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Old October 23rd, 2010, 02:04 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Ordered a 36Hr battery on Amazon.com. Comes with the battery and new phone back to accomodate the size. Makes it a little bulky, but this way the phone lasts almost all day/night with constant business use!
Have you found an app that lets you search on more than just the Name field in Contacts? I can't find a lot of my stuff searching cause I put info in the Company field in BB where it could be searched and basic HTC Evo Contacts only searches on name!

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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
Check out Amazon.com for longer life battery for EVO. Found a 36hr battery and works great to keep me running most of day & night. I also plug in when in the car to be sure...
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Ive owned a pearl, curve, storm 1& 2.....I also owned a g1 and switched back to bb because it lacked exchange....anyway I love the evo....
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Old October 25th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #104 (permalink)
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had the BlackBerry Tour,liked it at first than got tired of it because the BB World had no good apps or any apps in general,saw the Evo and fell in love with it,and i have loved it even more since i rooted it!
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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?
I wish I could say former. I have to carry one for work. Right now I have the newest curve and before I had the world phone. Android has caused me to develop a burning white hot hatred for the BB OS.
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I had the Bold II, and thought it was a great machine. I vacillated for weeks about making the switch as I'd had many Blackberries before; 7100, Pearl, Curve, Bold and then Bold II. Nothing compares with the EVO though. I love it and will never go back. Get an extended battery, I got the Seido 3500 and it last a day or two per charge. I don't miss Blackberry Messenger, and use Handcent for SMS texting which is every bit as good. The ability to really truly browse the web as it was meant to be, the variety of quality free apps, the incredible screen and camera, and video conferencing... I was a very quick convert.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 12:11 AM   #107 (permalink)
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I had the BlackBerry 8330, then the 8530, and now the Evo...

There is simply no comparison.
I missed the BB autotext until last night when I installed Smart Touch Pro (well worth the $).

I tether because I have no cable or DSL available where I live and Hughesnet is way over-priced for what you get. On the BB 8330 I averaged .8mps, the 8530 was around .5, and the Evo is averaging 1.1 (3G). Plus, my Evo doesn't go into roaming like the BlackBerries did (same locations on my way to work).

The nearest 4G is 1.5 hours away and the probability of getting it here anytime in the next 5 years is slim but the extra $10/month I have to pay to have the Evo isn't even an issue...
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I have to carry the BB for work, first the 7100 and now the curve. May I say I'll have the nicest BB when it's time to turn it in. It'll look brand new, hardly used. People will be amazed at how there isn't a scratch on it. And wonders of wonders will be "how did you charge it with the charger still in it's clear wrap packaging"?
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I just switched from the Blackberry 8330, and Bold 9000, an I feel like I've been under a rock for years.. The difference is like the flip of a switch. The actual build quality is insane. Don't get me wrong, my blackberry has taken a hell of a beating, I've set both through their paces, but the Evo feels solid as a brick..

But since I got the Evo, I played with both of my blackberry for comparison, I don't know how I ever got used to those phones. The Evo never leaves my hands anymore. Let alone my eye site.
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Hi all, new guy here. My new EVO is on it's way via FedEx and it can't get here fast enough! I'm currently a Blackberry user, and i've grown tired of waiting for RIM to get on the ball. I'm not even waiting for my upgrade from Sprint, I bought one outright from eBay. Help me out with which apps I should grab 1st! Looking forward to droid talk with you all.
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I switched from my blackberry 9000/9700 to the EVO. I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to buy this smartphone!
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I was a former bb user. My first bb was a Storm then went to a Storm 2. Decided to try a Moto Droid but went back to bb. Just wasn't a fan of the Droid os at the time. From my Storm 2 went to a Curve then finally to my Evo. The Evo is everything I wanted in a smartphone.
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I'm a total newbie just coming from the BB Tour. I'm still in the learning curve mode having the Evo for just 8 days. There isn't a lot I miss about the Blackberry. I miss the battery life for sure, but I think once I learn more about the phone I can figure out how to customize it to better conserve battery life. Or I can just buy an extended life battery. What I'm doing at the moment is using a spare battery charger, so I have an extra (2)batteries always charged and ready to go. I also have chargers in the car and at work. I just have to get in the habit of charging more regularly.

