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Samsung Nexus Prime Seen Roaming The Halls Of Verizon?

Newest development on the Nexus “Prime” situation, is tipping towards it possibly being Verizon‘s first Nexus device. A tipster over at Techno Buffalo has stated that Samsung is shopping their newest Nexus device to Verizon, and that the device has been seen at Verizon HQ. This is what we have been waiting for, and what so many people have been begging for. If Verizon will loosen up, and allow for an easily unlockable device on their network, then we might be in some serious business.

We have heard similar info from our sources, and now that we are starting to see specs surface, we will have to hope that it holds water for now. So far, we know the device will run Ice Cream Sandwich, have a reported 4.5″ 720p Super AMOLED HD screen, and rock an OMAP 1.5 GHz processor. Definitely the type of device that would start making Verizon look like a good guy in the eyes of potential Android customers.

If Verizon gets the Nexus, who is throwing their current device on the cool pavement and walking into their nearest Verizon store?

Via: Techno Buffalo

  • Anonymous

    Me! Me! Me!  I just recently water damaged my Droid2 (a warranty replacement for my OG Droid), and I’m stuck using a crappy-assed Storm.  I have been waiting on the Bionic since January, and it looks like it won’t we worth the wait.  But I will make do with this p.o.s. until October and save my upgrade!  PLEASE don’t screw this up, VZW.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m currently on the OG Droid and I will definitely get the Nexus Prime if it comes to Verizon.

    I’m wondering if anyone could answer a question of whether I’m eligible for an upgrade (or will be by October).

    I last upgraded in January 2010, from one feature phone to another. This March, I transfered my line to the OG Droid that my dad had we he upgraded to the Droid 2.

  • If Verizon gets the next Nexus, I’ll be getting that

  • This phone has the excitment I wanted to have for the Bionic… If it’s slated to drop this year FOR SURE, I will hold off on the bionic and get this phone no questions asked.

  • Anonymous

    I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
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  • I’ll ditch AT&T and become a Verizon customer again if this happens. 

  • Since Verizon is FINALLY offering Nexus phones, I’ll wait for the Motorola one with a keyboard. {{-_-}}

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  • PipeDreamer

    Things needed yet not announced on this phone spec-wise.  FFC, notification light, dual LED flash.

  • Everyone below me is gay…

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  • Bruce77064

    I’ll be your Huckleberry.

  • whats so good about this 1.5 ghz omap processor , wouldn’t samsungs exynos at 1.5 ghz out preform the omap? i mean the galaxy s II destroys every other phone in any bench mark and overall speed. why hasn’t samsung been pushing this processor? 

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  • Anonymous

    I want! I can finally retire the Droid…a worthy successor is coming.

  • Anonymous

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  • Crack Monkey

    If Verizon gets a Nexus I’ll be saying “Goodbye Moto”…

  • Taylor Davis

    I’m leaving Verizon after 2 years and a f$#ked up data plan split.  Screw Verizon and their big red horse they stand on. I’m going to Sprint and the Nexus S.

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  • Rousellbrandon

    I guess I can toss my apple

  • Anonymous

    omg you people still bitching about your OG droid are pathetic. If you really are struggling to use the phone after its shown its age go do something about it than make a self pity post about how long you’ve been waiting for a true successor to the og droid. I sold my og for $100 and bought a DX for $150. Best investment ever for $50 more which will likely make selling the phone easier than trying to sell my OG 6mo later. Yeah i felt like i couldnt use the on screen keyboard on the og but with a bigger screen on the DX it doesnt create a problem at all, i would even say the WPM on a onscreen keyboard is higher.

    tl:dr stopping bitching about the og droid on every new phone being released and go do something about it.

    • David Brown

      Who is bitching about their OG Droid? I see people saying they still have one and are waiting for something they see as a true upgrade before doing so. I don’t see anyone bitching though. Besides you.

      • TARSIS BRITO

        you all bitching about a phone that were just good because it did not have competition in verizon when droid x came out it destroyed

    • Guest

      you have to realize that people owning the og droid are geeks that maybe does not have a job to buy another phone that is why they still holding to them. They still comparing about bigger screen better ram and more speed and they say og droid its better than the x nothing its better than the droid x from moto untill now droid 3 and droidx2 better specs equal better sorry stupid droid owners

    • TARSIS BRITO

      That’s why i had to tell this dummy 1bad69z28 to give his ancient og droid to his grandmother he does not stop crying about how great og droid is makes me laugh

  • RW-1

    Let’s hope its pricing is not bloated like the Bionic.

