Time to Retire D1

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    I've been running on the D1 for several years now. I liked it, then I didn't. The phone rather quickly became laggy with redraw issues, app launching issues, force close issues (all the normal issues that most moto - droid users seem to experience).

    I use my phone extensively for work; email, phone, tethering, maps. I rooted my droid and it seemed to help with some speed issues (getting rid of bloatware). I also like wireless tethering. Like really like it.

    My question is, where do I go from here?

    I've been looking around and a lot of the new phones are way too big. I don't need a 4.3 screen. I don't do well with softkeys. I am ok with the speeds I get tethering with 3g (not really watching videos or anything bandwidth intensive).

    Do I take the plunge and go D3? Do I hold out for better? I really don't feel like waiting too much longer for another phone. I'm tired of the app and redraw issues. Will the D3 have the same app issues? Given that it's gingerbread, is there an expectation that issues will exist initially?

    Curious to hear everyone thoughts.

    Thanks!
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    If u like ur D1 and don't need 4g and don't want a bigger screen, then go with the D3 or Inc2
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    It sounds like you want the D3. Nothing else (that I know of) is coming out with a physical kb.
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    my biggest concern is facing the same lag/app issues i'm running into with my D1.

    the internal memory is doubled. the internal storage is now 16gb. the process is now at 1ghz. but it has gingerbread. and who knows what else vzw threw on there.
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    Dude you WANT Gingerbread. Don't write off the entire OS based on your experience with a phone that was NEVER/EVER designed to run on it. Droid 1 sucked on Froyo for me. 2.1 was the best OS for the Droid. All the others got to big. Grab a Droid 3 and you love it. Myself I wanted the bigger screen and to ditch the crappy keyboard on the Droid 1. So I got a Droid X2. For me it has been fast and I love the battery life I get from it in Normal Use.
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    oh, i'm not disagreeing about gingerbread. i am just concerned that it has a larger footprint and the ratio to increase in hardware doesn't match up to the increase in software footprint.

    sounds like it does, in theory at least.
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    The Ratio doesn't match up? It will have 16GB of on board flash ram. How much do you need vs the 512MB of the OG Droid.
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    Gingerbread is good, but MOTOBLUR sucks... motoblur gimps phones.

    sent from my ApeX
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    i was asking if it didn't match up. i have no idea what the consumption rates are for gingerbread. nor how much the bloatware will impact performance. hence me asking.

    to brad's point, it sounds like blur severely hinders the phone. wondering if that will change with the D3. and if not, to what extent will it hinder the D3?
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    You have no idea how bad Blur is until you get on an AOSP ROM. I didn't believe everybody who said it did until I ditched it.

    My phone fast, no bugs and smooth.

    sent from my ApeX
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    Cliffnotes: If you want a new phone right now, get the D3. Otherwise hold out for something later.

    A rooted D3 (someone will get into it eventually...) will run you for a couple years or atleast until those 8 or 50 processors are out.

    I don't have any of the issues with my D1 that you had. It rarely slows down and I usually only run at 900Mhz. If I run it at 1.1Ghz, forget about it, haha.

    D1s were never meant to run Gingerbread, yet both my D1s ran it flawlessly.

    D3s are made for everything, they are the latest and greatest. Apps haven't even caught up to it.

    I'm holding out for quad-core and sticking with my D1 for a while. The D3 and the Bionic are the only phones credible to replace the D1 right now. Everything else is about equal and lesser quality then the D1 right now.

    PS: The Droid 1 hasn't been out for 3+ years.
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    I'm holding onto my D1 for awhile longer as well. My wife just got the Inc2 and it is very impressive compared to my phone. It's tempting (I don't really use the physical keyboard on my D1) but the only advantage it has over my D1 is speed. My D1 can do everything her Inc2 can, just slower.

    I think I'll hold out until there's more incentive to upgrade. I want a dual-core, 4G, no keyboard and an unlocked bootloader. Maybe one of the manufacturers will step up to the plate in the near future.
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    I have to disagree with the fact that gingerbread comment about how it's great... It's not every phone that has gotten the upgrade is complaining about it. On my D1 I would be losing text messages, 3G connection, and other glitchy errors. however, I couldn't handle my poor droid so I got a used droid x to hold me over until the bionic. But I'm hoping something newer will pop out around in March of 2012.
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