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  1. OutKast

    OutKast SVT=Fast Established Member

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    So the Blackberry is getting old and I saw this commercial. General searching has not turned up much more than its a motorola phone that is supposed to like the iphone. Is anyone planning on getting one when they come out? Why does George Lucas own (by trademark) the word Droid?

    Whats the details on this thing?

    PS Not going to get an iphone because I won't switch to AT&T.
     
  2. dirty_canadian

    dirty_canadian Team Beast Coatings. Established Member

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    The motorola droid is going to be an amazing phone, search some more, it has had three names but it is now called droid, running android 2.0, you can get a multimedia dock for 30$, its got one of the biggest, highest resolution screens ever(3x the pixels of an iphone screen) 5megapixel camera, android now has over 12,000 applications with hundreds more daily. 16gb sd card included.
     
  3. Common

    Common Active Member Established Member

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    I-phone contract with att expires in 2010, if the I-phone goes to open market, it will murder the sales of this seemingly good phone.
     
  4. dirty_canadian

    dirty_canadian Team Beast Coatings. Established Member

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    probably right but i had one and hated it so now im just hoping for something usefull.
     
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    Nvr_Spds Pushrod > 4v Established Member

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    IcE Member Established Member

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    Getting one this friday actually, the reviews so far seem very positive.
     
  7. THE_STIG

    THE_STIG Active Member Established Member

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    Anyone have a picture of this "Droid"?
     
  8. Common

    Common Active Member Established Member

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  9. ThrottleJunkie

    ThrottleJunkie God Bless Silicone Established Member

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    Here's a couple links that will probably help you out.

    First is from Phandroid.com. It's just a quick video hardware overview. They should have a full video review early next week.
    Motorola Droid Hardware Overview | Android Phone Fans

    The second is from Boygeniusreport.com. Just goes over some official specs with a few photos.
    Motorola DROID finally official, coming November 6th for $199 « Boy Genius Report

    Just keep an eye on those couple sites and you'll get all the information you'll ever need about the Motorola Droid and other Android devices. HTC will be launching an Android device on Verizon just a couple weeks after the Motorola. Unlike the Motorola, it will be a candy bar style phone; no slide out keyboard (think iphone) so if you prefer an on-screen keyboard then you might wanna look into that. It's called the Eris, I believe.
     
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  10. PoohBear

    PoohBear I am the Red Cyclone Established Member

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    The Droid has an actual onscreen keyboard as well. I guess Motorola is giving people the option to use whichever one they like, though the reviews don't seem so fond of the slide-out keyboard. And as far as the Eris, it's going to be Verizon's Hero. These phone look good.
     
  11. astrodudepsu

    astrodudepsu 1of72 Hater Established Member

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    There is also an andriod phone by HTC, which from what I've heard (by someone who works at VZW) it's better than the moto.
     
  12. offroadkarter

    offroadkarter Professional S***poster Established Member

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    I think thats gonna be my next phone since the voyager is crapping out...
     
  13. txyaloo

    txyaloo New Member Established Member

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    "Droid" is just the name of every phone running Android 2.0. The Motorola version's name is the Motorola Shoals. It looks like a Palm Classic from 1998 and the hardware keyboard looks almost unusable for anyone that has hands bigger than a baby. I'm jut not a fan of Android, but the HTC device does look nice. I'll stick with this for now:
     
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  14. OutKast

    OutKast SVT=Fast Established Member

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    199, I guess that is with a two year renewal. I hope verizon will have a working demo in stores when this comes out.

    Thanks for the info, with a 2 year old and a 3 month old, personal internet time is very limited, but its a good reason.
     
  15. ThrottleJunkie

    ThrottleJunkie God Bless Silicone Established Member

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    Fixed :thumbsup:
     
  16. VirtualSVT

    VirtualSVT lolololololololololol Established Member

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    It'll take a huge chunk of the market from BB users that aren't corporate driven.

    I've used a few of our new Droid based phones and they fly. The operating system just feels like it was made in a shed out back.
     
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    txyaloo New Member Established Member

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    :lol: I thought there was an E in it, but it just didn't look right and spell check didn't like it either.

    It may. BB users really like that form factor. If the Shoales didn't have such a shitty keyboard it could be a winner.
     
  18. VirtualSVT

    VirtualSVT lolololololololololol Established Member

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    Eh. I don't see them making a CDMA version with LTE around the corner.

    and TMO's 3G isn't the right freq.
     
  19. astrodudepsu

    astrodudepsu 1of72 Hater Established Member

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    Iphones broke exclusivity in Canada. And from what I've read they are running on CDMA up there.
     
  20. VirtualSVT

    VirtualSVT lolololololololololol Established Member

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    Apple has not made a CDMA radioed phone.

    Telus just rolled out HSPA which is GSM based and they are carrying the iPhone now.
     

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