Made the move....buh bye Blackberry

DougFNJ

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The Verizon by my job opened at 7AM, I got there at a little after 7:30 hoping it wouldn't be a long wait so I could get it before I opened my office at 9. Lucky me, there were many many reps that were able to handle the initial crowd, I apparently got there in perfect time. Exchanged the Storm 2 for the Droid, and I am very pleased so far :D

My initial impressions:

Very happy I got pro-active and saved my contacts and calendar on my Google Account the other day as I had all of them downloaded wirelessly in my Droid by the time I walked out of the store. I was VERY impressed right off the bat with that.

The Keyboard was the biggest thing I was nervous about because of the dummy phone I tried at Best Buy the other day. The keys were ridiculously stiff, I was nervous that mimicked the actual device....good news was, it didn't. It feels like pressing the buttons on rubber calculater keys. I do now understand what reviewers were talking about with it being cramped. I find myself inadvertantly pressing the space key when I am typing a letter directly above it so words look like this (b egin n in g) It will take some adjusting on how I use my thumbs to type on it, I am confident I will get better with time.

The screen is as everyone said.....absolutely outstanding. The touch panel works great, the OS is smooth, I like it.

Coming from a Blackberry, there will definitely take some break in, I have been used to that and the old Palm OS from the Treos and Palm days, so not as simple, but yet interestingly easy (does that make sense?)

My only concern is after playing around with it in between customers, I am thinking I had a lot of programs working at the same time, the unit was very consistently warm, and the battery seemed to be draining pretty quick. I did a battery pull at lunch, charged it up again, and that dosent seem to be happening again, so I am wondering if something stayed working in the background from the initial setup.

I am looking forward to being a regular member with all of my new fellow newbies lol. I was getting concerned earlier today I hadn't seen many posts....good to see so many hopping aboard :)
 

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Glad to see you here and welcome. My battery seemed to drain fast at first as well, I charged it to full around 10AM and have had it off the charger since then. Right now I am at 70%. I agree with your other points, the biggest thing I noticed about the keyboard is that it is so off center to the left. It makes my right thumb reach across the phone more than any other keyboards do. I'll give it a week and I wont even notice anymore.
 

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I made the switch from blackberry as well. I was with blackberry for 3 years and never thought I would leave. The Droid is the illest. Don't think I am going back! I checked out the storm 2 and it absolutely just does not compare!
 

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I made the switch from blackberry as well. I was with blackberry for 3 years and never thought I would leave. The Droid is the illest. Don't think I am going back! I checked out the storm 2 and it absolutely just does not compare!

Not even close! To people that dare to say the S2 is a better device are just afraid of change.
 

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I, too, returned a Storm 2 to pick up the Droid. One question though, how do you make sure you don't have unneeded apps running in the background?
 
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Not sure if this is the way but if you go to the top banner and slide down it will show all open apps. You can select and close them this way.
 

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Dido...started out with a Pearl, got the Bold last year...just ordered the Droid...Having to wait till Monday maybe Tuesday. Went to the store and checked it out, but was not going to wait for the rebate and pay the Activation Fee...so wait I will. I am a total CrackBerry addict, but there are so many things about the Droid that caught my attention.

I really didn't think the KB was all that bad...
 

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Dido...started out with a Pearl, got the Bold last year...just ordered the Droid...Having to wait till Monday maybe Tuesday. Went to the store and checked it out, but was not going to wait for the rebate and pay the Activation Fee...so wait I will. I am a total CrackBerry addict, but there are so many things about the Droid that caught my attention.

I really didn't think the KB was all that bad...
I picked my phone up from Best Buy and got my rebate instantly. No waiting for it to come in the mail and I got instant gratification.
 

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I'm glad that they got huge inventories of these out to stores in time for the launch. I was just thinking back to the storm 1 launch... Waited in line for an hour to find that the store only had 25 units on hand and I was not in the first 25... It sounds like anyone who wanted a droid today could find one from what i've heard so far.
 

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The Best Buy that I got mine from had a ton in stock when I went in there. However, I couldn't tell you how many of them had been set aside for pre-orders. I'm just glad I was able to walk out the door with one.
 

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my store started with 60 and ended the night with 11 left , and people in line as i left ... so they sold very well
 

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Hello, I to am coming from the BBS1. i was going to upgrade to the BBS2 but after all the research i done on the Droid and reading this forum my mind was change.
 

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