Does nobody want this??
I keep returning to these threads and nobody seems to be posting much even though press photos and details keep leaking out. While I would love a 4G phone and am in an area where there is blanket LTE coverage, the tech is still first gen so the devices are fat and the radios inefficient. For the time being, this little guy seems to be near perfect given the non-behemoth (powersucking) screen, slim styling, and likely rootability. Just wondering why the community response has been decidedly "meh."
- 04-11-2011, 01:51 PM #2
- 12 Posts
I am very much interested in this phone.
I am currently deciding between this and the thunderbolt. I live just outside of NYC and my house is not in the LTE zone right now. My parents house and my job are both within the LTE zone.
Reasons why i am thinking about it:
1. Battery is 1450 vs 1400 in the bolt, should last a tad longer
2. 4" vs 4.3" screen, again should make the battery last longer and plenty bigger then my BB storm 1.
3. 3g vs 4g- my house is outside 4g and really what do i possible need internet faster then the wifi at my house. 3g suits my needs just fine when not by a computer.
4. Price- should be cheaper, how much cheaper plays a role in what i get.
Reason why i may not get it.
1. Smaller onboard storage- some reports are 1gb others say 4gb. 1gb is just too small for a higher end device. The TB has 8 onboard and only 2.6 or so unused for apps. inc2 has 16gb sd card and tb has 32gb sd card. so big difference in storage.
I guess until official info is released and i hold both i will better be able to make a decision.
- 04-11-2011, 01:59 PM #3
I originally wanted a Thunderbolt, thinking I wanted the "newest and greatest". However, after really thinking through the pros and cons, I realized that the DINC2 is perfect for what I need. Coming from a Palm Pre, The 4" screen will still feel huge, without the overbearing 4.3" behemoth that is the Thunderbolt. 4G is not really an issue for me. I live in an area without it, and it will stay that way for quite some time. Even with it, I don't want to trust the next two years of my life with a phone that is basically a beta tester for Verizon LTE. 3G is plenty fast when I am not in earshot of a wifi router.
I think too many people wrote this phone off as just an incremental update to the original DINC, and not worth it compared to the new stuff coming out this year. I don't need a dual-core, top-of-the-line, super-de-dooper WXFLCD screen phone for my purposes. I need a solid workhorse that looks good, performs well, and has at least SOME staying power. I think this phone will prove to have that, just as the original DINC has.
- 04-11-2011, 02:32 PM #4
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- 04-11-2011, 05:48 PM #6
I've already got the original Dinc and with it rooted and overclocked (plus the extended battery) I just don't see a point to this phone, I don't plan to leave the country any time soon either. I'm one of those waiting for a ridiculously big screen, a dual core processor and 4G. Might be the Bionic but I might wait for something like a Galaxy S II or whatever else might come out.
- 04-11-2011, 06:03 PM #7
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- 04-11-2011, 06:10 PM #8
- 38 Posts
I am stuck between this and the Droid Charge... Charge because of the screen and the Inc2 because it's global. I'd rather the Charge but I'm studying abroad in the fall and Inc2 seems to fit the need better. Well see.. I have an original Inc and it's been pretty good other then a completely smashed screen.
- 04-11-2011, 06:31 PM #9
- 242 Posts
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im really stuck here, i was all about this phone but now that HTC has decided to go the whole locked down MOTO route, Im not really sure. My Inc is rooted and has been for a long time and flashing new ROMs and trying new options are one of my biggest loves. Now not so sure and Im disappointed to see HTC going this route!!!!!Droid Charge
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- 04-11-2011, 07:08 PM #10
- 46 Posts
I'm playing the "Wait and see" game with the latest Android phones from Verizon. I'm due for an upgrade in July and by then most of these so called next gen phones will have been released by then and will have been thoroughly reviewed. I'm coming from a Storm2 and while at first I loved the phone I cannot stand it now. It doesn't help that it's suffered a few falls but nonetheless it's due for replacement. The earpiece is shot and I'm nearly at a battery pull a day.
When Verizon offered me a chance to upgrade to a Dinc last year I had to pass because I didn't have the extra funds. Now I'm following the Thunderbolt and I like what I see but I don't live in a 4G area yet and my phone needs aren't that great. The Dinc fell, and still falls, within my usage needs. I'm also looking to see what else comes out by July. By then I should have a good idea of what works and what doesn't.
I'm looking hard at this phone. Hopefully it'll still be relevant in two years when my next upgrade is available.
- 04-11-2011, 07:17 PM #11
- 89 Posts
- Clockwork+Cyanogen 7.0.3
I have at least until January for the contract on this phone (DInc1) to run out.
