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Old July 31st, 2013, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm used to being in the EPIC threads on these forums. Droid Incredible (most epic of all times) and Galaxy Nexus (I was certain that someone would burn down big red before they finally came out with that phone). However, I come here daily looking for discussion on this phone and well, meh Nothing.

Why isn't there more excitement or discussion regarding this phone on these forums. Honestly, I don't go to other forums so I'm not sure if it's the phone or the forums.

Any thoughts? That is any thoughts from the 3 other people that have visited here?

The supposed new king of battery life, the Motorola Droid MAXX packs a whopping 3500mAh battery in a phone just .28-inches thick. Verizon is promising 48-hours of battery life, and we can't wait to put that to the test.

Besides offering great battery life, the MAXX is full of other goodies -- like wireless charging, Motorola's new eight-core X8 Mobile Computing System, and a snazzy Kevlar back. We know you want to see the full specs, so keep reading!

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• Weight: 4.94 oz

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I went to every Verizon store in my City the day of the announcement. They all looked at me like I was nuts when I talked about the Droid Maxx and generally want to point me to the Droid Razr Maxx.

I am very interested in the Droid Maxx and am waiting for tomorrow to see what the released Moto X has.

I was caught off guard with the Maxx announcement and wonder how many other people were also caught off guard. All this time I was expecting the thrust to be Moto X.

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same here... shocked by the lack of discussions on this device. I think everyone is waiting to see what the Moto X has in store before jumping.... in fact, Verizon might be thinking the exact same thing. I placed a pre-order for the Droid Maxx and it has been in process since last Thursday. I am thinking that Verizon might think people will cancel their Pre order when and if the X arrives sooner than the Maxx. I have never had a order be in process for several days like that. Oh well, personally I plan to get both the Maxx and X anyway since I can't decide which I like better. But I am more excited about the Maxx due to the battery life and because I like AMOLED screens.
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I'm waiting for the Engadget review before I make a decision. The S4 is the other phone I'm considering. The 1080p and the faster processor in the S4 makes it a hard decision. On the other hand, that fully hands free operation on the Droid looks wild. But how often would I really use that?
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I also keep checking around for the non existent Maxx Users Manual.

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I am very interested in this phone and was a little surprised how it was just out there for preorder. I am also waiting to see what comes about with the X tomorrow.
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There's a bunch more buzz in the Moto X forums but I'm really not sure why. Unless the leaked specs are way off. The Moto X sounds like the Droid Mini. 4.5" screen, 720p, that new 8x Moto chipset at 1.7GHz.

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The why is IMNHO simple ... identical device on multiple carriers ... just like iPhone(s).

For Verizon customers ... what does Droid Maxx vs. Moto X mean? 3:00pm today might answer it.

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Ok, now that the Moto X has had the wraps officially taken off of it, I'm not sure why I would choose it over the Moto Droid Maxx. 24 hours less battery life, same OS, same display. Oh wait, I know so that I can get the color back that I want and then cover it up with a case. Maybe there will be more traffic here now.

Then again, those that are not excited about the Droid Maxx still have no reason to be excited, no 1080p, no SD slot, no replaceable battery, etc.
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I think when it comes down to it the maxx is the best new phone. I look for battery life in a phone. I have the razr maxx and my contract is up in January. The only thing I don't like about the new maxx is no sd slot...
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I currently have a GNex with no SD. At first I was apprehensive about that fact, but after 20 months I truly haven't missed it. Doesn't mean everyone won't miss it but I haven't. All of my music is uploaded to Google Music, I stream movies (the 3 times per year I actually watch movies on my phone) from Netflix and I have over 110 apps on my phone with 4.13GB of space remaining on my 32 GB phone. The only thing that eats tons of space are my nandroid backups. If I keep those limited to 1-2 then I never have a space issue.

