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  1. c4v3man

    c4v3man Well-Known Member

    It's good to see news stories, nevertheless... hoping for some more news by May 3rd as to what we can expect. If it ends up being RAZR internals with a HD screen, then that's pretty unexciting since the RAZR is getting old pretty quickly. I'm hoping for a S4 in the RAZR, but doubtful that it will happen. The 4470 would be fine though...

  2. gamersince1976

    gamersince1976 Active Member

    +1 Same situation. Hated, hated, HATED the Nexus.
  3. c4v3man

    c4v3man Well-Known Member

    I really wanted the nexus experience, but when the Galaxy Nexus was released, it seemed like it was already a little outdated. Especially now, since I can finally get my upgrade, the phone seems to use year old tech. My X is working fine, which is probably due to it being a relatively popular device, with current/new parts at the time of purchase. I don't want to buy an outdated phone and be stuck with it for 2 years... no thanks. Heck, I've seen rezounds go for $250 around here on craigslist, I'd rather just buy that and not renew my contract.
  4. Sarrith

    Sarrith Well-Known Member

    Any news yet ghost? :)
  5. Milkweed25

    Milkweed25 Active Member

    Sitting on an upgrade for my wife and I is killing us. Both our phones, Droid X and Droid Incredible are unreliable and shutting down daily. So badly need to upgrade. I don't want to buy the Nexus or the Droid Razr Maxx with this phone looming. We need some sort of information. 2 yrs is along time to be with a Phone, so when its time to get something new, you want it to be the best available (on your carrier at least).
  6. whalebus

    whalebus Well-Known Member

    I thought about that too, but your monthly rate isn't any cheaper by being out of contract. Believe me, I hate all U.S. wireless providers--period. I have had them all and Verizon definitely has been the most trouble free both in network reliability, coverage and Customer Service (I avoid their retail clerks like I avoid car salespersons). For me, since I plan on staying with Verizon, I might as well get a new phone since I have to pay the same monthly service fee. I can always sell a phone or pass it on to a frugal friend or family member.

    I didn't intend to get so far off topic. I really want to see the next Motorola offering and hope it's better than the Nexus.
  7. bbeelzebub

    bbeelzebub Well-Known Member

    No reason to say, "sorry". You could be right, I was just saying my opinion.

    Anyhow, anybody have any theories on the phone that was linked? It doesn't look the same as the leaked Fighter with the Verizon logo. (That's why I don't personally think it's the phone). For starters, the screen looks really small. In fact, on the second picture where it shows three phones all next to each other, it appears like it's a middle size of the three.

    I'm wondering if the Fighter and the Razr HD are actually two different phones. I'm not sure that is a direction Motorola needs to be going in if they are both for Verizon though.

    Still, please oh please.... Just give me a more than an incremental upgrade. I want a game changer. After the disappointment of the Incredible 4G, I just want to get a dang phone now.
  8. _Aardvark

    _Aardvark Well-Known Member

    I'm not so sure there is technology out right now where someone can build a true game changer for Verizon. Maybe Samsung's with their screen-tech and custom silicone (Exynos) will surprise us? Outside of that we basically have the snapdragon S4-based phones at best.

    I'd love a game changer, but I'm willing to live with a decent mix of current tech. Every new phone seems to have some type of Achilles heel - but never the same one.
  9. c4v3man

    c4v3man Well-Known Member

    Honestly, if the Incredible 4G had a bigger battery, and a 720p screen, it would be pretty must my ideal phone. The S4 processor is THE best processor we can hope for at this time, since it should be efficient on LTE, and as fast as the Tegra3. If it had a 2300mah+ battery, I could probably even overlook the screen issue, since it has a SD slot, which phones increasingly don't have.
  10. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    I'm in the same boat as the rest of you. I probably would have gone with the Incredible 4G if it had a 4.3" screen.

    I'm sitting on my available upgrade at this time. My Droid X is still chugging along pretty well (I've never had 2 years with a phone and not been absolutely dying to upgrade until now).

    Guess I'm going to wait out the Fighter/Razr HD and hopefully it'll have what I want and be worth the upgrade.
  11. keepfiring

    keepfiring Well-Known Member

    I'm with you here. That most recent link looks a lot to me like a thing people were calling the blade a little while ago: Motorola
  12. bbeelzebub

    bbeelzebub Well-Known Member

    You're right. I think I misused the term, "game changer". Basically, I meant something that is not just a minor upgrade from previous models.

    I'd like to see: something larger than 4.3", a 720p non pentile display, a different processor than the 4430 (S4, OMAP 4470, etc.), better optics inside than just upping megapixels, continuing with their trend of fitting ridiculous mah in those slim phones, keeping the SD slot, etc.

