- 04-12-2011, 01:43 AM #26
OK I'm thinking the Droid 3 will be the vanilla android dual core LTE phone that BlackManX is talking about.
This article from January talks about the Dinc2, X2, and D3 coming out this year, one of which was rumored to be vanilla/stock android.
This article from February speaks of an insider leak about a 4 inch qHD Droid3 with a slide out keyboard.
BlackManX/Panda teased about a be-keyboarded stock dual core 4" qHD phone in his April Fools poem and its meta tags. We know some of those specs (probably megapixels and maybe processor speed) were exaggerated for April fools, but he mentions the keyboard in the tags, a dead giveaway for the D3, and mentions in a comment on his own post that he'd soon release some info about the D3 and other phones, and also says in the tags "not the real device... but close".
And in the poem before that he teased that a dual core stock android phone (elsewhere noted as unleaked) was coming out "several weeks" after the Thunderbolt and that we should wait and not commit to two years on the Thunderbolt.
And now this article from a few days ago shows the X2 in Verizon's internal system as a 3G phone like the Dinc2.
So of the three updates to the original droid line mentioned in January, one of which was rumored to be stock android, we can rule out the Dinc2, a 3G phone with Sense. And we can rule out the X2, because while it may be dual core qHD, it's a 3G phone, and BlackmanX has said the mystery stock phone is 4G LTE. That leaves only the D3, which matches up with his poem meta tag that mentions a keyboard.
The possible problems with this theory are:
1. If the X2 is in the Verizon internal system already but the D3 is not, at least not in those leaked screenshots, yet BlackmanX said to wait "several weeks" from the launch of the Thunderbolt for the stock dual core wonder, how can the D3 be coming out any time soon? Maybe "several" means something different to him, or else whoever found those internal Verizon pages didn't find the D3 page.
2. In the screenshots of the new phones in the Verizon internal system, the X2 is the only one that doesn't have the VCast store in it. Could that be an indicator of no bloatware? And maybe therefore that it is the stock phone? But but but, the stock is supposed to be LTE.
3. If the D3 were coming out in the initial slew of 4G phones, why wouldn't Verizon have announced it with the others at CES? It ain't coming out anytime soon, and can't be the "wait several weeks phone".
4. I had another thing but now I'm too sleepy to remember.
I wonder if Blackman may be putting clues to multiple phones in the same poem, which we mistakenly think area bout the same phone. Like maybe the Charge was the wait several weeks phone, despite not being stock or dual core. Bah, I quit. I think I'm finally sold on the Thunderbolt, "hypebeast" or not. Don't want a slidey keyboard, don't want 3G. Don't want to wait months or quarters for some mystery or the Targa. Nothing but the Bionic is on the near term horizon that would possibly be better based on my preferences.
- 04-12-2011, 07:41 AM #27
- 04-12-2011, 09:28 AM #28
I was actually speaking about a couple of units, one 3g and one running LTE. Both have been delayed and may end up skinned like the rest. I would actually advise anyone looking to get a device to go one year on a charge or thunderbolt. The Sony play is about stock but specs are rather lacking for a long two year commitment.
Apparently the thought is that stock isn't something Verizon customers want.. Course the same thoughts say they don't want one year contracts or Ne2... etc.
I am posting a quick blog to clarify..
- 04-12-2011, 10:01 AM #29
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I'll be on the look out for the new blog. Giving up Twitter for Lent is killing me, but I do admire and appreciate your sacrifice.
- 04-12-2011, 10:25 AM #30
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- 04-12-2011, 01:46 PM #34
Ew... sounds bad for the Bionic. That is frustrating because I have been holding my update since November 1st and I was sure that the Bionic was going to be mine since I saw it at CES. It kinda sucks that all the other carriers are getting the high spec phones and there is absolutely no news about the only one that compares for Verizon.
How long do you expect the delay to be for the first dual-core phone? I am sort of in the industry and really want one pretty bad.
Thank you for all that you do... I think I speak for everyone when I say we miss you on twitter.
- 04-12-2011, 02:17 PM #35
I echo everybody's thanks, Panda. Nobody owes us early insider info, so it's a luxury to get a scrap here and there. It really does help us make better and smarter purchasing decisions. This stuff ain't cheap, not when you add up the full 2 year cost of ownership.
- 04-12-2011, 03:05 PM #36
- 04-12-2011, 04:51 PM #37
Yes, I for one have to agree, thank you so much for the info, O Great Panda! I'm just hoping that the current rumors going around that the Bionic may be delayed aren't true.....I have to get a phone on a 2-Year anyway and want what will hold up the longest! Any info on it would be appreciated.....thanks again so much Panda!
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- 04-12-2011, 05:02 PM #38
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- 04-21-2011, 10:12 AM #42
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The Death of “stock” or the beast keeps eating… | Rants, Opinions and the confessions of a Tech addict…
A stock Google experience device….
yep.. no Motoblur, no Sense Ui, no Touch wiz… just as naked as the day Google made it.
But here is why Verizon customers will NEVER see a device like this…
Will be interesting to see who get's the next Android OS Flagship Phone.
- 04-22-2011, 12:46 AM #43
- 04-22-2011, 01:38 AM #44
According to blackmanX, the stock phone he had been teasing about will now very likely get skinned after all,whatever it was. So that takes the droid3 out of the equation by default since we had only heard rumors of one stock device to start with. We heard the targa would be stock, So it prob wasn't going to be the d3 anyway.
- 05-18-2011, 08:12 PM #45
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- 05-22-2011, 08:30 PM #47Rooted Droid Incredible
+ADW Launcher EX
+Blue Gingerbread ADW Theme
+Nexus One Boot Animation
+Widgets. Lots of widgets.
- 05-23-2011, 03:37 PM #48
I plan on leaving V for a Nexus. I'm out of contact now, so I could get a Nexus S, I would just have to sell it once the ICS Nexus ships. Running an Incredible right now. Can't bring myself to drop the cash just yet, though.