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Discussion in 'Droid Polls' started by danDroid, Aug 5, 2010.
I'm getting it, and dumping my Iphone 3GS. dancedroid
No way... here are my top 3 reasons why not! (LOL)
1. Locked bootloader
2. Not enough of an upgrade from Droid 1 (in fact, I see it as a downgrade due to the MotoBlur interface - albeit improved)
3. Droid Pro!!! (AKA talk of other far better upcoming devices)
Having just rooted for the first time over the weekend, I'm MORE than satisfied with my dancedroid
Finally: The Motorola Droid 2 Pre-Sale Officially Starts August 11th!
by Quentyn Kennemer on August 10th, 2010
It’s about time we got some official confirmation from Verizon! The long-rumored phone (which was damn near confirmed in every way, shape, and form outside of official word from Big Red) has finally been officially acknowledged by the carrier and is on its way sometime soon. Pre-sale starts this August 11th (tomorrow, if you’re reading this on published date!) which – if previous Verizon pre-sales are anything to go by – means we could be seeing this phone sometime next week.
All of the August 12th launch date rumors be damned, August 11th is still technically just one day before that window: could we be seeing a 24-hour pre-sale window through the carrier? No date has been confirmed so the actual launch date is still in limbo, but failing that, just remember that we usually see Verizon phones released a week after they go up for pre-order. If the date doesn’t turn out to be August 12th, we’ll all have to point and laugh at ourselves and get a refresher on the true meaning of the word “rumor”. In any case, we can finally say the phone officially exists and is ready to go on sale. Read on for the full press details.See What DROID™ Does Next: DROID 2 By Motorola Pre-Sale Starts August 11 At VerizonWireless.com
Built on Android 2.2 with Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1, DROID 2 Comes Equipped with More Power, More Speed and an Improved QWERTY Keyboard
BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G network, and Motorola, Inc.
(NYSE: MOT), a pioneer in the mobile industry, today announced that DROID™ 2 by Motorola will be available for pre-sale on August 11. Hitting all the right keys, DROID 2 is a feature-packed device that helps manage work and social life with an enhanced QWERTY keyboard, ultra high-speed Web browsing, 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities, full push corporate e-mail, intuitive social messaging and Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 for access to the full web – all built on Android 2.2.
“When we announced DROID X last month, we reaffirmed our commitment to continue to bring unique Android experiences to the Verizon Wireless network,” said Jeffrey Dietel, vice president – wireless device, marketing and development for Verizon Wireless. “The DROID by Motorola was our first Android device, so it is important for us to include the successor to that phone in our portfolio. DROID 2 is not only a continuation of our commitment to Android but offers customers the features and form-factor they crave on the Verizon Wireless network.”
“With the new DROID 2, we’ve taken a big leap forward from the original DROID,” said Bill Ogle, chief marketing officer of Motorola Mobile Devices and Home Business. “We listened to consumers and are providing an even more robust experience built on Android 2.2 that includes a new keyboard, increased processing power, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities to send, access and share information even quicker than before.”
DROID 2’s super-slim design helps customers e-mail, text and tweet with ease.
DROID 2 offers a redesigned symmetrical keyboard with raised keys for more responsive typing to push out notes and status updates. Speech-to-text input and the virtual multi-touch keyboard allow for quick messaging; or customers can also use Swype for even easier text input. In addition, full push corporate e-mail delivers enhanced features such as remote wipe and password enforcement so that information remains secure.
DROID 2 packs power and speed. Customers can enjoy the freedom of wireless with the 3G Mobile HotSpot and the ability to connect up to five compatible Wi-Fi® devices, and watch content on the full multi-touch 3.7-inch brilliant display, or share content captured on the 5-megapixel camera with enhanced functionality and DVD-quality video capture with DLNA connectivity to share on compatible devices.
Customers can also download favorite apps from Android Market™, which has more than 70,000 applications, and store them on 8 GB of preloaded on-board memory and the 8 GB microSD™ card, which can be upgraded to a 32 GB SD card for a total cargo capacity of 40 GB. Popular apps available on DROID 2 include NFL Mobile (downloadable), Skype mobile(™) and BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® presented by V CAST Video. Customers can even manage their wireless accounts or their contacts from their phones with My Verizon and with Backup Assistant(SM).
“It’s great to see amazing new smartphones like the DROID 2 come pre-installed with Flash Player 10.1,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Creative and Interactive Solution Business Unit at Adobe. “With the completely redesigned and hardware accelerated Flash Player 10.1, DROID 2 users will be able to experience the full Web on the go.”
Adobe Flash Player 10.1 lets mobile users experience millions of websites the way they were meant to be seen – with rich Internet applications (RIAs), content inside the browser, including games, animations, data presentations and visualizations, e-commerce, music, video, audio and more.
R2-D2 DROID 2
In honor of the iconic Astromech Droid from the Star Wars™ Saga, Verizon Wireless will offer a limited-edition R2-D2 version of the DROID 2, available only online in September. The special version of the phone will feature exclusive Star Wars content and external hardware designed to look like the trusty Droid from the film saga. Visitors to the upcoming Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Fla., can see a preview of the limited edition phone and sign up to receive alerts when the phone is ready for sale.
Pricing and Availability
DROID 2 by Motorola will be available at Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, 3G Smartphones, the Best Cell Phone Service - Verizon Wireless on August 11, and it will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning August 12 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. In addition to subscribing to a Nationwide Talk plan or a Nationwide Talk & Text plan, customers will also need to subscribe to an Email and Web for Smartphone plan. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access. Email and Web for Smartphone plans start at $29.99 for unlimited monthly access.
Customers can add the optional 3G Mobile HotSpot service to their DROID 2 smartphones for $20 per month. The 3G Mobile HotSpot allows customers to turn their phones into a wireless modem for up to five compatible Wi-Fi® devices. In addition, current Verizon Wireless customers who have contracts ending by December 31, 2010, can upgrade to any smartphone, including DROID 2, without penalty.
For more information on DROID 2 by Motorola, go to DROID DOES. For information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, 3G Smartphones, the Best Cell Phone Service - Verizon Wireless.
Finally: The Motorola Droid 2 Pre-Sale Officially Starts August 11th! | Android Phone Fans
Waiting on the Droid Pro or other phone that has the front camera. I'm in the video conferencing business and this would be a good toy to have around the office to try.
Not enough of an improvement over the D1 to justify....
Definitely waiting at least some time. The lack of upgrading the camera annoys me a bit, and I want to make sure all the early adopter kinks get worked out before I get it anyway.
yes i will definitely be getting this droid 2. my husband has the droid 1 and i love his. my contract is up next month and i will be going from a blackberry pearl to the droid 2! first android ever! im excited! i hope its worth it!
I'm on the fence, but I think I'm going to wait. I'm not too happy about the locked bootloader. I like the option of being able to "turbo charge" my phone if I want to! Also, I'm not too familiar with Moto Blur, but from what I hear, it isn't too great.
:icon_eek: I'm very interested in this 2Ghz Android phone you speak of! :icon_ peace:
Waiting for the 2ghz right now loving my rooted droid
Thought about it... A LOT!! But ultimately, I decided to wait. I want to see what comes out in 2011. By then, my D1 will be beat up and worn out enough to justify an upgrade lol
what he said
I too was waiting for the 2ghz phone by Motorola, but since the Verizon roadmap was leaked, it looks like the Droid Pro will be coming out, but only with a 1.3 ghz processor. I was kinda hoping for 2ghz but oh well ^^.
Screw 2Ghz. I want that dual-core phone. I'm still betting that's what the Motorola dude was talking about when he said 2Ghz.