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Which Droid?
September 9, 2010
8:43 pm
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Pauline East
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Hi,

After attending the “Geeks” seminar at the Gypsy Rally, it peaked my interest in a Droid.  Coincidentally, I returned home to find a flyer from Verizon on new phones in my mail.  I'm confused because the flyer shows TWO different Droid, both listed as “new”.  One is the Droid 2, Android trailblazer with Android 2.2 OS with 1 GHz processor, Full suite of Google apps, and Adobe Flash 10.1.  The other is the Droid X with 8 MP camera, Brilliant 4.3″ display, and High-def camcorder.  Both are Motorola and both are the same price.  This would be my first “smart” phone, so I don't know what to look for, or what questions to ask to determine which is the better choice.  HELP!!???? 

Thanks,  Pauline  Cry

September 9, 2010
10:48 pm
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David Cross
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It has to be your decision, but I bought the Droid X and then took it back. It has a better camera then the Droid 2 and a bigger screen, but it's speaker is very small. I couldn't hear it ring. The Droid 2 is the same size as the original Droid. I like it better and I can hear it ring too. Look at both of them in the store. Hold them, play with them and then make up your mind. The apps are the same on both. As I said, the X has a little larger screen and a 8mp camera while the 2 has a 5mp camera and a slightly smaller screen. Also, the 2 has a real keyboard while the X only has the on screen keyboard.

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September 9, 2010
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We have the original Motorola Droid … at 9 months old it was obsolete!  How can anyone keep up?@!  The Droid 2 is the very latest in the Motorola line, Droid X is the one just before.  From what I've seen and read, I think I'd pick the 2.  Here's a review I found interesting because it's written by a self-proclaimed iPhone 'snob':

The term 'Droid' actually refers to the operating system (yes, just like a computer, phones now have operating systems!) Android OS by Google.  The Android operating system can run on a variety of phones.  Ours are by Motorola, others are by HTC, e.g. the Incredible.

Both the original Droid and the Droid 2 have the physical keyboard.  You'll be surprised at how good the onscreen keyboard is on both.  The 2 has a better physical keyboard.

Phone models are getting to be more like cars … dozens of makes and models.  The manufacturer can be an important element in your choice, then it usually turns on specific features that you want, price, or sometimes just color!

When it comes to cell phones – a primary consideration is the cellular carrier.  Verizon is generally accepted as having the best coverage nationwide and therefore is a favorite among RVers.  The Droid is available on Verizon.  The iPhone is only available on AT&T.  They are all comparable.  You need to take them for a test drive!

September 19, 2010
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Since the Droid is now “obsolete” perhaps this forum should be renamed “Android OS Smartphones” or just “Smartphones”

September 20, 2010
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True, but 'Droid' is shorter Wink

September 20, 2010
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Can't wait to get one!!Cool

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