Is this the right choice for a non-power Blackberry user?


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  1. JewishMatt

    JewishMatt Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am fed up with my non-receptive, battery draining, slow and buggy Tour and plan on upgrading to an Android device whenever I can. I like the Hero the most because I don't like the Moment and Intercept, and the EVO seems unnecessary for what I want: a great Android phone that is good enough to run good software and a whole lot of mobile browsing. Is the Hero right for me? I have played with one a multitude of times and love it, and can only imagine how awesome it would be with CM6. The only thing that worries me is that it'll be a year-old device in a few months. Is this fear rational? Thanks!
     

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    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    Yes, a very rational fear. HOWEVER, if you've played with one and like it go for it.

    Just know up front that some users have what they call "significant" lag and others of us have NO lag at all.
     
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    JewishMatt Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is this because of the firmware they're running? Because I fully plan on rooting and installing ROMs like CM6 and Fresh.
     
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    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    Likely, but it could be a combination of firmware and very slight differences in hardware.

    I'm rooted and running Fresh with no problem. My only real complaints are the size of the screen (wife just got an Evo) and that the battery life could be a bit better (but it lasts all day with moderate use).
     
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    JewishMatt Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm interested in Fresh, how similar is it to Sense? Is it worth it to switch to it over Sense?
     
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    Fresh IS HTC Sense, optimized and without all the bull that comes with the Sprints ROM
     
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    I came to the Hero from a Blackberry (curve) Best choice I've ever made.. I got the phone in May (b/c I didn't wait for the evo) and I don't regret it one bit.. once I got sick of the lagging after the 2.1 update I rooted.. and I haven't looked back.

    Good luck!
     
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    Thanks for the words of advice everyone! One last question: do any of you think there will be an upgrade to the Hero coming any time soon? I love the device, but even if I love a device, if a serious upgrade comes out, I get pissed. :p
     
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    No more firmware updates for the Hero.
     
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    JewishMatt Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry, I should have been more clear. I meant like upgrades as in new devices with better specs.
     
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    Lol, gotcha.

    There will be... it's the nature of technology!
     
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    There already are, the Hero is almost a Year old already, LOL
     
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    JewishMatt Member This Topic's Starter

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    No, there aren't, at least not for what I want as explained in the first post. Not a superphone, an something non-junky.
     
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    toomuchgame441 Well-Known Member

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    Hero is a great device and its done a good job for the 10 months that I've had it. No real complaints and a great android experience (after rooting and running thru a couple of Fresh's ROMs of course). The Hero is a great device and if your really feel like its the device for you being near a year old go for it.

    But personally I'd try not to use my upgrade for it and find it cheap online for it. That way you can save your upgrade for perhaps a newer Android device that you might find interested enough in upgrading to.
     
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    If you read in the forum, they are coming out in Mid August with the Samsung Epic, and also we are told they are also coming out soon with the Hero 2, in either way there are other phones but not with Android OS but they do have other options, but either way my point is , the Hero has reached it's upgrade performance, so by the time you get into the Hero you will have already been outdated, which is true for most phones but the Hero has been out for a year now, and has already been through a major upgrade which has been causing issues for many but not all, but rooting is an option if you choose to do so like you mentioned, but it is still a year old phone which was my point, good luck
     

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