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GSM version of Motorola DROID spotted in the wild, on video

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GSM version of Motorola DROID spotted in the wild, on video - read the full textYesterday, Motorola announced their Android 2.0 CDMA phone - the Motorola DROID. GSM users have nothing to worry about as the GSM version of the phone already passed through FCC testing and Vietnamese forum Tinhte.com has posted a live video and photos of it. We've already seen the DROID in...

 

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> In reply to Deep space bar @ 2009-11-02 06:23 from kJqf - click to readV3 crap? I have a 1st gen V3 that still works great. Maybe for kiddies that hammer rocks with the phone it's crap, but for normal users it's the best phone they have ever had.

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  • 2010-03-18 19:19
  • 443Q

So currently i'm on AT&T. I'm sick of the service issues I have in this area, so I'm going back to verizon. The droid seems like an obvious choice.

I love my techy toys and sharing info / playing with new ideas on boards like this, so I just wanted to introduce myself and say hi!!

I'm REALLY looking forward to being able to customize the interface and sounds on the device!! those restrictions drove me nuts on iphone!

If you haven't already, check out http://www.Motorola-Droid.org it's an awesome fans site for Droid owners.

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  • 2010-02-01 03:48
  • 47ku

> In reply to Deep space bar @ 2009-11-02 06:23 from kJqf - click to readV3 being crap? Look at the almighty brand, who tried to copy V3 and made the N76....

And how about the sales of V3 vs. N76? Can you find any "new" N76 on the streets right now? Maybe to your surprise, V3 is still being sold in US as pre-paid phone for US$99, then I just saw the ad for V3 in Bangladesh last week.

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  • 2009-11-04 01:19
  • Er2M

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-01 19:01 from FJTc - click to readRemember how much units motorola sold when the razr came out
And look how crap that phone was and still is
A good Marketing campaign always will always make things "seem " better
N95 was just made good , and nokia really sucks at marketing some of their devices

And looking at tiles 24/7 is honestly boring
Lack of customizablity
And then your gonna hide behind the app store and then say jailbreak it so you can do more and.......blah ..blah..blah..blah
Apple users are too obvious

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  • 2009-11-02 06:23
  • kJqf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-01 20:09 from FJTc - click to readHave you tried all 90k apps....nope so shut up as well

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  • 2009-11-02 06:07
  • kJqf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-01 22:41 from va9u - click to readThey have ported android to n800/810 one of them and they said it ran very smooth what ever version they ported over

But maemo 5/6 is really strong and same with droid so i don't think there will be any need to try and see how good an OS will work on a different device
But go look it up on google

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  • 2009-11-02 06:03
  • kJqf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-01 22:34 from va9u - click to readThere is a standalone GSM version, no limitations from Verizon's CDMA network.

And regarding the iPhone, it's extremely overrated. Sure, it has nice features and thousands of apps, but at a technical standpoint, it doesn't stand a chance. Then people saying the iPhone is teh best phone evvarrr, it's all a big misinformation. Consumers should know better.

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  • 2009-11-02 00:36
  • v0qu

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-01 20:09 from FJTc - click to readwow...
Look at everything I wrote so far... nothing is as aggressive as what you just wrote.
I don't really think I'm the one that sound bitter here.
How can you consider the iPhone as a smart phone if it doesn't even multitask?
Plus i never said all the apps where bad... just 90% of them.
Don't say I'm a nokia fan...
the last nokia I owned was the 5510... 10 years ago.
I usually go through one phone every 2 years or every year.
Doesn't matter the brand to me, I only go for what sounds best TO ME (It's a personal taste, I'm not trying to convince anybody here that my tastes are better than others)
I'm in contract with AT&T... so if I wanted an iPhone I would buy one.
As stated before, I LOVE apple products. I just think that the iPhone is overrated.

I dind't insult anybody here. Just sharing opinions.

calling me hypocrite and jealous over a peaceful discussion on phones only reflect one thing: you're probably in 8th grade.

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  • 2009-11-02 00:03
  • 0HWb

> In reply to Deep space bar @ 2009-11-01 17:05 from kJqf - click to readJust like iPhone OS 1, 2 & 3 except will these other updates apply to all devices like on the iPhone?

Will I be able to install Android 2 on a Magic or Maemo 5 on an N800?

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  • 2009-11-01 22:41
  • va9u

> In reply to jjsoviet @ 2009-11-01 13:34 from v0qu - click to readSo you think attacking a competitors product is the "correct way to market" something especially when it's misleading.

i.e. Verizon states "iDon't multitask, Droid does", well due to limitations of Verizon's CDMA network you can't pull a webpage up, access email or use any application requiring data access while in a call.

