06-07-2012 07:09 PM
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  1. trivor's Avatar
    I want this phone now. This is a Dinc 2 form factor with EVERYTHING upgraded - 8 GB internal memory, 1 GB ram, 1.2 Dual Core S4 with integrated LTE, 4.0" qHD screen (right now, there are NO 4.0" 720 screens so this is the highest res screen on a 4.0 inch display (SLC2 so no pentile like the Razr), NFC, probably a world phone (not confirmed), ICS with Sense 4.0 (I happen to like Sense 2.1 on Dinc 2), larger battery (1700) - this has high end specs - don't tell me it needs a 1.5 CPU like the X/S series - doesn't need it with a 4.0 qHD screen. I guess you could be upset with only 8 GB internal memory (but microSD makes up for that).
    Ry, refsta, rambodanbo and 1 others like this.
    05-26-2012 02:10 AM
  2. draco1986's Avatar
    + 1

    Is this the first 4 inch screen lte phone? Or just the first one worth paying attention to?
    The only others I can think of are the Lucid, not even close to the Dinc LTE, and the D4 which is nice but in almost every way falls a little short of the Dinc LTE, except for physical keyboard for those who feel they need it.
    05-27-2012 04:14 PM
  3. NightxFall's Avatar
    The only others I can think of are the Lucid, not even close to the Dinc LTE, and the D4 which is nice but in almost every way falls a little short of the Dinc LTE, except for physical keyboard for those who feel they need it.
    The Droid 4's screen is absolutely horrendous. I was going to buy it til I saw it in person and the most important thing in a phone to me is the screen.
    The Lucid is pretty nice, the screen is actually very good on it.


    I hope you're all prepared to wait possibly months for this phone to come out, because this is what might happen.
    05-27-2012 06:09 PM
  4. 3rdpig's Avatar
    Verizon is preparing their new shared data plans, don't expect to see any new smart phones appear until the new plans are in place. Welcome to the end of unlimited data.
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    05-27-2012 07:25 PM
  5. trivor's Avatar
    Verizon is preparing their new shared data plans, don't expect to see any new smart phones appear until the new plans are in place. Welcome to the end of unlimited data.
    Unfortunately, it sure seems like that's the plan for VZW since there hasn't been a new phone since the end of last year (2011) which is going on 6 months now (the Lucid doesn't count since it's definitely a mid range phone - LTE, Dual core (last gen S4), WVGA screen (not even qHD) and mid range price $79 - nice phone for the price but no Dinc 4GLTE. I'm anxious for this phone to come out BEFORE the new shared plans so I can get at least a couple more years of unlimited data before I have to make a choice between full price upgrades or tiered data. While I know Verizon is slow to get new phones (I think the CDMA stuff from GSM is a lot harder engineering than most people would like to credit - I don't (until now) think that Sprint/Verizon intentionally delay phones just for the sake of delay. Also, I think the ICS update has been much, much harder than the OEMs and carriers thought. If not, why would any OEM release a Gingerbread phone (see the Lucid) 5 months after ICS was released.
    05-27-2012 08:08 PM
  6. draco1986's Avatar
    Unfortunately, it sure seems like that's the plan for VZW since there hasn't been a new phone since the end of last year (2011) which is going on 6 months now (the Lucid doesn't count since it's definitely a mid range phone - LTE, Dual core (last gen S4), WVGA screen (not even qHD) and mid range price $79 - nice phone for the price but no Dinc 4GLTE. I'm anxious for this phone to come out BEFORE the new shared plans so I can get at least a couple more years of unlimited data before I have to make a choice between full price upgrades or tiered data. While I know Verizon is slow to get new phones (I think the CDMA stuff from GSM is a lot harder engineering than most people would like to credit - I don't (until now) think that Sprint/Verizon intentionally delay phones just for the sake of delay. Also, I think the ICS update has been much, much harder than the OEMs and carriers thought. If not, why would any OEM release a Gingerbread phone (see the Lucid) 5 months after ICS was released.
    If they wait too long I may switch to Sprint or T-mo, or worse go to big blue because they at least get new HTC devices on a regular basis.
    05-27-2012 09:04 PM
  7. NightxFall's Avatar
    The big thing is: Why delay the phone for the shared data plans?
    Ok, your answer is probably: Clearly to get people off the unlimited data.

