I guess I'm one of those complacent people. I wouldn't upgrade now, even if Verizon gave me a free one. Android phone manufacturers and cell providers are helping each other vacuum out consumers' pockets. In principle, that sucks. In reality, all they're doing is trying to separate consumers from their money by enticing them with the new "it" phone. I couldn't care less because I don't want the "it" phone. Honestly, I'm still just relieved that this one works.
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No one held a gun to your head and made you buy anything. You made a decision, live with it.
And if you're ok with not having just-released handsets you can trade up about every six months to something better for less than $100 usually by selling your old phone and buying one used. That way you get to scratch that upgrade itch and not wreck your wallet.
For example, if you bought a thunderbolt around release you can definitely get $250 out of it and grab something like a bionic for < $350. Many times you'll be able to upgrade for almost nothing if you can get a deal.
And please folks, quit telling us to get use to an update schedule that has NEVER existed before. If you're talking to people upset that the Razor came out shortly after the Bionic then you have a point. But you don't with the D3 and your condescending tone is not helpful.
At the time the D3 came out there were plenty of stories claiming problems with LTE on phones with a hardware keyboard. There was also lots of hand-wringing over the D3 not having LTE. It is correct that people who bought the D3 did so at some risk and could have waited. It is not true that the 'bought the phone they wanted.' They (I) bought the best keyboard phone they thought they'd get.
A more salient point would be that the phone hasn't been released yet and to my knowledge doesn't have a release date yet. So the 6 Months bit is really not all that persuasive. Had they released the phone in that time period, I'd jump on that band-wagon. As it looks now, it will be released at about the year point which is actually at about the schedule we've seen such updates in the past. For me its also at the point where I thought I might be looking for a new phone with LTE.
If your only point in responding to this post is to condescend, then why bother.
With the LTE data outage the last couple of days, which in many cases prevented even 3G data for LTE phones - and the second such outage in three months - are people really that eager to get the LTE Droid 4?
As for LTEs growing pains, and I've no doubt that is what they are--growing pains, the answer to your question is YES. My larger concern at this point is the battery, but even that is a minor issue that probably doesn't merit the time I've spent wringing my hands over it. Did you know for example that researchers have found a cheap and easy way to make these batteries last considerably longer with some strategic hole punching? Not that you should try to retrofit your current battery but we could be seeing batteries nearly double their capacity in very short order.
I got screwed buying the d1 years ago...
Only if I would have known ....
I just gonna wait it out til d13.5
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