days after launching
Droid X -- Verizon's non-QWERTY follow-up to the
massively successful Motorola Droid -- a few issues have been
reported by early adopters, the most serious being a bug with the
screen that can render the device useless. Neowin posted
demonstrate the issues, which range from flickering screens to
vertical stripes of dead pixels.
commenter on HowardForums stated
that Verizon tech support told him that the Android update
currently rolling out to the Droid X will fix the problem.
response to an Engadget inquiry,
Verizon released this statement:
Wireless and Motorola are aware of a very small number of DROID X
units that have experienced a flickering or banding display. Motorola
has resolved the issue and is continuing to ship the phones. Any
consumer who experiences a flickering or banding display should
contact a Motorola customer support center or Verizon Wireless.
issue, cited by BoyGeniusReport,
seems to be tied to the MOTOBLUR overlay that the Droid X runs and
has to do with privacy. On the X, and other devices that run BLUR,
deleted text messages and call logs still show up under contacts
history. It appears that the only way to completely delete unwanted
texts and call history is to perform a master reset on the handset.
types of issues on mobile devices are not uncommon, but have been
receiving a great deal of attention lately thanks to a
reception problem with a recent high-profile device. The issues
plaguing the Droid X come at an unfortunate time for would-be
customers who want to get into an Android device before Verizon
rumored tiered data plans.
quote: First of all; the droid X is NOT the successor to the original moto droid. That would be the Droid 2 due out next month.
quote: second; the original droid keyboard is not that bad, not perfect but you get used to it. The only people that hate it are people who don't use the phone.
quote: Finally there seems to be comparisons to the iphone 4 saying it and the droid x the best phones out? are you high? the EVO is the best droid phone out there.
quote: ...not gonna buy something that I'm going to have to "get used to" because initially I don't like it. If I initially don't like it, I'm not going to buy it. Funny how that works.