Originally Posted by jjenson
Thank you I want to get a phone before the tiered pricing kicks in so debating between this and thunderbolt.
Your decision shouldn't hinge on this. I2 will get 2.3 later (rumor has it around August). Instead, if these are your considerations, make your decision based on the tradeoff between battery and network speed. TB gives you low battery and fast network speed. I2 gives you good battery and slower network speed. If you are okay with 3G speeds, then the I2 is a pretty good win.
If you plan to root and install third party ROMs (such as cyanogenmod), then which firmware it comes with is even less relevant.
HTC Incredible 2
CyanogenMod - Nightlies