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Droid X "End of Life" status next March

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bosox2k1, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. bosox2k1

    bosox2k1 Well-Known Member
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  2. HauntedHallows

    HauntedHallows Well-Known Member
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    wow cell phones age faster then dogs
     
  3. Ninja Monkey

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  4. Steven58

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    That's almost a year. It's a lot of time for technology, nowadays. Just imagine, whatever replaces it will be better!
     
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  5. bosox2k1

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    Yea, I don't expect the X to all of a sudden get slow and die on us. I love the phone and it does an AWESOME job as a smartphone. It'll help me in April just as much as it helps me now.
     
  6. bigbadwulff

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    Daaaauuuum.
     
  7. theineffablebob

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    Original Droid reached EOL in about the same time so... this isn't surprising.
     
  8. sund0wn

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    I work in an office. It has a window, but it isn't
    In a house, near some mountains.
    *crosses fingers* hopefully that means we'll start seeing LTE phones in April. That is a bit earlier than verizon was planning as far as i know, but one can hope!
     
  9. redgtconv

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    Does this mean no gingerbread for us?
     
  10. e5116

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    No. Gingerbread is supposed to be out before the the holiday shopping season this December. The targeted release is mid-October, last I heard, with the anticipation that holiday phones will come with it pre-installed. So, the Droid X should still get Gingerbread I'd think....In due time. Gingerbread will require a minimum of 1 GHz.
     
  11. akita

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    That's fine by me. Despite a 2 year contract, after you reach 1 year you qualify for an upgrade anyways. Slick way of Verizon retaining their customers. My only concern is the impending tiered data plans.
     
  12. tranceFusion

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    With a 1 year contract, you can upgrade after 10 months.
     
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  13. bosox2k1

    bosox2k1 Well-Known Member
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    2 year contract it's after 20 months...
     
  14. redryder

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    Great points....
    My rant:
    Don't laugh but it wasn't long ago I used the phone mostly to talk only. I didn't like text messages because I felt obligated to reply and typing into a 9 number keypad seemed a silly waste of time for me. I was convinced I had the best phone anywhere and for me it was. It seemed like they stopped making it a few months after I got it and I managed to get around 3 years out of it and was upset when it broke beyond repair and none new were available. It was a Motorola V9M. Ebay had them and I bought one advertised as new never used. What a load of rubbish. It had been under water, looked awful inside and had only a new looking case. Even the battery was old and the charger used and non functional. I returned it for a refund and got the Palm Pre as it was VZW's only phone that was a wifi hotspot at the time. They have had trouble selling the Pre so you pay nothing extra for the hotspot usage and I might add it works exceptionally well. I disliked the Pre as for being so capable a phone, the keyboard is tiny and very difficult for me to use properly. After the Droid X appeared I got one and turned the Pre over to my wife who loves the hotspot ability and the lipstick mirror! I am quite content with the Droid X and if they stop making them tomorrow, as you rightly said..... It will still do the same great job it does now , perhaps even better with updates.
     
  15. ckochinsky125

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    Thats why i will only get 1 year contracts as fast as these phones are coming out
     
  16. BigCiX

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    Driod X2 = 4G
     
  17. mxsjw

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    If I got the Dare to last me 2 years, you can damn well bet this X will do the job.
     
  18. Stealthman

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    I don't care, they can discontinue it tomorrow, I got mine :D
     
  19. LiquidHonesty

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    Same here...for myself AND my wife....2 year contracts are way too long
     
  20. chippy

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    True dat.
     
  21. NickDroid86

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    I call bullshit. Why would they let you know that when they can't even release other minor information?
     
  22. racerxe24

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    LTE is the big reason why I think. Next year it will be all about the 4G phones....
     
  23. in2uition

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    I don't care. As long as I can get Gingerbread rooted, I'm happy :]
     
  24. darreno1

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    Yeah that's an eternity away. And unless they come out with an LTE version with at least 4.3 inches of screen real estate, my X ain't going anywhere.
     
  25. Lightninrod

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    Wow! This was the first phone I ever got a one year contract on and it looks like I lucked out though I'm not saying I'll get rid of it. Just glad I have the option now.
     

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