Motorola Droid 2 units exhibiting reception issues, has difficulty holding a solid signal

Invisible Shield for Apple iPhone 4!“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.]

59 Comments

  1. Stop the presses! Run this story on all the news stations and network news shows! Blog about it! Have late-night comedy sketches about it! Even have Rush Limbaugh chime in about it!

    Wait, it’s not an iPhone, so it’s not important. People put up with shit because they expect shit of the Android platform.

    Goes to show how high the bar really is with the effort coming out of Cupertino.

  2. I’m starting a class action lawsuit because motorola said ‘our phones work better than an iphone’..

    I don’t have a Droid 2, but because it’s not better, I’m loosing sleep and hair over this!

    I want justice people!

  3. I use Verizon 3G for mobile data and an iPhone 3GS and can assure you that both need to update and upgrade their networks- including towers. iPhone users know AT&T wasn’t ready for Prime Time nationally when launched, but things seem to slowly be improving. Verizon was much better, but does not seem to have made much change in the last year or so.

  4. I use Verizon 3G for mobile data and an iPhone 3GS and can assure you that both need to update and upgrade their networks- including towers. iPhone users know AT&T wasn’t ready for Prime Time nationally when launched, but things seem to slowly be improving. Verizon was much better, but does not seem to have made much change in the last year or so.

  5. I use Verizon 3G for mobile data and an iPhone 3GS and can assure you that both need to update and upgrade their networks- including towers. iPhone users know AT&T wasn’t ready for Prime Time nationally when launched, but things seem to slowly be improving. Verizon was much better, but does not seem to have made much change in the last year or so.

  6. I use Verizon 3G for mobile data and an iPhone 3GS and can assure you that both need to update and upgrade their networks- including towers. iPhone users know AT&T wasn’t ready for Prime Time nationally when launched, but things seem to slowly be improving. Verizon was much better, but does not seem to have made much change in the last year or so.

  7. I use Verizon 3G for mobile data and an iPhone 3GS and can assure you that both need to update and upgrade their networks- including towers. iPhone users know AT&T wasn’t ready for Prime Time nationally when launched, but things seem to slowly be improving. Verizon was much better, but does not seem to have made much change in the last year or so.

  8. I use Verizon 3G for mobile data and an iPhone 3GS and can assure you that both need to update and upgrade their networks- including towers. iPhone users know AT&T wasn’t ready for Prime Time nationally when launched, but things seem to slowly be improving. Verizon was much better, but does not seem to have made much change in the last year or so.

  9. I use Verizon 3G for mobile data and an iPhone 3GS and can assure you that both need to update and upgrade their networks- including towers. iPhone users know AT&T wasn’t ready for Prime Time nationally when launched, but things seem to slowly be improving. Verizon was much better, but does not seem to have made much change in the last year or so.

  10. Seriously they better give out free cases, or let owners return them for a full refund. Droid 2 is defective. A recall should be called. Don’t they have a fix yet?
    Signalgate is on call out the media, the national guard.

  11. @auren:

    Consumer Reports has been busy, for about the fifth year in a row, giving higher marks than anyone else to the new Apple desktops, laptops, and overall service.

    Isn’t it “strange” (not) that this year, there is no mention of that here? Or is it too soon for CR to be wonderful and fantastic again, as they were after the past years reviews?

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