The iPhone can and I often consult the net for various reasons while in a call.

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  • 2009-11-01 22:34
  • va9u

> In reply to vinny @ 2009-10-31 01:08 from 0HWb - click to readYou speak as if the iphone is the only phone with commercials, lol. Enough of that already. The iphone outshines all of them because it is an awesome device. What campaign are you talking about that has nothing to do with its specs? The iphone is a popular smartphone. Something that made you bitter because your phone is not :)

Oh believe me, if the iphone was LG's product, it will get the same public response. If the iphone is Nokia's product, I'm sure it would get even a greater response. You would probably even like it a lot if the iphone is a Nokia product :)

What a hypocrite. You said that you would only love to get the iphone for its itunes and nothing else. So you will not even bother with the app store? Why? Is there a better app store out there? So will not use the iphone to browse the web either? Is safari that bad? Lol.

If you want your phone personalized, make one for yourself :) As for my iphone, I have better uses for it than personalizing its screens :) I actually have useful apps that really helps me get through the day. Personalizing screens are for grade school students.

Oh believe me, there are tons of stuff you can do with the iphone. That's one great thing about having access to thousands and thousands of apps. So I don't know where you got your idea that there's little you cab do with the iphone.

You said that 89000 of apps from thr app store are useless? Have you tried all of them for you to make such a bold statement? You're OBVIOUSLY bitter and jealous to make such a silly remark. No wonder.





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  • 2009-11-01 20:09
  • FJTc

> In reply to Deep space bar @ 2009-10-30 20:59 from kJqf - click to readNo, you did not mention the 5800 and the n97. But you did mention that the iphone is left in the dust. So I simply rebutted how can the iphone be left in the dust when it outsells other phones even with their unit sales combined. Well osx has always been boring for you, so what's new?! If you want to talk about android and maemo, then leave the iphone alone so you will not get reactions :)

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  • 2009-11-01 19:01
  • FJTc

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-01 12:44 from va9u - click to readDroid will do really well since how Ardroid OS is and the fact that it evolves in every version of it's update
And the same will happen to maemo 5/6 as well evolution by updates

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  • 2009-11-01 17:05
  • kJqf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-01 12:44 from va9u - click to readAt least they're marketing it correctly. iPhone marketing is all about touting its popularity to the hip culture, giving off its "revolutionary" features which are laughable at best when compared to similarly-priced solutions. The hype is more on the iPod capability, loads of apps, the pretty touchscreen and instant access to the elitist community.

The Droid however markets against this hype, revealing the stark truths of the Apple product. I say, the iDon't advertisements are pure genius. Way to expose the weaknesses of the "mighty" iPhone.

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  • 2009-11-01 13:34
  • v0qu

> In reply to jjsoviet @ 2009-10-31 15:40 from v0qu - click to readYou obviously haven't seen how much marketing Verizon is doing for Droid right now.

They are taking over every billboard in Times Square to advertise it.

So what's your take on that level of marketing?

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  • 2009-11-01 12:44
  • va9u

> In reply to vinny @ 2009-11-01 11:07 from 0HWb - click to readThat's true but less selection means epic fail
Cause it will take even longer for the newer model to come out

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  • 2009-11-01 11:19
  • kJqf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-01 05:14 from ubY% - click to read"when other companies constantly release hundreds of touchscreen phones, they actually cannibalized many of their own products to the point they no longer can easily be identified."

On that point, I agree with you. Sometimes companies DO release to many almost similar products at the same time.
I thinks it's especially true with nokia and sony erricson.
And that can be a little confusing.

Now as far as:
" Owners of iphone likely claim their iphones are being the best in terms of "fulfilling the users' needs""
well... that's actually what i don't like about the iPhone: you can't customize it to your needs...

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  • 2009-11-01 11:07
  • 0HWb

hahah,lmao... Skynet... it really does look like thats the day, see for yourself

http://phones.verizonwireless....orola/droid/

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  • 2009-11-01 07:10
  • I0Cn

> In reply to vinny @ 2009-10-31 18:49 from 0HWb - click to readPoint 2 was an error, as the description I made elaborated the fact when other companies constantly relaease hundreds of touchscreen phones, they actualy cannabalized many of ther own products to the point they no longer can easily be identified.

The definition of "best phone" can be defined differetly by different people. Owners of iphone likely claim their iphones are being the best in terms of "fulfilling the users' needs", not really in terms of the specs where only techno savvy people would look for.

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  • 2009-11-01 05:14
  • ubY%

> In reply to vinny @ 2009-10-31 18:49 from 0HWb - click to readIncredibly right, you are.

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  • 2009-10-31 23:14
  • v0qu

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