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    This could get real interesting because this comes just one day after Googles conference.

    This may very well be the Droid 2 on VZW's network. Looks like AT&T is getting the Droid as well.

    Things are heating up.

    Motorola: 2 New Phones At CES? - Tech Trader Daily - Barrons.com

    **edit: needed to clarify that this article varies from previous mentions of the Backflip/Enzo running MotoBlur on 1.5. This latest rumor states they may be "Google Expereince" phones. So it's wait and see. Could be nothing more than the Backflip/Enzo or it's a whole new device.**
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    Hmm.... interesting. Sounds like that second phone for verizon might be the Droid tablet with the hump on the side.

    I was planning to get my Droid on Friday, maybe I'll wait a few more days and see what happens.
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    Aww I still wanted to be able to rub it in my AT&T friends faces that Droid Does and iPhone doesnt

    O well, I guess we still got the map :)
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    If you are purchasing the phone through Verizon, you aren't at much risk. Verizon will allow you to return it for 30 days. Up to you though since you are only waiting a week.

    And the I think the article says that the new Android phone on Verizon would be running 1.5, not 2.0.1 as the Droid runs. (Read it early this morning.)

    ETA: I accessed the article via Gizmodo, which also linked back here.
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    won't matter, cause they'll still be on their iphones right? LOL

    feel free to keep rubbing it in
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    if your gonna wait to see what to buy a phone cause you know something else is gonna come out them your gonna be waiting forever cause theres always a newer better phone in the works
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    anyway, i can't wait for CES 2010 :D
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    True, but it's just that we don't know the release date. It could come in February for all we know and I'd be stuck. But the fact that it runs something lower than the Droid shipped with is reassuring. Though the only way to make sure it to wait 7 days. Which I could be ok with, seeing that ill be with the phone for 2 years.

    There's nothing wrong with at least having an idea of whats coming. Especially when I'll only be waiting a week...
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    Why not just wait forever?

    After all you know there is a phone coming out in the future. If any of Motorola's phones are worthy of consideration then you can bet that they won't be released until closer to 2011. Wouldn't make financial sense to back the Moto Droid with Verizon's 100 million dollar push and then to turn out another phone in February.
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    It's pretty sketchy right now.

    The newest article states they will be "Google Experience" phones but phandroid (posted Dec 16th) said they will be running MotoBlur on 1.5.

    These things change so fast and are all over the place. It's a wait and see.

    I'm hoping it will be a big announcement on the 6th.
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    ya i guess no one will be willing to change for a few reasons:


    • iPhone users dont know how to change a battery.
    • Ability to use a physical keyboard: forget that.
    • Still be closing out other apps so they can open new ones.
    • Removable storage? uncheck.
    • Still putting risque photos on their iPhones because they dont have an adult app store

    I know i forgot some (a lot) these were just off the top of my head. Feel free to add more!
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    You forgot the most basic one: you can make a phone call! :icon_ banana:

    AT&T CSR Recommends I Use Skype Rather Than Rely On Network - The Consumerist

    Apple Genius says 30 percent iPhone call drop rate is average in New York -- Engadget
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    ahhh I don't know how that one managed to slip my mind
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    I noticed they talk about the new phone having an OLED screen, what kind does the current Droid have?
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    The original vision of Android had nothing to do with being carrier specific...as we can see there are Android phones on Sprint and T-Mobile. The OS originally was supposed to combat the likes of Windows Mobile and Apple...but not to push one carrier rather than another. The only reason why AT&T is ridden of an Android device is more-so because their agreement with Apple and their feeling that there is no real need for one. I do not see why sooner or later they wouldn't arrive...unless Apple stipulates in a future agreement that if they want them exclusive then they cannot sell Android.
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    Despite the original vision, Android has definitely benefited from the massive marketing dollars that Verizon has poured into the Droid and Eris, and by offering Verizon's extremely reliable network.

    Google does not appear to be interested in using any of its resources in marketing the Android OS. Really, the only thing they've ever appeared to market actively is the Chrome Browser, by placing it on the main Google search page.

    So the vision seems to be malleable at the moment...
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    it's just gonna be the calgary for vzw and the backflip for at&t...both are "cliq" like...nothing to get too excited over.
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    Verizon's marketing came about so they could push an answer to AT&T and the iPhone's exclusiveness. Verizon wanted a phone they could market as their flagship phone instead of the usual run of the mill Samsung and HTC devices that get released monthly on all carriers.

    No doubt Google has benefited from Verizon's marketing dollars...Verizon saved the App marketplace for Android and has made the Android OS mainstream compared to T-Mobile's failure with it.

    I don't understand the point of the post...but I also take issue with what you said about the browser. First off they do not mention the name "Chrome" as the browser BUT thats irrelevant.... have you not looked at the marketplace? Google: Nav, Voice, Goggles, Finance, Listen, Locations, Gmail. You sure they don't care about marketing the OS?

    The whole point of Android is to be a mobile OS to compete with and overcome Windows Mobile. The point of Android was to be the mobile OS choice of most manufacturers (Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, etc)....not to be exclusive to Verizon or any other network.
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    I think I wasn't clear. I meant I do not see Google running much in the way of PAID advertising. They have used Verizon for that so far, and used their own search page, which they had previously vowed would always be FREE of ADVERTISING, to pump Google Chrome.

    Are they taking advantage of including services on Android devices, much as Microsoft did? Sure. But I do not see them paying for advertising.
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