The thing that I hate about the Droid 2 is that it is a slide out keyboard -- not a candy bar keyboard like the Blackberries. The hassle of having to slide out your keyboard every time you want to type a message gets annoying for me. I am someone that sends a LOT of text messages and emails a day. I want my keyboard to be right there in front of me, ready for me to type.
If I were you, I would wait until your phone arrives to try out the keyboard and the screen to see if that is what you want. Then go to a Verizon store and try out the screen and keyboard on the Droid 2.
Now my friend just got his and I gotta say I really love it. So now I have a question- is it possible to buy a Droid Pro, and switch sims from my droid 2 and switch between phones whenever, or does verizon not use sims?
Thanks to everyone who replied. I've had my Pro for 3 days now and love it. The keyboard is great. I went to a VZW store and tried the slider keyboard of the Droid 2 and I agree ... it has a flat feel and I don't want to slide each time I want to use it. It seems a must for one-handed operation while walking. Repeat ... LOVE my Pro. It's a keeper.
BTW, Kuzdroid ... If your Droid 2 came from VZW, it does not have a sim card (although the new VZW Droid 2 Global does). The Pro is the first android to have both CDMA & GSM capabilities. My new Pro came with a Vodaphone sim card installed. That sim card allows me to toggle between CDMA or GSM. FYI: CDMA is what VZW uses in the US. Most of the countries that I visit also allow CDMA (Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, S. Korea, and China). Most European countries allow only GSM. If you travel to Europe and want to maintain your existing VZW number, you need one of the several CDMA/GSM phones which VZW offers.
OmahaEngineer- Thanks for the info. I think I am going to wait and see what if any black friday deals VZW will have, and buy the pro. I realized that when I type with the DPro, even when I thought I hit the wrong key, it is the right one. I found myself typing waaaay faster then on my D2. The only thing I'm not that fond of is the screen resolution. But it's a small complaint to a great device. Also I think it's great that companies are still making phones with small screens rather than getting bigger and bigger...
It's funny how a lot of people thought the DPro was a bust, but turns out you can't judge a book by it's cover.
Last edited by Kuzdroid; 11-14-2010 at 09:48 PM.
I have large fingers. I hope that I will be able to type with ease on the Droid Pro. It will probably take some getting used to since I have never used a Blackberry (other than my father's Bold for like 2 seconds to type a message for him while he was driving).
I could type on the Droid 2 no problem at all.