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Aug 27, 2010, 5:22 PM

anyone's D2 music player acting up?

i'm having problems syncing and using the music player on mine. it's annoying because on my dumbphone (enV touch), i NEVER had a problem syncing with napster-to-go or wmp. if i sync a playlist from napster that contains protected and unprotected files, it says that i need a license to play the unprotected ones and doesn't transfer...severely slowing down the sync time. so i used wmp to transfer music and when i finally got them onto the phone, the music player began freezing, forcing me to remove and replace the battery.

anyone else having these problems? what can i do? is my D2 defective?
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Aug 26, 2010, 7:32 PM

Text & Font Size Adjustability

Looking for help from experienced Droid users:

I've been looking at a couple Droids (droid 2 & X), since I have an upgrade available soon, and was wondering how adjustable the fonts/text items are (as far as size goes) on the Droid 2.

I have a visual impairment and always look for a phone that at least lets me adjust the font size of texts & emails. Of course menus matter too, but it's the messaging that matters most to me.

Having not owned an Android phone, I'm assuming that there's at least some adjustability native to the OS. I'm also hopeful that whatever isn't available natively can be handled with an app.

Can someone help me get a clue regarding this area of functionality?

Thanks in advance!

(I'm also posting this sa...
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Aug 30, 2010, 9:31 AM

Media Player and Freezing issue

Is anyone having an issue of their phone..where it freezes when audio is playing...I had that happen to me a few times already. The phone freezes when I deal with the media player, that is. Anyone have this issue ?

Aug 14, 2010, 3:28 PM

How's the keyboard compared to original Droid?

Is it really better? My son has the droid and it is SOOOOOO much faster using the internet compared to my Blackberry. SO, I was considering the droid 2.

I'd love to hear your opinions on how the keyboard is.. Thanks!
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Aug 16, 2010, 9:09 PM
over in the "Review: Motorola Droid 2" discussion:

So lemme get this straight

You'd recommend this piece of crap, which has serious reception issues and connectivity issues, is slow as a dog, can't make it through a half-day, and a worthless camera. Does anyone anymore have the balls to stand up and say "Gee, this is yet another crappy Android handset?"

Sure it's better than an LG Ally, but what isn't? That's like saying it is better than a PCD Quickfire or Motorola Q.

This is just a big bucket of fail. At least I agree with you on the aesthetics of this. Then again, you also whined about the aesthetics of the iPhone 4. A VCR is right twice a day.
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Aug 17, 2010, 1:18 AM
over in the "Review: Motorola Droid 2" discussion:

Voice search button, among other things...

Great review. I just wanted to contribute that pressing and holding the search command on the glass screen is the same as clicking the voice command on the keyboard.

The battery on mine seems to be okay for my purposes. The only function that tends to deplete the battery life is Google's Navigate.

I also do not suffer the "signal loss" that many people are complaining about. The signal strength for the Droid 2 has been consistent with other phones I've owned. It does not do better nor worse in any dead zones which are notorious for dropped signals.

Most importantly, the Droid 2 addresses many issues that I felt were unacceptable with the Droid 1. For example, the microphone has been relocated to a less vulnerable area, the key...
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Aug 13, 2010, 9:10 PM


anyone who buys this phone is a total sucker, the droid 1 was a complete failure, i love how they list new features when the old one couldnt even do half the things it claimed, dlna media streaming..lol...ya im sure thatll work, motorola couldnt even get bluetooth or wifi to work on the first one! and not going to the 8mp droid x camera, what a horrible move, its the same exact camera on the first one, and even when the camera app didnt crash it took worse pics than camera phones i had 8 yrs ago, cant believe motorola thinks they can keep churning out garbage and still be a profitable company
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Aug 11, 2010, 11:59 AM

I'm not trying incite a riot but...

I currently have the palm pre plus but I'm do for an upgrade and I'm following the iphone, evo, motorola droid(s) closely.

Despite certain superior features i.e. 8 mp cameras, I can't see the benefit to any of these. I don't care what anyone says The X, Evo and droid 2 are ridiculously large. Sorry but I misplaced my FUBU jeans. You cant walk around with a freaking tablet pc if you plan on doing anything outdoors. I mean you would literally need a backpack for the Droid X. Don't suggest a belt clip to me and if you do then you just discovered why you aren't getting laid.