    It seems to be a trend right now where phones are being released, but they are missing something or are straying from key benefits of Android. If they can offer stuff that HTC and Samsung aren't, it would work wonders for them.
  13. bbeelzebub

    bbeelzebub Well-Known Member

  14. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Well-Known Member

    Yes, plese give us something more than conjecture or "sources say". I'd like to see maybe a pre-production unit in the hands of someone who will write a review of sorts. That way we can get a pretty good idea of the specs. Not that the specs couldn't change between pre-production and actual production but I'm sure the changes would be minimal and/or very minor.

    C'mon Verizon/Motorola, toss us a bone!!!!
  15. ghost88

    ghost88 Active Member

    We still have no information on the fighter. The Razr is $149 with 50 back by rebate At the moment. But I think that's because of Mothers Day being right around the corner.

    We are running a Crazy promo on Razr for new Acts thou. $50 after the rebate.
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  16. Sarrith

    Sarrith Well-Known Member

    Damn $50 for that phone? if only it had the maxx battery :p
    is it just an in store deal? don't see it online. If the Maxx had a killer drop like that I'd prolly just jump on that and not wait for the fighter. esp since we haven't heard a peep more about it, just rumors.
  17. gamersince1976

    gamersince1976 Active Member

    I'm thinking/hoping we'll get some info next week. I certainly hope so - just did ANOTHER battery pull on the X. In any case, if it's an incremental upgrade I'll just take advantage of the inevitable price drop on the Maxx - but I'm hoping for something terrific from the Fighter/RAZR HD.
  18. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Well-Known Member

    Well, here's a couple links the say pretty much the same thing, but at least it's something.

    Verizon to launch the Samsung Galaxy S3, 5 inch HTC phone, and multiple Motorola Droid Razrs this year? Unwired View

    Verizon Reportedly Has Summer And Fall Roadmap Set For 2012 | TalkAndroid.com

    The good news is at least we know something coming down the pike for Verizon.
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  19. Sarrith

    Sarrith Well-Known Member

    At least its some type of news. If the fighter/rzr hd is just a minor upgrade I too will prolly just go with the maxx with the price drop it will have.

    I just don't get how carrying around almost a 6" device in your pocket is good (yes bring on the jokes lol).
  20. _Aardvark

    _Aardvark Well-Known Member

    FYI, both seem to reference the same source: Verizon's Summer / Fall 2012 smartphone roadmap

    Good news (from these links) that there are more rumors that the Galaxy SIII may be coming to Verizon. The bad news is the phone seems less exciting than we thought with info we're learning over the last few days. (I don't want to derail this thread into SIII rumors though...)

    Hopefully this Fighter/Razr HD/Blade/??? will be less disappointing.
  21. phor11

    phor11 Member

    I'm in the same boat.
    Using DroidX.
    Thinking about upgrading to Razr Maxx, but the thought of essentially a Maxx with 720p screen and much stronger SoC is too tantalizing.

    I don't want to be sitting around waiting 6 more months for it though...

    Hopefully we'l get more info next week before Samsung's May 3rd press junket.
  22. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Well-Known Member

    Yes, I agree, 6 months would be to long.

    I'm thinking Verizon may be holding off now until the CTIA which is in early May. Around the 7th I think. They might be thinking the announcement of these two highly anticipated phones might make a bigger "splash" if they do it at the show. Maybe????... Well, the good news is if that's the case we don't have to long to wait. After all, we've waited this long right?

    I'm looking more towards the Maxx HD/Fighter rather than the SGIII. I've had SamSung phones in the past and haven't had any problems with them, but I have a Droid X now and it's without a doubt the best phone I've had. (Dirk knocks on wood here)

    The savings to be had by getting a MAXX, which I'm guessing to be a couple hundred bucks wouldn't stop me from going with the HD/Fighter. When I average it out over the 2 year contract it comes to about 27 cents a day.

    Patiently/impatiently waiting........ ;)
  23. bbeelzebub

    bbeelzebub Well-Known Member

    Not that we should be expecting an announcement at CTIA, but.... Motorola isn't even listed on the exhibitors list. Does this seem odd?
  24. dirkbonn

    dirkbonn Well-Known Member

    Yes, I see that now. Very odd indeed.

    Verizon is there. Guess we'll just have to hang our hat on them.

    Puzzling for sure,
  25. bbeelzebub

    bbeelzebub Well-Known Member

    I don't read Japanese or speak it, but...

    Google Translate

    Looks like these benchmarks show something.

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