It's no reason to panic just yet, but apparently a good amount of people are having trouble with the external speaker on their Motorola Droid cutting out for no reason. It seems to be software-related, and sometimes a reboot fixes it temporarily, but it's a scary problem for people relying on the handset as an alarm clock (or, you know, to receive calls), since you never know when it will strike next. For its part it seems that Motorola is replacing handsets that have the issue, though that's no guarantee of escape from the clutches of silence. Let's hope Motorola updates us with a software patch or some other serious solution soon -- people need to hear that robotic "Droooiiid" alert sound -- and meanwhile let us know if you've been seeing a similar issue.

[Thanks, Bryan]
Experiencing Droid speaker issues?
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Yes, and it doesn't seem to be getting better.1729 (6.0%)
Yes, but a reboot solved it.1013 (3.5%)
Yes, but my replacement unit is working just fine.203 (0.7%)
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