Droid Pro vs. Droid 2

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    I ordered a Pro the morning of the 9th. I hope to get mine today (Fed-Ex delivers today, right?).
    Question ...
    Right after I placed my order, I noticed that the Droid 2 Global was available. Should I have purchased that? Yes, I travel international often. I'm a newbie to smartphones (although I used to have a Trio). I understand that the portrait keyboard of the Pro is best for one-handed texting, but wouldn't the large landscape screen of the Droid 2 be great for Internet browsing? Opinions please.
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    If I traveled International (which I don't get to do often enough) I would have definitely gone with the Droid 2 Global - the slide out keyboard is much bigger than that of the Pro as well as screen size -
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    Isn't the Droid Pro the Blackberry looking Android phone? I didn't like whichever one that was, I don't need a reminder about Blackberry.
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    HB, you really hate bb huh?

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    Not that I hate it, it's just that the technology is so far behind either a Droid or an iPhone. I suppose it might appeal to some people, it just doesn't float my boat.
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    If it were up to me....I would totally go with the D2 global. Bigger is better most times. I may be biased as I have a D1 and love it like a second child :)
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    I just came over from a Blackberry 2 weeks ago. The D Pro looks interesting but the small screen was the deal breaker for me. I really liked the ergonomics of the BB keyboard but I am beginning to get comfortable with the touch screen on the X. Having owned and used an iPad and iPod Touch, I can say that the Android auto-complete and spellcheck are FAR superior to Apple's.

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    I also hear that the Droid 2 Global is heavier and thicker. Any other comments?
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    Personally, I think you'll be just fine with the Droid Pro, I mean they are both running the same software, and to be honest, I dont even use the physical keyboard on my D2 that much. I will usually use the portrait touchscreen for texting, web browsing ect. I'm not sure why, I think it might be that I like looking at things in portrait orientation, or maybe I'm just lazy.. It's just kind of annoying sliding it open to type something simple , then closing it again and back and forth and so on. But again, same software, you have a physical keypad regardless for those long emails, so I'm sure you'll be fine, it's just a matter of getting used to it, which shouldn't take that long.
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    Thanks Kuzdroid

    Thanks Kuzdroid. I've had my Pro for one day now and I like the keyboard. I've got fairly large hands and it seems to work well for me (although it seems like I'm hitting the buttons with the edge of my thumb nails). I don't think I've used the screen keyboard at all, other than to dial a phone number (the 10-digit keyboard pops up then). I've viewed a few videos in landscape mode and the screen size seems fine. Thanks again for your comments. Overall, I'm having fun with my new Pro.
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    I agree, currently own a Blackberry Curve 8330 & ordered a Pro yesterday. I would've kept my BB but I'm not a fan of BB's OS which is why I bought a Pro. I wanted a Android phone but simular to a BB.
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    Well good to hear! I went to Verizon today, and tried the DPro and i really liked it too. Keyboard was great, and it was very snappy. Form factor was cool too.
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    The thing that I hate about the Droid 2 is that it is a slide out keyboard -- not a candy bar keyboard like the Blackberries. The hassle of having to slide out your keyboard every time you want to type a message gets annoying for me. I am someone that sends a LOT of text messages and emails a day. I want my keyboard to be right there in front of me, ready for me to type.

    If I were you, I would wait until your phone arrives to try out the keyboard and the screen to see if that is what you want. Then go to a Verizon store and try out the screen and keyboard on the Droid 2.
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    Now my friend just got his and I gotta say I really love it. So now I have a question- is it possible to buy a Droid Pro, and switch sims from my droid 2 and switch between phones whenever, or does verizon not use sims?
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    VZW is a CDMA carrier. They don't utilize sim cards for their phones (even though the Pro has one for overseas usage). Its easy to switch, you can call *228, go on-line or call 611. Won't take more than 3 minutes to swap devices.
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    That's the main reason why I got the Pro. I don't like slide out keyboards or the way the Droid 2's keyboard felt. I went to the Verizon store to test out the Droid 2's keyboard & wasn't impressed. Even though the store I went to didn't have the Pros yet (it was last Tuesday when I went) my current phone is a Blackberry so I pretty much no what to expect from the keyboard & from the early reviews that I've read on it the Pro's keyboard is pretty much the same if not better than Blackberrys. I need a keyboard or I would have got the X. Speaking of which my Pro better get here soon!
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    Love My Pro

    Thanks to everyone who replied. I've had my Pro for 3 days now and love it. The keyboard is great. I went to a VZW store and tried the slider keyboard of the Droid 2 and I agree ... it has a flat feel and I don't want to slide each time I want to use it. It seems a must for one-handed operation while walking. Repeat ... LOVE my Pro. It's a keeper.

    BTW, Kuzdroid ... If your Droid 2 came from VZW, it does not have a sim card (although the new VZW Droid 2 Global does). The Pro is the first android to have both CDMA & GSM capabilities. My new Pro came with a Vodaphone sim card installed. That sim card allows me to toggle between CDMA or GSM. FYI: CDMA is what VZW uses in the US. Most of the countries that I visit also allow CDMA (Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, S. Korea, and China). Most European countries allow only GSM. If you travel to Europe and want to maintain your existing VZW number, you need one of the several CDMA/GSM phones which VZW offers.
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    OmahaEngineer- Thanks for the info. I think I am going to wait and see what if any black friday deals VZW will have, and buy the pro. I realized that when I type with the DPro, even when I thought I hit the wrong key, it is the right one. I found myself typing waaaay faster then on my D2. The only thing I'm not that fond of is the screen resolution. But it's a small complaint to a great device. Also I think it's great that companies are still making phones with small screens rather than getting bigger and bigger...

    It's funny how a lot of people thought the DPro was a bust, but turns out you can't judge a book by it's cover.
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    I have large fingers. I hope that I will be able to type with ease on the Droid Pro. It will probably take some getting used to since I have never used a Blackberry (other than my father's Bold for like 2 seconds to type a message for him while he was driving).

    I could type on the Droid 2 no problem at all.
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    you think verizon would possibly offer the pro at a lower price for black friday? seems unlikely given how many people would be purchasing it a couple weeks before (within the 30 day period to boot)
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