i don't think this was a "pay-off" review either; i just felt it was rushed for the sake of beating out other tech sites (*Ahem* gizmodo, etc)... but it was a good read nonetheless
In my opinion, I think what's happening is too many of these new phones are being created in each others vision more or less, so there are only slight differences that usually come down to user preference. I also call bs on this thing being way ahead of anything else. The only thing that stands out about it is the internal storage which apparently has quirks, and the 8MP camera. These two characteristics wont allow it to hold the top spot for much longer as all the new Android phones will likely include these things as well. We were all blown away to hear the Nexus One would have a 1Ghz processor, now all the new ones have that pretty much. I'd rather wait until my contract is up in like 15 months and get the next "milestone" in mobile technology vs. a small step forward today.
The incredible uses a new kind of multitouch sensor that the nexus one/Droid don't have. The issues users are having with multitouch not registering properly is a hardware issue with our phones that is remedied on the incredible. Read up on it on Android and Me.
Fwiw, the incredibles software keyboard is really, really, really good. Better than the iPhones keyboard which means you dont need a hardware kb. That's pretty amazing to me. It lets you have a thinner phone. Easier to pocket. Plus, I'm hoping the incredibles headphone jack doesn't suck like the Motorola droids does.
I'm going with the incredible in July when I'm eligible for upgrade because I want a slimmer phone and because I love the sense ui and Widgets.
Actually that article is talking about the touch sensor in older HTC phones. IIRC the Droid does not use the Maxtouch sensor they are referring to.
I don't get why some people call the review a "Pay off"?
What? Were they supposed to hate the D.Inc? Android 2.1 is a good phone OS and this phone has the fastest stock processor that you can get for a phone. It has a high MP camera and a great network. There really isn't much to NOT like!
Specs-wise it is a step up from the MotoDroid and will be Verizon's poster child from here on out... Hate to break it to ya!
I like my Droid enough that I'm not tempted by it, which shows ME how strong the MotoDriod is as a mobile device. The only thing I never liked on my Droid is the keyboard, which some people swear by. I got over keyboards when I had an iPhone, and I don't use the one on my Droid for two reasons... It's a horrible, horrible, horrible keyboard, and I just don't miss keyboards.
Last edited by Dusty; 04-20-2010 at 10:20 AM.
i like this phone.. looks slim, no keys, nice UI.. and quick in the OS.. im all over this thing..
hopefully i can be content with this for a while.. since there are new phones popping up every other day..