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    Much quicker. It can handle a lot more before getting sluggish (with twice as much RAM). It is a prettier phone with softer edges and the metallic blue and blue parts of the keyboard make it more appealing. It is as heavy as the original, and it feels very solid.
    The keyboard no longer has a shift or alt on the right side. I miss that since I am someone who is more used to a typical keyboard. I like the arrows better than the directional pad. I make less errors with typing on this phone, so that is a big improvement.
    Supposedly the wireless is better than the original. It seems to be much snappier with web pages, but that is probably more due to Froyo and the better processor.
    Having 256mB was one of the greatest limitations of the original Droid.
    I will have to decide whether I will want to root this thing. I'm pretty happy with it right now, except I would like to be able to better utilize the 8GB of phone (non-SD) storage. 7GB is sitting there unused, and I would like to put some videos on it. I have yet to find any app that allows you to create a folder or put a file onto the phone (non SD).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jboxen View Post
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    The Good:

    • Snappy little guy
    • I dig the color of it
    • keyboard has a nice feel to it
    • no loose screen issue
    • ergonomically better handling
    • more power, more ram, more internal storage *coming from droid1*
    • dig to blur dock, and lock screens
    The Bad:

    • Every other part of blur
    • battery is meh, but that will change in due time if like my original droid
    • 7 screens? I only need 5 at most
    • no Sapphire yet *code name Obsidian for X, but hope its for both devices*
    • not as easily rooted as droid1
    • bloatware
    • getting used to keyboard being off-centered to the right instead of left, but again in time I will get adjusted
    Been on fence since I opened my FedEx box. after playing with it all night at work. Its grown on me, for being stock at moment I can safely say despite the blur crap, I am happy with it.

    You can put Launcher Pro on there to hide the Blur crap. Although I did notice that once I installed it on my wife's D2, LP became the default launcher and there was no way to permanently switch it to the Stock launcher. Home switcher wouldn't even do it. Weird.
    Go to settings, applications, manage applications, find LP and click on clear defaults, the press the home softkey and pick whichever launcher you'd like.

    Tried that, but the clear default button is greyed out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LT* View Post
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    You can put Launcher Pro on there to hide the Blur crap. Although I did notice that once I installed it on my wife's D2, LP became the default launcher and there was no way to permanently switch it to the Stock launcher. Home switcher wouldn't even do it. Weird.
    Go to settings, applications, manage applications, find LP and click on clear defaults, the press the home softkey and pick whichever launcher you'd like.

    Tried that, but the clear default button is greyed out.
    Oh wow, hmm well then just un-install it would be my next move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jboxen View Post
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    Go to settings, applications, manage applications, find LP and click on clear defaults, the press the home softkey and pick whichever launcher you'd like.

    Tried that, but the clear default button is greyed out.
    Oh wow, hmm well then just un-install it would be my next move.
    Yeah, that's what I did.
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    I like mine, feel its just as good as the D1. Just wish I could figure out how to raise the volume of the clicking noise when I select tap on an app or bookmark and what have ya.
    Should be controlled by the media volume, try turning that up.

    Thats what I thought, but got that maxed and no deal.
    Settings>Sound>Volume>Slide Media bar up...the click got louder.

    I just tried this and it worked.
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    wow, I was expecting a D1 warranty replacement in the mail today and was pleasently surprised to find a brand new D2 waiting for me. The thing that sucks is I just ordered an X. Love the phone though,I could do without all the bloatware, they have really gone overboard with it as i have never seen this much on a single device and blur is out of control but other than that its a great device.
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    Should be controlled by the media volume, try turning that up.

    Thats what I thought, but got that maxed and no deal.
    Settings>Sound>Volume>Slide Media bar up...the click got louder.

    I just tried this and it worked.

    Hmm guess the max volume is just really low cause I got media bar at max.
    Sent from my Android Acer Iconia 500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragoro View Post
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    Thats what I thought, but got that maxed and no deal.
    Settings>Sound>Volume>Slide Media bar up...the click got louder.

    I just tried this and it worked.

    Hmm guess the max volume is just really low cause I got media bar at max.

    That's weird, I just slid mine all the way up and it was really loud. Not sure what else to suggest. Maybe try rebooting and/or pulling the battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LT* View Post
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    Settings>Sound>Volume>Slide Media bar up...the click got louder.

    I just tried this and it worked.

    Hmm guess the max volume is just really low cause I got media bar at max.

    That's weird, I just slid mine all the way up and it was really loud. Not sure what else to suggest. Maybe try rebooting and/or pulling the battery.

    playing music and what have is loud, its just the clicking when I tap on an app what have you thats really low.
    Sent from my Android Acer Iconia 500.
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