New Droid coming this month ?

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  1. bobby512

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    I am new to this forum and would appreciate any help. My Verizon store tells me that there is a new Droid phone coming later this month. I want to buy one but she was unable to tell me the benefits of waiting for this phone to arrive. Can anyone inform me ?
     
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    Nexus one...
     
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    :welcome: to the Droid Forums. She's probably referring to the N1 which is suppose to be coming to Verizon. Main difference is it doesn't have a physical keyboard and it comes with the 2.1 OS that we are still waiting for. May be some other differences, appearance of course and some other stuff too.

    Glad you found us, let us know if we can help you with anything else. :)
     
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    a new ANdroid phone yes. nexus one
     
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    Welcome bobby512! This is a great place to be.........I love my Droid.....I don't know if I would wait on the N1 or not. They are both great phones, just different. I'm not sure if the N1 has been rooted yet, I think it has, but you may want to check.
     
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    If they are saying this month, it is the Motorola Devour.

    Advantages: MotoBlur, Optical mouse on face (rather than d-pad on slide out keyboard).

    Disadvantages: Smaller screen than Droid (although quite good quality), weird keyboard layout, Android 1.6 (although will probably get a 2.1 upgrade when Moto updates MotoBlur), horrible battery life, and in the small group of ~40 people that I belong to that get to test devices for Verizon Marketing, we have had 3 or 4 out of box failures where the devices could not hold a signal well enough to activate on the network (which may be why it has not been released yet, I thought the release was supposed to be last week).

    Alan
     
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    Motorola Devour

    I just got off the phone with Verizon and they tell me that all stores will have
    the Devour in stock for the rollout on March 25th. Has 3.0 MP Camera and Android 1.6 OS with MotoBlur. How does this compare the the current Droid ?
     
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    Not everyone considers that an Advantage.....
     
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    Current Droid has:

    5.0 MP camera
    Android 2.0.1 (2.1 coming "soon") No Motoblur
    16GB Micro-SD Card.
    Bigger screen.
    Faster processor.

    In my opinion an nicer all around phone. Also, Droid is WiFi capable, meaning that if you near a WiFi hotspot, you can surf the web using WiFi and not 3G....

    If I had my choice, I would take the Droid. Devour does not look robust enough.
     
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    Droid is 2.0.1, and it has been rooted so it's 2.1 capable, 5 MP camera and I have no idea what MotoBlur is.

    Look at it this way: You can try the Devour or the Droid, you have 30 days to decide and you can exchange 1 for the other. A 35.00 restocking charge may be applied, but if your smart you can get them to waive that for you.

    From what it looks like to me the Droid is better.
     
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    This......

    edit: disregard, I see you already found out.

    It's a little different experience than the Droid. As you know the Devour runs MotoBlur. Is that a good or bad thing? It's about personal preference.

    Specwise the Droid is "better" but the Devour is still a quite capable device. I'd try it out for 30 days and if you don't like it move to the Droid. You can't go wrong with the Droid..
     
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