    9 months of waiting for that thing, and it will still be crippled by blur, locked down, on a tiered plan, unless you use your upgrade from a unlimited one, and they have balls trying to gain another hundred out of us on top of the highest plans ever.

    I call – R A P E.

    So, let’s face it, go Prime.

    Prime, no pentile, no blur, and I’ll wait to see if it gets unlocked.

    Besides enjoying it, it sends a tiny message to moto and vz…

    • Ab gar

      I’m pretty sure it’ll be a pentile display since all other samsungs are.
      I just home that the the 720p resolution will help take away all those boxy pixles.

    • Anonymous

      I guess I’m lucky, I’m grandfathered in on the unlimited for now anyways, but still, how many go over the 2 gigs a month? I used internet every day for 8-10 hrs solid a day and haven’t hit 2 gigs yet.

  • Djstar2k2

    it probably wont have a kb but my og is 2yrs old in nov so idk but for pure uncut android ill most def stay with vrz so pleez WOW us vrz  

  • Djstar2k2

    it probably wont have a kb but my og is 2yrs old in nov so idk but for pure uncut android ill most def stay with vrz so pleez WOW us vrz  

  • MOTOX

    Alright so after my incred, my droid x and my thunderbolt i have to buy the vigor and prime. Check. lol

  • if those specs are to be believed…..i’m all in (especially if the ‘Prime’ name holds. That’s just awesome). Well, as long as it hits this year yet. If not, I’ll still pony up for the Bionic more than likely. I’ve waited too long NOT to get it.

  • Anonymous

    I need a keyboard… it can’t succeed the OG D1 without HAVING A KEYBOARD COME ON.

    Oh yeah, and LTE.

  • Leec136

    “I” “I” Captain!!!

  • I would drop a lot for a pure vanilla nexus ICS phone on Cliffords LTE bandwagon.. and I’m sure it would last way more than the 6months phones are lasting now before looking else ware

  • DaBruise

    son of a gun i was all set to buy the Bionic and now im torn.

  • ScottfromGA

    see that?  see that stain?  yep….I just came to this news…..hard too.

  • Anthony

    No Verizon is not getting this device because it is to good to be true.

  • Steve Gehrman

    I’ll be waiting in line.  Samsung GS II is already obsolete, and it’s not even out yet. 

  • Mandorawk

    I’m glad my upgrade is on sept 24 by then, hopefully we’ll know about these other phones. I was gunho about the bionic but definitely waiting until the dust settles to see which one will be my Next phone. Hope the nexus lands on big red just hope it’s LTE, and kellex is that 1.5 single core? Hope you forgot to put dual core in there

  • Anonymous

    Nexus prime here I come (if it has LTE)

  • looks like this will likely win me over and i can stop longing for the galaxy S II to hit the market.

  • Jason Purp

    I would buy this as soon as it came out, without a question… if I had the money.

  • I am pretty sure I will follow the Nexus Prime to whatever carrier it is available on when it is released. If it is out on Verizon, then I will stay. Otherwise, Sprint, Here I Come!

  • Shawn

    Yes I will throw away my Droid x in a heartbeat.

  • If the Nexus Prime isn’t LTE I would have to really think about it. If I am locked in with a device I would want it to be LTE, it’s already widely available in my neck of the woods.

  • Guest

    Please please please don’t be a dream

  • Madcow06

    I’m in as long as it’s not cheap shiny plastic on the back, one of my pet peeves.

  • I want this, but no keyboard = no deal. I love my Thunderbolt but I am ready for the Stratosphere to be out next month. I thought I could go on without a keyboard but I was sadly mistaken.

  • Anonymous

    Check please, I’m stuffed on rumors and have no more room for dessert.

    • Lakerzz

      So no Ice Cream Sandwich for you???

  • TomHolmes

    Both Samsung and HTC are forecasting announcements before Bionic launches. I’ll look for actionable intelligence coming from those announcements and then plan accordingly. If no HTC or Samsung 4.5 LTE phone is announced with a reasonably quick ship date, I’ll go with the Bionic.

  • Kmulliger

    OG Droid ,I luv ya, Nexus Prime I want to luv ya. Not going to jump off the cliff yet, but I am ready, willing and able for a worthy phone.

  • Sean Lee

    this would definitely make me consider ditching my Thunderbolt.  I went to it from an OG DROID and seriously miss the stock experience.  If I can talk a friend/family member into letting me use their upgrade i’m definitely in.  If i have to pay full retail I may have to pass though 🙁

  • I must be dreaming, this sounds like april fools day!

  • Sorry but this doesn’t sound good enough to make the jump from my LG Dare… this Prime guy can’t be that much better….

