Motorola Droid X
I think I read somewhere (maybe AndroidCentral) that this phone is NOT going to have LTE, and not going to be upgradeable to LTE, which, if true, really makes me a bit sad. I know it will be months before LTE reaches the closest major market, and years before it reaches where I live, but it would be nice to know the phone is capable if I do venture into an area with...
I was thinking of the HTC Evo 4G from Sprint, but given this latest info I plan to get the Droid X.
Oh, the bad news. The Wifi hotspot feature that's available will cost you an extra $40 a month. Something Verizon doesn't widely publicize. They also have a separate Wifi hotspot box similar to the unit Sprint offers, also $40 a month.
And to answer drelyn, Sprint charges extra for the hotspot feature on the EVO. And they charge around $40/month, just like Vzw, for the standalone box (and neither box, as far as I know, supports their networks 4G. Although I suppose they can be upgraded perhaps...)
Anyway, the point is, we all pick our poison. Ultimately, I went to Verizon because for a few bucks more per month, they actually HAVE 3G coverage in the town I live in. My company has a corporate account with Sprint, and my boss, and his boss, b...
You know I am not a genius but every time some employee of any company has said something about the future with a product is just thinking of the sales or just blowing out of his butt. Knowing he is your friend I would more like take the information from a technician that is manufacturing the phone.
I could tell someone oh yeah your Moto Droid will upgrade to the LTE no problem you'll just have to plug your phone in and OTW update it... Isn't there a chip that goes into the phone to make this all possible?
Reading several forums about this topic this is a NO the Droid X will not be able to update to LTE bec...
That being said, I don't think it has it. I think this + the samesung (and maybe droid2) will be the last major android phones that are 3g only.
Rumors are there is a Droid Pro in the works.. sounds to me like a name you'd use for 4g.
I won't have 4g near me for a year and a half anyway, and I will only sign a one year contract if I do anything, so I don't mind.
Look at the brightside, Verizon is going to tiered pricing for 4g, so most likely 4g phones will be available only on these tier plans (which could be a benefit, but we don't know what the split up will be, or how they will treat 3g data)
Considering that Verizon is planning on rolling out their LTE network in 30 markets by yearend I was debating whether to wait it out and purchase a 4G capable phone, but the limited data plan is persuaing me to just go for the Droid X.