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  1. TurboCam's Avatar
    I just want to say that I LOVE that there are so many people going from RIM to Google here. I think it's a real testament to the type of people blackberries were marketed to with Verizon, and how it really missed the mark. We were all led to believe that the Storm was going to be the answer to the iPhone, but that promise fell WAY short of the mark. We've been burned, but we've also been stuck with a contract. The release of the Droid X is timed perfectly with lots of peoples contracts ending or annual upgrades available (I'm the former). I haven't talked to a single storm owner who is happy with their phone after using it for an extended amount of time. Bring it on, Google, let's see what you've got!
    wow.....you hit the nail on the head! They really did market the S1 as an alternative to the Iphone. people like myself were looking for a "high tech" device but didn't want to leave verizon. The S1 really looked like the part! cool new touch screen with click selection (still like that technology if the screen didn't have sensitivity/response issues). The biggest issues with the S1 was teh lack of device memory (which is truly inexcusable on RIMs part) and the terrible operating system....needing constant bandaids.

    If it weren't for all the hybrids OSes out there, I would have given up on my S1 a long time ago.
    07-14-2010 03:25 PM
  2. cae2685's Avatar
    Good riddance 8330.
    Suck it 9530.
    I hope you die you POS 9630.
    Baaaaaahahahahahhahaha

    I had an 8330 and a 9630. My roommate has a 9510 or 9520. They all suck. BlackBerry phones are great for the first... month or so that they're out. Then the polish wears off and you see the same problems underneath. Probably applicable to ALL platforms... but Android hasn't been mainstream long enough to get stuck in a rut, unlike BB.
    07-14-2010 03:34 PM
  3. cae2685's Avatar
    same here. I was going to hold out for a storm 3, but when I say how lame OS6 looked, I made my mind up to bail out. BTW....my son wants to "blend" my storm. I am tempted, but I'll hang on to it just in case I need to use it as a backup! (hopefully not though.)
    I'd keep it, personally. I'm keeping my Tour.

    A) If you have any plans to travel internationally, the DX won't work. Storm and Tour BBs will, they have GSM antennas. (Someone please correct me if I'm wrong)

    B) If you're in an area where Verizon doesn't have service, the S1/S2/Tour will roam on GSM carriers (AT&T, T-Mo, etc.) Again, something the Droids can't do.

    C) I just realized I don't need multiple points: If you EVER think you MIGHT need a GSM phone, keep your storm.
    07-14-2010 03:41 PM
  4. Scatabrain's Avatar
    S1 to Droid. Quadcam says it perfect. Only thing I will add is that I was in denial about my s1. Droid rocks.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
    07-14-2010 03:51 PM
  5. tlc246's Avatar
    The Curve 8330 was my first phone ever; about a year ago. I can't wait to jump ship. No more battery pulls which were enough to make anyone jump overboard. I can't wait til tomorrow, there's not too much I will miss certainly not bbm, I deleted that after the first month I had the phone.
    07-14-2010 05:41 PM
  6. gafly's Avatar
    B) If you're in an area where Verizon doesn't have service, the S1/S2/Tour will roam on GSM carriers (AT&T, T-Mo, etc.) Again, something the Droids can't do.
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    This is a little wrong... Internationally, you can make use of the GSM capabilities of the Storms and Tour; however, domestically these devices will NOT roam on GSM carrier networks unless you have a sim card from one of those carriers installed and the device unlocked. Verizon has international roaming agreements with GSM carriers, not domestic agreements.
    07-14-2010 05:47 PM
  7. cae2685's Avatar
    This is a little wrong... Internationally, you can make use of the GSM capabilities of the Storms and Tour; however, domestically these devices will NOT roam on GSM carrier networks unless you have a sim card from one of those carriers installed and the device unlocked. Verizon has international roaming agreements with GSM carriers, not domestic agreements.
    Ah. A call center rep told me that at one point and I thought it sounded kinda odd... but I was calling to unlock it for exactly that reason, so maybe I just got confused. not the first time that's happened.
    07-14-2010 06:04 PM
  8. poshberry's Avatar
    making the switch tomorrow morning from a Bold 9000. goodbye batt pulls.
    07-14-2010 06:37 PM
  9. spun2u's Avatar
    I'm actually keeping my S1 (Waiting for the S3/LTE/OS6) and I am going to be adding a line for the DX. At the rate Android is developing, I may end up leaving BlackBerry all together soon, but, for now, I am going to have both!
    Same here, but I sold my S1 and kept my 8330 as a back up. After living with the S1 issues for a year, I'm certainly looking forward to getting my hands on the X. (BB appointment is set for 10:30 am in the morning)
    07-14-2010 06:53 PM
  10. MolecularGraph's Avatar
    I think we should start a "Death to BlackBerry" cult, everybody stands around with Android phones chanting, "Death to Blackberry", we'll start sacrificing chickens and locks of VZW employee's hair, burning it in the center of a Pentagram... burning candles on the points of the pentagram, and hopefully the devil will be summoned to kill all BlackBerry's on the Earth.
    07-14-2010 06:53 PM
  11. javroch's Avatar
    Unlike most of the other S1 users, from what I've read, I'm actually gonna miss the phone. I'm one of the few that actually likes SurePress.
    07-14-2010 06:55 PM
  12. MolecularGraph's Avatar
    Some people love their blackberry's, personally I hate my curve 8330 with a burning passion.
    07-14-2010 06:56 PM
  13. spun2u's Avatar
    I sold my S1 as it was crap, but I have always liked my 8330, because of the physical keyboard. I'm not a huge fan of touchscreen keyboards, but I'm hoping the X's large screen size will finally win me over.
    07-14-2010 07:01 PM
  14. bryonp's Avatar
    the only reason i left bb is the browser is total *** on all of them and the games suck,but there email is first rate and can not be stopped but its not enough to stay anymore!
    07-14-2010 07:11 PM
  15. lemcoe9's Avatar
    Guys I'm so mad right now. I was number 12 on the pre-order list, and Best Buy called me today saying they only got FIVE in and that I would have to wait until next week to get the phone. MORE time on the Blackberry. RAWR!

