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Old 07-03-2010, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 8330 and a HTC droid, really like the touch screen

How is the Storm2 9550?

battery life?
durability?

8330 dying and the choice is a company approved only 8530, 9630, or 9550

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Old 07-03-2010, 04:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't have personal hands on experience, but have a friend and colleague who had the first Storm and now the new one. He liked the old one and is more than happy with the new one. But I advise you go to a shop and play with each one. Just personal tastes can sometimes outweigh technical stuff.
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I suggest you read through the 9500 section and see what users have to say. Also go to Verizon and take one for a test drive. I think you can use it for 14 days, pay for your use and a restock fee if you give it back.

From what I have read about the 9550, some love it and some hate it. I think the main complaint is the on screen keyboard.

No experience with the Droid, although I hear the soon to be released Droid X is pretty impressive.
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I have a 9550 and like it very much. The touch screen took some getting used to but I like it, batter life is good and the memory is very good. Try it at a Verizon store. It is a good phone.
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Originally Posted by raptorwwlh
I have a 8330 and a HTC droid, really like the touch screen

How is the Storm2 9550?

battery life?
durability?

8330 dying and the choice is a company approved only 8530, 9630, or 9550

thanks
Well I also owned the storm 1 before getting a storm 2 and even though the first storm was very buggy I still enjoyed using it. When the 9550 was released I already knew the problems that existed with the first one were fixed. But is just my opinion.
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Loved the Storm 1 so much that I am getting a Storm 2 this week. But DubDub was right, regardless of our thoughts, test drive one on Vzw before you decide!
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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raptorwwlh,

I have owned 9530 and for the longest time intended to transition to the Storm 9550. Until I handled a Droid. The platform I manipulated was a co-workers Sprint Evo. The immediate allure was a vibrantly colorful display with more landscape. The Droid also gives you the desktop experience of a computer. It's snappy and truly a touchscreen delight.

It really depends upon your application. Above all, the Storm is a Blackberry phone first. It's substantially more Blackberry than it is touchscreen oriented. You get all of the rock solid Blackberry services first, with the touchscreen aspect as a secondary aspect spliced onto it. At the time I purchased my Storm, it was what I felt to be the best touchscreen device available to me on Verizon, as well as the hot new product. I will never dog my Blackberry Storm. It served me quite well for nearly 2 years and I do not regret the experience - even after having to tinker with beta OS builds to get her running right.

I've taken a lot of flack in this forum, mostly for being honest. However, I think objectivity is important in a forum when it comes to helping someone avoid getting sucked into a contract and being unhappy over the long haul. With that said, I will say this.

If you are using the phone for personal and recreational purposes, coming from the Droid to a Storm 9550 will be a bit of a step back. Not from the standpoint of email, calendar, and business applications. Basic Blackberry services are IMPECCABLE. But for a device that is extremely customizable, with a large colorful screen, camera, etc, etc, the Droid is going to pull well ahead of the Storm 9550, in my opinion.

I want a phone that will compliment me on the business and social side. I am an extremely social creature and I put my celly to task. I send emails / sms / mms frequently. I upload photos to Facebook daily. Because of this photo and video quality has begun to matter more. Basically I am 40% business and 60% social with my device. For me, the new Droid X on Verizon seems custom made for my purposes at this time.

If you are compelled to try the 9550 I encourage you to do so. If you are predominantly business oriented, go Blackberry. If you are a social creature thrilled by touchscreen technology, lots of landscape, customizability - just go hold one of the newer Droids and the angels will sing. But go to a VZW store and perform a side by side comparison. Examine how the each phone transitions, manipulate the icons, and run the internet. I guarantee you, without question, you will know immediately which direction you will want to go.
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XelhaBB, great advice. That is what I did and love that Droid, but too Blackberry!

raptorwwlh, let us all know how you lean when you get ready / or have picked one!
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