I've been using the Droid Pro for about 2 1/2 weeks now, and constantly struggle with battery life.
I am literally charging the phone twice a day, and even on the battery profile on "Maximum battery saver", I get at most 24 hours even mostly on standby. I've tried TasKiller and have removed pretty much all widgets, but improvement is only moderate.
Am I doing something wrong, or is this the best I could ever expect?
I have the same problem, and I've had my Pro for over a month. Everything I have read states the same. They say the extended battry adds 20-35%, but for an xtra $50, I want to make sure its worth it before I buy it.
I've been using my Droid Pro for almost a year. I use the standard battery and get pretty good battery life, but I had to make one change. The phone has three profiles, home, work and weekend. The profiles have no value to me, but they do cause a p... (continues)
I am not sure if there is any way around having to create a google account to dl apps from the market. during the initial setup of accounts it asks you to setup accounts and one of them is facebook yet to get the app you need a google account. doesnt make sense
with this phone i feel like motorola is milking the motorola droid series. wheres the improvement from the droid 2? there really isn't one. the keys are going to be much like a blackberry. very close together and smaller. the processor is going to be the same. they pretty much made it a candy bar style droid 2. will it be LTE 4G ready? probably not. i don't see any advantage to this phone.
I posted this question elsewhere (thanks Menno for responding), and I thought I'd ask it here too ... I just ordered the Droid Pro (pre-sale started today). The confirmation email said it will ship tomorrow (Nov 10). Right after I placed my order, I discovered that VZW is now offering the Droid 2 with global capabilities. Gee whiz! I've been waiting months for a Droid with GSM. Is there any reason why I should trade my new Droid Pro for a Droid 2?
I was really excited to see this. I went from a BB Tour to a Droid 1 to a Droid Incredible to a BB Bold. I love the BB form factor for business. This phone hits both my want for Android and my need for the BB style keyboard. However, the screen resolution is quite small. The Incredible has a 480x800 screen and is .6 inches larger. The Droid Pro has a 420x320 screen. That's a HUGE difference for only a half-inch difference.
Can anyone tell me if this screen is nice or not? Right now, I want to switch back to Android and am looking closely at the Droid X. Not practical for business but I refuse to use a phone with a sub-par screen.
I've been with AT&T for over 20 years...yes, Cellular One, AT&T, Cingular, and now at&t...they are hands down the fastest data network...but I hate the IPhone, and I have the backflip, but I'm going nuts waiting for some sort of serious droid to come...the droid X and droid pro look very good for us business users...where are they???? I don't want to jump ship.
You're never going to see a "Droid" phone on AT&T. And it's not, despite Voyagerboy's assertion, becuase AT&T doesn't like junk. It's because "Droid" is actually a trademark of Lucasfilm, and Verizon has paid $$ (probably $$$$) for the right to use ... (continues)
i have no doubt this phone will be a total disaster like previous droids, no 3g same camera, who falls for this crap, its the same useless paperweight of a phone as the droid 1 and 2 packaged differently
Having been a Blackberry user for 10 years I like my Droid 2 a lot - with only a few complaints like battery life and I need Touchdown for Exchange... But how do you get to "garbage" having not seen the Pro yet and what Motorola phones have you used ... (continues)
voyagerboy said: i have no doubt this phone will be a total disaster like previous droids, no 3g same camera, who falls for this crap, its the same useless paperweight of a phone as the droid 1 and 2 packaged differently
this phone will be characteristic of all droids, just say buffering for 20 mins, or cannot play video 20 times a day and youll know what its like to become a victim false droid advertising, motorola just keeps packaging the same useless garbage in different designs, now they want to vertically feed you crap. and no 4g...losers