Droid or Touch Pro 2?
I recently just broke my BB storm. (slipped on ice and cracked the screen). I'm rather bored with blackberries and want to try something new. Do you guys have any recommendations for recent smartphones from verizon? i am currently looking at the Droid and HTC TP2. What are your opinions on both of them and which is better?
Im looking for:
a solid ui
facebook, i/m, and email address accounts. (facebook chat would be great also)
No more battery pulls when the memory gets low. Wtf is the point of a phone when its slower than you can use it.
decent battery life since most of my time is on the browser.
I understand that both phones don't have flash but what are the chances of a future update? And how hard is it to hack it to use tethering? Btw, i would be syncing the phone to a mac computer. Is itunes integration decent and overall acceptable for a mac? Any help is appreciated. Thank you!
- 02-19-2010, 08:30 AM #2
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Droid is getting Flash in a future update. Touch Pro 2 is Windows Mobile, and on the 528mhz Qualcomm chip, the Droid is a more powerful phone, by far. I'd never go Windows Mobile unless Windows Phone 7 Series is epic, but it won't run on a Touch Pro 2 anyways, hardware is too weak.
- 02-19-2010, 09:18 AM #3
- 02-19-2010, 09:30 AM #4
As a former Touch Pro 2 owner, I will say that they are both great phones for their own reasons. The Touch Pro 2 has an awesome keyboard, is a global phone, has a great phone/speakerphone combo and interface, and benefits from Touch Flo covering up most of WM. It is also a solid device, feels good in the hands, and is great for messaging and texting.
Having said that, I switched to the Droid because I'm tired of Windows Mobile, and I love the community here at Android Central. I enjoy the flexibility in the Android OS, and the possibilites of what it can do are very exciting to me. The Motorola Droids glass, capacitive screen is much moe durable than that of the TP2 (much less resistant to scratching) and is much easier to use. Also, at the time I owned my Touch Pro 2, the Verizon version had an issue where it would get stuck on a 1x connection in strong 3G areas. That has since been fixed with a ROM update.
The battery life on the Droid is better, and let's face it, the forum members on AC are off the hook friendly.
- 02-19-2010, 12:42 PM #5
The only reason you should get a TP2 over a Droid is if you can afford having both phones. And yes Cory is absolutely correct about the AC community, Jeremy the Admin is always up on the latest news and the moderators are always helping him help everyone here...then theres Gbhil the mad genius who helps us all with rooting and what not. Though some of us are part of other forums AC is home.
- 02-19-2010, 05:14 PM #6
- 02-19-2010, 07:30 PM #7
Thank you for all of the info on the phones. I am leaning owards the HTC. It may have windws 6.5 but I love the keyboard (avid txter) and i have always heard htc to make amazing phones.
Im going to the verizon store tomorrow and will mess with both phones. is their a date as to when windows 7 will come out? I usually go thru a new phone every year. If it's coming out soon, I will hold off but if not I will get either the droid or htc.
Battery life isnt to important and flash would just be an extra. Like i said, i justneed to txt and would love aim chat, facebook chat, etc.
Do either phones support viigo like on the blackberry?
*edit* the droid is looking better and better. lol, what to do...
Last edited by leingod; 02-20-2010 at 12:40 AM. Reason: not sure...
- 02-20-2010, 11:25 AM #9
I'd get the DROID. Why? Because as soon as Windows Phone 7 Series comes out (later this year) you have an obsolete piece of technology in your hand.
Go DROID, it'll be updated for a long time still, as it is currently Motorola and Verizons flagship model.