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Motorola DROID 2 Reviews

Ubergizmo
"A solidly latched battery door, much improved keyboard, faster performance, and strong battery life will make the Droid 2 a great handset for those transitioning to smartphones, Android OS, or Verizon Wireless. For Droid 1 owners who want or need to upgrade and don't need a sliding keyboard, you may get more bang for the buck with the Droid X, which adds an FM tuner, ups the camera resolution to 8 megapixels, and can record videos in HD."
Engadget
"If you're just looking for the baddest-ass Android phone on Verizon that money can buy, we'd recommend a Droid X or Droid Incredible any day over this, especially since all three are the same price -- unless you're hell-bent on going with a physical keyboard, of course. Both of those other handsets offer superior cameras, a better UI (in the case of the Incredible), and a better display (in the case of the X)."
CNET
"The Motorola Droid 2 offers a number of improvements that make it a worthy upgrade from the Droid and certainly a top choice for those who want a smartphone with a physical keyboard."
PCmag
"The Motorola Droid 2 is Verizon's top-of-the-line keyboarded smartphone."
Android Central
"For the masses, know this: The Droid 2 is a strong follow-up to the original. It has a much-improved keyboard, is as fast as just about any Android smartphone available today and should last for quite a while. Really, the only thing we want to ding Motorola on is the camera, but it's not a deal-breaker. It's interesting that Verizon didn't make more of a fuss over the launch of the Droid 2, given its place in smartphone history. But then again, the Droid has quickly become a workhorse phone, as at home in a purse as it is a in a suit coat or tool box. And the Droid 2 certainly keeps up that legacy."
Phonearena
"In the end, the Motorola DROID 2 takes the customary route of being a successor by playing it safe with its upgraded features over the original. However, there is this sense of appeal that's lost just because we've already seen this device before. And when the original is getting the Froyo treatment, the only thing that makes the DROID 2 superior are the stronger internals."
InfoSyncWorld
"If you want a Droid, but don't know which one to get, the Motorola Droid 2 is probably the safest bet. It offers enough improvements from the original, including Android 2.2, a faster 1GHz TI processor, more RAM, larger, revamped QWERTY slider, and very impressive battery life. If you're a Multimedia junkie, then then Motorola DROID X is probably the answer. But if you are happy with your first generation Droid now, then wait for the Android 2.2 upgrade and you'll be even happier. First-time buyers who want a fast phone that covers most of the bases, including a slide-out keyboard will definitely be interested in the Droid 2. If you're not bound by a contract, then the Samsung EPIC 4G is worth looking into as well."
Brighthand
" was excited to receive the Motorola Droid 2, but unfortunately that excitement hasn't lasted. This is certainly not a bad phone, but it's not a "wow" phone either. The main disappointments, aside from a major glitch with the mobile hotspot service, are the annoyingly indistinct buttons and the mediocre voice quality. If you're interested in this phone, I'd advise you to try it out in person before buying it. In my opinion, there are better Android smartphone options available from Verizon."
Phonescoop
"That said, the Motorola Droid 2 is the best full QWERTY smartphone on Verizon Wireless’ lineup, at least until HTC makes a Touch Pro2 that doesn’t run Windows Mobile. The few problems I have didn’t come close to outweighing the positive experience I had with this phone. A sluggish Droid 2 is still much faster than an LG Ally, for instance. Plus, with that great keyboard, fantastic, hi-res display and all the extensibility that Android offers, the Motorola Droid 2 is an easy phone to recommend, though it might want to keep that Droid eye looking over its shoulder as stiff competition approaches."
Intomobile
"The Motorola Droid 2 is a solid Android smartphone that does a lot of things right but it’s not a monumental improvement over the original handset. The revamped keyboard, boosted internals and Android 2.2 out of the gates are much appreciated but I don’t know if it’s enough to rocket this to the top of your must-have list."