    • Lakerzz

      I could understand if it was an LG Voyager!!!

  • J G

    Awesome awesome news!!!

  • In for 1

  • Anonymous

    In the name of the father, and of the son, and of the holy spirit….. Amen

  • Sidearmguitars

    “If Verizon gets the Nexus, who is throwing their current device on the
    cool pavement and walking into their nearest Verizon store?”

    All of us.

  • If this is true, I can happily forget about the Bionic, Galaxy S II, Vigor, Droid HD, and everything else. This will be the device to have.

  • Anonymous

    If this is true goodbye bionic.

  • Adam

    II got my fascinate with a 2 year contract last September. How much would it cost to get out and get this bad boy, if anything?

  • Anonymous

    For an unlocked Nexus device with those kind of specs, I would be fored to retire my og droid… but it won’t be on the ground it will be in the hallowed tech drawer… or the ghost of tech past as the girlfriend calls it.

  • Travis Whiteker

    If this comes to fruition I will throw down whatever phone I have in my hand and walk in with open arms!!

  • i too agree, available to upgrade since july, waiting for something like this to replace my OG droid

  • Anonymous

    If this is true I’ll finally replace my OG Droid. 

  • Anonymous

    Same here, had OG bc of multiple issues i was switch to droid X, ive been able to update for months.
    But with HTC coming out, Nexus prime isnt a bad idea but will it get the same support that would a motorola phone since google bough motorola?

    Is it worth staying within motorola family or whats you peoples takes?

    • What are you asking will it be supported hells yes it will have all the updates first

      • you don’t know

        • crazycheetah

          We don’t “know”, fine. But as of so far, Google has expressed that they will keep the Nexus line exactly as it is now, without change. If that’s true, then yes, they will support it, giving it all of the updates immediately (along with the Nexus One and Nexus S).

          • i thought they meant the motorola phones. nexus will definitely get the updates immediately

  • The Observer

    If the Nexus comes to VZW, I’ll be all over like it like Michael Jackson on Macauly Culkin.

  • Anonymous

    Pffft! This phone is crap! They are coming out with a quad core phone in Q1 of 2012! I’ll hold out no thanks!

    (sarcasm)

    • Lakerzz

      Haha!!! You just made this sound like a Bionic post!!!!

  • radyoactive

    Skipping right over the Bionic, Vigor, SGS2 if the rumors pan out.  In the meantime, maybe i’ll pick up a used Bionic and sell my TB to hold me over and burn my upgrade for the Prime!

  • Anonymous

    Vanilla Andorid ICS please!

  • virtual human

    Yes, please! If Verizon gets this, it WILL be my next phone!

  • Rmaybach

    I have an upgrade ready and waiting.  If this is true, and VZW gets a LTE Nexus device, it’ll be my next phone!

  • Keith Sumner

    PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE. VERIZON DO THE RIGHT THING, AND DON’T BLOAT THIS THING OUT!!!!!!

    • Matthew Galyon

      If it’s a nexus device they can’t.  Google makes the carriers keep it as a “Pure Google” phone.

  • Sean Spediacci

    I have been with Verizon for almost 8 years because of their service, I am definitely ready for them to finally open up to the Nexus devices so I can have everything I want in a phone and need from a service provider.

  • Rob Becker

    I would get that in a heartbeat.

  • Anonymous

    Yes I would switch to verizon if it were not coming to Sprint, but unfortunately your tipster is confusing a future Ice Cream sandwich, Samsung device with the Nexus Prime. Samsung would not be the one to be “shopping” this device. Thats Googles domain since it is a Nexus. Also, Verizon would never allow an unlocked Android device on their network. I want it to be true but I’m 99% sure its not.

    • DBK

      Agreed. And even it was true, you can bet money that Verizon will find a way to bog it down. The Nexus we see on paper won’t be the end product.

    • Keith Sumner

      Good points on most fronts but dont forget, Verizon’s already released such a device, the King, The Droid.

  • These rumors are getting out of control. Please keep them coming.

  • Kaufkin

    ok, so who’s going to start the fund to make dang sure that Pete gets one of these bad boys when it’s released!!

  • Aaronmweiner

    I think a major problem with this is that the galaxy and this nexus would be 2 upper tier sammy devices competing against each other. Would samsung or verizon do that? I feel like they are too similar. Oh and whats the different between super amoled plus and super amoled hd

    • Jake

      You mean the way the Samsung Galaxy S and the Nexus S competed against each other?

