D-Inc? Or wait for the Inc-HD?
Man, this is killing me. 21 months with this Storm 1, and I've been waiting for the Windows Phones to give them a shot before upgrading. But over the past 4-5 months, I've settled so into Android phones, HTC specifically, that I've convinced about 10 people to buy either to EVO4 or D-Inc instead of the iPhone.
Now I've been waiting patiently to buy the Inc-HD for my birthday a couple weeks ago, and I knew it wasn't coming out. I had actually bought the Inc-HD for 0.00 from Amazon, but they told me it would take til Jan. 5 to ship, and I cancelled it.
This Storm is driving me to tie a noose. I'm not sure how long I can wait for the Inc-HD, but if I buy the D-Inc and the HD comes out 35 days later someone is going to get hurt. Just tell me the thing isn't coming out until June and I'll jump on on of these free D-Inc deals to get me out of this Storm misery!
- 12-05-2010, 03:06 PM #2
I completely understand your frustration with the Storm. I was in the same boat. All we know so far, is that the DInc HD may come out mid 2011 when LTE handsets become available. That said, you can buy slightly used DIncs off of eBay for really good prices, activate the hardware on your account using the same line your Storm is on, and wait comfortably until the HD comes out without using your upgrade!
- 12-05-2010, 03:42 PM #3
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- 12-06-2010, 02:49 PM #5
You can't possibly imagine, as much as you might know this POS. I'm a techie who can manage OS upgrades with SaOS, etc., minimizing RAM usage, but this device only has so much potential, with the way RIM strapped on the rubber glove. Not only that, but its my second bad decision in a row, the first being the black MotoQ.
I won't get bit again, so I've studied this OS so much over the past year, to the point I praised, then shelved the potential of W7P to avoid a trilogy. So now, I'm awaiting my dream device, along with only committing to a 1 year contract to avoid a potential third mistake, but also have somewhat of a discount in a year, since even that is too long these days at the rate Google is advancing Android...and who knows what W7P will be in a year, in tune with Xbox live and the Zune.
- 12-08-2010, 07:31 PM #7
- 12-08-2010, 10:20 PM #8
I've been with the Storm since May of last year, so about 19 months. By the time I actually upgrade I'll be right around the 21-22 month mark (upgrade is jan 5th, holding out for CES announcements). I feel like after enduring this phone for so long, I now have the patience of a saint. I would really love to see either the IncHD or the Moto Olympus/Etna around that time.
In your case, where you're already past your upgrade and you're ready to go, there's plenty of phones out right now that will definitely last you through your contract period. If you hold off on upgrading because of whatever's coming next, you'll never be satisfied. I'm only waiting after Jan 5th if I hear a solid date for a new phone after CES, provided it isn't that much longer of a wait.
I hear what you're saying, but the difference now is two-fold:
First, it's going to be a phone I KNOW I'll love when I get my hands on it
Second, I've been saying since August -- and still am -- that the EVO4 is the best phone on the market right now. And the IncHD will be its VZ counterpart.
So yes, I will definitely be satisfied! And I know I would like the D-Inc, as I have used many, including my girlfriend's, but I couldn't watch the Inc-HD party with a D-Inc in my hand...no way. Not after watching RIM kick my Storm into the gutter when they dropped the S2. Completely different, but you get my analogy...
- 12-09-2010, 08:05 AM #10
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- 12-11-2010, 01:23 PM #11
- 12-11-2010, 01:56 PM #12
It just seems like Verizon is going to hold out on new phones for now and make a big push for 4g phone in mid 2011, which would be Q2? It seems that they have a good phone line up now and are pushing 4g data and pushing tablet sales. With that said I really wanted the merge or the Inc-HD. But I am looking at the Inc right now because it seems to be the best android device they have and even if its kinda old its still top line hardware
- 12-13-2010, 11:30 AM #13
I am asking the same questions. Got my Droid1 Jan. 7, 2010. 1 year upgrade eligible same date in 2011. Probably going to jump on a Droid X or a Droid Incredible that day. It is a tradeoff on size (Droid X is huge) versus memory (Droid X has more). My guy now says go with the X. Will have to spend some time in the store playing with them to see.
