I just moved and my new house is a complete T-Mobile dead spot. I get no service and if I go out front, one bar of Edge service. Terrible.
So, now looking for a new Android phone on other carriers. Sprint would be interesting, but, it looks like Sprint is even more dead than T-Mobile.
That leaves Verizon and AT&T. AT&T only has the Motorola Backflip and the HTC Aria ( a smaller version of the EVO). The Backflip doesn’t do anything for me because It’s still the old 528mhz processor. That’s woefully slow when you’re surrounded by the Droid at 600mzh (and a separate processor for graphics) and then a bunch of 1ghz Snapdragon processor phones out on the market.
The Aria, on the other hand, is pretty sweet. It’s using Qualcomm’s 600mhz processor, and while that sounds slow because of the number, when you use the phone it’s blazingly fast. The question, really is rooting the Aria so that I can have full access to the phone, supporting side-door installations. AT&T just likes to hobble phones (kind of like Verizon).
I also just saw the Samsung Vibrant yesterday. I was pretty hopeful for that phone, but, there are two things that kind of bothered me (looking at it for five minutes). First, it’s a big phone like the Evo, but, the screen is .3″ smaller. Why have the same sized phone and yet have a smaller screen? The second is that the AMOLED screen on the Vibrant was very bluish in tint. I’m not sure I’d want to read much on that for very long. I held it up next to an Evo and and an Aria, and definitely saw a blue tint compared to the white of the other two phones.
Verizon seems to be the other, good, alternative.
You have the Droid, the Incredible, and now the Droid X. I’m torn. The Droid is older technology and I’m not sure I’d buy something a month before its replacement comes out.
The Incredible isn’t to be found anywhere…apparently because of screen shortage.
The Droid X is sold out in a lot of places and is bigger (well, taller) than the EVO. That’s pretty dang big, even for me (I’m 6’5″ with appropriately sized hands).
Verizon is the most expensive, followed by AT&T. Then, Sprint.
So, what am I doing now?
I’m trying out the EVO on Sprint and my woman is trying out the Aria on AT&T.
These may be the two best phones for two very different types of people.
More of a review later.