1. ConnorD's Avatar
    Hi, it's been a long time coming but I'm finally jumping ship and joining all you android users, more specifically the Galaxy s3 32gb! I get the phone tomorrow and cannot wait. I've resisted the urge to go down the iPhone route, which a lot of my mates have done. The leap from my old curve is going to be huge and I think i'll finally feel like I have a smartphone haha
    neiljay6 and funkylogik like this.
    10-30-2012 03:50 PM
  2. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Gratz. I did the same thing as you are when I got rid of my Torch 9800 and got my Evo 3D. I've never looked back, or sideways to the iPhone. :P
    10-30-2012 04:11 PM
  3. BMIC50's Avatar
    Welcome! There is a lot that the GS3 can do, so feel free to ask questions and search the forums for your curiosities. There are a few getting started guides that you should also read that may help you get acquainted.
    10-30-2012 04:11 PM
  4. funkylogik's Avatar
    +1 youre in the perfect forum for someone new to android, theres (nearly) no patronising egotistical fcukwitts here.
    a lot of the forum are new to android so theres no such thing as a stupid question

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    hossman12 likes this.
    10-30-2012 04:22 PM
  5. GlennTX's Avatar
    Having made that leap myself (from my crackberry) I can honestly say that you will enjoy the change!
    10-30-2012 05:53 PM
  6. JincksLotus's Avatar
    I have also jumped ship form a crackberry 9900 to a S3. Never been happier with a phone.
    10-30-2012 06:34 PM
  7. funkylogik's Avatar
    check out the homescreen thread in "stickies" for the customisation thats possible OP if you have an artistic side and want a unique phone

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    Phantomlynx likes this.
    10-30-2012 06:45 PM
  8. Srambo217's Avatar
    Celebrate by recording a video of you blowing up your blackberry with your galaxy s3.

    Sent From My Rooted/Modded SGSIII - If I've helped you please click 'Thanks'!
    funkylogik likes this.
    10-30-2012 08:13 PM
  9. beanctr10's Avatar
    I. Moved on as well got really tired of the wait and after my wife changed from her iPhone to a SGIII and saw how much she loved it I decided to give it a shot. I do miss my track pad and keyboard but I know there are ways to customize my phone. I do love the large display and the speed is unbelievable. Blows my 9800 out of the water.

    Sent from my cm_tenderloin touchpad using Android Central Forums
    10-30-2012 11:14 PM
  10. funkylogik's Avatar
    Celebrate by recording a video of you blowing up your blackberry with your galaxy s3.

    Sent From My Rooted/Modded SGSIII - If I've helped you please click 'Thanks'!
    microwave

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    Srambo217 likes this.
    10-30-2012 11:19 PM
  11. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Celebrate by recording a video of you blowing up your blackberry with your galaxy s3.

    Sent From My Rooted/Modded SGSIII - If I've helped you please click 'Thanks'!
    Beware Blackberry! IMMA FIRIN MY ANDROID BEAM! *pew pew blackberry destroyed*
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    10-30-2012 11:21 PM
  12. mssca's Avatar
    I sold my Bold 9900 and got a S3 few months ago. I am so happy with this phone and looking forward to install JB.
    funkylogik likes this.
    10-31-2012 12:13 AM
  13. funkylogik's Avatar
    Beware Blackberry! IMMA FIRIN MY ANDROID BEAM! *pew pew blackberry destroyed*
    S-Beam

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    Srambo217 likes this.
    10-31-2012 12:14 AM
  14. Phantomlynx's Avatar
    I did too; had a 9900, and loved it, but the S3 is much more versatile and using the net is far better. It has taken a couple of weeks to customise it to my taste. I recommend:-
    • Get a gmail a/c and sync contacts and diary from BB
    • Download Profiles (you'll need something like this)
    • I use Astrid For tasks
    • I use aCalendar
    • Use folders for your home screen essential apps
    • And then play... It's the only way to learn
    ConnorD and Pundre like this.
    10-31-2012 06:04 AM
  15. trucky's Avatar
    I think you'll find a lot of Crackberry lurkers here. Blackberry was a good platform in a lot of ways and there are still things I miss, but we're all smart enough to know there are 13 ways to do most anything. Welcome to the dark side, muahhh ha ha.
    10-31-2012 06:53 AM
  16. Mal Payne's Avatar
    Just did the same thing. After using a Blackberry for 7 years, I moved on to a much better and usable technology. I hate typing on the S3, but all the things I love about it far outweighs the typing. For instance, being able to actually browse the internet for the first time is a great plus!
    01-04-2013 03:31 PM
  17. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Before nuking your BB, or anything else, wait and make sure Android is for you. Not all BB users seem able to make the adjustment to the very different way Android does things. If you decide you prefer BB, that's fine, no one will criticize you for it. Unless, of course, you decide to be one of those who comes back here to tell us everything that's wrong with our phone.

    Good luck, and enjoy.
    01-04-2013 10:39 PM
  18. jcp007's Avatar
    I transitioned from a BB 9810 in June 2012 and have never looked backed. This is not to say that I won't take a look at BB 10. If it doesn't contain any major game changing features, then I will probably stay with the GS4 when it is released later this year.

    Sent From My Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet
    01-05-2013 10:26 AM
  19. Gloglo's Avatar
    Me too. Walked away from my bb in July and love s3. Android is amazing platform
    . Only thing I hate is this typing. Swift key app helps. I man I love those bb. Keys...... Oh well.. I use voice opt a lot.
    01-05-2013 12:11 PM

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