How I Finally Escaped Verizon's Droid R2D2 Smartphone Replacement Purgatory

How I Finally Escaped Verizon's Droid R2D2 Smartphone Replacement Purgatory

Like many of our readers, Elizabeth is sort of a nerd. When a special edition of Motorola’s Droid smartphone came out that’s dressed up to look like actual fictional ‘droid R2D2 from “Star Wars,” she took the opportunity to upgrade. Critics say that the phone is just a painted-up Droid 2, but Elizabeth liked it. Well, she liked it until a week or so later when it stopped working properly. That’s when Verizon encased her in carbonite and cast her into Smartphone Replacement Purgatory. [More]

Report: "Exploding" Droid 2 Might Not Have Exploded After All

Report: "Exploding" Droid 2 Might Not Have Exploded After All

Last week, the internet was abuzz with the story of a man who claimed his Droid 2 shattered when he held it up to his ear. However, a new report claims the phone was already damaged before the incident. [More]

Motorola Droid 2 Screen Shatters In Man's Ear, Blood Everywhere

Motorola Droid 2 Screen Shatters In Man's Ear, Blood Everywhere

A Texas man showed up at the hospital with blood streaming down his ear after his Motorola Droid 2 screen shattered in his ear. [More]

This Is What Fantastic Service From Verizon Looks Like

This Is What Fantastic Service From Verizon Looks Like

We’ve shared plenty of Verizon Wireless defective phone nightmare stories from readers recently, but maybe things are changing over there. Several Verizon employees went out of their way to be helpful to Chris–which, as the person who screens Consumerist tips, I find completely shocking. Or it could just be that Chris was lucky. Either way, here’s his Verizon nightmare that eventually turned into a success. For now. [More]

Is The Droid 2 A Signal-squandering, Battery-Sapping Dud?

Is The Droid 2 A Signal-squandering, Battery-Sapping Dud?

Tech blogs and forums have been ablaze over perceived Droid 2 shortcomings since the phone was released late last week. I can personally vouch for the word on the street, that the phone has problems picking up a signal and suffers pathetic battery life — an issue that’s likely related to the first problem, since the phone is constantly scanning for signals — PhoneArena speculates. [More]