questionswhat cell phone should i get?

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@coolphilip04: This is a good question. I'm up for a new phone the very end of May with VZW. I hope to get some good advice. I usually end up hating whatever phone I get within the first two to three months. Then I have to live with it for a year and a half. I was going to ask this question myself, but you beat me to it. I'll wait for the good advice to flow.

I've been thinking about a Droid X.

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@meyerk0: I just get a one year contract so I currently have a Droid 2 - which is great phone and tons of nice ROMS for it. I just kind of want a 4G phone for no good reason.

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@coolphilip04: I'm due in Aug. and was thinking of getting the Droid 2. Should I consider waiting for the next generation? Sure 4G is cool but it seems HTC locks their stuff up with bloat and Bing, Yuck.

I have the 1st Droid and it's half the speed of everything else out now so I know it will be better than that. It just seems it's been a year and nothing has gone faster than a 1ghz processor.

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@skippykj: Well the Bionic should be out by then and that will have a 1ghz dual core processor.
The Droid 2 global is a good phone - it is standard OC'ed at 1.3ghz and other than that has most of the same internals as the Droid 2 as far as I can tell. I'd say get the D2G before getting the D2.

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@meyerk0: Be aware that VZW is changing the way they do business. When you upgrade you normally get a free or heavily discounted phone. They are changing that. People who then renew their plans will not be getting this deal any longer. So the next "upgrade" will hit you in the pocket.

I can't remember the details, so I googled this quick link which doesn't discuss these changes as thoroughly as I have read about.
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_7-20028438-233.html

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@ecriscit: In the update at the bottom of the cnet article it says if you were already signed up before Jan 16th you still get the "new every 2" program deal, but once you renew you will be stuck with some other program that is TBD.

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@promyst: Evo 4G = Thunderbolt (for all intents and purposes)

Evo 4G itself isn't available on VZW.

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You folks are all joshing, right? Get the iPhone 5. Except it is looking like an August or September release.

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@hjdttt: You have no clue what the iPhone will actually have for specs but you blindly recommend it. Fanboyism at its finest.

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Not on Verizon, but have Sprint HTC EVO -- probably similar to one you are considering. Assuming as such, HTC has really stepped up their game in making phones. Think you would be satisfied with the VZW equivalent with or without 4G. Is it on Android 2.2? If so, I would definitely go for it.

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@kheeth: : Evo 4G = Thunderbolt (for all intents and purposes)

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I love my Droid 2 Global!

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The 5 years old phone just died, lost 100's of contacts. I am sopping for an Android & new individual plan (not family plan). I am running with a $20 phone now as I shop around.

Seems like T-Mobile (pending merger with ATT) and Sprint has the lowest rates on individual plans. Therefore, I am comparing between few Androidphones:

T-Mobile: "HTC G2" and "Nexus S"
Sprint: "Samsung Epic" and "HTC Evo"

How do I get monthly-bill discounts with Sprint?

I think AT&T & Verizon iPhones are overpriced!

Let me know what you suggest.

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@gripe: "I am sopping for an Android & new individual plan..." How Freudian :)

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I use the Droid X and I love it.

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Get the very first Motorola Droid, root it, flash it with the newest Ultimate Droid Rom, overclock it to 1.0 GHz with Chevy's kernel, download the following apps SetCPU, Autokiller, Rom Manager, Ad Free, Astro Manager, Dolphin Browser, and K-9 Mail.

Follow this and you will have the most stable, most amazing phone you've ever had in your life.

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Re: iPhone. I don't buy for the specs. I buy having had nearly three years of experience with an OS that is still more user-friendly and rock-solid than any other. I buy for the known reliability. I buy for the vast library of apps. I buy for the razor-sharp screen. I recommend the iPhone 5 assuming Apple will continue the trend of improving on every phone. With iPhone 5, I expect a better camera, more usable screen space, NFC, an iTunes cloud. And please, don't start up with the antenna crap. Attenuation is a potential issue with every phone, and I have never had an issue. Android is a fine phone, and it is going to keep getting better. If you are happy with it, I am happy for you. It is a big world. Plenty of room for both Google and Apple.

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To get you a full qwerty with a great freshly updated updated OS my choice is the HP (Palm) Pre2 available on VZW. WebOS kicks iOS and Android's ass.

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go android. after having my iphone 3g for over two years i was ready to drop that piece of garbage. Back then to do anything you had to jailbreak it. android is open source and open source=GOOD for anyone who knows tech.

one real question is where do you fit in on the learning curve for phones?

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@crycis805: I currently have a Droid 2 overclocked, rooted, running Liberty 1.5. I move pretty quick as far as figuring it out.

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@coolphilip04: you should check out the Ultimate Droid roms, best I've ever seen.

http://www.udrom.com/forum/