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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Inous, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Inous

    Inous Newbie
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    I've been drooling over this Droid X for weeks now, and I'm here to get an opinion...

    How far off do you think we are from seeing a 4G Android handset? Think I should pick up a DX as soon as I get home in September or wait it out till say December and get a bad ass 4G phone? I'm currently in love with this DX and can't wait to get my mittens on that device!
     



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  2. /\adroid/\

    /\adroid/\ Newbie

    This phone should be displayed at the Smithsonian, that's how good it is just get it already.
     
  3. Enem178

    Enem178 Lurker

    Cool mine should be here tomorrow!!
     
  4. HauntedHallows

    HauntedHallows Well-Known Member

    If you wait for the next big thing, you will just turn into one of those old people who still use a vcr waiting for the right time to upgrade.
     
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  5. /\adroid/\

    /\adroid/\ Newbie



    So true, go to a Verizon store and check it out. I'm extremely impressed with it, coming from ATT iphone 3gs and i tried the Captivate for two weeks. BTW this is my 7th cell phone and first Motorola.
     
  6. JQwerty91

    JQwerty91 Well-Known Member

    Even if you do wait for a 4g phone, its gonna take years for the 4g service to be available for use in and around the United States
     
  7. lakai113

    lakai113 Well-Known Member

    just get it now!!! i love mine..
    enough to join a forum for it..haha..
     
  8. lilcal70

    lilcal70 Member

    get the x it's an amazing phone..it's absolutely fantastic point blank period..the people at verizon said they wouldn't have a bad ass 4g phone until dec 2011..so get the x and be thrilled about one of the most technological advanced phones out there :) i love the x and i couldn't be happier id like other people to feel the same when they get the x ha it'll seriously change you :) have a nice day
     
  9. Ninja Monkey

    Ninja Monkey Android Enthusiast

    Get it. You will love it!
     
  10. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter Well-Known Member

    As a computer and technology enthusiast I can tell you that its very difficult to keep up with the latest....unless you are loaded with $$$$$$.
    If the Droid X has what your looking for then get it. If not then wait it out.
     
  11. Leftyguy

    Leftyguy Android Expert

    You won't be sorry.... I Hope!!
     
  12. myxomat0sis

    myxomat0sis Newbie

    within a year easy if you live in a major market. no question about that.

    as others have said, another super tech device is always on the horizon. one that makes the previous one look like junk. look at the dx compared to the original droid or the nexus one and those things arent even a year old.

    the solution to getting left behind? get a 1 yr contract. at this point the droid 2 leaked specs seem rather lame, and theres some mythological droid pro coming out but seeing as there is virtually no info on it its going to be a few months at the least. so if you chose not to get the dx youre going to be waiting for at at months (3,4,5???) for something to come along at really beat the pants off of the dx.

    anyways, the next big leaps will be 4g, obviously, high rez 4.3 inc screens (think iphone4 rez on 4.3inches and if you think the whole retina display was hype, you havent seen how sharp the iphone4 screen is or how much sharper the droid x could be), >1.5 ghz, and HOPEFULLY dedicated GPUs of sorts. Of course there will be incremental camera updates, with improved hd recording, but the aforementioned items will be the biggest advances.
     
  13. john0821

    john0821 Android Enthusiast

    I don't see the 4G network being a factor until this time next year. Just get a 1 year contract and enjoy the DX. This phone is more than capable of doing anything you want short of a front face camera.
     
  14. Ferris23

    Ferris23 Member




    Just curious why?


    I'm able to upgrade every year on a 2 year contract, with 2 year contract pricing. I was told that twice today by a phone CSR and in store rep.




    Edit: I'm on a family share, that's why I get yearly upgrades.
     
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  15. john_ecko

    john_ecko Well-Known Member

    Just get it. Enjoy and be happy with it for 20 or so months, then upgrade to the current latest and greatest. With the way google is putting out new updates, I'm sure when 3.0 rolls around, it'll be like a brand new phone.
     
  16. Inous

    Inous Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Wow ok cool! Thank everybody for the awesome comments, I might just have to get it as soon as I get home in September! I've never noticed the yearly upgrade for my 2 year contracts. I'm also on a family plan ( me and the Wife.)
     
  17. tbert

    tbert Member

    Is 4G really that important? Sure you get larger bandwidth but you're still limited by the loading speed of the browser. Single core phones are probably staying at 1 GHz. Unless dual core phones are released, don't expect much speed increases by the holidays. Also, most apps are data optimized so 3G provides more than enough bandwidth.
     
  18. Booya

    Booya Well-Known Member

    Don't delay. Go get the Droid X. If you keep waiting then there always a better phone coming out.
     
  19. Gummibands

    Gummibands Well-Known Member

    There is supposedly a dual core 2 ghz processor phone possibly the Droid Pro that's due out by the end of this year or the beginning of next year but it probably won't be a 4G phone.
     
  20. sanjeeva7

    sanjeeva7 Well-Known Member

    Weird I was on a family plan with a corporate discount and had to wait the 18 months to see the NE2 pricing.

    Just get the X, as the 4G will only be rolled out to 30? cities and if you don't live in that area it's pointless. Plus give them time to work out all the bugs in the 30 cities before they expand into other markets.
     
  21. ghdtpdna

    ghdtpdna Android Enthusiast

    You are probably referring to what Moto CEO Jha said.
    He did say that but It is HIGHLY unlikely that 2GHz phone will be released this year. Go to either Qualcomm or TI website, you will not see any. TI "announced" a dual core chip but it was simply announced.
     
  22. haticK

    haticK Well-Known Member

    i was elgible for upgrade on august 1st so i just got a 1 year contract. the guy tried talking me into a 2 year but getting 1 year was the whole reason i didnt just get the phone on release day.
     
  23. zachchen1996

    zachchen1996 Lurker

    So I should just buy a droid x now??? Or should I wait for the Fascinate, droid pro, and others that are coming out this year to verizon???
     
  24. john0821

    john0821 Android Enthusiast

    wait.. wait forever. when the pro comes out, you'll be asking the same question.. should i get the pro or wait til the next phone comes out? :rolleyes:
     
  25. Paycer

    Paycer Android Enthusiast

    Or you can get the Droid XY and get the best of both worlds. :D
     

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The Motorola Droid X release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, TI OMAP3630 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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