Specifically, I want to like Droid to avoid any Iphone envy I have (assuming it comes to Verizon; by the way ATT is a total joke) but I don't find the OS to be ...
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Aug 20, 2010, 11:33 AM

droid 2 deception

just a warning dont fall victim to the stats this phone provides, it is a lie!! more importantly if you are foolish enough to actually buy this phone, u will not be able to use the internet the way you want to!! or bluetooth!!
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Aug 10, 2010, 6:53 PM

Looks good on paper but how is the overall operating system vs. iPhone?

I know this is gonna stur up a lot of controversy but on paper the Droid 2 sounds superior to any iPhone but my main concern is the operating system and the easy of use of it. I'm a little biased since I have a iPhone 3GS and my buddy has the original Droid and I still think my older iPhone is better then anything else out there. I have another friend that has the EVO and that thing is HUGE! Ya it has an even better camera (as far as megapixels), larger display and faster processor but in overall experience in using it I prefer the iPhone.
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Aug 18, 2010, 2:35 PM
over in the "Review: Motorola Droid 2" discussion:

Don't agree with the review

I have had the D2 for 3 days now. Previously I had a Pixi Plus and Incredible. The reception and battery time on the D2 easily blows away both of those other phones. I find places where I was barely able to get calls on the other 2, I now actually have 2-3 bars and have clear calls. I use Touchdown with push and talk about 3000 minutes per month. By the end of the work day, I still have 60-70 percent battery left.

Their is a known problem with the D2 involving Exchange. While mail and calendar syncs great, contacts do not. There is some chatter about deleting the categories of the contacts but this has not helped me. Also the D2 applies a security pin when using exchange, even if you server does not, and forces you to use a pin to...

Aug 16, 2010, 9:48 PM
over in the "Review: Motorola Droid 2" discussion:

Missed: Cases cause a problem with typing....

Here's something not covered in any of the reviews so far:

The Droid 2 uses a two-part case since it's a slider. Since it has no hole in the body to put a wrist strap through, most would want to use a case to protect the phone. Well, when you snap the top portion of the case on, it then semi-blocks the top row of keys on the physical keyboard, making it MUCH harder to type on that top row. Motorola should have designed this phone so that when you slide it open, it opens maybe 1/8 of an inch more to give more space above that top keyboard row. Any case will now interfere with typing. "Duh".

My unit is experiencing the wild up and down bar situation. Sitting on a desk, it goes from 0 to 3 bars in my home, and the 3G connects, disco...
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Aug 16, 2010, 12:27 AM

R2D2 Droid 2

Drooling omg...i want one so freakin bad lol that is worth the upgrade from my eris. i dont care if it has motoblur features i just want R2D2 and im not even a star wars fan...now...how to get verizon to give me one of these before my contract is up

Aug 11, 2010, 12:20 AM

Battery life on the D2 looks incredible

This thing is listed a almost ten hour of talk time that got to be the best yet topping even the Iphone caim of 7hrs
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Aug 12, 2010, 4:26 AM

improved - I'm sold

This phone is launching in the stores today.
I had an opportunity to play with one for about an hour. I talked a manager into showing me one (I knew they had to be in the back) and he got distracted and forgot I had it so I ran through all the menus and compared it to the original Droid.

First Impressions:
Faster CPU - noticeable at once, less lag
Usable keyboard - the biggest improvement
Froyo / Android 2.2
slightly lighter weight
more rounded edges & copper color trim

The screen seems to be the same resolution and brightness as the Droid. The new interface seemed easy enough to use but slightly drab compared to the Incredible and Droid X.

This isn't the big "wow" of the Droid X but they fixed a lot of the weak points about...
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Aug 12, 2010, 1:46 PM

I want one--

--just for that ridiculously awesome physical keyboard.

Aug 10, 2010, 6:54 PM


Interesting device. An update to the original but still close to the same style. More memory, faster processor, better keyboard. All in all some good improvements.

Oh, let's not forget 2.2! That alone is merit enough.

I am happy with the hotspot and tethering but I am irked that VZ keeps saying that the Droid is not capable of such. Yet I see people doing it every day with their droids.

Now to see if a change from the Droid to Droid 2 is worth it.
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