      • Anonymous

        I got a Nexus S without even thinking about getting a Galaxy S 🙂

        Once you go Nexus you never go back…

      • Aaronmweiner

        No because it doesnt matter if its not verizon 😛

    • Anonymous

      The Super AMOLED Plus is an 800×480 panel with a tradiitonal RGB layout. The Super AMOLED HD will likely be 1280×720 with a PenTile layout which creates a strange pattern and isn’t as pixel perfect or accurate with colors. However, since it will have such a high resolution/ppi, the downsides of PenTile may not be so noticeable.

  • John

    YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

    I know I constantly complain about pentile matrix screens, and giant screens, but I’d overlook my desire for an amazing 4″ screen for this device in a heartbeat. 

  • If it has LTE, it will be mine.

  • S Allen

    If battery life is good on this device, I’m all in to upgrade to it!

  • Would be SOOOO Tempted!  However, it looks like that it may come out JUST in time for me to upgrade my Droid2.

  • Garygwhite

    Iam in.

  • kpurdu1

    definately me.  good news is my renewal hits 9/24 couldn’t be much better timing on this one.

  • Anonymous

    If Verizon gets the Nexus, who is throwing their current device on the cool pavement and walking into their nearest Verizon store?

    Me- and it may be the first smartphone I keep for longer than 6 months!

  • Chris Schmucker

    UHHH Can someone hand me a towel?!?!? This would be so awesome!

  • Anonymous

    I will camp out like a moronic i*one fanboy outside a Verizon store for many nights if this is true! Who’s with me?  I’ll bring booze, we’ll have a potluck! 

    • John Doe

      Do you live in Los Angeles?

    • Anonymous

      I’m in. Seattle area.

    • I’ll bring the weed

      • Anonymous

        Since I travel for work, I’m usually on the road so I can be anywhere. If this phone is 100% legit, I saw we have a Droid-Life camp out at a pre-selected store! 

  • Mr.Joe

    ” If Verizon will loosen up, and allow for an easily unlockable device on their network”

    UH… verizon has a bunch of those.  The Charge being one them. 

  • MFG

    I’ll sell my newly purchased GSII for this puppy.

  • Although I’m not eligible for an upgrade until September of 2012, I’ll all over this if this is in fact true. I’ll miss my physical keyboard, but it’ll be worth it.

  • Raptor912

    Me!

  • Tyreemcgrone

    If all the specs stay the same, I will push an old lady down to get this phone ( joking )

    • Your really not tho :p

  • Hiphopapotamus

    Isnt this phone supposed to have an even larger screen than 4.5?

  • Lol, seems like a lot of us OG owners are waiting to be impressed by an actual phone, that is actually a total package.  OG will be hard to beat.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t get me wrong, OG Droid is a beast, but you still rock it and really think there isn’t anything better out there?

  • Fattie McDoogles

    What if its not LTE would people still get it?

  • Anonymous

    No Galaxy S II? Then I’ll go for the Nexus Prime 😀 Or HTC Vigor. Both companies have captured my heart.

  • PapaSmurf

    Quite a no brainer.  Having an Android phone that always gets updates first and no other loaded garbage.  Makes perfect sense whereas Verizons 4gLTE is quickly covering the nation!

  • Sean27030

    +1 if they actualy get it and not add any of the VZW crap-ware like backup assitant and there “apps” store… these go beyond bloat-ware… back up assitant was incorperated into the rom and force defaulted as the contact storage locale in the Gingerbread update for the Droid X.. with out notification in the update page.. I wouldn’t have noticed if i hadn’t been paying attention when I was adding a contact… funny thing is it even changed the storage location on all my old google contacts… WTF VZW?…  

  • Alexa White

    I’d like to see more of it first, but I will be in the market for a new phone soon.  Love my Incredible, but wouldn’t mind something new with great specs and design.

  • Anonymous

    I would gladly get it as long as it is LTE, I have gotten pampered with LTE on my tbolt.

  • Sjm614

    I will do whatever it takes to get this phone…even sell a kidney. No No jk. Only desperate *Phone buyers do this. : p

  • Holy shit just got real!

  • Pish Posh

    I’d be all for it..its about time I replace my original droid 

  • Jayjayq

    II’m definitely ditching my tbolt for this. Verizon please let it be so!

  • Captainhowdy13

    Me! I been thinking about ditching for an S 4g from sprint anyhow

  • Washiib080209

    As soon as they get it if VZW does I will say bye to this d3 I kinda miss Samsung hardware especially their screen specs

  • RISEonFIRE

    This a single or duel core processor? 

    • Anonymous

      Dual core TI OMAP4460 most likely.

