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  1. maxeyman's Avatar
    honestly, i would rather get an android

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
    02-09-13 09:16 AM
  2. glamrlama's Avatar
    To OP. Why? Nothing wrong with Android. 1000s of devices to choose from. Many apps to choose from. Android may be the phone for you. Phones are personal devices, pick one that does what you want. Only YOU can decide. Your OS options are now BB, Apple, Android, and WP. Each of these OSes has several flavors available. More are coming. You do not need convincing you need to do your homework. Good luck. My next phone is a BB.
    02-09-13 09:26 AM
  3. BergerKing's Avatar
    It seemed like the people on this thread were mainly just sharing information on the pros and cons of their devices.
    And, in addition, actually paying attention to what the user's needs are. ANewUser is tied into many things Google, regardless of whether anyone thinks they should be or not. The latest BB offering, as released, presents a potential dilemma, and guidance was requested, and provided. Change definitely can create an anxiety, and honest information is the way to handle it. I think many have been more helpful than hindering in the thread.
    02-09-13 09:49 AM
  4. bdguru's Avatar
    Like EMU the Foo said wait and see what changes and adds get made for BB10.
    02-09-13 10:04 AM
  5. ANewUser's Avatar
    meh then get a droid. id recommend the xperia t, or z with a custom rom. not a fan of samsungs look, or size. or even a nexus 4.

    it's the ability to put on any rom/kernel combo you want that will make it feel like your own. but be prepared, there is a learning curve and a risk of bricking your phone. visit xda dev if you are really interested.
    Thanks for the insights - I'd likely stick with NExus or Galaxy as I'm not too techy.
    02-09-13 11:34 AM
  6. ANewUser's Avatar
    You've assumed/hoped correctly.
    Nice, thanks. I guess if I do POP instead of IMAP I'll be able to delete emails on device but they stay on server (just like on BB)
    02-09-13 11:35 AM
  7. ANewUser's Avatar
    Battery life on android is just not great period. Not just n4. U say s4 is cool but note is too big. But I hear the s4 will have a 5" screen which began the question, how big will the note be?
    Good to know. I always added extended batteries to BB, happy to do same w Android
    02-09-13 11:37 AM
  8. ANewUser's Avatar
    Also. Samsung feels, well to me at least, feels way too plasticy. Definitely doesnt feel too premium.
    I see, the Nexus 4 looks like a good option then. Do you happen to know if Google Now works in Canada?
    02-09-13 11:42 AM
  9. ANewUser's Avatar
    Battery life on my SIII isn't bad. The screen is the biggest battery hog, but if I go reverse contrast in the browser I can make it go all day, if need be. I use the browser a ton...
    Cool, I'd end up getting a Mugen or extended battery too probably
    02-09-13 11:44 AM
  10. ANewUser's Avatar
    Aah... the issues with iOS coming to bite other platforms.... What honest difference does it make if you use the browser as compared to the App? Especially in your use case.....no app is going to sync messages that old......

    Really... someone needs to write an editorial saying that blackberry has plenty of apps.... because it has the one app that makes all the difference... a desktop class web browser.
    I agree BB10 looks to leapfrog the others but apps are a problem.
    Re: Gmail, if I use browser, those results arent incorporated into the native phone search, so its much less powerful. I need to be able to search for all emails from long ago, as part of native phone search
    02-09-13 11:47 AM
  11. ANewUser's Avatar
    If Google apps are important, go with Android. At least you can be sure they won't be ever discontinued. I am also checking the progress of Z10. I want it to succeed and if it gets the apps I want, will go for it. Second option is Xperia Z, a smashing looking phone that I can't go wrong with.
    I'm watching BB10 too - have been for a year now. HOpefully they get Google Apps soon. I guess its Google Voice or Galaxy 4 - whichever comes first
    02-09-13 11:52 AM
  12. ANewUser's Avatar
    Wait....... When did this turn into an android forum? Anyways, make your own decisions I am sure your a big boy
    Yeah, sorry, I guess I did this.
    I'm a BB user 10 yrs now but seriously considering moving on. Its been a good ride though.
    02-09-13 11:54 AM
  13. ANewUser's Avatar
    This is promising, if this works as good as it appears its one less thing I'll feel like I'm losing if I get a z10
    Looks great.
    I'm just paranoid Google will pull this away the way they did every other Google App that used to work on my 9900 (gmail app - search doesnt workl google maps - barely works; google voice - actually works ok but seems to be discontinued for BB10
    02-09-13 11:58 AM
  14. ANewUser's Avatar
    You really just have to take a deep breath and list your "dealbreaker" priorities. A lot of Android apps are being sideloaded to BB10 with good results. Some of them will no doubt eventually appear as native apps, so that's something to think about. But if there's something you absolutely need, and it's not on BB10 and not sideloadable, then I advise against buying on any "it'll be there soon" promise.

