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Thread: Do I make the plunge??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish View Post
    I def. plan on coming with an open mind. I guess it will just take some getting used to...I guess my biggest worry is buying it and maybe i should have waited. I keep reading about this passion coming out. I guess my biggest worry is the camera and how slow it is. Like I said I have a newborn and I use my phone a lot for pictures. Once rooted will a rom come out helping the camera? That is great that there is a 24 hour return policy. I had read about that but wasn't sure just how true it was. As a developer do you see the games graphics getting any better? I mean they are not very good on the android from what i have seen.

    ah, come on. Thats no different than every time they release an iphone the rumors of the next come out. And they are always released a year after the next so its out of contract. New tech always comes out, so waiting can be good, and it can just be bad. Witht he success of the droid(if the numbers are at 400k sold) youll see more.

    Arent there already rumors of the next iphone? 5.0 megapixel, dual camera, built in rfid pay system blah blah blah

    The camera does need some work. The focus isnt as good as the 3gs point to focus. But I am willing to bed you see something similar in an update, or a root rom maybe.
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    Ya your right on that note. I guess and if worse comes to worse the rumors are that the iphone will be on verizon wireless next year anyway so I could upgrade if I had to. Are there other camera apps on the market like the iphone has? At least until this one gets fixed? Also how is mms? one of my biggest problems with the iphone is I will get an mms with a spread sheet and a sound clip and sometimes just a funny clip but I cant watch both at the same time. Is this the same on the android?
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    Well, one more thing to note, and not to sound like a Verizon fanboy, but part of the reason I went from my LG Chocolate 3 Personal phone to the Droid is that 30 day policy. If you don't like it, within 30 days, you can return the phone and service. I did that also when I switched from t-mobile to Verizon cause one, T-mobile's service in my area proved to not be helpful when the Gap Fire in Santa Barbara took out most of the City Power grid and my phone service dropped, but Verizon didn't (Probably because Verizon also had a large market share of the Local Phone Lines, thus larger Mobile Tower support infrastructure in place)

    Given I was impressed with Verizon's signal strength in my area, where T-mobile was really spotty at best, I stayed with them.

    In the case for the Droid. I wanted to check out how it would work and so far, from a shaky beginning to a "Hey, this is cool.", even with some things not being at the same par as the Blackberry for some things, but better than what I have come to be used to with the Storm... While I use the storm for work, as it is company provided, I like the droid as a personal phone because it does a bit more than my chocolate and it is like having an iPhone for music and internet browsing, as well as a newer TomTom.
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    I haven't received any mms with sound as of yet. But I can tell you sending pics to phones or emails is way easier on the droid. In emails there is an actual attach button! No taking the pic first then having to tell it to go to an email.

    I will have someone send me a clip with sound later and report back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish View Post
    Ya your right on that note. I guess and if worse comes to worse the rumors are that the iphone will be on verizon wireless next year anyway so I could upgrade if I had to. Are there other camera apps on the market like the iphone has? At least until this one gets fixed? Also how is mms? one of my biggest problems with the iphone is I will get an mms with a spread sheet and a sound clip and sometimes just a funny clip but I cant watch both at the same time. Is this the same on the android?
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    There is a rumored update coming in December that should fix the camera issues. Although if you change some of the settings on the camera you can get pretty nice pictures. I spent a lot of time playing with it and the pictures I have taken are pretty decent. I suspect they will only get better once the auto focus is fixed. Pretty sure it is not a hardware issue, just an issue with the program so you would just install the update and tada!
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    I was an avid iPhone user, I jumped on board when they were first released.
    I have had my Droid for a little over 4 days now and have already canceled my AT&T contract.
    There was little I could not get, app wise, on the droid that I already had on my iPhone. What really won me over though was the call quality and coverage of the verizon network.
    I would say to you, "do it" I dont think you will regret it. Oh and btw my iPhone was also jailbroken, if I hadn't done that I would have given up on AT&T years ago.
    Last edited by Gisboro; 11-14-2009 at 08:40 PM. Reason: spelling
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    I, too, am a big Apple fan. I only use Macs at home and have had all 3 iPhones (2G, 3G and 3Gs). I decided to try the Droid last Monday without porting my ATT number to see how the service was in the area of my house. I found that Verizon had way much better coverage and I don't drop calls inside the house. So, I ported both my numbers from ATT to Verizon just two days after I bought the droid. As far as the droid is concerned, I'm pretty much happy with everything and I think it does everything that an iPhone can do. Only negative I can point out is battery life which is slightly worse than the iPhone 3GS.
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    i also came from an iPhone. But I did a lot of research and then spent some time mucking around with the Verizon store-owned Droid to ensure I liked the following:

    - look and feel
    - overall responsiveness
    - all 3 keyboards (physical, virtual portrait, and virtual landscape)
    - the screen itself
    - the ability to do basic phone stuff (make a phone call, write a text message) (everyone has their own way of designing a phone OS, but if you can't do the basic PHONE stuff, the it's no use)

    I was amazingly surprised at the Droid. I know it sounds dumb, but if you can sit back and say "I'm riding the bleeding edge of a huge wave of technology that will only get better over time", you'll realize that there's growing pains, and the learning curve is steep, but ultimately rewarding in almost every way.

    The iPhone is great, don't get me wrong. It is easy to use, designed to be easy to use, but in my opinion it was very restricting. The fact that you jailbroke your iPhone says it all...the phone does enough to be good, but not enough to be great, and it requires jumping through hoops to get it to do that. I was tired of jailbreaking mine all the time.

    Then again, we're all sitting here trying to root the phone, so I guess we're in the same boat =p

    In short - I loved the iPhone, but I love the upside of Android better. I didn't even wait the 30 days to try it out. I just went head first!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolish View Post
    Ya your right on that note. I guess and if worse comes to worse the rumors are that the iphone will be on verizon wireless next year anyway so I could upgrade if I had to. Are there other camera apps on the market like the iphone has? At least until this one gets fixed? Also how is mms? one of my biggest problems with the iphone is I will get an mms with a spread sheet and a sound clip and sometimes just a funny clip but I cant watch both at the same time. Is this the same on the android?
    I read somewhere on this forum on a camera thread that there is a fix in beta testing right now. the guy who posted it was one of the testers and he said it takes care of ALL the problems people mentioned having. That update is supposed to be on december 11th according to various posts in this forum
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    Hopefully the update does address a lot of the problems!
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