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  1. Masquerain

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    Some time next week I will be getting a new phone, and I was looking at getting the Droid 2 global, but first I have a few questions that I have not been able to find the answer to.

    1. I currently have an enV Touch. It is very scratched up from me dropping before I purchased a case for it. But after I got one, the phone became 10 times more scratched from the inside of the case. I don't want that to happen to my new phone, does anyone know of a brand of case for the D2G that will not scratch the inside but will also protect it well?

    2. I know that there is a difference in the LED Flash placement on the D2 and the D2G which causes a there to be a separate type of case for each, but are other accessories interchangeable between the two?

    3. I know that the D2G has a 1.2 GHz processor, and the regular D2 and the R2D2 only have a 1 GHz processor. I would like to get the white version of the D2G, but they currently do not make an extended battery in the white. I have heard that you can purchase one for the R2D2 and there is little difference in appearance, but will having a battery that was made for a phone with a smaller processor somehow cause problems?

    4. Other than the difference in the processor size, and the fact that one is global, is there any other important difference between the Droid 2 and the Droid 2 Global?

    5. With the iPhone and such, there is a way to change the icons that are set at the bottom and always at hand, no matter which window you are on, is that option available on the D2G? Or am I stuck with contacts, phone, and the third one (I can't remember what it is lol).

    6. While at the Verizon store, I played around with setting the short cut keys (ex. press 'A' to open Text Messaging). But when I went and tried out the letter I had pressed, it brought up the Google search instead of what I had set it at. Is that option actually available and works? Or is there something else you have to do to get it to work (such as disable the Google search thing)?


    Okay, all done :)
    Thanks for any help that anyone can provide :)
     

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  2. 3devious

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    I can only answer from my experience with the R2 D2 version:

    1. I had an EnV Touch. Motorola uses Gorilla Glass. I don't use a case and have yet to scratch a droid. I have a D1 as well. To my shame, I have dropped both on concrete, hard floors, soft floors, tables, etc. The little chrome rim around the screen on my R2 D2 is a little chewed up, but the screen is fine. It should be OK an any droid case.

    2. I don't know anything about this, but I have had no problem using D1 accessories with the R2 D2 version.

    3. I would look at the power output of the batteries. If they are not the same, I would try to stick to the D2G batteries because I notice a marked difference in using my D2 while plugged in via usb vs. the D1. I have to stop my Angry Birds marathon and just let it charge sooner than I did with my D1.

    4. For this I would recommend Launcher Pro. It will let you customize the bottom dock quite a bit. You can have static icons down there or have it scroll through a fair number of them. You can give each icon a custom gesture (like having a different behavior for pressing the icon vs swiping up on the icon.) If you pay for Launcher Pro, you can get even more funtionalitiy with it.

    5. I am not sure why you experienced that behavior in the store. Neither of my Droids did this. (Hopefully that demo model was just quirky. If yours does that, make them fix it.)

    I hope the D2G works out well for you. It is a pretty cool phone but since no one lets me leave the country (something something international incident, blah blah blah...)
     
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    This is just connecting two of the questions: Is the color of the phone that important if you're going to use a case?
     
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    Thanks, that was quite helpful :)

    If I can't find a case that won't scratch it then I'd rather not have one at all, so then it would be important :)

    Also, are the extended batteries thicker with the D2G? An extended battery for my current phone is about half an inch thicker than regular ones, are they similar to that? And does anyone know if they make cases to fit over the extended battery?
     
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    I've never seen the extended battery. Most of the cases don't have a lot of room in them, so I hope that the extended battery is just using some sort of magic or small nuclear reactor because I can't imagine a larger device fitting into some of these contraptions.

    I hope that power consumption on the D2G is improved over the two phones before it. This thing is nothing like the LG phones when it comes to power. Smartphones are just very power hungry.
     
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