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    Default What Would You Have Liked To See On The Droid 2

    I like most of what we have on the Droid 2. I think probably one thing that I wish the phone had that it doesn't have is an AMOLED screen similar to what is on the Droid Incredible.

    What things do you wish the phone had put on it that it doesn't have?
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    That would be cool, or even HD radio, or Satellite.
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    I would have liked HD video, and possibly a better camera. That's probably my biggest gripe. To me, it seems to be somewhat out of place. With other comparable phones having HD video, it just seems like the D2 skimped in this area for some reason and it's a glaring difference.
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    A better camera. My BB had a better camera.
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    I wish it could sync with Outlook calendar, notes, and tasks (not exchange, outlook).

    I wish the default email app could create new folders and delete emails from the server.

    I wish the camera and reception was better.

    I wish the voice command app would read my text messages thru my BT headset.

    I wish the home screen would turn to landscape with the keyboard in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DolfanCole View Post
    I would have liked HD video, and possibly a better camera. That's probably my biggest gripe. To me, it seems to be somewhat out of place. With other comparable phones having HD video, it just seems like the D2 skimped in this area for some reason and it's a glaring difference.
    I get the feeling they didn't go with the HD, or the 8 mega pixel camera because they wanted the phone to be very distinguishable from the X. They didn't want the phone to be somewhat of the same thing as the X, with just a smaller screen.

    When I picked the phone over the X, it was for a couple of different reasons. The first primarily being that the phone came with Android 2.2 already installed. I wasn't going to have to wait anymore for the latest operating system build. The second being it doesn't have the physical buttons on the front. I didn't want the physical buttons on the front that the X has.

    Regarding the HD capability that is one of those things I'd probably never use. I'm not that interested in watching movies and such on my phone. I'll do that on the computer or tv. LOL

    But, I do see your point. Ultimately the d2 is the same thing as the d1 only with a faster processor and some astetic changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulDroidR2D2 View Post
    I get the feeling they didn't go with the HD, or the 8 mega pixel camera because they wanted the phone to be very distinguishable from the X. They didn't want the phone to be somewhat of the same thing as the X, with just a smaller screen.

    When I picked the phone over the X, it was for a couple of different reasons. The first primarily being that the phone came with Android 2.2 already installed. I wasn't going to have to wait anymore for the latest operating system build. The second being it doesn't have the physical buttons on the front. I didn't want the physical buttons on the front that the X has.

    Regarding the HD capability that is one of those things I'd probably never use. I'm not that interested in watching movies and such on my phone. I'll do that on the computer or tv. LOL

    But, I do see your point. Ultimately the d2 is the same thing as the d1 only with a faster processor and some astetic changes.
    I think that's probably why they did it as well. But, it seems to stick out like a sore thumb as a glaring difference between it and other phones. Maybe we're getting to the "saturation point" in that there are going to be so many different phones available that there will have to be slight feature differences such as this to distinguish them.

    I must say that I rarely use my camera on my phone (BB Tour), and I never use the video camera. The camera's not bad, I just don't use it that much as there are better alternatives. I don't ever use the video camera mainly because it sucks and it's really not even worth it. And the screen size on my Tour is not something you want to use for anything like picture or video viewing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DolfanCole View Post
    I think that's probably why they did it as well. But, it seems to stick out like a sore thumb as a glaring difference between it and other phones. Maybe we're getting to the "saturation point" in that there are going to be so many different phones available that there will have to be slight feature differences such as this to distinguish them.

    I must say that I rarely use my camera on my phone (BB Tour), and I never use the video camera. The camera's not bad, I just don't use it that much as there are better alternatives. I don't ever use the video camera mainly because it sucks and it's really not even worth it. And the screen size on my Tour is not something you want to use for anything like picture or video viewing.
    I use my camera, but that is mostly for work. I take pictures of damaged goods on loads that I deliver to customers.

    Personally I think they could have done the 8 mega pixel camera and hd and still had the phone distinguished from the X simply because of the size of the screen.

    That was the other reason I didn't care for the X. To me it is too big. I don't want a phone that big.

    On the flip side, isn't nice to be able to have these types of choices? With Apple and the iPhone, that is all you have. You can't choose different service providers, different types of screens, or etc.

    With Android we don't have to limit ourselves to a single provider, or even a single phone. If your preference is a large screen you have the choice of an X, or an EVO. You have phones that 1 gig processors in them and others with slower processors. We have the luxury of choice which is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulDroidR2D2 View Post
    I get the feeling they didn't go with the HD, or the 8 mega pixel camera because they wanted the phone to be very distinguishable from the X. They didn't want the phone to be somewhat of the same thing as the X, with just a smaller screen.

