I had to make a rush decision last December when I purchased my Bionic. My original Droid had died.
Right out of the box, the Bionic froze up and I had to remove the battery. I went back to Verizon and they talked me into keeping it. They promised me that a software update would soon be coming for this. Shortly after that a software update did occur and I must admit, the device has not frozen on me since.
However... battery life on this little beast is TERRIBLE. I live in a 4G town, but have been on 3G because 4G just sucks the life right out of the battery.
I don't know if I have the latest update on the phone. When I look at "About Phone," I see that the Android version is 2.3.4 - is that the latest that Verizon has pushed out? Why does the RAZR MAX have a newer version?
Has motorola declared "end of life" on the Bionic?
I put this phone on a charger all day at work. I take it off the charger when I leave. I stick the phone in my purse where it usually stays until the next morning when I arrive back at work. In the mornings, 9 times out of 10, the battery is in the RED zone.
When it's not dead, it does OK for most things. My biggest complaint is battery life. Every time I try to use it when I'm not at work, it seems that it is dead or almost dead.
I'm frustrated with it and ready to wedge it in front of one of the wheels of my car.