Originally Posted by strapped365
Yes I have, and I have been called a snob by some for what I want out of my next device. But this is all I want/care about:
1. It has to be a Nexus or I won't buy another android device ill go iOS.
2. Dual Core
3. 2 GB RAM
4. Dev support for ROMS such as Paranoid-Android/CMXX/AOKP.
5. At least a biweekly update of said ROMS.
6. Not to be called a snob for wanting this stuff.
I'm right there with you on every point - the only thing I would add for my own list of wants is for the device to have a physical keyboard. There are far far too many situations where I need the speed / precision in my typing that I can't seem to get from the on screen keyboards, where I find myself frequently fighting with the "intelligent word searches" because I am using technical / engineering vocabulary that is not in the dictionaries, or I'm pecking out small bits of code that the phone thinks is my inability to understand english.
If I could wave a wand, I'd want a refresh of the Motorola Photon Q without the USA blocked GSM bands. Since the Motorola purchase from Google, maybe it will happen. I also think I read somewhere that someone found a way to flash a radio to the device that enables USA GSM, so I might do some digging into that this weekend.
If that is unreasonable, another imaginary product that would do me just fine would be a "slider/flip case" that fits on the Nexus 4, giving it an exceptional four or better yet five row keyboard.
In the end, I'd be willing to drop $500 off contract for the right phone, and I'm sure a number of other people looking for a HIGH END device with keyboard would agree... We don't need more mid-range devices that are more or less the same 1.2ghz dual core device repackaged for the last three years (No, adding NFC to an aged platform does not lead me into the future) - and they wonder why the demand is low?