Love My Smartphone

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Real Estate Agent with Granville, Newark, Heath, Buckeye Lake & all of Central Ohio

I used to love my Blackberry, I was an addict for sure. Blackberry could do no wrong, well except for the ball sticking. So, when I was eligible for an upgrade I had no doubts about getting a new Blackberry. They fixed the ball problem, so it should be perfect now!

Within the first day of having my new Blackberry, I was having problems with it not sending text messages through. I called those people and asked them to text me, still nothing. Blackberry has come out with a new operating system and it was suggested that the new operating system would correct any problems I was having. I downloaded the new OS and it was very different. I was honestly mad, I don't understand why they would change it so much. I got a Blackberry because I liked it and knew their system, but they changed it. I sent it back.

If you have a Blackberry and you don't like change, I suggest you do not download the new OS!!

I knew I was going to get something with a Droid OS. I considered iPhone, but it costs a lot more and I am not one to get something just because everyone else is. My husband has the Droid X and my daughter has the Droid 2, so I was able to see those and compare. A friend has the HTC Incredible and I met with her and checked out her phone. I decided to go with the HTC Incredible. The Droid X is bigger and heavier, and the Droid 2 is even a little heavier.

I love my HTC Incredible, it's an all touch screen and it does everything my Blackberry did, only better and faster. It took some getting used to and I had to learn the Droid system, but I'm so glad I did. It's connected directly to my gmail, one touch and I'm in my inbox. If I get an attachment in an e-mail, I can open it up quickly and view it on my phone. Zooming in on the document is done with a reverse pinch.  Internet searches are very quick as well.

The GPS on my phone is actually better than my GPS. If I've discussed a property in my e-mail or scheduled a showing and got an e-mail confirmation, the GPS already knows. I start typing in the address and it pops up with the address from my e-mail. When I'm driving, it speaks clearly and names the roads. If I make a change in my route, it recalculates the route in seconds. And best of all, it doesn't make me look stupid by taking me the long way when I have clients following me.

The camera on my phone is better than my camera. Granted, my camera is old, but why would I buy a new camera when I carry one with me everywhere I go?

I hear a lot of complaints about the battery life and I do have to charge my phone a couple times a day. I have a car charger and an electric charger that can also be plugged into a computer, so I've not had a problem getting it on a charger when it's needed. When you consider all it does, it's just a little computer. You wouldn't expect a computer to work all day without needing charged. If that's the only complaint, the cure is just an attitude adjustment away.

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  1. Wallace S. Gibson, CPM 05/10/2011 05:22 AM
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Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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I L♥VE my Sprint Android EVO * I read Drudge Report, check e-mails, get appointment alerts....AND it serves as a phone!  It is a HotSpot for my Acer Ancroid Tablet

May 10, 2011 05:22 AM #1
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Chris Smith
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Tracie, I have a Blackberry, and though a smartphone, it doesn't compare with my wife's new IPhone4...

May 10, 2011 05:49 AM #2
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Trang Beuschlein
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Tracie, I recently upgraded from a Blackberry to an HTC Inspire.  I like it a lot but had to get used to using the touch screen.  I still cannot type as fast on it as on the Blackberry because I think I have fat fingers--when I touch one letter, the phone recognizes the letter next to it.  I'll have to ask my kids for some tips.  :-)

May 10, 2011 06:41 AM #3
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Tracie Cope
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Thanks for the comment and the reblog Wallace. 

Chris, after using Blackberry for several years and Droid for 3 months...  I think Blackberry is ages behind.  I realize their changes in OS were an attempt to catch up, but they have a long way to go.

Trang, have you tried Swype?  http://swypeinc.com/  I'm using the beta version, but it came pre-installed on my husband & daughters phones.

May 10, 2011 07:21 AM #4
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Tracie,

We made a decision and all 3 of us (me, my wife, and my son, who all  work in one office) bought I-Phones. Then we upgraded to 4. I do not think much about it, I use it for everything, I have no real attachment. It works, and works very well.

I was a bit surprised that  you have to charge your phone so often. I thought my I-phone, which I charge every other day, I think, maybe a bit less than that, was a monster gobbling the power, but now I see that it is not fair to I-Phone 

May 10, 2011 01:14 PM #5
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Tracie Cope
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Jon, I didn't realize that the iPhone didn't require as much charging.  Maybe I should have went that route.  Oh well, it's too late now because I'm too cheap to pay full price without an upgrade discount.  I don't mind plugging my phone in often and I really do love it.

May 10, 2011 10:30 PM #6
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Tracie, I had a BB and really liked it, but changed to the Droid X...I like it even more...actually found out that I could submit blog posts and comment on AR...now how cool is that!  

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