“We’re hearing a good number of reports within our geeky circle that Motorola’s brand new baby, the Verizon Droid 2, might not be so good with that whole maintaining-a-solid-signal thing,” Greg Kumparak reports for MobileCrunch.
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“Amongst those we know who have had’em for a day or two and who pay an nearly obsessive amount of detail to stuff like this, however, it’s pretty much unanimous: these early units seem to be having issues,” Kumparak reports. “The signal on one of the two units we received is all over the board, dipping from full signal down to nearly none whilst sitting in the same spot (and no, we’re not holding it wrong).”
Kumparak reports, “Could it just be the early units? Perhaps. Can it be fixed with a software patch? Hopefully! We’ll keep digging and let you know what we find out…”
Full article here.
Chris Ziegler reports for Engadget, “Signal strength was a major issue for all four Engadget editors who’ve been able to spend time with four different Droid 2s in different parts of the country this week. Symptoms include a wildly fluctuating meter while the phone’s sitting still, weak or no reception in places where you’re usually fine on Verizon, and a complete lack of data service (which was actually how we noticed the problem the first time).”
“To see our Droid 2’s data indicator flip-flop from EV-DO to 1xRTT and then disappear entirely was really alarming. We’re hoping this is something Motorola can fix with a software update alone, because it was nearly a showstopper for us,” Ziegler reports.
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Smirk.
We await the Chuck Schumer’s open letter to Motorola’s half-CEOs Greg Brown and Sanjay Jha with bated breath.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Robert S.” for the heads up.]