Hello all, this is my first post here but I have been poking around on the site for quite some time now. Here's my delimma:
I currently have a blackberry bold 9650. (I don't need anyone saying toss it to the curb since I know this is a DROID site). I have been looking into a droid for some time but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Personally I like what I've seen from the thunderbolt EXCEPT the dreadful battery life. I do not live in a 4g area so I would turn the 4g off using the *#*#4636#*#* trick to help a little on batter life but I'm not sure how much it would actually help. I know a new line of phones will be out in the next couples of months but don't know if I should/can wait. The bionic looks to be the next big thing but I'm wondering about the bugs with all the new technology. Considering it will be the first of its kind with a dual core, running on 4g and DDR2 RAM, it sounds like a recipe for disaster in the first release. (maybe I'm wrong). In any case I just want to get y'alls opinions on what a good course of action would be. I'm not by any means a heavy user (not with my blackberry anyway) but I do a decent amount of texting and voice calls. I get several e-mails per day but rarely send one from my phone. I like having the e-mail feature when I need it and so I know when my professors send me things regarding my classes. I use the internet moderately, mainly facebook though. Average use on my phone is about 1hr and 45mins per day (8am-midnight) 1/2 of that is voice calls, the other is between the texting and facebook.
So...bottom line this is what I want. A phone that will give me everything I've got now but will make $60 a month really worth it. Battery life is my #1 concern, I'm used to plugging my phone in ONLY at night when I go to bed, no other time...EVER. I know that any droid will need to be charged during the day but how much? Is it worth waiting or should I pull the trigger on the thunderbolt? It wouldn't be a big deal but being a student, $250 price tag is expensive especially not knowing if I'll like it. I know I have the 14 day return policy but would still have to pay the $35 restocking fee. I'm sure plenty of you are ready to chime in so let's hear it!
PLEASE NOTE: I'M NOT CONSIDERING THE EXTENDED BATTERY DUE TO IT'S PHYSICAL SIZE, IF I WANTED TO CARRY AROUND A PHONE THAT BIG I WOULD GO FIND AN OLD BAG PHONE!