Motorola DROID

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    Jan 09, 2010 5:30 AM GMT
    Ok so not really gay but...
    I just got one last week and I freakin love this thing--a truly amazing example of communication technology. And this is despite the deal with the devil I made with Verizion.

    Anyone else a fan?
  • pandx970

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    Jan 09, 2010 6:05 AM GMT
    uber fan here.

    it's clearly not going to win on design points...but it's a great communications tool.

    i love that i can send my mom text messages in japanese now. seriously that's the most flippen cool thing about this phone yet.

    the most flippen uncool thing...my mom can send me text messages in english AND japanese.

    i guess it is better, wouldn't want to accidentally repost one of my mom's texts on mymomisafob.com
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jan 09, 2010 3:34 PM GMT
    Ok, moment of truth, is it better/worse/about the same as the iPhone? I was considering switching to AT&T just to get the iPhone, but if the Droid is just as good (or almost), I'll save myself the hassle.

    It's only 200$, right?
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    Jan 09, 2010 3:39 PM GMT
    I pay attention to any monopoly-killing product, especially in this market. I've always preferred Blackberry over iPhone (hated my iPhone so much I gave it to my partner), but always felt the Blackberry felt too much like a corporate product. The new smartphones now hitting the market are definitely selling, and garnering great reviews for first-generation models.
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    Jan 09, 2010 4:08 PM GMT
    I've spent time with the droid and the new google phone which is operating the latest android operating system. They are good phones but still aren't as refined as the iPhone.

    One plus however those who care. Because the droid has a full pullout keyboard, you can utilize the whole screen. I've been out several times and seen guys with their droid out in force using adam4adam and other similar sites. Smartphone = perfect for the promiscuous gay man.
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    Jan 09, 2010 4:36 PM GMT
    I am loving my Droid and got it specifically for the keyboard feature. BUT the keyboard sucks. I have skinny fingers but I fat finger everything if I use it. Otherwise I am enjoying the features and web access
    I also didn't want to feed the Apple corporate pig
    They already have enough of my money
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    Jan 09, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    I got one a few weeks ago and absolutely love it. The best part of this thing is how fast it is, and how good Verizon's 3G coverage is. I won't get into the whole AT&T vs. Verizon dispute, but I'll just say Verizon is being more honest than AT&T. Verizon's 3G coverage is almost everywhere. AT&T is pretty much limited to urban centers.

    The clarity of the Droid screen is great. Web pages load fast. It integrates seamlessly with everything I use... My Outlook contacts, personal and work email, Facebook, my calendar.

    Droid is just a really well made, well designed, fast, easy to use PDA. I know two people with an iPhone who've said they'd rather have a Droid.
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    Jan 09, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    I love my Droid especially how easy it is to use and surf on realjock with it as I am doing right now.
  • ajw18

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    Jan 09, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    My friend works for Apple and got a report from work saying that Droid satisfaction is higher than that with the iPhone.
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    Jan 09, 2010 5:05 PM GMT
    I loved my iPhone, but had to dump it because AT&T's voice network was so problematic.

    For me, any mobile device needs to be a phone first. Anything else is gravy.

    And since my iPhone dropped a call while I was on a job interview, it was time to kiss the network issues goodbye.

    Love me my Droid. Not as sexy an interface as iPhone. A little clunkier from a design perspective. But about 90% what my iPhone did, and it hasn't dropped a call yet.
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    Jan 09, 2010 6:22 PM GMT
    My boyfriend got is phone wet for the second time the day before the droid was released. He swears he had no idea what the droid was before I told him about it...(he's not geeky but I'm still not buying it).

    So he's had his since it came out and still loves it. I have a crackberry and would swap it out for the droid if I could. But I think I'm going to wait for the Nexus One to sign with Verizon (it's a work phone).
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    Jan 09, 2010 6:49 PM GMT
    jlly_rnchr saidOk, moment of truth, is it better/worse/about the same as the iPhone? I was considering switching to AT&T just to get the iPhone, but if the Droid is just as good (or almost), I'll save myself the hassle.

    It's only 200$, right?


    I also have an Ipod Touch so here is my review:
    As others have said the ipod interface is a little better. I like web browsing on Ipod better because I can stretch windows larger--the Droid I have to double tap and it doesn't always go where I want it to.

    The Droid's voice recognition technology is amazing. I just say "call ______" and it will call them. I can say "find local restaurants" and it searches google maps and within seconds I have a listing. Keep in mind I live in a town with fewer than 400 people and work in a town with fewer than 2000. To get a street level view, to me, well it blew me away.

    I also rarely use the keyboard because the keys are small, but the virtual keyboard gives word options when txting so it makes replying much faster.

    As for everything else, it does play mp3s very well and runs similar apps to what I have on my Ipod.

    It will automatically switch to my home wifi network rather than use 3g. Though the 3g is still pretty fast.

    As far as Verizon goes, I'm not a fan. I was with Alltel and got bought out by Verizion--their coverage in rural areas is superior to ATT's non-existant coverage. I have yet to drop a call.

    Is it better than an Iphone? Hard to say it's hands down better, but it does what an Iphone does (and more) and has better coverage.
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    Jan 09, 2010 7:05 PM GMT
    ajw18 saidMy friend works for Apple and got a report from work saying that Droid satisfaction is higher than that with the iPhone.


    that satisfaction has very little to do with these phones but their respective wireless carriers.

