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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by OB1J3D1, Sep 21, 2010.
Another great point. Wait for the OS upgrade...
So tantilizing... new phone for $100!
I'm holding out on getting a new super phone, my Droid is still running like a champ, but im anticipating that mysterious evo Verizon phone that bgr reported a few weeks ago, nothing on the market looks that good
Buy one get one is great!!! Because without it, I'd never have gotten a Droid yet. My wifes phone was outdated and beat down (because she seems to have butter hands). I went to get her a new phone and the deal was get a D1 free if you buy a D1. So what the heck, I got got myself one too.
Too me, the D1 (or Droid in general) is like DVR.. how in the hell did I ever live without it? And, I will not go without it from this point forward.
I was just some noob buying a phone. No idea what was in store. MAN AM I GLAD... I got the D1 and not the X or the incredible. The things I have learned and the customization I have been able to achieve are preiceless to me but, I am an electronics geek.
If possible, I would/will run this phone into the ground before I upgrade. And I will then upgrade my wife and run her D1 into the ground 1st.
Yea I'm also holding out for the next batch of big phones that will be coming out at years end. So far nothing has impressed me enough to get rid of my d1. When I first heard about the droid, I followed all the news on it until it was released and it blew me away. No other device I've used since has been able to blow me away. But I look forward to being swept off my feet at the end of the year dancedroid
To wait or not to wait...
I'm leaning towards waiting at this point. I agree with most of you, my D1 is a great device and nothing being offered at this point really screams "BUY ME!".
Then again, when will I have this opportunity again? If I get to keep my upgrade which isn't even up yet, no harm no foul.
If i do it should I go X or 2?
Thing about rumors are that you never know when they'll come to pass. May be january or next november. Take advantage of the opportunity now. I strongly recommend the droid 2 but pick the phone that's right for you.
I wouldn't upgrade until LTE imo, still got my d1 going strong as long as I can ignore that ridiculous headphone jack..
I took the plunge and got a Fascinate.
What a difference a year makes. Last year the D1 was probably the best android on the planet. And although it still does the job, the Fascinate does it faster, brighter, thinner, lighter etc.
I went to the VZ store full on expecting to be put on a wait list for the X. Played with the X, 2 and fascinate for like an hour or more and came to the conclusion that no matter what the reviews, benchmarks, numbers say... If you don't like the device in your hand, you won't like the experience.
For me (personal opinion) the X was too big, too clumsy, too angular. The D1 although very masculine, had a great design. The X not so much. The 2 was too much like the phone I already had. Sorry Moto, I got a Korean in my pocket now. And although the Fascinate may not be as masculine as my droid 1, she sure is sexy!
I've been a D1 owner since January, and can't see upgrading in the forseeable future - at least until something comes along that's light years ahead of the D1, not just these little increments. I just don't get people who need a new phone every six months...
Keep your upgrade alive by buying the Droid X (if that's your current favorite) off of ebay and sell your D1 on ebay. You'll lose a couple hundred that way but you can sell your DX on ebay when the iphone comes to Verizon in Jan for a couple hundred and break even. And you'll have your upgrade when/if the iphone comes to Verizon.
I'm thinking about doing this same thing. Sounds like the best idea to me....Am I missing anything?
1. The Iphone has been coming to Verizon in January for the last 2 years.... and then in April.... and then in September...
2. Most people consider the D1 superior to iphone. I prefer not to have Steve Jobs tell me how I have to use my phone.