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[3]: uggg
by gnufreex on Tue 20th Jul 2010 19:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: uggg"
gnufreex
Member since:
2010-05-06

It is a freakin' phone. And I need to have phone, unfortunately. If this crap goes through and all manufacturers start making exploding phones, I could be left with no phone to buy in the future. So it's a big deal!!

I will never buy exploding phone!

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RE[4]: uggg
by poundsmack on Tue 20th Jul 2010 21:29 in reply to "RE[3]: uggg"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

</sarcasm>
Ya this is an outrage! Motorola has gone too far with their phone restrictions and crazy practices preventing uses frmo doing whatever the hell they want with their phone! I am going to go to a vendor that let's me do anything i want with it, I am getting an iPhone! That will show them!
</sarcasm>

If you want a dev platform go buy a beagle board. if you want a phone, get a phone.

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RE[4]: uggg
by polaris20 on Tue 20th Jul 2010 21:53 in reply to "RE[3]: uggg"
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

the phone is not going to explode, quit exaggerating. It works just fine as a phone, and is a very capable smart phone.

If you want so badly to have a phone to mod, go buy an N900. Nevermind that the software selection sucks, that it's only available on T-Mobile in the US, and the screen positively sucks.

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RE[5]: uggg
by dizzey on Tue 20th Jul 2010 22:14 in reply to "RE[4]: uggg"
dizzey Member since:
2005-10-15

already done that but i don't really agree about software selection. sure there are not any apps for fake drinking beer and such.
but god video calls with skype over wifi and 3g. Real web browser .
i got cups for printing emails and photos to the network printer.
i dont miss much in the geochaching area.
god media player with webm support.
for games sure there are not many native but then i can play ps1 n64 games (and yes use a decent controller over bluetooth).
and for math i have octave cant really have anything more powerful (ok matlab but that i can do over ssh the few cases i need to)

and thats just for the native rom

i can run android on it to so then i will have those apps to. and sone we will have the meego roms so i am not worried that there will be no new software for this phone until the hardware gets to slow

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RE[4]: uggg
by nt_jerkface on Wed 21st Jul 2010 01:02 in reply to "RE[3]: uggg"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


I will never buy exploding phone!


Buy a dozen of them, strap them to your body and run into the verizon store yelling STALLMAN AKBAR and then blow yourself up.

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RE[5]: uggg
by fanboi_fanboi on Thu 22nd Jul 2010 13:54 in reply to "RE[4]: uggg"
fanboi_fanboi Member since:
2010-04-21

You'll be guaranteed the 10,000 vestal virgins to sex up for eternity, if you do that.

(I'm still amazed that Islam teaches such crap.)

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