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    Best Smart Phone?

    I currently have a droid incredible I have been having many problems with this phone. verizon has agreed to give me a new phone. I am able to pick any phone the verizon carries. I have been looking at their phones I am leaning towards the motorola droid x or the samsung fascinate . does anybody have any input on either of these 2 phones or input on a different phone that I maybe missing ?
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    I have the palm pre plus. If you can hold out for a little while, they're (supposedly) coming out with the palm pre 2 soon.

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    I have until Monday to chose
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    The Droid X is HUUUUGE....seems like a good phone though, just way too big
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    I've watched several comparisons, this one seems to be a little more balanced than the others.
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    Personally, I stay with Motorola phones for QC.
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    I keep getting a low on space error message. I am using less than 2 gigs of the 24 available gigs. I have done 2 factory rests. I went up the tech line with both Verizon and HTC. Neither can fix the problem. They have recommended for a replacement phone. They said they can send another incredible but said that this. Is a widespread problem with the device. Because of this they said that they will replacement phone.of my choice.
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    After getting my hands on both phones I am leaning towards the X. I just think Motorola is a better brand. Everything we use at work is Motorola and the quality is great!
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    I've got an LG Ally that I'm pretty happy with. Don't know if it's at the same point in the features, etc. but you might take a look at it.
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    Ordered the Motorola Droid X. Looks like best choice for me at this time.
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    Reca let me know how that is please. Ive been eyeing that one and while Im leaning towards it...Im still on the fence.
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    For sure. They said I should have it tomorrow. I have been watching a lot of youtube videos on it and From what I see it is a very good and powerful phone.
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    I have the Sprint EVO... Columbus, Cleveland and Cinci just went 4G....LOVE THIS PHONE, and it works as hotspot!!!

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    Ive had my Droid X for about a month...with the exception of the back button getting worn down already and some minor data issues its a great phone. The data is mainly with FB and I think its more of an app problem then a phone problem. Its a great phone (don't miss my blackberry at all)
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    I can say that I am happy with the x . I still liked the incredible better but so far I have no real complaints with the x
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    Quote Originally Posted by mfranklin01 View Post
    Ive had my Droid X for about a month...with the exception of the back button getting worn down already and some minor data issues its a great phone. The data is mainly with FB and I think its more of an app problem then a phone problem. Its a great phone (don't miss my blackberry at all)
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    As an aside, I finally just jumped on the rooted bandwagon! DIncredible here. Woot!
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    For the dense folks like me -- what is the effect of rooting a phone? I know it has something to do with stripping down to the guts level of the OS... but that's about the limit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jks9199 View Post
    For the dense folks like me -- what is the effect of rooting a phone? I know it has something to do with stripping down to the guts level of the OS... but that's about the limit!
    It's essentially administrator access to your phone. In the Unix/Linux world that is called Root Access.

    Rooting will allow you to run a number of apps that need that access to function. I frequently run customized "ROMS" --individual developers "cook" the operating system to provide faster phones, or more battery life etc.

    For every day users the advantages can be as simple as removing all the pre-installed bloatware that is shipped on the phone.

    Edited to add: Rooting will void the manufacturer's warranty. If you screw up you could "brick" the phone. That means the phone is as useless as a brick. Your cell carrier won't send you a new one because you bricked it. That said, the current methods for most Android phones is very easy and safe. My phone essentially involved copying a file to it and running it on boot up.
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