Cyanongenmod 7, Verizon Wireless, and Droid X

The current home screen on my new Droid X.

I’ve been very lazy about updating over the past two or three weeks. I won’t go back and rehash everything that I’ve been up to because, honestly, it’s not very interesting and I’ve got much nerdier fish to fry.

What I will talk about however is the fact that I finally switched from AT&T to Verizon Wireless, huzzah! Along with the switch came a new phone, of course;  instead of my old HTC Aria (which I loved, by the way), I am now the proud owner of a Droid X, a behemoth of mobile joy which sports a glorious 4.3″ display and packs a whopping 1GHZ processor (i.e., the same as my netbook, crazy). I picked a really great time to move over to Verizon and get a Droid X for two reasons: the Droid X just got the oh-so-amazing Cyanogen Mod 7 about a week ago and I slid in under the wire just in time to be grandfathered before Verizon killed its unlimited smartphone data plans. So yeah, awesome timing!

That said, I have really, really been enjoying the Droid X. (The hardware, at least. I can’t speak for the software as I’m running CM7 and not Verizon’s Motoblur-infused version of Android 2.2.) Having such a huge screen to watch YouTube videos, play the occasional game of Words with Friends, and surf the web on has been really nice. Throw in the fact that Verizon actually doesn’t drop calls every five minutes like AT&T, and I’m a really happy customer. There’s also the fact that I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of the capabilities of Cyanogenmod 7, too. It’s still in beta for the DX, so not every single feature is available yet, but I’m really loving what I do have access to. My next upgrade discount isn’t until February 2013 (!), but I definitely feel like this phone will serve me well during that time. This post was very disjointed and nerdy, but at least it was something, right? Also, week four of my 52 weeks project will be up later today or at sometime tomorrow for all two of you who are following that.

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