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The poor souls on the Storm Crackberry page
I checked into the Storm forum of Crackberry... and it's sad.
There are stubborn people there who will make any excuse as to why the Storm is a great device, and the Android is a "toy". It's rather pitiful, really.
RIM, sorry,but your your software has been far surpassed, and you're only falling farther behind.
I'm not sure why, at this point, that anybody could defend that phone... but they're there.
One guy wrote "The Droid is for my wife. I keep the Storm!", as if it's a great thing that he's doing. It's sad from a technological standpoint.
Anyway, I sure don't miss pulling out my batter 4 times a day. What was even more sad was that one of the apps offered simulates a battery pull.
- 07-07-2010, 01:04 AM #2
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LOL, while I still think my Storm 2 was a great phone, I love my incredible much more. It's sickening how protective people are over defending their phones against others. Different strokes for different folks. Sometimes people will tell themselves whatever they want in order to justify their purchase.
- 07-07-2010, 01:19 AM #4
I def like Android over BB. I really can't understand the whole Droid is a toy comment. I still make phone calls, text, email, facebook, twitter, all that like I did on BB. But with less stress. I really hate having google maps work right on my phone plus with free navigation. I could never get google maps to work well on my storm 2. All it did was lag and make me mad.
- 07-07-2010, 02:20 AM #5
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Lol, blackberry has been outdated since the iPhone came out. Sorry to all those that choose to defend a device that gets repackaged every year. Different strokes that may be but there are too many great devices out there to be stuck with a BB.DROID Incredible , iPhone3G , iPad643G
- 07-07-2010, 02:26 AM #6
i was a blackberry user and there are some things the blackberry does well but android is starting to close that gap - like email. overall, however, there's not much the blackberry can do. it was slow and all those battery pulls... >_< the keyboard was the most amazing thing though and i can safely say that i still miss that keyboard (i had tour). if you're not using a keyboard, there's no reason to be on a blackberry. android phones like my droid incredible are leaps and bounds more versatile and useful and snappier than any blackberry.
- 07-07-2010, 04:55 AM #7
- 07-07-2010, 04:58 AM #8
I agree with ulnek, the best thing about blackberry was the keyboard, but now that I have swype I don't miss blackberry that much.Samsung Galaxy Nexus
HTC Incredible 2.3
Motorola Droid 2.1
Blackberry Tour 9630
Blackberry Curve 8330
- 07-07-2010, 06:21 AM #9
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- 07-07-2010, 09:36 AM #11
Motorola Razr-->BB 8830-->BB Storm-->Droid Incredible --Finally!
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- 07-07-2010, 12:58 PM #12
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We aren't all in denial...some of us are just waiting for our DIncs to show up. Right after the phone came out I was at a store that had 3 of them and I didn't pull the trigger...then I decided to make the jump but it was too late, out of stock everywhere. Well other than Best Buy they had several in stock but said they couldn't process an early upgrade.
- 07-07-2010, 01:14 PM #13
I also can't understand why people would say they are keeping their Storms because of the email. I stopped reading half my emails on the Storm because html emails took FOREVER to show up. I do miss the battery life and alert tones on the old storm, but I can give up that in exchange for actually being able to use my phone lol.
- 07-07-2010, 01:35 PM #14
- 07-07-2010, 01:38 PM #15
Dont rip on the BB peeps, for some people reliable email and notification systems are required, and android is still a newcomer to the enterprise messaging that bb had dominated for many years.
as more companies and services start supporting the android platform, more people and businesses will look to android as a ceaper, open solution.
Change is difficult for people, even more so when your a large buiness that is more concerned about uptime and functionality than speed and auxiliary features.
We may have moved on, but i'll never forget.
- 07-07-2010, 01:58 PM #16
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- 07-07-2010, 04:15 PM #19
I dont blame them, I'm one. However, I'm awaiting the arrival of my Dinc. I cannot be rid of this device soon enough. Everytime, I browse the net I curse this thing. But if thats what they want to stick with more power to them, I need a device that can keep up with me, . I will find out if the Dinc is that device, but regardless I know I'll enjoy much more than I have my Storm.
- 07-07-2010, 04:42 PM #20
- 07-07-2010, 04:48 PM #21
Touchdown is not better than BB email. You can't hit links in touchdown, it downloads everyone's ridiculous email signature icons to your phone (and they show up in your photos app), and it does nothing to fix Android's lack of .wav support.
And it costs $20.
- 07-07-2010, 04:56 PM #22
Well, to me it is.
I can't hit links in BB (because our corporate email is not set up to allow it). On the other hand links in Touchdown work perfectly (I just hit one now in fact).
I have no ones signatures in my photo app, and we do have graphical signatures.
And who cares about .wav files anyway?
The $20 cost is nothing for what you get.
- 07-07-2010, 04:57 PM #23
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.
- 07-07-2010, 05:03 PM #24
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