    When I picked the phone over the X, it was for a couple of different reasons. The first primarily being that the phone came with Android 2.2 already installed. I wasn't going to have to wait anymore for the latest operating system build. The second being it doesn't have the physical buttons on the front. I didn't want the physical buttons on the front that the X has.

    Regarding the HD capability that is one of those things I'd probably never use. I'm not that interested in watching movies and such on my phone. I'll do that on the computer or tv. LOL

    But, I do see your point. Ultimately the d2 is the same thing as the d1 only with a faster processor and some astetic changes.
    Pretty certain that was the reason as well. HD video on the X really isn't that impressive anyway. 720p does look might nice on a spec sheet though. and I still have yet to see any visual evidence that the 5mp cam on the D2 is inferior to the X, I've just been taking peoples theoretical words for it, but I digress...

    I don't see why Moto 86'd the FM radio. The screen size, HDMI out, and video recording ability was more than enough to make the X distinguishable. They didn't have to "X" out the radio.
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    I would have preferred that it came with vanilla Froyo. That would have made it a desirable device. Seems like there won't be anymore vanilla builds of the OS until Gingerbread.
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    When sending MMS or uploading a picture taken by the camera to facebook, I wish it would not automatically change the orientation to landscape! SO annyoing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwaynewilliams View Post
    I would have preferred that it came with vanilla Froyo. That would have made it a desirable device. Seems like there won't be anymore vanilla builds of the OS until Gingerbread.
    I was hoping for chocolate fudge froyo. LOL

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    Should've been:

    *stock 2.2
    *HD camera
    *Front facing camera


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    Quote Originally Posted by cgull View Post
    Should be Global.
    Will be global.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GenericMessage View Post
    Should've been:

    *stock 2.2
    *HD camera
    *Front facing camera


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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulDroidR2D2 View Post
    Stock 2.2? What do you mean by stock 2.2? It has 2.2 installed on it.
    The original 2.2 like what is found on the original Droid or the Nexus One.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushido Brown View Post
    The original 2.2 like what is found on the original Droid or the Nexus One.
    How is it different on there Droid 2?


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    im going to be getting a droid 2 soon. im just waiting for verizon to refund my 213.99 when i returned my droid x and refund my 2 yr contract.

    the droid 2 is the best android phone with a physical keyboard on verizon, and since verizon is my only option right now i don't have much of a choice to get anything else.

    the only thing i can complain about the droid 2 is that the camera should have been upgraded to something higher than 5.0. a 6.0 mp would have been perfect, instead of completely ignoring the camera when designing the droid 2. another thing, that i think is more important than the rear facing camera, a front facing vga camera for video chatting would have been a huge feature for the droid 2
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    Megapixels mean nothing dude. They're nothing but marketing tools .
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    Quote Originally Posted by markml0528 View Post
    im going to be getting a droid 2 soon. im just waiting for verizon to refund my 213.99 when i returned my droid x and refund my 2 yr contract.

    the droid 2 is the best android phone with a physical keyboard on verizon, and since verizon is my only option right now i don't have much of a choice to get anything else.

    the only thing i can complain about the droid 2 is that the camera should have been upgraded to something higher than 5.0. a 6.0 mp would have been perfect, instead of completely ignoring the camera when designing the droid 2. another thing, that i think is more important than the rear facing camera, a front facing vga camera for video chatting would have been a huge feature for the droid 2
    The 5 megapixel camera isn't that bad. The lenses on these cameras are so small that higher pixels does not generally mean better pics.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulDroidR2D2 View Post
    How is it different on there Droid 2?
    Droid 2 has Blur on it, which, in addition to a custom launcher and widgets, replaces some of the functionality of stock Android with Motorola's crap.

    You can chose to not use the widgets and replace the launcher if you don't like it, but many Blur services still load in the background and I haven't yet found replacements for some things to get me back to what I had on my Droid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drathos View Post
    Droid 2 has Blur on it, which, in addition to a custom launcher and widgets, replaces some of the functionality of stock Android with Motorola's crap.

    You can chose to not use the widgets and replace the launcher if you don't like it, but many Blur services still load in the background and I haven't yet found replacements for some things to get me back to what I had on my Droid.
    Thanks for the info. I didn't know that.
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    I would love to see 720p video recording and update to the blur launcher without that opening and closing animation it slows down the opening and closing animation makes it painful to use
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