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Verizon Summer Device Catalog Leaked, Droid 2 is Official

We showed you exclusive pictures of the Droid 2 a while back, but had been waiting patiently for Verizon to finally announce it.  And through a leaked summer catalog we can see that it is officially coming in August, we just don’t know exactly what day that will be yet…

And a nice comparison spec sheet of some of their top devices…

Sweet stuff right?  Check out the BGR link below for the rest of the gallery.

Source: BGR

Cheers SBob!

  • guz1115

    I still love my droid 1!

  • guz_1115

    I still love my droid 1!

  • OK so here’s my story, and PLEASE don’t take this as griping. This is a big issue for me and I want to make sure I make a smart move here.

    I have had the iPhone 3GS and the 3G before that. I LOVE the iPhone 3GS – it does everything I need. I love how it incorporates my pictures from my Outlook contacts (I’m on Windows 7) and takes all my cover flow artwork from my mp3′s. I love the simplicity of email. I love the availability of apps. I love the sleekness and the feel of it. Sure, there are DEFINITE drawbacks, such as AT&T, proprietary dictatorship by Apple, need I say more… Anyway, I bought the iPhone 4 and returned it. It, frankly, SUCKS. WAY too many issues, and not just the “death grip.” It’s really, REALLY terrible. Really. Terrible. REALLY. So I went back to a new 3GS that I just bought from AT&T upon returning the 4. But I’m still just chapped at Jobs’ attitude and arrogance (the whole “non-issue” business, iron fist control, etc.) and want to really just ditch AT&T and Apple altogether. I’d like to move to Verizon and I love nearly everything about this phone…except Android, because I’m not really quite sure about it yet. The reason I say that is because I just last Friday dumped my 3GS and switched to Sprint for the HTC Evo. While I liked the Evo’s feel and what not, it definitely has battery issues, connectivity issues, and 4G is NO-where yet. But I was concerned about some other things:

    1) Outlook contact pictures didn’t sync right to my phone
    2) Didn’t like have to manually manipulate what “mode” you want the USB connectivity to function as – whether to transfer files, sync, or simply charge, etc.. I feel this should do this automatically.
    3) Album artwork didn’t come over for everything
    4) Push notification was not instant…required a fetch schedule of 15 minutes

    So, in short, I returned that too, and went back to the 3GS that I still have. Call me fickle. I just want what works for me. But after heavily reviewing the Droid X all across the web, I am truly jazzed about it. I want to say “screw Apple and Steve Jobs” and move on. Totally willing to pay the ETF with AT&T for this. If it means a switch to a more stable phone on a more stable network and not made by an UN-stable man, then triple-yay. I run a business and really appreciate push notification sending emails to my iPhone. I appreciate being able to pull up my contacts and see their pictures. I appreciate being able to see all the artwork from my iTunes and have the coverflow work correctly. It’s not all about aesthetics, believe me. I just want things to work as fluidly as they do for me on my iPhone 3GS. This is a bigger migration than I thought it would be: iOS4 (which is NOT better than the old iPhone operating systems, by the way) to Android. I appreciate the vast strides Google is making to surpass this behemoth of a bad apple, and to eradicate Jobs’ mental monopoly over his Applemmings and sheep. Google has helped me, in more ways than Apple has, to become more productive with my business; I support Google. I support FREE enterprise. 🙂

    So…can anyone enlighten me on the following:

    1) Have you had problems syncing contact pictures to your Android device?
    2) Have you had problems with your album artwork syncing?
    3) Do you know if Android 2.2 Froyo has plans to make the USB connectivity a more universal functionality?
    4) Does anyone know if there is an iTunes-for-Android besides DoubleTwist or Songbird that will actually take all of my iTunes DRM files (including movies) and sync them flawlessly to my Droid X?
    5) Anyone know if Verizon will be able to support simultaneous 3G surf and talk soon? I can do this now on AT&T and while some may discredit it, it has come in handy on more than a few occasions.
    6) Is Froyo supposed to make the phone go even faster?
    7) Will the phone eventually support 4G, does anyone know? Or does it not have a radio or whatever in it for that?
    8) Does the phone do push notification of emails, or it only a 15-minute “fetch” type of download? There is a definite difference between instant push and scheduled fetch…and this is crucial for my business.

    Sorry for the long-winded post and the laundry list of questions. As this will be my first Droid, I’m VERY excited and I LOVE what I see. I might just name it C3PO, but I don’t want it always complaining that it needs an oil bath. 🙂

    A trembling canyon jumper,

    • Chris Nimon

      1. no problems at all. when you activate phone with google account everything comes back with it.
      2. no, I use the 3 (cubed) app which is awesome and finds covers automatically.
      3 you can set it to do the same thing every time you connect. usb, sync, whatever.
      4. DRM is why i dumped itunes years ago. i had to burn the music to cd, then rip it back to computer to get
      rid of it. I don't know if there's an app that deals with DRM or not.
      5. contrary to what you've heard, we ALWAYS COULD talk and surf at the same time.
      6. Froyo is unbelievable. made my droid twice as fast, comes with flash, has many many options.
      7. have to have a 4g phone for that but like you said, 4g is currently nowhere.
      8. you can set your email accounts to check for new mail every 5, 10, 15, 30 or 60 minutes, or never.

      good name choice, I like it. Id suggest going in and trying out the Droid X. I did and I found it to have a huge screen yet didn't feel very big in my hands. It actually felt only very slightly larger than my Droid.

  • El El Kool J

    Just got my shipement in for these new catalogs..

    • did anyone else try the nfl website it requires flash yet they want you to get on it from your phone. When are the catalogs coming out because droid is listed as supporting it.