2 months with the Vibrant - wanted to like itSupport


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  1. YMark

    YMark Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Two months ago, I gave up my Blackberry for the Vibrant. I really wanted to like this new platform, but it is still a long way from mature.

    - The Android platform shines when it comes to apps. No complaints there.
    - Swype is awesome. I never thought I would like a touch screen, but SWYPE makes typing on a touch screen easy.
    - Vibrant screen is amazing

    Reasons I'm heading back to a Blackberry:
    - The Vibrant battery life flat out sucks. Even shutting down battery intensive tasks doesn't give me a full day. This is a deal killer.
    - While typing on the touch screen is a breeze, I spend half the day cleaning the screen. A real smear magnet.
    - Mail on the Android is nowhere near prime time. K9 sucks as well. I don't care what anyone says, mail on Android can't hold a candle to RIM.
    - On the other hand, browsing the web on a BB can't hold a candle to Android. Mail is far more important for me.
    - Syncing with Outlook is a bigger pain than it is worth.
    - Google Calendar is a joke. A high school programming project gone bad.

    I have a couple more weeks until TMO gets the new BB. Maybe my mind will change. This is the shortest time I've ever owned a phone. I just wish I could learn to like this.
     

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    Reasons I'm heading back to a Blackberry:
    - The Vibrant battery life flat out sucks. Even shutting down battery intensive tasks doesn't give me a full day. This is a deal killer.


    Agreed that I do miss the battery life of my Curve, but I do use my Android more than I used my Curve so that might be the reason why. There are some tips on the forum for improving battery life if you look.


    - While typing on the touch screen is a breeze, I spend half the day cleaning the screen. A real smear magnet.

    I haven't used my Vibrant without a screen protector but I installed the Realook first and agree, it was a magnet for fingerprints (can't compare it to a naked screen though), took off the Realook because of problems I had with it and installed a Steinheil Crystal Clear protector and some fingerprints still show but nowhere near as much as Realook.

    - Mail on the Android is nowhere near prime time. K9 sucks as well. I don't care what anyone says, mail on Android can't hold a candle to RIM.

    - On the other hand, browsing the web on a BB can't hold a candle to Android. Mail is far more important for me.

    No idea as I just sync Gmail and it works fine for me.

    - Syncing with Outlook is a bigger pain than it is worth.

    Don't use outlook so I have no idea.


    - Google Calendar is a joke. A high school programming project gone bad.

    I actually just started messing with Google Calendar today (syncing with my phone) and it seems ok, I'm sure there are better programs on the market to suit your needs though.
     

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