  • Anonymous

    It’s making me consider waiting for the Nexus Prime instead of buying the Bionic… ahhhhhhhh!!!!1!EXCLAMATION POINT1!!1!

  • Klw5688

    if so it will def be my og replacer.

  • MikesOnline

    I am definately getting it if it is on Verizon 4G LTE and comes out in October like rummored. It has to be a 4G LTE phone doesn’t it…

  • T1392

    Bye Bye OG Droid, Hello Nexus Prime & sorry Droid Bionic that we never where but yea you lost one (jay z voice)

  • Urugami

    My early upgrade is in Nov ’11… Timing’s about right for this to be my next phone.  Love my OG Droid, but a Nexus is a good replacement.

  • ME!  If Verizon gets it first, I’ll stay with Verizon.  If it goes to T Mobile or Sprint first, I’ll go with them.

  • ME!  If Verizon gets it first, I’ll stay with Verizon.  If it goes to T Mobile or Sprint first, I’ll go with them.

    • Anonymous

      Very sad you’d switch carriers for a phone.

      • Anonymous

        if ur not grandfathered in to any significant spcl pricing plans & live in a major metro area where all carriers operate fairly well, it’s only logical to stick to the phone you want with the convenience of number porting.

        I use to jump from carrier to carrier, even sticking with my phone for 3+yrs until I see a phone I like. But that was before the smartphone invasion. Now Im on a stacked 5-family plan, grandfathered unlimited 10$ data plan paying only 44$ after tax. I feel trapped with my bloated D3 (shouldve waited for the bloated Stratosphere) watching all the sweet devices go to Sprint & TMo.

  • gearmonky

    if this comes to fruition, i’ll be there on launch day and would be willing to pay full retail for it.  that’s how bad i want a nexus device, and how much i believe the android platform as a whole needs a nexus device on verizon.

  • Dash Speeds

    Nah, Bionic for me. Too big and far away, I needed a new phone yesterday. 

  • i was going to get the vigor, but i might hold out a bit longer and check out the Prime. i will name my Nexus, Optimus

    • virtual human

      We will need a Transformers themed ROM for this one =)

      • Nick

        Miui has you covered with Decepticon and Autobots themes.

        • virtual human

          Cool, thanks. I’m not really into MIUI but good to know. On my OG I’m too busy running Simply Stunning to care about any other ROMs.

    • is the htc vigor coming to verizon?

  • Anonymous

    Finally, a worthy successor to my still-running original Droid. Been eligible for an upgrade since July…hopefully I can hold out a couple of months longer.

    • I echo your statement 100%

    • Knightsbore

      I too agree, been waiting on a really good phone to replace my Droid

      • Anonymous

        Get a Droid X, I really love mine and can’t fiqure out why I would change it. Someone please help me change my mind.

        • Jd

          how about the 0:00 calling bug, 3g-1x switching, and wifi stalling…

          • Madcow06

            fixed, fixed, and fixed. At least for me anyways.

          • Anonymous

            Me too; CM7 FTW @ 1.4Ghz!!!!!!

        • Guest

          u can only change it if u want more speed and ram but with the new blur and some tweaking here and there i am talking about apps not changing the rom or kernell you will be good

    • Dbuckshorn

      I am in the same boat. Still happy with my Droid 1 and waiting for something worth my time to change. This may be it.

      • palomosan

        So would I, I’ll drop my Tbolt on a heart beat, put that sucker on eBay, xda or whatever I can sell it…nice present for Christmas.

        • Anonymous

          ditto sir. I wanted the bionic, but its just not a big enough step up from the blunderbolt. God willing the nexus will be ours by xmas.

    • Matthew Galyon

      Same here, I feel like we represent the normal customer; stick with your device for two years and get what’s next.  I’m willing to wait at least until the end of this year, but I’d rather have this hit the rumored October timeframe rather than December.

      • Anonymous

        I wish I could be more normal. I am on my 3rd phone since my Droid 1.

        • WormDoes

          I’m on my 3rd phone since last August. Prime or Vigor being my 4th

          • 1ofdakoolkidz

            Wow, my kind of person. I am on 5 since February this year.

          • Rousellbrandon

            I’ve had o.g , dinc,d2g,x,tbolt, and using iphone4 now till a nexus hit vzw

        • guest

          still on my OG since day 1 back in Nov 09, running Elite 6.5.  I’ll miss my old friend once this comes out.

    • Finger

      I too have been eligible for upgrade on my Droid. Custom UIs, bloatware, and locked bootloaders don’t do it for me. If this device doesn’t come out on Verizon, I might just stay with my Droid forever (what with AT&T buying T-Mobil.)

