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    Played with both Droid & Eris (HTC) today

    Okay the manager at my local VZW, and I can't tell you which one, showed me both the droid and the HTC today. I spent about an hour playing around on both. 1/2 hour each. This is a quick write up and not a thorough review.

    first Impression -
    Motorola Droid -
    looks like it means business..black with gold accent colors.
    Wickedly fast, makes the BB look like a tortoise
    UI very nice (damnit BB) felt easy to use (yes not as easy as some others but I have used evry single platform during my years)
    Call quality was as good as my Storm.
    On screen keyboard worked fine, I had no problems typing on it in landscape or portrait.
    Pictures are rediculous, insane, purrfect

    Why I may not buy it. I couldn't type isht on the slide out keyboard, felt cramped and the nav button would take some getting used to for me. I only used it once, it was just easier to touch the screen for me.

    **I didn't try any of the special apps (they don't matter to me)


    HTC (Hero) Eries
    IMHO I love the look of the phone, little narrower than the S2 but same length (at least it felt that way).
    Wickedly fast (I couldn't tell the difference between this and the Motorola)
    This one has 7 homescreens and the motorola has only 3, not a deal breaker for me.
    Pictures good but not spectacular about on par with the Storm (but I have a d80 for good pics)
    typing on this phone was easier for me than on the moto, don't know why.
    Phone qualtiy in call was as expected it is verizon you know.

    this phone felt familiar, I think this one will require the least learning curve.

    Last and not least, Sense UI is the most beautiful thing I have played with on a phone, period.

    Could not play with internet on either one.

    This is my short write up. I am buying a droid but now I'm not sure about which one.
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    I want the Passion to come out. Imagine all the best of the Eris, with Android 2.0, Sense UI, Snapdragon processor.

    I can't freaking wait!!!

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    good write up...i think the specs will steer me to the moto
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    lighten up....life's too short!

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    I think I'm getting to picky but that keyboard blew for me, I couldn't even type me email address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
    good write up...i think the specs will steer me to the moto
    That camera and video on the phone (moto) are insane best i have ever seen. :aargh4: :aargh4: :aargh4:

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    Quote Originally Posted by P3Designs View Post
    I think I'm getting to picky but that keyboard blew for me, I couldn't even type me email address.
    if i don't like it (probably won't) i will just leave it tucked underneath
    :1244:
    lighten up....life's too short!

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    Thanks P3 for the thoughts :fing02:

    I was a little worried about the slide out keyboard as well (plus I am not a fan of slide outs) but I figured the rest of the phone is so attractive to me, I will just leave it in and use the onscreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Thanks P3 for the thoughts :fing02:

    I was a little worried about the slide out keyboard as well (plus I am not a fan of slide outs) but I figured the rest of the phone is so attractive to me, I will just leave it in and use the onscreen.

    the phone is perfectly usable without sliding out the keyboard or I did use it that way. This would have been better if they had left off the keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P3Designs View Post
    the phone is perfectly usable without sliding out the keyboard or I did use it that way. This would have been better if they had left off the keyboard.
    Oh yeah I agree 100%! Like I said I can't ever see myself sliding it out to use it, but like I always have said "you never know until you use it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Thanks P3 for the thoughts :fing02:

    I was a little worried about the slide out keyboard as well (plus I am not a fan of slide outs) but I figured the rest of the phone is so attractive to me, I will just leave it in and use the onscreen.
    LMAO @ your avatar
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    lighten up....life's too short!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
    LMAO @ your avatar
    just getting ready for 11/06/09

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    just getting ready for 11/06/09
    i'll have it before you...i'm central time
    :1244:
    lighten up....life's too short!

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    Cats, are you adding a line, upgrading, buying it outright?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P3Designs View Post
    Cats, are you adding a line, upgrading, buying it outright?
    i'll be adding a line
    :1244:
    lighten up....life's too short!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catstide View Post
    i'll have it before you...i'm central time
    You will have it before me no matter what :lmao: I have to order it 11/06 over the phone with VZW to get my pricing. So then I will have to wait for it to get shipped to me :17::17:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    You will have it before me no matter what :lmao: I have to order it 11/06 over the phone with VZW to get my pricing. So then I will have to wait for it to get shipped to me :17::17:
    i'll be one of the dorks in line again...
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    lighten up....life's too short!

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    LOL, @ Cats

    I am going to add a line as well, I just got the S2 even exchange for S1 no costs to me and i am still dreaming in Droid language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P3Designs View Post
    I think I'm getting to picky but that keyboard blew for me, I couldn't even type me email address.
    With the reports of the on-screen keyboard working great on the Moto, the thing that sells it to me is the screen. AFAIK, the Eris is going to have a run-of-the-mill 320x480 screen; vs. the 476x800 on the Moto.

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    I really want the pinch zooming and Sense UI though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by markdental View Post
    I really want the pinch zooming and Sense UI though...
    with rooting Sense and Rachael could both be possible on the moto droid
    :1244:
    lighten up....life's too short!

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