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I went to Verizon today to potentially get the Droid X.

I didn’t get one.

I love my EVO.  Yeah, it’s big.  Yeah, it’s battery life isn’t going to get you through the day.  In the end though I enjoy the HTC experience.  And the EVO matches the Droid X specs or exceeds them.  Oh and it has a kickstand!

What’s wrong with Droid X?  Nothing is so much wrong, it just isn’t right.  Motorola  doesn’t refine android OS enough to make it fun and graceful.  The hardware has no distinct design to it.  It’s just a block with a screen.

I have to mention the virtual keyboard on the X.  It’s TERRIBLE.   in landscape mode the SPACE BAR is under your right thumb.   What keyboard has ever had that configuration?   It’spositivelyterriblebecauseyouneverhitthespacejustright.

Another thing I noticed is the Droid X handset was very hot when I played with it.   My EVO doesn’t get hot even after prolonged video use (I watched a lot of world cup on it).

For reference I own the following Android phones: HTC Hero, Droid v 1, HTC Incredible, HTC Evo.   I also have recently owned a palm pre, blackberry storm 1 and 2.  Yes, yes, I’ve toyed/used/abused all the iphones and several windows mobile phones.

My storm 2 is the primary phone because it doesn’t drop calls and still emails better than anything else out there.   HTC Evo is secondary/play/media phone.   Everything else is there for dev and testing and/or decommissioning.

Just thought I’d pass along my thoughts on this completely frivolous topic!

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