Upgrading to Droid..

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  1. scubasteve101

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    I'm looking to upgrade to the Droid from an Env Touch and I've got a few quick questions.

    1.) What are the Droid's major faults?...freeze a lot, bad touch screen etc...

    2.) How are the apps? Is there a lot pirated apps or is this even possible?

    3.) I know how Verizon loves to limit our phone's abilities...is there anything big they did to the Droid?

    4.) How is the battery life? Does streaming youtube or radio kill it very quickly like it does my Env Touch?

    Anything else you think I should know? Upping my plan to $29.99 more a month is big to me, I want to make sure it is worth it.
     
  2. titans

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    1. Major faults? Nothing major..
    2. Talking about pirated apps is not allowed on this forum. There are good apps on the market.
    3. No
    4. Battery life is alright..streaming youtube for 2-3 hours will kill the battery.

    You should know that the HTC Incredible is coming to Verizon in about two weeks, and if you don't need a physical keyboard, you definately want to wait for that.
     
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    Interesting. I'll have to take a look at that. Thanks for the input... more is definitely welcome.
     
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    1) Nothing really major. Only thing for me is battery life.
    2) The apps are really good, there are pirated apps but I don't personally use them.
    3) I don't think you can root on the latest 2.1 update but other than that, it's fine.
    4) Not sure, but I think it would.
    It is definately worth it
     
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    Here's another question...

    What can the Droid not do that you wish it could?...or expected it to be able to do?
     
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    I wish I could buy/rent movies like you can on the iPod touch/iPhone..and FM radio
     
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    Pirated apps? I havent found a reason to pay for an app yet and havent even thought of pirating them lol

    Droid is awesome
     
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    The general complaint is the camera, but it works fine for me.

    You can get an extended battery which increases the length of time you can do things.
     
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    1. Minor things that have solutions or just require getting used to (like the keyboard or pushing power button). I suggest always check the market, it is like many of the functions of the phone are "privatized" (either don't exist or can be done better with an app.)

    2. Don't even need pirated software, so many good free apps in the market. I wouldn't know about pirates software nor is this the place to talk about it. There are perk programs available to rooted users that you can't get on stock, wireless tether for example (allows you to connect your computer to your phone through wifi.)

    3. Verizon took a step back with their 'enhancements'. And Verizon just put out a couple new commercials showing that they are still very behind the Droid.

    4. Battery life on powerful touch screen devices will always seem too short. There are extra batteries you can buy and ways to improve the battery life. Remember the screen is huge and awesome, and that requires some juice!
     
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    Make coffee. Other than that it does everything I want and more.
     
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    now that's funny:)
     
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    Actually, I can think of a few things my Droid doesn't do but my wife would probably object if it did. Or not.