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A phone worthy of replacing Droid?

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  1. Uber Schwarz

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    I've had a Moto Droid since around the first or second week of its release. I have my phone rooted and I'm running BuglessBeast V0.5. At the end of November I can renew my contract early and I'll get a new Android based phone. Are there any phones worthy of replacing the Motorola Droid? There's no denying that the Droid had/has the biggest community and developer base but what is the next Droid phone that will be the biggest hit with the community and developers? That's the phone I want to get. Any recommendations?
     

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    The Fascinate seems pretty nice but I'm holding out for the Droid Pro or maybe yet the NEXT version of Droid (of course I'm still 8 months away from my early upgrade). I guess it all depends on what you want to do with it.
     
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    I would wait until verizon announces LTE/4G and get a 4G capable droid.
     
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    If you want a phone that is open with a big development community and custom ROMS probably the fascinate is the best option.

    I replaced my Droid with the Droid X and am extremely happy. We have a good development community tons of themes, root ability. Those are really the only phones on Verizon worth considering now. I love my X but am looking forward to a more open LTE phone next summer.
     
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    Nothing at VZW is worth the trouble right now. As the others said, wait for the LTE enabled phone. You'll likely pay a premium in service, but you'll have fast data and a cutting-edge phone. I'm just hoping that VZW will release a vanilla Android phone either on the anniversary of the D1 or the introduction of LTE. Please, VZW, please!
     
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    I'd make the same recommendation. Other than that, look into the modding community for the device(s) your considering and avoid locked bootloaders as a rule of thumb.
     
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    I think we'll be waiting a long time for VZW to release another device with stock Android.

    I'm quite encouraged by T-Mobile's release of the HTC G2 with stock Android.
     
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    I would not be too worried about that. I can just add all the Google I want and ignore the Bing, or use both. That would be a small price to pay for a real keyboard and the new Sense (in the absence of a decent stock Android QWERTY phone out there).
     
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    Preach!!! Esp the part about the VZW infection lol
     
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    Other than having Bing be the default search (which seems pretty easy to work around), what are the other "infections" that will come with it? My wife has a Dinc with Sense and it seems fine.
     
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