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BlackBerry vs. Android

spirit22

Oct 11, 2011, 12:22 PM
Can someone point me in the direction (and or provide info directly) of where I can get a good quick comparison of the Android OS vs. BlackBerry?

I was all set to go for the BB 9900 (TMobile is my carrier) but was told to rethink that choice and I have to admit the initial sticker price on the device has made me pause. My main interest is the access to email on the go and good sound quality. I am tech savvy but do not desire a steep learning curve. I just learned about the Samsung Galaxy S II coming out for TMobile tomorrow and am now researching that device but am open to other suggestions. If anyone has left BB for Android I would bevery interested in hearing about your experience(and also why you made ...
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Prince Albert

Oct 12, 2011, 8:51 AM
I was using the Blackberry the switched to an Android. While the BBY was/is superior (imo) for email, I find I use my phone for much more than just work/business these days.

Android platform allows more consumer friendly applications...
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ilikefoodbye

Oct 12, 2011, 8:54 AM
Android does still have some email usefulness, just get the app and you can manage your email with it.
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spirit22

Oct 12, 2011, 10:44 AM
Hi,

Do you have a specific email app that you recommend? I am concerned the learning curve on an Android device would be large and I am looking to cut that any way I can.
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hobble

Oct 15, 2011, 12:46 PM
The default app works just fine for me.
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spirit22

Oct 12, 2011, 10:46 AM
Thanks. Do you have a specific Android device you like and/or specific apps?

Also, given that you were a previous BB user, did you find there to be a large learning curve with the switch to Android?
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Prince Albert

Oct 12, 2011, 6:14 PM
No big learning curve...I just missed the BBM feature of Blackberry...

I would suggest something with a faster processor...I use a Samsung Fascinate...but did use the HTC Desire.

I like the HTC products, but the Samsung has a prettier screen.
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spirit22

Oct 12, 2011, 7:49 PM
Prince Albert said:
...I would suggest something with a faster processor...


Can you (or anyone else reading this please feel free to jump in) define what you mean by faster in terms of the processor?

Sorry for all the questions. I thought I was all set to go with the new BB Bold until Sunday and now this RIM outage on top of it all is really making me rethink my choice.
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Jellz

Oct 13, 2011, 9:25 AM
I would whole-heartedly recommend it, especially since you have T-Mobile. It has a 1.5 GHz processor compared to the AT&T version which has 1.2 GHz. I have the AT&T version and love it, it's super fast. Never used BlackBerry though, my first cell was the iPhone 3GS and this is my second.
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spirit22

Oct 13, 2011, 9:40 AM
Jellz said:
I would whole-heartedly recommend it, especially since you have T-Mobile. It has a 1.5 GHz processor compared to the AT&T version which has 1.2 GHz. I have the AT&T version and love it, it's super fast. Never used BlackBerry though, my first cell was the iPhone 3GS and this is my second.


Thanks! I am headed to the store this afternoon. Given the recent RIM outage I think I am leaning towards taking the leap with this device vs. my original plan to get the new BB Bold 9900 as I just cannot deal with what seems to be an ongoing issue for RIM.

Note, my one concern is the mention of no WiFi calling on this phone. I have seen conflicting reports. Can anyone confirm whether or not this ph ...
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Jellz

Oct 13, 2011, 9:47 AM
Generally, that's a carrier thing. AT&T doesn't support it, but in my experience it's supported on most T-Mobile phones, so you should be fine.
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