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Anyone have any experience with the Motorola Triumph from Virgin Mobile?

I was thinking about getting it because of the great $25 a month for unlimited data plan from Virgin Mobile.

Is this a pretty good phone?

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2389361,00.asp
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I have one and it's absolutely amazing. Very snappy phone with the 1ghz Snapdragon. Development is in progress and people have ported Clockwork Recovery to it. I'm not too worried about it because out of the box the phone already is great. Battery life is a bit meh, but I just started using JuiceDefender and it works pretty good.

You only get $25 a month if you were an existing customer before the Triumph released. As of now, the same plan is $35.
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You only get $25 a month if you were an existing customer before the Triumph released. As of now, the same plan is $35.
Yeah, I'm already an existing customer. Currently using the Optimus V.

Do you think it is worth the switch from the Optimus V to the Triumph? In my opinion the Optimus V is terribly slow.

Also, do you think that they it will eventually support Gingerbread? Or will their eventually be a hack/root in order to upgrade it to Gingerbread?
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Yeah, I'm already an existing customer. Currently using the Optimus V.

Do you think it is worth the switch from the Optimus V to the Triumph? In my opinion the Optimus V is terribly slow.

Also, do you think that they it will eventually support Gingerbread? Or will it be hack/root in order to upgrade it to Gingerbread?
I think it's worth the upgrade. Two of my friends own Optimus Vs, and I had an Intercept which is even slower. But they were very impressed by how much faster the Triumph is than their phones.

I would assume Gingerbread will come officially at some point, but this is just speculation.
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I think it's worth the upgrade. Two of my friends own Optimus Vs, and I had an Intercept which is even slower. But they were very impressed by how much faster the Triumph is than their phones.

I would assume Gingerbread will come officially at some point, but this is just speculation.
Ah okay, thank you for answering all my questions! +Rep to you!

One last question though,

I've heard that people have been taking the screen protector that comes factory installed on the Triumph.

There is a Youtube video of a person doing it to their Triumph here

I've heard that it increases the response of the Triumph, and overall makes it a better experience by removing the protector.

So my question is, do you think it is a good idea when I eventually get the phone to take the screen protector off?

Again, thank you for all your fast replies!
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as far as android phones go, it is pretty average (not a bad thing)

the best part is that you don't really need to remove much bloat since it is pretty much stock 2.2. With my TB i had to remove a lot of stuff, so i ended up just flashing a new rom....
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No, I wouldn't do it. And I'm pretty sure it voids warranty.

The Triumph is an okay phone. Nothing really interesting or bad for that matter. I'd say it's a pretty good upgrade from an Optimus V.
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Over all it seems ot be getting some very positive feedback, so while I don't have personal experience, I would say that it's likely threre's quite a bit of truth in the positive reviews.

Taken from Engadget:

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So did the Triumph live up to the hyperbolic hype? In a word: yes. As far as mid-range, pre-paid Android phones go, it's definitely a winner. Motorola shot high with this one, and not just in terms of marketing. It not only shares a processor with a trio of higher-end phones (the aforementioned Thunderbolt, Revolution, and Incredible 2), but it also has the look and feel of a more expensive handset. At $300 and no contractual commitment, we're willing to overlook the sometimes-sluggish startup of apps, and inconsistent connectivity. It hasn't quite ousted the Optimus One from the top of our pre-paid list, but second place still wins a prize, right?
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I have not had a problem with the stock screen protector. Response time seems very good from when I touch the screen to when actions happen. I have heard complaints of a blue tint though, which I can't really notice although I've never held it up to another phone.

If you do decide on getting one, I would try it with the normal screen and see how you like it. If you would want, I guess you could remove it.
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