Droid or Eris or wait for the Passion?

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  1. JhankG

    JhankG Silver Member

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    I'm coming from the Curve 8330 as well. We should both really enjoy not having to wait for apps to open and the browser to take 10 minutes to load. Bye bye Blackberry!
     
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    Good theory, waiting for 2 or 3 weeks and see what happens. If the Passion does come to Verizon, my guess is we will see rumors/updates in the next couple of weeks. It could be that Verizon and HTC are waiting for Sense UI and 2.0 to come out with their update, then they will ship the Passion with 2.0.
     
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    I'm really interested in the Passion as well, but just got done playing with the Droid. I forgot how frustrating the lack of a physical keyboard can be and found myself attracted to it. After the Storm debacle I'm in love with my Tour.

    I like the feel of the keyboard on the Droid. The buttons are hard to distinguish, like everyone says, from a touch-type perspective, but i feel like that's something you'll get used too.

    Hmm.....I can multi-fru my Tour for the Droid, but don't want to risk looking silly going back to the Tour.
     
  4. FlyByNight

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    If the darn thing (Passion) really exists . . .
     
  5. M1dnite

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    Why is everybody so sure it's going to come out? No FCC info, no press release from VZW.. Nothing.. Why would they drop another phone so quick the Droid needs to be verizons' baby.
     
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    There are supposed to be at least 4 phones in the Droid line coming before the end of the year. The Moto Droid and the Droid Eris are obviously out so that leaves at least 2 more Android based phones to come.
     
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    If I were you, I would wait. I am, sorta, in the same case as you are in, except threefold. I was originally going to get the Storm2. Then when I heard about Motorola Droid coming to Verizon, I was deadset on getting it. Then I hear about the HTC Passion and it has the Snapdragon chip, so I wanted to wait. But since I'm not you (LOL), I placed my order this morning since I was eligible for NE2 and hope that my Droid arrives tomorrow. With VZW and their 30-day return policy, I think that will give me enough time to decide whether to keep it or not; and possibly the HTC Passion will be out by then(or at least more details on if/when it comes out). I'm wondering if I will be able to get the NE2 discount should I decide to return my Droid and go with HTC Passion?

    Good luck with whatever choice you make! :icon_ banana:
     
  8. steveo52

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    That's why I took home a Droid today. I was using a Blackberry Storm with the upgraded OS 5. It really turned the Storm into a better device. I know there is a learning curve for any one of these smart phones. But so far I'm not overly impressed with the Droid. I guess I am so use to BB OS that Android isn't feeling right yet. I'm gonna give this the weekend to see how it works out. But right now I'm really on the fence whether to keep it
     
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    I'm still wondering what people think this question. So bump!
     
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    I'm thinking that I'm loving my Droid. The longer you wait, the longer you have until your next upgrade eligibility date.

    If you consistently keep waiting, you'll never have to worry about your upgrade date. Once the Snapdragon chip is out a few months, someone will come out with a better chip. And that may be in the Droid 2, which, because I bought on Day 1, I'll be eligible for. Those who keep waiting for a RUMOR phone will have to wait a few more months.
     
  11. wil318466

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    I just don't see why someone would wait. If you feel so absolutely sure that if a new phone will come out and you will be 100% satisfied when it comes out, sure, wait.

    But in reality, there is no way to tell. These smartphones are so advanced now and do so many different things that they DO have glitches and there ARE issues with them. How many things come out and are perfect when released?

    Also, if you keep waiting for something better, well, you will be waiting forever.

    Finally, what is the deal breaker? Is there a specific thing that you are waiting for? I'm curious here.. becuase if there is something that is so drastically better coming out, I'd be upset because I don't want to go through the "iPhone envy" syndrome again. In all honesty I don't think I will have that feeling again because this thing rocks.


    -Wil
     
  12. wuyanks

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    tough call... you may be waiting a few months before you see a "passion-style" phone on VZ