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    Default Wow...Is it Incredible?

    I am shocked at all the negativity coming from this device after watch all the great review vids. My Inc. is in the mail and I was absolutely stoked to get it. I am really getting second thoughts after reading all of these posts about Bugs. I was really looking forward to dumping my Storm into an abyss never to be thought of again and now it seems like I should hang onto it.
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    I have had no issue's at all. The device is super snappy and responsive. Reception seems to read off bad but I have had no problems with dropped calls or bad voice quality. Overall I believe the device deserves all the praises it has gotten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoobTube View Post
    I am shocked at all the negativity coming from this device after watch all the great review vids. My Inc. is in the mail and I was absolutely stoked to get it. I am really getting second thoughts after reading all of these posts about Bugs. I was really looking forward to dumping my Storm into an abyss never to be thought of again and now it seems like I should hang onto it.
    Dump it. I did.

    Seriously though, I've experienced the battery issue (more of a software advancing beyond battery tech situation, IMO) and the signal strength issue (software or hardware issue), but I LOVE this phone. You will wish it was available years ago.

    We all need to remember that this is a gen 1 phone. There will be bugs. In the end, I think general ownership will be positive.
    "There's a sucker born every minute"
    - What RIM Engineers Thought When Designing the Storm 1

    Moto Q > Storm 9530 > Incredible!
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    There's always going to be those that are negative or hypercritical of any device. Nothing is perfect. The Incredible blows the Storm away. I have had my Incredible for 3 days now and I am totally happy with it. Ignore the negative and hypercritical because that just makes us paranoid. Just enjoy your new phone. Keep in mind there is a little learning curve. I speak from personal experience.
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    The positives of this phone FAR outweigh the little negatives here and there. I came from a Storm. Trust me, you WILL be happy. Enjoy.
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    Also remember that people usually don't post when they're satisfied with something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoobTube View Post
    I am shocked at all the negativity coming from this device after watch all the great review vids. My Inc. is in the mail and I was absolutely stoked to get it. I am really getting second thoughts after reading all of these posts about Bugs. I was really looking forward to dumping my Storm into an abyss never to be thought of again and now it seems like I should hang onto it.
    I got my Incredible on the 28th (didn't preorder, and didn't go to the store until 2pm, just got incredibly lucky that I arrived right after the 2nd shipment). Anyway, I have had zero negative issues. Battery life isn't excellent but that's not surprising. It also isn't terrible, and can be greatly improved by doing simple things like turning GPS off when you're not using it and not having too many widgets/background apps pulling data constantly (I turned all of the widgets down to update every 1-3 hours or so).

    Also, I'll add that I'm coming to this from a Storm as well. All of my fellow BlackBerry fans didn't want me to switch but I am SO glad I did. This phone blows the Storm out of the water in every way imaginable. Not even close. My Storm has been sitting in a drawer in my desk at home for a week now without being touched (all I did was take the memory card). Get/keep the Incredible and ditch the Storm, you'll be happy you did.

    EDIT: The only reason I'm holding on to the Storm is in case I leave the country at all, since it works internationally and the Incredible does not. I could have my service switched back for a week or two.
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    perfectly happy with mine. there will be little bugs with every phone ever produced. the pros FAR outweigh the cons. i LOVE mine and have no regrets about getting it. this is a very, very good phone!
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    I will be receiving my my phone today via FedEx! I can't wait. I have a Storm 2 and am super excited. I know i will be pleased!!!
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    I appreciate you guys for talking me off the ledge. I was nervous as well because I convinced my boss to switch from BB with me.
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    No reason to have second thoughts. This device is 100x better than the storm that I had. The only true complain that I have on this new device is the battery life. For the most part it lasts me all day, but, I wish it was better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoobTube View Post
    I appreciate you guys for talking me off the ledge. I was nervous as well because I convinced my boss to switch from BB with me.
    Take any battery issues in stride. Otherwise, this phone is the greatest thing to hit VZW ever.
    "There's a sucker born every minute"
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    Moto Q > Storm 9530 > Incredible!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr88 View Post
    This phone blows the Storm out of the water in every way imaginable.[/I]
    Really even Email? What service do you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoobTube View Post
    I appreciate you guys for talking me off the ledge. I was nervous as well because I convinced my boss to switch from BB with me.
    Maybe you'll get a raise or a bonus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoobTube View Post
    Really even Email? What service do you use?
    I agree with the email part. But I used push Gmail on the Storm. So the Gmail experience has been seemless for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckifvr View Post
    Maybe you'll get a raise or a bonus.
    Now that would be INCREDIBLE
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    Yeah, order the seidio extended battery ,and dont look back. Ive been very happy with the incredible. I was huge BB fan as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosey313 View Post
    Take any battery issues in stride. Otherwise, this phone is the greatest thing to hit VZW ever.
    True statement.


