- 10-06-2010, 10:17 PM #26
- 10-07-2010, 10:11 AM #27
For any of you out there who have already given up a blackberry for the G2 - how does it compare so far? My main concerns are the reception, battery and keyboard.
I've already heard pretty good things about the keyboard and the battery doesn't seem to be all that much worse. It does seem like some people are having issues with reception, though. Blackberries always seem to hold a pretty good signal - any comparisons?
- 10-07-2010, 02:37 PM #28
My BlackBerry Bold 9650 is the best phone I've ever had. I moved from the Tour, which is essentially the same phone (and my first BB). The keyboard's awesome and enterprise email integration was fantastic. Unfortunately, email and calender were the only useful things on it.
I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of my G2 tomorrow. I don't expect to miss my BB too much.
- 10-07-2010, 05:37 PM #29
- 10-08-2010, 09:28 PM #30
- 10-08-2010, 10:38 PM #31
- 10-08-2010, 11:39 PM #32
I wish I could give up my evo for it, if sprint doesn't get an HTC slider ill be soooo chapped.
But as usual, sprint doesn't get much HTC love. Just a nod every know and thenSome say the glass is half empty. Some say its half full. I say, "Are you going to drink that?"
- 10-09-2010, 02:16 PM #33
- 10-10-2010, 03:15 AM #34
- 10-10-2010, 08:43 AM #35Devices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10
- 10-11-2010, 07:31 AM #36
I had the G2 for a few days, but went back to my BB 8900 for now. I'll hope for the BB 9780 from T-Mobile in November. I simply couldn't put up with the battery life on the G2. Even on days when I got no phone calls and mostly just received email, I was lucky to have any charge left at 5:00 pm. I did get and use task killer apps, but to no avail. Also, for reasons that neither T-Mobile tech support nor my work IT people could figure out, the G2 simply would not validate my work email account. It was a nice phone, but these two things were deal-breakers.
- 10-12-2010, 09:22 AM #37
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- 10-12-2010, 12:14 PM #38
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Well I have a BB 8900 since launch and loved the phone until the Torch came out with ATT and I must say I'm disappointed with OS6 not that I even got the opportunity to use it myself...I think its time to move on to the future of cell phones...lets just hope the WiFi calling update works when I get my G2 on Friday just in time for my birthday. Blackberry is back to being at the bottom of the pile IMO.
- 10-12-2010, 12:17 PM #39
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- 10-12-2010, 12:29 PM #41
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- 10-12-2010, 12:32 PM #42
- 10-12-2010, 12:36 PM #43
The lack of instant messaging apps on a BlackBerry is just dumb, those keyboards are meant for some heavy texting... yeah G Talk is more like a faster more universal BBM, without the bad name lol... plus your one gmail account is essentially the only thing Google needs to set up your Google Voice, Google Talk, Android Market, Google Buzz, Google Reader, and even Google Listen accounts. Its amazing cause when I used a BlackBerry I had to make different accounts for everything, my beta testing account should be linked to my Appworld account lol FAIL on RIM's end
Sent from my T-Mobile G2Devices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10
- 10-12-2010, 02:18 PM #44
BB App World has to be linked to an email account for billing purposes (PayPal). It doesn't force you to use a Google account though.
Another good BB feature is the ability to prompt to delete email on handheld only or on handheld and server.
I will miss the larger screen of the G2 though. And the Android OS itself is mostly a pleasure to use.
- 10-12-2010, 05:02 PM #45
- 10-12-2010, 07:21 PM #46
- 10-13-2010, 10:47 AM #47
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I gave up BB 8900 for G2. For my taste, the larger keyboard is not very convenient. Maybe it takes some getting used to. The battery life is horrible. I go from 100% to 80% in half an hour when I am using an app on the phone. I see this as the main drawback. I also miss BBM, but I'll get over it. Finally, the size is a bit big compared to my 8900. Other than that, the phone is quite sweet.
- 10-13-2010, 03:34 PM #48
- 10-13-2010, 03:42 PM #49
Loving everyone coming off of CrackBerry. Yes battery life on BBs are amazing and its something you will have to adjust on android. iOS and Android both will only get you through a day. Blame not having dedicated servers and being stuck on edge (looking at u 8900)
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- 10-13-2010, 09:12 PM #50