- 11-06-2009, 05:35 PM #26
Very true....here I am.....well I will probably be a ***** and well since I have a big big big problem and addiction. I am a technology gadget geek ***** so I am sure I will be visiting every blog site and what not out there.......
But I do have my Droid and so here come the newb questions and screwups.....
- 11-06-2009, 05:42 PM #27
now we have options, and like many new users on here i got tired of waiting for RIM to innovate and cater to the crowd who don't want a 100% business oriented phone.
hopefully this will get RIM to take the demographic more seriously and do something to try and entice us to come back...
- 11-06-2009, 05:48 PM #28
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- 11-06-2009, 06:09 PM #30
Got mine today. I hate the new learning curve after being a BB Genious, but love the phone.
- 11-06-2009, 06:10 PM #31
- 11-06-2009, 06:28 PM #32
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I am actually labeled as BlackBerry Master in our Exchange directory...jumped ship today to Droid. I really do think that Android will become the leading smartphone OS...I figured I better jump in now so that I can become the Android Master.
I personally made the jump to Google Everything about 8 months ago and I have not looked back. Stopped using Outlook and went straight Gmail. All my clients are now on Google Apps and loving it.
And BB was just too slow getting the google experience, the sync was good but still lacking in many areas. So here I am in a new Droid. Well it will be here in a couple of days.
I really do think it would be a good idea to have a section for Crack addicts to get Droid'd up. I am already compiling a list of apps to install ASAP.
BTW, My name is Roark, and I USED to be a Crackhead.
- 11-06-2009, 07:11 PM #33
Hey crackheads, I've got a question for all of you. I'm curious as to what the learning curve was like for you on your first BB keyboard compared to what you think it will be like on the Droid. For example, did it just come naturally or was there an adjustment period and if so how long.
Just wondering if any of you think you simply won't be able to get along on this keyboard.
Full Disclosure: I'm invested in Motorola and I think the Droid is a BB killer, which when you think about it is more fierce than just an iPhone killer given that BB actually has a bigger market share.
Further disclosure, I was going to buy a Pre, but jumped ship when I saw this phone three weeks ago on BGR. I can't believe I'm actually going to go to a more expensive network to do this. That part hurts. Really. Hurts.
- 11-06-2009, 07:45 PM #34
@SharonW, I can't really give you an opinion on the Keyboard scene as my first BB was the storm (no physical keyboard). I did go into a VZW store tonight to play with the droid as I pln on getting one, hopefully in 2 weeks (when my contract is 1 year old).
My initial impressions were that the moto Droid was a really nice phone but didn't blow me away. Never fear the Storm didn't blow me away either but I really like it now. I found myself having issues typing on the virtual keyboards, more so than on the storm. I think it has more to do with learning how to get the most out of the droid versus what I'm used to on the Storm.
All-in-all the phone looks sweet and I plan on switching to droid in the near future (whenever I get the best deal and am tired of waiting) as I feel the BB OS is just to anchored. I'm not on BES for BB and there really aren't any security concerns for my company email so that's not an issue. Plus, I can wait 10 more minutes to get my email compared to a BB (if it takes longer) as I don't need to be THAT connected.
- 11-06-2009, 07:53 PM #35
After 12 hours of having the Droid I seem to be a little better with it compared to my first blackberry (curve). I don't think the Droid is easier to learn I think I'm just getting better at using a smart phone. I had a moto Q before my blackberry and they were worlds apart in my eyes.
I really like the keyboard and learning pretty quick I did get some practice using the storm for 6 months. I can type much faster on a landscape touch screen then a physical keyboard.
I have to say that I love this phone!!!
- 11-06-2009, 07:59 PM #36
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- 11-06-2009, 10:06 PM #40
Thanks to those of you who've answered so far! I'd love to hear more from the other crackheads, too, about their keyboarding experiences.
I would think that as long as you don't feel like flinging your Droid against a wall in two weeks you're already out living the original Storm owners.
- 11-06-2009, 10:54 PM #41
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- 11-06-2009, 11:19 PM #43
Well I don't have the sexy Droid like all of you. I have the G1 on T-Mobile. But I am a Crackberry defector. I defected about three months ago. I had the 8830, 8330, and then the 9530 on Verizon. When we switched to TMO, I wanted to switch to a phone with the Android OS. At the time, the G1 was the only one. The MyTouch hadn't been released at that time.
Anyway, I'm glad you're all here. When I first came over here, it was pretty quiet. I believe this place has started hopping now.
- 11-07-2009, 12:43 AM #44
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- 11-07-2009, 09:37 AM #46
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*raises cup of coffee* it's good to be here lol
copped the Droid last night online (after 8PM, paid for overnight shipping, so i'm hoping to see it on Monday, since i coincidentally have the day off). the GF currently uses the Curve 8330, but she's getting my current Tour.
I went to the local verizon store and played with the S2, Eris and Moto Droid. Realized surepress wasn't for me, the Eris is very slick, but the Droid made me drool instantly. Yes, I was "that guy" who hogged the display unit for 15 minutes...you commonly refer to us as "douchebags."
**edit** phone shipped. delivery on Monday. it should be a fantastic day off
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- 11-07-2009, 09:38 AM #47
- 11-07-2009, 10:45 AM #48
I just came over from Crackberry as well and my wife got my S1 and so I will continue to go there to help her out with her phone. Iloved that site.
I am very excited to now be a DroidHead. This phone has been amazing already and can't wait for 2.0 apps to start being produced. Will be great ot modify and do what I want with the phone.
Funny I wouldn't even own this phone if I would have won the Video Contest over at Crackberry but since that didn't happen here I am.
- 11-07-2009, 03:06 PM #49
I'll be joining soon, I'm tired of my Storm plus i'm a tech junkie...but I have to wait another 2 weeks to get the upgrade. DAMN, why can't they let me early! Oh well, my brother is defecting too and says its awesome, and unlike the Storm reviews last year, most have been glowing remarks (especially where it matters). Sounds like a win for me this time.
- 11-07-2009, 03:19 PM #50
I thought I was happy with my original Storm, and it certainly met my needs while I was using it, but after getting the Droid yesterday I realized what I had been missing. The Droid is a vastly more polished device, and Android is awesome.
Nice to see some familiar folks around here!