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Buying a New Phone thinking Between some choices want opinions
My wife and I currently have blackbery curve's and dont like that we get emails like 7-8 hours late texts/picture mails with delays and my wife's phone recently had a error and her entire phone book had to erase and got restored from mine.
We are thinking of getting Android's as replacements and she wants one with a physical keyboard.
I got for her the Droid1 and i am thinking of getting the same for myself.
(we are currently in contract and buying off of ebay as buying from "big Red" would be $500+ each... no)
are the big differences between droid1/2 the speed of the chip going from 600mhz>1ghz and the onboard memory.
I can just get a 32gb microsdhc card and use that for the droid 1. will the clockspeed just make a difference in how many apps open at once or is really detrimentally slower?
Thanks in advance.
- 11-10-2010, 04:47 PM #2
welcome to the forums, dee!
the droid 2 is a solid upgrade over the droid 1, though the 1 does have its merits as well. the droid 2 has a better keyboard, is a bit faster, and has more memory for apps. that said, a sticking point for some people on the droid 2 is that it has the motorola blur UI on the device. blur is not bad by any means, but many people prefer a stock android UI, which the droid 1 has.
i owned a droid 1, and loved it. and even though it doesnt have as fast a processor, its still a pretty darn fast device in its own right. for me, it comes down to whether or not you care about having the blur UI or not. i can tell you for me personally, if i were given a choice between the 2 phones, i would go with the droid 1, but i also like hacking and flashing roms, and the droid 1 is a lot easier to do that kind of stuff on. i would do some research and see which will be a better fit for you. i would also swing by the droid 2 forums to ask some questions of people that are better versed with the droid 2
- 11-11-2010, 12:50 AM #3
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Welcome, Dee. I haven't compared to the new gen of Droids (X & 2), but I just picked up a Droid OG (1) today and so far have been happy. It's an inexpensive way to get in to the android goodness with a solid device, and without contract issues. If you get a Droid on the (fairly) cheap, you can still make the jump when you can get a subsidized on-contract phone again.
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well i was able to haggle with guy on craigs list for a droid 1 for $90 and bought one off of ebay for $149. since our contract doesnt expire(new every 2) till 9/25/2011 we didnt like the blackberries and got newer phones.
can the moto blur(?) be installed to Droid 1 with a hacked rom?
- 11-12-2010, 12:49 AM #5
not full-on motoblur, but sometimes rom developers will incorporate features of other UI's into their roms. there are a ton of rom options available for the original droid, so there should be plenty for you to choose from if you go that route
- 11-12-2010, 03:57 PM #6