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Any regrets on not waiting for the next edition?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Big D, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Big D
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    I totally understand that this phone is breaking some ground. And, as I've ordered the mofo and will recieve it tomorrow, I can't wait to get my hands on it.

    I can't help thinking though, that the next version of the Motodroid might solve the real downfall of this iteration - the physical KB. I know that some people out there say that it's not really that bad etc. But there is virtually NO ONE saying that the KB is really good. Which means that it kinda sucks.

    Anyone kicking themselves for not having the self control to wait for the next version which will undoubtedly fix this one glaring issue?
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    Not here. Really enjoying the Droid. The physical keyboard has its place, but the virtual keyboard is probably the best I've used so far.

    It's a wonderful device. Glad I've had the opportunity to enjoy it. :motdroidvert:
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    Nope! Loving this phone so far! I usually don't go after the 1st edition of anything but I'm not sorry one iota!
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    I'm saying that the KB is great. I don't care what anybody says. I base my decisions on how I feel about something not on how a majority feels.

    With that said hell no I don't regret my purchase this thing is just startingv to roll.
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    While there are things wrong with the camera, i dare you to tell me one that is perfect.

    While most of the issues will be fixed as they are software problems,it's just the hardware seems so inconsistent between phones. Some report the back falling off (me included) some with gps failures, some with wifi failures, some with bad batteries. I just wish there was more consistent base of engineering.

    But all in all i love the phone.
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    Will never regret getting this phone. Absolutely love it. It does so many things and is super fast. I am sure there will be newer versions coome out in the future, but who can wait that long? Lol.
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    Not I. I am loving everything about my Droid. I do wish they had better cases out for them but that's about it.
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    When I got the phone at the store I put the Body Glove case on it. Today my Phantom Skinz came in the mail and I out it on. It makes the keyboard much easier to use. The bulk of the Body Glove case made it difficult to use the top rows of keys.
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    I'd get it all over again / not give mine up. Very happy. It does everything I want to now, has legs for at least another year, and is just damn cool to have my iPhone "droid" (pun intended) friends drool over it.

    'nuff said.

    - Mega
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    I agree so much, This is the first touch screen that I have been able to use without being pi*sed about typing mistakes, It is so responsive and accurate I find myself using it more than the hard keys
    Very nice job moto, got a winner finally here with the Droid!!!!:motdroidvert:
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    I love the physical keyboard. For some reason, the virtual keyboard doesn't allow me to type as fast as I can with the physical keyboard.
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    I've been on Verizon for about 10 years now and I've always been jealous of the other networks for having better hardware, but have always been satisfied w/ the call quality and service. Also the vast majority of the people I know are on Verizon in addition to all of my family. I've been waiting long and hard for a quality smartphone and nearly jumped the gun on the first Storm like so many other people did.

    I read all the reviews and did my research in addition to playing w/ the dummy unit before purchasing. This is by far the best smartphone to come out on Verizon and the physical keyboard while not even close to a BB keypad is very usable and I can type decently fast on it.

    They could've dropped the dpad and just had arrow buttons. But the virtual keypad is really nice. I anticipate the 12/11 update will enable multitouch on the soft keypad as well. The physical keypad is definitely a weakness, but its still decent, and the rest of the phone is amazing.

    You could wait for a next better thing that fixes the problem, but the next phone will inevitably have its own problems. The problem with tech is that its constantly getting better and if you just keep waiting you'll never be able to reap the enjoyment of the good stuff that is already out.

    If the next edition is that much better, I'll just do a one year early upgrade. The droid just hits all the right buttons for me. Totally open, cream of the crop as far as android phones are concerned, and all the benefits on being on Verizon's network. So for me, no regrets. This phone is too much fun.
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    No i don't regret it
    If I were to possess your mindset, by the time Droid2 is out, I will end up regretting not waiting for the Droid3 and the same applies to Droid4+. In that sense, I'd be placed into a paradox of never achieving the next edition Droid.
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    Last new phone I bought was the RAZR. I have not had a new phone since or signed up for a contract since. Loving this phone more and more every day, seriously, I really am happy with it. This thing is awesome. My last phone was a WinMo vx6900 and lemme tell you, when the reviews say a phone is great (ie HTC HD2), but its still WinMo and there are undefined reasons why it sucks, just trust them.

    On the other hand, I really hope WebOS makes it, that is a very smooth OS as well, but I still like the blank slate approach to android.
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    I hear ya.

    I agree. If you always wait for the next best thing, you miss out on today's best thing.

    Can't wait to get this thisng tomorrow.
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    Foolie and Big D have it. If you wait for the next best thing, you will never purchase anything in this fast moving tech world today. There will likely be a cooler phone in a few months, but wait, better not get it because there will be a better one in a few months after that, but wait, it you wait until next fall maybe you can get the iphone Nano on Verizon, but wait......Nope, sometimes you have to jump in the pond. I am very happy with my phone so far. With the abilty to get firmware updates, it should be able to kept up with the latest phones for quite a while.
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    Can't say I have any regrets. I went through 2 other phones (iPhone 3g and Palm Pre) before settling on this. I wouldn't have gone through the hassle and expense if it wasn't worth it. So far it fits my needs and expectations like a glove. What I'm particularly pleased with is the extremely crisp display, UI speed and the OS. I think I can finally settle down now. Only if you tell me there's a phone that can cook, clean, wash dishes and get the groceries would I be tempted.

    What's a little surprising is how good the virtual keyboard is. I didn't think I'd be using it more than the physical. And while I agree the physical doesn't have a blackberry like feel to the keys, it's not that bad and will just take a little getting used to.
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    I am coming from a Tour which in my opinion had a GREAT physical keyboard..BUT, I think the Droids Virtual Keyboard in landscape is even better..I rarely even use the PK! I think they should make a droid without the PK..thats just me though!
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    Great phone... love it.
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    I love this phone, leaps better than my last few phones, Nokia N95(unlocked AT&T, Treo 700w(Verizon). I find myself using the physical keyboard more than the virtual one. This phone is fun to play with. In 5 days I have already download 20 apps that are very useful. No regrets here.