Droid 2.0?

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  1. Eli

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    Any ideas as to when we may see a design update/refresh? I know the droid is a new phone but I am waiting until they address the awful physical keyboard before I get one. I really want a phone with a physical keyboard, but they dropped the ball here.

    Also hoping for a better camera. I think a fingerprint scanner would be REALLY slick for locking down bank apps, etc. A better layout of the keyboard for gaming would be nice, move the d-pad to the left.
     
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    the keyboard is great. you might like the Shioles better, but it's a lesser phone. the Nexus does not have a keyboard, so if you're still not happy with your selection, get a BB or an Imagio.
     
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    Not anytime soon, and there's no guarantee that the next version of the Droid will have a physical keyboard.
     
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    well, I hope you are wrong. Its a very nice phone but has a few design flaws I wish they would fix.
     
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    there's no guarantee that moto will even stick with "DROID"...
     
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    The keyboard is not that bad, have you tried one out? I agree that the d-pad should be mirrored.
     
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    I hope they do...I like the form factor. I don't want to get behind this and wind up without support in 6 months to a year.
     
  8. Eli

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    I have, but just in the store a few time, and I hate it.

    My wife doesn't read all of this stuff and within 5 min playing with it was complaining about the keyboard and camera - probably the 2 biggest complaints people have.
     
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    i'm convinced that the display models have different keyboards than the ones they sell. i think the keyboard is fine and very useful, and the camera is decent for what it does.

    if you are hung up on things, then don't bother. you'll just have those issues in the back of your head the entire time and you won't enjoy the device.

    my wife, who is anti-tech, gets good use out of both the keyboard and camera and has had zero complaints.
     
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    I agree -- the keyboard and camera are the two biggest complaints. At least the camera should be able to be fixed with some new software, it seems.

    I wouldn't be looking for a Droid 2 anytime soon, though. I'm imagining, if there ever is a Droid 2, it's going to be released about two years after the original Droid -- think Christmas 2011. It'll probably be Verizon's first 4G Android Phone. (Verizon is rumoured to have plans to have their 4G network rolled out by the end of 2011 or so...)

    If you truly can't stand the physical keyboard, then this Droid is probably not for you. Wait 'till that new 1080p Motorola phone comes out in a few months -- from the rumors I've read, and the one pic I've seen, it doesn't look like it's gonna have a physical keyboard at all.
     
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    No one knows for certain but it's likely to be quite some time (i.e no point in wondering if you're shopping now).
     
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    Show me a better phone on the market that has a physical keyboard. I don't think you can. Matter of fact I think it's the best phone available at this time.

    Is it perfect? No, but it's a heck of a lot better then other phones out there.

    I have to take issue with what you say are complaints: The Keyboard and the camera. I don't use the physical keyboard but in a recent poll it was the most popular keyboard and it's my personal observation in this forum that there are not a lot of complaints about it. As far as the camera goes, yes I read complaints but there isn't a wireless phone out there that doesn't have complaints about the camera. Personally, I think it works great.