07-08-2010 05:50 PM
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  1. firemanjoe's Avatar
    I have to agree with everyone, I had the Storm 1, then Storm 2. Constant battery pulls, shutting down everything, so that it would barely run, and then they release a OS update, and some things on the phone get worse? How does that happen. I have had my Dinc 5 days and I don't miss my Storm 2 at all!! Best part is I traded my Storm 2 & $50 for a 1 week old Dinc!! How amazing is that??
    07-07-2010 04:36 PM
  2. nneptune's Avatar
    Yeah, I owned a Storm 1, and was on Crackberry all the time looking for ways to make the Storm work better. Now that I have my Incredible, I actually have more time to do other things other than waiting for OS updates and hybrids. The Incredible is a hundred times better than the Storm. Funny thing, I have noticed many ex-Crackheads here on AC.
    It really is good to see the ex-Crackheads here!

    ...and yes, there was nothing less exciting than waiting for a leaked, buggy update or hybrid.

    Seems totally ridiculous now...
    but then again... anyone have a leaked copy of 2.2????:rolleyes:
    07-07-2010 04:37 PM
  3. Chiefmcfuz's Avatar
    Hello, my name is Brendan and I am a former Storm 1 and Storm 2 addict.
    07-07-2010 04:50 PM
  4. JoeC44's Avatar
    Yeah, I owned a Storm 1, and was on Crackberry all the time looking for ways to make the Storm work better. Now that I have my Incredible, I actually have more time to do other things other than waiting for OS updates and hybrids. The Incredible is a hundred times better than the Storm. Funny thing, I have noticed many ex-Crackheads here on AC.

    HAHA! I'm an ex-Crackberry addict that would constantly look for ways to make the phone better, make the screen click like its supposed to, or SOMETHING to keep me from throwing the storm into the sewer. I spend all my time on AC now instead of CB, and I don't even own an android phone!! What does that say about BlackBerry???
    07-07-2010 05:20 PM
  5. madkayaker's Avatar
    Hello, my name is Brendan and I am a former Storm 1 and Storm 2 addict.
    Hi Brendan!
    07-07-2010 05:36 PM
  6. Jascias's Avatar
    I owned the Storm. I really had high hopes for it. But the constant battery pulls and leaks that fixed one thing but broke another, wore me down.

    What else if funny is I'm the originator of the Torx Fix, which anybody that owns the storm 1 is sure to know. Looking back on it now, even tho the fix helped a lot of users from returning their phones, it cushioned rim from having to fix their crappy phone.
    07-07-2010 06:04 PM
  7. 45Wheelgun's Avatar
    I too am a former crackberry addict. i hear the Dinc touch screen works better if you fold a business card in half and place it behind the battery....oh that was my storm.
    07-07-2010 06:40 PM
  8. Cory Streater's Avatar
    You can't hit links in touchdown
    Are you referring to web links/URL's? I've never had a problem doing that.
    07-07-2010 06:44 PM
  9. clevcavs4586's Avatar
    I agree with you guys. I'm currently a storm 1 owner and jumped all over the verizon deal to upgrade early. I couldn't wait until december. should be seeing my new incredible in a few weeks.
    07-07-2010 07:36 PM
  10. PEDroid's Avatar
    I ditched my storm1 two months ago for the inc and I'm just now getting over my PTSD. What a nightmare of a phone! It took me like 2.1 seconds to pull the trigger on the inc...figured it couldn't be any worse. Turns out its light years ahead of the storm and getting better every day! Thanks HTC/verizon!
    07-07-2010 09:33 PM
  11. nneptune's Avatar
    I too am a former crackberry addict. i hear the Dinc touch screen works better if you fold a business card in half and place it behind the battery....oh that was my storm.
    Yeah the torx fix and card behind the battery. Used 'em both, thanks....
    What in the world were we thinking???? hahahaha!

    I had to pull the battery every time I put that phone in a front shirt pocket, for some reason.
    Stupid stuff!
    07-07-2010 11:48 PM
  12. bandroid's Avatar
    i do wish i would have sent in my BB storm several times and gotten the storm 2 like i should have, but i was too lazy. it looked like it was way better than the storm 1 when isaw it at the vzw store.

    but the browser was still just so bad.

    one thing i love about android is how amazing the stock browsere and dolphin hd work, amazingly fast, wifi rocks, vzw was so retarded not putting wifi on the storm, it only puts more load on their network duh!
    07-08-2010 05:59 AM
  13. Chiefmcfuz's Avatar
    Hi Brendan!


