Blackberry all it took was one click, type, and done. The apps were cool but I quickly realized e-mail and msging were far more important to me. I thought it was so silly how I had to set up my non-google account email with droid, when all I did on blackberry was type in my username and pw. I was certainly spoiled by blackberry and expected the droid to perform with as much if not more efficiency. I was mistaken and am now happily getting what I need to do done with ease on my tour. I think soon I will upgrade to the bold, only I wish there was more variety on verizon right now.

    Anyways, thats my story (:
    08-21-10 02:56 AM
  2. hondateg91's Avatar
    Been there and done that. The droid 2 looks way better than the OG droid though. Ill be sticking to my 8330 for the ease until verizon gets the CDMA 9800.
    08-21-10 03:54 AM
  3. hakimmmmm's Avatar
    good for you
    i also bought unlocked htc wildfire but battary life is not tht good n after playing around for a week i got my bb 9700 back
    08-21-10 04:08 AM
  4. skyboxer's Avatar
    I think a lot of those that become Droid prophets are former Storm users who were given a poor product and left hanging for a fix. I rely on my keyboard shortcuts too much to try anything else right now.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-21-10 04:48 AM
  5. Mes3's Avatar
    I had been using a Samsung Moment since April, decided to sell it and buy a 8530. While I did like Android, it really did feel pretty beta, even 2.1. Its so nice that BB OS just works.

    Though the main reason I got rid of the Moment was because of the data lock-ups. Piece of crap that thing was. Last Samsung product I'll ever buy! Haha.

    So glad to be back on a Blackberry.
    08-21-10 05:37 AM
  6. rjdangerous's Avatar
    I also left BB for droid, the X. I have a different opinion than you. I think the droid is superior to the BB in every way.

    As for the BB os simply works, tell that to the tour users who were stuck with a crap filled OS.
    08-21-10 07:33 AM
  7. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I've had a personal blackberry since the Curve 8310 came out. I'd had work issued Blackberries since that horrible ugly blue thing with the dark screen, whatever that was. I used to hide it, I hated its looks so much. But it sure got my messages and calls from work, no problems at all.
    I now have the 9650 for work and the 9800 personal. And I'm one happy camper.
    I honestly don't see myself without a berry. I may get another phone because I have a second line that I opened when I tried out the 3GS and returned it on day 29. But I really don't see myself without a Berry.
    08-21-10 07:41 AM
  8. Bozo42UK's Avatar
    My story is almost exactly the same as freshdrl (different Droid but same experience). Although I love new technology, Blackberry's practicality and ease of use does it for me.
    08-21-10 08:27 AM
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    However, as I saw in one post, the blackberry is simply the "get it done" device. It was so frustrating on the droid to have to swipe through different screens to send a txt, get to contacts, etc etc. On Blackberry all it took was one click, type, and done ... I quickly realized e-mail and msging were far more important to me. I thought it was so silly how I had to set up my non-google account email with droid, when all I did on blackberry was type in my username and pw ...
    We'll expressed. Though understandably bittersweet, your outlook is generally healthy. Welcome back.
    08-21-10 08:31 AM
  10. JFK64's Avatar
    Ditto.. Well said.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-21-10 08:31 AM
  11. cdf3's Avatar
    I think a lot of those that become Droid prophets are former Storm users who were given a poor product and left hanging for a fix. I rely on my keyboard shortcuts too much to try anything else right now.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I couldn't give up my keyboard shortcuts either. If you compare the Storm to a Droid as you stated, the Droid touchscreen features are better. As for a BlackBerry device with a keyboard, nothing beats the speed and efficiency to get things done quickly. Droid is better when you have time to kill, or the need for a more visually appealing experience.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-21-10 09:14 AM
  12. skyboxer's Avatar
    I also left BB for droid, the X. I have a different opinion than you. I think the droid is superior to the BB in every way.

    As for the BB os simply works, tell that to the tour users who were stuck with a crap filled OS.
    Now I had a great Tour experience, except for the original OS5 version from VZW. I did run several OSs though also, hybrids and such. One thing I did learn from my time on the Tour forum was there was a wide variety of experiences, even with identical OS versions.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-21-10 10:32 AM
  13. Spykedjadedragon's Avatar
    IPhone 4 owner as my personal line, and a work issued Torch 9800.
    I prefer my Torch

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-21-10 11:05 AM
  14. Fret Madden's Avatar
    Now I had a great Tour experience, except for the original OS5 version from VZW. I did run several OSs though also, hybrids and such. One thing I did learn from my time on the Tour forum was there was a wide variety of experiences, even with identical OS versions.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Same is true with the Storm series, and probably the number one reason so many users were left disappointed.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-21-10 11:21 AM
  15. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I have never had a reason to want to get an Android phone. The only time I did want one was before I got my Curve in January. I did not have enough to get an Android phone. Then just a few weeks ago, got an amazing deal on an upgrade and I am now happily using the Bold. I'm with TMo and their new big phone, the Samsung Vibrant, is a great flashy phone. I main issue, a very big deal breaker, is the touchscreen keyboard. I can't type to save my life on most of 'em, I hate them so much. Other than the iPod Touch, the only other touch screen keyboard I could type well on was the Storm's. I thought the touch-click was kind of weird though. Anyway, OP, glad to see you're back with BB and happy about it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    08-21-10 11:32 AM
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    I couldn't give up my keyboard shortcuts either ...
    Me three! I'm hooked on the speed and efficiency. And that's one of the main reasons BlackBerry's the best.
    08-21-10 12:26 PM
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