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  1. lemcoe9's Avatar
    We need a thread for all the former-Blackberry-addicts getting their first Android device tomorrow, the 15th.

    I'm coming from 2 years of Blackberry fanboyism, and I couldn't be more excited about the Droid X.
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    07-14-2010 10:33 AM
  2. cae2685's Avatar
    Me either. Goodbye, gunked up Tour Trackball.

    Sadface: Goodbye BBM. Already got my girlfriend using gTalk, though =)
    07-14-2010 10:36 AM
  3. myester's Avatar
    Chucking the Storm. OS6 videos were a letdown for me.
    07-14-2010 10:39 AM
  4. DroidNewb's Avatar
    purchasing my first Android Phone tomorrow as well. Coming from a Storm 1 using my wifes early upgrade to get the X. Never thought I would leave BB but my S1 has turned into a brick. My wife is already dreading me getting a new phone because I am such a phone addict and I am in love with technology.
    I am overly excited for tomorrow I cannot wait!
    07-14-2010 10:41 AM
  5. lemcoe9's Avatar
    Me either. Goodbye, gunked up Tour Trackball.

    Sadface: Goodbye BBM. Already got my girlfriend using gTalk, though =)
    That really is the only way I'm going to survive without BBM, through GTalk.

    07-14-2010 10:42 AM
  6. spooksmcgee's Avatar
    I am really going to miss BBM and my girlfriend is furious that I am switching. I ended up setting up a gmail account solely for my Droid, so that way I don't have to worry about friends seeing me "online" at 4 AM and sending me chats. I set it to "always available" and just give it out to people I would normally give out my BBM to. Only thing that sucks about it is not being able to tell when a message was delivered/read.
    07-14-2010 10:49 AM
  7. lemcoe9's Avatar
    I'm also very happy that GTalk is so excellent on the Blackberry, because I can easily persuade my BBM friends to use GTalk so they can stay in touch
    07-14-2010 10:50 AM
  8. volcom.airsoft's Avatar
    That really is the only way I'm going to survive without BBM, through GTalk.

    I am really going to miss BBM and my girlfriend is furious that I am switching. I ended up setting up a gmail account solely for my Droid, so that way I don't have to worry about friends seeing me "online" at 4 AM and sending me chats. I set it to "always available" and just give it out to people I would normally give out my BBM to. Only thing that sucks about it is not being able to tell when a message was delivered/read.
    Am I the only one that does not like BBM? O:
    07-14-2010 10:52 AM
  9. rion_j's Avatar
    I can hardly wait, so long BB....I'm never going back and wont miss BBM. Google Talk here I come. I was with BB for a year with a Tour and replaced it with a Bold which made the pain of having a BB a little easier. BB is so far gone, they are completely out of touch as to what the consumer wants. For the biz professional, I can see where BB probably still has a market, but the average consumer has way better options in Android.
    07-14-2010 10:52 AM
  10. gafly'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!
    07-14-2010 10:56 AM
  11. Egz's Avatar
    I can't wait to get rid of this Curve 8330. It is such a slow and annoying piece of junk. I'm still upset that Android came out 1 month after I bought that thing. I am hoping for a miracle that they can give me some sort of break on pricing.
    07-14-2010 11:09 AM
  12. Comineeyeaha'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!
    07-14-2010 11:32 AM
  13. alphanu22's Avatar
    S1 to S2 user with alot of paid apps-
    But there is 1 thing on the DX that will make me The multi color Notification LED!
    07-14-2010 11:39 AM
  14. lemcoe9'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!
    I'm sure it was not a coincidence
    07-14-2010 12:03 PM
  15. NegativeCreep's Avatar
    I'm leaving a Tour 9630 to join the Android Army. I sent two Tours back before I got one without trackball issues. I'm sick of how slow the phone is. It lags, it leaks memory like a sieve, the connection with BIS frequently crawls to a halt. I'm lucky if I can use the Facebook or Twitter apps for more than 5 minutes without them getting stuck loading something up.