    Hello
    07-08-2010 08:54 AM
  14. BoNg420's Avatar
    It's denial. I loved my BB, but only because I had to. A stellar keyboard and email experience can only get you so far... Maybe OS6 will bring them out of the digital stone age. In all honesty, they need a Windows Mobile type reboot.
    OS 6 looks just like OS5 from the preview I saw, just better graphics.
    07-08-2010 10:18 AM
  15. 88 FLUX's Avatar
    I know this is an Android forum and that everyone just loooooooooves to bash on other platforms (and I know that is not Android-user specific), but I'm going to need to step in and play the role of the BlackBerry supporter here...

    Without getting into a long debate, there are still plenty of things that BlackBerries can do that blow Android's similar functionality out of the water. Yes, there are many many things that the Android OS does better but that still doesn't change it. Want a specific example? The enterprise environment. RIM originally catered their product and all their business objectives towards the business/enterprise environment. And to this day, there is no one that is even in the same league with them on it. In fact, most Android devices to this day are blacklisted from being able to connect to corporate Exchange environments due to the lack of available security methods (thankfully Froyo's enhanced security has helped that but it still isn't anywhere near RIM).

    What RIM has designed their devices to do, they do extremely well. And yes, they are missing a ton of things that tech geeks like myself have come to know and love on their advanced devices. But frankly, I don't think RIM cares too much. They've still got the strongest market share and there's a reason for it.

    It's for reasons like the one above and many others that I still have an active personal BlackBerry 9700 right along side my Nexus One.
    07-08-2010 11:43 AM
  16. mr.saving's Avatar
    I know this is an Android forum and that everyone just loooooooooves to bash on other platforms (and I know that is not Android-user specific), but I'm going to need to step in and play the role of the BlackBerry supporter here...

    Without getting into a long debate, there are still plenty of things that BlackBerries can do that blow Android's similar functionality out of the water. Yes, there are many many things that the Android OS does better but that still doesn't change it. Want a specific example? The enterprise environment. RIM originally catered their product and all their business objectives towards the business/enterprise environment. And to this day, there is no one that is even in the same league with them on it. In fact, most Android devices to this day are blacklisted from being able to connect to corporate Exchange environments due to the lack of available security methods (thankfully Froyo's enhanced security has helped that but it still isn't anywhere near RIM).

    What RIM has designed their devices to do, they do extremely well. And yes, they are missing a ton of things that tech geeks like myself have come to know and love on their advanced devices. But frankly, I don't think RIM cares too much. They've still got the strongest market share and there's a reason for it.

    It's for reasons like the one above and many others that I still have an active personal BlackBerry 9700 right along side my Nexus One.
    That won't stop RIM from becoming Nokia. They have to innovate their consumer market or lose it.What happens when Google/Apple get to RIM's level in the corporate environment? RIM won't have anything to set them apart...

    I'm on CB under this exact name and I was a die hard BlackBerry fan, my first smartphone was a BB 8330 then a 9530....after 2 yrs,I couldn't get off that damn ship fast enough.

    I hope for RIM's sake,they can get back in the game...I just won't be looking back to check on them.
    07-08-2010 11:56 AM
  17. BoNg420's Avatar
    That won't stop RIM from becoming Nokia. They have to innovate their consumer market or lose it.What happens when Google/Apple get to RIM's level in the corporate environment? RIM won't have anything to set them apart...

    I'm on CB under this exact name and I was a die hard BlackBerry fan, my first smartphone was a BB 8330 then a 9530....after 2 yrs,I couldn't get off that damn ship fast enough.

    I hope for RIM's sake,they can get back in the game...I just won't be looking back to check on them.
    RIM all they really need to do is put out a phone thats aimed more for entertainment then corporate. They need to reformat their OS and make it more customizable and have more then one screen. Their OS on the storm was just like having the one screen like the Android app drawer and thats it. Thats what I hated about the Storm 1\2 it had potential, but they kept the same corporate OS and just made it work with touch screen instead.

    They keep recycling the same OS for a phone they wanted more geared more towards entertainment, they will not get anywhere.
    07-08-2010 12:19 PM
  18. mr.saving's Avatar
    RIM all they really need to do is put out a phone thats aimed more for entertainment then corporate. They need to reformat their OS and make it more customizable and have more then one screen. Their OS on the storm was just like having the one screen like the Android app drawer and thats it. Thats what I hated about the Storm 1\2 it had potential, but they kept the same corporate OS and just made it work with touch screen instead.

    They keep recycling the same OS for a phone they wanted more geared more towards entertainment, they will not get anywhere.
    I agree and I think they need to boost their hardware. OS5 would have ran soooo much better on my Storm with a 1ghz snapdragon or omap processor...The whole OS seems stale,it's just a new rehash of 4.3 with new paint...or so it felt
    07-08-2010 12:26 PM
  19. disasterinc's Avatar
    Those poor souls... I don't miss my storm at all. The only thing I'm sad about is the year I wasted having that phone...
    07-08-2010 05:50 PM
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