Re: Droid without camera?


yniloc59 wrote:

Yet, we are here, 5 months later and NOTHING...when is VZW gonna get on it? I am actually thinking of switching because of this...VZW does not listen to the needs of their customers...i guess you don't need to if you are the provider with the best coverage...

OK, I'll bite, even thought the thread is essentially dead anyway.

You have to keep in mind that Verizon can't just pick up the phone and call Eugene over at Motorola and say, "Hey Eugene, I need you to start spitting out Droids with no cameras in them." It doesn't work that way for the same reason that it takes months and months to get a new phone to market or to get a software update put together and pushed out to a particular type of phone. For them to suddenly decide to develop a Droid device without a camera would be a lot of work so even if they thought it was a great idea and decided to go for it, we certainly wouldn't have one today. That's not even including getting something like that pushed through all of the red tape in the corporation.


I'm not saying that yours isn't a valid concern or need, because I totally agree with you all, however that's generally something that is designed into the initial phone launch so that it's all been put together ahead of time.


As far as you packing up and leaving Verizon over the issue, there are 2 things to think about -


1 - Verizon isn't going to lose sleep over you leaving.

2 - I don't think you're going to find a load of phones at other carriers that accommodate your needs either. Most consumers want a camera. For those with particular needs, they offer a couple options and at Verizon, that happens to be in the Blackberry realm.


Just some food for thought there. Probably not exactly what you want to hear, but it is what it is.