Will you buy a D3? Will you Devs build a ROM for it?

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  1. BRAINFIRE

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    Will devs code for yet another phone?
    How do you decide which phones go first?
    Will we even be able to see a speed difference?

    It seems like were getting to the point where the
    speed increase doesn't matter that much.
    Sort of like personal computers.



     
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    I was going to trade my D2G for a D3 if I got hands on with it just to see it for myself and decide if it was worth the jump. Sadly with Moto pushing back the D3, I will no longer be able to use my 30 day return policy to swap phones, so I doubt the D3 is in my future, maybe a D3G or D4.
     
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    Im just imagining great hardware, locked down software.
    id rather have lower specs and a more hackable OS.
    A great ROM brings much more joy than .3 of screen.

     
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    I hate to admit it because I used to be an android fanboy, but I think my next phone is going to be an iPhone. Not trying to start a flame war so I'll give the reasons why.

    (1) Extremely poor build quality on these droids. Dust under screens, headphone jack crackling, keyboards falling off, etc. If a droid goes bad, you have to wait for them to send you a "certified like new" replacement that almost always has flaws out of the box. With apple, you just go into the store and they swap it out no problem right there.

    (2) OS update policy. The android manufacturers and carriers are currently withholding software on phones perfectly capable of running it in order to sell new phones. With Apple you know you are going to be taken care of. If your hardware is capable of running the new software then you will get it.

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    I wouldnt mind one but probably not getting one. My contract isnt up for 19 months and i dont plan on buying for full price. I would definitely build for it though. Its gotta be easier than this d2g is =/
     
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    No because moto likes to lock down their hardware. I'm jumping to HTC
     
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    +1 except HTC's build quality sucks. With moto you atleast get a good phone even though its locked. Hopefully moto will hold true to what they said and start unlocking new models though.
     
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    You actually make 2 very valid points. I don't know if I could ever bring myself to buy an phone though.
     
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    I agree. Used both and iphones are the best in some ways.
    but I just gotta have a keyboard and modding.
     
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    Moto's quality might be better but I've had more problems with them than HTC. Dust under the screen, keyboard not working, dead pixels, etc. I went through 8 Droid 2's and I'm on #9 and this one is starting to get dust in the corner of the screen, but its not touching the screen yet. Never had any problems with HTC

    I'm not even taking this one back though. Too much trouble to go through
     
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    Same here. I've always loved the iphone but I don't like the way they lock it down. I also use mp3's for music, which must be converted to even work with an iphone. I don't mind the flaws because of all the great benefits we have with android! Now to find which phone my favorite developers are getting.

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    My razr2 did that like 4 times.
    Can't you call and they send a new phone next day?