I was dead set on this phone until lately...
Anything I'm missing?
If you always seem to have drama in your life, you are probably the one causing the drama.
If customer service representatives or restaurant servers always seem to be rude to you, you are probably the one being rude.
If your computer always seems to be freezing up on you, you're probably doing something wrong.
In my experience, drama begets drama, rudeness begets rudeness, and ineptitude begets ineptitude.
The GPU concerns me, but admittedly, I am not very tuned into this. I read the speculation also about the GPU from like 2007. Now, I dont know if this means it is the same gpu, unchanged, or if they started with this gpu and tuned and optimized it until it was perfect for this phone. I mentioned this earlier today after I first read that speculation. In the end, I will have to see it to believe it. I cant believe they would drop a $2 gpu in a $20 dollar screen. (But, weirder things have happened I suppose. Look at the Bionic)
The permanent memory card doesnt bother me at all. I never pull the SD card from any of the phones I have had.
If the battery is not removable, I may not like that. I mean, I am open to hearing the justification as to why they would do it, but it would have to be a hell of a reason for me not to find this a net negative.
The only deal breaker of all these would be the GPU. I dont care how old it is, as long as it maximizes the virtues of this high horsepower screen, and I get a screen that is bleeding edge, and blows me away every time I look at it, I am good to go. But if it compromises the overall display, and I am not wowed by it, I doubt I will buy this phone.
This was part of the reason my Bionic went back, that and the horrendous camera.
Bottom line. I will be shocked if they put a $2 gpu in a $20 dollar display. Time will tell.
If you're into hacking then no SD is a huge deal breaker. I have yet to see a custom recovery on a device with no external memory. Can't be done.