before i reply to this umm just so you know i have SO much regular handhelds from two years ago like A380 and Caanoo and GP2X and PSP, and i regret ALL of them since now i realized that any phone with android can just attach a controller add-on and be a gaming handheld
so it's not like i never loved the idea of having the controls built in , i just don't think it's a good idea anymore since i'm pretty good at fighting games and don't want to have the dpad chosen for me ! i don't want some uncommon battery forced on me either psh
Seriously....if that is your thinking why are you even here?because the post was asking "is anyone else excited" and shows a vote =^) i didn't know it meant "only yes votes are allowed"
2. never have to remember to bring your gamepad and your phoneif you have it attached to the phone you don't have to remember them separate , they sell these attachment controllers i swear ?? look on youtube !
5. can fit in your pocket for quick access versus a phone + gamepadi'm talking about the controllers that attach to the phone as one piece , why can't that fit in a pocket any less than the w3D ?
Lastly, im not worried about anythingoh ok, because your post said you were concerned about the w3D selling poorly and how it meant "the end of gaming phones" i took that as you being worried =^p
the device i have wanted for ages has finally arrivedsame here, except mine is " any device made from a good company with android on it " since i'll get to choose the dpad instead of them forcing me to use one that isn't good
i'll get to choose the battery i'll get to choose the cute buttons , i'll get to choose like So much things
no more cheaply made build qualityLOL says who ? =^) look how everyone thought the GPD XD would be such great build quality and it wasn't
getting something that isn't 2-3 years out of date before launchooh! that one is good for adding to my list of "advantages android phone w/controller people have" thanks! lol
Ok....I wont address all your points because you clearly are happy with a phone and gamepad which is fine, im not trying to perusuade you that one is better then the other, it all comes down to user preference.
anyway, your points, D pad and battery? the D pad is just user preference, personally i use the nubs for fighting games now as the D pad hurts my thumb after a while. this phone has a 4000 mah battery, i would have a second one plus a power bank so not concerned there.
are you always going to have your phone attached to your gamepad? i dont think so, so yes, remembering to bring it with you is a concern.
even a somewhat slim gamepad will add bulk to your pocket, might fit, might not, if it does i doubt it will be comfortable.
in terms of build quality im going by the hands on time people have mentioned on youtube and articles, check the XDA one if you want
again, if it sells decently, other manufacturers might be willing to take a risk and produce something similar, maybe something better, if it bombs we will probably be stuck with getting 1 or 2 cheap ($150) gaming phones a year, some might be okay with that but you really cant complain about much with that price. the w3d will do me fine for 1 to 3 years if i had no viable options.
i already have a gampad + phone setup and its not for me.
i still dont get why you are here though, sure a question was asked and you answered but everyone else here seems to at least want a all in one gaming phone while you dont, arguing specs and price is one thing, arguing for a complete alternative is something else
its almost like walking into a fish and chips shop (i am british) with a box of chicken and chips just to argue that chicken and chips is better, it comes down to buyer preference but why walk into a place and argue such a thing? presumably people in the shop want the fish