I have a friend at verizon, I was on my 4th droid which was a refurb and was shipped to me with the led for the menu not working and a spot on the screen that appears burned in, if you can believe it. Anyways I jokingly said can you get me a droid 2 and since I have had 4 swaps under warranty the could. Initial impressions, 1: it loads up all your old apps and updates them automatically upon activation, droid 1 doesn't do this, this is handy. 2: its faster (can't tell how much until I've used it for a few weeks) but transitions through screens are smoother 3: it comes with motoblur supposedly, I don't even know what this is, so I can't tell any difference, thus anyone who wants a droid 2 but to have it operate like a droid 1...mine does...so uhhh I don't get it. 4: the graphics are different, icons are different, I like both the droid 1 on 2.2 and the droid 2, they are similar but the colors are often reversed in a lot of menus 5: ergonomically it feels better, camera button and volume button are much better feeling. 6: battery door cover looks almost identical but the foam is thicker and it is on their tighter than any of my 4 droid 1's 7: keyboard is much more tactile with the raised buttons and I like the arrows much better than the dpad, however I'll use the pre-installed swype for most my typing since that's what I'm used to. 8: calendar still doesn't scroll in month mode LAME only scrolls in week mode 9: camera mode is faster on droid 2..I think....I initially started it and droid 1 took 10 seconds to load, but after a battery pull they are closer in speed, so hard to say if there's an actual difference. 10: the unlock swipe takes longer on the droid 2...dunno why 11: on droid 1...gmail would always get confused on conversations that were of the same subject line for example if the subject was blank, it would combine emails from different senders....and it wouldn't show the correct email unless you got in the emial out and back in, droid 2 doesn't have this problem, it just shows EVERY email in the list, and you can scroll from oldest to newest...big improvement 12: start up time from power on is about 2 seconds faster on droid 2...not really a marked difference 13: all the icons are different...I actually perfer all the icons on the droid 1 versus the droid 2...but i'm not that picky.