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  1. phandroid

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    Based on a report by CrowdScience, 90% of Android users plan on sticking with their current brand of phone while 32% of BlackBerry users said they would ditch their device for the Nexus One. If you added the Motorola Droid and other Android phones into that mix I wonder what the result would be. Oh [...]

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  2. TheSultan

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    Some of us have already crossed over :)
     
  3. DroidInWilly

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    I ditched my Blackberry Curve for a Moto Droid. Once I got a hold of the Droid I realized how outdated the Blackberries are. I'm really missing the Blackberry Enterprise, but that wasn't enough to keep me a BB user.
     
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    I have a Blackberry Curve and plan on switching in November when my contract is up. I would switch sooner, but the penalty is not worth it.
     
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    yep i was a bb addict! now I'm learning android and it is sooo much more advanced. i miss the push services though
     
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    I had a Blackberry Tour before my Droid...really no comparison! Emails and text messages were especially ugly with Blackberry :(
     
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    I just switched to the Droid from by Tour on Friday. I was a BB user for almost a decade.

    The Droid beats the BB hands down. It's far superiour in every single way ..
    .. except one: email (and related, like calendar, etc).

    It's not even CLOSE. The Droid is a tricycle and the BB is a motorcycle when it comes to the email (especially corporate) and calendar.

    Also, on a side note: no spell check? Seriously? Sheesh. Next I'll find out it doesn't do speed dials. (oops!)

    THAT SAID, I'm not switching back. I can give up the BB .. despite it's overwhelming lead in this narrow area.
     
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    I have a Curve and I am considering switching, but I don't know much about the Android OS. I am looking at either going with the Nexus One or the Incredible. Does Android not have push services?
     
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    i left my bb storm for my moto droid and im never looking back
     
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    Yes, it does have push notifications.
     
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    I have the Blackberry Bold until my Desire arrives in the next couple of days! I can't wait.
     
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    I'm jumping ship. I was happy but ignorant while I owned the Blackberry Tour. It was decent but I'm really looking forward to Android. I had two busted trackballs and had to reload the OS on the Tour a bunch of times.. genuine POS. Wasted a lot of time because the hardware sucks and the software is buggy.
     
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    I left ATT for Verizon on the first day of the Droid availability. I returned it 30 days later and re-activated my Bold 9000. I want to switch to Android, but Android phones will not forward an email with the attachments I recieve from my customers (img.tif.jpg,ecel,word, etc). The email function on my Droid was AWEFUL. I kept having to delete and re-enter my email accounts, outlook would stop syncing, attachments would not forward, i could not organize my mail from the device like I can from the Balckberry. I need a big screen phone that has great email and internet. I will keep praying for this to happen. I am thinking now about Sprints new 4g phone or the incredible, but they will likely be the same as the Droid. I DO NOT have an enterprize server or any other type of server that will assit in email. My business email is pop3 that I get from our website address/webmail and the ngo to squirrel mail when I am on the road. Outlook when I am on my laptop. The gmail syncing with AOL,YAHOO, and COMCAST did not go well. I don't think these companies are cooperating with each other. All I know is I tried like hell to make it work and Verizon told me that maybe future updates would address the problems, and motorola in India knew less about the phone than I did. What a joke.
     
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    i tried a Blackberry... twice in fact.. 9700 both times... tried to love it... but couldn't stand more than 2 weeks with it... slow... buggy... small screen... no touch (aside from Storm which wasn't available on T-Mo)... painful browsing experience... old UI... having it reboot every time an app was uninstalled... slllloooooowwww reboot time... proxy based web browsing negated the 3G data speeds... paid apps way overpriced and lack of free/cheap apps... lack of developer support...

    the list goes on and on... Blackberries are business devices, made for messaging/email/txting... they just happened to cast the eye of the consumer and it grew from there... but frankly, it's trying to be something it's not.... RIM would have to abandon their robust, secure model to provide a device on par with Android and iphone... it's that simple...
     
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    I made the switch from a Storm...so far no desire to return to BlackBerry...
     
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    Sitting here on an old curve on verizon... hurry VZ nexus one or incredible.
     
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    My first PDA was a curve, when my wife's new every two came due I used it to get the Tour and gave her the curve. Things were fine till a friend let me play with his droid. Last friday I used my upgrade to get a droid, (leaving her with the tour:) Needless to say I'm feeling more than a little guilty. If we weren't in the process of buying a house she'd have a droid too.

    So far have only one complaint. I called a friend the other day and it went straight to voicemail when I tried to end the call I could not get back to the phone screen to end the call. I spent most of the day wondering just how long a voicemail would record.
     
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    I am on a storm 2. got the droid and hd2. loving the droid and sold the hd2. now trying to wrench myself away from 4 years of BB use. no BBM is a sucker punch :(
     
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    I picked up a Tour when my previous phone broke in the fall. enjoy the blackberry well enough but will be switching to an Incredible when the time comes
     

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