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Motorola's Droid X debuts, includes self-bricking 'protection'?

By Jos · 11 replies
Jul 15, 2010
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  1. The greatly anticipated Motorola Droid X has officially launched today on the Verizon network -- and it seems the timing couldn't be better for both the manufacturer and the carrier. With so much controversy revolving around iPhone's reception problems and talk of a possible recall, some current or potential AT&T customers may instead turn to this high-end Android smartphone.

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  2. thatguyandrew92

    thatguyandrew92 TS Rookie Posts: 118

    Oh god I WANT ONE!
  3. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,797

    looks like this is aimed to compete with the htc evo...
  4. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    looks cool, wait for the Droid 2 though
  5. I just picked this phone up this morning and it is everything that they promised. It is sick and will give the Iphone 4 a run for its money
  6. Some of these stupid phone companies are getting WORSE than the RIAA!
    It's MY phone, I paid for it, I should be allowed to do with it as I please!
    I long for the day, when the when the wireless carriers become JUST A CARRIER.
    You bring your compatible phone to the network, and they provide the service.
    Get the flip out of the hardware end of it! The old wire line phones, YOU provide
    the phone, the PHONE company provides the service.
    Oh, the consumer won't want to pay full retail. Yeah, right, when every tom **** &
    Harry starts selling the phones, you think ANYONE is going to pay full retail?
  7. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,323   +1,094

    I see where your coming from, but the reason its done how it is, is because soo many users out there fiddle with the software or hardware and break it, then call motorola up and complain its broken, or at&t and expect them to fix it. the new iPhones probably a good example.

    So yeah, it would be nice to have it so that we bought the phone then they were just the service but in reality, that may never happen.
  8. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 610

    iPhones have that kind of chip too, and I don't see it stopping any unauthorized software use. Its getting funny how much these companies spend in protecting their proprietary crap when it just gets cracked faster by the year. I mean look at Windows 7, its "new anti-piracy" system failed even faster than Vista's did.
  9. peas

    peas TS Enthusiast Posts: 53

    The eFuse (alleged "self-bricking") rumor has been debunked many times over. There's a lengthy discussion over at Slashdot and many other forums. The same TI OMAP chip with the eFuse is used in many other smartphones (Android or otherwise).
  10. ViperSniper2

    ViperSniper2 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    It's not the manufacturer, because there have been phones from them that didn't have the bricking feature! .....it Verizon's modified Android OS or I mean boot loader software. So stick it to both Verizon and Moto. They're just Sony Wantabees bricking PSPs and PS3's!!! :p
  11. This is why eFuse is a good thing – http://misterreiner.wordpress.com/2010/07/17/efuse/
  12. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 5,746   +14

    No physical Qwerty keyboard and no physical send/end buttons are a deal breaker for me. I have a regular droid and the latter is a royal pain and we won't even mention the sorry keyboard. If I could get my HTC touch Pro 2 fully working with Android (and I have installed it) that would be great, but alas, android only partially works on the HTC TP2.

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