    Now think about this: How many people are already due for an upgrade, and are holding out on upgrading just for this phone? How many of those think this phone is worth losing their unlimited data? A very small portion of their customer base. This would only **** people off just to **** them off, no other reason. The shared data plans are meant to affect people who are due for an upgrade after it takes effect.
    Also think about this: If Verizon has not released a high end phone since the beginning of the year due to the shared data plans, and they will also delay this phone(mind you its considered midrange) for this reason, why did they state at CTIA that we would see this phone in the coming weeks?
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    05-28-2012 12:07 AM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    There would be a delay if they missed a launch date. AFAIK, no firm release date has been announced yet.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    05-28-2012 04:51 PM
  9. NightxFall's Avatar
    There would be a delay if they missed a launch date. AFAIK, no firm release date has been announced yet.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    No launch date, but numerous leaks and evidence showed they planned to release the phone on May 17, which didn't happen due to the customs issue.
    We have a time frame however, which is "in the coming weeks", so if it misses that (June 7), it means its been delayed.
    05-28-2012 05:53 PM
  10. draco1986's Avatar
    No launch date, but numerous leaks and evidence showed they planned to release the phone on May 17, which didn't happen due to the customs issue.
    We have a time frame however, which is "in the coming weeks", so if it misses that (June 7), it means its been delayed.
    At that point we'll be at 4 weeks since the phone was made official w/o an official release date, and people who waited for this may just wait till the Droid Fighter (or whatever it's called) comes out. Or worse for VZW, the people who would have bought this may just wait till their contract is up and jump over to Sprint for the EVO LTE or another carrier for their One device.
    05-29-2012 08:33 AM
  11. NightxFall's Avatar
    At that point we'll be at 4 weeks since the phone was made official w/o an official release date, and people who waited for this may just wait till the Droid Fighter (or whatever it's called) comes out. Or worse for VZW, the people who would have bought this may just wait till their contract is up and jump over to Sprint for the EVO LTE or another carrier for their One device.
    I don't want the Droid Razr HD, the Razr's are uncomfortable to hold in hand, and I like HTC devices. A lot of people who are looking into this phone simply like HTC. I'm sure many people, including myself, will wait for this phone until they announce a date for their shared data plans. In that case, yes I'll be jumping to Sprint.
    05-29-2012 11:41 AM
  12. draco1986's Avatar
    I don't want the Droid Razr HD, the Razr's are uncomfortable to hold in hand, and I like HTC devices. A lot of people who are looking into this phone simply like HTC. I'm sure many people, including myself, will wait for this phone until they announce a date for their shared data plans. In that case, yes I'll be jumping to Sprint.
    I'm waiting to see what happens with the shared data for sure, my wife and I don't use more than a combined 3GB of mobile data. So if we can save $10-20 per month I won't complain. If the shared data plans aren't worth it then I'm probably going to have to go back to AT&T, something I though would never cross my mind...

    As for the Droid Razr HD (or whatever it's going to be called) I'm interested but I want more info before I would truly consider it. The Dinc gives me almost everything I would want, and the specs that it doesn't have aren't deal breakers for me.

    Something I think we can all agree on is VZW needs to give us the details on the shared data, and release info for this phone, I would pre-order it if we could.
    05-29-2012 02:49 PM
  13. hazardouse21's Avatar
    Like many others it seems, if they don't announce anything soon I will likely end up waiting for my contract to end and switching carriers.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2
    05-29-2012 05:39 PM
  14. Jude526's Avatar
    I had thought about switching but those I know on Sprint get dropped calls a lot and customer service isn't the best. I have awhile but might just decide to pay retail . I love my bolt and my service.

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    05-29-2012 06:06 PM
  15. draco1986's Avatar
    Hopefully tomorrow will be the day, there just isn't anything to get excited about on VZW, since they like to release phones on Thursdays. Everyone else already has their new HTC!
    05-30-2012 02:56 PM
  16. npco543's Avatar
    I'm marginally interested. It's the closest thing on Verizon that I'd actually consider buying - decent specs with a "small" screen. The only issue I have is that it's not a huge advance from my Inc2. Yea, it's faster, and yea, it has a bit more memory, but there's nothing I do with my current phone that it doesn't handle perfectly well. NFC is cool, but how useful really is it?

    If it had the ImageSense camera, I think that would clinch it, but for now, I'm going to wait to see if anything else comes out. Just won't want to get locked into another 2 years for an overall marginal upgrade.
    05-30-2012 11:10 PM
  17. draco1986's Avatar
    Well it looks like we're going to have to see what happens next week...
    05-31-2012 10:25 AM
  18. NightxFall's Avatar
    Well it looks like we're going to have to see what happens next week...
    I'm just hoping for a new rumored release date by next week. I really hope this doesn't get pushed back til July, but I really think Verizon just likes pushing back their handsets for the hell of it. Maybe it'll come out around the time of the Galaxy s3 and I can decide in store which one I like best!
    05-31-2012 12:59 PM
  19. draco1986's Avatar
    I'm just hoping for a new rumored release date by next week. I really hope this doesn't get pushed back til July, but I really think Verizon just likes pushing back their handsets for the hell of it. Maybe it'll come out around the time of the Galaxy s3 and I can decide in store which one I like best!
    I haven't been overly impressed with the Galaxy line. I know the displays look great but I prefer the look of LCD/2 over SAMOLED, and all the shiny plastic doesn't do anything for me. All of that aside I haven't been too impressed with the look of the new TouchWiz, it looks like Gingerbread with some iPhone flare, and it feels like Sammy went more for the fun look rather than the professional look that HTC Sense has. I'm sure the GS3 will be a great device but it's HTC or Moto for me.

