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DROID 2, what a waste of time and money!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AHoL2206, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. AHoL2206

    AHoL2206 Newbie
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    so i went to my local verizon store friday to check out the new D2. WOW, what a disappointment! I mean, come on MOTO why even waste your time and ours?

    MOTO Idea Center for D2 quotes....
    1. hey the DROID Has been such a hit, it has basically kept us out of bankruptcy in the wireless market, we should keep it up with DROID 2! (GOOD)
    2. let's keep the same form factor as we did with the original since it was such a hit! just a few hardware tweaks! (GOOD)
    3. ya know, the D1 did so well pushing out a new version of android we should do the same with D2 and ship with FROYO! (GOOD)
    4. the original droid was nice and solid, and felt real industrial in your hands....though, we could save money with more cheap plastic (UH OH, tides are turning)
    5. let's just keep the original screen, its pretty sweet.....right?
    6. also, the camera was fine at 5MP right? let's keep it the same also!
    7. ya know, a lot of people said they like to customize that stock android OS, we should make things easier for the everyday user and just give them MOTOBLUR to start with......since we spent so much time in our software group f***ing up android!!!! (BLAH)
    8. finally, we will stick a 1gHz processor in here so we can make everyone think how the D2 will greatly outperform a D1 so they HAVE to upgrade! (whatevs)

    and thats pretty much it! Droid 2 sucks for air! i am sticking with my D1 until either Gingerbread comes out, or a new Developer phone for Big Red comes out.....

  2. Turdbogls

    Turdbogls Android Expert

    agreed...i was in verizon compairing my rooted D1 to the stock D2 and there was no difference in speed at all. there really isn't a single thing i like about the D2 over the D1. even the keyboard was worse IMO...the bumps are so much bigger than the D1 bumps it felt like i was clicking on some marbles...the screen...it was great back then...it is still great now. sure it isn't 4.3" but it is still the second sharpest image for a screen available (behind the iPhone 4)
  3. gnath9

    gnath9 Android Enthusiast

    the D2 is a great phone for someone just entering the smartphone market. But, It is not a smart upgrade from the original Droid. I am content and happy with my 1.2ghz froyo D1 w/wifi tether :) and am sure I will have no problem makin it to upgrade time ... or longer
  4. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to.

    Yeah, I'm also definitely holding out for something else. I can't wait to see the Droid pro.
  5. watersrules

    watersrules Well-Known Member

    Thats exactly what I'm holding out to see
  6. Apeman

    Apeman Well-Known Member

    Sadly, I think the Droid Pro will be locked down... as long as Moto keeps locking down their devices while they are shipping an open OS, I say screw 'em.
  7. gnath9

    gnath9 Android Enthusiast

    I will follow the Dev community whever they lead me .... I think we may end up with a samsung in the future .... (just a guess)
  8. Apeman

    Apeman Well-Known Member

    Well Pete just released BB for Samsung Capative, and it should be easy to port to other Galaxy S phones. If not Samsung, I am putting my bets on HTC.
  9. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    I've been thinking the same. If they release a high quality Samsung phone for Verizon I'll probably go with that. Not purchasing anything by Moto going forward until they fix their anti-consumer bootloader garbage.
  10. Apeman

    Apeman Well-Known Member

    Same. If Moto wants to use Android without keeping it open, then I think they should have went bankrupt. Atleast we got the Droid.

    Great thing that the original Droid got a 8/10 on Engadget, while the Droid 2 got a 6/10.
  11. gnath9

    gnath9 Android Enthusiast

    All I have owned is Moto since the StarTac ... But all my TV's are samsungs :)
  12. kbza66

    kbza66 Newbie

    totally agreed! i'm on the same boat... ;)
  13. corbinator

    corbinator Well-Known Member

    My major problem with the Droid 2 is the incorporated residual income for motorola. new dock, can't use my old dock with it?! I have 2 one for work and one at home. So if I wanted to spend the money for it I'd have to shell out another almost $100 in docks so I can continue to charge at work and home!! That's enought to put me off it. I'll wait thank you.
  14. Psychokitty

    Psychokitty Android Enthusiast

    Motorola went for the brass ring to get them out of financial trouble, which was an iPhone killer. They made one, too, IMO (...and many others). But they didn't do it alone. The coming together of the better Android OS with the apps market, the exceptional phone, and Verizon relaxing it's usually uptight grip on phone lockdown made the Droid what it is. I personally don't see that all jelling again that way for an awful long time. In fact, I think it was basically a fluke. None of these three players has any reason to give us so much in one package again. There will be disappointing compromises, even if it's only build quality.
    I'm not a new-tech junkie, so it'll be easy for me, but I don't think I'll get bored of my Droid for a really long time. In fact, I'm on the hunt for an affordable back up spare. ;)

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