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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dandapani, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Dandapani

    Dandapani Member
    Thread Starter

    I love my DINC. Just got 2.3! Replaced blown speaker myself. Good as new, but eventually (6 months) I will be eligible to replace it. What's the next logical phone after the DINC?

    1) I prefer to stay with HTC.
    2) Android, of course.
    3) No sliders need apply.
    4) No bigger than 4". A tablet is not a phone.

    What is out now or what can we expect?

    I prefer to stay with Verizon for now. At least they provide a signal at my house. All the others are iffy.



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  2. jamala00

    jamala00 Android Enthusiast

    The only choice you really have then given those requirements is the Inc 2. Has a 4" screen. Everything else coming out is 4.3". I'm in the same boat as you. Don't want a tablet in my pocket.
  3. Dandapani

    Dandapani Member
    Thread Starter

    But won't the DINC2 be EOL in 6 months? Will there be a DINC3, ya think?
  4. jamala00

    jamala00 Android Enthusiast

    Not sure, I hear rumors about some Inc HD??? But anything in the near future I see coming out is LTE and 4.3" screens.
  5. Sailingmaster

    Sailingmaster Well-Known Member

    4.3" is a very popular screen size. And, expect more and more of VZW's lineup of phones to be LTE.

    For now, the Inc2 is your best bet. Though, given how successful the Incredible name has been for HTC, don't be surprised to see a Inc3 that's dual cdma/gsm.
  6. matab14

    matab14 Member

    dare I say I'm contemplating iPhone 5....lol

    A lot is gonna weigh on what exactly comes out in the next few months though....i really like Android and the platform, but like others I don't want some huge bulky thing to lug around everywhere....so tough call at this point.....hope they're are some good stuff on the horizon!
  7. jamala00

    jamala00 Android Enthusiast

    I hear ya...! I am keeping that as an option as well, but ya, need to see what comes out. If the iPhone 5 comes out and is only 3G and such, I will just buy an Inc2. If it comes out and is 4G and the same size as the iPhone 4... Well... I may make the switch. I really like the Android platform, but I have to like the actualy look\feel of the phone first.
  8. Nucco

    Nucco Member

    So I have had mIncredible since June of last year. Well the power/wake button has lost near all functionality. I took off root and factory reset it and am still facing random phantom reboots and scrolling.

    So today iwent out to Verizon to see what they could do for me. Nothing since I'm on my parents family plan and not of Account Manager status. So we are going to go this weekend to have it looked at. The guy mentioned something Bout they could have it repaired, but I imagine they will throw a hefty charge for that. If the option is they give me a replacement phone, what do you think they will try to give me?

    Also, my moms phone is up for an upgrade she thinks, if that's the case she said we could maybe just use her upgrade. I have no idea what I would upgrade to. I was thinking either the Dinc 2 or the Charge. What are your thoughts of a good upgrade option?
  9. beefyy

    beefyy Well-Known Member

    I just got a dinc 2 as a replacement for a busted dinc 1, but my dinc 1 broke because of the gb upgrade (i believe). If you can get a dinc 2 for free, take it, it is a nice upgrade over the dinc 1, especially if it doesn't cost you anything.
  10. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User

    I wouldn't use any upgrade discounts on ANY current phones, however the incredible 2 is good as a warranty replacement.
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  11. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Android Expert

    Exactly, there very strong rumors of several phones coming out over the next several months that are (IMO) significant upgrades to most current phones.

    - HTC Vigor (maybe called incredible HD)
    - iphone 5 (yuck but its fair to mention it)
    - Samsung prime ? ( maybe the next "google" phone)
  12. Nucco

    Nucco Member

    Yea, after doing some looking around, I definitely won't be using my upgrade yet. I swung by Verizon's store yesterday and browsed the selection. Not a great selection, nor really an upgrade as far as I can see.

    Hopefully they will just fix it. If they try to charge me something outrageous, I'm going to see if I can sweet talk them into letting me just get a replacement like the DInc 2.
  13. Ginge

    Ginge Member

    The Incredible HD will be my upgrade come December... the specs are impressive:

    Supports Verizon’s 4G LTE Network
    4.3-inch WVGA display optimized for HD content
    1.5GHz dual-core processor
    1GB of RAM
    Android 2.3.4
    8MP rear camera with dual-LED flash and Full HD 1080p video recording
    2MP front camera with notification LED flash
    1620mAh battery with wireless inductive charging capabilities
    Mobile HotSpot capabilities
    48GB of storage out of the box (16 onboard, 32 in a pre-installed microSD card)
    Pair of Beats headphones.
  14. 91Firebirder

    91Firebirder Well-Known Member

    I agree with all the criteria you listed though I dunno that a 4.3'' screen would bother me. Just seems like nothing since the Dinc was released really impresses me enough to warrant another $200. The Thunderbolt seems just just be a bigger screen and will be EOL soon. Hoping that come out with something awesome soon!

