Droid 2 Affected by Signal Issues... Droid Does!

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  1. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    Apparently the Droid 2 is suffering from signal issues of its own. How embarrassing for Motorola after taking out that big ad for the Droid X making fun of Apple. So it would appear that not even a seasoned device manufacturer like Motorola is not immune either...

    Motorola Droid 2 May Suffer Ironic Signal Problems
     
  2. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    Most smartphones have antennagate issues. Old news.
     
  3. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    Thank heavens! My iP4 won't get wedgied by the Android bullies quite as often now. :D
     
  4. AZREOSpecialist thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Signal attenuation while holding a phone is old news, but seeing the Droid 2 suffer from the same problem is big news. Especially after Motorola proclaimed in a full page newspaper ad how its phones don't suffer from this problem.

    Everyone said how ridiculous it was for Apple to throw other manufacturers under the bus, and how it isn't the same thing because the iPhone 4 is so bad, etc. Now Motorola is getting a taste of its own medicine. Hopefully this occurrence will quiet everybody down about the overblown iPhone 4 antenna issue.
     
  5. RonHC macrumors 6502a

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    Didnt the Droid 2 have an Ad saying it doesnt "need a jacket" for signal reception???
     
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    I never thought it was that ridiculous. Apple was under that attack as if their iPhone 4 was the only one suffering from signal attenuation and they had every right to defend themselves by showing that they were not unique in that regard. Besides, even before that press conference, there were a lot of YouTube vids of other smartphones losing signal, but the majority preferred to ignore that. But it's just my opinion.

    I'm glad that reports of Droid having the antenna problem are surfacing now. Karma! :D
     
  8. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Droid
    Droid Eris
    Droid Incredible
    Droid X
    Droid 2
    Droid Pro

    Yikes. Kinda diluting the "Droid" name, don't you think? Then again, Verizon probably paid LucasFilm so much to use the "Droid" name that they need to get their money's worth.

    Not to mention all the other Android-based phones that I hear people refer to as "Droid" phones as well.
     
  9. AZREOSpecialist thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Five Android phones on Verizon alone, running three different versions of Android OS, with four different UI styles, the newest of which is experiencing signal issues. And who controls which handsets get which OS update, and when? Not Google. So how is any of this good for Android?
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yeah, no chance there. Fanbois will be fanbois regardless of brand.
     
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  12. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you people actually looked at what this Electronista site is referring to?

    I looked at what they were referring to on the verizon forums and all this was is one short thread totalling 5 posts with some people saying that it is dropping the signal. I looked at all the other posts in the Droid 2 forum and this was the only thread.

    Secondly, nobody said this was an antenna issue at all.

    There may well be a real problem or problems with the Droid 2 but Electronista, based on the Verizon forum reference, tries to manufacture something out of this vis-a-vis the antennagate issues.
     
  13. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    So, people are still going to make fun of my phone? :mad:
     
  14. samcraig macrumors P6

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    misery loves company as obvious by this thread. Personally - I don't care. I don''t own a Droid whatever. So news about Droid or Motorola has little to no affect on my life. I take no pleasure or "pain" in their woes or successes.
     
  15. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    Precisely samcraig. It appears that some people's identities are so wrapped up in their choice of phones that, if someone criticizes it, they react as if their mother or sister were called a hooker.
     
  16. AZREOSpecialist thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This is how the iPhone 4 "antennagate" scandal got started too... one thread here, then more, then the media and the rest is history. And for the record iPhone 4 has no real "antenna issue" either insofar as it affects every smartphone on the market. The question is whether Motorola is a juicy enough media target compared to Apple. Everyone who bought a Droid 2 should demand a free bumper! Oh wait, Motorola doesn't make bumpers. Maybe they can buy some from Apple? LOL
     
  17. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    WHAT THE HELL DID YOU CALL MY PHONE? Oh, you called my mother a one antenna bar having skank? Nevermind. :D
     
  18. AZREOSpecialist thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Discussing a legitimate news article and how Droid 2 is possibly suffering from the same issue as iPhone 4 somehow means our identities are defined by our choice of phone? I don't understand your post, to be quite honest. I don't know what any of this has to do with identity issues. In fact, it never even occurred to me until you mentioned it. Sounds to me as though this type of thinking is only on your radar screen. It's not healthy to project your issues onto others who are simply discussing a news item. Perhaps discussing your view with a therapist would be more beneficial.
     
  19. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    No, it affects every phone. It just doesn't affect every phone insofar as dropping calls is concerned due to initial signal strength.
     
  20. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    You did seem pretty happy that the Droid has issues.
     
  21. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    A "legitimate news article". You cannot be serious.

    And the way you so gleefully posted this "article" smacked of typical fanboi schadenfreude. It is not enough that your phone is good but the others have to be *****.
     
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  23. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Sounds to me like you don't get his post. But that's ok. Feel free to default to the "you need help" response.

    p.s. the iPhone has a few issues. It's ok to admit it. And the issue itself isn't what caused antennagate. Antennagate doesn't refer to the problem - but more so - the failed coverup. It references Watergate. Get it? ;)

    Antennagate isn't about the issue - it's about Steve's response (to me actually which became their first line of defense "non issue - just try holding it differently" and it spiraled from there.

    The damage control (or lack of control) was all Apple's doing. They could have come away a LOT better from this scenario - issue or no issue. The PR team failed. And it will be a case study on how NOT to do damage control for years to come in College PR classes.

    That being said - again - who cares. Unless it's to make yourself feel better about the iPhone because another phone has problems? Silly.
     
  24. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    wait for it....wait for it... i can hear Droid fanboys running toward this forum for rebuttals.
     
  25. samcraig macrumors P6

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    like the "fanboys" are racing to post everything and anything negative about other phones?

    The hypocricy and interest level is silly.
     

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