I've had my share of weirdness in switching over, but I think these things are more flukes that actual Evo issues:

My Evo deletes all my mail at midnight for no apparent reason and that bugs me. Sprint doesn't know why and HTC has been all kinds of useless in figuring it out. They "Escalated" the issue last week and I'm assured that the advanced tech people are investigating and I'll hear from them when they have it figured out. I'm not holding my breath. While they're figuring it out, I dropped a shortcut to my webmail on the screen.

My phone also managed to duplicate every single solitary appointment on my google calendar. That was a pain, but it was also easily solved by doing a factory reset, which doesn't bother me since my contacts are instant thanks to google and there is really nothing else to do save for download some apps I also like google calendar...I really wish the phone itself had the ability to let you type in repetitions (e.g. every other week) rather than their standard weekly, monthly routine. You can define the number of week repetitions on the PC and let it sync, I just think it would be nice if you could do it on the device.

The other thing that I'm still getting used to is Swype. I love using it, but I also am at the stage where I sound like a bona fide idiot half the time because it is typing words that I didn't exactly type. Like "would love to see you" came out "roils to freer you." eeesh. I just have to be super careful and learn to check each word rather than bang them out like I used to on the BB.

I need to get a sturdier case. I do like my steinheil screen protector. In a week I haven't had to wipe the screen once. It totally keeps fingerprints off the screen (it does dull the screen a little though as it's anti reflective, too)

As for the BB... I don't miss it. The screen is too darn small, my thumbs bug me after texting/writing emails, the trackball is a colossal pain when it sticks, the phone is slooooooooooooooooooooow.

Okay, gotta get back to my evo to play, I mean learn more!
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I'm a total newbie just coming from the BB Tour. I'm still in the learning curve mode having the Evo for just 8 days. There isn't a lot I miss about the Blackberry. I miss the battery life for sure, but I think once I learn more about the phone I can figure out how to customize it to better conserve battery life. Or I can just buy an extended life battery. What I'm doing at the moment is using a spare battery charger, so I have an extra (2)batteries always charged and ready to go. I also have chargers in the car and at work. I just have to get in the habit of charging more regularly.

I've had my share of weirdness in switching over, but I think these things are more flukes that actual Evo issues:

My Evo deletes all my mail at midnight for no apparent reason and that bugs me. Sprint doesn't know why and HTC has been all kinds of useless in figuring it out. They "Escalated" the issue last week and I'm assured that the advanced tech people are investigating and I'll hear from them when they have it figured out. I'm not holding my breath. While they're figuring it out, I dropped a shortcut to my webmail on the screen.

My phone also managed to duplicate every single solitary appointment on my google calendar. That was a pain, but it was also easily solved by doing a factory reset, which doesn't bother me since my contacts are instant thanks to google and there is really nothing else to do save for download some apps I also like google calendar...I really wish the phone itself had the ability to let you type in repetitions (e.g. every other week) rather than their standard weekly, monthly routine. You can define the number of week repetitions on the PC and let it sync, I just think it would be nice if you could do it on the device.

The other thing that I'm still getting used to is Swype. I love using it, but I also am at the stage where I sound like a bona fide idiot half the time because it is typing words that I didn't exactly type. Like "would love to see you" came out "roils to freer you." eeesh. I just have to be super careful and learn to check each word rather than bang them out like I used to on the BB.

I need to get a sturdier case. I do like my steinheil screen protector. In a week I haven't had to wipe the screen once. It totally keeps fingerprints off the screen (it does dull the screen a little though as it's anti reflective, too)

As for the BB... I don't miss it. The screen is too darn small, my thumbs bug me after texting/writing emails, the trackball is a colossal pain when it sticks, the phone is slooooooooooooooooooooow.

Okay, gotta get back to my evo to play, I mean learn more!
What email are you using?

If you look in the tips and tricks sub forum you'll find a battery tweaks thread. It has some good tips for extending your battery life.
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Speaking of the BBM... Is there any app that is like BBM that will let you know once the other person received and or has read the message you have sent them like BBM? That is the one thing that my wife is going to miss since I am on the road alot and she likes to know if I have either received and or read the messages she has sent me.
For me, my friend told me about this one called "Kik". As well as that, there are also many more IM apps. I'm sure that it actually works for BB users too because one of my old friends has a BB, I think, and is on Kik. But don't quote me!
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I went from a Curve 8330 to the Samsung Moment to my Evo. Only reason I switched in the first place was because I wanted something with a touch screen and I liked the Android market.

