I've never had any h/w problems with moto phones. The only issue I had with them is when the battery low alert starts sounding, it never stops and there's no way to silence it other than plug it into the charger. A real pain when your phone is low when you go to bed and it starts in the middle of the night. Thank goodness they didn't do that with the Droid!
They made a ton fo phones between the razr and the droid, and almost universally, they were awful.
Crazr? Motorkr? There was some awful stuff going on at motorola. They're back in a big way with the droid though. They've proved they can still make a great phone, and they're stock price shows that investors are believing in them again.
I owned two moto phones in my life, the Razr and the Droid, I was very happy with both of them. Obviously different, they both were perfect for the point in my life where I was at. After the Razr Moto fell off in a big way with crap devices, glad to see they are back. Of course having the backing of Big Red and The all mighty Google does help in a big way.
You probably got the wrong impression, or the people who told you bad about Moto had problems with them.
Yes, some Motorola phone models have had problems over the years but the majority of their phones are solid and well built. The best ones are the iDEN phones used on Nextel network for PTT. I used several of them and they were beasts. Why do you think construction industry uses them? I've seen those guys throw them across a room and they still work.
Anyway, to answer you, the Droid IS very well built. Solid construction, no cheap materials. I feel I can trust it and it's clear it will hold up for a long time.
Motorola always seemeed to have good phones for me. Coming from first having Nextel Motorola is all I used. Then when I switched to T-Mobile I first got the Razor which was simply a great phone. Went to the sidekick slide which I believed was made by Motorola and it was pretty good. Now have the Droid and again everything is fantastic. I have had great experience with Motorola and would trust their phones over others. The LG phones I had when I first came to Verizon were all horrible.
They used to employ a lot of people. I work with a lot of them now at a different company.
Yeah, the few that are left we need to keep our western/northwestern burbs in Chicago running! There's still that empty building up in Woodstock if anyone's interested. With a stoplight waiting to be used.
I don't think that Motorola generally made "bad" phones it's just that they were underwhelming. After the Razr the other companies started making phones that simply overshadowed the Motorola phones in styling.
Also, couldn't agree more about their software, it was atrocious at times.