Bionic or Stratosphere and the Problem With Waiting

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by Nimazahir, Aug 3, 2011.

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    Should I get the bionic or stratopshere, they both come out on 9/8(leaked page)?
    I am not sure what the specs on the stratosphere are, can anyone tell me? Is the stratosphere the galaxy s2 for verizon?
    I am not going to wait for anything else b/c the problem with waiting is something better will come shortly after and there will always be something better right around the corner.
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    Nobody knows anything about the stratosphere. anything you hear at this point are just guesses. No one even knows how accurate that leaked page is. Unfortunately all we can do is wait for something official from verizon.
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    I won't touch the bionic unless moto has fixed the camera and video problems.
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    Gosh darnit, why do they have to put the Vigor out just far enough out that I ll actually wait on it. October 8, I might wait it out......
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    Is the Vigor 4g? I heard it has a small screen though.
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    I read on some forums that the Vigor is to replace the Thunderbolt, so it would be 4G. I doubt it will have anything under a 4" display.

    The rumored spec's of the vigor indicate it will wipe the floor with the bionic.
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    This is my dellema as well. The Vigor sounds like it will wipe the floor with all the phones up untill it's replease. So now it's just another waiting game for me. To buy or not to buy that is the question.
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    I've seen the rumored specs for the vigor(i hate rumors by the way) it looks pretty impressive, but i foresee a small problem that some users will find slightly inconvenient. I can see it going something like this: Charge the battery completely. Take phone off charger to make phone call. By the time the 7th number is entered, phone needs to be charged again.
    Other than that, I'm sure it will be great.
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    My plan is to forget about the Bionic. The Vigor's spec's are a night and day difference from the Bionic. Plus with HTC's announcement about the bootloaders yesterday, it gives us more of a reason to wait for the Vigor. I would hate to buy a phone knowing its going to be way behind spec's wise in a month. just my $.04
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    Well, I am begining to think that Verizon is holding up the bionic, so Verizon can have a big day in Sept. that way they can all compete with each other which could present some interesting things like samsung has a great display.. Bionic I think will have great battery life and so on. However I think at this moment battery life may be more important. Not sure lol I have some thinking to do!!!
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    I agree, if the specs are right for the Bionic it is just a glorified D3 at best. And the D3 has been out for 2 months by the time the Bionic releases. It seems the SG2 is as good if not better and it's been out for how long now? I will still go use the phone when it comes out but I think I will wait it out a bit and see what becomes of the HTC Vigor. Plus it will give everyone time to find any bugs that might be with the Bionic and get it fixed. Gonna try and play it smart this time. I'm not sure I did that when I bought my Dinc. And I know we didn't do that with my wifes phone.:icon_evil:
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    I have until Black Friday to make a decision on a new VZW phone. Have no idea which phone I'll be going after. My OGD is working just fine.
    dancedroid
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    So you really think That the Stratosphere is coming in September? You will be lucky to see this phone by the end of the 4th Q. There has been nothing released about this phone at all no specs or nothing just a release date and you want to compare it to The Bionic. You waited this long you will be waiting longer for The Stratosphere and if something else is leaked about another phone while you are waiting for the Stratosphere then you will be comparing that phone with the other... Do you get the madness there will always be a phone on horizon.. You will have to make a decision or you will never purchase a phone...

    If the GS2 gets release between now and September it will not be LTE 4G.. Also do not believe the specs released the other day about the Bionic it is not the complete specs. That is why it was removed from the MotoDev site. Take all leaks with a grain of salt unless confirmed by Motorola or Verizon...
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    Preach, we still don't have any actual specs or anything confirmed for the Bionic other than the release date either, so you're argument isn't exactly sound.
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    I really think that Motodev page was the old Etna with a couple of specs updated or edited.
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    i can't believe no one is waiting on the Nexus Prime?? i'm not buying anything until i see that beast.

    the Vigor specs are pretty jaw dropping, but i can't see getting a phone with such a horrible track record on batt life. the Bionic is currently my second choice, altho the specs seem somewhat behind the curve, given its release date. if the Strat turns out to be VZW's version of the GS2, it will also get a serious look, especially if it's LTE. but, i think Preach is right about the release date, and i'm not going to hold off on a purchase waiting on a Sammy phone (and especially if it turns out to be a slider, as some have speculated).

    my choices: 1A) Prime 1B) Bionic 3) GS2 4) Vigor
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    There has been no sign that the Prime is coming to Verizon.
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    You are going to kick yourself when it's delayed 2 months and eventually only for at&t. :)
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    Well we had pictures of the Bionic and accessories we have Motorola President saying it will be released in September.. Some specs where released. But look at the Vigor and Stratosphere there has been nothing leaked about them at all but a release date.
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    We have rumored pictures and rumored accessories. We need specs from Motorola for your argument to be valid. There's really no reason for us not to have verified specs for the Bionic if it's being released in September. The only possible reason they haven't released them is in case they run into a problem where they'll have to swap out some hardware.
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