This phone seems like it was overhyped...tons of issues

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by fecurtis, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. fecurtis

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    I mean, it seems like it'd be a great phone if it worked...

    -Doubletwist takes forever to sync to iTunes and when it finally does, it misses practically all of my playlists.
    -I just bought an app, I got an email saying I was charged, but it won't install, it keeps saying "Authorizing Purchase", when I try to cancel and get a refund, it gives me an error saying there's a problem with the server. So I was charged for an app that I can't even install and it won't let me get a refund. Luckily it was only $0.99
    -Visual Voicemail with Verizon doesn't work, it won't connect.
    -I try Google Voice, I get an error saying that it can't verify my phone number.

    I'm giving this phone a few days but it looks like I'll probably be going back to Blackberry...that phone at least worked.

    Figures...my other friend who got one today is in a similar boat...her battery won't even stay on for more than an hour or two before it dies.
     
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    Hate to say it, but NONE of those things you listed seem to have anything to with the phone itself.
     
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    uhh...yeah it does, the phone and/or the software.

    Either way, the phone simply does not work.
     
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    brand new phone, tons of people using networks, expect bugs, errors, server issues.... give it a couple days.

    im not really a fan of getting tech things on launch, theres always issues that dont get fixed until a later release.



    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    That'd explain the visual voicemail issues and possibly the marketplace issue (influx of folks on it loading up with apps).

    I just hope you're right.

    While this thread exists, is there a quicker, better way to sync to iTunes?
     
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    Ummm....if a battery is dying after 1-2 hours of use, there's obviously something wrong with that particular battery. I would have thought this was common sense....
     
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    Yeah that's true. I just bought something called tapatalk which i've seen ppl use. That worked fine so im not sure what's going on. Ill give it a few days to see if its a network problem.

    I guess i came off as a whiny idiot so feel free to flame me.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
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    - Double twist sucks from the droid right now - takes forever, then says it didn't install, when it did.
    - Are you trying through 3g or wifi?
    -HAven't tried visual voicemail.
    - no problems with google voice here

     
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    Hey man, I am a Blackberry user of over 4 years. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Droid X last week and I have been using it ever since... I forwarded my BB to the Demo Droid, setup all my email accounts, etc.

    I have had none of the issues that you speak of, though I haven't purchased any apps until I get my perminent DX (Friday).

    In regards to your iTunes issues, do you have DRM files, or are they all free of digital rights? If they are free of rights, you might just want to do a traditional file copy from your PC to the phone's memory card. It kinda stands to reason that a Google OS phone wouldn't work correctly with iTunes. (Plus you're severely overpaying for your music and videos!)
     
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    I'm trying it through WiFi. I tried doing it on the network, same result.

    I've also tried using Google Voice via both wifi and the network, no luck.

    Visual Voice Mail appears to be working now though.
     
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    I'd say about 85% of my library is DRM free.

    And yeah it does stand to reason, however RIM figured out a way (so long as the songs in your library are DRM free). Weird thing is, Motorola has a service similar to RIM's Desktop Media Manager, maybe it doesn't like Windows 7 and the Droid X. With the Droid X, it'd suddenly give me an error saying there's no SD card forcing me to do a battery pull and other times it'd just cause my computer to crash.

    I'll have to do it the old fashioned way until another solution turns up, which isn't too big of a deal. At least I have Pandora and Sirius XM which work great.
     
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    yea, i agree, give it a few days since there will always be some kinks. No phone (how matter how hyped) is perfect. If you don't believe me just head over to the iphone4 forums and you will see what i'm talking about.

    i'm a blackberry convert too so i know what you are talking about regarding the "just have it work" mentality. But i think that attitude comes from us being familiary with the blackberry system and all the ins and outs etc... seriously how long did we live with the crappy blackberry OS and browser etc...?

    I think once you get a feel of the phone and all the ins and outs of the android system, you will love it.
     
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