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Top message:  What a disgrace... by organshifter   Apr 27, 2011, 5:14 PM

Replying to:  have to disagree by Victek   Apr 27, 2011, 9:53 PM

Re: have to disagree

by 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. ... »

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 internal storage, washed up 480x800 screen resolution, etc, it's not a winner by a long shot. The Incredible 2 shares much of the same, but with a bit more internal storage (not even as much as the original). Both have a front facing camera, which is not that special. Messing around with a Thunderbolt convinced me that a 2nd Gen Snapdragon still doesn't offer enough kick by itself. It's plenty faster than Samsung's Hummingbird processor, which the Charge will be using. I understand that you're coming from a feature phone. Nevertheless, your next device should be one of considerable quality and constructed to easily handle future endeavors.

@ Audreyshow

Comparing the DI (Husband) & DI2 (Wife), nothing makes you say wow! ... »

Same resolution, both run Froyo, Bluetooth 2.1...the list goes on and on. The screen and it's resolution are old news and hardly anything to write home about. The front facing camera is of very little use, unless you'll consider listing "killing your battery life faster" as a feature. Wink On another note, you mentioned being jealous of the DI. Well, hubby won't be jealous at all. He's going to laugh himself to stitches at your little DI2. By now, he's mastered his Incredible, so there isn't too much that you can show him that he hasn't already done. Once he compares the spec sheet (mentally), he'll say, "That's nice hun. You've got a few differences here & there." Wow, what a lackluster reception. Sad Do not set yourself up for failure with a device that will be absolutely dreadful in a matter of weeks. Please, if you can, take heed and wait. Comparing the DI2 to your Moto Droid is much more of an upgrade. If that is your only concern (remember jealously?), the choice isn't bad by any means. It will bring you up to speed for a very short amount of time. No sooner than you blink though, Verizon will have moved on and placed your device on the back burner as it is not intended to be a true winner for them. It's an in-between, "look guys, we released something" kind of device. BTW, I believe Verizon did away with early upgrades (20 months) as well as new every two.

@ Both

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. Besides, as of right now, all 4G LTE devices are "backward compatible" and – when not in a 4G LTE coverage area –provide access to the Verizon Wireless 3G network, which covers 97% of the U.S. population.-

Spending a little extra for a more stand up device now will go a long way in the future. I've been able to upgrade my Incredible since Feb. 28th. I am trying to hold out for what's in store, hoping that Verizon will surprise me with something worthwhile. Today marks the completion of my contract. The wait continues...hope they have an answer for the HTC EVO 3D or HTC Sensation 4G by July.

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