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Last Updated: 2010-01-06 02:40:53
  1. ocean1

    ocean1 Well-Known Member

    Went to best Buy to return my Droid again....... Like the Storm one on steroids, oh with a useless slide out keyboard..Anyway nuff rant, Asked about the passion girl said only one phone that she knows of coming out black friday for Verizon and its a flip. Says in whisper look for mid December but I dont thinks its called that.....

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  2. lyricalpursuit

    lyricalpursuit Well-Known Member

    guilty!
  3. Bravo311

    Bravo311 Well-Known Member

    Didn't know you could do that, the Droid doesn't have one(a trackball)
  4. jmccarthy14

    jmccarthy14 Well-Known Member


    If this is what you think of the Droid, are you really sure you'll want the passion? Most I know like the droid, but are thinking if something a little faster with a bit bigger screen comes out soon, why not wait for that?

    Sure the Sense UI is there, but if you don't like the android experience on the droid so much (the storm 1? truly?) what makes you think some pixels and hertz will change your mind?

    If there were no rumors/speculation on the passion I'd definately get Droid, because I want off ATT/iPhone, and I like android as an OS. I think most people looking do too, but want the Best android, if it only means waiting another month.
  5. ocean1

    ocean1 Well-Known Member

    I think I will like it better and compare the Droid to the Storm fora few reasons. Droid battery pulls as noted (like the storm, Bugs hardware and software ,feel like a beta tester again, Screen going black (sleep mode), freeze ,crashes, worthless slide out keyboard alot of flaws being design, Os or whatever much like the first gen of the Storm. As far as the passion I think I would like it better as the HTC sense UI is a more polished OS of android. I think most of the bugs will be out. The hardware looks like second generation. the larger screen will I hope make the TINY text of Android larger. The onscreen keyboard of the passion will be HTC so better , although the droids is fine. There will be a phone button and end call button. Its like they took the best of the droid and made a better phone. Of course this is ALL speculation on rumors. If the Passion is like the rumors it will kill the Droid in everyway. I like LIKE my Droid. I just feel its a first gen phone. Same feeling I got with my Storm one. Nice at the time but needs some love and it aint all OTA updates going to fix them.
    BTW I LOVE Android and will not go back to Rim. Android is the bomb.com!
  6. jmccarthy14

    jmccarthy14 Well-Known Member

    I don't think I'd mind the Droid bugs so much, especially at the rate they'll be fixing them, and I'm not 100% that HTC will come out with a perfect release. But I do agree, screen size will help, and Sense is nice even if just for the hack-less multitouch browser and better onscreen keyboard (like you said).

    Though Droid would be easier to update to later versions, since I wouldn't have to wait for HTC to update (or hope they haven't abandoned me for Passion II). And I hear a lot of the widgets/look you can get with AppStore stuff. Still not sure. I guess I'll wait a bit longer. You're distate for 'beta'-ing is completely valid, and tbh I have no Real reason to upgrade right now. I just dislike owning an iPhone )
  7. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

    Faster processor usually means shorter battery life. Many people have complained about the HTC Hero and Eris battery life, and have to tweek settings and apps to remedy. Hopefully HTC has put these past experiences into the design of the Passion. Freezes and crashes may be caused by downloaded apps, and the android market doesn't have the approval process that the iPhone app store does.

    I love the HTC Sense UI over the vanilla Google Android Experience too. Only time will tell if text is better, and like most, lets hope text size is an option in future android releases.

    The only full photo we've seen of the Passion just showed the four menu buttons and a trackball, no call and end keys. I'd like to see then too, so let's hope the Passion looks more like a slightly larger Eris!
    http://phandroid.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/htc-passion-550x733.jpg
  8. alewifebp

    alewifebp Well-Known Member

    Yup. Looking for something, anything. I check here, BGR, Engadget, Phonearena, Howard Forums, and the VZW Community, checking things several times a day.
  9. KDawg

    KDawg Member

    Hi Everyone,

    My Name is KDawg and I'm a Passion/Dragon-o-holic. My last google search was five minutes ago.

