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I just want a 3.7" vanilla Android phone with no keyboard and an unlocked bootloader on Verizon!.

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Tim K, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Tim K

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    Why can't I have this on Verizon? I like my original droid but its starting to show its age. I'd love a dual core, vanilla android, unlocked bootloader with no keyboard. Also, I don't have any desire to cram a 4.3" screen into my pocket....if I wanted something that large I'd buy a tablet.

    Why doesn't Verizon carry a phone like this? I know I am not the only one who wants a phone like this and I know more mfg's are talking about producing unlocked bootloaders, but it seems like everyone is making these (in my opinion) ridiculously oversized screens.

    How about a dual core Nexus S with 4G and dual cameras? who's with me?
     

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    Have you compared the Droid to the newer phones, like Fascinate, and other phones?

    Just because a phone has a 4.3" screen does not mean it's bigger physically. A lot of the older phones, like the Droid, has a smaller screen, but a larger bezel, which physically may be just as big as the newer phones with a larger screen but smaller bezel.
     
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    That's a good point....

    Droid - 4.55" x 2.35" x 0.55"
    Droid X2 - 5" x 2.58" x 0.39"
    Incredible 2 - 4.75" x 2.52" x 0.48"
    Thunderbolt - 4.8" x 2.6" x 0.52"
    Fascinate - 4.91" x 2.52" x 0.41"

    The Fascinate and Inc2 actually have 4" screens which I'm OK with, though the Fascinate seems Huge for a 4" screen. Its typically the 4.3" screens that I think make for huge phones (the like Droid X2).

    I really like the Droid's size except for its weight and thickness (which are no doubt due to the slide out keyboard).

    If someone would just make a nice 3.7"-4" vanilla Android device with an unlocked bootloader and a speedy CPU (or 2) I'd be happy. LTE I could even do without at this point as I don't really need the speed and don't want the battery drain.

    Hey Google, how about a NEXUS for Verizon?
     
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    You would have to ask verizon
     
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    I've had a Droid since day 2, and am currently running a custom ROM - Simply Stunning 5.4. It's a Gingerbread ROM using Android 2.3.4, and has lot's of great features thanks to Cyanogen and ChevyNo1. When my Droid died a few months ago, the Thunderbolt had just come out, and I took a look at it, knowing I could get an early upgrade. I opted for a replacement Droid instead.

    Right now I see no compelling reason to replace my Droid. If you aren't running a custom ROM, you might want to consider it - it will breathe new life into your aging Droid.

    Also - I'm with you on phone size... I find the current crop of phones to be unnecessarily large.
     
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    I'm running Cyanogen 7.0.3 a the moment. I like it alot but I'm having more trouble as each month passes. I think memory is just an issue at this point with the droid's limited onboard supply.
     
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    I think your best bet would be to hold off until the Samsung Galaxy S2 comes to Verizon. It's dual core, unlocked bootloader, and fairly slim (even though it's a 4.3" screen). It should be coming to VZW here in the next few months.
     

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