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JT3bucky
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so....I know nothing about this tech mess.

anyways...I just got a touch pro 2...

what should I do when this droid comes out?

take back the TP2 and exchange?

I bet this is a dumb question, no way to put droid on my TP2 is there?

10/20/2009 6:02:06 PM

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"I own a Tour right now. If you do anything like web browsing or checking e-mail, I think you owe it to yourself to wait and see what Droid is like before you dive in with a BB. I came from an iPhone to this BB, and I absolutely hate the experience. <3 Verizon, but hate the device."


i do not see anything beating bb e-mail integration, but bb sucks for web browsing compared to iphone, cant wait to see how android does at all this

10/20/2009 6:12:38 PM

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^ I want a real e-mail client on my phone, not pretend e-mail. Pushing mail to my phone is nice, but it's a useless feature if you don't have true two-way sync with messages. Your BB can't do that.

10/20/2009 6:14:19 PM

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While I suppose I should be thankful this thread doesn't have "(today|tomorrow)" in the title, I would like to point out that Google Android is NOT just for phones.

Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader
http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/20/barnes-and-noble-officially-launches-nook-e-reader-259-pre-orde
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"Looks like all those whispers were true -- the "Android-based" nook is alive and well, and it's calling itself the planet's "most advanced e-book reader.""




This looks really great, btw.


[Edited on October 20, 2009 at 7:15 PM. Reason : .]

10/20/2009 7:11:16 PM

El Nachó
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There's already a whole thread about the nook, although it too has an absolutely shitty thread title, so it's not like you would know what it's about from searching/looking at thread titles.

10/21/2009 1:03:34 AM

Optimum
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^ if the nook is running android as well, that would seem to make it fair game

10/21/2009 8:39:00 AM

El Nachó
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I didn't say his post was in the wrong thread. Just informing him that if he happened to want to discuss the nook in further detail, there was already a specific thread for that. A fact that isn't obvious at all because the genius that made the thread about the nook decided to not actually use the word "nook" anywhere in the title.

[Edited on October 21, 2009 at 11:56 AM. Reason : also he mentioned stupid thread naming habits, and that thread is superdumb titled.]

10/21/2009 11:52:48 AM

gs7
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Yea, I noticed the other thread.

Actually, I maintain that my post in this thread is very valid due to the title, and in fact may be more valid in this thread instead of the other one. Be that as it may, thanks for pointing me in the direction of the other thread.

[Edited on October 21, 2009 at 12:15 PM. Reason : validity.]

10/21/2009 12:14:28 PM

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"I didn't say his post was in the wrong thread."


read people.

10/21/2009 12:31:42 PM

gs7
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read books.

10/21/2009 1:03:00 PM

Optimum
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Moto Droid lookin' pretty sweet





on-screen and physical keyboards, very nice.

10/21/2009 2:03:37 PM

Golovko
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^isn't that whats on page 1?

10/21/2009 2:30:08 PM

pttyndal
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Am I the only one that dislikes the physical keyboard?

10/21/2009 2:46:08 PM

Lokken
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no

its a waste of space imo.

10/21/2009 2:48:53 PM

gs7
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I don't think it is a waste of space, I love the physical keyboard on the Palm Pre.

10/21/2009 2:55:31 PM

pttyndal
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That's the Motorola Calgary which should be the 2nd motorola android from verizon. Keyboard looks a little better but could be bigger and it's supposed to come with the Motoblur platform.

10/21/2009 2:55:49 PM

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I, too, hate physical keyboards. I think its dated and adds too much to the depth of the phone. Plus the less moving parts to break the better.

Are these photos of prototypes? Because the material used looks really cheap. Unless that is what they're going for.

[Edited on October 21, 2009 at 2:59 PM. Reason : .]

10/21/2009 2:58:48 PM

pttyndal
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I think that's just motorola.

The Samsung Moment from Sprint looks decent and is due out Nov 1 for $179 after rebate. 800Mhz processor and a 3.2" AMOLED screen.
http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2009/10/21/samsung-moment-unboxed/





[Edited on October 21, 2009 at 3:07 PM. Reason : ]

10/21/2009 3:01:28 PM

Golovko
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^funny, I was about to say that it reminds me of that really old school motorola flip phone that everyone had a decade ago haha. with the pull out antenna.

[Edited on October 21, 2009 at 3:02 PM. Reason : .]

10/21/2009 3:02:21 PM

gs7
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^The Star-Tac? Yea, I can see that...

10/21/2009 3:06:44 PM

Golovko
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^^^that looks a hell of a lot better and cleaner.

^yup...exactly the one i was thinking about. Its basically a sliding star tac instead of flip.

[Edited on October 21, 2009 at 3:09 PM. Reason : .]

10/21/2009 3:08:22 PM

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"isn't that whats on page 1?"


Yes, it is. I was trying to get us back on topic.

10/21/2009 3:28:18 PM

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Verizon/Moto Droid supposedly to be released on Nov 9

http://www.infosyncworld.com/news/n/10596.html

10/22/2009 2:58:41 PM

pttyndal
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http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/Motorola-DROID-US-EN#

10/22/2009 8:23:22 PM

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"DROID is a registered trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license."


Seriously? That's stupid.

10/22/2009 8:29:16 PM

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^ Not a fan of trademark law?

10/22/2009 8:36:14 PM

Optimum
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Trademark law is just fine. But "droid?" Sigh.

10/22/2009 8:46:22 PM

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wasn't droid in the movies just slang for (an)droids?
if not im looking to trademark intendo, ony, icrosoft, erizon, and so on...

