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Old June 7th, 2010, 11:29 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Not many Bold 9700 users out there. Now that was a phone. Too bad I don't e-mail and I'm not a businessman. EVO IT IS.



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I still carry my 9700. It is bar non the best I have had in the BB world, and I have had most of them since the 8703.

My personal phone was a curve (and q9c, and treo pro). It's a toy for me, and it's now an EVO. I completely LOVE this thing. For my use, I now have the perfect combo. The BB is rock solid, and now that I play less than ever on it, the battery is untouchable. The EVO is great. Better battery than my q9c or treo had, better everything than all three put together.

I may never learn to type on it since I love the voice recognition.

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Old June 7th, 2010, 11:39 AM   #52 (permalink)
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If you switched to an EVO from a Blackberry - can you post here - with the Blackberry Model, and the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, of switching?
Came from a Curve 8330. Here's my opinion, FWIW:

Good:

FAR better browser
FAR better selection of apps
More personalization available
Can do most things faster/better once I've figured out how to do them
No more Blackberry thumb

Bad:

Battery lasts about half as long
Can't do anything one-handed anymore
No personalized LED notifications - REALLY miss these in a cube farm
Vibrate not as strong - I can't always feel it through my purse
No BBM :-(
Keyboard takes some getting used to

Also, some really basic things are completely non-intuitive. For example: app switching. Took me forever and forum search to figure out that if you hold down the home key for several seconds, you can see your 6 most recently accessed apps. There have been several little things like this that drove me mad until I figured them out... not cons as much as passing annoyances.

Overall I'm glad I made the switch. I think things like working my way through some of the new apps and the upcoming Froyo OS will improve my experience.
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I had an AT&T Bold 9000 for work, and I got my Evo on Friday.

I am pleased with my Evo, and since it is my personal phone, I don't need it for my hardcore emailing like i use my BB.

What I do miss is the physical keyboard. This is my first touchscreen phone, so I am getting used to not being able to type without looking. I could text out paragraphs worth of emails without looking (and usually while driving) on my BB 9000 with no errors. I have swype on the Evo and I am getting faster, but I don't think I will ever match my BB Bold speeds.

I also miss BBM. However since I am not using the Evo for work, I don't really need to know if someone read my message, and all my friends are on google talk, so it doesn't really matter.

Edited to add that I also miss the LED notifications. I have BeBuzz, so I loved that every contact and program has a different LED light.

Over all I love the Evo, but the Blackberry Bold 9000 will always be my tank of a work email machine.
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I switched from a BB 8330. I enjoyed it but am absolutely in love with my EVO. I love how I am constantly learning new things. I love how with the proper widgets you can fully customize your phone. The possibilities of the EVO are just insnae compared to a BB. I will never go back unless BB comes out with an open source Software.
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Switched from the Curve 8330 to the EVO. The transition couldn't have been more seemless. There was a slight learning curve (no pun intended) with typing but now I can bang out texts on the EVO just about as fast as I could on my Berry. I won't be missing the crashing I'd get on my Berry for having too many apps open as my EVO handles them like a champ. Anyone that's owned a Curve knows how frustrating doing simple tasks that don't involve messaging can be when the phone gets into one of its moods.

I too am leaving a Curve and couldn't agree more! I am thankful to be back to a touchscreen and while I am still getting used to the size and weight of the phone, I am LOVING Android.

I was a bit concerned about push email, since I am an author and like to keep up on my book emails during my teaching day, but so far I am using K9 email and it is working out pretty good.
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I switched from a Curve 8330 to the Evo.

Initial impressions are positive ... As just about everyone else has said, the browser is much better, and the overall multi-media experience is awesome.

That being said, a few things that I'd put in the "con" category
- As has been mentioned, I miss my flashing LED notifications

- The default Mail/Messages clients can't show me a unified display of all my messages in one place. (I'm sure there's probably an app out there that fixes this, but I haven't spent too much time looking for it)

- Battery life is quite a bit worse. I work in a building that has pretty weak cell coverage. I can usually get a signal. At the end of a work day, my BB bat was depleted, but still usable. Yesterday, at the end of the work day, the Evo bat was depleted to the point that the phone turned off ... despite having put it in Airplane mode for ~2 hrs mid day to conserve battery power.

