Ok, here's the scenario. My D1 is finally giving up the ghost. The digitizer (I assume) has gone haywire. The screen is bouncing all over the place, randomly detecting touches on the screen, and the right 25% of the screen is entirely functionless (visually it looks fine, it just won't register any touch feedback). The problem is still mostly sporadic, and works fine apart from the right quarter or the screen not functioning about 15 minutes out of every hour.
Now, here's where my issue is. I can't deal with my phone doing this. My cell phone is my primary form of communication, and I need it to stay in touch with various folks. But I have another problem. My "New Every 2" with Verizon comes up on July 7th. I was planning to upgrade a couple days early in the hopes that one of their newest devices would be released before the tiered data plans start. (Let's not start another debate over who is and is not grandfathered in at this point, as it's moot to me as I need to get a new phone ASAP).
So here's a little bit more about my particular situation. I live in a metro area, and 4G coverage is actually quite good as long as I don't venture too far out of the city. A physical keyboard is a HUGE plus for me. It isn't really a deal-breaker, but it would surely be swell. The only other thing is that the battery needs to last at least 12 hours on a charge. During that 12 hours, it doesn't get used much at all. Seriously, maybe an hour of use out of that entire time.
If you were in need of a new phone on Verizon's network, and would be purchasing one tomorrow morning, what would it be? What's the best, most awesome, jaw-dropping, muscle-packing phone I can get? And if it isn't too much trouble, tell me why I should choose whichever phone you're picking.
As always, thanks DF!