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  1. KHeeney5

    KHeeney5 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Alright guys and gals.

    Let's say that you are blessed enough to be eligible for and upgrade on December 16th, you finally get to ditch the Eris!

    You are running a custom Froyo ROM and having the Eris is... not THAT bad. As in you can live with it because it runs way better than anyone would have ever thought, but you really want a new phone.

    What do you do? Knowing that at the beginning of next year Verizon is releasing new phones (possible 5), and we may see:

    This: (HTC Droid Incredible HD)
    http://blog.etech.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/HTC-Droid-Incredible-HD-Phone-Specs-Leaked-1.JPG


    This: (Motorola Etna)
    http://pocketnow.com/html/portal/news/0000013371//MotoOlympus.jpg


    Or even this: (LG Tegra 2)
    http://i1.phonearena.com/images/articles/34135-thumb/lgdc1.jpg


    [EDIT] And there's always the possibility of this: (Samsung Nexus S)
    http://www.connectindia.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Samsung-Nexus-S.jpg
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    Just to avoid any confusion,
    -I hate QWERTY keyboards, must be all touch
    -I don't want a Droid X, everyone has them and I don't think the screen has very good quality
    -I don't like the Samsung Facinate because it's been binged, and I would like the option to run stock without root (if I wanted to)
    -The Incredible is just..... amazing..... but slightly outdated... and will be completely soon...
     

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  2. Podivin

    Podivin VIP Member VIP Member

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    Because of that line, I'd suggest you wait for the next batch of phones and get one of them. Otherwise I think it won't be long until you start thinking you should have waited to get a new technology phone, which it seems is the same thing you think about the Eris now.
     
  3. doogald

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    I'd wait. At least until Gingerbread is here and shipping in good numbers.
     
  4. KHeeney5

    KHeeney5 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    When do you suspect Gingerbread is officially released? And are there phones that are "FOR SURE" going to Verizon or any that are "SUSPECTED" to go to Verizon early next year?
     
  5. doogald

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    Gingerbread is coming soon - Google has already had the giant statue installed on their campus, joining the giant cup of Frozen Yogurt (2.2), the Eclair (2.0/2.1), the Donut (1.6) and the Cupcake (1.5).

    The latest rumor I heard was that the announcement will be December 6. That sounds about right. Rumored devices I don't pay too much attention to myself.
     
  6. thrawn86

    thrawn86 Well-Known Member

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    tegra2, s-amoled2, AND a 'pure' android experience dev phone? nexus S or gtfo, no question.

    "I'll be in my bunk"
     
  7. T-Keith

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    You said it yourself, you can wait, so do just that. The Incredible is nice but it will be just as outdated as the eris soon. Wait for something nice.
     
  8. KHeeney5

    KHeeney5 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm waiting. If the HD comes out in December I'll jump on that. If it's January or later, most likely I'll wait a little longer to see what else is coming.
     
  9. Lars

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    My suggestion would be the Etna. LTE with a SIM card might make it a world phone too. Not to start a flame war but Moto phones are built tougher than HTC ones. The Eris is probably the toughest HTC phone I've seen. The Incredible being the most fragile not even surviving low drops. The HTC Touch/Vogue was bad too. I know of a Droid X that survived a three story drop with a cracked screen only and many normal drops on concrete.

    HTC Sense does a better job with things like Exchange support than Blur. Samsung gives you virtually nothing over Vanilla.
     
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    I'm an old XV6900 Android user here and I dropped that girl more times then an ugly baby and she ran eclair fine up until I got the Eris. Lets not start a war here :) haha
     
  11. Lars

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    The ones we had started cracking battery covers within a week with no drops. They were the white ones though. The Titan XV6800 was pretty tough.

    Note that we have three HTCs and only two Motos. I'm not that partial :)
     
  12. KHeeney5

    KHeeney5 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'll take what I can get, sooner rather than later. I love HTC sense, and had no luck with previous Moto phones, yet none were smartphones.
     
  13. alprazolam

    alprazolam Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you are like me and many other people who love the latest and greatest. My advice is to get the best and fastest thing out right now and to do the same next year when your upgrade comes back around. Phone tech is going to leave us drooling constantly. You won't have your new phone more than a few months before you see a super, super, super OMELD 10" screen with an 8 core processor and they just leave off the phone part because who needs a phone anyway? :D

    Get what's good and enjoy it for a few months before it's outgunned once again. Anyway, is it just me or does anyone else think that we are sort of hitting the ceiling on smartphone speed and features? New battery and power consumption technologies need to be in place or we start hitting diminishing returns. Oh...this is for another thread.
     
  14. WormDoes

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    I would say if you can't wait get the Incredible now and that will be plenty to hold you for another year. It's still the best phone on VZW right now and I'd still say that if I didn't own one.
     
  15. KHeeney5

    KHeeney5 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    See I would, but I'm new every 2... So I have to wait 22 months I believe between upgrades.
     
  16. alprazolam

    alprazolam Well-Known Member

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    That's a common misconception based on what you see when you sign in to My Verizon and see your upgrade date. True, it does show the primary account holder's phone upgrade date as 22 months from when you got it. However, that is your upgrade date IF you want to wait to get the $50 credit applied toward a phone purchase. You are still eligible to upgrade with discounted pricing at the one year mark of owning your phone. If you don't remember exactly when you bought the phone, you can call VZ and ask them for your one year upgrade date. Correct the CSR if they just recite the NE2 date. Tell them you want the one year upgrade date.

    I'm far too impatient to wait for that extra $50. I upgrade every single year and re-up my 2 year contract with Verizon. Who else am I going to switch to in the next bazillion years???
     
  17. KHeeney5

    KHeeney5 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I don't even get any sort of discount!!! When I'm in the store I'll ask. But I'm 90% sure I'll be getting the X on my upgrade date and running ApeX. It looks sweet. All I have to do is ask to upgrade every year?
     

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