what phone do should i get. current phone droid 1

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    i was thinking of gettin a new phone but im not sure which one to get. i was thinking either the X or 2. i have the droid one right now im ok with it got it rooted. i dont know much about rooted phones, but i do know enough to tell the difrence when its rooted and when i change roms
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    IMHO the droid 2 isnt much of and upgrade over the D1... in a month youll be kicking yourself in the butt because your stuck with the same phone you already had.

    I personally think the fascinate is the best phone available from verizon right right now. Yes i know people hate Microsoft Bing Search but thats easily removed for google search.
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    I'd wait a few months..hold off as long as u can...good things come to those who wait
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    +1 first quarter 2011 should be a good one
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    +1 on the wait. There is talk of some awesome new phones in the future.
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    Depends. If you live and work in areas with decent signal, get the Fascinate.

    If you will use it in weak signal areas, get the X.

    I just reluctantly returned my Fascinate today for an X. I live and work in low signal areas. If the Fascinate had a slightly better radio, I would have kept it for sure.

    My wife is keeping her Fascinate. She had a Droid Eris, need I say more? :D. For her, the Fascinate is a great phone.
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    I had the D1,went to the X because I had an upgrade,and my fiance had a blackberry storm that wasnt cutting it. I can tell you I wish Id kept the D1,do not upgrade to the X,it isnt enough of a change,and the droid 2 is even less.....wait for something better....esp since your already rooted...the D1 has a way better external speaker,GPS signal,and battery life than the X does...it also has a better touch screen,the Xs is very finicky,and cant handle any moisture,and freezes a lot...
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    Really? My x is WAY more responsive than my overclocked d1 was.

    The speaker COULD be louder, but it's loud enough for me.

    Now, when I use my cousin's d1, I find myself squinting and having trouble pressing things on the smaller screen.

    I love my dx and wouldn't go back for the world.

    Just my opinion.

    Emitted from X.
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    Keep the D1. I'd wait as well till 1st quarter 2011. I think that if you do, you will look back on this day and say "man I'm glad I waited". Then again, in 2nd quarter 2011 you will probably say "man I wish I would have waited another 3 months".

    Just the way technology goes.
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    Id just hold on to the D1. Mine broke so i had to use my upgrade and i got the D2. Its a very nice phone. But probably not worth using an upgrade for. I was trying to hold out as long as i could. Because i know they will probably have some nice phones coming out over the next few months into next year.
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    don't wait. new phones will always be coming out and you'll always be wanting the latest greatest one.
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    Partially agree with this. If there's a phone you want that's available on the carrier you want, and you're in a position to buy/upgrade, then go for it. Phone tech moves fast, its easy to 'always be waiting for the next thing.'

    I want a new phone too, but I have 10 months left on my Verizon contract. So I have to bite my tongue for a while longer.
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    Got my D1 Dec 2009.

    Eligible to upgrade Oct 2010 but still not seeing anything that's leaps and bounds above my D1.

    Will certainly open my eyes again Dec 2010 but like everyone else, I suspect 1st quarter 2011 is when I'll make my move.
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    I love my droid x, but i have issue of people hearing me clearly, everything else work and i don't want to send it back. It's really up to what you wanna do with the phone. I'm stuck with this because all i do is everything else on my droid x then talk. Lock screen is glitchy, but its a good smartphone, great speed to do remote access to my pc, 3g is alright not the best. Playing music to my surround system kick ass, very crisp sound. Games is cool. I'm a geek so this fit in but someday i have to send it in i think something is up that some people don't hear me clearly. Screen is pretty good kindof small for me but i never had a smart phone like this. I love the speed when i connect my phone to my laptop wireless.
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    I personally wouldn't get the Droid 2 unless my Droid 1 broke and they replaced it. From what I can see, they are very similar. Plus my Droid is rooted!!!
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    As with all threads like this: What are you looking for? What's most important to you? It's all about finding what suits you best. Otherwise you'll just get replies from people recommending what they chose (based on their needs/wants) or what they want to get (again, based on their needs/wants).
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    Really? My x is WAY more responsive than my overclocked d1 was.

    The speaker COULD be louder, but it's loud enough for me.

    Now, when I use my cousin's d1, I find myself squinting and having trouble pressing things on the smaller screen.

    I love my dx and wouldn't go back for the world.

    Just my opinion.

    Emitted from X.[/QUOTE]
    when I decided to get the x, I didn't hesitate at buying a phone without a keyboard, since the touch screen on the D1 was great, I never used the slider keyboard.However after getting the x, I now wish I had a keyboard as this keyboard often hides your message and freezes.It also flickers and totally is unresponsive when pulled out of the nav, mount, or dock.so many times I've had to sleep and wake it up to be able too use it. When I wake up and check my email, it needs a minute to do it, its just a slug compared to my d1, until it gets going.I need to reboot it daily, the operating system just seems to be unstable.Add in the navigation cannot find my location about half the time I try to use it, and once I've driven around enough to get a signal, it starts dropping signal in areas my D1 was fine, and the fact that I can't hear the nav system when its in the nav mount, with the volume maxed above 50 mph in my car without straining and turning everything of.I think the x will be a great phone once the bugs are worked out....i hate being the guinee pig for that.
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    nice!! thanks guys for all the help. i decided to just keep the D1 and wait for something else. because there was nothing that the x and 2 really had that got my attention to really make me want it. it seems like everything they have is just slightly better than rooted D1 so hopefully by 1st quarter there is a bigger change!
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    I feel exactly the same way. I just rooted my D1 and it is like a new phone. I am very satisfied with it and for the first time in my geeky life I am not in a hurry to get the next phone. The current crop (D2, DX, Fascinate) are not a big enough technology jump for me. I think we will see a much bigger difference in a few months (dual core?). My D1 will keep me happy until then. I think that if I were to get a new phone right now I would really be regretting it in a few months.
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    My D1 was replaced with a D2 when my screen died.

    After removing the bloat id def have to say my D2 is faster and ive gotten used to the keyboard and like it much better now (hated it at first as i was so used to the old one).

    My one complaint is it does seem that the speaker isnt as loud as it was on my D1