Droid X vs Droid 2

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    I purchased the Droid 2 Global about a week ago, and I'm having some doubts. The first thing that bothers me is that the Droid 2 has this slide out keyboard, yet with a case attached to the phone, the top keys are very difficult to use. The second thing is the battery life. After minimal usage, I am getting about 18 hours out of the battery from 100% to 5%. Not too bad, but could be a whole lot better, especially if it's not being used very often(phone call here, text or two there...)

    I'm beginning to think the virtual keyboard w/ swype would due just fine. The Droid X has: the bigger screen, better camera, hdmi, bigger storage, bigger battery, and is easily rooted. I have heard the Droid X battery is the best out of the Android lineup.

    I have one week to exchange. What do you think??? Personal opinions are welcome :)
     
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    Yes, you'll do fine with Swype.

    Take it back. Get the Thunderbolt. Thank me later.
     
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    Take it back and get the Droid X - a fabulous phone, and fairly easy to root. Kodiak is right about the HTC Thunderbolt, but the Droid X is a great phone and you'll get a good deal on the pricing. You can grab a T-Bolt later, when the pricing on that phone comes down.

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    It isn't available until the 24th, and I only have until the 20th to do the swap. I could always of course return this phone for the X, then when the TB comes out, I can swap it again. This doesn't appeal to me only because of the $35 restocking fee they hit you with each time you trade out :(
     
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    I think but I'm not possitive that you can only do the swap once. In any case the x is a solid device and I would pick it over the global for sure. Nothing against the global its just that currently there is more device support for the x and I think the global is likely to get passed over.

    tappin and a talkin
     
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    I am so mad about Gingerbread. I just discovered what rooting does for the DroidX. And I have not seen a way to root in 2.3.

    I have locked my phone up twice trying. I am tired of companies trying to charge for something the phone already does.

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    Would they let me do a straight return on the Global, and pre-order the Thunderbolt, I wonder?
     
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    Although I find it a little unlikely, anythings possible. The tb is probably going to run you in the neighborhood of $200-$300 and in my experience companies are willing to bend a little when they stand to make some money out of the deal, only problem is vzw has been pretty stingy about these upgrade matters. What I would do is go in to the store(preferably a bigger corporate store) and tell them you are unsatisfied with the global and tell them you're interested in the tb. Don't mention the x. See what they're willing to do for you.

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    Gingerbread will be out for the x at some point. Just have faith and patience.

    What do you mean about the charging you for something the phone does?

    tappin and a talkin
     
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    Great News! I talked to a Verizon rep, and she told me to return the device before the 14 days, and tell them I don't want to upgrade right now. She said don't mention the Thunderbolt or anything, because of the worry free guarantee that verizon has, if i tell them i just dont want to upgrade right now, everything reverses like I never upgraded. Then when the TB drops on the 24th, go in there and say hello to my little friend! :icon_ banana: Thanks for the replies fellazz


    THUNDERBOLT CAN'T GET HERE SOON ENOUGH!!!
     
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    Good deal!

    tappin and a talkin
     
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    I don't think you have to swap. You can just return the D2, wait a few days, and then get the TB. I'm sure if you tell them you want to wait for the TB they will accommodate you.
     
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    my d2g was very easy to root
     
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    Or wait a little longer and get the D3
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    My wife has the d2g because she didn't think she could go without the keyboard and didn't like the size of the X. Now she barely ever uses the keyboard and has told me several times that she wishes she would have got the X like I did.

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