    There's something I do a lot with my iPhone(Rogers Canada), sometimes when Im talking to my friends, they ask me for directions or pictures or to send them an email or to text some other friend, I can do that while still talking to them. The call goes on a background process and I can continue talking to my friend at the same time Im sending an email or browsing the Internet. Of course ud need headphones or to turn the speaker on.

    You can't do that over Verizon and I think the droid does not offer support for the technology either but I might be wrong.
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    Jan 09, 2010 9:05 PM GMT
    That has to do with the limitations of CDMA. A lot of iphone fanatics seem to think that it's a limitation of the Android platform. It's not. Because you can talk and surf on any Android phone on T-Mobile. I can even do it on my Windows Mobile phone with ATT. The only "catch" is that the phone must be 3G capable, and a 3G network must be available. Because you can't talk and surf on EDGE. Ask any iphone 2G owner.
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    Jan 09, 2010 10:09 PM GMT
    I did try to talk and surf using wifi instead of 3g and it won't do that either. I can txt msg though. In Nebraska, AT&T's 3g coverage (for the most part) is limited to Omaha and Lincoln. I love that I can get 3g out here in the sticks. Still love the Droid though. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 09, 2010 10:39 PM GMT
    I got the Droid Eris (free with my "new every two"), and love it. It can lag a little sometimes, but I love the smaller form.
  • Squarejaw

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    Jan 09, 2010 11:01 PM GMT
    Does anyone have the Nexus One? I was going to get one this week, but the washing machine decided it needed $175 in repairs.
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    Jan 09, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
    NakedDevil saidI got the Droid Eris (free with my "new every two"), and love it. It can lag a little sometimes, but I love the smaller form.


    I got the Droid with my upgrade and paid $100 and i love it. I consider swiching to AT&T for the Iphone when my contract was up then i started researching and figured i'd wait until the droid came out. I was always hesitant about the Iphone because they are with AT&T. I so technical support for my company and we have both AT&T and Verizon and AT&T's network is always going down because it's overloaded.

    No the droid doesn't have as many apps as the Iphone but it has the apps i need does the job, love the Google OS i always hated the windows mobile OS so many problems with it. I find that commercial AT&T has about not being able to talk and surf the web on verizons phones and in the commercial they have the guy using a phone that looks like the droid. I'm able to talk and surf the net on my Droid just fine lol just like u can on the iphone

    Verizon also has their buy one get one free so you can get 2 droids or 2 droid eris for the price of one
  • HyannisGuy

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    Jan 11, 2010 7:43 PM GMT
    Wait for a little while and get the second generation (unlocked) Android from Google. It's faster, has a better keyboard, longer battery life, much better screen and more ap friendly.

    It will be out on the market in the next two months and is already out in limited markets for testing purposes. It's still not as great as the Iphone and nowhere near the amount of aps available but it's closer.
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    I would have an Iphone except for the horrible coverage from ATT
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    Jan 11, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    CapeCodder said

    It will be out on the market in the next two months and is already out in limited markets for testing purposes. It's still not as great as the Iphone and nowhere near the amount of aps available but it's closer.



    Of course there aren't as many apps as the iPhone... but give it a year. All the carriers will have it, and Google apps will leave Apple in the dust.
    I have the HTC Hero... it's gotten rave reviews and I will agree.

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    Jan 11, 2010 7:57 PM GMT
    danisnotstr8 said
    CapeCodder said

    It will be out on the market in the next two months and is already out in limited markets for testing purposes. It's still not as great as the Iphone and nowhere near the amount of aps available but it's closer.



    Of course there aren't as many apps as the iPhone... but give it a year. All the carriers will have it, and Google apps will leave Apple in the dust.
    I have the HTC Hero... it's gotten rave reviews and I will agree.



    Yeah, the camera resolution on your fucking phone managed to bring out the pores within my pores.icon_mad.gif
  • SanEsteban

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    Jan 12, 2010 1:29 PM GMT
    I got the Droid and what can I say... IT IS A COMMUNICATION MARVEL!!! Wow is it fast, the apps are incredible and you can't beat Verizon's coverage! It doesn't matter where I go, I have coverage! I love the fact that it has a pull out keyboard so it allows you to utilize the full screen for web browsing without having to have a virtual keyboard pop up all the time (it has virtual keyboards too if you like to use them). I have been absolutely amazed!!!
  • pandx970

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    Jan 13, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    At least compared to my friends' iPhones:

    Larger Screen
    Higher resolution for the screen
    Slimmer profile
    Slide-out keyboard

    As far as the hardware itself, I think the Droid speaks for itself.
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 13, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    The owner of the gym I work at got the Droid. After a week, she retuned it. It was too complex for her. I tried to help her, but still Droid is not as intuitive to operate as an Apple device.
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    Jan 13, 2010 2:48 AM GMT
    NakedDevil saidI got the Droid Eris (free with my "new every two"), and love it. It can lag a little sometimes, but I love the smaller form.


    This was the one I bought as well, as it was next to nothing with my upgrade.

    (I considered the Moto Droid...but didn't like the form factors of the keyboard. I won't get an iPhone as ATT is awful in my area. If Verizon got the iPhone I'd buy it in a hot minute.)

    I like my Eris though. The malleability is amazing. I've customized only bits and pieces but it's amazing. It even surfs RJ like a wonder! I'm often on RJ via my Eris these days. I even created a Google powerpoint presentation on it! Very cool stuff. I've downloaded lots of neat apps, and despite the lack of flash, I very much like the camera.

    I'd love to get a Nexus One...but will have to wait until it's subsidized...not playing for it unlocked.