I just can't see any problem with that. My ignorance is my biggest fear of this phone. When I buy a phone I keep it 20-24 months which means when I finally upgrade I want the best specs on the market so that I don't feel left out in 12 months due to having old technology. I really and truly don't understand the processor technology used witht he Maxx. Is it an 8 core is it not? Also, the 720p display is concerning but I really don't think I can tell the difference, could be wrong.
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Yeah, if money is no issue, the maxx is certainly better than the X simply because of the battery. But with it being available on 4 other carriers is why the X gets more buzz. Simply more people can get it. Quite simply, how many people on these forums have we seen get an international razr and use it on AT&T or T-Mobile?
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Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular are the 5 carriers carrying it.
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Droid Life is reporting that the new Droid series has the same Clear Pixel camera that the Moto X does. I wonder if that's a misprint or if there's any truth to that.

Comparison: Moto X vs. DROID ULTRA vs. DROID MAXX vs. DROID Mini – Droid Life

Edit: Another source saying that the Droid lineup has the Clear Pixel camera.

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Boy I cannot believe with 8/20 fast approaching that the Maxx forum isn't bouncing with excitement. All the goodies of the Moto X AND a 5" screen AND a killer battery? I haven't been this excited for a phone in quite some time. 8/20 can't get here fast enough for me and I will be at my local VZW store when it opens!

The Maxx is SO going to be my next phone.
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I am definitely getting excited for this phone but am waiting four the hands on. I am also waiting to see if the boot loader is lock or a developer edition is coming out.
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I haven't heard anything about a developer edition, but as far as the bootloader, I'd bank on that being locked.

On other news, as I was sitting on VZW's website drooling over the specs page, I noticed that the GPS is GLONASS (the Russian system in addition to our US system) equipped. Should make for a solid and accurate signal.

I added a countdown widget to on my GNex to 8/20. Yes, I am a geek
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I reviewed the Moto X and the answer is clear to me ... my next phone will probably be the Droid Maxx. I also would like to handle it before closing the deal.

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Oh absolutely! The final hands on test is a must.

I have to remember to request 8/20 off of work too... kind of a "new phone" tradition of mine, because I wouldn't get any work done anyway...

My "release day" streak will be unbroken. Storm > Droid Incredible > Galaxy Nexus > Droid Maxx.
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I've used the Bionic since hour one of its release. Simply great. It is difficult to fathom that the Maxx is thinner than the Bionic.

I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon to review it with my Verizon Wireless store.

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Oh please let us know how that goes!! I should check out my local VZW store to see if they have one yet. My biggest fear is the screen not being sharp.
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August 15th is my pre-order date, but from what I've been told by phone representatives, I can call in a week early they can move my date back. I'm torn over buying it at retail to preserve my grandfathered data or buying it at discounted pricing. The truth is I average less than 2GB per month so unlimited is not that necessary for me.

If I do buy with discounted pricing I will be selling my unlimited plan via assumption of liability through ebay. I had no idea that was possible until recently. My son had unlimited and about a year ago I updated his phone losing his unlimited data. I didn't know that Assumption of Liability was possible. People are paying between $200 and $350 for unlimited data now.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Verizon-Unlimited-Data-Plan-NO-CONTRACT-with-upgrade-NOW-/271250629061?pt=Cell_Phones&hash=item3f27cc21c5
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August 15th is my pre-order date, but from what I've been told by phone representatives, I can call in a week early they can move my date back. I'm torn over buying it at retail to preserve my grandfathered data or buying it at discounted pricing. The truth is I average less than 2GB per month so unlimited is not that necessary for me.

If I do buy with discounted pricing I will be selling my unlimited plan via assumption of liability through ebay. I had no idea that was possible until recently. My son had unlimited and about a year ago I updated his phone losing his unlimited data. I didn't know that Assumption of Liability was possible. People are paying between $200 and $350 for unlimited data now.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Verizon-Unlimited-Data-Plan-NO-CONTRACT-with-upgrade-NOW-/271250629061?pt=Cell_Phones&hash=item3f27cc21c5

I just went to Verizon.com and looked at the reviews for the Maxx and they are not good. People knocking the camera and screen. Two questions, first how do they have this phone to review yet and second, are they trustworthy?




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I saw that! On a couple of them I think they're confused, thinking they're leaving comments in the Droid RAZR Maxx section and didn't realize they were in the Droid Maxx section.

