Will it last a contract cycle?

wes008

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Ok, my contract ends in less than a week and I'm DYING to get an Android phone. It was always the Droid Bionic for me, but after reading the Atrix reviews and checking out a dummy unit of the Thunderbolt, I'm leaning towards HTC's slick device. However, with other phones getting dual core processors and HDMI ports, will this phone last me my 2 years of a Verizon contract or even the 20 months to get an upgrade?
 

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Ok, my contract ends in less than a week and I'm DYING to get an Android phone. It was always the Droid Bionic for me, but after reading the Atrix reviews and checking out a dummy unit of the Thunderbolt, I'm leaning towards HTC's slick device. However, with other phones getting dual core processors and HDMI ports, will this phone last me my 2 years of a Verizon contract or even the 20 months to get an upgrade?

Are you a phone junkie? If so, you'll want a new phone in a year, guaranteed. if not, you may be okay.
 

azdmelani

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Im not sure what you mean?

Will it work throughout the whole contract cycle? Well, lets hope so, but since the phone isnt out yet there is no definitive way to tell.

Will the technology stand up for two years? No, but it never does. In two years we'll have the 2nd/3rd round of dual core phones. But you can always sell yours and get a new phone off of ebay
 

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Thats why you get Insurance on the phone. So if you plan on keeping it the whole 2 years. Then you can do a Insurance replacement on it. Since wear in tear of everyday use will shorten the life span of the unit.
 

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It will definitely last the 2 years, as in, it will work fine for 2 years. If you mean will the technology stay near the top for that period...no way. With the Bionic on it's heals, having everything the TB has plus dual processor and the highest quality screen, I think TB owners will feel like they have old tech a few months after they get it.
 

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I wouldn't bother getting the T-Bolt for two years unless it means locking into a cheaper 4G contract (meaning you will need to buy future phones at full retail).

One-year is the most that the T-Bolt, Revolution, and Samsung LTE phone are worth. The T-Bolt 2 will hopefully be a 2GHz quad-core beast more worthy of a longer contract.
 

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We'll be fine. The Bolt won't not be the flagship Android device for VZW but,as an HTC product, it'll still be very well supported both officially and by the Android community. Just look at the Eris and OG Droid. They both seem to be getting plenty of attention.
 

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