Pass on Droid X and Droid 2

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Anarchist310000, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. funwheeldrive

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    If he already has a perfectly good phone why should he waste his money on something thats just a little better?

    He is in college and doesnt even have a job. I could see your point if he had some ancient cell phone, but he just got a smart phone a couple months ago.
     
  2. Anarchist310000

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    I like that reason lol Mom im sick i need a $600 phone its for my health
     
  3. breakingjessica

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    Funwheel, I wasn't exactly being serious lol.

    When I was younger, I tried to make my mom think I was depressed like Darlene Connor on Roseanne because her mom gave her a credit card to go shopping with because she was worried about her. Sadly, I think my mom saw that episode.
     
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    lololol awesomeee thanks
     
  5. kodiak799

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    I have same problem as a lot of people: phone is @ 6 months old. It's going to be hard enough holding out for the 1-yr early upgrade at the end of the year!

    On the other hand, I have a feeling the X or especially the Pro, if I can hold out, will be it for me until it dies.

    Overnight cell phones have almost kind of hit the functional plateau, much like the PC in the last few years, in that it has as much power and features as you need. Anything much beyond X/Pro is going to be useless overkill. Emphasis will shift from hardware to apps.

    I don't have much use for a front facing camera, but I suppose it'd be nice. HDMI is interesting and has some real potential if you want to use your Droid as a netbook/laptop replacement (hey, 2 gigs of ram and 2ghz dual core processor and you are pretty much there)

    I still primarily use my laptop 95% of the time for surfing, email and what not. 3-4 years from now when my laptop dies and I probably will just have my cell phone with a monitor and bluetooth keyboard, or maybe just a dumbed down tablet
     
  6. bmb0205

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    Wait what is this 1 year early upgrade thing?
     
  7. kodiak799

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    I think VZW sweetens the deal after a year. But not sure it's significantly different from tacking on 2 years to your plan. I believe at any time you can upgrade with full incentives, like anyone else, by adding an additional two years on top of your current contract. I believe the 1-yr early upgrade is not as good as the new-every-2 plan but a little better than the annual upgrades. Like I said, all moot if you just tack on an additional 2 yrs.

    Don't see a legit reason why I would ever switch from VZW at this point, but there's always something about locking in when you don't really need to make the commitment.

    It would be interesting if I moved to an area with FIOS what sort of bundled deal I might be able to work...cable/cell/internet, and throw in land line for free basically....
     
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    After a year you can get it at the discounted price rather than retail but you renew for 2 more years..

    I don't think we're even close to the point where the Droid can't do everything you need. I would need to see a phone that has something I really need even to upgrade.

    Once we get Froyo it will be very fast and I don't see a reason to change.

    Front facing camera... who cares? I barely use the regular one.

    I think this is what I'd want..

    Super light.
    Long lasting battery
    Powerful.
    Excellent screen.
    No sense or blur crap.
    Durable.
    Excellent speaker technology.
    Better camera.
    Way better storage.

    All of this will come into one phone but it will be a while. All of these technologies are on the way.
     
  9. kodiak799

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    Super light - I've used my Droidlight twice in 6 months. Nice to have, mostly irrelevant.

    Long lasting battery - non-Droid hardware issue, and it's relative

    Powerful - outside of running Excel spreadsheets (and why would you on a 4" screen?) the Pro will be plenty powerful enough

    Excellent screen - could use a better display in direct sunlight, but I'm never going to do most of my browsing/video on a 4" screen

    No sense or blur crap - ???

    Durable - again, relative. My Droid seems pretty durable. You wouldn't drop you computer and expect much, and the Droid is far more durable than that.

    Excellent speaker technology - bluetooth, but I've always wanted a speakerphone that works as well as, like, a real speakerphone.

    Better camera - this is the 1 point I'd agree with. I don't carry a camera and never have it when I could use it.

    Way better storage - again, relative and non-Droid hardware. More than enough storage currently outside of photos, music and video, and the next gen 32gig cards mean only packrats need more.

    2ghz and 2 gigs of ram, with say 64gig storage is pretty much the useable plateau, IMO. That's basically where computers were just 2-3 years ago, computers that are just fine for anything short of video editing and power spreadsheets.

    You can make arguments about graphics and gaming, but then you are getting into a relatively small subset of users who's likely preferred device doesn't involve a 4" screen. HDMI and wifi/bluetooth/networking makes that a non-starter, IMO.

    In 2 years, maybe sooner, smartphone capability will be exceeding demands of 95% of users. Now, in terms of becoming a personal home computing center, maybe a bit longer. Well, and I suppose you could say 3G/Wifi over the cell have a ways to go - a device that can stream (and maybe share/send the signal to other devices) hi-def movies is pretty much the tech plateau for most users, IMO. But that's more about replacing home broadband than cell phone-specific arguments.
     
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    Droid now, redheaded stepson of the 2Ghz vaporware that is supposedly coming, I'm sure whatever I go to it will be good.
     
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    The Droid is the first phone Ive had in years that hasnt left me craving the "next big phone". Im more than content, and once 2.2 is released OTA, I'll be more than happy to wait it out till Verizon's LTE network is up and running.
     
  12. gotta have that funk

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    im sure 2.2 isnt gonna be the last android os release before verizon LTE...it'll probably be 2.5 or higher by then..