Linked by gsyoungblood on Tue 20th Jul 2010 18:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless On July 15th the latest Android super-phone was released by Motorola and Verizon Wireless. All hail the Droid X. The release was not without controversy though. The Droid X, while greatly raising the bar for Android phones in general, does so at the expense of the very power users and community that made the original Droid the gotta-have phone it became. Alienating this group may have far reaching consequences for Motorola.
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RE: uggg
by vodoomoth on Tue 20th Jul 2010 19:13 UTC in reply to "uggg"
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... and while it would be cool to use the droid x as a platform to mess around with, it's not what it was marketed towards ...

According to what I read from the article, and if I understood it correctly, it wasn't explicitly marketed as that but the previous "version" has been known for that and people implicitly assumed the Droid X would follow the same path, although we now know these people were making assumptions based on nothing concrete.

From what I understand, the article author is blaming Motorola for (among other things) not having made it clearer that the Droid X would not allow what the Droid did allow. Now that I'm writing this, I wonder why Motorola should be blamed for false assumptions other people made about a new product.

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