Luckily CES will be over by then so we should know more about the DINC HD by then.Thanks,
Kyo7135 - Treo600 - Treo650 - Treo 700 - BlackBerry 8800 - Blackberry 9000 - Droid - Storm 2 (failed Experiment) - Droid - Droid X - iPhone4S (waiting to come back to Android with HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4)
- 12-13-2010, 11:58 AM #14
I think the dinc hd will see the light of day in q1 if its mid 2011 VZW will shoot this phonein the foot with more than a few dualcore lte phones being available then and the dualcore snapdragon being available at that same timeRooted for life
- 12-13-2010, 03:40 PM #15
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Could we be waiting for a phone thats actually better than we think it is?
- 12-13-2010, 05:21 PM #16
- 12-13-2010, 06:52 PM #17
I was going to wait on the merge but decided to jump into the incredible. So far so good. No complaints. The phone handles what is out and is better then most peoples old devices. I came from the pre plus
- 12-20-2010, 09:56 AM #18
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I was in the exact same boat as you (Still waiting on the HTC Merge). I think you should keep waiting for the phone you want, but in the meantime, purchase a used Droid Eris off of ebay. I did this about 2 weeks ago and I'm so much happier now. Not having to deal with the constant freezing or battery issues on the storm 1, plus I get to really play around with the android OS (2.1, cant get 2.2 on it unless you root it). Its a pretty inexpensive purchase that's definitely worth it.
- 12-21-2010, 12:54 PM #19Smarty Pants
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For what its worth( I know, Iknow my friend says, the VZW rep says, this one site said lol) I was at the Local VZW and the rep said.... no seriously, he seemed honest and logical saying he wasn't very "techie"(yeah he said that), but the Toledo, Ohio area easily wont be receiving LTE on phones till 2012. Although we could see 4G phones in 2011 we wont be capable of making the most of them so it would be a waste. While that could be salesman talk for "please buy up what I have in stock so I can order in the latest and greatest, Thank-you, Im not sure?
As for me Ill be getting a new DInc without the bing abomination!Im T rop per and I approve this message
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- 12-21-2010, 03:42 PM #20
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- 12-21-2010, 04:16 PM #22
Having followed the arrival of LTE, and yup it's going to be available to me about everywhere I travel here.
I now think I'm sit out the first round of the LTE compatiable phones.
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- 12-21-2010, 08:56 PM #23
I would wait for the hd but that's just me I think I will get the first round of lte devices but I'm also planning on getting a year end device it just sucks it have to continue waiting have been eligible for over a monthRooted for life
- 12-28-2010, 11:25 AM #24
I can't believe you have stuck with the Storm 1! Even the Storm 2 was a vast improvement. If you get your hands on ANY android phone of your own, you will be blown away and wonder WHY WHY WHY did you wait so long.
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- 12-28-2010, 04:40 PM #25
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I wouldn't say the Incredible HD is a huge upgrade from the Incredible. Of course, we don't know the exact hardware specs yet. It all depends on what you want from the phone and how long you're willing to wait. I have the Incredible now, have had it since July, and I'm still quite pleased with it. Plus, it's at least going to get the Gingerbread + new Sense update, so it won't be outmoded the instant Gingerbread becomes standard in phones.
As for dual core: these probably won't become standard until Honeycomb becomes standard. Plus, Android won't be able to take advantage of dual core hardware until Honeycomb. This could mean waiting until late summer or fall. Things become obsolete very quickly, especially in the Android world (although the second half of this year has been pretty slow, as nothing better than the Evo and the Epic have been released yet), so you'll eventually have to dive in and buy something.