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Droid Bionic exclusive to Verizon, Android jealousy inevitable!

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by Preach2k, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Preach2k
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    I get what the article is saying but it's not actually saying anything we didn't already know. It's saying that because it's going to be 4G, it won't go to another carrier. We just found out earlier that since we can't roam with 4G, you can only use Verizon phones with Verizon LTE so it only makes sense the Bionic will only be coming to Verizon.
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    ATT- Atrix 4G
    Sprint- Photon 4G
    Verizon- Bionic 4G
    (T-Mobile is the only main US carrier without it, but they have the HTC Sensation anyway.)

    They are all pretty much the same. Except I have the feeling the VZ will put the Bionic at about twice the price as the others.

    I really wish I was on Sprint right now....
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    I really want 2 c the price tag 4 this monster.And as far as Sprint-bad coverage and dropped calls-you wishin u were with sprint and im gettin the heck outta dodge,now thats funny lol!!!!!!
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    You can compare the Atrix with the Photon. but the Bionic will be its own beast.
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    Whats said to be different?
    Other than the networks?

    And I hope the bionic has a finger print scanner like the Atrix. That would be sick...
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    I know you'd like to believe that but it will be essentially the same phone.
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    I would compare the bionic to the photon with some differences, not the bionic to the atrix. The first two arent essentially the same phone
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    Besides some small differences in actual screen dimensions and size of phone, Photon/Atrix/Bionic are practically the same phone. The only difference I could think of of any significance (and it may or may not be much) is that the Atrix/Photon have the dual core Tegra 2, and the Bionic might have the dual core TI OMAP? Someone correct me on that please, as I haven't dug much yet.
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    A few off the top of my head is the tegra vs omap, 1080p vid vs 720p, no mention of gorilla glass in the photon whereas rumors have pinned that on the bionic table.

    Although there are dual core there can and probably will be a significant difference in performance. You can compare a similarly clocked intel cpu vs an amd and notice that intel wipes the floor with amd. With the welcoming with open arms that the insiders and knowledgeable mobile tech gurus of the TI chip vs tegra I suspect we will see a greater performance increase over the bechmarks (although im not too crazy about the consistency of quadrant results. While they are similar, I believe that the smaller differences the bionic has still qualifies it to be on the top of the moto mast till the years end. All this without the confirmation of bionic specs so there may even be a treat still in store.
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    If there is a treat in store, they should probably tell people soon...
    I am starting to wonder what about the Bionic made me wait for it, when there are better spec'd phones on other carriers.... (at least from the specs rumored for the Bionic)
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    What phone out there has better specs than the Bionic? I've seen stuff close but noways better

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    With the phone rumored to be available within only a couple of weeks you'd think we'd have a few more solid details about it in our hands by now. It isn't like they can go and put off the release for 5 months or so and change all the specs....can they?:icon_eek:
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    Well the Galaxy S2 beats in areas like the screen. (if the Bionic has pentile)
    And the processor (if the Bionic has 1GZ Dual Core)

    And the HTC Sensation and EVO3D has dual 1.2 gHZ processor aswell.

    But I am just comparing to the specs that have been rumored. I have no idea if they are true.

    And I have not used the Dual Core processor in the Droid 3, which will probably be in the Bionic, so I may be wrong about the speeds too.

    So hopefully MOTO pulls together and releases a phone worth waiting for. And also, we need Verizon to put a reasonable price on it, unlike how they priced there other 4G devices.
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    Terrifying isn't it?
    Motorola is still relatively quite about the phone even after these all these rumors.
    Not even official pictures.
    It would be sad to see a Sept release date.
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    Oh I definitely agree it could be the top of the Moto mast, but even with those differences, it's still a slightly souped up (imho) and larger Atrix. :p

    Which, by the way, isn't necessarily a bad thing... The Atrix is an awesome phone to say the least.
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    My thoughts exactly.
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    Yeah but Moto has been pretty quiet about the last 2 devices on Verizon, the X2 and the Droid 3. The only way the processor on the D3 was confirmed was to have some sight buy one after its release date and tear it apart. The Best Buy ad that was discovered means its gotta be close

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    If the S2 was going to be 4g which most believe it won't than it would be a tough decision between it and the Bionic and the Bionic's processor is rumored to be anywhere between 1-1.5ghz.

    The screen argument can go back and forth but most would agree the screen on the S2 is better but it not having 4g is a deal breaker for me since I live where there is 4g.

    The only phone that I have heard of that can truly compete with what the Bionic is supposed to have is the next Nexus. But that's a ways off and I only have about 3 weeks of patience left...

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    Preach on!!! I'm with ya. Getting sick of waiting. I've been debating whether to stick with verizon or not, I've been eligible to upgrade since February, and I think this month my contract is officially up. Been waiting on the Bionic, but enough is enough.
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