    So fed up with RIM.

    I've been warning my BBM friends that they need to get with GTalk soon or they'll be wasting SMS on me from now on.
    07-14-2010 12:35 PM
  16. stacyadell'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!
    I hear ya on that one! Got my Storm when they first came out in November of 08 and without crackberry.com and learning how to install hybrids and shrink my OS I think I may have had to cough up the money for an upgrade early. I went from the Moto Q to the Storm and now its back to a Moto.

    Definitely no coincidence that the Droid X and Droid 2 are coming out this summer (Samsung probably in the fall) now that we original Storm owners are ready for our NE2. They are doing it to make us happy so we don't jump ship!
    07-14-2010 12:37 PM
  17. Comineeyeaha's Avatar
    I'm sure it was not a coincidence
    Definitely no coincidence that the Droid X and Droid 2 are coming out this summer (Samsung probably in the fall) now that we original Storm owners are ready for our NE2. They are doing it to make us happy so we don't jump ship!
    I hadn't thought of it that way, but it makes total sense. Verizon, you're full of geniuses! And I'm falling for your tricks!
    07-14-2010 12:42 PM
  18. tduffysd's Avatar
    I've carried blackberry phones for several years. I'm replacing my Tour with the Droid X. The only thing I'm going to miss is BBM. While the BB was a solid messaging device, it's OS was getting old and boring and lacked a browser that was usable. I'm sick of the constant device updates that might fix one thing but break another. I've had enough of the trackball issues.
    07-14-2010 12:47 PM
  19. volcom.airsoft's Avatar
    Leaving the BlackBerry life, selling off my Tour & Curve is going to be easy. I think it is BS that RIM's BlackBerry OS has never differed.

    OS 4.0- the basic building blocks.
    OS 4.5- a good upgrade from 4.0, bringing new features.
    OS 4.6-4.7- a minor upgrade from 4.5, some new devices/features.
    OS 5.0- not as cool as you'd think, STILL THE SAME DAMN PHONE. It looks just like freaking OS 4.5 if you ask me.

    OS 6.0- not even supporting most of the devices.

    Can't wait to say "buh-bye" to my Tour & hello Droid X.
    07-14-2010 12:54 PM
  20. VDoubleUVR6's Avatar
    Both my wife (Curve 8330) and I (Storm) will be leaving our BB's for Android devices. She'll be going with the HTC Incredible and I on the other hand will be going the Moto Droid X route.

    As others said, we'll both miss the BBM but easily fixed with an instant messenger client like GTalk. I actually can't wait for the Droid X as I'm fed up with my Storm and lack of storage for apps/emails/messages.
    07-14-2010 12:56 PM
  21. Tifoso's Avatar
    Good riddance 8330.
    Suck it 9530.
    I hope you die you POS 9630.

    Farewell my dear friend BBM.

    I have to hold out hope that GTalk will eventually incorporate group messages into the mobile app.
    07-14-2010 01:23 PM
  22. Dural's Avatar
    See ya AT&T and Bold 9000. Never used BBM once.

    All contacts and calendar items funneled into gmail. All other email accounts forwarding into gmail as of this morning. I didn't preorder the X until the last day available (the 10th) so I won't be getting mine tomorrow, but I'm ready to go and excited to try the android OS for the first time.
    07-14-2010 01:44 PM
  23. heraldo's Avatar
    I'm going through the conversion process with my local priest. Would you believe he never had a request like this before?

    Also I'm going Office Space on my Storm!
    07-14-2010 02:29 PM
  24. TurboCam's Avatar
    Chucking the Storm. OS6 videos were a letdown for me.
    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.)
    07-14-2010 03:16 PM
  25. volcom.airsoft'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.)
    XD record it, blend it & send the video to "blendtec inc." Hopefully you'll be on YouTube with the "Will It Blend" series :P
    07-14-2010 03:23 PM
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