    Example: I listen to Audible books a lot. To my knowledge the Audible app hasn't yet been sideloaded (I could be wrong about that) to BB10. Before I get a Z10 I'll need to know that that app will work. If it won't, I just won't get the Z10. I'm willing to go to some trouble--sideloading--to get it, but I'm not willing to give it up. If you absolutely have to have the Gmail app, and don't want to use the browser for those times when you need to search back beyond 30 days, then in my opinion your decision is made for you. You need an Android phone. Nobody is in a position to insist that using the browser is "just as good" if that's not how you want to do it.

    Another consideration about using the browser instead of apps is that many web sites will send involve a lot more data transfer than what an app will do. When I use the PageOnce app, only the updated values of various accounts have to be sent. When I go to the web site on the browser, everything has to be sent. This will make a difference in data usage, and data compression is no longer there to compensate in BB10. Yes, some mobile sites are stripped down and optimized to reduce data load, but many aren't.
    Good points.
    Wow emails stay only 30 days on BB device now? Or am I mis-reading....
    PageOnce looks nice.
    02-09-13 12:01 PM
  15. ANewUser's Avatar
    Honestly? I'd suggest you stop seeking attention and do what you feel is right. Not here for this ****.
    Seeking info ... still love my 9900 ... wishing BB could get some degree of agreement from Google.
    ANother thing I dont understand about BB: why cant they make a non-slider large-screen qwerty phone? Im going blind with these little screens.
    02-09-13 12:04 PM
  16. ANewUser's Avatar
    It is funny to see how the majority of BlackBerry fans will be happy with any device as long as it is a BlackBerry. People here have flip flopped about what they want/need from a smartphone so much and its simply hilarious to see.

    I have been a fan of BlackBerry smartphones for years, but only because of what they were capable of doing. OS7 is without question the best OS there is for people that want to communicate more than be entertained. It was unique in that Android and iOS are more focused on entertainment than the things BB legacy OS focused on. And numerous people continuously defended BlackBerry because of those unique features.

    Now, BlackBerry 10 has lost the majority of those things. BB10 isn't as good at comminication as Android is. Android handles email, contacts, notifications, data backups, data restores, and pretty much everything else better than BB10. Blackberry focused on making a "me too" os and completely forgot about all the small things that made BlackBerry fans become fans in the first place. Its clear that they were mostly focused on building a product for media consumption, apps and entertaintment, yet Android and iOS still beats BB when it comes to those things. So BlackBerry 10 looses the honor of being the best at communication, to catch up to everyone else with entertainment.

    The fans that are loving BlackBerry 10 right now are clearly just in love with anything BlackBerry. Honestly, if you all wanted an Android or iPhone like device, you could of had one a long time ago without waiting through all of the delays. For me though, the things I used BlackBerry for aren't on BlackBerry 10 yet. So I'm keeping the 99 activated and will use the Z10 like an iPod.
    Interesting. Can I ask which Android you use and any other app or gear tips?
    02-09-13 12:06 PM
  17. ANewUser's Avatar
    Yeah I wasn't singleing out anyone here in this thread. This thread has actually been very civial. Just letting the OP know that I've seen a lot of BlackBerry fans flip flop about what they want or need and at the end, it seems like a lot of BlackBerry fans wanted or needed a Android or iOS phone in the first place. Meaning, the opinion of the masses on this site change as needed. So asking for people here to convince you one way or the other isnt a good idea. Actually, asking anyone to do that is just dingy. Comes down to personal preference.

    I must have failed miserably at making that point clear enough in my post though haha.
    I hear you. A lot of good info has come out though. I feel like BB and Android are very closely aligned in many ways. Almost like BB is the high-end Android phone.
    02-09-13 12:08 PM
  18. ANewUser's Avatar
    Wrong!! Get a SGSIII. You won't be sorry.
    lol actually thinking about the SGS4 =)
    02-09-13 12:09 PM
  19. ANewUser's Avatar
    .....no app is going to sync messages that old....
    I assume on Android, Universal Search can check your gmail (ie an email from 6 yrs ago no)?
    02-09-13 12:12 PM
  20. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Nice, thanks. I guess if I do POP instead of IMAP I'll be able to delete emails on device but they stay on server (just like on BB)
    Archiving it's more intuitive, IMHO.
    02-09-13 12:14 PM
  21. ANewUser's Avatar
    honestly, i would rather get an android

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
    That is my current thought. It just feels like David can't possibly win this one Unfortunately
    02-09-13 12:15 PM
  22. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    I assume on Android, Universal Search can check your gmail (ie an email from 6 yrs ago no)?
    Yes. You have access to EVERY email in that email box.
    02-09-13 12:15 PM
  23. ANewUser's Avatar
    Archiving it's more intuitive, IMHO.
    But then I'd have to un-archive it to read it again. I like using phone to peruse quickly (triage), but then laptop to do the tougher email work
    02-09-13 12:16 PM
  24. ANewUser's Avatar
    Yes. You have access to EVERY email in that email box.
    Cool, but how would Universal Search work with multiple Gmail accounts? Would it check all of them?
    02-09-13 12:18 PM
  25. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    But then I'd have to un-archive it to read it again. I like using phone to peruse quickly (triage), but then laptop to do the tougher email work
    On laptop, you can toggle All Mail. On device, email will be gone, but it will appear on desktop.
    02-09-13 12:18 PM
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