I was perfectly happy with my Droid 2...loved it actually. But then the home button stopped working at times...the touch screen started freaking out, scrolling around on it's own and selecting things on it's own. It stopped for a day or so, then started up again. I reformatted numerous times, didn't work. It was about time to upgrade anyway, so instead of sending it off and paying to get it fixed, I decided to put that money towards a phone upgrade. And when I found out if I got a 4G phone before 6/28, I'd get to keep my unlimited data on the 4G network. I think that's only for the length of the new contract though...but it's better than being capped.
I'm not one to jump on the latest and greatest as soon as it comes out. And while that would be nice, I'm not a fan of paying the premium price for the latest and greatest. I like to wait a bit and get it cheaper, plus, by waiting, I get to hear from folks who have used it in the real world for months before I make up my mind.
And when I saw Verizon's Website had the Rezound marked down to $79.00 (and it's still selling for $199 at the Verizon store)...it quickly made the list of possible phones for me.
I considered the Nexus, Razr and the Droid 4 as well. Thought about waiting for the Galaxy S3 to come out...but I can't be a couple weeks without a phone...plus, I think the screen might be a hair too big for my taste...and by that time, the sale on the Rezound would be over and I'd have missed out on it. So I went to the Verizon store...tried them all out. Maybe I'm just used to the thicker Droid 2, but I'm not a huge fan of the really thin phones. The Razr was slick, but I like a little bit of meat on my phone.
A bunch of research later, I decided on the Rezound + the extended battery.
The Rezound seems to have equal or better specs than the others (decent cameras, screen resolution, processor, video, audio, etc.), plus it is only $79.
Should be here in a couple days. I'm pretty pumped.
And let me say that Verizon's $30 fee to upgrade is a complete joke. They flaunt a $30 discount to upgrade when you qualify, but then they wipe it out with a stupid $30 upgrade fee. You're f'ing buying the phone from them and signing on for another 2 years...and they tack on an extra $30?!?!? Horsesh*t I say.
Whatever. That's just annoying.
I hear rumors of ICS being available for Rezound any day now? Has anyone gotten it yet?