Bald Faced Bucket of Dont

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    Interesting to see how long the Motorola Droid forum police will take before they remove this post.
    I returned my Droid to Verizon last weekend after 2 weeks of workarounds and frustration.
    Biggest issue is failure of this phone to support Bluetooth voice dialing. It just DONT.
    Oh and while we are talking about Bluetooth - DROID mysteriously decides to ignore a paired device for no reason. It DONT do bluetooth nicely. After almost every call, I have to turn off and turn on the bluetooth (Aliph Jawbone Prime) and then sometimes (not always and not reliably) it will transfer a call to the headset. I don't know about you but holding a DROID to my ear makes my hand and arm hurt and looks weird 'cause it is so big - a headset is a must when talking on this paperweight.
    Email client is really weak - sets up OK but then mysteriously decides to stop polling for new messages - and there is no controls to handle scrolling of Inbox or switch to other folders. It DONT do email.
    It also DONT do attachments. Had a WMV file in a message - DROID DONT have flash and the app I downloaded for WMV required a file but the email client would not let me access the attachment to download it to the SD card.
    Alarm clock - DONT have ringtones. Default app has 6 crummy ringtones you could find on a decades old cell phone. Why bother providing such a weak app by default. Notably the APP market does have some nice Alarm apps though.
    The virtual keyboard has no scrolling capability - it DONT scroll. I was told you have to touch the screen to move the cursor. Try doing this with 240lb man fingers in a userid or password field on a web site! Also when you are done entering something where is the Done or Enter key?
    How about that browser - it DONT do HTTPS. I was able to get a few sites with the Opera mini download but could never access my remote DVR programming site. I could do this even on a dumb phone before.
    Good thing I don't use Rhapsody because Droid DONT do Rhapsody.
    Tried to use the Google map to find something - it found it fine (this IS a great app) - but when I asked to navigate all I got was a message saying - FINDING GPS. OK this could be related to a cloudy night but my old navigator program (VZ Navigator) never failed to locate GPS on my dumb phone.

    After spending 2 hours on the phone with Support on these and other issues - for which there was no resolution - the support rep said I should get a Blackberry. I did and so far I have none of these same issues.
     
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    Ok......Bye
     
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    Are you putting "don't" in caps so we can giggle at your inability to understand proper grammar?
     
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    I didn't read this post...
     
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    It DON"T do grammar!
     
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    Holding your phone hurts your arm? Dude seriously?
     
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    Wow sorry to see you gave the Droid so many problems. It is better off now back at Verizon so it can find a proper and loving home with someone capable of using it instead of staying on the phone with Verizon for hours. That's OK though. The Droid forgives you.
     
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    I find it odd you have giant "man fingers" but holding the phone up to talk on it makes your arm hurt.
     
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    ummm..... WOW!!! Got a giggle out of it anyway lol
     
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    Ok folks move along, nothing to see here.
     
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    There are of course "resolutions" for several of the issues you raised, some of which you even mentioned. But on the whole, I think the support rep was absolutely correct; you'll be much happier (at least in terms of some of these issues) with a Blackberry.

    Simply put, there is no single device that satisfies everyone's needs. Nor is there a single platform that does so. Nor, for that matter, is there a device that perfectly fits the needs/preferences of any single user.

    I suppose that posts like this balance the blind fanboy loyalty toward the Droid exhibited so frequently on this board. In the end, though, the Droid is like any device; it reflects the compromises and choices inherent in any real-world design. Some are defensible; some reflect the politics of corporate competition; some are simply puzzling.
     
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    "Interesting to see how long the Motorola Droid forum police will take before they remove this post."

    Must be tough to be the only one to have figured out this Droid fraud AND to have the police after you now that you are the chosen one with the hallowed scroll of Droid Truth.

    Lose the drama dude and get yourself a phone that works for you.
    No worries.

    And hey,if that cross has gotten heavy, you can put it down now. Nobody cares.
     
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    Actually it sounds like a BlackBerry may even be to advanced for you,May I suggest one of these.

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