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use evo as toy and keep blackberry as regular phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by amg1322, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. amg1322

    amg1322 Well-Known Member
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    i had multiple blackberrys and iphones before my evo. now dont get me wrong i love my evo the customization and options the games everything, its awesome. i dont miss my iphone at all but i do miss the simple text and talk and bbm of the blackberry. has anyone thought about going back to their blackberry and keeping their evo as a side toy for all the apps and occasionally throwing the sim card back into it?
     

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  2. J03

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  3. tsipa

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    Absolutely not. If I wanted a side toy, I would get an iPad.
     
  4. novox77

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    The only thing my BB did better than my Evo is the speed in which it synced my exchange emails. I also needed to flag certain emails as level1 messages based on a substring in the subject line so that I could assign an audible alert to them. This was for a company where I was in a customer support role, and needed to be able to respond to urgent issues ASAP. To date, only the BB can satisfy this need (level1 flag based on filtering criteria).

    If I were still working for that company, I would begrudgingly carry my BB along with my primary phone, the Evo. I'd only use the BB if I heard it ring the urgent ringtone.

    I see no other redeeming value in my BB that my Evo(or even my wife's iPhone) couldn't do better. Physical keyboard maybe. I was very against touchscreen typing. But now I realize it was because of the iPhone's dinky 3.5" screen that initially turned me off. I have no issues typing fast on my Evo. And now there's swype. No more pecking.
     
  5. JoshUng

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    The only thing I really miss about my Blackberry is BBM, and even then, a lot of my old contacts have since moved to other phones, so the BBM isnt' as useful as it was anyway. The physical keyboard wasn't enough to keep me there. I'd go with an Epic if the keyboard meant that much to me.
     
  6. Cobravision

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    If you go into Mail settings for the Exchange account and set it to receive mails "as they arrive", it is true push email. Unless you're go down to milliseconds, there is no difference in sync time between "as they arrive" and BES.
     
  7. hellcatt

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    the evo doesnt use a sim card
     
  8. Cobravision

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    I think he meant SD card.
     
  9. novox77

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    That is what i set mine at, but I do see lag often, usually 15-30 sec, but sometimes over a minute, where my outlook and my phone are not in sync. With BB, the delay was usually less than 3-5 seconds. Anyway, not a big deal to me anymore. I no longer need to respond instantly to complaining customers :)
     
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  10. amg1322

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    i am a she lol but yes i did mean sd card, excuse my error. i am just debating if it truly is worth going back to such a simple phone and using my evo on the side or if this is just a phase..
     
  11. uniquenameEVO

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    I still carry a 9700 bold and my evo. The berry honestly is only for enterprise mail/calendar and voice these days.

    My only gripe is somehow the touchscreen on my bold doesn't work. No matter how often or hard I smash my thumb on the screen, reminders just sit there :D
     
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  12. Cobravision

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    Maybe there's a server or network issue on your side, because I don't have any lag like that. As a matter of fact, I didn't even think it was push email because I didn't have this feature on my WinMo phone, and you'd think the Android phone would have less features, not more.

    Most of the users in my office are in Outlook cached mode, so the BB and Android users get their emails on their phone before they show up in Outlook. But I have a live connection and have done a lots of tests on this.
     
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  13. ScorpDX

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  14. Cobravision

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    Sorry about that, ma'm [​IMG] I guess I'm from a generation where all the phone nerds are dudes!
     
  15. djrottweiler

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    I dont use exchange mail but I use multaple gmail accounts and my evo actully syncs them faster then my blackberry tour. i still use both daily I use the tour for my work email and phone and I use the evo as my personal daily driver. Why do you have to give one or the other up or switch between...just use both
     
  16. brownhornet

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    30 seconds?:rolleyes:
     
  17. hitekalex

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    Blackberry.. yikes!
     
  18. Neitherfanboy

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    I have always had my EVO Exchange email set to "As items arrive," and there has always been a lag. This was not the case on the iPhone, and its the same Exchange server. I swear its something about the Activesync client android is using.
     
  19. JDubbleTrouble

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    its about over for blackberry youtube the reviews of their "amazing new torch" and ull see that theres no competition there dont get me wrong blackberrys are good but pale in comparioson to any of the latest top o the line android device
     
  20. Rob_A

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    if you want something with android on it, just get an Archos or similar device. What's the point of having 2 phones?

    [​IMG]
     
  21. xtravbx

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    I have considered going back to WebOS, but definitely not my BB. While my BB was a solid phone - WebOS was easier, cleaner, and had a much better browser.

    Don't mean to get off-topic - we're just kind of talking about different devices, what you would use instead of the Evo, etc.

    I will definitely be going back to WebOS when the next device is out. Unfortunately Palm's QC was ridiculous. But their years of handheld software development truly show in comparison to Android.
     
  22. JunBringer

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    If they made the iPod Touch in 100+GB i'd get that and have the best of both worlds, but I have way to much music to get some dinky 64GB iPod.

    I'm not into BB though.
     
  23. Thefoodman52

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    Well, first off...the blackberry makes for a very boring toy....
     
  24. skunkd

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    would never ever go back to my blackberry make sure u use handcent sms it makes ur evo so much more efficient for messaging. once i installed that i never wanted to go back.
     
  25. sean76

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    My evo is pretty much my personal everyday device, and the Blackberry Torch is attached to my business line. I have had 2 lines for around six years now, and its not a burden to me at all. The evo is the perfect size for me, and is really not that much bigger then the iPhone 3Gs it has replaced.
     
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