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  1. Thom

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    I just got a call from my local Verizon (independent) store that I've done business with for X, Bionic, and Maxx. I visited them yesterday and they had no information and could not order.

    My Droid Turbo is now on order ... 64GB ... they'll call me back with delivery information. It is coming to their store.

    It is my policy to always handle a new phone before I cinch the deal.

    ... Thom
     

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    I'm looking forward to see what you think of it. I can't believe you won't want it.
     
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    Living vicariously through you! :D
     
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    I agree. It seems very unlikely that I won't proceed.

    Cosmetics ...

    What I hated about the X and Bionic was the Verizon logo on the front I was forced to look at.

    The Maxx moved it to the back where I seldom saw it.

    From the pictures it looks like the 64GB model doesn't have the Verizon logo on the back.

    ... Thom
     
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    If so all the more reason to get the 64GB! Wish they made the Red in 64GB....
     
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    Can confirm bought a Turbo 32G with ballistic nylon and no verizon logo anywhere. Just says droid on the bottom rear and a Moto logo under the camera. Any size ballistic nylon will not have VZ logo. Can't comment on the other backer.
     
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    How is it "slippy" wise for putting into a pocket? Easy?
     
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    I didn't notice a difference at all vs the galaxy nexus it was replacing. I like it because it feels less slippery in the hand so less prone to dropping.
     
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    As long as I dont have to fight putting or removing it from basic jean pockets; sounds good to me.

    Now can't wait for the real world battery use results to come in. I really like the idea of waving a hand to get notifications.
     
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    ordered mine today.. got it along with the Flip case..
     
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    Think youll find the nylon is actually a little more tacky than the MGF back, which will help it stay in your pocket better. I tried it with mine for a short period before putting the case on just to see the diff, and I like the nylon back.
     
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    Saw my dealer for a Maxx problem today.

    My Turbo is expected there tomorrow. They will call me.

    The ballistic nylon case seems to be what is being shown on all the leaks for the international version that is being announced November 5 as the Motorola Maxx.

    Seems likely that is the reason the Verizon loog isn't there.

    ... Thom
     
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    Thom be sure to post what you think and also the battery life . Think I will be out to get one .
     
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    Well, I was waiting for my contract to end early next year. Then I was responding to a large fire (I'm a Red Cross disaster responder) and in all the hectic activities I reached for my Maxx while running with other stuff in my hands and this happened:
    [​IMG]

    So... I waited a day and bought the 32G ballistic black.

    [​IMG]

    I also bought the lifeproof case. And just a warning, the case blocks the home key so that it's not impossible to tap, but not really easy either. I'm returning that tomorrow until Lifeproof fixes that.

    Honestly, I've been so busy today, I've hardly had time to look at it. But so far I like it as much as my Maxx (RIP Ms Maxxy Maxx *sniff sniff*
     
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    BTW Thom, I don't see the Verizon logo anywhere on my 32G. I've not really slept in 2 days so I could be blurry..... but I don't think so.
     
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    I was just in the best buy . They staff is pretty dumb . Employee one stops a sexy fine Azz female from chatting with me about the droid turbo . So the dude comes over and say this wont work on Verizon . :eek: I laughed and yes the female is laughing also . We ask the nerd why would you think this he yells out so loud " It doesn't have a sims card space", I am saying what a fool the female tries to show him where it was and I also knew where it was .they dropped a new phone and thought I was going to buy . So I show them this on the a model phone .


    Replacing the Droid Turbo's SIM card: http://youtu.be/RUCvduml-ck

    I hope that phone Dont get sold. After all went down the manager said its new . I made a rude remark like I think your staff is newer than the phone .
     
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    It looks like Monday for me. It was ordered by my independent store. The idea was ... as always ... to handle it before committing.

    ... Thom
     
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    Update on the lifeproof case if you like those, I took mine back to store and got another one. Tried it out before buying, the 'home' button is easier to access, also the mic is not blocked on this version. I think LP is quickly updating the case to fit the phone.
     
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    Mine arrived today.

    I REALLY like the ballistic nylon back on the 64GB.

    I REALLY like the fact that there is no Verizon logo on the case.

    The initial setup was started in the Verizon store.

    I got a screenshot of the out of the box About phone display.

    I did a Wipe Cache Partition three times ... it was 1.5 min each time (vs. 6.5 min in the Maxx).

    When the screen is off passing my hand over the proximity sensor shows the Active Display (vs. not showing it as is the case on the Maxx).

    When in recovery is displayed qe 0/0 (vs. qe 0/1 in the Maxx).

    I installed the 21.21.15 OTA.

    I then did a Factory Data Reset (why not?) and requested that it wipe data.

    It also wiped the cache partition.

    It is currently downloading the 300 apps from Play Store.

    This is a superb device.

    When I put the Turbo on my Tylt Vu charger ... it is SILENT.

    ... Thom
     
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    Awesome. I hope it turns out to be as great a device as the Maxx has been for you, Thom.
     
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    got my Turbo set-up (mostly) last night.. cool phone.. Icons are a bit bigger that the MAXX..

    my Nova Home screen:
    [​IMG]
     

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