A good vertical keyboard is my favorite (Droid Pro, Blackberry, Blackjack, Treo). Not willing to give up the screen real estate for it anymore, but if I were a heavy device typer, I wouldn't be able to live without it. I was probably getting 50-60WPM on my Treo 650. Dropped to 2WPM as soon as I got my iPhone, slowly got used to it and probably got up to 20-30 at my best. Now I get about 15 on my two week old D2G. I hate how much distance is between the keys on a horizontal keyboard (slows typing way down), but it's still better than tapping the screen for me (even with haptics).
I don't know whether it's because of a new chip, new lens, or new software (or some combination), but the image quality I get out of my D2G is great for a phone, and I've heard nothing but complaints from all my friends with DXs and D1s
It took me a long time and a ton of research to get my head around the whole megapixel thing. You'll notice that camera manufacturers like Canon finally convinced their marketing department to stop the whole stupid megapixel war because it started seriously hurting the reviews of the cameras. The flagship Canon G10 had 14.7MP which was ridiculous. The next rev (G11) used a 10MP sensor which destroyed the G10 in image quality and low light tests. Each image also consumed 1/3 less space because there was less useless bloated artifact-ridden data. What they really need to work on instead is allowing for larger and/or more efficient sensor tech and better lenses.
Sorry about derailing the point of this thread <sheepish>, camera tech is just something I'm passionate about.
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I love the physical keyboard on the Droid 2 Global. The typing experience is just so much better than any virtual keyboard I've used, in my opinion.
Swype is a different story-- I still use it on my D2G if I need to shoot a quick text with one hand or something. It's certainly better in some situations compared to a regular virtual keyboard.
Having the physical keyboard also makes my phone feel like a portable computer rather than a phone, for some reason. That's all purely subjective, though.
Wife and I both got D2G's a couple weeks ago. First smartphone for both of us.
I researched it and the faster processor and keyboard were the deciding factors. I knew the DX had a better camera but I'm also an amateur photographer and have a > $1000 camera rig to take pictures with.
My only complaint is battery life and GPS is not real strong indoors. On my wife's droid it seems her's has trouble outside too.
No complaints about the voice quality on my D2G. My very first cell phone was a Motorola and they produce superior phones.
To the OP, might be worth calling your service provider and asking them to upgrade you to the D2G in exchange for resetting your 2 year agreement with them? You might have to pay the $200 for the phone.
Battery life doesn't have to be bad if you're willing to do a little tinkering. I just plugged my D2G last night after 1 day 18 hours on a charge. Tons of info about that here: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...tery-life.html