- Stock alarm clock won't let you use stored mp3 files as the alarm tone. (again, I'm sure there are apps that will, but I haven't discovered them yet)

Having to buy a new car charger was inconvenient, but not unexpected.
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I had a BB 8310 with ATT and then unlocked it for Tmobile and I also had a G-1. I shattered the screen on my G-1 and had to go back to the BB. I honestly missed android so much i used the shattered screen instead of my BB.. Blackberry has amazing email and BBM. other than that there is nothing better. they're slower and the lack of touch is annoying
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I had an AT&T Bold 9000 for work, and I got my Evo on Friday.

I am pleased with my Evo, and since it is my personal phone, I don't need it for my hardcore emailing like i use my BB.

What I do miss is the physical keyboard. This is my first touchscreen phone, so I am getting used to not being able to type without looking. I could text out paragraphs worth of emails without looking (and usually while driving) on my BB 9000 with no errors. I have swype on the Evo and I am getting faster, but I don't think I will ever match my BB Bold speeds.

I also miss BBM. However since I am not using the Evo for work, I don't really need to know if someone read my message, and all my friends are on google talk, so it doesn't really matter.

Edited to add that I also miss the LED notifications. I have BeBuzz, so I loved that every contact and program has a different LED light.

Over all I love the Evo, but the Blackberry Bold 9000 will always be my tank of a work email machine.
I'm 56 years old - not quite at Jitterbug stage - but like a physical KB. Here's the issue. I had the Tour. Actually 2, 3, or maybe more Tours. Great KB - but the OS kept crapping out. So, I finally downgraded to the Curve 2. Nice trackpad, better OS (at that point, but the KB sucks. I'm thinking that, at this point, an Evo's virtual KB would be better than the Curve 2's physical one.

The phones were all exchanged through the Geek Squad Black Tie program at Best Buy. I'm a Premier member - with an upgrade in September - and Sprint keeps telling me to talk to Best Buy because they did the exchanges. I explained about the issue with the SPRINT OS Upgrade - of course - they know nothing of any OS problems. In fact, the guy at Sprint on the phone asked it I took the Tour back to a Sprint store. UMMM - Yes Sir, I did. And. Well sir, they said that since the problem happened after the 30 days, go to Best Buy. . .
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switched from BB 8330 to the Evo...as a Phone and email receiver the blackberry did its job good...as everything else it SUCKed...i was getting tired of not having a touch screen, absolutely no apps, and the browser was Horrendous!...which is why i am completely blown away by the Evo...Everything has improved over 100% from the blackberry...
This is my exact experience - Android/Evo just does everything else better.
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Bold 9000 ex-user here. 11 years with RIM. I really loved their products once upon a time but they have fallen way back in the advancement category. Their devices do too little and do it too slowly.
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Old June 8th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #61 (permalink)
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If you switched to an EVO from a Blackberry - can you post here - with the Blackberry Model, and the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, of switching?
Just moved from Blackberry Curve 1 (8330) to Evo... this is my 1st touchscreen device and that is the biggest hangup so far...

My impressions:
  • Typing on the EVO's on-screen keyboard isn't as bad as I thought it would be... I'm getting used to it.
  • The search button in the lower right hand corner of the phone (when in portrait position) is awful. I've hit it about 1000 times already -- I guess this is where I gripped by blackberry. Wish I could turn that button off selectively (there is probably an app for that - haven't look yet)
  • With the BB I used Outlook 2003 on my laptop and all the data went straight into the BB via sync very easily. On the EVO, the HTC Sync app only syncs the outlook calendar and address book. So far I haven't found a way to sync the Task List and Notepad (memos) from Outlook into the EVO. Again, there is probably an app for that but I haven't looked.
  • The EVO is much faster -- with a 1ghz processor it better be. The Curve 1 wasn't as bad as other BB's (as far as being underpowered processor wise) but it definitely was no speed demon either. The EVO's speed (and maybe Android is leaner and after than BB, I dunno) is noticeable and enjoyable.
  • My BB used a mini-usb and the EVO uses a micro-usb so I need to get new cables...
  • With the BB I had a xxxx@sprint.blackberry.net inbound email address and on the EVO I have a yyyy@messaging.sprintpcs.com inbound email address. XXXX is a username picked by me. YYYY is my 10-digit cell number.
All-in-all, I haven't found any deal breakers as far as missing functionality.
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former crackberry curve. granted, it was the bottom of the line model, IMHO RIM doesn't have anything on HTC/Droid.

love my evo!!
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Former Blackberry Pearl. Loved it. Miss it.

