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So... what did you like best about your Blackberry?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by godsdragon, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. godsdragon

    godsdragon Well-Known Member
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    I had about 5 Curves and the last one was a Tour. I liked the Tour the best, but customer service at Verizon sucked! Plus they stuck my wife and I with a steep bill...

    How about you? Anything you liked best about your BB? How about what you hated about it?
     

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  2. USofPlutarchy

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    Had/have a storm 1 and bold for work. Bold is perfect for work, but the storm was pretty much garbage after a while. A couple things that drove me nuts about the storm were the lack of updates to compete with the android/iphone, selection of apps and how I ran out of memory after I installed 10 apps lol.

    I'm surprised you had a problem with the customer service at Verizon. I had a problem with my SMS/MMS bill and a person at corporate contacted me to take care of it and have always gone out of their way to make sure I'm happy.

    I was really committed to staying with RIM too...but oh well.
     
  3. jeffm1000

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    Likes: My company pays the bill.
    Dislikes: Everything except the fact that work pays the bill.
     
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  4. gruss

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    email setup and ease of use. Miss the very easy to do "mark prior opened" and "delete prior"
    Unified Inbox
    BB Messenger
     
  5. sandersmr

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    What the above poster said - especially the easy of prior delete and ease of set-up. I'm currently searching for a reason why my aol mail is not updating on my Droid automatically. It will when I press "Load New Messages".

    And I had no problem with Verizon CS. But I usually go to a nearby Verizon store.
     
  6. Wuzz Ranger

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    I have a 8330 Curve from VW. It was good for what it could do...then I stumbled on to a Droid Forum site. I knew I was in trouble once I registered here.
     
  7. WV_ANDROID

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    I just switched from a storm 2 now i have a moto droid and the biggest thing i miss is the email.
     
  8. gruss

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    SURETYPE!!!! Oh how I'm missing that. It was almost as good as moto's iTap but with a compact qwerty it made it better all around. Nothing else comes close in predictive text, and of course I couldnt find the compact qwerty on the droid so i don't know if they use iTap on there or nothing since it has a keyboard.
     
  9. sensesfail99

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    I miss how well the predictive text worked (suretype) on the storm and bbm.

    I dont miss the huge ass bills from vzw, the lack of memory on the phone, crappy customer service, having to exchange the phone for manufacture replacement 4 times in less then a year.
     
  10. gruss

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    All my BBs have been rock solid? even the pearls with the exception of that stupid trackball. easily replaced though, and I think i can still type faster on the storm with compact qwerty and suretype than on any other phone I have tried. two handed anyway.

    Still on Alltel plan here, so yeah i'll agree with ya on VZW's prices...
     
  11. sensesfail99

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    go to Swype | Text Input for Screens and download the beta for your phone. Its way faster then suretype on the storm :)
     
  12. gruss

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    I'll take a look. Work with portrait or full only? I really dislike full qwerty on phones. I'm strange I guess.
     
  13. gruss

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    Well I don't know if this is any faster buy kind of cool.
     
  14. sensesfail99

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    Really? I think its just as fast as suretype, if not quicker. :)
     
  15. gruss

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    Only gave it a few minutes. I'm pretty quick on the compact qwerty and there is definately a learning curve with swype. I'll play around with it off and on.
     
  16. sensesfail99

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    the only thing i dont like about it is no custom keyboard colors
     
  17. gruss

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    Uninstalled swype, just couldn't get the hang of it. I mean its cool and I see the appeal for some but I was never any faster with that than on the compact qwerty...oh well.
     
  18. photorolandi

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    Had the BB Bold, and just switched to the N1 with the same carrier. Miss the keyboard on the BB, but it's a trade off for the super browser on the N1, the fast speed, and the fact that it doesn't seem to lock up as the BB did.
     
  19. sensesfail99

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    hows the keyboard on the n1? I just switched from the mytouch3g to the iphone and unless 2.1 for the mytouch does amazing things for the keyboard, I wont be returning.
     
  20. gruss

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    Traitor! Wish there was an emoticon for that pod people noise!
     
  21. photorolandi

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    The keyboard is responsive, though sometimes a bit too sensitive. I miss the predictive text of the BB, but the n1 has a spell check feature which tries to guess at what you are typing/entering and can save you time or keystrokes in finishing the word. Also, I like the speech to text feature; though it is still experimental (beta, I think), it can become the real winner.
     
  22. TheSultan

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    I loved the keyboard on the Curve 8330....the Tour 9630 wasn't as nice..but that really was what I miss the most!
     
  23. Jceinc

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    keyboard by far

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  24. Podar

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    How about being able to pull the BB out of the holster, push a button and it made a call and didn't mute or go to speaker phone. That's what I miss.
     
  25. bcaroline

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    Compared to Android, downloading and using ringtones was much easier.

    I have prob 20 ringtones on my SD card and I can't access any of them. :/
     

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