Next Device

Discussion in 'Project Elite' started by villain1998, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. villain1998
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    I know this is way early, but I'm getting the itch for a new phone. Since the TB came out I'm curious to know what other people's decision and maybe the developer's opinions of what device PE could go on?
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    for me, it's ALL about what the Targa is gonna have - rumor is that this could be an absolute beast!! http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...ld-droid-bionic-but-want-stay-motorola-9.html (starting around page 8)

    other than that, all these other VZW phones are just mid-tiers with incremental upgrades (except maybe the Bionic) - nothing to get too excited about (unless the D3 comes out as an unlocked/vanilla Andy device).
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    I prefer have the option of a physical keyboard and the D3 looks hella sexy so far... so.. D3!
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    I've got a weird fascination with the samsung, I get upgrades every ten months so I'm not to worried about being stuck with it.

    If not def the bionic, my droids gettin old..and my upgrades been unused since october.
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    Bionic I guess, it seems like the "killer" phone on verizon, even though so many awesome phones are not coming to verizon
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    chose other. im looking at the sony ericcons. like the arc or pro. they look SO sexy. or the xperia play. who knows. or maybe the Droid Inc. S...love the incredible!

    AS you can tell...im very torn =(
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    I might hold off depending on when the release is, but if I do end up getting a new phone it will quite likely be the Droid 3.
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    Bionic but the HTC Merge might be a dealbreaker for me.

    Tthe 4g is nice on my gf's thunderbolt but it drains battery like I have never seen before so I am weary of it on the Bionic. Plus so far every Tegra 2 device I have demo'ed (atrix, xoom) has a substantial amount of lag to it which I am thinking is a motorola problem.
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    I can't answer the poll because I truly have no idea what I want. I like the idea of the Bionic, but being a D1 owner, the locked bootloader scares me. And then you have phones whose specs aren't 100% confirmed - like the D3 and X2. I'm still completely satisfied with my D1, so I'm going to wait until summer to see what comes out and what might be on the horizon. And, as someone else mentioned, the Targa looks appealing so I might wait until that one is announced before making a decision. Of course, if any of these phones come out with vanilla Android and/or an unlocked bootloader the decision will be easy.
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    Based on the information currently available, I think I'm holding out for a Targa.
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    I am going to upgrade in june. I voted for the Bionic only because the specs I have read on it have been quite to my liking, 4g, front camera, dual-core... However I am a D1 man and do worry about not rooting. Also I am a QWERTY guy and hate on-screen keyboards, however what I have read about the D3 has not impressed me. Plus I hear the Droid X2 won't be on 4g wtf is that about. (DX1 was a fail in rooting for the most part anyway)

    About 2 months ago I was not interested in upgrading because my D1 did all I needed it to do, however the old grandpa phone just cant handle gingerbread roms. Love gingerbreads speed and battery tho. I am on froyo MIUI now and loving it for so many reasons... I don't know what Ill get but I really am looking for a fast phone, plenty of ram, bigger screen, 4g, front camera, and qwerty if possible...
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    i voted bionic. i hate the locked bootloader tho... so that might change. i cant upgrade until oct anyways
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    Yeah, I can't upgrade until September anyway. I'm good with my D1 though for now.

    When you guys say locked bootloader, I'm assuming that means the phone can't be rooted? Are there ways around this at all?
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    I am not a pro on this topic due to only ever having the D1 which of course is fully unlocked but here goes. It is not that is cannot be rooted, the DX and D2 have locked bootloaders but can be rooted and load roms. The locked bootloader prevents the user from gaining access to the kernel and therefore you cannot over or underclock, or for that matter change the kernel, as a result you can not fully customize like the D1.

    As a result of this fact I voted for the t-bolt because having a phone that is not fully unlocked after having the D1 rooted for so long is not an option for me. I do intend on holding out as long as possible though to see what else is to come. My "dinosaur" phone is still working like a finely tuned machine and I have no qualms with it for now.

    I will say there is quite a buzz about the targa so I am quite interested in it at this point in time.
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    That's a bummer. Thanks for the explanation!
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    I had to vote other. Even though I would love the Thunderbolt. My upgrade isn't until November so I am sure there will be a much better phone out by then. But who knows...
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    Bionic doesn't interest me as I'm steering away from Moto for my next device.

    That being said, every other device is just an incremental upgrade on existing devices... VZW is dropping the ball with all these new devices coming out and not getting their hands on anything 'top tier'.

    Targa is something I'm curious about (even tho it's Moto), but I want dual core (whether it's optimized or not, worth it or not, it's what I want :)) and if VZW doesn't offer something I'll look elsewhere.

    The allegiance to the fruit is leaving Android offerings on VZW 'mid range'
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    I totally agree with your point about Verizon only offering incremental upgrades. When the Incredible 2 was first mentioned as a possibility I got excited. I live in an area that won't see 4G for a long time, so getting an LTE devise isn't important to me. I thought this might be my next phone. But now that some specs have been released, the Inc2 is simply a slightly upgraded global version of the original. I have four phones available for upgrade right now but I'm waiting until something worthwhile is released before I leave my D1.
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    I've been able to upgrade since Dec but I'm waiting for this next wave of phones to be released. The Bionic sounds like its going to be a beast and there's plenty of 4G coverage in my area. So that's on the top of my list. However I'm not sure if I want to foot the cost of 4G when my D1 has run perfectly fine on 3G. Most of the time that I'm using data is when I'm on wifi. For that reason the D3 and Targa sound good. It also depends on which phones can be rooted. Anyone know whether Samsung devices are fully unlocked or not?
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    Ill probably go Bionic if its release is anywhere near my May 15 upgrade date. I just don't like HTC phones or sense so that leaves very little choice.

    Yup...Tapatalk'd