"Meh... Not worth the hype. Barely good enough to keep."3.0 starson by ertem0
Pros: Screen is very nice. Processor speed is OK.
Cons: Lacks SD card and the internal storage does not mount as a drive. Verizon car mount HORRIBLE! (No charging pins like in GSM version.) Does not have home dock screen that original Moto Droid had with alarm clock, etc. Home screens do not rotate!
Summary: One should not have so much dislike for a top of the line phone within 24 hours of buying it.Positive things: You can remove useless junk like Facebook, Twitter, etc. that it came preloaded with. plus ICS can force stop and disable the two ROM'ed Verizon applications. (Does not force you to have the NFL on main screen, oir anywhere else, which was why I waited out the Razr with its Blurriness...)
Verizon found a way to cripple yet another phone. Why the car dock is different and mostly useless and why the phones /sdcard subdirectory can't be mounted is beyond me. Ridiculous...
I bought it yesterday, am very tempted to return it before three days is up to save $35 restocking fee. I still wish I had bought the UK GSM version for use on T-Mobile. Or maybe I'll keep it till January 15 and pay them the $35 rental.
The phone itself might be OK, but the annoyance Verizon caused with late release, putting in their two pieces of bloatware, disabling GWallet by claiming it's Verizon's phone (as opposed to the customer's), etc. are reasons I do not like this phone. It could have been so much better if I could buy it from another carrier.
Updated on Dec 16, 2011
Another positive: much lighter than my original Droid.
Camera is nice!
Really tough to snap out of the horrible car dock without worrying that you'll drop it. Still haven't figured out how to do it right, only way that works is to push on the camera lens? Droid car dock was really nice in how device snapped in place.
Updated on Dec 16, 2011PRO: Internal storage DOES mount as a drive. I had to search hard to find how, but it does. (Droid just used to ask, this does not.)
CON: The external speaker is really bad, tinny sound, low volume...
Updated on Dec 19, 2011How to mount as a drive on Windows XP:
Settings > Storage > the three dots (let's call this the 'menulipsis' :-) > USB Computer Selection > MTP