Ok, I know this is a Moto X review, but it should get us in the ballpark on the Maxx.

Moto X review | The Verge

The biggest thing I'm concerned about is the screen. I really like a sharp screen.
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I spent about a half hour at my local Verizon Wireless franchise store today getting some information.

I went away for a while ant then went back and pre-ordered the Droid Maxx with a two-year extended protection plan. ($100 deductible)

When it finally ships it will be Fed-Ex and I will get notified as will the store. It will ship to the store.

When it is finally there I will go in and see how it "feels". If I like it we will finish the transaction. Otherwise I will walk away.

They sold me the first Bionic the day it was announced and I am their first Maxx pre-order.

I'll convert to 2GB from Unlimited at the same time and save about $30/month.

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It's because we're STILL waiting for the HTC-One. :-/
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It's because we're STILL waiting for the HTC-One. :-/
I used to be really excited for this phone, but a friend of mine has had reception issues even with exchanged phones ... which has scared me off of this phone. But I do love the front speakers and the low light camera. I'll still check it out at the store.
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Just came across this, Wirefly is offering the Maxx for $199 on contract with pre-order. For those interested they are offering the Ultra for $149 and the Mini for $49.99.

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I notice that this phone has NFC. Does anyone know if Google Wallet will be pre-installed on it? If not, can I side load it and get it to work without being rooted?
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If its on Verizon, its a pretty safe bet it will not have wallet

That's on big red
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I figured as much, but will I be able to side load it from XDA or other sources?
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Just came across this, Wirefly is offering the Maxx for $199 on contract with pre-order. For those interested they are offering the Ultra for $149 and the Mini for $49.99.

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[Deal Alert] Wirefly Offering Steep Pre-Order Discounts On New DROIDs: Ultra ($149.99), Maxx ($199.99), And Mini ($49.99)
That almost seems too good to be true! Has anyone ever ordered from these guys before? Are they legit?
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That almost seems too good to be true! Has anyone ever ordered from these guys before? Are they legit?
I actually ordered my first smartphone from them, the Samsung Fascinate (Galaxy s1) way back in 2010. If your buying subsidized, they ask for some real personal information so that they can verify your account with Verizon. Like part of all of your ss number, driver's license number, etc. But if you do it, it is legit. I got my phone 4 days after ordering, 2 days for verification, 2 days for shipping since it came from Maryland.

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I figured as much, but will I be able to side load it from XDA or other sources?
I'm sure if the device is popular enough, they'll attempt to hack it in there. Verizon is rumored to be fully launching ISIS by the end of the year I believe, so you might have that option. Though it would personally pain me to support their program after all the crap Google Wallet users/supporters have had to endure.
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That almost seems too good to be true! Has anyone ever ordered from these guys before? Are they legit?
Yes they are legit. I ordered my son's DROID 2 there without issue and a buddy of mine ordered his Incredible and Gnex there with our issues.
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Old August 7th, 2013, 11:16 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I found something curious...

Droid Maxx Promo Code and Coupons August 2013

It is kind of vague? You would just use the promo code "DROID MAXX" when checking out?
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Droid Maxx Promo Code and Coupons August 2013

It is kind of vague? You would just use the promo code "DROID MAXX" when checking out?
I can't imagine Verizon losing sales to Wifefly but I hadn't seen it officially offered anywhere yet. Good find! Hopefully this will be offered in store in the 20th as well.
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I spoke with a CSR from Verizon. Here is our conversation regarding the pricing and promotions:

