Eligible for new phone on Nov 6...what should I get?


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  1. headbanger51

    headbanger51 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Got my OG Droid the day it was released last November and have been loving it. What I love most is how customizable it is and easily rooted. But I'll be eligible for a new phone Nov 6th and am not sure what to do.
    I really like the Droid X...have a few friends who have it. But Tegra 2 is coming out in January. Some of the other phones out there look pretty sweet but I love that Droids just seem to have the biggest following of people and devs throwing out custom ROMs and various apps that are only for rooted phones.
    So...what should I do? Get a new phone? If so, which one? Or should I wait for something better?
     

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  2. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

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    Moved this to the lounge. Not so much because it probably belongs here...but because here you will find a lot more opinions from people with different devices.

    I would wait until something better comes out but don't go overboard (there is ALWAYS something better around the corner). I am not eligible for an upgrade until next summer :( so I already have that mindset of waiting. I just don't know that there is anything out currently that is a HUGE upgrade to the OG Droid. 256MB of more RAM, HDMI out (which I probably won't use) 8MP camera with 720p, and/or possibly getting a bigger screen are all nice upgrades. But I'm hoping that we start to see some "real" advancements soon.
     
  3. headbanger51

    headbanger51 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, there's just something nice about getting a new phone, but you're right on all points. The more I read about the T2 the more I like the idea of holding out until January. Hopefully it lives up to the hype.
     
  4. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

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    The only way to find out will definitely be to wait. We know that the Tegra 2 and multi-core CPU's are on the horizon. LTE is also on the way and, by next summer, that'll likely change the smartphone landscape

    Speaking from experience the Droid X is an awesome phone... but by January it'll be close to end-of-life. The life cycles of these phones are getting shorter and shorter.
     
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    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

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    Not true. This phone looks like it's working just fine and I think it's a little older

    :D



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    My wife has a blouse that looks just like that...nice!
     
  6. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

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    I'm not sure which is older... the phone, the shirt, or that hair! :eek:
     
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    headbanger51 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was just going to say that... I love my droid X and it is an amazing phone and has been for 3 months. And I'll be quite happy for the length of my 2 year contract. But I think at this point you might as well wait and see what comes out around the holiday season. Maybe see what LTE brings. Its not that the X isnt a great phone-- it certainly is-- but since its been out for 3 months now its kinda pointless, and I would say that with any phone due to the rate that technology is progressing.

    OR, you could probably find a great deal on a used droid x at this point.
     
  9. mcatdtDROID

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    iPhone 4
     
  10. Bnice

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    Htc evo 4g
     
  11. mike1

    mike1 Well-Known Member

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    I would go with the HTC Merge which is supposed to come out on November 11th, if you don't go for that though I would wait for LTE.
     
  12. baillou2

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    NOW I know why it was called the BIG 80's.

    p.s. NO FLASH! HA. HILARIOUS.
     

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