    At this point I'm hoping for something with the S4 on VZW by the 19th so I can upgrade. I was and am still hoping that will be the Dinc 4g because I like the 4" display and the rumored price of $149.

    Let's all keep our fingers crossed.
    05-31-2012 02:53 PM
  20. brewzer's Avatar
    Like many others it seems, if they don't announce anything soon I will likely end up waiting for my contract to end and switching carriers.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2
    I had thought about switching but those I know on Sprint get dropped calls a lot and customer service isn't the best. I have awhile but might just decide to pay retail . I love my bolt and my service.

    Sent from my Thunderbolt using Tapatalk
    I am on Sprint and afer being a Sprint customer fo rmany years I am ready to switch to VZW. I am even willing to pay my early termination fee to do so (I admit it is only $60 as of now). The only thing stopping me is the lack of a phone that comes close to the EVO LTE. As soon as there is something close I will be a VZW customer.

    Hopefully tomorrow will be the day, there just isn't anything to get excited about on VZW, since they like to release phones on Thursdays. Everyone else already has their new HTC!
    There are very few people with the EVO 4G LTE right now. Even when they do have them most will be stuck with the crappy Sprint 3G network. Trust me, it's crap.
    05-31-2012 05:18 PM
  21. Nephilim13's Avatar
    I have been semi considering this phone as my contract expired a month ago and haven't upgraded yet. Granted that the DInc was top of the line coming out, the 2 things it doesn't have that the 4g do are a front facing camera and 4g lte.
    Aside from those factors I haven't considered upgrading until this trusty thing crumbles to dust.
    I would like to get a 4g phone before VZW does that dang shared data switch. I'm on an individual plan with a single phone, what need to I have to share data?
    Anyway lots of factors to toss around before waiting for this phone, getting a rez or jumping ship for a One X. Either way I'm HTC all the way!

    Sent from my ADR6300 using Android Central Forums
    06-02-2012 07:33 AM
  22. dousenator's Avatar
    I have been semi considering this phone as my contract expired a month ago and haven't upgraded yet. Granted that the DInc was top of the line coming out, the 2 things it doesn't have that the 4g do are a front facing camera and 4g lte.
    Aside from those factors I haven't considered upgrading until this trusty thing crumbles to dust.
    I would like to get a 4g phone before VZW does that dang shared data switch. I'm on an individual plan with a single phone, what need to I have to share data?
    Anyway lots of factors to toss around before waiting for this phone, getting a rez or jumping ship for a One X. Either way I'm HTC all the way!

    Sent from my ADR6300 using Android Central Forums
    I completely agree. I have been eligible for upgrade as of a month ago and I've been waiting for VZW's lineup to come out of this current state of stagnation and I'm quite intrigued by this phone because I've read a lot of good things about the Incredible line and my D2 is showing it's age. However, as an individual customer with a single device I don't see how any type of data sharing could possibly be of any benefit to me. My problem is that the only two networks that work where I live are VZW and AT&T. I suppose that for now I will wait and see but between VZW's stagnant hardware lineup and their clear disregard for the customers' interests with their service options I'm, quite frankly, growing tired of the BS.

    Sent from my DROID2 using Android Central Forums
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    06-02-2012 09:58 AM
  23. Trentoncc24's Avatar
    So since this phones camera doesn't have imagesense, does that mean that the 8mp camera is essentially the same one as the dinc2? No improvements?
    06-03-2012 03:54 AM
  24. Dr. Droidberg's Avatar
    So since this phones camera doesn't have imagesense, does that mean that the 8mp camera is essentially the same one as the dinc2? No improvements?
    No, it's a big improvement over the DInc2 camera. I'm pretty sure it's the same one that HTC used in the Rezound.
    06-03-2012 02:39 PM
  25. mud314's Avatar
    Hmmm. Just caught the specs on engadget regarding this phone...it had been a while since I'd visited that site...so the phone seriously only comes up w/a qHD? I like the screen size but qHD in mid 2012 is kinda 2010 imho. I like everything else about the phone the camera providing it can shoot a good pic I'm good but the screens today need to be 720p not qHD.
    06-03-2012 03:04 PM
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