Top 3 Reasons you Got the Droid

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  1. taypotts

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    I'm curious about the top 3 reasons everyone got their Droid. Mine would be:

    - The app store
    - Google navigation
    - Having the ability to customize my phone fully

    What are yours?
     
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    1) because apple care ticked me off; the back and forth with at&t and not fixing my device until after I paid the ETF and left at&t.
    2) it was either that or the storm2 (and i was leaning towards the storm 2)
    3) at the time the closest thing to the iphone

    Now that I have had the device I am glad I bought it; and the reason I love it has nothing to do with why I bought it at the time.
     
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    Coming from a blackberry I wanted
    1. A better user experience. Was tired of the same old blackberry whether it was a curve, tour, or storm.. it was basicly the same phone.

    2. The openness of the android platform

    3. Its tight intergration with Google. Since every thing I did revolved around Google it only made since to purchase a phone that was a Google experience phone.
     
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    To put it very bluntly

    1. Because Nokia did not and would not say if they were planning to bring out an updated E90 replacement.

    2. It had a reasonable full physical keyboard and big screen.

    3. It can be sync'd with my Outlook on the fly
     
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    1. Verizon made me wait for an exchange of my Storm 2 30 minutes.
    2. I picked up a Droid and went WOW!.:icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
    3. I was in my 30 days and said forget that Storm, I want a Droid.
     
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    1. contract was up - new every two
    2. wanted control ovedr what was on the phone
    3. wanted better internet, e-mail, texting than I had on my not so smart phone
     
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    1. Not on AT&T.

    2. Already had iPod Touch and wanted "the best of both worlds".

    3. The Droid is a great piece of hardware.
     
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    1. i was bored with blackberry
    2. droid was the latest greatest
    3. couldn't get an iphone(now that i have experienced android probably never will get an iphone)
     
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    1. I wanted a smartphone.
    2. I hate apple and didn't want the iphone
    3. Wanted to stick with VZW and their solid service.

    Now that I have it I've found so many other reasons to love it.
     
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    1) Primarily because AT&T SUCKS in this area so I had to go to VZW (happily paid the ETF fees to leave)

    2) I already used Google for just about everything (email, contacts, docs ect) so thought it would be nice to sync everything w/o an intermediate step/program

    3) Weren't any WM phones that I liked at VZW (had they had something similar to the Tilt2 or the H2D I probably would have gone with them)
     
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    1) VZW has the only 3G network in my area, was already on VZW, and this was their best full screen smart phone

    2) I have used the Android system in the past (G1) and liked it.

    3) Hardware keyboard
     
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    1) QWERTY keyboard.
    The #1 reason I stood by my Voyager for so long. Touch screen keyboards have always struck me as a giant step backwards in terms of efficiency/functionality.
    Ironically, the Droid QWERTY is so disappointingly, uselessly, terrible (I still can't hit the "u" key without hitting 3 other keys...) that I almost always use the touchscreen keyboard anyway ; ;

    2)Google. The only brand strong enough to compete with the coolsauce Apple has doused the world with. And since I'm Verizon (always have been and prob always will be), I was thrilled to have an Android option.

    3) Apps. I saw a story on CNN about apps like Layar and Goggles last summer and, half paying attention, I didn't realize they were talking about current technology. I thought it was a demo of what was coming in the future. Regardless, the story stuck with me, and when I was up for a new phone, I would even discuss it with people ("one day you will be able to hold up your phone and your camera& gps will show you info about your surroundings through your camera! Isn't that crazy?!). I wanted an Android phone because eventually there will be these mind-blowing apps.

    Fast forward to last week when I got my phone. Hung up on how bad the keyboard was, I was very disappointed at first, and had decided I would exchange the Droid for something cheaper. Then I started putzing with apps. Downloaded Layar loaded up the Wiki layer, held up my phone and to my astonishment, it was just like I saw in that news story. I live on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, so I'm surrounded by landmarks. It was a very dramatic introduction to what my phone could do.
    And I haven't put my Droid down since. I rue the day that it stops blowing my mind on a daily basis. Rue it!