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Old 05-12-2011, 10:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: Not leaving BB but looking at Droids

Originally Posted by rambo47 View Post
I tried Android with a Samsung Epic 4G and then an Evo 4G. I found the Evo was a much better experience, but in the end the email handling of my BlackBerry brought me back. jsconyers said it best. Android is great for web browsing, has some cool features like widgets, but won't last a full day with heavy usage. That big beautiful screen on the Evo is addictive, but it also sucks down the juice. Use whatever works best for you. The only way to know is to try an Android phone. Just an in-store demo won't do it. You have to live with one for a while.
I can't speak for Blackberry, but I just went from an iPhone to the Motorola Atrix. I am highly impressed. I don't think I'll be going back to Apple soon. I like Android so much better. There are many more settings options and most of the apps I want are free. For example, there is a free music downloader app that has taken the place of iTunes for me.

My favorite things about the phone are 1) the quickness at which I can navigate. Much quicker than the iPhone. I was looking for a quicker phone because I felt like my iPhone was kind of sluggish. The Atrix has a dual core processor and the speed is very nice. 2) The UI - very smooth and inuitive, and with more options than the iPhone. 3) The LED light that alerts me to messages now. 4) Last but not least, the battery life on this phone is awesome. Even with heavy usage (starting before I go to work in the morning) I am usually left with about 20% around 11 pm at night.

That's just my two cents. I think that Android is the most cutting edge. The iPhone is falling a bit behind. The iPhone is too rigid and slow with updates, while Android phones are practical, creative, and adapting.
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