Pro's & Con's of switching from a.....General


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  1. secretLOVER

    secretLOVER Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This threads purpose is to eliminate all the "vs/switching" threads.

    Let everyone know the pros n cons of switching from your old phone.


    Blackberry Storm 9530:


    Pro:
    1. Not having to push the screen.
    2. Being able to select objects in corners.
    3. The auto save for your "text spelling".
    4. Being able to turn off the camera "snap".
    5. The speed.
    6. etc.

    Con:
    1. ...... uhh.....
    2. Etc.




    Does anybody have any "con's"????
    List your pro's and con's of switching to the Incredible......
     

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  2. snuggles

    snuggles Well-Known Member

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    Nothing comes close to this phone!

    One con, the ability to increase font size for everything.

    Incr rocks!!!!!
     
  3. Piercing Heavens

    Piercing Heavens Well-Known Member

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    Not having to worry about the battery. Just the thought that it will die if I use it during a long day with no charge.

    Volume rocker doesn't change songs either ; ;

    Those are what i miss from my 9530 storm.
     
  4. TPR300C

    TPR300C Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I miss from my storm is the customizable LED notification light. I liked being able to change the color. The Incredible only has red and green so even after root we wont have too many options. Besides that the storm doesn't compare to the Incredible!
     
  5. sontaikle

    sontaikle Well-Known Member

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    from a Dumbphone (LG EnV)

    Pro:
    Internet in my pocket!
    Awesome phone!
    Lots of apps!
    Send and receive emails!
    twitter and facebook!

    Cons:
    Battery Life
    Uh...I guess I could put lack of physical keyboard but I don't really miss it..
     
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  6. Jakaro

    Jakaro Well-Known Member

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    Pro, no more battery pulls daily
    um the internet works!
    no more 9 minute boot times!
    oh yeah, and an app market with 50,000 plus apps!
     
  7. andreezy

    andreezy Well-Known Member

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    The one and only con was losing my unified message box. and I am still getting used to having 3 mail boxes...

     
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  8. nightfishing

    nightfishing Well-Known Member

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    I liked the click screen; much more intuitive than pecking on a touch screen, IMHO. But, Swype tops them both by a mile.

    Pros:
    1. Hardware/OS/Software/Firmware etc (generations ahead of RIM)
    2. App selection/pricing
    3. browsing experience

    My battery life is close to where I was with my S1 (and much, much better than I was with the S1 for the first six months of it's release). Standby/Idle battery life is nowhere close, but that is usually irrelevant for me. I haven't "needed" to charge my Inc (w/1750 Seido) during a normal workday in a few weeks.

    Cons:

    1. Message handling (bb wins this one by a significant margin)
    2. no pin messaging/bb messenger (may or may not effect you, for me it meant an extra $5 a month for a text plan.)
    3. LED/notifications (bb is a caddy, Inc is a toyota)


    And that is about it (6 weeks on Inc, 10 yrs on BB). My quick and dirty BB detox plan:

    1. Profile Profile - Android app on AppBrain
    2. K-9 Mail Downloads - k9mail - Project Hosting on Google Code
    3. Handcent Handcent SMS - Android app on AppBrain

    and (of course) Opera+Opera bridge ;)

    Opera Mini 5 browser - Android app on AppBrain

    OperaBridge - Android app on AppBrain
     
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  9. TheGoatLantern

    TheGoatLantern Well-Known Member

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    I like the fact that I don't have to do a battery pull 5x a day. I do miss bbm though, seeing as how most of my friends were either bb or Iphone users. Although I'm starting to convert people to android ;)
     
  10. mrjinglesusa

    mrjinglesusa Well-Known Member

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    Download K-9 Mail and you can have unified inbox.
     
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  11. Peanutbutter_N_Jelly

    Peanutbutter_N_Jelly Active Member

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    For me the pros cons ratio is like 97:3.
    Only things I miss are...

    -Facebook pushed notifications
    -Sound profiles
    -The ability to change tracks (in the stock media player or Pandora) with a longpress of the volume up/down key
     
  12. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the sound profiles. Used to have a 9550 which was easy when setting profiles. But honestly, the learning curve for the droid wasn't too bad
     
  13. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member

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    Pro: Being able to make calls again and not getting made fun of for having T-Mobile.

    + everything and anything at my fingertips - insert evil laugh.

    Con: Can't think of any? Oh.. my higher bills and hidden charges :eek:
     
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    secretLOVER Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    What u switch from?
     
