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Verizon Launching Two New Moto Droids In July

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So Motorola is turning into a Verizon OEM

bluecoyote

May 27, 2010, 9:55 PM
So in other words, Motorola has zip for brand equity. HTC can make the next "Droid" and Motorola has nothing to go on.

Their entire success is based on Verizon pushing the crap out of their phones.
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Sin City

May 28, 2010, 6:30 AM
Agreed. Droid, Droid Eris, Devour, and now 2 more Moto Droids? WTF?

Sprint-Zero. Oh sorry, one from fricken Boost Mobile.

AT&T-One

T-Mobile- One

Pathetic.
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JeffdaBeat

May 28, 2010, 7:18 AM
Verizon took a risk with the Droid in my opinion. Motorola produced a lot of crap before this phone came out. Glad they found a company to embrace them...
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techdiva44

May 28, 2010, 12:06 PM
Yes, but the Motorola Droid is a SOLID phone....Verizon banks on the short memory of Americans....enough said
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bluecoyote

May 28, 2010, 12:37 PM
Actually I think the Droid is a pretty crappy phone by iPhone/Pre standards. The hardware is shoddy, it certainly isn't all that reliable, and overall it's not what I'd call confidence inspiring. Let's put it this way- I wouldn't use it to replace my alarm clock.

But by Android phone standards it's better than average, and by Verizon phone (Blackberry Storm, LG Voyager, LG Dare, etc.) standards it's really good.
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Kaztro

May 28, 2010, 3:20 PM
it's funny you say that becasue every third party article i've seen has said over all the droid is better then the Iphone.
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bluecoyote

May 28, 2010, 3:31 PM
Nobody in their right mind thinks the Droid is better than the iPhone unless it's a specific feature (e.g. "I *MUST* have a physical keyboard iPhone SUX")

Hardware wise it's one of the worse Android sliders. Software wise, Android has a long way to go. Even with FroYo on my Nexus One i'd rank it behind WebOS (which I'd rank #1 if the media player was better thought out.)
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Kaztro

May 29, 2010, 9:27 AM
i'm not going to argue with a fan boy, like i said from what i've seen most third parties say the droid is better or at the very least equal to the iphone. Personal i like the Iphone, i think it's a good phone, but it's more the name then anything.
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80dollarcarcharger

May 29, 2010, 10:03 AM
Kaztro said:
i'm not going to argue with a fan boy, .


I hope they are paying him good money!
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Azeron

May 30, 2010, 3:29 PM
Well...you're not the most objective voice on this forum.
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bluecoyote

May 31, 2010, 5:28 PM
Actually I'd say I am. And I speak from firsthand experience, not justifying the competition of my purchases.
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Azeron

May 30, 2010, 3:22 PM
They sure did. I still find it hard to believe that Motorola made a decent device.
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GeeksAreBest

May 28, 2010, 8:08 AM
In all fairness, isn't AT&T supposed to have some new Android devices out towards the end of this year once the two big phone trade conferences are done with?

Still, three Android devices vs Verizon's base OS appearing to be Android is a bit much. Does Verizon even have any WinMob devices anymore? (Too lazy to go look.)
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HeCellsCellPhones

May 28, 2010, 8:50 AM
Verizon currently stocks/carries the Following WinMo Devices. (per their website)

LG Fathom
Samsung Saga
Samsung Omnia
HTC Ozone
HTC Imagio
HTC Touch Pro 2
HTC Touch Diamond
Kin One
Kin Two
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Otowncell

May 28, 2010, 9:27 AM
Droid Eris is an HTC phone and TMobile has more Android phones than any other carrier
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Daniel Dc5

May 28, 2010, 7:53 AM
I think it is well worth the risk. Look at all of the Android phones on the market today, none of them have failed and although there is limitations by OS version you never hear that they are having issues. Anything with Android will work well and produce for the company that it is on. If more people rooted there phones I am sure they will love it more just as the Iphone gets jail broken to do what the droid can do for customization. If Verizon keeps pushing out higher end Droids then it will make the company a lot more money, we just have to see which way the ball will roll on this one.
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bluecoyote

May 28, 2010, 12:43 PM
Actually, the only Android phones that seem to be seeing anything resembling noteworthy sales are the Droid and Droid Eris, both of which are tied to heavy VZW marketing campaigns.

It may be worth noting that other phones tied heavily to VZW marketing campaigns don't see long term success.
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Archer Bullseye

May 28, 2010, 6:40 PM
What exactly are you compairing it to? The iPhone? The Moto V3M? Some other high volume selling phone?

I an confused to what your point is since VZW has always and will always promote a device the Motorola Droid or HTC Eris..
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bluecoyote

May 31, 2010, 5:29 PM
No, I'm saying phones such as the Blackberry Storm, Motorola Q, etc. didn't see repeated success.
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Archer Bullseye

May 31, 2010, 5:36 PM
First, do you have any supporting facts for that statement? The Storm 2 sold pretty well.

Second, do you have any idea what the average shelf life of a mobile phone is these days? The Eris is already end of life.. But with the Incredible there is not much of a reason to buy an Eris except for price.
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80dollarcarcharger

May 29, 2010, 12:12 PM
I guess the mytouch is nonexistent and the mytouch slide won't come out in june either
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bluecoyote

May 31, 2010, 5:29 PM
The MyTouch isn't exactly a hot selling phone.
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liquifiedgr00ve

May 30, 2010, 11:46 PM
Verizon pushed the DROID hard and are beggining to push the Incredible the same way. I'm not sure what you're talking about with the Eris. The only commercial I ever saw for the Eris was put out by HTC, similar to the mytouch commercials. Both the Droid and the Eris have huge following however, and if Samsung would get off their asses and produce enough displays, the Incredible will soon follow.
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