First Smartphone

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  1. ScarletBuckeye

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    I am getting my first smartphone in a few weeks (can upgrade on the 14th). I currently do not have 4G in my area, but I believe my city was listed for sometime this year. I have been looking at getting the DroidX for sometime, but have really liked what i've been hearing from the Thunderbolt recently. So my question is should I wait the extra few weeks and get the Thunderbolt, or get the X for $100??

    I have a feeling since I'm asking this on the Thunderbolt thread I know what the answer will be, but still looking for opinions anyways
     
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    If you are indeed getting 4g and don't mind not having a 3g data plan then it will be worth the wait. By then the X might be free as its life cycle is due to end in early March .
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    I would say wait to get the TB. Nothing wrong with the X but they are ending it soon.
     
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    I would point out that the TB, while 4g, is only a single core phone. But, word is that the DX2 will be dropping in May/June. Its only 3g, but it has dual core T2. So, its a matter of what you want more...

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  5. ScarletBuckeye

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    I'll be honest, I am pretty stupid when it comes with phones, so I have no idea what all that means by dual cores....

    also, when you say the phone is ending, what does that mean really? Thanks


    Let me rephrase that, I know what like dual core processors are in computers, so i guess it's the same as phones, but i don't see the point in them being in phones and spending all that extra money on it?
     
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    The first version of the Droid X is done soon. A Droid X2 version is coming out in a few months or so with some new things on it.
     
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    Until Honeycomb Android won't exploit multiple cores. Likewaise there are very few, if any, apps about that will exploit multiple cores.

    All the fuss about multiple cores is just a bit premature IMHO.

    If I were you I'd wait for the Thunderbolt, but I don't see the advantage of waiting much longer unless you really like Motorola phones.
     
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    thanks for some of the input guys....I've been looking around, but can't find it, would the data pricing be different for that phone since it's 4G, i heard it could be more, but not sure if it's official, like right now it's $30 if I get the X on feb 14 (that's when i can upgrade), money is a pretty big issue seeing as im a broke college student about to graduate
     
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    Well good luck with whatever you decide to get.
     
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