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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BboyPryme, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. BboyPryme

    BboyPryme Newbie
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    So I don't want to make the same "mistake" that I made last time when I got the Droid Eris. Two months after I got the Eris they stopped making it and came out with the INCREDIBLE which is like twice as fast with a bigger screen and no track ball.

    Short story shorter. My Eris broke. Need new Android phone. Worried INCREDIBLE will be old news soon. Any new handsets on the horizon with no keyboard?

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  2. syrne

    syrne Newbie

    There are always new phones on the horizon. The Incredible is a good phone with specs equal to the very recently released Droid X. But going by most news and blog sites the Inc is pretty well forgotten already. If you want to wait for the next big thing, there may be some dual core sporting phones at the end of this year (unlikely) or sometime next year.
  3. quademire87

    quademire87 Lurker

    Seeing as the incredible has pretty great hardware specs, and froyo is on the horizon, you'd be buying the next big thing, just because it's the next big thing. Sure, ya could go with the X, but then you'd have to get a Motorola phone, haha. Get the incredible, and don't look back till your 2 year contract is up. THEN you'll have something that'll be worth trading up to.
  4. syn ack

    syn ack Member

    Agreed, I just bought mine. Love it.
  5. FramCire

    FramCire Android Expert

    I believe Samsung Fascinate (Galaxy S) is expected on Verizon at some point, correct? Is it better than Incredible... maybe.

    If you want to wait for next best thing, you will always be waiting. Do your research, find what you want and get it. If you want crazy specs, keep waiting... they will only get better.

    If i were you Id get the Incredible..... it is perfect FOR ME.
  6. BboyPryme

    BboyPryme Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the Advice everyone. I do like the HDMI out on the X but the thing is so friggin big it's not going to fit in my hip and trendy skinny jeans.

    Also, to avoid any further accidents that may destroy my new phone (dropping it...) does anyone have insurance for their phone? I've never had it before so I have no idea how much it costs or what it covers.
  7. socarwolverine

    socarwolverine Well-Known Member

    Wasn't the Eris just a VZW version of years old hardware. Technically it was already old when it was new, they just put a fresh exterior on old Hero hardware.
  8. kdarling

    kdarling Newbie

  9. lgldrgdlr

    lgldrgdlr Android Enthusiast

    And notice the "bad" for the DInc didn't mention anything specific to the phone itself, other than the battery cover? But I, like many others, like the cover for it's uniqueness. DInc is still one of the tops in the game and will be for a while. The only reason it's kind of fallen off the radar is because of the supply issues it's had.
  10. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert

    I wouldn't worry about that. I felt the same way. But the droid Eris was a great phone all in it's own. I had bought a Droid Eris, then decided ya know what I want Android 2.1 and don't want to leak the phone, so I got a Moto Droid within the 30 days of buying the Eris paid the extra money blah blah $35 restocking fee. After about a month later I decided again that I hated the Moto Droid and wanted the Eris back, so I cut my loses, and traded the moto droid straight up for an Eris. I went through 3 refurbs with the Eris, and after the 3rd talked customer service into canceling out my contract and crediting me $199 for the Eris, which I got to keep and sell for $150, so I basically made my loses back from selling the moto, and got an Incredible free of charge. things have a way of working out in the end.

    long story short though, I had the moto droid, and took an eris with android 1.5 and half the speed.

    The Incredible really is Incredible. and the only way that the Inc will get shown up like the Eris, would be for a 2Ghz phone to come out. and I'm just gunna enjoy my DInc for two years, and by then something siick will be out. get it while its hot! there was a reason for the back orders! not too mention Verizon is pretty good about giving like new refurbs if something goes wrong with the phone. so two years isnt too bad
  11. lamoglinsgal

    lamoglinsgal Android Expert

    I just got mine (switched from the X) and I don't regret it. There will ALWAYS be the next big thing coming, and if you try and wait for it, you'll be stuck with an ancient phone forever. It seems in this day in age, cell phones, along with other electronics, are outdated within weeks of release. It's impossible to keep up unless you're loaded.

    I'm perfectly happy with the Incredible. My first Droid phone was the Moto Droid, and this is a definite step up from that.
  12. mike1

    mike1 Well-Known Member

    i like the incredible but you gotta figure in a few months phones will be much better and 4g phones will be coming out soon too i would probably wait a few months
  13. euph_22

    euph_22 Android Expert

    Getting a 4g phone does you no good until they put a lte tower across the street from you. Most of us won't see lte til 2011-2.
  14. lamoglinsgal

    lamoglinsgal Android Expert

    This is true. I was with *gasp* AT&T when 3G came out. But it meant nothing to me for quite a while because it wasn't available in my area. :rolleyes:
  15. KnicksALLday

    KnicksALLday Newbie

    wsup man? ya i feel the same exact way... i have an lg dare not a smart phone at all and was looking at the Dinc a while back when it came out but canceled it due to being impatient on the ship date... now that its finally in stock i ordered it again and should be expecting it today...i was thinking of waiting for the next big thing but i dont feel like waiting and i dont see any news on verizon end... i dont want the droid 2 because of the keyboard so ill stick with the Dinc for now...
  16. syn ack

    syn ack Member

    Not to mention the extra cost for the 4G plan on top of the unlimited data plan, possibly without 4G access for a while.
  17. TheSultan

    TheSultan Android Expert

    This is the age old discussion of "i want the newest greatest phone and want it to be that way for as long as possible". I remember when I got the Incredible (day before it came out), I was the envy of all my friends. Then, a month later, the Evo came out and my thunder was gone. Does that make my Incredible a bad phone? Absolutely not. There's still tons of Eris users out there living in envy of me.

    Do you want envy? Do you want cutting edge? If so, I hope you have an endless supply of money, cause that's the only way you'll get those things. I've learned to become educated about my phone decisions, buy what I want when it comes out, and learn to like it until I can finagle my next phone before the upgrade comes due.
  18. Taylored

    Taylored Android Enthusiast

    I do not think we are going to see any major changes in phones for the rest of the year. The next big thing will be dual core, but I doubt that will be in the near future.

    The incredible is no longer the best phone out there, but it is at the top and all of these top phones are subject to user preference. Do some research before you buy anything, and find out what you want/need out of a phone.

    My parents are looking into getting an Android phone. I am making the decision for them and the Incredible is definitely in the running.
  19. bisbers

    bisbers Well-Known Member

    I suspect that the dInc will keep its relevance a bit longer than some other devices, in part due to how open it has become. With the variety of available roms, including that cm6 is becoming close to mature, the dInc is truly approaching the status of dev phone, almost a Nexus1 on VZW. It is a nice balance between modding and signal.

    I know some that have the dX and love it - it truly is a nice phone. But I still know a handful of people who are still content waiting to get the incredible. Just a matter of preference.
  20. gorenut

    gorenut Well-Known Member

    Yea, above posters said is true. With phone purchases.. you really have to learn to live with making what you think is the best choice for you when you decide to purchase the phone. New ones roll out so quickly that you'll end up always feeling at least a little burned if you're always wanting the newest thing. That said.. I think if you like HTC Sense.. the Incredible is the one to get. If you want to root your phone, perhaps wait for Samsung Fascinate. I don't think you'll feel burned with Incredible as even the Fascinate's specs aren't that much better than the Incredible's (not as drastic as Eris to Inc.). To me, I like the Samsung phone, but I don't like how they look too similar to iPhones..

    Samsung not being very supportive of their own phone's software isn't a huge issue as you can always root and run Launcher Pro to make up for default Android's ugly interface.
  21. killadanny

    killadanny Android Expert

    Thanks to denial, the DInc will never be old news.

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