    • virtual human

      I’m on the original Droid, eligible for upgrade in September, and I will definitely wait another month for this phone.

    • Way

      Same boat as everybody here with the OG Droid.  I have been holding on to my upgrade for months in anticipation of the Galaxy S2, but this might make me hold off.  It will be hard to resist though come the end of August..

    • Adam Metzner

      I was a OG user, then a DX, now a Charge. Please do not take this a flame because the OG is a great phone. But the DX blew that phone away (I still miss the DX). Now the Charge is about the same speed on the user end as the DX but 4G will melt your face. So to say that there has not been a “worthy successor” you are sadly missing out on a great experience.   

      • Keith Sumner

        My wife has a DX and I don’t like it, the elevated buttons on the bottom, the hideous, HIDEOUS user interface, the speaker isn’t loud enough, and not to mention that it’s totally locked down and loaded up with bloatware.

        • Adam Metzner

          (caps needed) WHAT! TOTALLY LOCKED DOWN! (thank you) I suggest you do a little google searching my friend. The DX has cyanogen, MIUI, Liberty… and many other ROMs.  I would argue that the DX is the best pre-4G phone out. Scroll to the top of this page, hit the root tab, click Droid X, bone up on the DX greatness.

          • Keith Sumner

            I am aware of all of that, but the Droid is fully open and can have custom kernel modules, not just roms or themes. That’s why I like it better than the X

          • Anonymous

            LOL…. You’ve never owned an unlocked phone have you?  LOL… Yes I had a DX and no it was not the same as an unlocked phone. Yes it had root and some roms…

          • Guest

            dont forget apex 1.4 which i had and once blur came out i went to the new blur it is just better to have a beast phone out of the box than to put all type of shit to make it better it is like steroid on baseball players you need something to perform better

      • Anonymous

        The only phone that can replace an OG for many would be a phone that you can fully unlock the bootloader. There are phones since the OG that meet this criteria and far more powerful. So yes there have been some worthy successors. 

        But if those that have not upgraded yet there are some good options coming. HTC Vigor, Samsung SGII, and hopefully the Nexus.  I would have included the Bionic but Motorola has not had a fully unlockable phone since the OG.

        • Adam Metzner

          Boot loader has nothing to do with it other then not being able to change the kernel. Most custom kernels are used for voltage/clocking changes and getting custom roms to play nice with the hardware. 2nd-init opened the doors for the custom roms on the DX and the clocking module has been around for a long time. 

          • Anonymous

            Cool!  An unlocked bootloader doesn’t matter then….carry on.

            We should tell HTC to stop the nonsense of their new unlocking policy since it’s not really needed. Now I realize we no longer need to even discuss this topic since we can do everything with a locked bootloader that you can without. 

            Boy, I wonder why they even lock them now that everyone has explained to me that it doesn’t even matter anyway and that we have complete control of our phones with 2nd init.

            I will buy a Bionic and run Cyanogenmod from day 1, and as flawlessly as it runs on all those silly phones that are not locked down. 

          • Anonymous

            Cyanogenmod 7 will be available for the Bionic on day 1? Srsly?

          • Anonymous

            According to those that say locked bootloaders don’t matter.  If you notice it is a topic that gets beat to death.

            Seriously if you want Cyanogenmod without all kinds of glitches or issues, a phone that has been unlocked is a much better bet. 

            It’s up to you to decide whether this is an issue that matters to you or not.

        • Anonymous

          I agree with KleenDroid, on some of his points, the unlocking of the bootloaders, but here is the oint that Mr Metzner is NOT geting.  The OG Dorid STARTED IT ALL!!! hence take a look at the marketing BLITZ that was done by Verizon.  Plus the pure Google experience as well as the eas too root the device. The DX was beat down by the HTC EVO hands down!!! The OG even with it’s horrible keyboard was a terror on customization and openness. 

          As for a suitable successor that many Day OG owners complain about is that the D2 (Horrible) and the D3 (Does anyone still want to buy one?? AHHH NO) is a place holder. The OG deserves a Flagship device not a coffee holder device IMHO!!!!!

