Loyal BB user leaving S1 for X
I have already pre-ordered my X from Best Buy and at this point I'm school girl giddy waiting for the 15th to come. It took me a few months to let the thought of leaving BB become a reality. I've managed to get all 8 of my closest friends to become BB users over the last few years, we all chat on group BBM so for that reason it's been tough thinking I'd be leaving for Android but I no longer could put up with the complacency of RIM. I really feel RIM got complacent last few years and I think that they weren't expecting Android to take off like it did. RIM was always geared towards the business user but people's tastes have changed and smartphones have become more mainstream and multimedia and convergence of content is where its at and RIM hasn't done enough to offer anything close to the iPhone and now what Android/Moto/HTC is putting out. I bought the Storm 1st week of launch thinking it was gonna be the closest thing to iPhone on Verizon, man was I wrong. Instead of selling my S1 on ebay next week I'm going to throw it against the wall and take my bat and smash it into pieces to let out all my frustration and aggression on this piece of s$%t! phone.
Part of me is sad that BB hasn't gotten it together and is just putting out the same damn phones every few months while Android and its manufacturers are putting out phones that are significantly better than the previous every few months. My preference would be to stay with BB cause of loyalty but I'm convinced that Android has so much more to offer with their marketplace, flash, and innovations…getting Motorola build quality isn't so bad either!
- 07-08-2010, 07:50 PM #2
- 07-08-2010, 08:01 PM #3
Every phone related forum has dozens of the 'i'm going from RIM to ______'. The common denominator in them all is that you will miss BBM, but not enough to take away from the thousands of new apps and generally 'cooler' hardware of a new android device.
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- 07-08-2010, 08:52 PM #7
I'm not an engineer or expert on build quality, but I can tell you that the Droid (1) felt super solid in the hand. Nothing seemed to wiggle or jiggle that shouldn't...as you know that wasn't the same with the S1. Even in reviews you will hear or read people comment on how 'solid' the X feels in the hand.
- 07-08-2010, 08:59 PM #8
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- 07-09-2010, 06:38 AM #10
Storm 2 user here who is switching. Just that little word "requesting" when using the browser was enough to make me switch. Man is that browser slow! And yes Opera Mini 5 was quicker but not quick enough. I am truly looking forward to getting my X next week.
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How is the battery life on the droid with google talk? If it's signed in 24x7 can I expect at least a day? The one nice thing about the BB platform is that you can leave twitter, facebook, AIM, BBM, and all that running and you can still expect a day or two out of the battery... Go ahead, throw tomatoes...
- 07-09-2010, 10:13 AM #14
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Also coming from the S1. It was my first smartphone, so I liked it alot when I first got it. However, now that android is ahead of RIM in terms of OS, software(apps), and hardware, my S1 feels so ancient. It still does what I want it to, such as push email, but RIM is just so behind the curve that it's frustrating seeing them put out new phones that do nothing to really enhance what's already in their lineup. The browser is extremely slow, the app selection sucks; and even when I do find an app I like, I have to worry about my phone slowing down to a snail's pace because of memory leaks. All this on top of having to do at least 1 battery pull a day to keep my available memory at a reasonable level....can't wait till the 15th!!!
- 07-09-2010, 10:36 AM #15
I am an S2 owner and have owned BBs for years. I'll have to say I am a fan of surepress (S2 not S1) and will definitely miss it at first (especially while web browsing). I'll miss BBM, but I can get over that. Not much difference in just sending a text anyway.
After playing with a Droid Inc at Verizon a few weeks ago, i made up my mind I was switching to Android. Just wasn't sure when to pull the trigger. The Droid X seems to be a great place to start.
Looking forward to the 15th and the big move to Android.
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- 07-09-2010, 11:08 AM #17
I do believe that current storm 1 owners such as myself have been waiting and dreaming of somthing like the droid x to be a bb. That is just not the case. The S2 came out and many S1 folks jumped ship but were still unhappy. RIM really needs to get there act together. They have a great idea but it is not being implemented correctly. Maybe someday those of us who have loved BB can go back. But until that day I plan on enjoying my new found freedom in a droid x. Can't wait for next week.
- 07-09-2010, 11:48 AM #18
I also received the S1 on release date. My NE2 was coming up and started looking at the S2. But also started looking at other phone available. Played the the HTC EVO and loved it. Was getting ready to made the move when Verizon came out with the X. With my NE2 that sealed the deal..... goodbye S1-2....put down my deposit for an X next week.
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- 07-09-2010, 03:46 PM #22
I have had my Storm 1 since November of 08 (3rd one)and I have a hybrid OS running on it (thank God for hybrids) that without, I think I would have ate my NE2 and went for an early upgrade. I will miss suretype, BBM, push email and the battery life, but there is always swype, GTalk and the extended battery! To get me in the android mode till next week I downloaded BeDroid theme on it.
- 07-09-2010, 03:52 PM #23
I also am a Storm user switching up to android for the X. I've had my storm since 7 am the morning of its release and while it was a good phone the app library and non-existant memory are what sold me on the switch.
RIM has been stagnant for the past 2 years and i dont want to have to wait for them to work out the kinks in OS6.
Can't wait til Thursday for a phone that responds to your needs. I have been waiting for that for awhile now.
- 07-09-2010, 03:57 PM #24
I'm a S1 user who has been so since day one. It is my first BB and I got it for one reason and one reason only. FB app I had been on windows mobile devices for years prior. Love the push email. And I can FLY through texts with the SureType. And that was a big kicker for me on this device in portrait mode on how I could text one handed. I found out I was capable on the Incredible and was gunna get one till I found out about the X. Motorola phone reception is off the hook and can't wait to have this phone. No more waiting for the screen to cool down after being in my pocket on a ride or warm up to use in the morning time from the AC in my house.
- 07-09-2010, 04:09 PM #25