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I currently have the LG Ally, and I really would like to upgrade as this phone with only a 600MHz CPU really is starting to lag behind my usage.

I will be looking to upgrade from March-May 2011. Let me know what you guys think as far as Androids are concerned.

Price range: $100 w/ 2 year contract

Carrier: Verizon

Needs Physical Qwerty keyboard.
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Hey there. Firstly, cudos for going with Android. It rocks.
Secondly, I'm from South Africa, so I apologise if I'm missing your price bracket or carrier options.

Seeing as how you're only upgrading in four months or so, my best advice would be to just keep your finger on the pulse of what's happening out there. Just like with computer hardware, SO much can change in four months.

The current Android big boys are the Samsung Galaxy S I-9000 and the HTC Desire HD. Both sport massive touch screens, 1GHz processors, and the Samsung has 512MB RAM, while the HTC boasts 768MB (someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's right).

I've heard bad things about HTCs with moving parts, like slide keyboards. Apparently they break easier than they should, but that may be subjective.

Don't hold your breath for Android 3.0 on your phone as Google announced it's being developed solely for tablets. You'll most likely land yourself 2.2 or 2.3, both of which are still great.

Just keep trawling the forums, check out www.gsmarena.com for detailed specs, and make your informed decision as late as possible.
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Seeing as how you're only upgrading in four months or so, my best advice would be to just keep your finger on the pulse of what's happening out there. Just like with computer hardware, SO much can change in four months.
Will do.

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The current Android big boys are the Samsung Galaxy S I-9000 and the HTC Desire HD. Both sport massive touch screens, 1GHz processors, and the Samsung has 512MB RAM, while the HTC boasts 768MB (someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's right).
Interesting.

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I've heard bad things about HTCs with moving parts, like slide keyboards. Apparently they break easier than they should, but that may be subjective.
I probably need to update the OP, because I need a slide keyboard.

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Don't hold your breath for Android 3.0 on your phone as Google announced it's being developed solely for tablets. You'll most likely land yourself 2.2 or 2.3, both of which are still great.
I knew about that.

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Just keep trawling the forums, check out www.gsmarena.com for detailed specs, and make your informed decision as late as possible.
Thanks for that link, and I am in no rush, so its all good.

Thanks for the help man.



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