          • Anonymous

            ditto, i got the D3 as filler to my next LTE device, so i snapped it up as soon as i can so I can upgrade as soon as i can. I completely missed that the Stratosphere was another Slider coming to vzw and regretting if I shouldve waited at least to check it out.

            but man.. the bloat AND yes the BLUR is absolutely horrid. the OG being my first & only, I just cant stand the blur, but all this “not so bad, it’s actually pretty good”b blur-talk i think is many ppl becoming tolerant of it from owning the DX/d2/d2g/etc.. It may be better compared to those, but it’s absolutely atrocious coming from stock & custom ROMs

          • Anonymous

            Hopefully Verizon will wake up and get a Nexus device on it’s list of devices 🙂

          • Guest

            who told that that story that droid x was beat down by evo 4g even with 4g and ffc the droid x was the best device 2010 i dont know why i keep replying to this dummmy that does not know about anything and its making the og droid the best phone because he cant afford another one lol

          • Anonymous

            @TARSIS BRITO aka Guest Dude the only Dummy is YOU!!! Get some better pic and act like a man Whimp!!!! Washed up and no good LMAO!!! The Droid X was NOT the Best device in 2010 the HTC EVO was why better and so was the Nexus S, way Better man you’re stupid!!!!!

            I mean you’re either brain dead or just that stupid that you believe the device you’ve ever owned was the Droid X LMAO!!! Therre are other devices out there Jack ass do some research. Oh you’re to dumb for that, anything Moto puts out you think it’s the best!!!! You need to pop that Moto tit out of your mouth, your still wet behind the ears little boy!!!

            And, change those gay ass pics on your Google plus LMAO!!!

            Man you must be a real LOSER talking trash to me on a Friday night!!! Yeah no wom

          • LOL you sir win an award. :]

          • Tarsis Brito

            you dont need to cry lol i guess all i said about your stupid ancient device was true as a matter of fact dumb bitch since you are not getting pay good enough i will buy you a new device so you can give yours to you ugly grandmother 🙂 droid 1 best device 2009 because it was the only one period cheap specs such as 256 of ram 3.7 display what the F no speed if it was not for this site who taugh you how to root u will be going back to your razor stupid dummy. Now go back and wash some dishes so u can save for a new device lol never seem a guy so dumb and cheap like this guy

          • Ab Gar

            Fighting on the internet is like competing in the special olympics. Even if you win you’re still a retard.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, I know who you are, pretty sad record if you ask me LMAO!!! You are a walking DOOR MAT!!!!! http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/Tennis/Players/Br/T/Tarsis-Brito-Filho.aspx?t=tf

          • TARSIS BRITO

            LOL I HURT THIS GUY FEELINGS THAT I MADE HIM DO FAKE PROFILES OF ME I WILL GIVE YOU A HUG WHEN I SEE YOU WITH YOUR NEW GIFT DROID BIONIC WHAT A CRY BABY LOL LOL LOL

          • Anonymous

            LMAO!!! The only hurt feelings is your understanding of English grammar LMAO. Dude, from your pic of were you live you need a new home or a better paying job lol That cardboard shack of an apartment looks like the typical New York slum lord housing that is quite standard in your neck of the woods LOL

            Save your pennies and stop working that overtime washing dishes LOL!!!! Dude your family needs needs to eat please think of them first before trying to embarrass yourself on DL LMAO!!!

          • TARSIS BRITO

            damm look at the garbage that this dude its talking in this post LET ME LAUGH SOME MORE DROID 2 AND 3 BETTER THAN DROID 1 MORE SPEED BIGGER I WILL GET YOU THE DROID BIONIC SINCE YOU LIVE IN THE BIONIC FORUMS AND POSTS

        • Guest

          that is for the 2 % that want the phone unlock the majority of us want the best phone out of the box and on 2010 it was the droid x including the evo 4g

          • Anonymous

            Yes I really did like my X.  

      • Anonymous

        I didn’t mean there haven’t been better phones w/more impressive hardware, but for VZW at least, there haven’t been any phones (except maybe the Experia Play?) that have come as close to (or surpassed) the vanilla Android experience as the orig Droid.

        • You can put vanilla on almost any phone. The best thing I ever did was upgrade from my OG Droid to a used Fascinate. Even though its a low end phone, its 1/2 as thin and 4x as fast as the original droid. It will hold me over until a nexus. The roms available based on touchwiz are actually fantastic, and I prefer them over vanilla roms. They strip out all the junk, and leave the good stuff like the keyboard and notification stuff. Using Superclean 2.9 and love it.  The OG Droid was awesome when it came out, but now it’s simply frustrating.  If you have a few extra bucks, try something new, no matter what people say. You will be much happier than with a OG Droid.

      • Guest

        og droid user does not want want to understand that lock and unlock the droid x is the best moto droid now  droidx2 its better and droid 3 because of the speed and the new blur but droid x still the most popular in verizon and it sold more than og droid

    • Same here.

