I need some help from the forum please. I am at the moment cell phone (and job) less. I had a work blackberry...So, I am seriously shopping for a new phone. I am pretty excited about switching to Android (because it seems as if it a free(r) system that is more powerful than iOS in many ways...but as I have an iPad 2, my wife and daughter have iPhones and the only computer in my house is a MacBook. I wonder if I should wait for the next iPhone, but I love the potential freedom of android. I am not a POWER user meaning i would use the phone for web, light email and most critically wifi tether to my iPad for Hulu, Netflix etc Here is what I want and maybe you all can help me decide 1. 4g lte, we are on Verizon 2. Strong battery life (I'm not a power user) but would like to be able to get through a day without HAVING to charge. 3. Ability to tether "wirelessly" with my iPad ( I DO NOT want to pay extra to Verizon for this as I have "unlimited" data). I have jailbroken all the iPhones and have pdanet. So rooting would not be a problem(?) I hope...I have basic computer skills but as I read more I am discovering things like locked boot loader etc that makes me wonder is it simple to root a device? 4. Takes useable pics/ video, not DSLR quality, but good enough that I can capture the moments when my girls are playing etc 5. Video chat, my parents are in Kauai and we are in Texas, also I work nights (when employed) and really like being able to say goodnight to my girls. FaceTime is great, but Skype is also good as well. 6 .some way of syncing with iTunes..double twist (not sure if this works or not) 7. Screen size is not a huge deal, I have big hands so a large phone isn't a bad thing, but I also have an iPad so I don't need another phone/tablet. Build quality would be the key factor. 8 must actually be able to make phone calls... Phones people have suggested Razr Maxx- seems to fit the build, but a little boxy? Seems more suited business user, but I like the build quality (gorilla glass/ Kevlar back) HTC Rezound or HTC INcredible 4g (coming soon) these seem like they are more stylish? A sleeker design. The one x looks very nice but is AT&T only(?) Galaxy nexus- pretty, but a little big, seems a bit flimsy, from what I've rad people have mixed feelings on this phone. Or maybe there is something better I haven't heard about? I know the S3 is coming soon. I would like to get something this month, but if I had to wait an extra week, it would not kill me. Please help me!