    Seriously, I can't stop checking for details on this phone, I'm fiending for info, checking like multiple times an hour. First I run a search on Google, snoop through Engadget, Slashgear, BGR, etc., then pass a half an hour or so reading the posts on Phandroid, until I'm compelled to go back to Google to start the whole cycle all over again. I'm a sick man - I can't imagine what my life will be like when and if this phone ever ends up in my possession. What will I do with my time?
  10. shawn487

    shawn487 Well-Known Member

    kdawg we welcome please dont be afraid to express yourself you are safe here with us. haha you took the words from my mouth i was thinking the same thing last night what would i do with all my extra time? thankfully for me my job keeps me from looking for news all day (just every hour or so) and this weekend is opening day for deer season here in south dakota so it will keep me away from my computer most of the time this weekend and sunday when engadget has the interview with the guy from htc i will be in the middle of no ware (like thats hard to do i step away from the city i live in and im there) ne ways i think i should be able to get my passion fix tonight to at least last me till saturday night for a bit do a quick check to roll again then come back sunday to see the interview just hope there are some uppers comming
  11. Aerimus

    Aerimus Well-Known Member

    LOL...I thought i was the only obsessive one. I have been waiting for this phone and am on google reader all day long watching for updates from my rss feeds. ...Patience is not my best virtue
  12. kwaping

    kwaping Well-Known Member

    I'm also totally obsessed with researching this phone. I'm thinking of quitting though, because it's starting to become a real issue for me! I have to remember, the watched pot never boils... :)
  13. shawn487

    shawn487 Well-Known Member

    wow it has been over a month since i created this topic and i cant believe i am still wakeing up jumping on the computer and checking every site to see if it was passed by the fcc or new pictures have been posted. i feel like a little kid who lost a tooth flipping the pillow over to see if the tooth fairy left him a quarter but instead finding only a penny
  14. trk

    trk Active Member

    Um not to sound cruel but why are we to believe this? I want to but am very skeptical at the moment. Where is the credibility in your statement?
  15. cdmta

    cdmta Well-Known Member

    yeah, pretty vague. and media sync? give us some meat!!
  16. rdalcanto

    rdalcanto Well-Known Member

    Based on his old posts, he works in the phone industry and seems to know his stuff. I'm optimistic he's accurate!!!!
  17. elementfire180

    elementfire180 Well-Known Member

    OR is he just talking about the Nexus One and is just messing with us. But I really hope hes not being a trickster and there is some truth to this.
  18. hal1

    hal1 Well-Known Member

    On Big Red?
  19. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Well-Known Member

    doubt he's talking about the nexus one. he said the "passion" doesn't have a trackball. the nexus one does.
  20. shawn487

    shawn487 Well-Known Member

    so will it be a 3.7" AMOLED screen like we have been hearing or have the 3.8" WVGA screen like the touchhd? Will there be dual LED flash for the camera like we have been hearing or will it not have a flash like the touchhd? big question will it have the 1ghz processor or will it be like the touchhd with the old 528mhz. will it be thinner then the droid/iphone?
  21. wonderbread

    wonderbread Well-Known Member

    Things to doubt: itunes (no android supports this), looks like touch hd (only rumor about that was a picture in october of the touch hd with a picture of a dragon overlayed on the screen), 10 days? It's not on FCC yet and believe me, VZW and their insane testing protocol will not allow a phone to go to market or even close without clearing the FCC well in advance (like, more than 2 weeks).

    I like the idea of an optical trackpad (ala Bravo) but I just don't believe you.

    Even though I don't believe the rumor, I also want to know what the poster's answer is to this as I will only potentially care if it's VZW.
  22. wonderbread

    wonderbread Well-Known Member

    Since you're English, why are you getting this phone and is it for Verizon?
  23. wonderbread

    wonderbread Well-Known Member

    So you will be getting a phone that could possibly not even work in your area (no CDMA in Euro)? How do you know anything official about this phone? We, of course, have heard rumors but have no reason to be confident of a Jan release (moto wants to rule vzw). Renders of the Bravo also show hard buttons while you say the Passion will be the exact same phone as the Bravo but you also mention it will have no hard buttons.
  24. bsutton1

    bsutton1 Well-Known Member

    Now, we got one person "in the know" on here and another on the Verizon board. I wish VZW would just come out and say what their new android is.. Whether it's next Friday on the week after, I just want to know when... especially before January 23.
  25. cdmta

    cdmta Well-Known Member

    OK newsradio, are you just regurgitating the htc uk roadmap info?

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