My biggest complaint about my BB was the stupid ball getting dirty under it and it not working at times. Plus having to pull the battery when it would lock up. If Sprint would of had the Torch, I might of got then instead of the Evo even though I do love my Evo.
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I went from a Curve 8330 to the Samsung Moment to my Evo. Only reason I switched in the first place was because I wanted something with a touch screen and I liked the Android market.

My biggest complaint about my BB was the stupid ball getting dirty under it and it not working at times. Plus having to pull the battery when it would lock up. If Sprint would of had the Torch, I might of got then instead of the Evo even though I do love my Evo.

then you would still be on BB... and that would be sad.
and kicking your self in the ass.. like Kennected.. :P
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then you would still be on BB... and that would be sad.
and kicking your self in the ass.. like Kennected.. :P
LOL I see you've made me the poster child for BB converts!
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I came from the darkside as well..... BB Tour on Alltel, i had it for a little over a year and had my ups and downs with it, but overall a good device. Even living in Sioux Falls, SD which used to be a cell service black hole!! But i digress
with regard to the tour...
pros:
-ease of operation
-excellent email delivery system
-physical keyboard nearly faultless
-never had an issue with the trackball
-decent resolution on screen
-okay camera res (3.2Mp)

cons:
-lack of apps
-lack of flash
-reboot time is approximately 2.76485683 years
-ease of operation makes the ability to do specific things impossible (just like apple os'd devices)
-waaaaaay slower 2g/3g than the EVO
-$30 more expensive (even with the premium data chrg)
-blackberry email servers went down from time to time

ok, now on that last one, when i called Alltel to inq as to why i wasnt recieving emails nor could access the internet (which happened somewhat frequently) was blamed on blackberry servers being down. With that being said, the push method RIM employs for email delivery seems to be forced over the network to their devices from their server as opposed to the device having to go check for email at specified intervals. Blackberrys method, being reliant on a server, takes less of a toll on the devices battery. But thats literally the only thing that Ive found that BB does better than the mighty EVO!!!

The only con with the EVO when comparing it to the BB, is the battery, which Im experimenting with some custom roms that should help alleviate that issue. And I guess that if google could devise a better push method for email that doesnt rely on the device proactively checking the imap or pop3 clients, that would be soopah cool. Perhaps make it more like how texts are rec'd... like BB does lol
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just wait till you get it!! youll totally understand why you are so anxious to get it!! not tryin to rub it in that ive had mine since august, but uhhhh wait.... i kinda am lol YOURE GONNA LOVE IT!!!
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I definitely don't miss the long boot times with bb.
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I've been using BBs for the last 5 years. I switched because I was tired of the same OS and and I wanted more customization and a larger screen. BB's are really good communication devices. I loved how I could customize my notifications and the push email was excellent! The phones were easy to use and the keyboards were good. I switched because I wanted a better internet experience on a large screen. The Evo gives me that and more. Communication services are not as good as BB's but I can live with that because the phone offers so much more. The specs on the Evo are a big upgrade from any BB out there IMO. I have had the Evo since Friday and I am loving the phone. I wish it could have the communication capabilities of the BB but nothing is perfect.
Not sure what you're referring. I too switched from BB and if anything I think the communication capabilities are better (TIKL, GMAIL, all of the IM's, skype, Google Voice, Fring, the list of free communication apps are a mile long.
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I definitely don't miss the long boot times with bb.
Oh my God your telling me! "Crap! My BB froze while uploading a pic to facebook. I guess I don't have anything to do for the next 20 min!!!!!" I just miss the great push email and notifications for everything.
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I've been using BBs for the last 5 years. I switched because I was tired of the same OS and and I wanted more customization and a larger screen. BB's are really good communication devices. I loved how I could customize my notifications and the push email was excellent! The phones were easy to use and the keyboards were good. I switched because I wanted a better internet experience on a large screen. The Evo gives me that and more. Communication services are not as good as BB's but I can live with that because the phone offers so much more. The specs on the Evo are a big upgrade from any BB out there IMO. I have had the Evo since Friday and I am loving the phone. I wish it could have the communication capabilities of the BB but nothing is perfect.
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Not sure what you're referring. I too switched from BB and if anything I think the communication capabilities are better (TIKL, GMAIL, all of the IM's, skype, Google Voice, Fring, the list of free communication apps are a mile long.
I agree with celeste9000 in regard to ring tones. I moved my personal ring tones to my EVO and I can assign them to a contact but they only work for a an incoming phone call.