However, You can't really compare any model BB with an EVO--two completely different creatures. They're designed for different things. That said--No way I could ever leave my EVO.

Biggest problem i've found so far:
I can't do a ONE WAY SYNC with my EVO!!! BB Desktop manager let me set the direction of data for synchronizing. HTC Sync won't let you.

How can I put all my calendar items from work on to my EVO calendar, without the EVO dumping all my personal calendar events into my Outlook work calendar for all my coworkers to see?
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I had a BB curve. It was great..I loved the keypad. But when you are paying for the net, the EVO deliver so much better. Emails with pics..web pages..apps..everything is far better on the EVO.

I hate touch screens for texting and emailing. The BB keypad is awesome. To ease this pain, I got swype, and I have to say that finally converted me to touchscreen. Definitley get a swype keyboard or you will go nuts.
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I'm ANXIOUSLY awaiting the EPIC 4G release.
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Former Curve and Storm user here.... NO REGRETS WHAT-SO-EVER!

EVO is faster, snappier and just plain "in-line with today's technology". The 7 home screens, and the overall customization, puts the EVO leaps ahead of BB devices.

That being said, some things I had to get used to (very briefly) were:
- the lack of a spellchecker before messages are sent (I can't understand why this simple feature is not present)
- I do believe the BB calendar events feature has a better scheduling component to the EVO's (which is why the BB's are more business driven than the EVO or other makers)

Perhaps, someone else will find some things they did on their BB that they now cannot, or have to do "differently", on the EVO. But when compared to overall functionality, design, and sizzle, EVO is clearly the winner.

I also believe the EVO hurdles the iPhone. I know this is for another debate and many will weigh in. My wife has had an Iphone now for several years, so I always had time to play with it, set it up, get apps, etc, etc. I still favored my Storm over the iPhone, but was a bit "jealous" of the coolness of the iPhone. Now that the EVO made it to our household, my wife can't wait for her contract to expire with ATT&T to make the jump. In fact, Sprint's Family Plan on the Everything Data KILLS MOST OTHER PLANS - REGARDLESS OF CARRIER. A total win-win!
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oh.... and the camera!!!! WAY BETTER THAN ANY BB's CAMERA I HAVE EVER USED!
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The only thing I miss from my BB Tour is the calendar. For example, the BB calendar would allow you to have an event repeat weekly, every MWF from Aug 25 - Dec 17. This was perfect for putting my class schedule in my calendar every semester and the Android calendar doesn't allow you to do this. I haven't found an app that allows you t do it either.

Besides that I don't miss anything from BB. I didn't use BBM that much so it wasn't an issue for me. I love how many free apps I have and how much better the internet is. I use swype so I don't even miss the keyboard
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Is it feasible to use google calendar and gmail as your phone calendar and mail apps using the Evo? Also, none of the comments mentioned the tethering/laptop internet service. How is it for practical use? I travel a lot and the hotel networks are more frustrating than useful. I tried using a T-Mobile Rocket. HSPD+ gives good throughput in the 3 - 6Mb range. I popped the 5Gb cap in two days, so I took it back. I use Mozy to backup my MBP while traveling. I live in a 4G service area so home/around town use should be good. How is the internet service outside of a 4Gb service area. Does it use HSPD+ to aggregate multiple 3G circuits to give a near-4G experience?

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I had storm 2 the evo is just on a whole new level.
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I came from a Pearl, loved BBM and the fact that I could chuck the thing across a room and it would be completely unharmed.
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Is it feasible to use google calendar and gmail as your phone calendar and mail apps using the Evo?
Yes. You can setup a Google account to sync, just as you can an Exchange account. I have both Exchange an Google setup, and my calendars from both show together. I actually have my Exchange calendar, as well as 14 Google calendars syncing to my device. It works very well, as long as you don't edit an existing appointment. There's a bug in the calendar app.

