What phone are you giving up for the G2? And why?
From reading the forum, it sounds like quite a few of you are current N1 users? What are other people giving up for the G2?
My past 2 phones have been the BB 8900 and the 9700. This will be my first Android based phone.
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@denness544, just curious, why are you giving up the Epic for the G2?
I'm actually in the same boat and today is the last day to turn the Epic in, so I went and played with a G2 at T-Mob today and it felt really nice, tight and well engineered. That said, the Epic is way smoother and faster all around, not that the G2 was a slouch.
The screen is no competition, but the G2 buttons, layout and ergonomics are supreme. That may be worth the price of admission.
Hmmm... the clock is ticking.
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I can't just fault the Epic though. Sprint's 3G network is poor here in my area (LA/OC). I really can't turn on 4G all the time since that kills the battery so I figured with T-mobile's HSPA+ it's using just a single radio so therefore I wouldn't have to turn on and off the 4G radio. I'm not willing to stick with the Epic and Sprint's network for 2 years. Instead, I rather go on the T-mobile's month-to-month and buy the G2 straight up. I am very fickle with my mobile devices so the upgrade bug is always there. When there is something I feel worth the 2-year (or 1-year on VZ) committment then I'll jump on it. In the meantime, I rather do the no annual contract route. I can always sell my G2.
The most appealing thing about the G2 to me is Vanilla Android IMO. Also, the development community will be all over this device.
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My wife and I are switching from BlackBerrys (9650 & 8330). We got the BBs when I started my last job, which had a blackberry server. I got a nice monthly reimbursement. I recently changed positions and no longer need a blackberry, so we're jumping ship!
I've always wanted an Android phone, and the G2 is coming at the perfect time. I could upgrade to one of the Verizon Droids, but I'm tired of paying the Verizon premium. HSPA+ is supposed to be coming to Phoenix soon, so I'm pretty stoked about that too.
I'm a new member here, and while I'm sad to be leaving Crackberry, this looks like a great new home!
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I plan on giving up my two and half year old RAZR on Alltel for the G2. I've waited a long time to make the leap into smartphones (mostly because I was waiting on WP7) and this is the phone for me. I can't wait till tomorrow to go and play with one of these things and finally get one of my own.
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I've had a Blackberry 8900 for 18 months, with T-Mobile, and I've been eligible for upgrade, with contract extension, since April. I considered the Nexus, but decided against it. If the Blackberry 9800 had come to T-Mobile I might have tried that.
Or I may get the G2 tonight. It looks like what I've been waiting for: Decent but compact physical keyboard. Good sized screen, without being so huge and high-res as to suck the life out of the battery. Good camera, I think.
Before the 8900, I had SideKicks for almost four years. I liked the SideKick UI a lot, but I didn't like the locked-down app platform, or the frequent service interruptions. One of the developers of Android is the same person who helped develop the Sidekick, and I think Android retains all of what was good about the Sidekick, plus a lot more, of course.
I like the 8900, and it has been pretty reliable, if you don't mind having to reset it frequently and put up with quite a lot of lag. I don't know if the upgraded Bold, the 9780, will come to T-Mobile or not, but I feel that it's time to move on.