    PS- According to the search I just did, the Incredible HD is rumored to release Oct 13 but will be another 4.3''
  15. today

    today Android Expert

    There is a thread here that addresses that very problem of a hesitant power button. It mentioned cleaning it out with compressed air as a solution. Good luck.
  16. Deanski

    Deanski Member

    Just updated wife's Blackberry that was on Sprint to Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch. Wholy crap that phone is fast!:eek:

    Slim, thin phone, very very nice screen. Once you pick it up, it's not that bad as being too wide like the Thunderbolt seems. If my wife and handle this phone, you can too.:p

    So far, so good even on Sprint network.

    If this come to Verizon or the Nexus Prime, oh you got to get one of these! Damn it's quick! Downloads blaze by, Netflix pops up, browser screens just come up so damn fast.

    My INC is a company provided phone so I'm stuck with it.
  17. Dandapani

    Dandapani Member
    Thread Starter

    I guess a 4.3" screen would be ok if the overall dimensions of the phone were on the slim side, perhaps tapered edges. It has to ride in my front pocket without too much dimensional bulk.
  18. Nucco

    Nucco Member

    Just got back from the Verizon store a little bit ago. Thanks to insurance, they are sending me a Dinc2 at no charge, without using my upgrade. Supposed to get it Tuesday.

    I guess I'll wait and use my upgrade after the Incredible HD has come out and see the reviews and price tag. :)
  19. Ted1Jones

    Ted1Jones Member

    If you like HTC, I don't think you'll like the Samsung interface or its apps. Email, at least on my Galaxy Tab, still does work 100% correctly.
  20. euph_22

    euph_22 Android Expert

    I'm really annoyed that phones are completely dump the trackball/trackpad/d-pad. It's almost impossible to get the cursor exactly where you want it, even on the 7" screen on my nook color. If I need to move to cursor two spaces, it's either a 2 swipes on the optical trackpad on the Incredible or 20seconds of manhandling the onscreen cursor tool in an ever more frustrated manner.
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  21. jamala00

    jamala00 Android Enthusiast

    I can't speak for everybody or every phone but I never used the trackball/trackpad/d-pad, but I do know what you mean about trying to fight with getting the cursur in the right spot. But given that, the Android 2.3 GB update to the Inc, when you are typing now, if you just touch where you want the cursor, you get a tear drop shape image with a cursor above it and a maginfier window, and now all you do it touch and drag that tear drop image to wherever you want the curser inserted. It is actually very slick I think... IMHO..
  22. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    The Incredible came out in April/2010. The Incredible 2 came out April/2011. I see a potential pattern here. In both cases, the global phones that they were based on (Desire, Incredible S) were announced in February in Barcelona. So, in theory, you should know 2 months before your NE2 if HTC has a 4" phone in the works, and if Verizon plans to pick it up.

    Now, the above, and the following are all pure speculation on my part, but going by the way HTC has treated the specs of their devices, my guess is that the "Incredible 2" will ship in April of 2012, have a dual-core Snapdragon CPU (which will be mid-range by then), about 1GB of RAM, and either LTE + CDMA or CDMA + Global, but unlikely to have LTE + CDMA + Global roaming. The 1Q 2012 LTE chip shrink should make this doable, but I'm not sure throwing in a global radio with those radios in a mid-sized phone will happen in early 2012.

    But if you already know that you are going to upgrade around April, speculating on phones out today is irrelevant. If it's already available, it will be eclipsed by the time you're ready to buy.
  23. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    have you looked into the HTC Vigor??? and trust me a 4.3 screen is not that big once you get it and start using it alot, i thought it was going to be way to big for my comfort, now im hoping for a 4.5 screen :p
  24. Dandapani

    Dandapani Member
    Thread Starter

    Another name for HTC Incredible HD?

    HTC Vigor AKA Incredible HD Release Date
  25. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    its possible, i have been hearing that the vigor will be replacing the thunderbolt, and be labeled thunderbolt2
    only time will tell.

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