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Old 01-16-2010, 02:58 PM
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im up for a new upgrade on the 22nd of this month and have no idea what to get. im leaning towards the new droid thats out.. wondering if anyone has it or has some real knowledgeable facts about the phone. i have the blackberry curve 8330, and i hate it so slow it sucks! maybe the new curve or the tour is better? im not sure thats why im seeing if you guys could help my decision, i have verizon also lol
 
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I dont like how the droid feels. The slide feature needs 2 fingers and feels like it wants to flip out of my hands when I open it. The Navi thats on it is not up to day at all. The droid is a text phone but the buttons arent even preforated they are all flat. thats just my opinion. I dont own one but have played around with my friends.


I would lean more towards the HTC droid. Verizon has a sweet deal on them right now. My friends GF sells phones at a verizon store and she said they are only 80 bucks with contract commitment.
 
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:34 PM
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well a navi i dont need so im not worried about that, i am worried about the buttons being flat im going to have to really play with it in the store to get a feel for it, i just really want a quick little phone that can do many things. such a tough decision haha
 
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:10 AM
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I have Verizon as well and I'm going to get the Palm Pre Plus when it's out on Jan. 25th. So far it looks to be a sweet phone and is probably the best phone for multitasking. Look it up. It runs Palms new WebOS and the touchscreen is just as good as the iPhones and coming in feb. the OS is updated to support Flash 10. But if you're looking at getting the Droid, I would wait a few months and get Google's Nexus One. It doesn't have an actual keyboard, but everything else is better on it.

Palm Pre Plus - http://www.palm.com/us/products/phon...lus/index.html
Also has 16gb built in memory and 512mb of ram. Multitouch as well.
 
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:31 PM
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My wife recently got the Motorola Droid. She likes it a lot. As far as the navigation, it's Google Maps, and it's faster and more accurate than my Garmin Nuvi 255W that I got for Christmas which pisses me off a little.
The touchscreen keyboard isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Actually pretty decent, but not perfect. I actually prefer it to the keyboard though,which requires two hands to operate. But all I do is text and I don't even like to use T9, so a QWERTY keyboard is way too hi tech for my preference. I just want a phone that makes a phone call and does it well. I don't need it to email or cruise the web, or whatever the hell you techies do.
The thing does so much stuff that it's unreal to me. But, I have no smartphone experience before this thing. I do know the Motorola is faster than the touchscreen only Droid Eris from HTC. And it comes with a micro SD card already. The 5 megapixel camera on it is pretty nice on it too.
I dont know why they have two data plans for it because all you need is the less expensive one. A coworker of mine has it and has never paid any extra despite all the time he spends on the web.
I personally feel like its not as nice as far as fit and finish or ease of use when compared to the Blackberrys. I was disappointed with the design of the keyboard. Not at all a high end piece. The Droid does aggravate me sometimes but like I said before, it does so much **** that I feel the phone option is hard to find on it, and Ijust haven't learned how to use it yet. However, it does give you more features than the Blackberrys (that were compared with it in the Verizon catalog) at a lower price.
This, along with my wife's 2 yr. upgrade discount and a 25$ off coupon from the coworker that bought one brought the final price of it to 75$ after the rebate. That sealed the deal for her.

Bottomline, I would definitely go play with it in the store first. I can see how some people could love it or hate it.
 
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:34 PM
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I have a Droid as well and i love it. Now i can see why some dont so really like above you need to play with it and decide for yourself. I really love the droid software though.
 
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:19 PM
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This topic reminds me of the xbox 360 vs PS3 argument that happens on this site once a week. ha ha ha. Get whatever phone you want dude, it's all about preference. I have a blackberry and iphone and love them both for opposite reasons. I can say I "play" with my iphone a lot more.
 
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:22 PM
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i got my Nexus One bout 2 weeks ago. best phone ever, sorry.

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