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    jamor Well-Known Member

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    T-Mobile - was $49.99 for unlimited minutes. Hidden charges were small. But you get what you pay for.

    Verizon's coverage is totally worth it but it's tough getting used to shelling out the extra bucks when I'm trying to save up. ;)
     
  16. Kentl53

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    Just switched from BB Storm to Incredible ---- Incredible is "incredible" it handles exchange email via active sync flawlessly. BB was okay, but Incredible and activesync works every time and syncs immediately. It also syncs contacts with Ford Sync very well. BB did not. I am really really impressed with this phone.... Internet is much faster with the incredible then it was with the storm.
     
  17. Blackrad11

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    i am switching from the storm to the Inc how can i transfer my contacts for free at home ?
     
  18. sail4fun201

    sail4fun201 Well-Known Member

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    Switching from LG Chocolate 3 Dumbphone

    Pros: Everything
    Cons: No physical keyboard (ehh)
    $30/mo data plan

    Pros heavily outweigh the cons in this case i think
     
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  19. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member

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    Switching from Blackberry Tour 9630 w/Camera

    Pro:
    • Web browsing is so much nicer, BB browser sucked
    • Screen is so much sexier
    • $30 data plan gets much more utilization
    • Android app store is great
    • Call clarity seems better
    • Far less sluggish

    Con:
    • Battery life. Went from 3-5 days moderate use to 1 day moderate use.
    • Keyboard. HTC Keyboard, Smart Keyboard, Better Keyboard, Swype, Shapewriter, etc. don't compare to the accuracy and speed I could get on a BB keyboard. I have to type ~half the speed to avoid missed letters (despite the preview pop-up still showing? what gives?), and typing without looking is pretty much impossible.
    • Call volume. Might be clearer, but my BB was almost twice as loud both in earpiece and via a headset or bluetooth device.
    • Email. Blackberry one box fits all was way nicer in functionality and features over what I get on HTC Inc.
    • Camera. BB Tour 9630 3.2MP camera shot clearer photos easier than HTC Inc which seems to me to just be a crappy sensor being overloaded with 8mp of noise.

    End result: Keeping HTC Incredible as I can live with the battery life, call volume, email, and camera. Keyboard will hopefully be remedied by either root customizations or just rolling my own replacement when I get the time.
     
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  20. Dsoto87

    Dsoto87 Well-Known Member

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    Seriously? I was a blackberry user before I switched to a previous HTC phone. My girlfriend currently has the curve, I have the incredible. I tried using her phone after using swype for the past month and just cant get back into it. That moment I told myself I would never NEED a physical keyboard ever again. Granted you can type pretty fast on a blackberry, swype does have an edge. I can also one hand it a lot easier.
     
  21. burningembers

    burningembers Well-Known Member

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    Yea. I find Shapewriter > Swype, and swiping to be great for one-hand.

    But none of the keyboards offer the speed I'm used to, nor the functionality. If I type too fast it will still show the letter preview pop-up, but never actually compute that I typed it. So I have to purposely type slow enough for it to keep up, which bugs me.

    I also don't like that it switches layouts/views for symbols - I would prefer being able to hit an ALT key and then another key to make commonly used symbols, then store the rest of the symbols in an alternate view.

    Better Keyboard is the worst at this, the symbols above the keys in the Qwerty view don't even match the layout of the symbols on the keys in the Symbol view, what is that about?

    Smart Keyboard let's you turn off pop-up preview, which I think has let me type a little faster without missed keys - but its word prediction doesn't seem to be as good as BK or HTC's default.

    It's just my personal opinion, I'm kind of picky about the features and functionality of my UI...
     
  22. thicket

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    I made the switch from the first storm...I don't even want to SEE that phone again. Several battery pulls a day did me in! This Incredible could smell like sewer and I would still love it ;)
     
  23. secretLOVER

    secretLOVER Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    What kind of PHONE!? :)
     
  24. gocardinals

    gocardinals Well-Known Member

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    I'm coming from 9530, and have had my Inc for 4 days. So far, I am underwhelmed and missing my Storm. I'm sure I'll get used to Inc. Just being honest. Battery life is poor, sound/call quality is poor. Kind of disappointed after waiting for 3 weeks.
     
  25. secretLOVER

    secretLOVER Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Wow. Sarcasm? J/k

    How in depth are you going with the incredible?

    Not being a prick BTW. I'm intrigued by your opinion. List ur pros and cons please?
     

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