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organshifter

Apr 27, 2011, 5:14 PM
...definitely not worthy to be the successor to the original DI.

With 3G only, single core, laughable internal storage, no Gingersense, and 480x800 resolution, they totally screwed this up. Consumers who want an okay, 3G, single-core solution will go with the Thunderbolt. The DI2 is a joke device. It should have been released on April 1st.

Good comparison here:
http://www.phonescoop.com/phones/compare.php?id%5B%5 ... »

In the very near future, Verizon is going to find itself stuck between a rock and a hard place.
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Victek

Apr 27, 2011, 9:53 PM
Not sure what you mean by GingerSense. Do you mean Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) beneath the Sense UI? What features are available in 2.3 that make it so important?

Whether or not the Dinc 2 is a good choice depends on circumstances. I don't have LTE in my area and have no idea when it will become available. I would rather not own a 4G phone and feel like I'm missing something for maybe the next two years. The Thunderbolt is also more expensive. I'm upgrading from a "feature phone" so the Incredible 2 will be a dramatic improvement for me, but I completely understand that folks who already own smartphones may feel the Dinc 2 is not a step forward.

For another LTE choice have a look at the "Charge".
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audreyshow

Apr 27, 2011, 11:08 PM
Totally agree and said so in another post. We will not be getting 4G in this area anytime in the next year or so because we are in such a rural location. We were one of the last to get 3g as well. I still have the original Moto Droid, which was okay for a while, but I'm having issues with it and totally jealous of my husband's Incredible 1. If it is as nice as what he has, I will be thrilled. I got my hands on a Thunderbolt recently, and I just didn't like the size or weight of it. The Incredible 2 does seem to be a bit bigger than its predecessor, but still not as big as that Thunderbolt. Maybe in 20 months, when I'm ready to upgrade again, they will have figured out the LTE technology to make their devices smaller. Until then, I will be pe...
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organshifter

Apr 28, 2011, 3:35 AM
@ Victek

Yes, that's what I was referring to. GingerSense (a nickname which has stuck) is Gingerbread w/Sense UI (v2.x).

The differences between Android 2.2 & 2.3 are pretty significant.
http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between- ... »

However, if you can ask a question such as that, you're definitely among the millions of consumers who have just enough curiosity to research what is truly in their best interest. Why settle? Waiting just a bit longer will allow you to get a device which actually lives up to its value. The DI2 and Charge are both going to leave a lot to be desired. The Samsung Charge may have 4G, but with Android 2.2, a (laggy) 1GHz single-core processor, 828MB of int...
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xanadul14619

Apr 28, 2011, 10:29 AM
You guys all need to understand that the percentage of people that care about these minor details in changes is very low. Yes we are geeks and troll around about how the inc2 isnt much of a difference, but the average consumer wants something that is problem free and easy to use with lots of meaningless eye candy.....this is the story of apple and all of their products, understand why it works and stop flaming.
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organshifter

Apr 28, 2011, 11:08 AM
xanadul14619 said:
You guys all need to understand that the percentage of people that care about these minor details in changes is very low. Yes we are geeks and troll around about how the inc2 isnt much of a difference, but the average consumer wants something that is problem free and easy to use with lots of meaningless eye candy.....this is the story of apple and all of their products, understand why it works and stop flaming.

Flaming? Surely you must mean debating and sharing opinions?

And please, save the Apple debate for another thread/forum. No one can forget about the disaster which was the iPhone 4 on AT&T, with its severe antenna issues. Or Apple's overrated, under-performing, so-called high en...
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audreyshow

Apr 28, 2011, 11:32 PM
Well, I've already said why I don't personally want a 4g phone right now. I am waiting for the technology to get better. It's so new and has tons of room for improvement. As far as my jealously statement. I'm simply jealous because his phone is all around nicer than mine, and I rarely let him have any tech device better or newer than mine. Don't even get me started on his Kindle 3 vs. my Kindle 2. Let's just say he's had a lucky year. I very much prefer HTC sense over the Droid's UI. I think the screen response is far more responsive. The speed is zillions times faster, even when I have wiped my phone out with no extra software bogging it down. I NEVER liked the keyboard on the Droid, which was one of the reasons I chose it over the HTC Droi...
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audreyshow

Apr 28, 2011, 11:55 PM
I'll also add this. I just finished reading phonescoop's review for the DINC 2, and while you say it was less than stellar, I didn't see anything incredibly (no pun intended) negative in it other than no 4g (a non-issue obviously, for people truly interested in this phone), and the occasional drop to 1x, which could be a fluke (here's hoping, because that will be a deal-breaker for me). Everything else mentioned in this review sounds like I'm going to be one happy camper with this phone. And this says it all for me:
"Aside from the lack of 4G, however, the Droid Incredible 2 makes a marked number of improvements over the original that earn it high marks from Phone Scoop. HTC has delivered a worthy successor in the Droid Incredible 2."
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organshifter

Apr 29, 2011, 12:14 AM
Well, with the way you've describe network availability in your area, that definitely remains to be seen. Good luck! Wink

The review wasn't bad. I was caught up in comparing it to the Incredible that I have now, and what I'm looking for in my next device.
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organshifter

Apr 29, 2011, 12:07 AM
Well said, and I agree. I'm sure you'll be very happy with your DI2 Audrey. Please keep us posted on your experience with the device. I must admit, I'm curious to hear from someone who is actually going to use it on a regular basis.

I assumed that your husband was the techie with having an advanced device such as the DI and all, but turns out it's the wife! Awesome!

Until recently, I was quite the phone fanatic as well. Now, I'm looking to make my last purchase for a good while. With annual upgrades being terminated, I'm going to just pick up a device that can get the job done for as long as possible (at least 2014). So, I understand where you're coming from.