I have it rooted with Cyanogen 7 running beautifully.
I'll probably run this phone into the ground before I buy another. But I will not consider any phone that I cannot root/jailbreak.
I'd sooner buy an iphone (which at least allows for jail breaking) before buying a locked down Android.
Hopefully HTC will consider its base. I'm a huge Incredible fan. If there's a Dinc 3 by the time I'm in the market that meets my needs Im there.
- 04-11-2011, 08:30 PM #12
- 106 Posts
I say this after thinking I wanted a global phone, but with VzW's rapacious costs for a global plan (in comparison to what you can get for prepaid), I've thought again and the advantages of a global phone just don't outweigh the disadvantages.
In terms of the Dinc2, there's plenty to like, but I do think that other devices, like the LG Revolution and the Samsung Charge and others, are even more attractive if you're willing to forego either/both dual-core and LTE capability.Thanked by:
- 04-11-2011, 09:29 PM #13
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- 04-11-2011, 11:28 PM #15
I also came from BB. I have the Incredible stock. Haven't rooted. LOVE THIS PHONE. I am not due till next year but if I was it would be this phone. I am not jumping onto the 4g . 3g is fine for me. I have no complaints about my Incredible. I have it the way I want it. Internet is great in it. Its successor will be just as awesome. If you are seriously considering it you will be pleased
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- 04-11-2011, 11:41 PM #16
- 195 Posts
I get an upgrade every year and I'm thinking about getting this since my dinc has been really good to me (and survived my clumsiness) so I think this would be an obvious progression, but I'm intrigued by the play and rev too, and absolutely drooling over the bionic. Cost will be a major deciding factor.
- 04-12-2011, 05:42 AM #17
- 90 Posts
To put this in perspective-
1- HTC Thunderbolt - Signed and using the same security measures that the Dinc2 will use.
2- HTC Thunderbolt - Rooted and NAND unlocked with the assistance of a Engineering/MFG bootloader.
3 - Guess what leaked on the internet? The Engineering/MFG bootloader for the Dinc2.
If rooting and flashing is your concern, just give it a little time. This bad boy will be unlocked.
- 04-12-2011, 01:41 PM #18
- 04-12-2011, 02:18 PM #19
- 110 Posts
Dual-core sounds sexy and all, but not sure if the average user will notice any improvement at this stage of the game. On the other hand, there _will_ almost certainly be "issues" with the dual-core that I won't mind avoiding. The TB's 4.3 screen is just a bit larger than I want to carry around. Plus I'll take any increase in battery life that I can get. Near as I can tell, mem, RAM, and SD will be more than adequate for most people. If not, just spring for a bigger SD card. I probably won't use the global capabilities unless my job takes a turn for the strange. Oh, and getting a phone that costs less than the wife's TB earns me points
- 04-13-2011, 04:30 PM #20
So I'm not a normal user but I am not impressed way Inc 2, mainly because its a downgrade from other devices. I hope the price reflects the specs. Personally I would much rather have the Thunderbolt because I would like to get the unlimited 4G for $30 before they change their data plans, I will buy my future phones at retail if that means I get to keep the data plan.Nokia 6xxx >> Motorola i710 >> Motorola Razr >> BB 9000 >> BB 9700 >> Nexus One >> Droid X >> Thunderbolt
- 04-13-2011, 05:16 PM #21
I'm trying to wait a little longer to upgrade. I think the problem with the Incredible 2 is a lack of 4G. I think it's a great phone if you want global or you are planning on upgrading to the newest 4G phone when it comes to your area.
Since you are asking if people are interested in this phone, I would say yes, most people are because it is a great phone. But for an Android forum most people are looking at dual-core, 4g, biggest screen, etc.
- 04-13-2011, 05:27 PM #22
I am going with an iphone.
jk I have another year and my dinc is still going strong. I rooted to just get rid of bloatware, screen capture etc with no custom rom.
I keep trying launchers but always go back to sense.
I don't want a small tablet next to my ear. I want this phone size until I am 60.How to install an Invisible Shield
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- 04-13-2011, 07:00 PM #23
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- 04-14-2011, 11:27 AM #25
- 62 Posts
I have been patiently waiting on this phone for a while now. I have an old LG Dare and I'm trying to wait for this phone to come out over the original DInc. I'm having a hard time wanting to get this phone when there is constant chatter about dual-core, and then the video for the DX2 comes out today.
Any suggestions or thoughts on what I should do in the next few days or weeks?