Droid 2 First Impressions!!! awful!!!

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  1. yanran

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    Droid 2 First Impressions!!!

    Motorola's new Droid 2 is the phone I would buy if I had to buy a Verizon phone right now. That's not to take anything away from the Droid Incredible or Droid X, but right out of the box I knew Droid 2 was my new fave. Why? Motorola fixed the original Droid's achilles heel by making the hard QWERTY board an asset instead of a failing.

    now we'll chalk up the bugs to a bad unit.


     
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    I am so confused...

    Do you like the phone?
     
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    A friend of mine just got his Droid 2 last week, and he loves it. I took a look at it over the weekend, and I was impressed.

    I am unable to upgrade out of my Droid (notice I said Droid, not Droid 1:D), but if I could right now I'd get the V2.
     
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    i think the d2 is great on paper. Interested on more reports of battery life if anyone has any links. I am just upset the bootloader is locked....
     
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    What does this mean? Forgive my noobiness
     
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    it means they are trying to make it hard for people to root there devices and then use custom roms
     
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    It's for the type who like to hack. It means that it is near impossible to load custom software onto the phone (in a nutshell).
     
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    Birdman has succeeded in loading an alternate recovery image on the X. That means there's progress hacking the Motorola encryption chips. The D2 should soon follow once the X is cracked.

    It means no easy path to hack the phone for custom ROMs. It also means no custom recovery images till it's hacked. For some people, the best part of rooting their Droid is the ability to make super backups called Nandroids, Nandroid backups, or Clockwork backups.
     
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    I think I will just keep my Droid1 forever. I'll be "that guy" who 5 years down the line is still running the Droid 1 with custom roms even though there is a new Android 10.0 out that washes your car for you. I just can't find something I dislike or have a problem with on the damn thing. It's the most solid piece of phone equipment I've owned.
     
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    The hardware keyboard sucks. I love having it, but it sucks.

    Given the choice between going totally soft-keyboard and keeping this one I'll keep this one, but it still sucks. :)

    I prefer the d-pad to the arrow keys on the D2, though, however much improved the D2 keyboard is.
     
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    can you change the font size on droid 2

    I want to get the Droid 2, but am hesitant because of so many complaints about not being able to change the font size. I see where you can download various apps but I also see that when you do that, it often doesn't work. Before I buy the Droid 2, I want to know that yes, you can change the font size for email, text, global, etc. and have it stay that way. Also, I use AOL, can I put an AOL icon on the "desktop" and not go through aol.com to retrieve it or have it all forwarded to gmail. For many reasons, I need to use AOL and don't want to use the forward feature. If anyone knows any of the answers to these questions, I would appreciate the info. Thanks!
     
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    How does it suck? I've never figured out why people have such complaints about the Droid keyboard. My previous phone had a keyboard that is probably much like the Droid 2 keyboard and I'd prefer the Droid keyboard over it. The trac pad is a plus :D
     
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    I like the d-pad, don't get me wrong, but there's no real feel to the keys and I have big hands, so I can't navigate it well even if I'm staring at it while typing. That and the stickers aren't secured all that well marking the keys. The spacebar has that weird angle to it, too, and that doesn't help.
     
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    the alternate recovery images have nothing to do with the bootloader or encryption keys. i am pretty sure that the bootloader has not even been touched yet as birdman used some other workaround to load the recovery image. as far as i know you can't do backups, and its a nonfunctional image. sorry to say, there's not going to be any custom ROMs for the d2 or the X, anytime soon.
     
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    two droid 2's in a row for me with warm and signal issues.

    this is getting tiring already.
     
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