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  1. ClaudiaP's Avatar
    I just got off the phone from ordering my DX, I currently am using a BB Tour that I haven't had quite a year yet. I'm anxious for it to get here so I can actually see what I am doing on my phone...
    I have had relatively little trouble with my Tour, I got one of the good ones the first time around, but from day one the screen has been way way too small for me to see well. My new every two isn't due until April but they still gave me the $199 upgrade price.
    07-19-2010 06:29 PM
  2. Saiyaman156's Avatar
    I just moved to the X from the Tour and I wanted to share some of my thoughts on the whole thing. Feel free to post your comments on what switching from a BB was/is like. As I think of more, I might post more things. I got it on launch day, so it is still new to me too.

    Things I miss:
    *BerryBuzz - I loved being able to have different color indicators for different things. It was awesome to be able to know what was incoming without turning the screen on.
    *BlackBerry Messenger - This is a given.
    *Sound Profiles - I really miss having so many different tones. One ring for SMS, one for MMS, one for BBM, one for Facebook, etc.
    *The bundled games - I know this is a little silly, but I loved the games that came with the BB. BrickBreaker, Texas Hold'em, Sudoku, Word Mole

    Things I love having now:
    *The browser is about 100 times better. Websites load a lot faster. Full pages are loaded.
    *The entire UI is just amazing. Everything is so much smoother, I love having different screens for things. The widget system is really cool.
    *Change logs in OS updates make me smile. I like actually knowing why I should upgrade.
    *Memory memory memory. I feel so overwhelmed! I have 8GB of application space. That is 32x what I had on the Tour.
    *Swype. This application is awesome and it makes typing entertaining for me.
    *No more battery pulls.
    *I don't have to reset my phone to do install/uninstall of applications.

    Things that annoy me now:
    *I don't like having to sift through the market. The good thing about BB was that there was not a lot of applications. I went to find a widget for an agenda view, and I found like 200 results. I feel like it was way easier on BB.

    Tips for making the switch:
    *If you use gmail, I highly recommend using Google Sync to get your contacts and calendar over to Google. It makes the move easy.
    *I desperately missed the native tasks and memopad applications in BlackBerry. I found Astrid Tasks and Note Everything to fill those spaces.
    07-20-2010 12:33 PM
  3. RConcheiro#AC's Avatar
    Thinking about making the switch from Blackberry 9700 to the HTC Evo 4G... BBM is my only thing holding me back
    07-20-2010 12:54 PM
  4. CarbonOak's Avatar
    I agree with everything you mentioned here, dude. But I'm thoroughly glad I made the switch; the positives significantly outweigh the negatives, and most of those negatives can be fixed or replaced with apps.
    07-20-2010 12:57 PM
  5. RConcheiro#AC's Avatar
    I agree with everything you mentioned here, dude. But I'm thoroughly glad I made the switch; the positives significantly outweigh the negatives, and most of those negatives can be fixed or replaced with apps.
    I wish they could find an app for BBM... I know their are similiar ones like fring and all that, but I wish I could actually add real PINs
    07-20-2010 12:58 PM
  6. Saiyaman156's Avatar
    I agree with everything you mentioned here, dude. But I'm thoroughly glad I made the switch; the positives significantly outweigh the negatives, and most of those negatives can be fixed or replaced with apps.
    I agree. I think the things that annoy me or I found negative are completely outweighed by the positives. I like that I can uninstall and install applications without restarting my phone every time. I am adding that to the list.
    07-20-2010 01:13 PM
  7. RConcheiro#AC's Avatar
    I agree. I think the things that annoy me or I found negative are completely outweighed by the positives. I like that I can uninstall and install applications without restarting my phone every time. I am adding that to the list.
    good point
    07-20-2010 01:14 PM
  8. salanester's Avatar

    Things that annoy me now:
    *I don't like having to sift through the market. The good thing about BB was that there was not a lot of applications. I went to find a widget for an agenda view, and I found like 200 results. I feel like it was way easier on BB.
    You are the first person I have ever heard complain about this...lol. One of the biggest reasons to switch is the number of apps in the market.
    07-20-2010 01:17 PM
  9. CarbonOak's Avatar
    You are the first person I have ever heard complain about this...lol. One of the biggest reasons to switch is the number of apps in the market.
    Similarly, I do wish the Android Market was better organized, and that you could use an Advanced Search.
    07-20-2010 01:19 PM
  10. Dostovel's Avatar
    I'm still using the Tour, I have to wait about a month before I can upgrade.

    I was curious if the startup time for the DX is about the same, or faster than the 8+ minutes the Tour takes to start?
    07-20-2010 01:19 PM
  11. Dee710's Avatar
    I'm thinking of switching from BB Bold to DroidX, searching and reading every comparision I can find. I use the MemoPad in BB heavily, I glad you posted a similar app to fill this gap. This is exactly what I needed to review, looking forward to more posting as you become more familiar.
    07-20-2010 01:27 PM
  12. Saiyaman156's Avatar
    You are the first person I have ever heard complain about this...lol. One of the biggest reasons to switch is the number of apps in the market.
    It is an overload. There is such a thing as too much. Look at the Apple market. There are probably 2,000 fart applications. Do we really need that many?
    07-20-2010 01:29 PM
  13. Maximaniac's Avatar
    I'm still using the Tour, I have to wait about a month before I can upgrade.

