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It’s a perfect storm between awesome hardware, great software, and a great network.
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The average consumer who is out for a smartphone will really enjoy the MILESTONE
There’s no denying that we’ve had some pretty uncomplimentary things to say about the MILESTONE, but it must not be forgotten that we’ve also given it a lot of praise. As we sit back and try and think of how to sum up our thoughts into a few sentences, we can’t help but come to the inevitable conclusion that, despite our perceived flaws, we think the average consumer who is out for a smartphone will really enjoy the MILESTONE provided they’re okay with dedicating some time to what is for some a bit of a difficult learning curve. As for the nerds, it&rsqu... Full review
True milestone device for a troubled, former majesty that has lived without glory long enough
Hands down, the Motorola MILESTONE is one of the best smartphones on the market today. Even if a tad heftier than what we would have liked, the build quality is great and the device sports awesome functionality, including capable browser and probably the best camera found on Android phones today. On the other hand, the MILESTONE is not exactly exemplary in terms of advanced software, due to the fact it lacks certain extra features that make the CDMA version more attractive (Facebook integration, Google Maps Navigation etc.)
People who love customizing their handsets thems... Full review
The smart phone for the user who wants everything, including a dodgy gold trim
Has a very industrial look and feel to it
By now you've seen Verizon's iDon't/DROID Does campaign on TV or on the streets. The first commercial can be found here. It's a bit tongue-in-cheek and Verizon has admitted this, but it does highlight a handful of things that the iPhone clearly cannot do. It should also serve as a clear indication that any rumor of the iPhone moving to the network is now squashed. Or they're confident enough that Apple won't hold a grudge. The former scenario is more likely. (See the best travel gadgets of 2009.)
Motorola's DROID has a very industrial look and feel to it. Gone are the days of lig... Full review
The second best phone you can buy right now, after the iPhone
These things are true about Droid: The camera's not great; the keyboard isn't mindblowing; Android 2.0 lacks the polish and multimedia prowess to completely match the iPhone. What's also true is that a killer design, Google's services, Android's exploding app ecosytem, powerful multitasking, a stunning screen and Verizon's network still make it the second best phone you can buy right now, after the iPhone.
At the same time, there's reason to pause. Android is evolving more rapidly than any other smartphone platform, both in terms of the hardware and software. When HTC's Hero came... Full review
Perfect storm between awesome hardware, great software, and a great network
So, what’s the wrap up, you’re asking right? We absolutely love the Motorola DROID. It’s a perfect storm between awesome hardware, great software, and a great network. That’s not to say it’s for everyone. It isn’t the most consumer-friendly device off the bat and it’s going to take some time and a whole bunch of improvements before we think Android can totally compete in the consumer space like others can, but Android is getting there slowly and this device in general couldn’t be a better way to show it off. There’s obviously some compro... Full review
Fun to use and so much more capable
One of the thinnest sideways sliders
The Droid is already evoking the "love it or hate it" reaction from many people. If there's one thing it's got, it is its own sense of style that stands out from the growing number of look-alike Androids already populating the market. It is rectangular, with sharp edges and strongly resembles the black monolith from "2001: A Space Odyssey." As far as monoblock-style touch phones goes, its unique.
It feels very good in the hand. Though a bit on the heavy side, the materials feel top notch and the construction is sturdy and strong. There is a mix of metallic surfaces, plastic surfa... Full review
The hype and talk around this phone lives up to the expectations
It's almost unfathomable to see Verizon tie the knot with Android – especially seeing how the carrier passed up the iPhone and usually packs on its applications on smartphones. The obvious comparisons will be made between the DROID and other premier handsets available on the market, including ones that are already part of the Android lineup. Verizon has definitely got itself a jewel in the form of the Motorola DROID and will most likely provide some much needed attention to the open platform. In doing so, it shows Verizon's commitment in lessening their control on how a phone sh... Full review
It's the combination of solid phone, smart user interface
Yet, the phone is endearingly quirky. Tweak the settings to turn on the haptic feedback and you can feel a nice rumble each time you press a button. And then there's the squawking of the word 'drooooiddd' in a robotic monotone when you power up the phone or get a voice message.
Overall, Droid makes the iPhone 3G look a little tired, the BlackBerry boring, and the Palm Pre an after-thought. The Droid doesn't have a single "wow" feature. Rather, it's the combination of solid phone, smart user interface, and Verizon's kick-ass network that makes the Droid a cut above most smartphone... Full review
I get "your SIM card does not allow you to register on this network" about half the time when trying to connect to my own network. Connecting to wireless can completely drain a full battery in around 20 minutes. I get no connections if I am more than 1 yard from an outside wall in my house. Attempts to send a text message or make a phone call fail about 80% of the time. Do not buy this phone! (and frankly, I'm never buying another Motorola again!)Less
great durable smartphone
I'm not sure what the other users are talking about but I have had this phone since early fall of 2009 and not many issues yet. Yes it might not be fast like these new 4g phones but it beats any blackberry that was released before september 2011 and is more durable and reliable than other flimsy and call dropping android phone out from lg and samsung(havent used the new lg optimus black skype edition or samsung galaxy 4g yet). But to give this phone a rating of 1 and calling it the worst phone made is untrue.Less
This is a curse, I use it for a year and a half now, and it was all good for like half a year, but then it just began to get worse and worse... from all cellphones I had, this is the worst. 1. The phone automaticly press on the screen buttons and many times I'm getting calls from people telling me "why did you send me this spam message" or "did you call me last night" ?? if I leave the screen on but not unlock it, it seems like the phone have thoughts of his own and he tries to unlock the phone, and after he does that, he start to call random people. 2. When someone calls me, I cant move the "answer" button to the right, it just stucks and it pisses me off so bad. 3. Sometimes when I do answer a call the phone just turns off. I HATE THIS CELLPHONE, I AM SORRY FOR BUYING IT, AND WILL NEVER AGAIN IN MY LIFE BUY MOTOROLA PRODUCTS, THANKS MOTOROLA FOR RUINING MY LIFE.Less
Worst Cell Phone I've ever owned
I have had my Motorola Milestone for just over a year now. This has been the worst phone experience I have ever had. I have had the phone in for multiple repairs between the back light on the screen malfunctioning constantly (even after a repair it is okay for a couple days or a couple weeks then it will start cutting out), I am constantly getting feedback issues even after it being serviced, even a loaner milestone had the same issue, and speaking with other milestone users I have heard of them having these issues. As well when waking the phone up from sleep mode I find the home buttons sometimes do not respond, so I have to put it to sleep again then wake it up again before it will allow me to hit the home keys. I have also found that when playing music sometimes the party shuffle will engage on it's own.Less
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