On my BB I could assign a personal ring tone to a contact and that ring tone would play when the person sent me a email, text or called. This is my one negative about the phone.

My email accounts are now in sync and if I read it online at work, at my mac at home or on the EVO itself, everything syncs.

When I had a black berry if I read an email on my Mac, it would be unread on my blackberry. It was painful. Also, I love that my contacts and tasks list (using the Gtasks app) sync effortless in the cloud.
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Interesting news:

http://phandroid.com/2011/03/03/breaking-rumors-say-blackberry-messenger-to-be-launched-for-android/
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yessir...i came from a tour...imo BB isn't anything great after android
except BBM!!!! still going crazy without it miss my bbm buddies that sucks real bad if Android had ACTUAL BBM it would be ridiculous (and yes I know it will never happen cause it isnt possible =/)

edit: GTFO!? if thats true id be ecstatic that would be INSANE
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I had the BB Curve 8350 (I think) w/ nextel. I could never go back..
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I am an old BBM user that is completely nonplussed by the news. It's supposedly a stripped down version that is coming to Android, which dilutes most of the positives of porting it in the first place.
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Came from AT&T, had the BB bold

Loved the keyboard, BBM, Email

Hated the trackball(liked at first)
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had a lot of problems with last ATT OTA upgrade to the current operating system

And I really hated the fact i was paying 126 dollars a month for a smart phone that did not seem to smart. I thought i would have to pay a ETF for leaving ATT, but they never charged me.

I am glad I switched to the EVO, 2 of my Roommates had them and i was hooked after seeing what it could do for a lot less then what I was paying per month. Rooted it, and switched roms, and im a rom addict now. lol
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I had the BB Curve 8350 (I think) w/ nextel. I could never go back..
I also had an 8350i. It was actually a pretty good phone, my first smartphone. But all my ptt contacts migrated away from bb. So coupled with the fact i got horrible coverage at my house, I also made the switch.
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I had an 8530 with Sprint, so I fortunately only had to wait the 1 year to upgrade and was itching to pull the trigger on the Evo after so many months of hearing/seeing how sick this phone is! I have had it for about a week now and still can't get over how much of a leap this phone is over the BB. Miss BBM like most others, and really, don't understand why a cross platform messenger app has not been developed yet! Other than that I am not sorry to see BB go. The future is bright with Android and the Evo!
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I had an 8530 with Sprint, so I fortunately only had to wait the 1 year to upgrade and was itching to pull the trigger on the Evo after so many months of hearing/seeing how sick this phone is! I have had it for about a week now and still can't get over how much of a leap this phone is over the BB. Miss BBM like most others, and really, don't understand why a cross platform messenger app has not been developed yet! Other than that I am not sorry to see BB go. The future is bright with Android and the Evo!

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I too, made the switch from a Blackberry. I had the 8900 Curve, which was okay, until I found out they released the 9700 Bold 2 weeks after which made the curve look like a pile of dump.

Got the Evo on Wednesday, and love it so far. The only thing I would love to be able to do, is delete all the apps I wont use on it without rooting the phone.
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I too, made the switch from a Blackberry. I had the 8900 Curve, which was okay, until I found out they released the 9700 Bold 2 weeks after which made the curve look like a pile of dump.

Got the Evo on Wednesday, and love it so far. The only thing I would love to be able to do, is delete all the apps I wont use on it without rooting the phone.

One of the many reasons why you should root
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I had an 8530 with Sprint, so I fortunately only had to wait the 1 year to upgrade and was itching to pull the trigger on the Evo after so many months of hearing/seeing how sick this phone is! I have had it for about a week now and still can't get over how much of a leap this phone is over the BB. Miss BBM like most others, and really, don't understand why a cross platform messenger app has not been developed yet! Other than that I am not sorry to see BB go. The future is bright with Android and the Evo!