    I was curious if the startup time for the DX is about the same, or faster than the 8+ minutes the Tour takes to start?
    I don't have the phone yet because it's still on backorder, but from the videos I've seen and reviews I've read, the DX (and most, if not all android phones) start up time is much faster than any BB. I have a Storm and it takes about 5 mins for it to boot up after a battery pull. Just thinking about not having to do batt pulls at least once day makes me so excited to get this!
    07-20-2010 01:29 PM
  14. CarbonOak's Avatar
    I'm still using the Tour, I have to wait about a month before I can upgrade.

    I was curious if the startup time for the DX is about the same, or faster than the 8+ minutes the Tour takes to start?
    The DX boots soooo much faster than the Blackberries, a few minutes at most. Feels like lightspeed in comparison
    07-20-2010 01:45 PM
  15. Dostovel's Avatar
    The DX boots soooo much faster than the Blackberries, a few minutes at most. Feels like lightspeed in comparison
    Great, I hate the BB startup time. Not to mention, mine randomly resets itself all the time....
    07-20-2010 02:27 PM
  16. RETG's Avatar
    I'm going to switch from the Tour to an Adroid device come December. However, like most users of the Tour, I have never had a mechanical problem with either of my Tours (one personal, and one issued by the Gov't). My problems have always related to the software updates I was conned into trying. I have always dropped back to the original 4.7 and will remain there until I dumped the phone.

    The other reason to switch is due to the browser being slow slow and the small screen.

    My boot times are about 3-4 minutes, and using quickpull I have only had to do a battery pull a few times.
    07-20-2010 02:58 PM
  17. trophyguy
    Awaiting my X after a couple years of the BB Storm 1 (dont laugh)
    Can't wait to try the X. Should be here next week.

    07-20-2010 03:05 PM
  18. RConcheiro#AC's Avatar
    making the switch from Blackberry Bold 9700 to the HTC Evo (I know its not the Moto X, but I still would like to express my excitement) lol
    07-20-2010 03:08 PM
  19. ottscay's Avatar
    Awaiting my X after a couple years of the BB Storm 1 (dont laugh)
    Can't wait to try the X. Should be here next week.
    I made the same trip. Honestly, the Storm gets a bit of a harsher rap then it deserves for a 2 year old phone IMO (assuming you have OS5 running on it), but it can't hold a candle to the X IMO. Although do plan to get a non-stock email client if you use anything but Gmail.
    07-20-2010 03:29 PM
  20. Saiyaman156's Avatar
    I made the same trip. Honestly, the Storm gets a bit of a harsher rap then it deserves for a 2 year old phone IMO (assuming you have OS5 running on it), but it can't hold a candle to the X IMO. Although do plan to get a non-stock email client if you use anything but Gmail.
    Though the stock gmail client does lack copy and paste...
    07-20-2010 03:31 PM
  21. screenname#AC's Avatar
    Blackberry had better stop resting on the laurels of push e-mail. Picked up DX on the release date and am totally blown away and impressed. I can do everything on the DX I could do on my S1 and more. If they don't step up soon it will no longer be RIM it will be RIP.
    07-20-2010 04:55 PM
  22. tallydawg#AC's Avatar
    IMO, of course.

    1. Facebook Notifications - The android app provides no notifications if someone has replied, messaged, etc. Blackberry would pick up those with ease. Hopefully the facebook app by android will do this soon.
    2. Twitter - android app needs some work. Took me forever to figure out how to find a specific person I was following that hadn't tweeted in awhile.
    3. Sound profiles - This shouldn't be relied on by a app. This should be built in really. It was very handy to be at the office and if I heard a specific tone, I knew the importance of a message (ie: a text vs a new tweet). If anyone comes across a good app that provides this, let me know.
    4. Multi-tasking - Since this is my first Android, I may be doing something wrong. But with BB, I could hold the menu key down (similar to alt-tab in Windows) and switch over to another application I was working in. I have to hit back back back, or home, then re-open the app. Too many steps to open up a program that you were just working in.
    5. Closing apps - Why not make it mandatory for all apps to have a 'Exit'? I have come across some that have done such, and it lets me know that app is now CLOSED. But some I exit and I wonder "Did I really exit, or is it now running in the background?"
    6. Organizing - VZW pushes out apps that I have no interest in. BB allows the ability to hide a icon. Further, you can create folders and move apps into that specific folder so you don't have to see them. Very clean.

    If anyone has apps that perform these functions, let me know. Number 4 would be EXCELLENT if you could place the apps you are working on, in the Notification area. So that if you wanted to switch apps, pull the notification area down and touch specific app to switch.
    07-21-2010 10:00 AM
  23. Adontain's Avatar
    FWIW, you can do folders. Press empty area on a screen then touch folders. Then you can drag different shortcuts in there a la iPhone
    07-21-2010 10:05 AM
  24. twindragons187's Avatar
    Push n hold the home key, this will bring up most recent apps you where in.
    tlc246 and jahoobob like this.
    07-21-2010 10:09 AM
  25. heraldo's Avatar
    I agree. I don't use twitter but everything else spot on. But i know if i hold the home button down that it will bring up last 6 used.
    07-21-2010 10:11 AM
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