You are now chatting with 'Darrick'
Darrick: Hi and welcome to Verizon Wireless Sales Chat, my name is Darrick, May I have your name please?
You: Jeff
Jeff: Hi
Darrick: How are you doing today?
Jeff: I have a question about the pricing of the Droid Maxx
Darrick: Go ahead.
Jeff: I've recently come across an article here Droid Maxx Promo Code and Coupons August 2013
Jeff: it's saying that I can get $100 off of the Droid Maxx, is that true?
Jeff: I know that Wirefly is selling it at $100 off with pre-order, I didn't know if it was the same thing here.
Darrick: I have not heard or seen anything like this, the promotion was not released by verizon though.
Darrick: Keep in mind that they are a third party retail as well and have an additional contract with them.
Jeff: DROID MAXX by MOTOROLA for Verizon Wireless - Wirefly.com
Jeff: I know I just didn't know if Verizon was offering it as well
Darrick: verizon directly is not, no.
Jeff: okay thanks!
Darrick: You are welcome, be sure to read the fine print!
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I just went on VZW and pretended that I was a new customer buying the phone pre-order. I was going to test and see if I could get to a "enter coupon code" page, but it wants your name and address and stuff before I got there so I backed out.
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August 15th is my pre-order date, but from what I've been told by phone representatives, I can call in a week early they can move my date back. I'm torn over buying it at retail to preserve my grandfathered data or buying it at discounted pricing. The truth is I average less than 2GB per month so unlimited is not that necessary for me.

If I do buy with discounted pricing I will be selling my unlimited plan via assumption of liability through ebay. I had no idea that was possible until recently. My son had unlimited and about a year ago I updated his phone losing his unlimited data. I didn't know that Assumption of Liability was possible. People are paying between $200 and $350 for unlimited data now.

Verizon Unlimited Data Plan No Contract with Upgrade Now | eBay
if you have an upgrade on the 15th, and your son already lost unlimited and doens't have an upgrade available, what you do is transfer your upgrade to his line (called an alternate upgrade) and upgrade *his* line with a new subsadized phone using the upgrade you transferred to him. then, do a "device only switch" to switch his old phone back onto his line, and the new phone onto your line, keeping your unlimited data. There's lots of info on this, just google. If only 4g phones are involved in all this (his old phone, your old phone, and the new subsidized phone), then just do the upgrade of his line (through the laternate upgrade from your line), then switch the 4g sim cards around; no device switch necessary.
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if you have an upgrade on the 15th, and your son already lost unlimited and doens't have an upgrade available, what you do is transfer your upgrade to his line (called an alternate upgrade) and upgrade *his* line with a new subsadized phone using the upgrade you transferred to him. then, do a "device only switch" to switch his old phone back onto his line, and the new phone onto your line, keeping your unlimited data. There's lots of info on this, just google. If only 4g phones are involved in all this (his old phone, your old phone, and the new subsidized phone), then just do the upgrade of his line (through the laternate upgrade from your line), then switch the 4g sim cards around; no device switch necessary.
So what you're saying is, transfer my line and liability to my sons line, I take his line and apply my unlimited data to it, meanwhile I upgrade my device with subsidized pricing, the. Switch everything back keeping my unlimited data?
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So what you're saying is, transfer my line and liability to my sons line, I take his line and apply my unlimited data to it, meanwhile I upgrade my device with subsidized pricing, the. Switch everything back keeping my unlimited data?
hmmm...i was assuming that your line and your son's line are on the same family plan. in that case no transfer of line/liability, rather a transfer of the upgrade (upgrading using someone else's upgrade is called "alternate upgrad" or "buddy upgrade" in technical vzw speak). But now i'm thinking maybe my assumption was off. I'll try to find some threads for you. There's one on xda, in the S4 section, one on android central, and one on reddit that come to mind offhand. Lots of resources to get this info through searching. End result: you get subsidy pricing + keep your unlimited.
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My son and I are on the same family plan.
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My son and I are on the same family plan.
then this will work very easily for you. like i said, no need for assumption of liability etc. just use your upgrade on your son's line, activate the new phone on his line, and device only switch the phones back (or just swap 4g sim cards).

the key is, never use any upgrade on the unlimited line itself. you can use the upgrade that originates from the unlimited line on the limited line (as long as the limited line doesn't have it's own upgrade available at the time).

here's the thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2367734

and here's a pretty good post from that thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=44190066&postcount=38
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then this will work very easily for you. like i said, no need for assumption of liability etc. just use your upgrade on your son's line, activate the new phone on his line, and device only switch the phones back (or just swap 4g sim cards).

the key is, never use any upgrade on the unlimited line itself. you can use the upgrade that originates from the unlimited line on the limited line (as long as the limited line doesn't have it's own upgrade available at the time).

here's the thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2367734

and here's a pretty good post from that thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=44190066&postcount=38
Thanks for this. My wife has an iPhone 5 on a 2 gig plan and my line is unlimited. Sounds like I should be able to keep it if I decide to jump on this. Thanks!
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I am also very much looking forward to the Droid Maxx. I mean, it's the same CPU, same X8 cores processing system, same display (albeit a little bigger), same Android release, and same amount of bloat (I'm assuming) with a bigger battery and more internal storage (if the whole 32GB exclusive to AT&T is true) for only $50 more... why wouldn't I get the Droid Maxx?

