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Old June 17th, 2010, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As of right now I'm about to buy a new smart phone and not sure which would I want more. The Droid X or the Droid 2 or should I wait for the 2Ghz Motorola Android phone.. Please give me an answer which is better in your opinion and give a reason. Please don't make your answer too vague.

Also should I buy the Droid X or Droid 2 then buy the new 2Ghz Android Moto phone later on in the year and sell the other phone on ebay or to a family member.

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i`ve had all types of phones, keyboards, flips, slabs.
i dont want a keyboard cause i dont like moving parts anymore.
i want it to be one sleek device. and since i can just speak into the phone to type...anyway, i think the droid x is going to be your best bet.
unless u want to wait. i plan on buying a new phone as soon as they get released. every one verizon gets that hot
so, i`ll be getting that 2ghz phone.
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Old June 17th, 2010, 11:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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+1 I'm totally converted to a virtual keyboard. Especially since swype comes fully supported and preinstalled! Agreed also on the moving parts. Its just one more thing to break IMO. I will be interested to see what kind of cases come out for the X considering the screen expands all the way out to the edge.
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As of right now I'm about to buy a new smart phone and not sure which would I want more. The Droid X or the Droid 2 or should I wait for the 2Ghz Motorola Android phone.. Please give me an answer which is better in your opinion and give a reason. Please don't make your answer too vague.

Also should I buy the Droid X or Droid 2 then buy the new 2Ghz Android Moto phone later on in the year and sell the other phone on ebay or to a family member.
I really want the 2GHz moto phone but I am not waiting for it, I am going to get the Droid X. I will do what I always do if I want something later, I will sell my current phone and buy the next one. I am eagerly waiting for the Droid X and cannot wait to have it.

I am also a little worried to see how they handle the battery situation on the newer 2GHz phone.
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If I were you I'd buy the Droid X since it will be out sooner, and that way you will have had it for a while longer and won't feel so bad when the 2 ghz or even dual processor droids hit.
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I'm thinking if we get this thing rooted quickly and OC'd to around 1.5-1.8 it won't matter what comes out
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I would go with the Droid X. I'm not a huge fan of physical keyboards anymore since virtual ones have gotten so good. Plus less moving parts mean less things to go wrong. We don't know as much about the Droid 2 yet, but I'm guessing it'll be out sooner than the 2 just because it's already announced on VZW's website. I wouldn't wait on the 2 GHz phone just yet because we don't really even know if it will be out for sure by the years end. Even more than that, we don't know how battery life will be affected by a chip like that. Android's current offerings, and even more so with FroYo, run just great with a 1 GHz processor (less in some situations, a la original Droid) and I think the 2 GHz will just be a show off thing for a while. And then, even if it does come out and you like it, you can just sell your X to go towards upgrading to the new one.
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The news that Droid 2 will ship with VANILLA 2.2 really grabbed my attention.

The only other thing that piques my interest is the physical keyboard to play old videogame ROMs on.
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The news that Droid 2 will ship with VANILLA 2.2 really grabbed my attention.
I actually doubt that is true. Considering the similarities in hardware between the X and D2 (same processor and screen resolution), I'm guessing that they'll have the exact same software loaded.
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I actually doubt that is true. Considering the similarities in hardware between the X and D2 (same processor and screen resolution), I'm guessing that they'll have the exact same software loaded.
I don't believe the Droid 2 will be released at the same date, leaving time to update software.

Personally, I HATE the landscape keyboard for Swype. It bothers me a lot. For portrait, yes, I like it. But not in landscape.

If you keep waiting for a better device to come out, you'll never be satisfied. Every few weeks it seems like a better device is released. Eventually you're going to have to bite the bullet and go for one.
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I don't believe the Droid 2 will be released at the same date, leaving time to update software.

Personally, I HATE the landscape keyboard for Swype. It bothers me a lot. For portrait, yes, I like it. But not in landscape.

If you keep waiting for a better device to come out, you'll never be satisfied. Every few weeks it seems like a better device is released. Eventually you're going to have to bite the bullet and go for one.
Hmm... I never tried landscape with Swype, I guess I usually don't type in Landscape, heck I guess I am too lazy to turn my phone sideways, lol. What is different in landscape?
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For me, it just feels uncomfortable. Plus, the space bar isn't centered on the bottom, it all the way to the right. I know you don't really have to use the space bar much with Swype, but it still throws me off.
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For me, it just feels uncomfortable. Plus, the space bar isn't centered on the bottom, it all the way to the right. I know you don't really have to use the space bar much with Swype, but it still throws me off.

Yeah that does suck, I didn't use the space bar much but you still do every now and then, and it would be nice if it was in the middle? Have you ever used swype on a phone that comes pre-installed with it? I don't know if it is any better buy I figured it would be nice to know.
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The news that Droid 2 will ship with VANILLA 2.2 really grabbed my attention.

The only other thing that piques my interest is the physical keyboard to play old videogame ROMs on.
BGR is reporting that the droid 2 runs a new version of motoblur.
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judging by the leaked pictures I've seen, I would say thats fairly accurate
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X due to the bigger display and lack of a physical kb. This is something I have never used aside from manually installing OS updates.

Also the Droid 2, looks just about the same as the original Droid aside from some slight cosmetic changes on the kb and upgraded innards.
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im getting the x. Since i keep ALL my devices mint, i should have no problem receiving a good price for the x. i can then use that towards the 2ghz droid....damn verizon, see what you have done?
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judging by the leaked pictures I've seen, I would say thats fairly accurate

Indeed it is, looks just like the newer version on the X.
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Ok thank you for all your help but also I heard some rumors about another new phone called DroidPro. Can anyone explain to me what's the phone about, what carrier it's on, the specs of the phone (especially the weight, size, processor, and screen). The reason for this question is that I heard rumors that this phone is going to Verizon but will also be a World phone. If it is will the 2Ghz phone that should be coming next year be the same and stand up to it. Also how will the Droid X compete with it.
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Anything you here with a "Droid" name will be on the Verizon network. They struck a deal with Lucas arts for the name. The droidpro will most likely be a world phone, with similar specs to the x or the droid2. They might make a few tweaks to the hardware/software but thats the consensus on it right now.
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