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.
Last edited by P3Designs; 11-01-2009 at 06:35 PM.
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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!!!
good write up...i think the specs will steer me to the moto
I think I'm getting to picky but that keyboard blew for me, I couldn't even type me email address.
That camera and video on the phone (moto) are insane best i have ever seen. :aargh4: :aargh4: :aargh4:
Originally Posted by catstide
if i don't like it (probably won't) i will just leave it tucked underneath
Originally Posted by P3Designs
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.
Originally Posted by Bryan
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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