Should I have gone with a different phone?

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  1. DogPaw

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    I love my Droid and I was one of the first to get one. I never use the sldie out keyboard. I installed the touch input keyboard and I do all my typing with the Droid in landscape position. Should I have gone with a phone like to HTC to of gotten a lighter phone. Would I have lost any functions or features.
     
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    That's a personal preference.
     
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    I never use the keyboard either....but I am glad I got the Droid tho :)
     
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    Same here. It's there if I need it.
     
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    At first I was thinking the exact same thing as you are. Coming from a BB I was missing the qwerty keypad and the feel of the BB, but after adjusting to the Droid, I will never leave it. It does so much more plus some. Give it some time.
     
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    Don't make a Decision Based on the Keyboard

    I had a Storm1 and got a Droid 2 months ago. I seldom use the physical keyboard. The phone is so versatile, responsive, customizable, and awesome that I really don't care about the keyboard. I specifically chose the Droid over the Eris because of the size. I wanted the largest screen I could get and I don't mind the weight. I mean, really, it's not like I'm so weak that I can't hold the phone and do what I need to do. I use it all day long and play on it at night.

    Having said all that, it is a personal decision. That's why there are so many phones out there. For me, there's no other phone I would want but I wouldn't make the decision based on the keyboard.
     
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    Nothing beats real buttons when playing old-school games.
     
  8. Martin030908

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    Get an NES emulator... then tell me if the physical keyboard is worthless :)
     
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    lol agreed.....thats where the leyboard gets the most use from me. i do use it if im typing long messages to
     
  10. Vulcan1600

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    I only use the keyboard when I have to do a factory reboot. Other than that it stays in the closed position. Do I wish I had a different Android phone...heck no. Love the Droid and would take it over the Eris any day. Plus, I am a VZW fanboy so it was an easy choice for me when I went android shopping. I knew I wanted 2.0 o.s.
     
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    the droid is a better phone.
    it's twice the money for a reason- it's twice the phone!

    go to the vzw store and play with an eris and you'll see what I mean.
    The interface of the droid and screen are it's top features. the keyboard is secondary or tertiary.
    the screen on the eris is a joke compared to the droid.
     
  12. Wendy

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    I bought the Droid knowing I'd probably rarely if ever use the physical keyboard. But it's features outweighed the other phones, IMO. I'm quite pleased with my purchase :)