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if it hasnt been mentioned yet, phandroid.com is cool to see whats coming out and what updates are coming etc
 
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hey guys I'm thinking about getting a Mortoral Droid X, but if it turns out its to expensive whats the best affordable droid out for Verizon?
 

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depends what u want i picked up an Eris for 90 bucks,there all good phones on verizon
 
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Give it a week.. the org Droid should be priced good. See about the Droid 2. There saying that Verizon is doing deals for people and if their contacts end in the next 6m.
 

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Give it a week.. the org Droid should be priced good. See about the Droid 2. There saying that Verizon is doing deals for people and if their contacts end in the next 6m.
Yup. If your contract is up before December 31st, you can get any smartphone in Verizon's lineup for the 2 year contract price (with a reup for the timeframe of course).
 

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Guys, I work for VZW. If you're trying to get a droid phone specifically let me know what you're trying to do and I might even be able to ship the phone out to you.

hey guys I'm thinking about getting a Mortoral Droid X, but if it turns out its to expensive whats the best affordable droid out for Verizon?
LG Ally - plain and simple. Between that and an Eris, I'd get the Ally ANY day.
 
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Guys, I work for VZW. If you're trying to get a droid phone specifically let me know what you're trying to do and I might even be able to ship the phone out to you.



LG Ally - plain and simple. Between that and an Eris, I'd get the Ally ANY day.
Binge! Hit me up on MSN sometime.


Now. To the business at hand. Why ally?
 
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Well went to Best Buy and the Verizon store neither had the Droid X so I'll be buying it online I think.
 

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It is far better than the original Droid, and it's less expensive. By that review they make it seem slower than "droids" when in fact the first Droid's proc is 50MHz slower.

Positives about the phone.

-Touch tracking is improved over the original droid.
-Chunky design is not chunky at all. The Droid Incredible is "chunky"
-LG's tailored Android OS has very little bloatware.
-QWERTY keyboard on the Ally is better than any other Droid especially compared to touch screen keyboards.
-Screen brightness and clarity is what you would expect from a modern handset.
-Pictures taken at 3.2MP are pretty darn good for a 3.2MP camera.

Cons.

-Camera is sub 5MP (not important at the price point)
-Low internal memory (can be expanded via SD card)
-Proc is under 1GHz which is the standard for newer droids.

I get fewer returns on my Ally sales than original Droids and Droid Eris. I make money off of commission so these sort of results I notice. It's not a "tinker toy" kind of phone that most droids can be. It can be rooted and unlocked like the others, but out of the box it doesn't have most of the "BANG" that an INC or X would tote. If you're looking to take advantage of Droid's most commonly used apps, and most useful apps you'll have no problem using this device over any other. If you're trying to game then I'd suggest using a different device. As a phone/PDA/GPS it is definitely a quality device. There is also a build of 2.2 in the works. That's the word from my LG rep.
 

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Double post.... my store has Droid X. Likely to be sold by tomorrow.
 

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If you guys flash to 2.1 and notice your battery droping there is a fix

The problem is a bug in a lot of 2.1 roms out there now.
There is a fix:
1) Go to dialer, put in *#*#4636#*#*
2) Press Phone Information
3) Press Menu, and pick Select Radio Band (ITS NORMAL TO GET A FORCE CLOSE)
4) Go down and change GSM Auto(PRL) to CDMA Auto (PRL)

The reason this is sucking battery is because the phone is connected using CDMA PRL but its set to GSM so its looking for a signal via SIM, which we don't have.


VERIZON ALLTEL CRICKET SPRINT ONLY Basically CDMA Networks Only
 

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is this US only
 

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My dad has the LG Ally, whereas I have the Moto Droid.
Here's my brief opinion about the two: The Motorola Droid without a doubt has a nicer screen. No question about this in my mind. I also prefer the keyboard on the Droid, I prefer having the standard QWERTY keyboard vs the "modified" QWERTY with the hard numbers. That being said, I vastly prefer the 4 hard buttons on the front of the phone. I very frequently inadvertently hit one of the buttons by accident on my Droid. Another area that I feel that the Ally is lacking in is customization. While a huge number of custom ROMs and mods exist for the Droid, very few exist for the Ally. I think that the LG Ally is fundamentally a fine phone, a vast improvement from the SamSung Omnia II that he had (WinMobile 6.5-based). That being said, I definitely vastly prefer my Motorola Droid
 
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How about the LG GT540 Optimus. I have it now over a week and i have to say i love this phone. Its fast and the touchscreen is good.
 

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How about the LG GT540 Optimus. I have it now over a week and i have to say i love this phone. Its fast and the touchscreen is good.
We don't get it in the US :(
 
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Why dont you guys get it in the us?
 
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Why dont you guys get it in the us?
Some phones are only released in certain areas. You guys have had the HTC Desire since launch and it's only just now being released in the U.S.
 

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QWERTY phones are for girls:p
 
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Some phones are only released in certain areas. You guys have had the HTC Desire since launch and it's only just now being released in the U.S.
Ah okay didnt know that always thought you guys in the us would get everything first like movies, games and so on. ^^