The xperia play on Verizon is stock, but loaded with bloat and has a locked bootloader.
The bloat on the Xperia Play is much less than what Verizon usually stuffs on their Droids. Not sure if SE's new bootloader openness is going to extend to CDMA devices but I doubt it. Still, it is nice to see VZW's first vanilla Android OS since the OG Droid.
I am watching this phone with great interest. Having 4G would be nice, but if it means having horrible battery life, I would still be interested in the phone without 4G.
I don't think I can hold off not getting a new phone for much longer. Over the weekend, after having a loose USB jack and a shorting out headphone jack for several months, my OG Droid was finally retired when it decided it didn't want to turn on or change the battery anymore. Fortunately (for me), my wife switched from her OG Droid to the FruitPhone 4 earlier this year, so we had an extra Droid not in use. I was able to make a nandroid backup of my old phone, put the microSD into her old Droid, switch over the MEIDs on our VZW account and then restore the backup on to her phone. Her old OG Droid is now my Droid. So, that should keep me up and running long enough to wait for a new Android phone on VZW that I actually want to own as opposed to just compromising for what is available... maybe...
I am buying a DROID 3 for sure. The new MotoBlur is really great to use, actually. You just need to take the time to set everything up. And, since I write alot of pseudocode on the go with my phone, this keyboard is exactly what I am looking for. Thank you, Motorola!
Anyone else notice the large speaker grill from the previous two was replaced with just a slit? Gonna miss that. It gave the OG and Droid 2 a more unique look on the back. Just hope it's equally as loud.