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Old June 6th, 2010, 04:35 PM   #1 (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?

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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.
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Had a tour, the only thing BB got going for itself is BBM. Other then that, OS6 will not even get BB close to what 2.1 is and 2.2 is even better.
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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.
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.
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Had the BB 8830 WE. Really got tired of BB lack of features. There is no comparison BTW BB and EVO. Its like Ive been stuck in a dungeon for 3 years and now Im finally free. The only concern I had was the ability to sync to Corporate Exchange; I must say that the EVO beats my BB at this also and my company doesnt have to pay for a license since its a straight activesync connection. Seamlessly keeps my calendar, notifications, etc up to date. Thought the lack of trackball would be issue but quickly getting over it.
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Came from a BB Bold 9000. I had the first gen Iphone with the metal back in 08. But coming from a BB I feel more free. The BB OS is just limited and the lack of apps was getting frustrating. I always see coming soon for all the BB apps and Iphone and Android had it all. The browser and trackball were getting annoying and the overall interface fell old and behind its time. Don't get me wrong, I really liked my BB but it just felt old and would have been better like 5 or 10 years ago before Iphone. Maybe BB can really improve the Storm 2 or other touch screen phones....
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I am still using my Tour as primary phone. Had iPhone all along as backup. Been playing Evo this weekend. Since my emails are so important to me (have 4 emails account with associated contacts), I will keep the tour until I get to know the evo better. BTW, appbrain is a joke comparing to crackberry.
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I own a tour 9630 I added a 2nd line to get the moment back in November then bought the Evo full price on the 4th and replaced my moment for it. I actually still use my Tour 9630 I still enjoy the keyboard for texting and email but for anything else I prefer my Evo obviously.
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I own a tour 9630 I added a 2nd line to get the moment back in November then bought the Evo full price on the 4th and replaced my moment for it. I actually still use my Tour 9630 I still enjoy the keyboard for texting and email but for anything else I prefer my Evo obviously.
I agree, BB qwerty keyboards are great! But Evo's is just as good.
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I came from both a javelin and tour, I don't miss either besides bbm, the Evo is awesome
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how does the size and weight of the tour compair to the evo? I will not be getting mine in the mail till tmrw. Also as former bb users you know how great there e-mail and security is. how does the evo compair to the bb, I use gmail on my bb now and get instant notification sometimes before it actully hits my gmail in box, which is badass. I am hopeing to find a way to do the same on evo with out having to set it to check like every so offten I want it right away as I use this for buisnes also. The other thing that i am kinda worried about is the screen lock. I know on the android it has the little dot connect thing but anybody can see where you have made these marks. I love being able to have a very secure password on my bb tour by using the whole keyboard not just numbers. Any apps to fix this that anybody has found?

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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.
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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 SharpWriter...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.
Where did you get sharpwriter?
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you can get shapewriter at appbrain.com
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I cant believe how much I was missing when I switched from my BB to this EVO. Im so glad I switched and I'm not looking back.
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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...
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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 went from the BlackBerry Storm2 (for which I paid full price after dumping the first Storm). I love the Evo! The Storm2 (unlike the Storm1) is a great PDA. I will keep it since it is a combo CDMA /GSM phone and it is unlocked (good for overseas).
The hardest thing is to try not to click the screen but just to tap it (since you have to click the Storm/Storm2 touch screens to perform a touchscreen function). The Evo has the Storm2 beaten in terms of screen quality especially youtube videos. It is also a bit snappier although the Storm2 is fairly quick. The android/HTC Sense interface is quite different from the Storm2 interface too. I like both but in the long run, I will probably grow to like the Android one slightly better. If you are in a 4G area you might want to be strategic in your use of your 4G receiver to prolong battery life.
The biggest improvement in leaving BlackBerry is that awful BlackBerry Browser! I won't miss that BlacBerry Browser (i used Opera Mini instead on my Storm2......the only interface that allowed you to tap not click, incidentally , on the Storm2)

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ATT Blackberry Bold 9000. Bought it the day it came out. The AWESOME thing about switching, the cost. I was paying around $102 a month for Unl. Web, 1500 text, and 450 min. With the EVO I'll pay around $94 after taxes and such but before a 20% percent discount thanks to my employer. The bad can be lack of physical keyboard which I was really fond of. The Ugly is the fact I'll pay ETF around $90. But the awesome will far outweighs the bad/ugly.
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The Ugly is the fact I'll pay ETF around $90. But the awesome will far outweighs the bad/ugly.[/QUOTE]