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Also, none of the comments mentioned the tethering/laptop internet service. How is it for practical use? I travel a lot and the hotel networks are more frustrating than useful. I tried using a T-Mobile Rocket. HSPD+ gives good throughput in the 3 - 6Mb range. I popped the 5Gb cap in two days, so I took it back. I use Mozy to backup my MBP while traveling. I live in a 4G service area so home/around town use should be good. How is the internet service outside of a 4Gb service area. Does it use HSPD+ to aggregate multiple 3G circuits to give a near-4G experience?

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You can tether wirelessly. However, you probably want to think about what you'll be doing with it ahead of time. Do you want wireless tether? If so, you'll need to root or pay the Sprint $30 fee.

If you're looking for USB tether options, there are apps that will help you achieve this, or again you can pay Sprint. You can achieve USB tethering without rooting.

Your speeds will vary with coverage. It's really impossible to provide you much information there. I've seen anything from excellent speeds north of 6 Mbits, to speeds that equal diap-up. It all depends upon the coverage and your signal. You won't use multiple 3G circuits.
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I switched from the Blackberry 8900 on T-Mo's network. So for me, I took several huge steps with this move.

1. EDGE (2G) to 3/4G
2. Much larger device with a higher screen resolution to include touch screen
3. No more annoying trackball
4. Much better operating system (and I was running 5.0)
5. Much more apps
6. MUCH BETTER BROWSER EXPERIENCE (yes, I'm yelling this one)
7. A kickstand
8. HTC Sense UI

The only things I wish the EVO had that my 8900 provided are-

1. I had several friends with BB's and BBM was our choice form of connection. I'll get over this.
2. Native customizable settings for device profiles and apps (I.E. setting the length of vibrations for email, sms, phone calls, etc.). I've been playing around with several different apps, but nothing gets close to my 8900 options.

It took me several hours to get use to an Android OS, but I think I got it now. Also, I highly suggest installing a 3rd party keyboard like Swype or ShapeWriter...which, I use the latter. This will make the change from a physical keyboard seamless...I mean, I think I can crank out messages faster then I could on my 8900...for real.

Battery life...I had great battery life with my 8900, this has yet to be determined on my EVO...ymmv on this.

All in all, it was well worth the switch. I just hope RIM will get off their laurels and catch up before it's too late.

Heh, Me too!
I have been using swype till it expired yesterday, now im using a trial of slideIT. I can't seem to be able to buy the paid version not sure why.

The only complaints that I have about my evo, is that when im on the phone with someone, if i get a text message, the alert is so loud that it about deafens me. I like the loud alert, just not when the phone is next to my head.

The way blackberrys' contact list worked was also good, there was a field for company information, and say i needed to call my budweiser rep, i could start typing budweiser and that would tell me the rep's name (cause yeah i forget names alot....) Now I have to remember names.

I love my evo tho, I don't have to mess with the picky trackball, and browsing is soooo much better, and texting is easier than a keyboard with swype style apps.
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My trial swype beta expired yesterday too. I just deleted it and then downloaded it again. Make sure you go back into settings and make it your default keyboard, and be aware that you have to run the tutorial to regain full functionality. I would be happy to pay for Swype, but apparently it's still not possible. Until then I'll just continue to download the beta.
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I never thought to re download it. For that matter, I can't remember where I got it. Where did you download it?
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Full screen youtube (& actually being able to watch youtube without constant problems), as many apps as you want without slowing phone down, no longer waiting 5 minutes to load pics, flash support. These are just a couple things that came to mind.
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use to have a tour, and the one thing i don't miss is having to do battery pulls almost everyday to fix issues.
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I had a curve for 2 years and the thing I miss the most is the keyboard. IMO that's the only thing that the EVO could use, a physical ******* keyboard. I've had my evo for about 3 months and although I can type much faster than 3 months ago, it's still no where as fast or intuitive as BB keyboard.
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jlemus have you tried swype or slideIT or shapewriter ?
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Sprint bold user here,I just decided to get the best of both worlds and added a line to my account,,walk with both devices and couldn't be happier..
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its Blackberry Curve 3G 9300 with 3g, wifi ,320*240 color display,11 hours standby battery support and GPS support.
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A friend of mine is an ex Blackberry Storm user.

