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    Yeah I have big fingers so I'm hoping with the Droid X it will be easy to compose emails and text messages quickly, without having to slide out a keyboard. I can type like 40wpm on the hardware keyboard, but I end up leaving it slid out on my desk during a long back and forth conversation.

    I doubt I would use the big screen for movies and such because I have my iPad for that sort of thing and I'm sure the battery life would be atrocious for movies with that huge screen (although technically the CPU is 45nm as opposed to 65nm on the Evo 4G so it theoretically get better battery life).

    My only issue is the phone is obviously not rooted yet, so I will lose my WiFi tether capabilities for my iPad until either 2.2 comes on the phone (some rumors say it is built in, some say an update soon after release) or they root it. Root will take awhile though because of the additional NinjaBlur interface and the fact that it will probably be immediately backordered so the developers will take awhile to get their hands on it like with the DI.

    But in reality if I need to surf the web for something, I will have a 4.3 inch screen to do so, which is more than adequate. Anything else like updating apps and whatnot can wait until I get to a WiFi spot or home.

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    I keep hearing about the Tethering in the new phones, but you know Verizon will find a way to charge for it like everything else. My 2.2 install lists Tethering as USB option, but we all need the WiFi for the iPads.

    I don't think Verizon is gonna let that one out. It's gonna have to be a rooted option.

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    It will be like 15 bucks I think. That's fine, I can wait for root. Pretty much every Android phone has been rooted, so eventually it will happen.

    The only time I really use WiFi tethering consistently is when I am at the office, which is usually only a couple of hours per day, if that. If I really need it I could always keep my Droid just for tethering purposes, or in the future get the next generation 3G iPad (ATT coverage is much better where I am moving to). When I move to TX I'm going to be super busy at work anyhow, so I won't really have time to be dicking around with We Rule and whatnot at work.

    I wonder, do you need a separate 30 dollar data plan for EACH Droid or is it just one per account? I could just open up a fourth line on my account for 10 bucks and use it just to tether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matth3w View Post

    I wonder, do you need a separate 30 dollar data plan for EACH Droid or is it just one per account? I could just open up a fourth line on my account for 10 bucks and use it just to tether.
    Each phone....I get a 22% discount threw work so it's 22$ for my line, and 22% off the total bill.

    And my work pays for 70$ of my cell phone bill monthly as it is, so I really don't notice it.

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    Oh well, forget that idea, it's not worth 40 bucks a month to me. I'm sure it will be rooted eventually with WiFi tether, and if not, I can get the 3G iPad next go around...or switch back to my Droid and sell this phone on eBay at a ridiculous price.

    I get a military discount on my lines.

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    I'm waiting for VZW to follow AT&T and kill the Unlimited data plans.....

    I really don't care, I just want occasional use (1-2 times a month) outside the house.

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    One hour to go!

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    Release date of the Droid X is July 15th, but I don't see any word on pre-orders. Will also come with the ability for WiFi hotspot for 2GB a month it's like 20 bucks, and the unlimited regular data is indeed unlimited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matth3w View Post
    Release date of the Droid X is July 15th, but I don't see any word on pre-orders. Will also come with the ability for WiFi hotspot for 2GB a month it's like 20 bucks, and the unlimited regular data is indeed unlimited.
    What a bargain!

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    Talk time is listed at 8 hours compared to the original Droid at 385 minutes....so battery life (1570ma) is expected to be better than the original Droid!


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