[Edited on October 22, 2009 at 11:16 PM. Reason : j]

10/22/2009 11:15:55 PM

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^ it was. i'm just rolling my eyes at lucas filing a trademark for it. maybe he/they will trademark "force" and "it's a trap" too. maybe mel brooks can then trademark "schwartz" and "ludicrous speed."

10/22/2009 11:23:51 PM

AndyMac
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It wasn't really slang for android, it was the actual word. "Android" was never used.

It's like "Mech" from battletech. Sure you could argue it's just shortened "mecha" but it's also the formal term for the vehicles, so trademarking the name seems like fair game.

[Edited on October 22, 2009 at 11:35 PM. Reason : [.][.]

10/22/2009 11:34:48 PM

Optimum
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fair enough.

10/22/2009 11:59:46 PM

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"I, too, hate physical keyboards. I think its dated and adds too much to the depth of the phone. Plus the less moving parts to break the better."


The Droid is just as thin if not thinner, as the iPhone.

[Edited on October 23, 2009 at 9:19 AM. Reason : .5 vs .45 "]

[Edited on October 23, 2009 at 9:37 AM. Reason : ]

10/23/2009 9:15:48 AM

Optimum
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^ Well, not to hate, but that's apparently not true.

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"# It’s thin. Just slightly thicker than an iPhone 3GS and the thinnest QWERTY-slider we’ve ever seen."


http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/10/19/motorola-droid-hands-on/

That said, if we're talking a sliver, I'm fine with it.

10/23/2009 9:23:32 AM

Senez
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Yeah, you won't notice the difference.

10/23/2009 9:37:26 AM

Optimum
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as long as we're not talking about a brick in my pants, i'm fine. i already have one of those.

10/23/2009 10:31:11 AM

CalliPHISH
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The droid countdown is set for 10/30/2009 - it was later and got moved up.

http://androidandme.com/ is a great site for android.

Here is a great site for those with the G1 who want root and other great developers help
http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=446

[Edited on October 23, 2009 at 4:43 PM. Reason : link]

[Edited on October 23, 2009 at 4:47 PM. Reason : eagr]

10/23/2009 4:42:43 PM

Optimum
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switching the date in the HTML code... nice

[Edited on October 23, 2009 at 5:10 PM. Reason : nvm, found it on that androidandme site]

10/23/2009 5:06:14 PM

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You are close on the release date.



Also it is a solid phone may look cheap in photos but feels great in your hand and super fast and it is a really slick user interface.


Also the Storm2 is much improved but just not enough for me to make a difference as the initial launch basically sealed the fate for the storm fleet.

10/24/2009 12:42:27 AM

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It will be unveiled on the 28th at the Droid event but probably won't be released until the beginning of November based on the commercial. Verizon also has another android phone that they're referring to as the Droid Eris that is supposedly being released on Nov 6th.



^ original release of the storm was shit but that's been pretty much fixed with the latest 5.0 leaks. Mine is pretty damn stable and fast running .323 and performance wise, I'd put it up against any phone on the market.

[Edited on October 24, 2009 at 11:25 AM. Reason : ]

10/24/2009 11:19:48 AM

Optimum
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I was reading about ^ that phone on gdgt earlier today. Apparently it's not going to be touchscreen, but you'll use the trackball. If you have a nice-sized screen, why wouldn't you want to use tough gestures?

10/24/2009 11:36:37 AM

pttyndal
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I thought it was supposed to be like the HTC Hero with the sense UI? Plus how on earth would you type if it wasn't touchscreen with no physical keyboard.
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Here are some new details regarding Verizon and their Android offerings. The Droid brand name will not be limited to a single device. It will actually be the name for the carrier’s complete range of Android phones. Aside from the Sholes which is now known as the Motorola Droid, it’s also confirmed that the HTC Desire will also be part of Verizon’s new Droid family. It will be released on November 6th and dubbed as the Droid Eris. Info on its specs are pretty scarce at the moment, but based on what’s already been reported on the internet, it’ll come with HTC’s new Sense UI, 3G connectivity, and as you can see in the picture, a trackball for navigation. Another interesting thing to note with the Droid Eris is that it will be a full touchscreen device sans the QWERTY keypad which will surely help diversify Verizon’s Droid family – the Motorola Droid for QWERTY lovers and the HTC Droid Eris for those with an aversion to the full QWERTY keypad design. Pricing though wasn’t made available."


[Edited on October 24, 2009 at 11:41 AM. Reason : ]

[Edited on October 24, 2009 at 11:42 AM. Reason : ]

10/24/2009 11:40:11 AM

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i know right? it's like an iphone and a blackberry tour/bold had a kid, except it came out with a physical impairment

10/24/2009 2:00:35 PM

pttyndal
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ok, I'm confused myself. The htc above is supposed to be a desire and the one below is also an htc desire




Droid preview: http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/10/23/motorola-droid-preview/







[Edited on October 24, 2009 at 2:20 PM. Reason : ]

10/24/2009 2:08:30 PM

Optimum
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yellow frog

10/24/2009 2:10:49 PM

pttyndal
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no more yellow frog

10/24/2009 2:19:04 PM

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is that last one the "stand" that they're supposed to be selling with/for the Droid? that looks pretty nice.

10/24/2009 2:30:26 PM

pttyndal
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yeah. They also have a youtube video of it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBoB5Sfa-Ko

10/24/2009 2:33:59 PM

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my, that's pleasurable to look at

10/24/2009 2:54:23 PM

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what do you mean true two-way sync?

10/24/2009 6:50:41 PM

pttyndal
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probably deleting mail from the server = message removed from phone. believe yahoo has it and gmail will soon. Or he might be talking about folder sync, etc.

[Edited on October 24, 2009 at 7:09 PM. Reason : ]

10/24/2009 7:06:13 PM

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