Gotta love those ETFs! I had to pay $175 for going from ATT to Verizon (I will be getting $80 of those $175 back due to a settlement of a class action suit vs ATT). Now I will owe $95 to Verizon for jumping ship again. I am going to stay put this time though. Given that it once took Verizon (DSL) nearly 2 years to reimburse me $20, they had better be happy to get $25 per month for 3 months and $20 for 1 month (ETF over a 4 month period).
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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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I'll be exchanging my Bold 9650 for the Evo..I don't know what possessed me to get the Bold in the first place..after playing around with my cousin's Evo, I definitely had to have it! Should be getting it on Tuesday!
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I have a Tour 9630 and will be keeping it as my primary phone until Otter Box comes out with a case for the EVO. I added a 2nd line to get the EVO. I may keep the EVO as my home phone and the Tour as my work phone, the message handling is very hard to beat. The capabilities of the EVO are 100 times the abilities of the Tour but at work all I need is a phone and messaging since I am normally too busy to play and am surronded by computers. Thinking about dumping my ISP at home and using the EVO for home internet since thats included in the plan.
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Switching from a Blackberry Curve 8310 on AT&T. The difference is more extreme than night and day! The curve was slowly dying ever since I bought it, tons of software bugs, I never downloaded any apps, kept it vanilla, updated and it was STILL dying, a lot of times I couldn't zoom in or use the camera because it was having a bad day! I also don't miss the physical keyboard, it's much simpler with a touch sensitive slab. I can type much faster with the touchscreen keyboard than I can on the physical keyboard. The speaker is the biggest difference hardware-wise imo, the curve speaker is HORRENDOUS.

Customization is the huge thing. Android is so flexible, it's really use to use, it looks great.

Basically I love my EVO so much and I don't like my old blackberry. Don't wanna rip on blackberrys but they have lots of problems, slow, and the software is very antiquated. Not to mention they have a billion more blackberrys coming out each with barely an indication of difference from the other generations.
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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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bb 8100 to this awesomeness

2 huge differences
the pearl weighs 3 ounces, the evo weighs double that
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I was a dedicated BlackBerry user for 9 years. So far, I am loving the EVO, but there is one thing missing that really bugs me... There is no spell checker on the EVO! Pretty lame. I've hunted around for third party solutions, but can't find a spell checker that will work with Gmail. Lame!
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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...
Ditto!! My feelings exactly. I switched from a BB 8530 to the Evo and I'm not looking back. Love this phone and I still haven't even scratched the surface of what it can do.
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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.
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Being able to easily see and quit running apps...
But being able to use more than 3 apps and still use the phone is pretty sweet though LOL
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Storm2 owner here. Evo is all good will never look back! Worth every penny of my ETF with Verizon!
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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 own a 8330 as well and am expected to get the evo tomorrow...i would think its a night and day difference. The newer phones such as the 9700 might be a little tougher to switch to an evo from but the 8330 is a dinosaur compared to this phone...cant wait to get my hands on it...
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I'm a former 9700 user, agree it was a helluva phone. I've been asked why I switched, because I've gone cold turkey after 5-6 years a BB user. I think the BB is an idea BB and communication device, but the EVO is more of a mini-laptop,and I've moved (as a user) beyond anything OS 5.0 has (or will in the near future) have to offer. No regrets and never going back. miss BBM; but that is it.
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I'm a former 9700 user, agree it was a helluva phone. I've been asked why I switched, because I've gone cold turkey after 5-6 years a BB user. I think the BB is an idea BB and communication device, but the EVO is more of a mini-laptop,and I've moved (as a user) beyond anything OS 5.0 has (or will in the near future) have to offer. No regrets and never going back. miss BBM; but that is it.
Yeah BBM is the only thing I will miss, but I'll get over it very quickly!
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I was going on eight years with Blackberry. Came off of a 9630 on Friday morning. I am thrilled with the change. Pretty much everything is better. Only complaints I've had:

1. I love the Tour keyboard, and touchscreen is quite a transition. I also played around with third-party keyboards and ended up going with Shapewriter, which has helped a ton. I think I might be faster on Shapewriter than I was on the Tour physical keyboard, but I have to be looking at the device. On my Blackberry, I could hammer out long emails without looking down at all. When I get a little lazy on the EVO, I notice scattered typing errors.