There are a few cross-platform apps.
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Can't wait for the official bbm but you guys should try out liveprofile its the closest thing to bbm imo oonly thing missing is the group chat which should come soon
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I have heard of a few Evo's that have the restarting issue, and I want to give mine some time just incase it is one of them. As far as warranty goes, I don't think they would like the fact that the phone is rooted.
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I have heard of a few Evo's that have the restarting issue, and I want to give mine some time just incase it is one of them. As far as warranty goes, I don't think they would like the fact that the phone is rooted.

You can always unroot if you need to send the phone back.
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Thanks for the liveprofile suggestion. Works pretty much like bbm
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10-year BlackBerry user. I occasionally switch to whatever new hotness seduces me. Last one was the Palm Pre and WebOS. Lasted 3 or 4 weeks - just long enough to get my mail in rebate. Then I ran out (not walked - ran!) to buy another BlackBerry. I had ported from AT&T to Sprint to get the Palm Pre. I bought the 8330m, then a couple weeks later the Tour 9630. After 9 months with the Tour I upgraded to the Bold 9650. I'm still not convinced I'll stay with Android. I bought the Epic 4G thinking I just HAD to have a physical keyboard. Didn't like the keyboard on the Epic and decided to try an Evo. Love the Evo, don't miss the physical keyboard at all.

Android Pros:
Bigger Screen. 4.3" on the Evo vs. 2.8" on my BB Bold.
Multimedia features. Camera especially.
App selection.
Web browser. Always a weak spot for BlackBerry.

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Battery life. BlackBerry has great runtime vs. either the Evo or Epic.
Email handling. BlackBerry still has no equal.

Messaging remains my #1 priority so BlackBerry might just win me back yet. I'm trying out some different email programs and some have come close to duplicating the BlackBerry experience. Still nothing out there for Android duplicates it.
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ok... i have never hand a blackberry. or experienced the email warp speed thing..

but why do you all need emails to be ... so damn fast????

if speed is the issue.. why not text?

if it took an email 5-10 mins to get delivered... who cares?
it is email.. it is not meant to be instantaneous. the sender understands it might take 30 mins to a few hrs hrs to respond too.
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ok... i have never hand a blackberry. or experienced the email warp speed thing..

but why do you all need emails to be ... so damn fast????

if speed is the issue.. why not text?

if it took an email 5-10 mins to get delivered... who cares?
it is email.. it is not meant to be instantaneous. the sender understands it might take 30 mins to a few hrs hrs to respond too.
Depending on the business some people are in though, an instant email coming back is a good thing. Emails can house much more text, and add in the fact that people add attachments of all sorts of sizes; A text won't always cut it.
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Depending on the business some people are in though, an instant email coming back is a good thing. Emails can house much more text, and add in the fact that people add attachments of all sorts of sizes; A text won't always cut it.
I know and understand why email is useful ...over other forms of communications.

I was asking why does it need to be ..instantaneous ...
a few mins of lag will not affect anything ...we all know it is email and its expectations
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Had my Evo for a week now, and I am happy to say I am glad I made the switch from T-Mobile to Sprint, and exited the Blackberry App World, to enter the Android Market.

Quite honestly, there are only 2 things I miss about my Blackberry. The ability to change a downloaded files name/extension, and the app BerryBuzz. Having the ability to change the LED indicator at the top of the phone for different email accounts, facebook, sms, mms, missed calls and such was really nice.
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I know and understand why email is useful ...over other forms of communications.

I was asking why does it need to be ..instantaneous ...
a few mins of lag will not affect anything ...we all know it is email and its expectations
I hear what you are saying. To some, it does need to be instantaneous, and that's why they choose to stick with Blackberry instead of going the Android route. I have noticed with Sprint, that sometimes my emails don't go through right away, and that my mailbox doesn't always update. For some people (realtors), that can be a big issue.
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BlackBerry push email is addictive. Most folks don't "need" it, but you get used to it pretty darn quickly.

Practically speaking, if somebody needs you urgently they should call. If they need a response "soonish", text. For email, plenty of folks don't even have access during the day so sending an email and expecting an immediate response is unrealistic. However, in business if you get the email before your competitor gets it, say for a customer inquiry on a project, that lead time can make all the difference.

The driving concept behind BlackBerrys is to put Outlook in your pocket while you're away from your desk.
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