1. Gadgetblurb's Avatar

    Well, just got back from the Verizon store. I went to actually see the Incredible and they had a working model of the Droid X! It is BIG. Luckily I have pretty big hands (long). The last Android phone I tried was the Droid and it was a piece O' crap. I was thrilled to be back with the 3GS. It had 2.0 so it was slow, buggy, and only had about 9,000 apps in the app store at the time and most sucked. Boy have things changed since then! Android is certainly making strides, i will give them that. The picture above was taken with my iPhone 4 and really doesn't do the phone justice. Like I said, I have long finger (I can palm a basketball). And after playing with it for about 30 minutes, I am pretty much sold on it. It does a lot of what the iPhone can do, and just about all the apps I want are on it.

    *Twitter, Email, Facebook, Kindle, Last.fm, Wordpress, Dropbox, Directv, Fandango, Foursquare, Seesmic, Yelp, Evernote, etc. Dont play games so that doesnt really matter for me. Plus the Google voice integration is something i look forward to. Gotta say the Swype is unbelievable. It took me about 3 minutes to get the hang of it and boy can you type FAST!

    The Store manager there told me that they should have enough inventory to last the day and that is about all they will have for the day. With the size of this beast, I highly doubt women will dig this thing. Once they try it, they will likely opt for the incredible or droid 2. It is just on the border of being too big. Even with my long hands, there were times where i felt it was almost too big.

    It feels great in your hands and is very thin! It has great balance and feels really solid. The pages move fast and download speeds over wifi were fast. They didn't have it activated so i couldn't test the 3G speeds.

    I will likely return the ip4 and get the X. It is a great looking, feeling device that was snappy as hell and has an amazing screen. Sorry Apple. You lost me. Just so you know, I am not much of a fanboy (hate that name) I just go for the best device for me (I have had every iPhone since the first). Up til now, it has been iPhone hands down. Sorry guys at Android, your OS has sucked until now for my needs. I still think that IOS4 is way better than Android for MY needs, its just that the iPhone 4 is THAT BAD. Well, not to mention that AT&T is THAT BAD too. Android and Droid X are just getting that good, not to mention that Verizon does rock! And if it turns out that it all the problems that Apple is having are a design with the antenna and they do release the iPhone for Verizon with the same design, well, good luck with that.

    Any questions? Fire away!
    Phil Nickinson likes this.
    07-04-2010 10:19 PM
  2. largeselection's Avatar
    That's great! Wish my store had one, but so far no luck.
    07-04-2010 10:24 PM
  3. TurboCam's Avatar
    what area do you live in? my VZW store doesn't have a working demo model yet!
    07-04-2010 10:26 PM
  4. MolecularGraph's Avatar
    Our VZW store was closed today, or I would have more of my pics up
    07-04-2010 10:31 PM
  5. Cory Streater's Avatar
    You guys are killing me with your advanced viewings!!!

    Seriously though, thanks for sharing your experience.

    So since you have some iPhone background, I'm going to ask you to compare a few things if you don't mind...

    How did text look compared to the iPhone4? I played with the iPhone for about a week, and that's where it seemed to really excel over my EVO and Incredible.

    How was text input? Even with the small keyboard on the iPhone, I still seemed to make less mistakes with it than I do with my Incredible and even the EVO. The iPhone's keyboard just seems a little more responsive and accurate than either of them.

    Did it feel cheap or solid in your hands?

    One thing I'm sure you didn't get to test out, was PDF rendering/scrolling. I compared the Incredible/EVO/iPhone4 and the iPhone seemed to follow my finger perfectly as I scrolled from page to page. The EVO and Incredible, on the other hand, was choppy and took time to load pages. They were both stuttering, regardless of the program I used. So I'm hoping that the power of the X is able to make that experience better.

    P.S. - the iPhone is totally 86'd. It was a one week hands-on experiment, so I could sound competent when arguing with my iPhone buddies
    07-04-2010 10:55 PM