Suggestions?! Which phone to get!

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  1. JCalderon24

    JCalderon24 New Member

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    R.I.P to my Droid - Best phone I ever had. I have Verizon and I am in the market for a new phone - will have to pay full price regardless so price is not my main concern here. I want to hear peoples likes and dislikes on the phones they have. Am not sure if I should go with the droid 2, x, or something else. I REALLY like having an actual keyboard, but might be able to tackle an on screen one for the right phone. I use my phone for everything - I want something fast, good camera, and big screen. I was really interested in the Droid X until I found out it has no keyboard.... Heard it has HDMI - but I dont even know what that is so maybe not the phone for me! Anyone out there in love with their ohone Like I was? (I figure I should upgrade instead of going with the same phone seeing as how I have to pay full price anyways!)

    I wont be buying until Jan.15 or later so please if you know of any new phones that may be coming out let me know! Thanks~!
     
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    I came from a Droid 1 and moved onto the Incredible. Been about two weeks since I've owned it and love it. Downside is the battery life, far inferior compared to my original Droid.

    If you need a physical keyboard definitely check out the droid 2 or the new Pro(though the phone felt like a blackberry to me with its keys). I believe LG has another phone that has a physical keyboard, but I personally don't recommend LG (the rest of my family have env2 and horrible pieces of hardware imo).
     
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    Well if you're waiting till mid to late jan there will likely be a lot of options for you

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  4. JCalderon24

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    I havent heard any rumors on new phones - I did hear about the iphone coming to verizon but then again I have always been anti Iphone because of the whole apple vs. verizon thing.... does anybody have any info on upcoming phones? thanks!
     
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    Most of the recent rumors have been more around tablets than phones. CES is next month and there should be several new devices announced. Another factor to think about is, when is your area scheduled to get LTE? If you have it now or will get it fairly shortly, you might want to wait for one of the compatible phones to be released.

    Alternatively, there's the Nexus S being released in 8 days, which will be the first phone to have Gingerbread and will be a vanilla phone (just like the D1). It won't have a physical keyboard, but it looks fairly nice. Though, it is also non-VZW.
     
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    I think I saw a rumor on an upcoming HTC for verizon with a physical keyboard, a 4" screen, and a good camera. That could be the one for you. I went ahead with Droid X rather than wait for that because I was OK with on on screen keyboard given the big screen size, and Droid X has a better reputation for reception than HTC, and I live in a weak signal area. The Droid 2 keyboard seems really stiff to me, and I wouldn't have wanted to use it. But if you like the Droid 2 keyboard, go for it.
     
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    Ok what does LTE and CES mean? Lol!
     
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    Okay I know what CES is now! lol and just found out from verizon I will get an upgrade! I'm itching to get a new phone NOW!! But still wanna hear the good bad and the ugly about peoples experiences with their phones! I heard something also about the droid, d2 and Dx havinf an end of life on March 2011?? Whats that about?
     
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    I had an HTC Evo, which was a great phone, but I wanted both a keyboard and global roaming. Picked up the Droid 2 Global and will tell you that this is my favorite phone that I have owned (previous phones iphone original, iphone 3g, iphone 3gs, droid 1, htc evo). Personally I didn't like the sense ui interface and feel that motoblur is at least kept far enough out of the way that you can disable it easily and run your own customized interface without needing to install a full custom ROM. Take a look at the D2G, it can't hurt to look and the 1.2 ghz CPU is a plus as well.

    My $0.02

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    If there's any way to wait, you should really wait.. couple great phones coming out Q1 you're going to be mad that you jumped into a 6 month old phone that's going to be EOL pretty soon..

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    I was just in the same boat a you two days ago. It came down between the X and D2. I loved my D1 and had it rooted and customized. I ended up choosing the D2 mainly because of the external keyboard. I use swype 99% of the time but I have encountered times where I really needed the external keyboard.

    The X just seemed too big for one hand manipulation. I have regular sized hands but to get from the top of the screen to the bottom while holding the phone was an awkward stretch for me. I also carry it in my pocket and the X seemed a bit awkward in my pocket for its width and shape. Don't get me wrong, I loved the screen size but thought it was just beyond the right size for me. I don't regret my choice. I am loving the D2 so far.

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    LTE is Verizon's form of 4G access. Its rollout started Sunday, but no current phone supports it.

    Yeah, yeah.. I'm on my phone. So?
     
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