Should I get a Droid Pro?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Pro' started by Kers7289, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Kers7289

    Kers7289 New Member

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    I'm a college business student and currently have an at&t feature phone, and am in the process of switching to Verizon. I've never had a smartphone before and while browsing the phone selection the Droid Pro instantly caught my eye. I like the vertical keyboard (I'm big and clumsy so I hate virtual keyboards). I've been researching Droids for the past few days and still like the Pro best, yes even better than the thunderbolt. However, I've heard the Pro has some software issues from the local Verizon retailer, but couldn't find anything substantial online. Is the Droid Pro worth the investment? Any thoughts woudl be great thanks!
     
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    Well of course everyone here in the Pro forum will tell you yes. I would say yes since I own one and haven't had any problems at all. The main issues are things with Corporate Exchange and battery life. Get the extended battery and the phone will easily last a day or more. The best thing you can do is try out the phone for the 14 days and return it if you dislike it. I've had a lot of phones from WinMo to BB to Android to BB and back to Android and this is one of my favorites.
     
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    I figured this would be the best place to learn about the Pro, since everyone on this forum has one. I'm glad you haven't had many problems with it, I love the design, and the thunderbolt really just isn't for me. Thanks a lot for the reply, I really think this is the phone I'm going to get.
     
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    Go for it. It does have it's little annoyances, but they don't seem to bother most users and the 4-5 people I know with the device love it. As do I.....
     
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    My girlfriend has it because she doesn't like virtual keyboards. Her main complaint is the battery life. Like the other guy said get the extended battery and you should be good. I don't like however because I have a Droid x and that screen is too small. I got spoiled hahaha. The pro is a good choice.

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    Get it and test drive it. If you don't like it then just take it back before the trial period is up

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    Just wait for the blackberry bold 9800 touch to come out. Blackberrys are the greatest business phones. Ull need a battery that actuallly stays alive. Droids suck when it comes to batteries. Theres no use in owning a phone that you have to charge 3 times a day

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    OP is a business student, not using the phone for business I'm assuming. I think the Droid Pro would be a great choice. Get the extended battery and you're all set.
     
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    I agree that the Droid Pro is not the ideal "business" phone for business users who have to deal with corporate Exchange or RIM servers. However, I don't think will affect the OP. I personally love my Droid Pro and do not mind the couple of hoops I had to jump through to connect to my company's Exchange server. This phone rocks.

    I personally have not had any big software issues. The only issue I can think of is the double letters at the beginning of typing. A little bit of a nuisance, but I have heard all Droids have this bug.

    The other comment I have is regarding battery. The original battery could not get me through a full day of use. This was unacceptable to me. I bought the extended battery (from the Motorola website) and have been very please. No issues any more.
     
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    Dont get me wrong the pro is awesome in many ways. I too love my pro. :)

    im curious for the new update.

    Does the extra 400 extra mah really make a big difference on the extended battery? Ive been very skeptical bout paying 50 dollars for that battery. If i was gonna pay for an extended battery i wqs think bout that 3400mah battery that mugen power made. But i really need to make a choice soon for me to fully enjoy this droid pro

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    I got the motorola extended battery since it's pretty much the same size as stock(no noticeable bulge). The battery lasts alll day easily for me and I usually use my phone heavily throughout the day. That mugen 3400 will add a huge bulk to the phone and would last along time. You could just buy the motorola extended battery and use the stock battery for backup with an external charger for it.
     
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    I'm perfectly happy with my Droidpro. Would do it over. I don't have an extended battery. I recharge once a day, maybe twice, either when I'm in car or at desk. Battery life of my BB was better, but DP operating system has suited me better so far. Understand upgraded os just came out. Let's see how that goes.
     
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