    • Anonymous

      I’m eligible in a couple months… hopefully it’ll be out by then

    • I am in the exact same position. Original Droid 1 owner and STILL waiting for a viable upgrade. I was about two clicks away from canceling my VZW account to go to Sprint (who was offering me a 137.00usd credit for each device I brought over from my family plan!).

      I decided to give VZW one last Google for “new smartphones for verizon” and the Prime popped up…they had better follow through on this.

  • sparty569

    I would have to sell the SGS2 I am getting and get this.

    My OG is dying slowly, I cant wait until October for a new phone.

  • Tony Cooper

    I think I might hold onto my OG Droid just a lil’ longer to see if this comes to fruition.  Crossing fingers.

  • With so much rampant speculation about the Bionic, Galaxy S2, and this device, I dont see how I can ditch my droid X until everything shakes out. The Nexus would be my first choice, but it seems like the most unlikely to happen.

    • John D

      I am totally in the same boat here.  Was seriously thinking about the Bionic but with all the new phones apparently on the horizon and with the awfulness of the recent GB update for the X from Moto, I may just have to hold off on that and look at other options coming soon.

  • How early does Verizon let you upgrade or that a thing of the past? I have an upgrade available in April, but that is way too far away.

    • Anonymous

      you can upgrade 4 months before your contract is up.  Full retail price may be your only option unless another person on your account is due for a phone upgrade, and you do the phone swap between lines.

      • John

        I thought it was after 18 months, which would be 6 less than 2-year contract.  no?

        • James_Ever

          Its 20mos for that early upgrade.

          • Anonymous

            traditional policy yes, but if u call in to sales, they DO have to authority to push an early upgrade. Give them a good enough reason to offer it. My gf’s OG screen died at 18mo.s & they offered, but i declined b/c they didnt have anything I wanted yet.

            others (online) have also report some generous early upgrade overrides

    • Jason Frasier

      My two years isn’t until May and I’ve been able to upgrade for about three months now.  Not at new customer pricing but not full retail.

    • Klw5688

      3 months

  • Me

    I would finally trade in my OG Droid for this, but knowing verizon it’ll take them a damn year to get it on shelves and it’ll be dated by then…

  • Grego

    Verizon will still try to load it up with bloatware.  I will be surprised if they let this thing come out as stock Android with no Verizon apps.

    • Porschephile2l3

      Stock Android with Vz apps is still better than Blur with Vz apps.

  • Jdenmdan03

    I am!

  • ok, I just thought about this…why wouldnt they call it the nexus DROID….would fit in perfectly with everything that was started a little less than 2 years ago

    • Anonymous

      they just might

  • Wade Ivy

    I am.

  • Brent Farago

    I really hope this pans out.  I would love to get a Nexus device, but I’m on Verizon.

  • Aleksmilosevic96

    Ow! Sorry I pinched myself

  • I’m ready to buy it yesterday. But I will be on the phone for however long it takes with whoever I gotta yell at to get it on a one year contract, or I walk. Two year contracts on Android phones are like 15 year financing on a new car.

  • The Devil

    If it has ICS 4.5″ is acceptable. Other than that its not.

  • Anonymous

    **oops – I dropped my phone** Damn, it doesn’t work anymore… Good thing I have this backup on my sd card I made right before this unfortunate accident. Phew. Lucked. Out. There.

  • I would get it…depending on when it comes out though…hopefully it will be soon

  • Finally a phone worthy of replacing my OG Droid?

  • Anonymous

    If me and my OG Droid with a fritzin’ power button can limp to the unknown release date, I’m all for it; Bionic be damned.

    So… let’s talk release dates… sometime 4Q11??

  • Andy Stetson

    my thunderbolt would find a way to break itself.

  • Anonymous

    I would. Sucks for the Bionic.

  • Stuff like this makes me question my decision to buy the Bionic on day 1.

    • Same. Still sporting my OG Droid and I’ve wanted to replace it for ages, but it’s hard to switch to a Bionic when stores like this are posted! lol

    • Kevin

      Well, since it’s not out yet, you can still change your mind. As a matter of fact, given the upcoming devices it’s probably not worth buying the Bionic right out of the gate.

    • Figure you’ve waited this long.

    • Anonymous

      I as well could move past the Bionic if Verizon gets a  LTE Nexus from Sammy. Depends what is confirmed about the Nexus by the time the reviews start rolling in the week after Bionic launches. My OG broke and I feel like im back to rocking something that might as well have a rotary dial on it. I’m becoming a desperate nerd!

  • Teng247

    i would be on board. 

  • Obligatory “pics or it didn’t happen” comment

  • I’d give up my firstborn for a verizon nexus device… and my Droid Charge that I love so dearly.