    Quote Originally Posted by NoobTube View Post
    Really even Email? What service do you use?
    I use Gmail and Yahoo (Yahoo is more of my backup/spam/older account, and less important). The Gmail implementation could be better but I think it works very well (and it pushes Gmail to you). I have no experience using any Exchange email on the device though, if that's what you're curious about. My only major gripe regarding the Gmail app is you can't select/copy text in a message you're reading. Also, though less significant, you have to scroll all the way to the bottom to hit "reply," there's no Menu > Reply as on a BlackBerry, and the reply button isn't stuck to the bottom of the screen, but allll the way at the end of the email, which is sometimes a pain. Luckily the screen scrolls quickly with a flick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NVR2ND View Post
    Yeah, order the seidio extended battery ,and dont look back. Ive been very happy with the incredible. I was huge BB fan as well.
    Are you talking about the one that is currently available for $50. Does it fit well with the OEM back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosey313 View Post
    Are you talking about the one that is currently available for $50. Does it fit well with the OEM back?
    Amazon has it for 41. Yeah, It fits perfectly. No issue what so ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NVR2ND View Post
    Amazon has it for 41. Yeah, It fits perfectly. No issue what so ever.
    I know I'm getting off the topic of the OP, and I apologize, but...

    Not looking for a scientific evaluation, but generally speaking, how much better is that battery? Is the increased life really that noticeable? I've been thinking of ordering it (even if it's not that much better it would still give me two batteries that I can swap).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Limjelo View Post
    The positives of this phone FAR outweigh the little negatives here and there. I came from a Storm. Trust me, you WILL be happy. Enjoy.
    As an ex-BB Storm user, I couldn't agree more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr88 View Post
    I know I'm getting off the topic of the OP, and I apologize, but...

    Not looking for a scientific evaluation, but generally speaking, how much better is that battery? Is the increased life really that noticeable? I've been thinking of ordering it (even if it's not that much better it would still give me two batteries that I can swap).
    Your last statement is correct, you can swap the batteries, and be perfect. My use of the phone is very random. Some days I use it almost non stop, but other days I set it aside. Yesterday I made it a little over 15 hours on an overnight charge.

    In that 15 hours I did:

    3 phone calls total 13mins
    115 texts(in/out)
    17 emails(all in)
    downloaded 4 apps 1 widget
    Refreshed my stock widget 7 times.
    And played I dont know how many games of Cribbage.... I would guess 15ish.

    I did turn off the GPS. So All in all Im very happy with the extended battery. This is also only the 4th charge on it. So it might get a little better. For me I dont recall the last time in the 12 years Ive had a cell phone that I wasnt around a charger for 15 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr88 View Post
    I know I'm getting off the topic of the OP, and I apologize, but...

    Not looking for a scientific evaluation, but generally speaking, how much better is that battery? Is the increased life really that noticeable? I've been thinking of ordering it (even if it's not that much better it would still give me two batteries that I can swap).
    Yes, it's significantly better. I can actually get through a 12 hour day with it, whereas the other I could't get through 6 hours. There's a bunch of feedback in the battery thread about it, if you'd like to hear more opinions and specific tests that were done.
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    I have had absolutely no problems with this phone. The connection is unbelievably fast and the overall experience is light years from blackberry. I had BB for the last 4 years
    Incredible
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