2. Notification LED. I used Berrybuzz for Blackberry, had custom LED notifications for practically everything that could happen on my phone, and always knew exactly what was going on with half a glance. On the EVO, I haven't found any way to get similar functionality. Even worse, the LED is permanantly lit when the phone is on the charger. So, if you're charging, you have to wake up the phone to know if there are new messages. There might be apps out there to help with this. I haven't searched extensively. But I miss knowing what's going on with a slight glance out of the corner of my eye. Maybe I'll stop seeing those phantom flashed I used to see.

3. Spellchecker. Why not? I want all communications checked before sending even more than when I was using a physical keyboard because I have much less faith in the accuracy of my typing now.

Aside from those three gripes, this has been a wonderful and extreme upgrade from the Blackberry. I'm using the native gmail app--I rely on google services for pretty much everything--and I love having full control over my inbox and all other labels and archived mail. I love how smooth the contact and calendar integration are as well. And then there are hundreds of things I'm already doing on this phone that Blackberry is nowhere near being able to do. I'm a very happy convert

EDIT: I do have a couple of friends who have been confused about why their BBMs aren't being delivered and, after hearing I am no longer on BLackberry, have insisted that we are no longer friends. I've been telling them to download Google Talk for Blackberry.
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EDIT: I do have a couple of friends who have been confused about why their BBMs aren't being delivered and, after hearing I am no longer on BLackberry, have insisted that we are no longer friends. I've been telling them to download Google Talk for Blackberry.
My point exactly! I told all of my BBM contacts to just download google talk, and besides, we follow each other on twitter so we'll still be able to communicate with one another. The act like it's the end of the world because I'm leaving Blackberry. Sheesh!
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Went from BB 8900 to EVO. Only thing I miss is BBM and even then not that much. Overall much happier with the EVO than BB.
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bold 9700 user here (formerly 9000, iphone and 8300)

the facebook app on android is the suck. this is my only gripe as of now.


i still have my 9700 while i test out sprint for the 30 days.
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bold 9700 user here (formerly 9000, iphone and 8300)

the facebook app on android is the suck. this is my only gripe as of now.


i still have my 9700 while i test out sprint for the 30 days.


oh, i miss BBM too (i had 85ppl on my list)...but the important ones use gtalk as well so no biggie there
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I came from an 8330. I love this phone but I do miss my BB. I miss being able to adjust sounds for every little thing, the battery life, my physical keyboard and the dependability. I don't feel like I can depend on my Evo... (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.
This is the only thing I found for the Droid.

pMessenger

But I have not tested it yet.
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Battery Life, LED Notifications, and Keyboard are the only things I miss.
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I switched from BB Curve to the Evo. Whole new world!! I was concerned about the battery life but so far it is at least comparable to the BB. Emails were easy to setup, had an issue with Comcast email (took 2 days to start receiving) but all is good.
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This is my second attempt at switching from Blackberry to Android. (First attempt was from an 8830 WE to a Hero... I wanted to love the Hero so badly, but it couldn't keep up with me and the only way for me to delete texts was a complete hard reset, so I got rid of it).

I'm switching from a Tour (9630).

Pros:
*BROWSER! The Blackberry browser is like being stuck with dialup. The Evo is zippy!
*Versatility/customization.
*Apps.
*The OS doesn't make me feel like my phone is a dinosaur. Sorry... RIM just is WAY behind.

Cons:
*LED. I really miss being able to change the notification LED for different types of messages. I also miss how BIG and BRIGHT the LED was on the blackberry. I keep my phone on silent when I'm at work, so the LED was my way of knowing when I have a message. The blackberry one would grab my attention even if I saw it out of the corner of my eye... this one I have to really stare at to see if it's flashing or not.
*Maybe battery life? But it's really not THAT bad... definitely not as bad as everyone says. I'd say this is neutral.
*Another neutral sort of thing: I do miss my physical keyboard a bit, but I'm sure I'll adjust.

