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Old 08-02-2010, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It's obviously been a while since I have posted here. I just wanted to say a few things. I was never a power user over here but I learned plenty of valuable information on my BB and smartphones in general.

First, thanks to everyone here, this is a great community and I could always find the answer to any questions I had. Forums make the world go round it seems.

Secondly, I just wanted to recommend to all BB users to give the Android OS a shot. No, I don't work for Google, but having been formerly addicted to a BB I think I can safely say that you will love Android. I was absolutely in love with my Curve and figured to be a BB addict until the day I died until I tried the Droid. It literally does every single thing better than BB's EXCEPT for the keyboard. I don't think anyone will ever top RIM's KB, especially on the Curve.

I tried an iPhone for a few months last year and took it back before I hit the 2 month mark. I liked it but I could never live with a touchscreen only phone. I went back to my BB and was satisfied until I tried a Droid in March of this year. The appeal of it was the hardware KB obviously, as there aren't many Android phones that have a KB.

I have been blown away by how nice the OS is. I can't think of a single thing beyond the KB that I miss from my BB or iPhone. Android phones had a 900% sales growth over the past quarter and by the year will be the leading smartphone platform by far.

Anyway, take it from a former BB addict. Give an Android phone a shot. There are a few more coming out with hardware KB in the next couple months that blow away anything else out there. I felt compelled to come tell my BB brethren just how good Android is.

I know I'll get a lot of 'don't let the door hit you on the way out' types of posts, but I'm just trying to help you out here. I'm sure there are a vast majority of people that will prefer BB over Android for the rest of their lives but I'm telling you, just try it. I think you'll enjoy it.

Thanks again for all the help here, and hope you all enjoy the rest of your lives!
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Enjoy, I've heard nice things about the Droid.

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Don't let the door hit you on the way out.


I couldn't resist. Thanks for being part of the community, and taking the time to share you Droid/Android experience.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yea. i'm on the fence debating if i should get an android phone or stick to bb.. I'm really eyeing on that slider though.. just cause i'm thinking. What do I really want out of another phone? apps? well I have an itouch for that... a better browser? well os6 is suppose to deliver a way better browser experience.. mmm so I don't know. I get your point. but

Don't let the door hit you on your way out! hehe jk.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I sure do miss my BB keyboard, hehe. Akos I was going to do a writeup but the link you gave me is invalid. I am browsing from my droid atm but have it set to be recognized as a desktop. It would be ironic for my droid to fail me in a post of me singing its praises! I will definitely check out OS6 as well. Unlike my iphone, I loved my curve(s), just like my droid better. Either way, both are much > iphone/ios.
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Use what best meets your needs, or whatever just makes you happy if that's what it's about for you. But that's no reason to leave the forum!
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