HTC Droid Incredible


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  1. micp1480

    micp1480 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I happened to be in the right place at the right time, to have one of the Data Specialist from verizon at my local store. I got to see this latest new Droid called Incredible. They revved it up by adding more internal memory, and the programs respond at lightening speed. The camera is at 8 pixel's.There are few other bells and whistles, but what would make me jump on this is the amount of internal memory they added to it.


    I don't care what anyone says, I am entitled to my opinion and here it is. I jumped from Blackberry to the Droid, because my Blackberry was moving like a turtle after feeding it enough of over stuff apps. Like the Blackberry, the Droid too adds applications to the internal memory, and not to the expansion card. I strongly and firmly belive that this is a way Verizon markets these phones, by not allowing the programs to go directly to the card, so that eventually you are going to want more memory, and so you are locked in for two years, and guess what? You are shelling out hundreds of dollars for the next generation phone. Not to shabby if you ask me. Just think of this, if the Droid would take all programs directly to the card, and then bridging the card some how to the internal memory so that when a program is called up, it responds quickly because the internal memory at this point is completely free, well then I guess no one would buy any future phones, would they?



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  2. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member

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    I have >100 apps installed, no memory issues, performance is snappy (OC at 900MHz).

    If you want, app2sd is available w.Cyanogenmod, never seen any reason to use it myself.

    Memory is a non-issue on the Droid for me...
     
  3. Doubledee90

    Doubledee90 Well-Known Member

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    The reason why apps cant be installed on the SD has nothing to do with Verizon. Android does not allow this because there are licensing issues, think about it, you buy an app, put it on your sd card, give your card to me, and I get the app too. Android is finding a way to do apps2sd, hopefully 2.2 (froyo) will have it. There is a lot of on board storage for apps though, I havent even come close to using it all. The incredible is pretty sweet, but not THAT much better than the Droid.
     
  4. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Well-Known Member

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    I think the Incredible is a SWEET piece of hardware. That said, already having a Droid, I'm not freaking out to get one. My Droid is fine OCed to 1 Ghz, and as said above, if I want Apps2SD, I can get it with Cryo...

    If I didn't have a Droid, I'd be all over the Incredible (I had an Eris at first, and loved Sense UI)...So the Incredible would be a no brainer (I don't use the hardware keyboard much at all on my Droid).

    For me, I will be happy with my Droid until there are several Android options available for 4g, AND 4g is available in my area. I peg that as late next year or first 1/2 of 2011...Just my 2 cents though...
     
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    zzz... apps2sd????
     
  6. donfrankmagic

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    It took me a week to fill up my memory. Because of this custom ringtones don't work because there is not enough memory to load it once the call comes in. Also, I had to delete some programs to allow enough memory to texts. I am going to root my phone and get the memory card working for me, it's 99% free right now.
     
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    I am thinking about selling my Droid with Seidio case, Seidio car and home doc as a package and getting the Incredible.
     
  8. deftdrummer

    deftdrummer Well-Known Member

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    I agree with others. The Incredible seems pretty solid, but only with marginal gains over the Droid. This is especially true if the lack of a physical keyboard and camera button bother you. I briefly thought about jumping back on the iphone bandwagon when the new one comes out this summer, but I keep falling back on the notion that the Android platform is already so open, and all I need is better hardware.

    Keeping that in mind, I am going to wait for the awesome phones to hit this summer (as they always do) - and move on from the the Droid when it seriously no longer satisfies my needs.

    Pause for a moment and go back to the Eris and Mytouch 3G. Both were modified with Sense UI, and both got left in the dust when other phones with better hardware surfaced. There is a high probability the Incredible will see the same fate, given that it too has the Sense UI.

    I strongly feel that the most solid phone will come with Google's latest Android software but without any form of manufacturer modifications done to the OS - just as the Droid did.

    I won't buy a phone that doesn't at least get a year's worth of updates from somewhere.
     
  9. micp1480

    micp1480 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Now that your phone is upgraded to 2.1, can you still root it, and how?


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  10. dcfergus

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    MICP148,

    im pretty sure you have to flash back to the original 2.0.1 and then root from there!
     
  11. droidpcguru

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    Yup.. flash back to 2.0.1 using the sbf file in the "Now you can live without fear of bricking" thread in the root subforum..root away, and enjoy complete control of your Droid plus a whole slew of new features:D
     
  12. photog

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    Nope, there are instructions on how to root from 2.1 instead of flashing back first. I did it successfully.



    On the Incredible......I picked up a Droid a couple of weeks ago with the intent to probably turn it in for the Incredible. After learning more about it I just don't see a reason to. The Droid is built better, scratch resistant glass, doesn't have a cheap feel, can see the screen outside and better battery life.
     

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