Buy Moto-Droid or wait?

IHaveRoflCopter

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hey,

I was recently with Sprint and switched to VZW a while ago. I currently have the Touch Pro 2 and it sucks, from its capacative screen to its unresponsiveness, to windows mobile to its two hour battery life. Everything about it is a pain in my ass except for the nice keyboard.

My question is; should I buy the Motorola Droid now or should I wait a couple of months? I was looking at the palm pre plus, but I am not sure if the infancy of its application marketplace would hinder it. I would like

1) some form of a keyboard, unless the capacitive one is decent enough to use for everyday use.

2) a phone that doesn't unlock every time you slide it in you pocket, subsequently starting a voice command and saying it out loud in a female voice :(

3) A worth/usable amount of applications (including pandora).


I think I have given a bit too much information (and rantings), but fundamentally is the Motorola Droid, with all of its flaws better than the next few months of potential androids coming out for verizon (or for that matter the pre+).


Any comments are well appreciated, thanks!
 

Jeremy

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You can always wait but that never changes, there are always things being released. If you want go the route of Verizon you have the Moto Droid or Nexus One (sooner or later) and you really can't go wrong either way.

I have a perfect Droid for sale, check out the link in my sig.
 

mjesenovec

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If you can get a droid without spending zillions, i would go for it. It should at least keep you happy for quite a while. later on down the road, as more devices get released, you can always get something else used or on ebay. I think the most important thing for you now is to get a phone that actually works, and that you enjoy using.

When i had my storm 1, i actually bought an inexpensive curve 8330 just so i could have a functioning phone until i could get something newer and better. Not to say the droid would be a step backward like my curve was, but at least i had a functional phone that i could use until i found a lightly used Tour, because i wanted the high res screen, gps, etc. i'm going to be getting my droid next weekend. new phones are announced and will be released in the future, but the droid will keep me plenty happy, especially after 2.1 drops, you wont have to worry about having a phone with old tech or an old OS for quite some time.
 

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I'm in the same boat you are, and if you can I'd recommend hanging on and seeing what happens with the Nexus One. If Verizon handles the 2.1 upgrade the way they handled the Storm, they'll probably release Android 2.1 for the Droid the day before they announce that the N1 is available, the same way they upgraded the Storm 1 users to OS 5.x the day before the Storm 2 came out, just to soften the blow.

The Droid does have that physical keyboard, but I've found from playing around with it that I find it easier just to use the on-screen one. Maybe I'm just used to that though from being a Storm 1 owner.

I still don't know which one I'm going to get, but I'm going to wait until I can get my hands on a Verizon N1 before I make my decision. It's already February. Can't be more than a couple of months away.
 

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There will always be something else, that is faster, better, bigger, blah, blah, blah. That being said, the Droid is a very powerful and solid device that should last a while. One thing great about the Droid is Android. The Android community is only growing and updates I am sure are going to continue even after newer products are released.
Personally, I rarely use the slide out keyboard, but it is handy at times. It is also great for some games, and inputting passwords.
The Droid is a very solid choice. It is very stable, fast, and does everything I want it to, and does it fast.
A friend of mine was showing me his Pre. He opened up Maps. After he clicked on the icon, I pulled my Droid out of my pocket and did the same thing. Even with a ten second head start, the Droid pulled up the map program and had a GPS fix on my location, before his even loaded the map. We were both blown away.
Pandora and Slacker are both available on Android, and both have widgets that can be placed on the home screen where you can skip the song, like, ban, or pause right from the home screen.
No female voice command thing here. Just press and hold the search button to activate that feature. (I personally don't use it. I'm too used to pressing buttons)
I think the Droid is well worth it. It was a close call for me, because I love what HTC did with the Eris, but the Droid is way better for the long run because of the much better screen and faster processor. The keyboard is just an added bonus.
Best of luck to you and welcome to Android!
 

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Honestly I dig the Droid a bit more than the N1. Having had both of them, I lean more to the Droid. Better battery, more hackable, the keypad isn't half bad, the docks/accessories, the installed base of Droid users.

The more we swell in userbase size, the more incentive for devs to create custom tailored apps for us. Right now Droid is the 800lb gorilla for users/hardware capability. The sweet spot for developers, and man are a bunch of em coming onboard to the Droid-train :D
 

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Honestly I dig the Droid a bit more than the N1. Having had both of them, I lean more to the Droid. Better battery, more hackable, the keypad isn't half bad, the docks/accessories, the installed base of Droid users.

The more we swell in userbase size, the more incentive for devs to create custom tailored apps for us. Right now Droid is the 800lb gorilla for users/hardware capability. The sweet spot for developers, and man are a bunch of em coming onboard to the Droid-train :D

How is the Droid more hackable then the N1?
 
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Gotta say, I'd go with the droid!

If you sit and wait for the next best thing, that is all you will do; Sit and wait!


Since you are sticking with VZW! I'd go with the droid.

I believe it to be far superior to the Eris (but again, thats personal opinion)

See, I need that physical keyboard with the volume of typing I do on it (txts, emails, making PP, word docs, ect).

The screen is better than the N1! Its bigger, and I can use it in direct sunlight! lol

The sheer number of apps in mind boggling! People always complain; "waahhhh Iphone has more apps, blah blah blah"
I still am discovering apps that much older than my device itself! And they make new apps every day and update the existing ones.

Plus, the droid is a Google experience phone, and I prefer that to having all of the manufacturers crap all pre-loaded onto it.

Again, these are reasons why I got mine (amongst millions more). So I don't need any trolls breathing down my neck about why they think I am wrong.
 

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