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    Original Droid Keyboard

    My original Droid's keyboard started acting up so I called VZ for a replacement. Since my Droid is still inside the warranty period, they swapped it instead of going through insurance.

    I was half hoping for a Droid 2, but I got a refurb original one (which I'm not really mad about), but the keyboard looks different. Can someone else with a droid confirm with me if I'm going crazy?

    On mine, the keys are more...embossed, where the new one is COMPLETELY flat (dont get me wrong, my original one is also flat, but has a different feel to it).

    Attached is a couple pictures, hopefully you could see what I'm talking about. The bottom one is mine, the top is the "new" one.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Original Droid Keyboard-img_0335.jpg   Original Droid Keyboard-img_0336.jpg  
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    There were 2 types of keyboards. Someone else posted showed their slightly raised keyboards.

    Mine are flat.
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    Is there any way I could tell the difference, by serial or something? I'd rather my quirky keyboard then this completely flat one.
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    I got my Droid on Drop Day last November and I have the raised keys - I have seen the flat ones and it is a considerable difference between the two - my vote goes with the raised

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    A year ago we tried to determine by serial numbers and build dates which Droids had raised keyboards. There was no rhyme or reason. We could never truly pin down the reason for the different keyboards and you never knew what you would get. I think everyone agrees the raised or bubbly key version is better. My keys are so flat I'd swear they were concave. I bought mine 6 days after release. One thing is for sure, there was a limited number of raised keyboards manufactured. Probably 99% are flat, though some folks swear their keyboard bubbles up in time if it gets used a lot.
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    I guess I'm going to get on the phone with the VZ tech and see how I could get a replacement with the raised keyboard. There's no way I would of kept this phone in the first place with this flat keyboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neonerz View Post
    I guess I'm going to get on the phone with the VZ tech and see how I could get a replacement with the raised keyboard. There's no way I would of kept this phone in the first place with this flat keyboard.
    Lots of luck with that. I don't think you'll get far. They can't give you what they don't have.
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    The tech started telling me that he's seen this before and its not that there is two keyboards, its the heat from the phone that's raising the buttons.

    Now I have to figure out if I want to keep the new phone and hope he's right, or keep the old phone and deal with a messed up keyboard. I'm def not going to waste my upgrade just yet.

    I guess I could snap my phone in half and try my luck with Asurion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neonerz View Post
    I guess I could snap my phone in half and try my luck with Asurion.
    First off let me say that we highly frown upon comments like this - Insurance Fraud is a serious thing


    As far as what the VZW tech told you - it's not true, my keyboard has been raised since 11/6/2009 straight out of the box

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    Quote Originally Posted by tp76 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by neonerz View Post
    I guess I could snap my phone in half and try my luck with Asurion.
    First off let me say that we highly frown upon comments like this - Insurance Fraud is a serious thing
    So is a lack of a sense of humor. Plus Asurion's website specifically says they cover ALL damage, including misuse. We had an employee who got mad one day and smashed their blackberry against a wall. When we called Asurion we told them the truth, and sure enough, it was covered.

    Quote Originally Posted by tp76 View Post
    As far as what the VZW tech told you - it's not true, my keyboard has been raised since 11/6/2009 straight out of the box
    You try explaining that to a VZW tech.
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