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

Replying to:  Re: have to disagree by organshifter   Apr 28, 2011, 3:35 AM

Re: have to disagree

by 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 the original Incredible.

While not a huge upgrade, it does refine an already great handset. Next gen snapdragon processor (same as MT4G, G2, & Tbolt & has more speed & better battery life than Inc1's cpu). The 1GB of internal storage is accesible for apps (the Inc1 had 768mB accessible & 8GB non accessible). Larger 4" screen (almost indistinguishable color wise from my amoled launch day Inc. & much better than the washed out screen of the Tbolt). Newer version sense (even newer than on the Tbolt). Better construction materials (aluminum front bezel). Better camera imaging sensor which is the same as on the Tbolt (same MP but better quality sensor especially low light than on the Inc1). Better data connectivity (wi-fi & 3G hold signal better than Inc1). And finally global capability.

The only issues would be the speaker isn't quite as good (could be they couldn't use the one from the Inc1 to make room for the larger screen), and less internal sotrage, but with 32GB cards more readily available than before it's not really an issue.

Now if you want to talk a minimal update, look at the Moto DX2. Other than adding dual core (which Android won't be optimized for until 2.4), new blur (I won't even go there) & losing the physical camera button it's identical to the origianl DX. At least they changed the look for the Incredible's successor, and for the better I might add.

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