The Blackberry was great because it was dependable. When I had a hero, it was not dependable. But the lure of android is that you can do SO MUCH with it... it's a computer, not a phone. Blackberry OS is limited. I'm hoping this Evo will combine the dependability AND versatility. So far, so good!
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This is my second attempt at switching from Blackberry to Android. (First attempt was from an 8830 WE to a Hero... I wanted to love the Hero so badly, but it couldn't keep up with me and the only way for me to delete texts was a complete hard reset, so I got rid of it).
I don't feel so bad now! This, too, will be my second attempt at switching to Android from Blackberry. I tried the Hero and just couldn't put my finger on what I didn't like about it, so i went back to the Tour. But once I get my Evo, I don't see myself going back to Blackberry.
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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.
I think this looks promising. They have their own servers and issue you a PIN so they can track IM's like BBM. I have not tried it but if I get an EVO, then I probably will.

pMessenger

Info on their website about what it can actually do was hard for me to find. But I dug around on Friday and found that it does do D and R indicators. I don't remember where I found that maybe on their twitter or facebook site.

Good luck

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So I bought my Evo, and LOVE this thing. It replaced my BB Tour. I'll keep the tour just because I bought it because I needed a world phone. So when I leave the country (at least 2 times a year), I can use the phone abroad. But funny thing...after buying the phone, I was using the OEM charger because I had it on me and I was staying at my partner's house. Well last night, I went back to my house and was staying there. So without thinking, I plugged it into my charger on my night stand (the OEM BB charger) and went to sleep. This morning, my BB alarm went off (wasn't fully shut down so it turned itself on for my work alarm) and I looked at my Evo and the battery was completely dead! So apparently the BB micro usb charger doesn't send enough power because my battery was completely drained. How ironic that the BB saved me while the charger killed my Evo battery. I just though that was pretty entertaining.
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So I bought my Evo, and LOVE this thing. It replaced my BB Tour. I'll keep the tour just because I bought it because I needed a world phone. So when I leave the country (at least 2 times a year), I can use the phone abroad. But funny thing...after buying the phone, I was using the OEM charger because I had it on me and I was staying at my partner's house. Well last night, I went back to my house and was staying there. So without thinking, I plugged it into my charger on my night stand (the OEM BB charger) and went to sleep. This morning, my BB alarm went off (wasn't fully shut down so it turned itself on for my work alarm) and I looked at my Evo and the battery was completely dead! So apparently the BB micro usb charger doesn't send enough power because my battery was completely drained. How ironic that the BB saved me while the charger killed my Evo battery. I just though that was pretty entertaining.
That's very strange indeed. I have been using my Blackberry charger (yep, the one that came with the Tour too) as well, and I haven't had a single problem. I liked the blackberry charger better because the cord is longer. Maybe yours wasn't plugged all the way in?
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how does the size and weight of the tour compair to the evo? I will not be getting mine in the mail till tmrw. Also as former bb users you know how great there e-mail and security is. how does the evo compair to the bb, I use gmail on my bb now and get instant notification sometimes before it actully hits my gmail in box, which is badass. I am hopeing to find a way to do the same on evo with out having to set it to check like every so offten I want it right away as I use this for buisnes also. The other thing that i am kinda worried about is the screen lock. I know on the android it has the little dot connect thing but anybody can see where you have made these marks. I love being able to have a very secure password on my bb tour by using the whole keyboard not just numbers. Any apps to fix this that anybody has found?

thanks for any help!!!
I'm coming from a Blackberry Tour 9630. I had a Otterbox Commuter case on my tour, so the weight between the tour and the EVO are very similar. Sans the case, Tour is slightly lighter. Size wise, of course the EVO is longer and wider, but the the Tour is definitely thicker.

Blackberry was terrible in terms of media and web browsing, even 3rd party browsers could not save it. You'll see a world of difference in speed, quality and resolution there.

As for the keylock issue, get yourself a anti fingerprint/glare screen protector and you wont have to worry about the 'marks' for others to see.

I'm still using the same wall/computer/car charger my Tour used, and all seems to be functioning correctly with my EVO.
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I've also been using my Tour OEM charger, and I have yet to see this thing fall below 20% with lots of usage.

Just decided to take a look, and I'm at 86% right now. I've been off the charger for about five hours. I'll admit that it's not great. But it certainly isn't as terrible as it's been made out to be.
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