1. drkildrum's Avatar
    I am about due for an upgrade I went to youtube to check out the htc imagio and this phone is impressive. I am not a fan of the old version of Microsoft mobile but the new version looks nice. I love bb but it is also my first smart phone. My question is compared to the storm is the imagio a better phone? With the bb I have to go through there server, does the htc use a different server or is it all vzw? I love bb email, I get my email on my curve faster than on my pc (most of the time) how is htc email? Does it search your email meaning do a send and receive every x amount of minutes ( like outlook)? I can only ask about the storm not storm2 because it is all rumor. I have no issue waiting for a better bb. But the htc is sweet. Thanks for the help

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    10-12-09 06:16 AM
  2. sho95's Avatar
    Well it all depends. If you use BB Messenger and want your email quickly then go for the Storm II. As for my self my touch pro2 receives my email from 1 min. up to 3 min. to receive. Emails/internet is a lot nicer on the HTC. Plus you get a radio/ tv out of the box. The speaker phone system is way better than any BB i have tried. Don't for get you can also install SPB mobile shell which works great.
    10-12-09 09:35 PM
  3. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    It would be simpler to list all the things you can do on the Storm that you can't do on Imagio.

    That would be... nothing.

    If you want push email, you can configure GMail to do it for you. Or soon, MS MyPhone.

    HTML is worlds away better on the Imagio, which makes for better surfing & email. The Imagio comes standard with Office Pro Mobile, so you don't have to buy anything extra.

    As far as connectivity goes, with a BlackBerry, you're running VZW to Internet to BlackBerry Servers to Internet to CrackBerry.com. With WM, you run VZW to Internet to Crackberry.com. Because of this, with WM (or Symbian or Palm, etc) you're not dependent on two sets of Internet gateways & a proxy server in the middle that slows things down.

    Side-by-side, the HTC is a faster & more reliable connection.

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    10-12-09 11:08 PM
  4. sho95's Avatar
    Don't forget the larger files that can be sent. Storm is only 3 mb.
    10-12-09 11:20 PM
  5. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    That's a BlackBerry browser limitation. To be fair, Opera Mini for BlackBerry doesn't have that restriction.

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    10-12-09 11:23 PM
  6. ebongo91's Avatar
    HTML is worlds away better on the Imagio, which makes for better surfing & email. The Imagio comes standard with Office Pro Mobile, so you don't have to buy anything extra.

    As far as connectivity goes, with a BlackBerry, you're running VZW to Internet to BlackBerry Servers to Internet to CrackBerry.com. With WM, you run VZW to Internet to Crackberry.com. Because of this, with WM (or Symbian or Palm, etc) you're not dependent on two sets of Internet gateways & a proxy server in the middle that slows things down.

    Side-by-side, the HTC is a faster & more reliable connection.

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    You're pretty right except about the office pro mobile. Storm has word, ppt, and excell. Anyway, it really just depends on how much you value internet being a little faster and the respective screen setups of each phone.
    10-12-09 11:24 PM
  7. sho95's Avatar
    That's a BlackBerry browser limitation. To be fair, Opera Mini for BlackBerry doesn't have that restriction.

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    You got a point but to bad its horrible on the storm.
    10-12-09 11:42 PM
  8. sho95's Avatar
    You're pretty right except about the office pro mobile. Storm has word, ppt, and excell. Anyway, it really just depends on how much you value internet being a little faster and the respective screen setups of each phone.
    storm does have those as well but they don't work as good or as fast. I deal with a lot of PDF files and the storm had a hard time dealing with them and PPT is a joke most would not open cause of the file size limitations and wen in size is slow to display.
    10-12-09 11:51 PM
  9. tsguy52's Avatar
    storm does have those as well but they don't work as good or as fast. I deal with a lot of PDF files and the storm had a hard time dealing with them and PPT is a joke most would not open cause of the file size limitations and wen in size is slow to display.
    To be honest -- PDF files and certainly PPT are better viewed on a laptop. I don't know many people who really need to check out a PowerPoint when they're out and about.

