Droid 3 or continue waiting for Bionic?

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    Okay guys. I need some input and guidance here. I live in an area where 4g might be available within the next two years. I am really torn between these two phones. I have been waiting for the bionic since february and I am also a big fan of the og droid, even though I never owned one. I need to know guys, and money is an issue, shoyld I continue waiting or jump in the droid 3 which looks to me like it is going to be a great phone. Feel free to post some specs in your advice, and I know the difference in screen size, but 4.0 with a sliding keyboard is awesome. Okay guys, debate... Go!
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    I am waiting for the Bionic. I want 4G LTE. If it is not in your area and LTE does not Matter to you then get the D3.
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    For the most part it is 4G versus a physical keyboard. I want a 4g phone. If D3 was 4g I would consider it. D3 has slightly smaller screen. Bionic i'm guessing would cost $50 to $100 more.
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    Physical keyboard is a nonissue for me as is 4G.
    I guess screen size its the only difference?
    Same otherwise?

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    Who needs a physical keyboard. The keys on my onscreen keyboard are bigger anyways. Droid3 is as useless as DROIDx2 imho. 4g is really fast. You could tether and get a 5gb file overnight.

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    I live in an area with no 4g and probably won't be getting it for a while(Northwest LA) but I still want a 4g phone for the simple fact that we may get it in 2012 and I also travel to Dallas quite often. Almost the (rumored) specs for the Bionic fits what I need in a phone.
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    I need a physical keyboard. Its all about preference so what might be best for you won't always be best for everyone else. This is what makes Android so great, CHOICE.
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    Bionic is 4g & dual core. Nuff said...

    Swyped on my Droid, sent via Tapatalk. It's amazing what ones thumb can do!
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    The D3 is aimed towards customers that want the slide out keyboard. There are some people that won't go without one. I personally almost don't need any keyboard. Voice input i used most of the time unless i need privacy or i'm in a loud environment.
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    I am seriously considering getting a D3 after watching the how to vids on here. My area is getting 4G at the end of the month. My NE 2 upgrade isn't til Oct but I am getting antsy in the pantsy and the D3 looks pretty solid.

    I am nervous that the Bionic is going to be a disappointment and have ****ty battery life.
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    If its up in october why even fret if youre not buying a phone in the immediate future? There will be plenty of reviews for each by then... Bionic will be all like "meeep meeep.....PEEEWWWWNNNNNN!!!!!"
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    Wow you're getting 4G at the end of the month but you may not get a 4G phone? That sounds almost . . . . . UnAmerican :) I'm a physical keyboard kind a guy but I say to hell with it if I can get 4G speeds :)
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    Ya I currently own a Charge and the 4G speeds are amazing. When my phone drops to a 3G network it is really slow. So if you are soon getting 4G network I definitely recommend a 4G phone. Wait for the bionic or get one of the 4G LTE phones.

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    Okay guys, tell me honestly... I have big fingers, which makes the touch screen keyboard evil sometimes... I also will not have 4G by the end of 2011... according to the verizon wireless website anyway. I live in a small town, and I go to school in a bigger town, but still not big enough I guess. I guess going to a major university in Virginia Tech still doesn't qualify Blacksburg for 4G. So, in not wanting to spend a ton of money for 4G tech that I can't use for at least another year and a half... What should I do?
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    You go to tech? :p

    I say go with what feels right to you. I say go to a store when the D3 comes out and see how it feels. Same with the Bionic when it comes out. Then go with which ever you like the best.
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    I get my NE@ discount in Oct but I can buy the D3 now at the 2 year contract price (I think my NE2 discount is $50 or $100 not sure which). More than likely I will wait but the D3 does seem liek a great phone.
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    Have to be honest, the $460 outright price is tempting, but I just bought an incredible 2 and it is quick. The extra RAM isn't talked about a lot but it really helps.

    Sent from my Droid Bionic
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    Oh, btw... Price is like this. I've been eligible for upgrade since February. I won't being paying the total price. Got a fascinate from craigslist and am running 2.3 on it now lol. Yes, I do go to tech. :p Back atcha'. I'm just thinking out loud guys. I love the physical keyboard, and I love the bionic. I just don't know.....
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    Damn it! Now I'm facing a difficult choice too! D3 / Bionic

    Hey, Everyone! = )

    My new-every-two will be available to me on July 11th. I am a twisted mess as I try to choose between the D3, and potentially epic Bionic. Up until about a week ago, at which point, I dropped my D1 into my bathtub, I relied on a physical keyboard for all my text input. My fingers seemed to always accidentally land on some letter or character by accident as I moved on to my next desired letter or character... So... after my D1 took a dunk, I let it dry out on my laptop fan for 3 days... and it came back to life... mostly. The physical keyboard was still wonky though, and if I used it, would crash my phone. So, I learned to use the on-screen keyboard, and it discovered just how well the voice input function works. It's actually quite good so long as you are not in a noisy environment, and be sure to speak slowly and clearly. Anyway... I am torn between the D3, and waiting for the ghostly Bionic. I think that now, I can live without the physical keyboard, but I really do prefer having one if for no other reason for the forced screen orientation. My D1 is working well again, but it feels so dated and slow now, and I want something faster! What can I say? I'm a speed junkie! I know that it's impossible to promise anything about the Bionic, and I'm only sharing this info to show others that I am at my renewal date, and pulling my hair out trying to pick one!
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    I picked up the Charge just to test 4G and its blazing fast - the Bionic will be my next phone ;)
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