The waiting for the Charge thread
I thought we were cluttering up DroidXcon's thread, so I figure I would start a new one where we can discuss how we/I am just so impatient waiting for this phone.
So the 7th was a credible rumor date (many websites said that), and since that has come and gone...we can only hope for next week, if not that then the following, or the one after that lol.
Its wierd how this phone has no hype, no tv commercials, just a zero blip on the radar screen. I just want this forum to start kicking so we can get our Charge all modded an stuff. And to bash them TB users. lol j/k
So if you guys can just post any info you got on the Charge will be welcomed here.
- 04-08-2011, 03:47 PM #2
Lol never worry about cluttering my threads lol i'm on enough to keep up for the most part.
But yeah someone posted an article of an updated roadmap showing the 14th so the wait is on . Using this dumbphone is driving me crazy, i can't wait to get something new and start hacking away . Hopefully the bootloader isnt locked otherwise we will be at the mercy of an XDA developer getting this phone.
- 04-08-2011, 04:11 PM #3
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- 04-08-2011, 05:22 PM #6
I can't wait for this phone to hit stores so I can play with it. I just hope the buttons don't feel cheap. D: That'd probably cause me to think twice. Such a weak reason, I know, but I hate the thought of having to search for the 'search' button cause it decided to run away.
I'm ready to upgrade from this Rogue.
- 04-08-2011, 05:54 PM #9
I believe the Rogue was Samsung fleshing out their touchwiz interface. It's actually a really good feature phone that came out about two years ago for Verizon. I've had absolutely zero problems with it. The camera is amazing (I really like cameras in phones) and the screen is beautiful.
These buttons are definitely on the bigger side, they look pretty sturdy. I'm hoping the DroidX button wiggle was because of the thinness of the buttons. I dunno.
As far as the overall look of the phone goes, I don't know why it's catching so much flack. It's a novel device. It's got a new form factor for an Android device and there's nothing overly gimmicky about it.
Just googled the rogue (which I shoulda done before asking what it is) and is a nice if not somewhat outdated phone.
Charge will be quantum leap for you. You are 2 generations prior to the charge screen. The kicker here will be the size...from your 3.1 to a 4.3 will cause you to faint lol. I remember when I got my 46 inch tv from a 27 ... it just blew me away. When I look at smaller sets now I can't bear it.
Hope you can adjust to an onscreen keyboard coming from your slideout.
- 04-08-2011, 06:22 PM #11
Mhmmm. My brother got the Fascinate around Christmas time. I was playing with it the other day and the 4" screen blew me away. Lol and then I realized how much bigger 4.3" would be and I got really excited.
I'm a big guy (6'too damn tall) and so I'm really digging these big screens. I don't imagine that I'll have a big problem with the on screen keyboard. I've been using an iPod touch for a while now and can't wait to get caught up.
It may be outdated but the Rogue is a really solid phone, I'm pretty sure it was an editors pick on cnet when it dropped.
- 04-08-2011, 07:15 PM #13
- 04-08-2011, 07:29 PM #14
I bought the TB and used it for three days. I'm sorry, it's a great phone and I wanted to like it... I really did. But I need a device that can realistically get me at least 8 hours before going into the yellow. The first time out, after unplugging it from the charger at work, the TB lasted 5 hours before I hit red and that was with light use. As much as I loved the look, feel and yes, even taste ( ) of the phone, it's just not acceptable to me for a phone to be that power hungry. And, let's be real here, once you get a taste of the super Amoled, it's just too dang hard to go back.
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- 04-08-2011, 09:38 PM #16
- 04-09-2011, 06:10 AM #17
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AHGGG! Wait a min. Is the Charge a SLIDER? Nooooo tell me it ain't so Joe! I have a droid x and i am having new problems with my BT not turning on and random pwr cycles, so i am soooo hyped about this Charge. I'm only 7 months into a contract and i am prepared to buy it at full price (as long as it's not a slider).
Why does the Arc sing to me whenever i see it (i know, i know, it's a Sony) But it's something about it. Maybe its all aesthetics.
- 04-09-2011, 11:35 AM #18
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- 04-09-2011, 04:13 PM #22
If the battery life is anywhere as near as bad as the TB, then I'm going to have to re-evaluate my choices. I don't mind a slighlty extended battery (like Verizon's battery for the Moto X), but I'm not fan of carrying around a spare battery and less of a fan of those super large extended batteries like Verizon sells for the HTC. I also hope Samsung doesn't make the same mistake HTC did and provides a way to turn LTE on and off. I'm all over this phone when it comes out and have been waiting since I first read specs on it, but I'm all about usability and having enough juice to carry me through the day.
- 04-09-2011, 04:26 PM #24