Your thoughts on the design aesthetics of the Droid

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by cyber3d, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. cyber3d

    cyber3d Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Anyone know who designed the Droid? As a former industrial designer I'd guess that it was designed in the USA. I doubt very much that it's design team came from Great Britain (I believe the Palm Treo was designed in GB - they seem to hate adding reveals to their products) and it looks too aggressive to have been designed in Japan. I'd even bet it was designed on the East Coast and not on the West Coast. Personally, I really like the design. It's got the feel of a finely crafted hand gun. All business. I even like the weight - heavy. Sure, it has it's share of dislikes but, it's a classic from the get go.
     
  2. sillyrabbitt123

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    891
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I cannot put it down :) Enough Said!! :)
     
  3. Backnblack

    Backnblack Premium Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    11,260
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    453
    Ratings:
    +17
    I can't envision it being any other way...
     
  4. JayMonster

    JayMonster Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +1
    In theory at least it was designed in the "midwest" (Schaumberg, IL if memory serves correctly) with input from the West Coast (mountainview, CA).

    Motorola has a history of "over-engineering" their phones (certainly seems to hold true in the case of the Droid). And it was said that Google had some input (and even asked them to soften and round the corners slightly from an even boxier pre-build.
     
  5. jasonb

    jasonb Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,151
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Ratings:
    +0
    i love it. it's rock solid and has good weight to it. i work at a Radio Shack and just about all the phones we sell feel like toys in comparison.
     
  6. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    11,865
    Likes Received:
    1,293
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Ratings:
    +1,444
    Current Phone Model:
    Samsung Galaxy s7 Edge
    feels real good in the hands.

    the only thing i think is it weighs a bit much, supposedly heavier than my old Tilt, but I always felt the Tilt weighed more.

    Anyway, anyone tried using it in bed while laying down? Gets a bit tiring if i do say so myself.
     
  7. Backnblack

    Backnblack Premium Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    11,260
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    453
    Ratings:
    +17
    This is what makes it a solid device...not some cheap toy..
     
  8. Martin030908

    Martin030908 Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Ratings:
    +0
    Sure you're not tired from "laying in bed"? lol.
    I've laid there for so long with my Droid in hand that I've had my arm go numb from being upright for so long that blood was having a tough time getting there! :icon_eek:
     
  9. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    11,865
    Likes Received:
    1,293
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Ratings:
    +1,444
    Current Phone Model:
    Samsung Galaxy s7 Edge
    LOL! yes I'm sure.

    got the blood flowing elsewhere huh? LOL
     
  10. Martin030908

    Martin030908 Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,773
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Ratings:
    +0
    I should've proof read my own post... wow that looks bad. :icon_eek:
    Wasn't what I meant but I can't imagine anyone interpreting it any other way! Lol... dammit. :icon_ nono:
     
  11. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    11,865
    Likes Received:
    1,293
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Ratings:
    +1,444
    Current Phone Model:
    Samsung Galaxy s7 Edge
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. oh man i usually go to another forum for laughs but i'm getting plenty today here. LOL!

    a Merry Christmas indeed.
     
  12. boatman2220

    boatman2220 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I like it. It's solid, and feels like I got something for the price I paid.