Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Dec 2009 22:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Verizon's Motorola Droid is a brand-new phone today. Like many smartphones before it, the Droid has been rooted so that owners of the Android 2.0-based smartphone can install multitouch support (including pinch-to-zoom gestures), enhanced themes and other previously forbidden goodies."
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RE[2]: that's great but...
by MobyTurbo on Thu 10th Dec 2009 22:05 UTC in reply to "RE: that's great but..."
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Too bad the device itself isn't all that great (in my opinion, of course). I found it to be dog slow compared to both the iPhone 3Gs and the Droid, the latter of which I have.

Also, they're not very reliable, in the experience of my friends at least. One of them is already on their 5th(!) Pre.

Well, I'm on my first Pre, thank G-d. The build quality isn't what it should be though, that's one thing Blackberry, Samsung, HTC, and Motorolla definitely have over it. I always take good care and am gentle with my hardware, and it's insured, so I'm not worried about it.

I'm not very disappointed at the speed, however, it's much faster than my N810, and it's faster than my 1st generation iPod touch was (well, except OpenGL games, but that's not on the Pre yet and I never was much into making a phone into a Gameboy instead of a communications device, PIM, and internet device). It has a very fast web browsing experience and all of the apps I run, run well. Maybe the 3GS is faster, and possibly the Droid, but we're already talking about something that benchmarks faster than a regular iPhone 3G here, that's quite good enough for me. ;)

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