As far as the signing a new 2 year contract, I've read that Verizon is no ...
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audreyshow

Apr 29, 2011, 1:23 AM
Nope, I'm definitely the techie in this relationship. My husband rarely will even spend money on himself, and I have to talk him into things. This year I forced him into a Kindle, a smart phone and a PS3 lol! I think I'm done. It was torture letting him have nicer gadgets than me. Very Happy It just so happened that at the time I finally got him to break down and shop for a smart phone, the best thing available was the DINC. I really didn't feel too bad because both of my brothers and my husband all have the same phone now. Best Buy was running a special freebie on them and it was time for an upgrade for two of them. My other brother had already had his since December (he paid $200 haha).
The last article I read (back when it was first announced) s...
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audreyshow

Apr 29, 2011, 1:55 AM
I googled the upgrade issue, and pretty much everything I found, looking at it briefly, says 20 months. But none of them are official Verizon sites. Just sites reporting the change back in January. I couldn't even find Verizon's official upgrade policy on their website. I'm sure it's hidden in some obscure place they don't want you know about haha. I did also read that as part of the New Every Two program change, that you have 6 months from when you become eligible to upgrade (under NE2) to take advantage of the additional upgrade discount. So don't you wait too long for that indisputable king of phones. Smile
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baboex

Apr 30, 2011, 11:08 AM
Morning!

I work for Verizon and it is incorrect that customers are required to wait the full 24 months for upgrades. The New Every 2 and Annual Upgrades WERE done away with, and now customers can upgrade once every 20 months with a new 2 year contract.

Also, after spending a pretty solid chunk of time with the DI2, I would have to say that I disagree with the OP opinion on it being a phone not worth having. True, it does not have a dual core, or 4G, or 2.3(yet), but honestly, with 4G being a new technology (same with dual core processors in mobile devices), purchasing a great 3G device which is cheaper and holding out until the tech develops for another 20 months is actually a pretty good idea.

As for 2.3, HTC is great at supporti...
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audreyshow

May 1, 2011, 12:51 AM
Thanks for clearing that up for us. I hadn't read anywhere that we had to wait 24 months, but since I didn't actually find the new policy on Verizon's website, I wasn't sure if that was the case.
And I'm going to post my initial review here, below, and under reviews.
I have had my DINC2 for not quite 2 full days now, and so far I am LOVING it! It is very similar to the original, which as I've said before, is fine by me. It's why I've chosen to stick with HTC for a long time to come. They may not have changed it up dramatically, but it's still a worthy follow-up.
I noticed the Dinc2 has skins now, which I like because it gives you the option of having a different looking interface from the original. There are only 4 options as of now, bu...
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stevobaggins

May 27, 2011, 5:57 PM
I don't have a DINC, but I do have a Droid. Maybe you've found it by now, but there's a cool widget in the Android Market that tells what percentage of the battery is still available. I forget what it's called, but if you do a search for "battery level", you should find it. Smile
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Victek

Apr 29, 2011, 1:41 PM
organshifter said:
@ Victek

Yes, that's what I was referring to. GingerSense (a nickname which has stuck) is Gingerbread w/Sense UI (v2.x).

The differences between Android 2.2 & 2.3 are pretty significant.

However, if you can ask a question such as that, you're definitely among the millions of consumers who have just enough curiosity to research what is truly in their best interest. Why settle?


I would agree that the improvements in Gingerbread sound worthwhile, however none of them are necessary for my purposes at present, and it's not unreasonable to expect the Dinc 2 to be updated down the road (though I won't be holding my breath).

Regarding "waiting" Vs "settling" that choice never goe...
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casualsuede

May 1, 2011, 11:58 AM
"The differences between Android 2.2 & 2.3 are pretty significant."

Not really, the site you refer to makes that clear. There is only one key improvement, which is better battery management.

Also, unlike LG and Samsung, HTC will most likely upgrade the software soon. HTC even supports old phones so the chance of getting Gingerbread when it is fully released and test on DINC2 are high.

"What is wrong with having a 4G device now? You never know when it'll come in handy. 4G reception may be within range of your areas a lot sooner than you think. "

There are two reasons. The main one is battery life. LTE chipsets consume more battery power, whether you are on LTE or not.

The second is cost and plans. Why pay extra for a pos...
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vzw76

Jun 8, 2011, 7:29 PM
This reply is to your @Both post.

Not everyone is in an area that will get 4G anytime soon. Most of the people who don't get this live in an area nearby a major metro. I live in South Dakota. Sioux Falls will get 4G in around a month, but I live about 150 miles line of site from there. On average a cell signal will be usable up to 20-25 miles. I live about 22 miles away from our tower and am on the fringe. While 4G would be nice, the battery drain (or battery tech) needs to be addressed first.

I had the Thunderbolt. Every week there was a new problem. Different handsets didn't help. After almost two months Verizon & I agreed that a different handset was a better solution. I switched to the Incredible 2. Before the Thunderbolt I had th...
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Azeron

Jun 26, 2011, 11:47 PM
Nothing except that I lose my $15 Unlimited Tether feature. I tried a mock upgrade online. (I would NEVER let a VZW rep touch my line). Verizon goes "not just no but HELL NO"... So there you have it. I HAVE to have a 3G device. Which do you recommend?
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Azeron

Jun 26, 2011, 11:34 PM
Just adding my two cents two months late but I don't spend much time here anymore... I have a grandfathered tether feature that Verizon won't dare allow me to keep on 4G so a phone like this with TEC is right down my alley.
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satanic rhino

May 12, 2011, 8:53 AM
Eh?
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