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    Default Gizmodo Tears Apart Droid X

    This is my first post and I just wanted to let you guys know that Gizmodo is spewing some horrendous stuff on the X. Go defend your phone. I don't own a X or even an Android phone but Ive had the pleasure of spending some time using an X and I don't think its anywhere near as bad as what these guys are saying.

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    I just read that...they slam the software and blur much more than any review I've come across.
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    This is probably the most classic line in the review! "The ice scraper-***-phone is hardware unabashedly designed to provoke the most raging nerd ***** possible:"
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    i think this reviewer used the phone for like an hour. sorry, i will trust guys like phil who used the phone for a couple of weeks
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    Honestly I dont understand what he is talking about. "Motoblur" or whatever you wanna call the new Android skin looks good and works well. I found that it was very unobtrusive. This UI thing with the Android phones is totally overblown. Ive found that at the end of the day you can side step these mild UI tweaks and just do what you want.

    I mean can somone explain to me how this UI is different than Sense or the stock Vanilla Android UI? Are they really THAT different that it would make this phone un-usable? I smell bull in this article.
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    Just a stupid iPhone fanboy. Pay no attention.
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    That review could not be more different than every other one I've read. The freaking out over the moto-blurish thing is driving me nuts...if it is that bad remove the widgets and don't set them up to sync with anything.
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    I like Engadget more than Gizmodo anyway.
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    i mean it is gizmodo they are pretty iphone biased in my opinion
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    "Tears apart the Droid X".... a bit misleading. I thought this would be a hardware breakdown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natemz View Post
    Just a stupid iPhone fanboy. Pay no attention.
    I like that all these websites are fanboys of everything haha.

    Last i heard for the last month is Gizmodo are iPhone haters now.

    It is quite possible he just didn't enjoy the phone. No harm for you if you enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond32 View Post
    "Tears apart the Droid X".... a bit misleading. I thought this would be a hardware breakdown.
    No sorry, didn't mean to mislead anyone.

    But you know one of those has probably already happened. =)
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    Keeping my eye out. I want to see the guts lol.
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    Brutal review. He kept harping on the widgets. I don't get it though. Just delete them? I never use the social networking widgets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natemz View Post
    Just a stupid iPhone fanboy. Pay no attention.
    Exactly.

    Nate, I'm looking forward to some killer themes from you.
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    Why does everyone say as soon as a article in a magazine, blog or whatever says their phone is not what was expected that they " are biased to the iPhone". I understand people are going to defend their phones or whatever but I mean come on. Everyone says the same thing. Oh the put my phone down. They just Liberia iPhone. If u don't like the review don't read it move on. It is their opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougB541 View Post
    I like that all these websites are fanboys of everything haha.

    Last i heard for the last month is Gizmodo are iPhone haters now.

    It is quite possible he just didn't enjoy the phone. No harm for you if you enjoy it.
    Gizmodo lost Apple's favor when the reported on the new Iphone prior to its release (The whole bar fiasco). Now they aren't getting invitations to any Apple event (Like the one on Friday). There seems to be a lot more Apple bashing on Giz now more than Engadget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by areyes163 View Post
    Why does everyone say as soon as a article in a magazine, blog or whatever says their phone is not what was expected that they " are biased to the iPhone". I understand people are going to defend their phones or whatever but I mean come on. Everyone says the same thing. Oh the put my phone down. They just Liberia iPhone. If u don't like the review don't read it move on. It is their opinion.
    I would not make the "iPhone fanboy" accusation; because frankly I find that to be a rather weak response to what I see as a bad review.

    I'm just in awe that he's calling the phone unusable because he doesn't like the widgets? Or did I miss something?
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    That review was a little ridiculous. I like how there were two photos of the phone operating and a bajillion and one of it on a street grate or a fence post or a brick next to a flower.

    Reminds me of this discussion with my girlfriend last night. Watched a documentary about this guy and his kids and how the family is pretty messed up. And in the middle of the thing, it just goes to music and you see a flower, and then it pans up to the sky. I just looked at her and said, "thats what happens when you have documentary filmmaker that wants to get artistic: crap that doesn't make any sense!"
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    Thats how I felt about the review. Also the language was quite juvenile for a prominent website such as Giz. Haven't been there in a while, but I hope this isn't representative of their current "style".

    I ordered my phone and feel none the worse after reading this "review".

    Now, it just needs to get here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond32 View Post
    "Tears apart the Droid X".... a bit misleading. I thought this would be a hardware breakdown.
    Ha...they do more bashing here:
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    And this is the part that sucks, they're Gizmodo, and they're probably right. I expected as much, anyway.

    Apple hates Gizmodo, by the way, for tearing apart the iPhone 4 prototype if nothing else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VDoubleUVR6 View Post
    Ha...they do more bashing here:
    Yeah its an all out assault. Though I just read the same report on the home page here. That eFuse deal sounds crappy and seems to be fueling Gizmodo's disdain for this phone. And that should have a thread all to itself because I can see that being a downer to the enthusiasts here. But it doesn't really relate to a review of this phone's functionality as is.
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    im just going to send his email to a bunch of porn sites, non effective but easy and funny
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    Seems like the photos of the device (not from the device) are very sharp, clear, and have blown out light colors. Looks like an iP4 photo honestly. Wonder if that's what gizmodo used?
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    It was a terrible article. He spent more time going to the thesarus than using the phone. Every video I've seen of the X is the opposite of what he wrote about.
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