YouTube - The frustrating Blackberry Storm.

The Blackberrys can be great phones until one tries using them in China. Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile smartphones all work fine in China, but not Blackberrys. Well they can to be made to work after a fashion and a very stiff monthly premium for Blackberry service from China Mobile.
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The only thing I miss from my BB Tour is the calendar. For example, the BB calendar would allow you to have an event repeat weekly, every MWF from Aug 25 - Dec 17. This was perfect for putting my class schedule in my calendar every semester and the Android calendar doesn't allow you to do this. I haven't found an app that allows you
Google calendar handles this quite nicely. Set up repeating events from a PC.
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i came from a 8900 to my evo. the only things i miss are BBM and battery life. other than that, i think the evo is my favorite phone ive ever owned. and ive owned alot of phones.
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Well with ATT I had the bb 9700 bold well it was stupid interface is horrible internet is even worse and don't get me started about the apps. The only ok thing was email and bbm well my phone stopped working and guess what rim and att just told me sucks for ya. At the end my email was not even working. I switched and I could not be happier. The only ugly thing is battery life and that will be fixed when I get myself 2 extra batteries. I would like to say bye bye ATT and hope I never get to see your false advertising
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Upgraded from the Nextel 8350i. There is no comparison. Unable to watch video content from the web and screen too small to browse the web. Basically the Blackberry is a Corporate/Government workphone for productivity. The Evo is a multimedia solution for everything. Getting ready to put the old Blackberry on ebay. The only feature I miss from the Blackberry is you can set the time for your device to turn on/turn off at a selected time weekdays and weekends to conserve your battery from accidental stay ons.
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Hello,
I have owned a BB 8830, 8330, and for a week a BB a 9650. With the 9650, I was just wary of when OS 6 was going to be released for it.

I wanted an Evo when I purchased my Evo, but having been with Sprint since 1999 and seriously considering leaving, they offered me a free 9650. I got really lucky and was able to exchange my 9650 for an Evo straight up.

Aside from Battery Life, the Evo has been superior in all ways for my uses.
I am just glad that Sprint finally has a Phone like the Evo as they often lagged in respect to having desirable Phones.
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I used to have th Tour and I really thought about getting the new Bold ( same freakin device just with wifi and a trackpad ) and when I saw the Evo - I said I'm done with BB - I have never been happier - I dont miss my BB at all - the only thing I miss is speakin to my peeps on BBM and its a shame their is no cross platform chat program.
not sure if this was addressed yet or not, but there is a cross platform program...it's called kik! click --->Kik - Face-to-face texting it's sort of unreliable on the older blackberries (ie it crashed my boyfriends verizon 8330) but it's pretty neat! and it looks like iChat. hope this wasnt redundant!

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OH! & yes i used to use the sprint version of the Pearl, then I most recently had the tour. i was in LOVE with my blackberry...then the Evo came out and there really is no comparison

my BB did prove superior when I was studying abroad in China for a couple weeks this past summer and I could use BBM while I was there for a flat rate on my plan But I dont plan on going anywhere else for a while sooo my Evo is just perfect
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The only feature I miss from the Blackberry is you can set the time for your device to turn on/turn off at a selected time weekdays and weekends to conserve your battery from accidental stay ons.
Don't quote me on this, but i think that "there's an app for that". Sorry for the saying, but I do believe that there is.

That is one great thing that was nice to help save battery life.

Anyone?
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If you switched to an EVO from a Blackberry - can you post here - with the Blackberry Model, and the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, of switching?
Was using a BB Tour. My buddy got an Incredible & after I saw its possibilities I upgraded to a Hero with Sprint. Moving contacts, calendar and info over was a breeze! I installed Google Sync which took care of my contacts & calendar as soon as I booted the Hero. Use Catch notes to sync my notes..on the BB synced my notes with Outlook from outlook I pasted into the online version for Catch and notes instantly appeared on my device. Gmail for email syncs itself.

