- 05-27-2010, 05:13 PM #2
- 05-27-2010, 05:24 PM #3
- 05-27-2010, 05:43 PM #4
Re: How much longer will this Droid be on us market?
My bet is that it will stay around even after the Droid 2. If I were Verizon I would drop the price down to 100 or so keep it as a mid level android phone with the shadow Droid 2 and incredible as higher end phones. But that's me. Drop the devour down a little lower in price point and it seems like they would have a great lineup
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- 05-27-2010, 06:20 PM #5
- 05-28-2010, 11:44 AM #6
Yeah, given that it's one of Verizon's best selling phones (period) and the high-end smartphone of the moment with a physical keyboard, I don't foresee it vanishing into the night like the Eris. Also, since the Nexus One won't be on the network, its only 2.0 competition is the Incredible I believe. But that goes back to personal preference since a keyboard is its major selling point.
- 05-28-2010, 03:54 PM #7
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- 05-28-2010, 04:55 PM #9
I think a lot of you are thinking strictly on replacement ideas but in reality the Droid is prob the most advertised cellphone on tv and is the first device to come to mind when you ask sombody on the street "what comes to mind when you think of android?". Even if they heavily advertise the new phones and remove the droid commercials, the droid commercials have set the bar of what to expect.
- 05-28-2010, 06:17 PM #10
- 05-29-2010, 07:58 PM #11
It will be gone soon
The droid will disappear in few months. Unfortunately I don't think motorola as a company will survive either. There is no differentiation among android products with companies coming out with better and better products. Verizon won't keep them around if their products fail to sell right now best android phone is evo
- 05-29-2010, 08:03 PM #12
It's highly unlikely that the EVO will sell as much as the Droid because not only is it on Sprint (a carrier that loses tons of customers every quarter) but Sprint's shooting itself by charging more money for the 4G whether people have it or not.
The Droid will be around for a long while, at least until end of 2010.
- 05-29-2010, 08:21 PM #13
I only got my Droid a month ago & I'm loving it! I looked twice now at the incredible and just can't convince myself it is really an upgrade or even any better than the Droid. I also do not care for sense. If you like sense and don't need/want a physical keyboard then perhaps the Incredible or EVO (its BIG though) or new Shadow are better choices. The Droid's keyboard gets a bad rep, it isn't great, but t is not bad at all. Very useable and far better than the virtual Android (or sense) keyboards.
The Droid has been an extremely popular phone and isn't going away anytime soon... and if you're OK with the restrictions and get it from WireFly/Let's Talk/Amazon etc like I did you'll only pay approx $19.95 which is just awesome for the quality you get with a Droid.
- 05-29-2010, 08:25 PM #14
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- 05-29-2010, 11:27 PM #17
I really have no idea where you pulled that from. Seems to be just your opinion. Not trying to bash you but try to atleast explain your predictions instead of just stating an opinion as if it were a fact.
- 05-31-2010, 03:34 AM #18
- 05-31-2010, 10:06 AM #19
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Look regardless of what phones are coming out, and what phones are getting updates, the Droid is probably the most popular, as far as sales, Android phone out there at the moment. I wait tables at a very large and popular place here in Philly, and I see almost as many Droids as I do iPhones.
This phone is not going anywhere any time soon..OG Droid > Moto Droid 3.
- 05-31-2010, 11:41 AM #20
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The quest for the "eternal" cell phone should just end already The droid is an awesome phone. Other phones have come out since that are more powerful and probably more awesome. But this cycle will never end. You could keep "holding out" for what's next and well 10 years will pass you by and well you get the point.
Fwiw, the droid 2 will eventually replace the original droid, but is that a bad thing? I dont think so. You will not be forced to upgrade and you will be able to download most of the latest and greatest android apps even if you do not upgrade for another year. And when it is time to upgrade, you can stick with this line and go with the Droid 2. If rumors are correct, it will preserve the physical keyboard with slight mods, and by going this route, moto's droid might stick around for a while.
All that said, upgrades in the android OS to me are not that important right now. They are upgrading at breakneck pace and the customer facing features that arise are really not that game changing to me. So the nexus one has froyo already, so what? I've had all those features pretty much since the Droid was rooted and to be honest, they haven't even changed my opinion or basic usage of the phone at all.
So, in summary, if you're ready to buy new and need the latest and greatest, well the moto droid is no longer that. But if you don't care about that and want a killer phone for a possibly cheaper price, the moto droid is still a bad-*** phone.
If i were buying new today, i'd heavily check out the incredible and it would mostly come down to my feelings on sense ui.
- 06-01-2010, 05:54 AM #21
With all the rumors and speculation going around I'm going to predict the Droid 2 will be released on Verizon as early as December 2010 or early January 2011. With that said, the 1st generation Droid has had such a positive impact on the Android OS that I can't see Verizon doing an end of life on it right after Droid 2 comes out. But maybe within 1-3 months after.
- 06-01-2010, 10:59 AM #22
- 06-01-2010, 12:28 PM #23
Correct me if I'm wrong, but other than the N1 and the less powerful Moment, the Moto Droid is the only phone that is running stock Android and has specs that enable it to run Froyo. Obviously the N1 gets the upgrades first but the Droid, all things considered, isn't too far behind when OS upgrades are pushed out. And as far as I know the Moment just got 2.1 within the past few weeks or so, which is rather late compared to the good ol' Droid.
I say all that to make the point that the Droid still has appeal, or should still have appeal, to those looking for the newest and greatest thing because it's going to get Froyo, and most likely Gingerbread, before any of the other phones running Sense or MotoBlur. I'd say that's a pretty big selling point for consumers and reason for Verizon to keep it around for a while.
Last edited by BDR885; 06-01-2010 at 12:30 PM.