Motorola Droid :: Another 'Thinking Of Buying Droid' Thread

Jan 22, 2010

i'm sure this has been asked before but, with 2.01 and 2.1 things may have changed and as these are/have *just* come out I felt it was worth asking:I'm looking at either a driod or HD2. Now I really like the HD2 BUT it has the usual HTC BS issues with a buggy frontend and generaly, like all HTC stuff, being excellent in principle but rushed out and becomes major fail. So, this brings me to a Milestone (i'm in the UK).I'm very tempted by this as its similar in form factor to my current Acer M900 - large screen and slide keyboard. But before I do, i'm a little confused by some stuff and was hoping you guys can help me please?

- I'm looking at a Milestone being a UK person, can I use ROM's for a Droid and still retain the multi-touch feature?

- I have read over the past few days that some Droids can auto-reboot. Does this also affect Milestones and have the new 2.01 updates fixed it? Do we know if the 2.1 will defo fix?

- I am a hardcore Office user on my WinMobs, can I get full office functionality on the Droid? I need full outlook sync including tasks. I need to be able to edit Excel and Word and at least look at PowerPoint presentations.

- I also need OneNote or something VERY similar on Android that will sync to my PC as well, can this be done

- I have read that the keyboard can be akward, sadly I have no idea where to try one in the UK so, honestly, is it useable or too cramped

- Battery life - i'd need full push email for 7am to 10pm, can the phone battery handle this

- The HTC HD2 has the usual issue where when locked it will require a reboot to "wake it up" again, does anything like this happen with the Milestone? Its highly embarrasing and VERY frustrating to go to take notes in a meeting only to find I need to reboot before I can....

I know you can only speak from YOUR experience and EVERYONE has a DIFERENT experience, so please, answer from your point of view.Mods, why can't you send a confirmation email to my private address? I have no blocking or junk filters in place ( email service - not too bothered about people knowing it)it appears the forum numbering doesn't work so changed them to "-"

Motorola Droid :: Another 'Thinking of buying droid' thread

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