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    Default Is the Motorola Droid a good phone?

    I'm looking to get an Android (Motorola) phone to use until I upgrade to the Bionic in April.

    Is the Motorola Droid a good representation of Android? Or would I be disappointed?

    I'd get a Droid X but they are going to $200+. I'm finding a lot of VZW Motorola Droids on eBay for $70-$150. That's more in my price range.

    Thanks for any advice!
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    Yes its a good phone. Keyboard is okay on that phone. But if your waiting until the bionic then that phone is good enough until the bionic comes out.
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    Where are you looking? I have an Original Droid rooted (lithium mod) the screen is cracked from the top right corner to the speaker hole 1/4 screen is dead. evil Bay has DX averaging $335+. Verizon wants $298 for a refurbished Orig Droid. New every 2 is dead and my contract isn't up untill October. I understand your pain..

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    Forgot to mention. The original Droid is Verizon's only pure android phone. Every other Verizon android phone is blurred, sensed, otherwise poluted by the manufactrer and Verizon.

    Free range android rules. Its your phone not verizons!
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    I've been looking on eBay. An original Moto Droid just went for $117.

    The Droid X's range depending on condition. Saw one for $220.
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    Droid is a great phone, stock android, solid hardware and its completely hackable. Its a great device after you root and install cyanogen.

    This would be a great phone for you to get acquainted with android and hopefully you decide to root it too, it opens up a whole new world and breathes new life into your device.

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    What ^they^ all said.
    The OG Droid is a great phone... I say get one!!
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    Moto droid is fabulous! My GF still rocks hers with Pete's BB. Don't pay more than 150.
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    Thanks, Johnly! I definitely won't. It's a pretty old phone. And I'll only be using it a few months. If I can't find one for $75-110, I'll just wait for the Bionic!
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    Mine will be here tomorrow so I hope it's good enough till the bionic comes out lol. I ended up paying 150 on ebay but it was from an ebay store that sells many phones. Thought maybe the phone would be in better shape that way! I will throw my thoughts ur way after getting switched over tomorrow night! I can't wait to get rid of the BB!!!
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    Please do! Would love to know how you like/dislike it!
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    Don't think you can go wrong with the Droid for a temp phone. I have the DX and have thought about getting a Droid for a backup phone. It will give you a great showing of android! Go for it!
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    I think if you spend some time looking, you could grab one off craigs or ebay for 99 I hope! The bionic is going to be hot!
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    Might be old but an upgrade from the bb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RHChan84 View Post
    Might be old but an upgrade from the bb.
    Very true. The Droid came out 45 days after I got my BB Storm. I was not happy, lol.
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    And luckily I'm coming from a BlackBerry Tour. So I didn't get used to the Storm's surepress®.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisy View Post
    And luckily I'm coming from a BlackBerry Tour. So I didn't get used to the Storm's surepress®.
    I thought I liked surepress until I had my DX. I can't stand it any more, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RHChan84 View Post
    Might be old but an upgrade from the bb.
    yep, but that A8 chip runs at a Ghz, and runs the latest OS and flash, so saying it is old is only half the story ha ha!! It is, and continues to get premium support at XDA and beyond. I agree, I had a storm, junk it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnly View Post
    yep, but that A8 chip runs at a Ghz, and runs the latest OS and flash, so saying it is old is only half the story ha ha!! It is, and continues to get premium support at XDA and beyond. I agree, I had a storm, junk it was.
    Thats crazy to me how this phone can still run latest os! Far cry from BB no doubt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jebulls View Post
    Thats crazy to me how this phone can still run latest os! Far cry from BB no doubt!
    My thoughts too, though now that I think of it, I think the chip is a arm A7. Still a **** of a phone, fast as anything out single core wise with good modding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnly View Post
    My thoughts too, though now that I think of it, I think the chip is a arm A7. Still a **** of a phone, fast as anything out single core wise with good modding.
    Lol, it's very telling when a phone that is almost two years old is still relevant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty_82 View Post
    Lol, it's very telling when a phone that is almost two years old is still relevant!
    13 months old any way right? I agree bro, that is a long time for a phone to still run with the big dogs!
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    How much are Droid incredibles?

    That would beat a og Droid actually. Haha, newer, faster, 1 ghz chip and a slcd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by igotsanevo4g View Post
    How much are Droid incredibles?

    That would beat a og Droid actually. Haha, newer, faster, 1 ghz chip and a slcd.
    And her Bionic will beat the TB/EVO/INC and everything else ha ha ha, lol.
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    I loved the surpress then I got my DX and now "Surepress what..."

    It's kinda sad on RIMS part then a OG Droid from 2 years ago can run flash and all sorts of other stuff, yet the latest and greatest BB cannot do half of what OG Droid can do. My brother has the OG droid and once he gets a new phone, I'll take that droid to mess with if he doesn't want to sell it.
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