1. JerryScript's Avatar
    I purchased my first Android phone last week, the VirginMobile Optimus V, and I am loving it! I was using a BB 8800 series, and there wasn't much I would call smart about it. I refused to join the iPhone zombie nation, the thought of overpaying for a device that is intentionally dumbed-down by the manufacturer is too much to bear. I loved having the BB's email/messaging, and thought I would miss the BB keyboard (Swype is amazing), but I am head over hills for Android now (and thanks to VM's service, I'm saving $40/month off my old T-Mobile BB plan).

    For those nervous about Rooting and ROMs, relax! I found all the info I needed in these forums with just a couple of hours of browsing (one hour is all that's really needed, but I like to triple check info in forums).

    Thanks to everyone here who helps, and a HUGE thanks to the developers who have taken the time to create these amazing ROMs that allow us to do so much more than any iPhone ever will!
    03-22-2011 02:30 AM
  2. Smitty_82's Avatar
    Welcome to AC!
    03-22-2011 02:32 AM
  3. RHChan84's Avatar
    Welcome to A/C. Double and Triple checking is good and if it makes you feel more comfortable with doing ROMS, it will be good.
    03-22-2011 05:20 AM
  4. RUSH's Avatar
    Hi, JerryScript.

    Wwellccome to the forum. :-)
    03-22-2011 07:35 AM
  5. highjakker's Avatar
    welcome to the site!
    03-22-2011 08:07 AM
  6. Xopher's Avatar
    Welcome to the group!

    Jumping from the 8800 is quite a leap! I thought moving from the 8830WE to the Tour was a nice step up.
    03-22-2011 08:16 AM
  7. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    Welcome aboard... enjoy the forums..
    03-22-2011 11:15 AM
  8. JerryScript's Avatar
    Thanks everyone!

    The 8800 was a bonus from my boss, and I was made fun of by everyone for owning a "smart phone without a camera!" But what can you do when your boss bought it for you?

    Now I can hold my head high and proud! lol
    03-23-2011 03:06 AM