> R2D2 Droid 2
> Verizon Wireless
> I chose the R2D2 Droid 2 because I am a sucker for gimmicks! Just kidding, a little.
But in all seriousness, I wanted to switch back to Verizon wireless, after having been through AT&T and Sprint the past few years. They have great, consistent coverage and reception, and their customer service is stupendous, should you ever need to call them.
I previously had a Blackberry Bold 9700, with AT&T, and it was a delightful device. Definitely worth the money, and with AT&T, it performed wonderfully, if you stayed within a metropolitan area. But I had been chomping at the bit to get my hands on an Android device, and switch to back to Verizon, so my device would still perform while I was on the road.
So, after much research and consideration, I was down to 2 options, the Droid 2 and the Droid X. The Droid X has the larger screen, and the 8mp camera, and the TI-OMAP 3630. Which, at first glance would win any fair-minded man's heart. But, I had my concerns with only an on-screen keyboard, the size of the sonofab*tch in my pocket, as well as the over-all efficiency of the device. After going up to the store and putting my hands on both of them, I could immediately tell that the Droid X was going to be cumbersome and my small fingers would have trouble navigating across the landscape keyboard. I'm not that much of a social butterfly, so an 8mp camera with 720p recording wasn't going to sway me towards the DX, I've captured great pictures with macro settings on 5mp cameras just fine. They both can be rooted and overclocked, have the memory card expanded, and perform on the same level overall. So it came down to, the 8mp camera vs smaller, more comfortable size.
Size won, for me. I figured I would be cursing a huge phone every time I picked it up, tried to type on it, fit it in my pocket, and lug it around. And just in time for the release of the R2D2 Droid 2.
I've never been happier, I have a physical keyboard when I want, leaving the screen free for viewing. I've got it rooted and overclocked ever-so-slightly to 1.1Mhz, and most importantly, the ladies love R2D2!