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For previous storm owners that switched to the droid! Please comment!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Thomas184, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Thomas184

    Thomas184 Member
    Thread Starter

    Apr 8, 2010
    Hey guys, got a question.

    I have a Storm, I'm thinking of getting a droid to see what's it like, I do hear good things. Basically I would like to see how things are run on the Droid compared to the storm. Please people that hated the storm don't reply with the phone sucks. I like the storm has done a good job. Just want to try something new.

    I know the browser is better and the phone is faster.

    Txt or call ofcourse -Would like to know how the txt messages are sorted out.

    Typing (using virtual keyboard) - I have an easy time typing with my storm both landscape and portrait modes. I know it's still going to be a little different.

    Browser - I guess don't really need to know much about it since it's just a browser but if you would like to comment on it no problem.

    Email - Ive read that it's cluster. As in what way? Not organized?

    OS - Is there any lags or bugs that get annoying.

    Messengers - I'm on msn messenger a lot. I heard an app did come for the droid just making sure.

    bottom line is i'm very technically love gadgets!! I would like to know what to expect if I jump towards android. Don't want to get it and feel like its not much of an upgrade, but I'm sure none of you are going to say that.

    Thanks for the help guys!


  2. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!

    Nov 6, 2009
    I have had dozens and dozens of cell phones/pdas over the years and the BlackBerry Storm was my absolute favorite....until I got my Dorid. You wont be disappointed. :D
  3. DroidDO

    DroidDO Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2009
    I had a storm for a long time. I liked it a lot. The storm is much better at email. However the droid is all around much more versatile. You will truly be amazed at how fast the droid runs compared to your storm. it is a much more fluid experience. i'm very happy i made the switch. But give it some time to get use to, you will like it after that.

    Just to prove how cool the droid is, i wrote this whole post using the voice to text translation on the droid
  4. DroidDO

    DroidDO Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2009
  5. ocman

    ocman Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2009
    I had a storm since day one until the droid came out. I sold my unlocked storm for 200 on ebay so I really got my Droid for free.

    The droid does not do email like a BB but that should be a general understanding. Every other gadget out there though works on the droid and the droid SMOKES the storm.

    I have mine modded, themed and overclocked. No comparison.
  6. Caveman419

    Caveman419 Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Financial Systems Support Specialist
    Last cave on the left
    Yes, the email on the Blackberry Storm is better, but everything (EVERYTHING) else on the Droid is better. I will never go back to a Blackberry again. I have mine rooted with CyanogenMod It is absolutely amazing!
  7. eric16l

    eric16l Active Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    I have to agree with Ocman and Caveman. Nothing handles E-Mail like a Blackberry. It is what they were built to do.
    I got my Storm on launch day. I fell in love overnight. Had my share of issues with memory dumps, random reeboots, etc. I never gave up on it tho.
    I am a huge Google fan, so when Verizon released the Droid, I had a tough decision to make. I decided to get the Droid because you can return it within 30 days if you don't like it. A 1 month test drive was the thing that made me take the leap.

    I won't lie to you. I have owned a Blackberry for 10 years. There was a big learning curve for me. First few days, there were so many differences, I doubted I would keep it for 30 days. By day 10 I was getting the hang of all the new stuff. By day 20, I was hooked.

    I've never rooted, so I can tell you that even a stock Droid blew away the Storm. The device is fast, has a great screen, awesome OS, and free Google Maps with navigation. There is nothing cooler than to push a button and say "navigate to McDonalds" and 5 seconds later, have your GPS software taking you to the nearest one.

    If you use Gmail, the email on the Droid will wind up being better than a BB because it connects directly with your mail. If you move, delete, read an email, it is like you are working in your Gmail inbox.

    Overall, this device is awesome. I never thought i'd say that I am happy I switched, but I am. I don't regret it one bit.

    If you need any feature by feature comparison, let me know. Happy to help get you to convert!
  8. kramerica

    kramerica Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    West Michigan
    Hope this helps!
  9. potatolover1102

    potatolover1102 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Houston, Texas
    I still have my storm sitting on my shelf lol . I loved my storm and I love my droid. It is much faster it will blow you away. Also though since you are used to a virtual keyboard may I suggest you wait and see the incredible first just to have a comparison.
  10. kg6epf

    kg6epf Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    So Cal
    I loved my Storm except for the routine lockups requiring a battery pull.

    I do love my Droid, but there are a few things I miss when I compare the two devices...

    1. Brighter notification LED so I can leave my phone muted but still actually notice when a message comes in.

    2. Blackberry Messenger

    3. Making a handsfree outgoing call from my Bluetooth earpiece (EPIC fail IMHO).

    As far as typing, I found that using Swype is faster and more accurate than trying to use the physical keyboard (more fun too), but I like having options.

    Wouldn't go back if you paid me. Try it out, you'll be glad you did.
  11. Titaniac

    Titaniac Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2010
    I had a Storm 2 initially before I got my Droid. It outperforms the Droid in only two ways: Email AND Calendar. The Droid cannot accept .ICS appointment invitations. I'm not sure why Google has overlooked this on the droid since Google Calendar uses this online. Looks like somewhere the left hand did not talk to the right hand. Anyway, the Droid's email and calendar are ADEQUATE, which IMHO makes the Droid more of a play toy than a business tool.

    That said, let me make a couple things clear:
    1. IT'S ONE HELLUVA TOY!!!!!!

    The rest of the Droid is just that good!!!!
  12. Berkshire5

    Berkshire5 Active Member

    Apr 2, 2010
    Now that I started to get a hang of my Droid, I think I can comment. ;)

    I made the switch from the Blackberry Curve 2 (a POS by the way), to the Droid 3 days ago.

    I've never had hands on experience with the Storm, but I can tell you from one ex-Blackberry user to another, I've made the right decision with the Droid.

    For me, the touch screen keyboard was difficult to get use to, as I've had a QWERTY physical keyboard ont he Curve 2. This is still my biggest challenge to date.

    When my Droid arrived, Gmail was having issues with their push mail. I wasn't auto-syncing with Gmail for about 48 hours. You can still access Gmail, but have to manually refresh. Not a huge deal, but I wasn't use to it coming from a Blackberry.

    Gmail is working properly now, so overall, I am very happy with the Droid. Some of the apps you can download are eye-opening. For example, Moto-Torch, an app that turns the camera flash into a flashlight. You can type in a text and it'll flash as morris code!!! Useful? Probably not. Cool? Awesome? Definitely!

    Good luck with your decision.

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