I rarely, rarely make a thread...but this one pretty much speaks for it's self, I'm disappointed...not at specs, but at the sell method. Why keep catering to the carriers when you have a bad-ass flagship phone that would sell very well on the Play Store and make everyone win? They could have ate some cost to put a ultra affordable device in the hands of everyone, doing the work of expanding the advertising snowball and word of mouth even without the $500 million in marketing behind it. Instead they follow the same old crap model, give it to the carriers to put the screws to the consumer, forcing stupid rules and regulation on top of a contract... or pay outrageous ~$600 full retail at the store. They had a chance to break the chains and start a new wave of change in favor of consumers by skipping the middle man rape. Part of me wishes that this device would flop (even though it can't) just to spite the missed opportunity, what a shame.
This model is broken and as much as I love this device I'm done playing and paying into this system. Looks like the Bionic is in my pocket for the foreseeable future, not until someone changes.