Thinking of getting a D2

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  1. Enemyofthestate
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    The wife is in need of a new device, she is finally fed up with her blackberry. She does want a physical keyboard as well as all the benefits of android os. I found a place that sells them nib for 135. I know the device is getting up there in age, but will it preform admirably? She basically needs it for email and be able to interact more via social apps (shes a blogger, and needs to post pics on the go to facebook etc). Would it be worth the cost to purchase a new one? Thanks.
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    Its a great phone that is very reliable. The stock software would be perfect for your wife.
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    Thanks for the reply. Thinking about pulling the trigger. Can the os be updated? Does it need to be?

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    If you get the phone from Verizon it should already be updated.
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    Im not, buying it off ebay.

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    Well than it should update to 2.3.4 when you get it.
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    Great. Any issues with running that on a d2?

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    Should work just fine. The 1ghz cpu will do the trick!
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    Reliable? Is that a joke? Every D2 I have seen is extremely buggy. My ex had one and the touch screen would go crazy and start clicking random things. That was with her first one and her replacement. IMO the D2 is garbage.
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    +1...I had the d2 and many others when they released I bought one and had it til finally gave to a friend 1 month ago...Still running smooth for him as well. No different than any other android as far as the once in a while lag or fc...but that's going to be with anything android for the while. So many apps and etc... Mine was modded back and forth daily for at least the two years I had it...You'll be fine....and happy!!!!!! Take it from me..I'm considered a good judge of devices. ( awe I'm awesome! Lol) jk enjoy brother...


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    Dude chill out. Just because you saw a few bad d2's doesn't mean its going to happen to everyone.
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    I love my D2, but I rooted it back in the day to get rid of all the bloatware and now am running it rommed. It's stable as can be. The stability of any stock D2 depends on how well it plays with all the extra crap Verizon puts on it. Mine used to freeze and reset multiple times a day and battery life was just okay. It would also act squirrely with the charger plugged in.

    Not sure if you've looked into it, but it would be worth your time to learn about rooting and possibly flashing a rom before you power the phone on and take the Over the Air Update. As of now once you get it the device can't be rooted at all.

    All VZ phones have some sort of quirks because of their modifications, but the Droid 2 is a great phone despite all of Verizon's apparent efforts to make it otherwise.

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    Thx. It appears that i will be getting a d2. Im sure when i do ill be back in the forum asking for advice.

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    I'm happy for you.. great device! Get some cm7!!!! I have an SD card loaded with roms and mods for that device...if your ever into it let me know via pm...

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    Thx. Honestly will probably keep her stock until i get more comfortable with Android os.

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    Flashing Roms is easy as pie. The instructions in Rom threads is simply to be clear and thorough. If you watch some of the youtube vids you'll see how easy it is. No rush, but have no fear of flashing if you decide you want to. You'll likely at least want to root, not only because of the bloatware that everyone has mentioned but also because there are root apps that will stop VZ from giving you that annoying update pop-up every hour if you're not on the latest version.
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    Awesome. Thanks for the advice.

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    I agree with it being buggy. Mine never got replaced but my fiancée's did twice. I think Motorola didn't do enough optimization of the builds. Just enough for them to work...but not flawlessly. Probably the same will go for any phone.

    It's usable but has these quirks. I would much rather have a different manufacturer. There's so many other choices like the D4 if you want something similar and same manufacturer.
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    I have a brand new R2D2 Droid2 for sale. Still in the box, never opened. It has all the goodies with it, ear buds, R2D2 dock, etc. I bought it off of Ebay for $205, would resell for the same price plus shipping. If your interested, or have questions about it let me know. Its a very cool phone.
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    I know you're trying to be helpful, but you can't offer anything for sale in this forum per the Guidelines of Conduct;
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