I understand what Motorola is trying to do with the Moto X... a phone that is the same across all networks, like the iPhone. But if the Maxx is basically the same phone as the X with a larger display, larger battery, and double the internal storage for only $50 more, I'd be stupid not to buy it. I know that personalization is something important for some people and I'm certainly not knocking that. It's just not important to me (not sure why that matters to a lot of people as most people put their phones in some sort of case the moment they buy it and never take it out). Same goes with the wallpaper... customizing the wallpaper on a website before purchase is "big whoop" because I can load my own wallpaper in about 30 seconds after I turn it on.

Anyway, one will be mine as soon as I hear a root method is released.
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Caution Regarding Upgrading With Wirefly

My plan was to transfer my upgrade to my son's 2GB plan and upgrade through Wirefly getting their $100 discount, then transferring that phone to my account and giving him my Gnex. However, I now don't think that's possible using Wirefly.

Take a look:

"I'm going to do the same thing. Trying to find out if I can do the Wirefly deal on top of this. Also, I have a 20-month upgrade, not a full 24-month upgrade. I tried to buy a phone from Costco Dec 2011 and Verizon denied me...said 20-month upgrades had to be done with Verizon only. Good Thread on this, but haven't seen anything about Wirefly on it...[Instruction]How to Keep Unlimited Data on Verizon

Update: Wirefly requires you to keep your new phone activated on the upgraded line for 181 days....

INSTANT SAVINGS DISCOUNTS
Wirefly promises you savings in the form of instant discounts with no rebates or gimmicks when you sign up for wireless carrier service on a 2 year agreement. We are able to offer these great discounts because we get paid by the wireless carrier for having helped them get (or retain) a good customer. Delivering on this promise means that you must agree to maintain your agreement for a minimum of 181 days after activation. If we are notified by the carrier that they are not going to pay us because your phone has been deactivated during this period, then this may lead to additional charges.

To provide you with significant savings vs. buying in a retail store, the price you paid for your device includes an Instant Savings Discount from Wirefly.

By accepting this Instant Savings Discount, you agree to repay $200 of this discount ($400 for smartphones, tablets, and netbooks) and authorize us to charge your credit card in repayment of this amount if, you signed up for a 2 year agreement and during the 181 days after your new equipment is activated, your wireless carrier notifies us that the services you purchased have been suspended, disconnected, or deactivated, or if you return your purchase outside of the return and exchange provisions of our Satisfaction Guarantee.

Other than simply deactivating a line we’ve activated, your wireless carrier could notify us that you deactivated if:

You fail to pay the carrier in accordance with their terms and conditions
You transfer equipment we activate on one line to another carrier line, even within the same account
You activate this equipment on a new line of service with your current carrier and use it to replace an existing line by deactivating the existing line."


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I just called Wirefly and confirmed the above is true. If you activate your new Maxx on another line and transfer that phone to your line prior to 181 days, even if the line is on the same account, you are in breech of contract with them and they will bill you $400 once they are notified by Verizon Wireless.

Translation, don't do it. We will be paying $100 more to get it from Verizon.
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All I've seen of the "Zap App" was the 10 seconds they gave to it in some of the VERY FEW reviews out there. I was kind of meh about it. BUT . . . I may be changing my tune. I came across this article:

Cloud File Sharing Just Got Easier with Droid Zap

It actually may be kind of cool. I hate to say it, but in order for it to be fully functional, they have to add iPhone compatibility. My wife and several of my friends are iPhone users and sharing content this way will only be useful if they can receive and send back.
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