    E-mail. Exchange server and BlackBerry Enterprise is no doubt a solid solution for many businesses and forms of government. RIM would never have gotten this far if it did not know how to make a successful device for this market. There is no denying this.

    The security and such on a BlackBerry is further along than any other consumer phone sold today. No other solution is offered that uses the level of encryption. No. Not even Gmail. There is no denying this.

    So here is the question consumers should ask themselves and it's the same question you can apply for just about any product decision - "What do I need?"

    Do you need encrypted e-mail from your BES for a new Department of Defense contract? Do you need to sync your contacts with your exchange server. Mr. Executive, do you need all of your critical sales data pushed to your device instantly?

    Here's what I think: Most of you (including me) don't even need BlackBerry's. They are merely a status symbol at this point and provide no real solution for CONSUMER needs. The only reason you chose BlackBerry is because it was the only feasible solution to your smart phone desires - at the time.

    Those desires? Play YouTube videos. Download porn files over the 3MB limit -- as so many of you have a problem with. Check out the coolest websites on the coolest looking phones. Download apps and check scores and watch TV! Get the weather IN YOUR FACE with bad *** little graphics. Scan through a PDF - as I also know so many of you download on a regular occasion. Oh and play video games, etc...

    The problem with BlackBerry is not that it's lacking in functionality. It is the lacking in their ability to match marketing with their product. You have a company with government contracts and plenty of clientele, but yet it becomes a U2 lover and a clicktastic freak show while not improving on the core hardware/software to make most things on the commercials a reality.

    All the while Microsoft and crew are presented by Apple to be the office geek with no style. WTF? WiMo 6.5 is a big step for MS and they are finally bringing in a big hit with this. I'm even a fan.

    So I ask myself: What do I need?

    No I do not need e-mail from my non-existent exchange server at my non-existent business. No I do not need push updates from my sales team. I'm not working with the government - only for the government -- we do pay taxes ya know.

    Yes, I do need YouTube. Yes, I do want to listen to music and be able to browse the web in full HTML quality (no joke this time). Yes, I do want to watch TV at work, while talking to customers ******** at me about why their BlackBerry can't do the very thing I'm guilty of doing.

    BlackBerry = Apple
    WiMo = Oranges

    Which do you crave?
    10-13-09 12:31 AM
  10. TwinsX2Dad's Avatar
    You're pretty right except about the office pro mobile. Storm has word, ppt, and excell.
    Yes & no. You have Docs to Go Standard, which is the free version of the real thing. And the real thing is not the real thing. It is like having StarOffice/OpenOffice & trying to pass it off as MSOffice.

    Does it work yes, but not as well as the real thing. No matter how hard they try, it is only an imitation.

    To be honest -- PDF files and certainly PPT are better viewed on a laptop. ......
    BlackBerry = Apple
    WiMo = Oranges

    Which do you crave?
    Outstanding. Well put.

    Of course, since I am in the Southwest, we prefer oranges.

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    10-13-09 01:17 AM
  11. anim3kid's Avatar
    Yes & no. You have Docs to Go Standard, which is the free version of the real thing. And the real thing is not the real thing. It is like having StarOffice/OpenOffice & trying to pass it off as MSOffice.

    Does it work yes, but not as well as the real thing. No matter how hard they try, it is only an imitation.



    Outstanding. Well put.

    Of course, since I am in the Southwest, we prefer oranges.

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    both got good points in your post... right now IF I were to pick a phone prolly imagio... but since Storm2 is coming out .... pft nuff said

    I back up with the

    Blackberry = apples
    WiMo = Oranges!
    10-13-09 04:00 AM
  12. drkildrum's Avatar
    Great info thank you, I am swaying toward the imagio, I do not need push email, as long as I get email within the hour that is was sent, I am good. And by the sounds I can set it up to scan email @ my discretion. As far as bbm, I use it on occasion, but I can use windows live so I am covered. So how do android rate compared to wm 6.5? I have never seen an android as far as I know. Are the android going to give wm and bb a run for there money?

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    10-13-09 05:19 AM
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