On Nov. 9 I expressed by frustration with my BlackBerry Pearl.
At that time I had been considering switch phones for awhile, but I enjoyed having my smartphone too much to give it up easily, especially because I really do like the BlackBerry Operating System a great deal.
However, Thursday night was kind of the final straw.
Then I got a message in the mail from Verizon saying that since Alltel was out and Verizon was my new carrier I could upgrade my phone early with a contract renewal.
This got me thinking, and I decided to take a closer look at the Motorola Droid, which greatly intrigued me because it is powered by Google. I’m a big fan of Google and all it has to offer, so this seems like the perfect transition. After all, I think the reason I really like BlackBerry is because it can do so much more than just call and text. If the Droid can get e-mail and allow me to post Twitter updates while I write blog posts, why wouldn’t I be just as happy with a different kind of smartphone?
The Droid has a crazy-fast browser that displays the full Web site, which has been one of my bigger complaints with my BlackBerry.
And the Droid can be customized in whatever fashion I want. That means I can have different home screens that have the applications I like to use group by use, such as my Twitter and blog on the same one and different news Web sites on another. I see it as a way to make me more productive.
The only way the reviewer in the video said the BlackBerry Storm 2 beat the Droid is in the e-mail race, but as long as I can send and receive e-mails, I will be fine with it I’m sure.
My only worry is that I won’t be able to easily transfer my contacts and calendar to the Droid. That could honestly be the deal breaker, but I have basically made up my mind to switch.
I plan to go and talk to a Verizon dealer this evening in an attempt to quell any of my fears. If things go well, I could have a Droid by tonight. At the very least, I will know if I want to switch to a Droid or a BlackBerry Storm 2.