I'm up for contract renewal, so it was time to make a decision on a new phone. I could either wait for one of the 4g phones to come out or get something that is a couple months old.
I went to CES and saw all Verizon's new 4g phones. Needless to say they are all amazing phones, but is it worth waiting at this point? My answer, no.
4G LTE is bran new. When asking about the availability of 4G the Verizon rep told me that it would be rolling out slowly over the next year, big cities coming first. While I live near Philly, I don't even get 3g in my area. I could get a femtocell device, but :shrug:, that's just another expense for something I'll only use once in a while. I use wi-fi 80% of the time.
Obviously 2 cores are better than one, but is the software ready? When multiple cores started being used in desktops the software wasn't up to the task yet. The Verizon rep told me that Motorola would be making tweaks to the software to utilize both cores, but even that statement was vague. I suspect that it's going to take a little more time to get it right. Besides, I don't run that many applications on my phone to even need that much processing power. Maybe in another year I'll be using my phone for more things, but right now, no CPU intensive applications.
So, my decision was with the Droid X. I've previously reviewed the phone and loved it. It's a big step up from the D1 and I'm sure it will be more than enough for my cell phone needs at the moment.