Samsung Droid Charge & HTC Droid Incredible 2 are listed as coming soon to Best Buy
Chiming in on time as we begin to close out April and embrace May, both the Samsung Droid Charge and HTC Droid Incredible 2 are gracing the pages of Best Buy’s mobile focused magazine – thus shedding more truth to their inevitable release. From what we’ve seen already, the “coming soon” remark seemingly solidifies the April 28th date we’ve been hearing attached to the Samsung Droid Charge’s launch. However, there’s still yet to be any kind of indication from Verizon that the Droid Incredible 2 actually exists. Nonetheless, you can’t help but think that a powerhouse company like Best Buy is in the loop regarding such things.
So when you see unreleased devices grace their Buyer’s Guide, it undoubtedly yields to a strong likelihood that they are indeed for real – then again, maybe not.
source: Best Buy via Droid-Life
1. agedbeer (Posts: 12; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Personally I think that Samsung should stick with their Galaxy S line-up since they do those so well, though I can't deny that it will be interesting to see them do a Droid, but... the Droid Incredible 2 has my attention. It's just a much better looking phone. The Droid X2 has my attention as well.
2. fleanote (Posts: 50; Member since: 14 Jan 2011)
Like a lot of folks, I troll the phone sites daily...looking for a glimmer of hope of the one device that'll deliver every mobile dream option I've read, and a few choice things I didn't (who wouldn't want a 3D tappable image of a daily calendar? EVO 3D...wassup!). My issue is carrier and hardware. You're stuck for 2 years minimum so you want a beefy hardware package that can handle any ROM or upgrade that comes. I'm now watching my friends and family upgrade to Android, IOS, and Symbian - I'm stuck in a WinMo 6.5 world. I think I want Windows Phone 7, but the hardware won't be great until the timeframe that Nokia releases a unit - i can't wait that long. The Droid Bionic was the pinnacle...then it faded into the hybrid Targa and anotehr FY quarter away...I need a phone dangit!
4. ChrisTheTechGuy (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)
even 2 years ago I wouldn't have chosen a WinMo device
5. fleanote (Posts: 50; Member since: 14 Jan 2011)
At the time, there was no Android, and barely IOS. WinMo offered the most customization options (custom ROM's are still being released for this phone - its the original Samsung Omnia btw). If I'm going to jailbreak or root, I want control to install anything, and if I want to install anything - i'll need cutting edge hardware. I'm also concerned about leaving Verizon's network - but ATT's WinMo 7 lineup looks nice. I don't think Verizon wants to release a WinMo7 device until they can incorporate the build i'm guessing is now in Nokia's hands. Too long to wait. I need a dang phone (Incredible 2....maybe)
12. giantgnome (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)
When older superphones like the Droid X and Incredible hit the $200 mark for a used phone in good condition they generally stay that price for a while. Why don't you just pick one up and then sell it when the "right" phone comes along?
13. fleanote (Posts: 50; Member since: 14 Jan 2011)
That brings up another point, the fluctuating prices of these new superphones. I know the price is based on exclusivity of ownership, but give us a break. What a kick in the teeth to early buyers of the Thunderbolt that you can now snag it for anywhere from 29.99 to 100 bucks from various resellers and it was $250-300 at launch. The Droids do seem to hold their value, even the refurbs as you mention still cost a pretty penny. Maybe a Droid is teh way to go...
3. skymitch89 (Posts: 1202; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I just saw an ad for the Droid Charge on TV. At first I didn't know that it was for the Droid Charge, let a lone for a phone, but at the end it showed "Droid Does 4G" and then it showed "droidcharge.com".
8. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
two lousy phones coming from the two absolute worst phone manufacturers ever.
11. Jamo93 (unregistered)
You are wrong, simple as that
14. Sniggly (Posts: 7285; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I don't know how much I would disagree with you on Samsung, but HTC makes fantastic hardware, and their Android lineup has been pretty damn good.
9. joey18 (Posts: 574; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)
The evo was revolutionary phone this two phones not so cool the galaxy was ok but this samsung is to ugly and htc chinese phones sucks i love my motorolla
10. jordanx (Posts: 23; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
i only like the samsung because is droid and i like it because is 4g , and i like the 4g because it will compete the htc thunderbolt and i like it because i hate htc