More and more people choosing the D2 over DX

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    I am seeing more and more people bypassing the dx for the droid 2. The big reason is that it has a keyboard. I played with the droid x and I gladly give up a little screen size for a keyboard. Now If they come out with a device the size of the DX with a keyboard I may have to give it a look. The droid 2 just feels like a better device with better software but that is my opinion. Dont get me wrong the droid x is a nice phone and I would prefer it over the iphone....but if I had to choose between the DX and the D2 again. It will be the D2. And I am seeing more and more people do the same.....
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    You're right. I had the Droid x before the Droid 2. I returned my Droid x partially because it was faulty, and partially because the Droid 2 had similar high end specs and a physical keyboard (which I consider a must have feature).
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    Im the complete opposite....I HATE the physical keyboard, and so.....prefer the X alot.
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    So far I happy with my 2. And for me the keyboard was the deciding factor.
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    The keyboard was a huuuge reason why I chose the DX ..i got the droid 1 the day it came out nd I almost never used the physical keyboard

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    Yea the physical keyboard is a must for me also. I love my Droid2

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    Everyone has the right to choose a sub-standard device if they wish :D
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    The keyboard was a deciding feature for me as well. I hate them and I love my DX. Best phone ever!!

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    Quality is experience and preference, not fact in most cases. My opinion is that some people are not needing the extra screen or features of the dx. Sub-standard is a very aggressive term to use based on your opinions though. I got my d2 on preference. The dx was not right for me. Too large mostly and the shape threw me off. I use the keyboard tons and like having my screen for writing notes, poems,music and other stuff...also for emulators and such.

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    Hello, PC747.

    I'd definitely have a look at it too. I've actually been waiting for something like that to come up.



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    The Droid 2 isn't sub standard. it's a great phone.
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    Hi, Mark.

    All I meant was that I could really use a D2 with a DX screen size and, therefore, QWERTY keyboard. If it had a Dual Core Processor, all the better. (I know you didn't quote me, but in case you thought that I thought that.)



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    Hate, Hate, Hate physical keyboards. I was chomping at the bit to ditch my D1 for the X.
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    Hello.

    Wow. I couldn't live without it.



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    I'm using the keyboard right now to type this message.. idk why but I'm not big on it. If I had a choice it'd be the dx.

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    I use both the physical and touch keypad depending on the situation, which I did not expect when buying the D2. I still type like an invalid on the touchscreen though...
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    I'm still waffling. I have 2 weeks left on my D2 and go to a VZ store weekly to evaluate the X. I really like the large screen but overall the device just seems too large. I still have a couple of weeks of agony ahead of me. BTW, I hated the keyboard on my D1 and almost never used it but find myself regularly using the keyboard on the D2, it's so much better. I often think I could get the X and use my D1 as a backup but I just can't decide....
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    Lol. The only thing factually better about the droid x is a better camera sensor, and 720p recording. As I could care less about that, the droid 2 is significantly better FOR ME as its smaller, and I use the keyboard all the time when on the web and using emulators (yay game gripper :D)

    Now, I have no problem with the droid x as it and the d2 are almost identical spec-wise, but its completely ignorant to call the droid 2 sub standard.


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    I wish the Droid 2 had a 4 inch screen. I like the 4.3 inch on the dx but its just a tad bit too big I think. 3.7 feels good, but it could be bigger. 4 seems perfect.

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    I chose the DX, simply because I prefer a virtual keyboard compared to a slide out with the extra thickness. I love the size of the DX, mainly because it's thin. The screen size is just a bonus.