    It's not the end of the world, though. I have to be in court tomorrow at 9AM so I won't be able to wait outside, but my dad offered to go wait in line for a fee of $10 and buy it for me with my credit card. As soon as he buys it, I'll cancel my pre-order with Best Buy and enjoy the Droid X
    07-14-2010 07:13 PM
  16. lemcoe9's Avatar
    the only reason i left bb is the browser is total *** on all of them and the games suck,but there email is first rate and can not be stopped but its not enough to stay anymore!
    The browser is terrible, and the Opera and BOLT alternatives just don't cut it either. I'm done. Droid X!!
    07-14-2010 07:14 PM
  17. MolecularGraph's Avatar
    Guys I'm so mad right now. I was number 12 on the pre-order list, and Best Buy called me today saying they only got FIVE in and that I would have to wait until next week to get the phone. MORE time on the Blackberry. RAWR!

    It's not the end of the world, though. I have to be in court tomorrow at 9AM so I won't be able to wait outside, but my dad offered to go wait in line for a fee of $10 and buy it for me with my credit card. As soon as he buys it, I'll cancel my pre-order with Best Buy and enjoy the Droid X
    Make sure your dads a admin on your plan or they'll be like "Sorry, can't do it, need a admin here to accept."
    lemcoe9 likes this.
    07-14-2010 07:15 PM
  18. lemcoe9's Avatar
    Make sure your dads a admin on your plan or they'll be like "Sorry, can't do it, need a admin here to accept."
    Oh you're so right. I had actually called the VZW store to see if I had to do anything, and that's exactly what they said, so that will be in order ASAP.

    Thanks for the info, though.
    07-14-2010 07:17 PM
  19. MolecularGraph's Avatar
    Oh you're so right. I had actually called the VZW store to see if I had to do anything, and that's exactly what they said, so that will be in order ASAP.

    Thanks for the info, though.
    Yeah, not a prob!
    07-14-2010 07:18 PM
  20. Natemz's Avatar
    First post here, BB Storm 1 and current Storm 2 owner. Been in denial for a while. Played with the EVO and saw the light. Will be ordering my Droid X in just a few hours on VZW.com.

    Absolutely cannot wait. I returned my wifes BB 9650 last week for a Moto Droid and have been playing with that for the past week(already rooted and installed Kangerade). Fallen in love with Android. BlackBerry is obviously on its way out. Do they really think the minor updates in OS6 are enough? R.I.P. RIM
    07-14-2010 08:19 PM
  21. rion_j's Avatar
    First post here, BB Storm 1 and current Storm 2 owner. Been in denial for a while. Played with the EVO and saw the light. Will be ordering my Droid X in just a few hours on VZW.com.

    Absolutely cannot wait. I returned my wifes BB 9650 last week for a Moto Droid and have been playing with that for the past week(already rooted and installed Kangerade). Fallen in love with Android. BlackBerry is obviously on its way out. Do they really think the minor updates in OS6 are enough? R.I.P. RIM
    nice! what's up Nate, glad to see you saw the light. BB is dead! I'm right there with you as this will be my first Android device. I wonder if you'll be able to make themes for Android like you for all of us over at Crackberry?
    07-14-2010 08:31 PM
  22. andron's Avatar
    Same for me. Canning the Storm 2 for the Droid X, my first Android phone. Rock on.
    07-14-2010 08:46 PM
  23. zachflauaus's Avatar
    How many BlackBerry folks are diving into Droid X and/or Android blindly? I'm dropkicking my Tour away and aside from having used a Moto Droid for a few minutes, I'm essentially Android blind.
    07-14-2010 08:58 PM
  24. The Rulah's Avatar
    I've been with Blackberry for 2 years now... Since they're lacking in the realm of innovation as of late I will be switching to Android. I'm excited. Just hoping that my DivX coded .avi movies work properly on the Droid X... and that there are some awesome widgets floating around out there...
    07-14-2010 09:05 PM
  25. MolecularGraph's Avatar
    I've been messing with my dads droid off and on for a few months, cant wait to get an X.
    07-14-2010 09:20 PM
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