Just saying hi.Hello all,
I am looking forward to getting to know as many of you as possible. I would have normally said "everyone," but I know how big a forum this is. I have a Bionic, that I bought the first day they came out. I had an HTC Incredible that I had in my hand on launch day, but did not buy, then had to wait for the supply demand to settle down. So, while I liked, not loved, the Incredible, I knew it was time for a new phone, and with the hype, delays, time to completely re-design, I figured I wouldn't make the same mistake I did, not buying the HTC when it was in my hand, and then ending up waiting for them to fill the glass shortage, to fulfill orders. I knew the S-2 was on it's way, and that gave me some pause, but i would deal with it. I know this is for intros, so I will keep it at that, but as much as I really like the Bionic (I am not having any of the bugs, at least that I have detected) but I am not happy about the immediate release of the Razr. I will save that for the appropriate thread.
I never had problems with programming pop3 on any phone, but I am now, so that will be my first stop, but I will be then visiting Bionic vs. Razr threads next. Not that I expect Verizon to make a phone, then kill their own sales, but they could have released both, with a premium on the Razr, and maybe a discount on the Bionic. But they rolled out the Bionic, kept the Razr secret, and not only screwed over (and I mean by just not offering a choice for the loyal customers that waited) but I understand that there is a task management system on the Razr that they will not release for the Bionic. Obsolescence goes with these products, but could you imagine the uproar if Apple released the 4s and then 6 weeks later released an iPhone 5? I know I said I would go join that thread, but they bungled the Bionic, invested a lot of time redesigning it, and started concurrently working on another phone, but kept it quiet. So instead Motorola, or Verizon, or both, just duped their most loyal customers.
As I said, it could have been done right, but they showed how to not do it, especially when you are almost definitely going into a subsidy contract. At the very least, there should be a substantial trade in program, but that is another problem with loyalty to a CDMA carrier. If the Bionic wasn't stuck as a domestic USA phone, they could buy them back, but there not, so thy just burned their customers...enough on an intro thread....LOL.