At the risk of seeming like a troll, compared to the ThunderBolt, I just don't see the appeal of the Bionic. When I read forum conversations about the droid bionic, nobody seems to point out the obvious.
I've looked up and down the specs of this phone, and I really don't get it. People seem to really froth at the mouth when talking about dual core phones. Frankly, I don't get it. The bionic doesn't have better tech specs sans the much vaunted dual core. I suppose the screen is also a bit better too, huh? Here are the kisses of death for this phone that should really drive everybody away from it:
A) The phone isn't technically more impressive than the TB. The TB is out now. When will the bionic be out? Why would you go for the same phone released months later? (Don't answer this if you're an iphan who will buy the iphone4 because you can get it in white)
B) Dual core isn't supported. It'll take a bit for it to come into play. And when it does, will it really be a lot faster than the TB? Think of it from a numbers game standpoint. Are we talking about double the performance? Ten percent? After rooting, will anybody notice?
C) Locked bootloader. I guess if you aren't the type to root, this is a moot point. But to the majority of us here, I'd wager that this is a big deal. Without the ability to root and install custom ROMs, the life of your phone will be significantly shorter.
I'm sorry to rant. I'm not quite as invested in this as I sound, but I would be interested to hear a compelling counter argument.