Google Sync (contacts & calendar) have to be done before you turn off the BB!

Its a night and day difference between OS's.

Android based on linux is as smooth if not better than BB was. There are so many apps and the phone is more customizable. I am running CM6 2.2 Froyo which replaced 2.1 Sense and could not be happier. Being able to move apps to the sd card in the settings menu saves a ton of space. More stable kernals with battery tweaks. Battery life is roughly 12 hours of heavy use & 24+ with moderate use, the non Sprint kernals rock!

Phone has wifi tether, free! Camping or in the woods I can leave the cell phone in the vehicle receiving cell signal off a Wilson booster turn on wifi and able to do homework and submit assignments 30' away from my vehicle in the middle of no where. Bluetooth allows me phone calls.

There is so much more Android does, you choose how far you want to take it.

Apps, BB apps have to be approved by RIM. Android apps are in the market after a quick Google overview.

For my business would I choose Blackberry or Android for my employees..#1 Android **WINNER**

Would I go back to BB.. NO

BB works very well and will continue to serve the people who choose it. I now choose Android.

Android is a learning curve coming from BB. Figuring out how it works and the simple things to keep my phone running smooth with great battery life has been a huge help!
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I switched from a BB Tour to the EVO, the two things I miss is the keyboard and the battery life, (the email at first but now I love the email on this phone). Im sure I will forget about the keyboard real soon, and as far as the battery I think if I used the EVO like I did the BB I would not complain but I can't keep my hands off of this phone.
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ATT BB8310 user, everyone else in my company has upgraded to either 9000 or 9700 models, but I'm keeping my 8310 until it dies. My EVO is now the phone I use for everything I can unless I need to respond to company emails - although with wireless tether I don't need to have my BB for corporate email. I'm still faster on the 8310 keyboard, but only marginally so. All the features of the EVO blow away the 8310 except the keyboard. As far as battery life is concerned I bought a set of extended 3000mah units with a wall charger, battery life no matter how much I use the phone is no longer an issue.
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used a Curve 8330 for 2 weeks(wifes old phone) before picking up the Bold 9650 on Sprint on release day.

Bold 9650 Pros: Keyboard was really nice, display was pretty crisp. Messaging and Email are very intuitive imo and works well. Facebook app.
Bold 9650 Cons: Surfing the internet is useless. Lack of decent games.

Would I use it again? Yeah i'd definitely take one if I could tether it like my evo4g, i'd pickup an iPod Touch or something and use that for browsing/gaming etc. However...why use 2 devices when I can just use the Evo4g.
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BB Storm 1 to EVO. Best phone I've ever owned thus far.
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Came from a Blackberry Tour 9630 for Sprint.

Miss the keyboard.
Miss the battery life.
Miss the better camera*

*Better for pic messages and just everyday pictures. I still think the EVO takes horrible pictures that aren't anything outside in sunshine.
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Came from a Blackberry Tour 9630 for Sprint.

Miss the keyboard.
Miss the battery life.
Miss the better camera*

*Better for pic messages and just everyday pictures. I still think the EVO takes horrible pictures that aren't anything outside in sunshine.
p.much how i feel about the Bold9650. Camera was quick to focus and took really nice shots. The keyboard was just amazing to use.

Evo takes terrible shots unless overly bright. Anything in regular room or mid day indoor pictures w/out lights on and it's blurry regardless of what you do in settings.
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I never thought I would give up on RIM and Blackberry. I had a great plan with Sprint including free BIS service. I have been with them almost 10 years. I have been waiting for something innovative from Sprint and that damn clam shell BB was the last straw. I switched from the Tour to the EVO two weeks ago and I am so glad I did. I don't understand why people think BB is such a great device for email. The EVO syncs up to my Outlook at work with no issues. Everyday the touch screen keyboard is easier to use. I travel quite a bit and rely on my phone a lot for email.

I am not comfortable rooting my EVO yet so I did add the PdaNet for tethering to my laptop and it works great. The only thing I miss is BB Messenger. I know many of the guys I work with are all about to ditch their BBs for Droids. If you are on the fench about this...just do it! You won't reget it.
Oh...and I love this forum! I started reading here as soon as I debated between the EVO and the Samsung Epic.
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