Soon to be Droid owner...should I wait for Droid 2?

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm completely new to both this forum and Android phones, but I plan on getting a Droid soon. I haven't had a smartphone since I fried my n97 and playing with a friends original Droid made the decision for me. My question, though, is whether or not I should wait for the Droid 2. I don't know how legitimate the August 12th release date I've been hearing about is, and I'm not sure if it's the phone I want anyway. I like the physical keyboard, but from what I hear it's really easy to get used to Swype. I've also read that will be ready to get Android 3 whenever that comes out. However, it's supposed to be way harder to root, which sucks for me, I always do whatever I can to get the most out of my phones :)

    My question is, should I just go for a Droid or Droid X, or wait for the Droid 2?
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    I love my Droid to death, but It's almost a year old. Definitely grab one of the newer models.
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    uhh nine months. but i'll give it to you. :p


    Back to the OP. If you like a physical keyboard go get the Droid1. You have a 30 day window to return it and get the Droid2 when announced. If you want a larger screen, get the X, but it lacks a physical keyboard.

    If you're Jones'ing for the phone now, that's my advice. D2 is sure to be announced within the next 30 days.
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    You may not have any choice, stocks of the Droid are running low...
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    Stocks aren't really running low, they just aren't making any more... walmart has tons of em, and you don't have to wait for rebate... I personally wouldn't be buying right now. You should buy a crappy phone without an etf and wait for the LTE android device...

    I think a lot of droid x users will be disappointed when LTE rolls out in 3-4 months and they have to wait 20 more for a subsidized highend LTE phone. (iPhone LTE?, DroidPro?)

    (Thankfully I have the federal employee discount, and get 25% off my "new every two" as well as everything else!!!)
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    I guess you could get the droid 1 on ebay. I would get the 2 because it is faster, newer, and it has a little microphone button on the keyboard (not kidding, I want that).

    only negatives with droid 2:
    1)where is it?
    2)will they f up the software like they did with the X. Sorry, Motorola's tweaked google experience is beta code and they need to get on the ball.