- 196 Posts
- Stocked out! Whoo!!!
- 04-14-2011, 12:50 PM #2
- 04-14-2011, 09:07 PM #3
I, too, am getting discouraged. I actually went to my local VZW store and played with the Droid 2 Global for a bit.
I tried typing a bunch and the keyboard wasn't that bad. Still... I don't know if I want a phone where the keyboard "isn't too bad"! If the Merge never comes, I could like it--I admit I typed much faster and more accurately than with the on-screen keyboard on my DX--but I really think the Merge's keyboard is better, and I'll feel lame if I get the D2 and the Merge comes out shortly after. I just wish I knew whether or not to keep waiting!
For anyone else considering the Droid 2 Global, I found it on Amazon for $99.00, a whole $100.00 less than Verizon's upgrade-eligible price!
- 04-15-2011, 05:06 PM #4
- 04-18-2011, 09:41 AM #5
So... I picked up a Droid 2 Global just to check it out, and I've got to say, the keyboard is way better than expected!
Apparently my local Verizon store had been putting out the Droid 2 (not global) on the floor as the demo units for the D2G, since they're so similar, but the keyboards are actually quite different. I got lucky in that I picked up the one actual D2 Global they'd put out and noticed the difference.
The D2 still has the mat of connected keys, but the D2G has actual individual, separated, clicky keys.
The phone runs very hot, and clearly needs the extended battery to be useful, so I'm not 100% sure I'm keeping it. But this keyboard is pretty great, and makes it a better fill-in for the Merge than I was expecting.
I've got two weeks to decide. We'll see...
- 04-18-2011, 10:22 AM #6
- 04-18-2011, 12:30 PM #7
- 04-19-2011, 02:32 PM #8
- 36 Posts
I am getting really frustrated with Verizon over this phone. Just announce it one way or another, whether it will be released or not. That way those of us waiting impatiently for it can move on to looking for another qwerty phone that isn't hitting its EOL...-Until Skynet takes over.
- 04-19-2011, 08:15 PM #9
- 12 Posts
vdub just wants us to buy up their remainging stock of d2/g. the merge is still on their device manager so they should at least know what it is. anyways incredible 2 is starting to look really good. especially since it might be able to get the new sense.
Last edited by montreux88; 04-19-2011 at 08:41 PM.