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  1. kentl901

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    Now that the initial release is done... I have an early upgrade pending.

    I am wondering what Android phones are on the horizon?

    From what I know... there's the Moto Bionic and the Galaxy S2. Anything else coming?! The current crop of LTE phones doesn't make me tingle...
     

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    Those seem to be the only ones anything has been mentioned. It seems to be a safe bet that you'll hear about tiered data plans before hearing about those phones, however.
     
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    Great topic as I am in the same boat. I have been eligible since February coming off of a 1yr deal w/ the Incredible. I am anxiously awaiting round two of LTE devices. Honestly, for all the bad battery devices HTC puts out, I am still a bit of a phanboy. However, I skipped out on the Thunderdud. I am hoping VZW puts out an LTE Sensation variant. I would guess in the next 3-4 months we should see an SGSII variant, LG 2x and HTC Sensation.

    I did test drive the Samsung Charge for 2 weeks. Wasn't a fan at all.
     
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    Maybe the Bionic will be out in July or August. Otherwise, I wouldn't expect anything until September or later (like the SGS2). Personally, I'm hoping if it releases in the Fall, there's a surprise for us US folks.
     
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    Speaking of the devil...

    There's a new pic of the Droid Bionic. Not sure sure if I'm allowed to link, but I'm sure you guys are on top of it
     
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    Yes - and the Droid 3. Given that Verizon's been releasing phones in batches lately, maybe the D3 and the Bionic will be going on sale some Thursday in June/ July? :D
     
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    agreed, it's been quiet on the rumor front as far as fall/christmas devices... htc must have something in the works, but I get the feeling it (sensation variant) won't be until spring.
     
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    I don't think the D3 is LTE.

    I have 3 requirements for a phone 1.)Verizon 2.) Physical Keyboard 3.) LTE 4.) Message Notification light
    (I didn't think I would have to list but with the Samsung Charge now I feel like I have to. I don't think I have to list "runs on battery" but that is a requirement as well. How can they leave off the notification light?)

    Any idea when they'll be a phone that meets my needs?
     
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    The Charge has no light? I don't really like them because I'm just too obsessive/compulsive to just let it blink when I'm busy, but I'm surprised it doesn't.
     
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    I'm in a business where I need to respond immediately to customer requests. So no light would make me too obsessive/compulsive because I would have to lock at the unlocked screen constantly.

    There is a while host of apps that are being developed to work around the lack of the light on the Samsung Charge but you know what would work best? An actual light.

    I was surprised too, I was actually about compromise on the keyboard and purchase the device when I noticed what I thought was the light was actually a cam. Then spent the next 5 minutes with the rep looking for the light, then he spent the next 15 minutes calling and looking online to confirm there is no light.

    Looking 3 months down the road it looks like I am going to have to compromise on the keyboard.

    Unless someone has any info to the contrary.
     
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    I was gonna say just that. I doubt that a physical keyboard 4g phone will ever make it on Verizon's network. If they didn't include that variant in their first batch, why ever?
     
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    D4 perhaps.
     
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    Because Blackberry users want a keyboard and don't to use a Blackberry anymore.
     
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