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DROID 2 Flyer: Rule the Empire with Iron Thumbs

Discussion in 'Android News' started by wuyanks, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. wuyanks
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    Rule Your Empire, eh? Another Star Wars reference, anyone? I'm sure many of you have had enough with the DROID 2 leaks. This time, we have for you the latest marketing creation by Verizon: a flyer, showing off Big Red's new flagship device, the DROID 2. And it's accompanied by a less-than-stellar tagline, "with a NEW advanced keyboard." It looks like Verizon is trying to convince some original DROID 1 adopters to switch to the DROID 2. So there you have it, you'll be able to Rule the Air with Verizon's top-shelf 3G coverage, and you can now Rule the Empire with your fancy new DROID 2.

    Oh, and if you were curious, "Coming soon" roughly translates to "August 12th" in Galactic Basic.

    via Droid Life
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    dam..... it looks like i got my droid 1 at a bad time......... oh well.... i can still rule the empire

    dancedroid:icon_ banana:dancedroid
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    What are people saying about the Dpad going to a standard computer arrow keys?

    I love my Dpad, but hitting the alt key can be a little daunting for sending long and multiple texts.
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    Well what I would like to know about this new Droid 2 they are coming out with.
    Will it be "root" able ?????
    That is my big question, if so then it might be worth looking into to pick one up.
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    The funny thing about that, is that they said Droid X could not be rooted! Not only did they root is ASAP, it's as simple as hooking your phone up and clicking one button. And another button to unroot.
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    unlocking the bootloader is when the fun happens. A rooted device with a locked bootloader is useless to me : )

    Still a great device. I like it........
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    I'm going to be interested to see this in person. Looks like a pretty nice phone. Was there ever any solid final info on the specs as far as processor and such?
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    So here is a question you probably heard at lest 35 to 100 times all ready but I have to ask. I thought if the phone was rooted then you could do what ever you would like to it.
    So here is the question what is the difference between a rooted phone and a rooted phone with a locked bootloader ?
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    Locked = no roms
    unlocked = roms
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    I see we need unlocked boot loader much better.
    By the way nice Camaro that is a late 80's right?
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    TI OMAP 3640 @ 1GHz (ARM Cortex A8 w/ 45nm architecture)
    512MB RAM

    in other words, same specs as the DROID X... except the DROID 2 doesn't have 720p video capture.
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    Ya its a 1986 iroc-z28.
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    yes lol. My picture made it on two sites. I sent this in to droid-life.com and kellex emailed me back and was like woah whered you find this? Vzw store? Dark alley? lol im like no i dont have a good story, i actually was stuffing newpapers at work and it fell out of the one and i was like oh snap lol. :icon_eek: Snapped that with my new droid x
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    cool, thanks for sharing it :)
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    No problem they really just need to say the phones coming out its starting to bug me and i want to order it lol
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    Ok, this is slightly off topic, but all this talk about rom, bootloader, lucked made we wonder.

    Is the droid X locked or unlocked? Really I don't see how the 2 is better then the X, looking at the comparison chart, the X beat out the 2 in most of the important areas.
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    The droid x has the bootloader locked which means until someone finds a work around or a way to crack there will be no custom roms or major hacking like on the D1. The droid 2 is going to have the same bootloader but it will release with froyo 2.2. The X is for someone who wants a powerful phone that has basically any feature that is out on the market today minus a front facing camera. Droid 2 is taking complaints from D1 and refining the problems. D2 is also basically a droid x with a keyboard and minus or change some features. More of a casual android user phone it still is going to be a great device i do not mean that in any negative way calling a casual android users phone.
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    Nice I have two a 1982 z28 and a 1987 Iroc-z28
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    this one is locked, but I was told today the the bootloader for rhe Droid 2 Pro isn't lock "yet"
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    more than likely will if not i can see alot of people who have the X including myself hating on moto:icon_evil: