Looks like it'll be the Bionic for me after all...

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  1. dlo-htown
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    Apparently, the wireless gods have conspired to prevent any of the other kick-ass phones out there from making it to Verizon, and whats left of the rest just doesn't match up to the Bionic's specs... although the absence of iPhone5 specs is deafening...

    But the real kicker is that my original Droid 1 finally died... it no longer even boots up. It almost made it to the (still rumored?) Sept. 8th release date of the Bionic... but these last two weeks or so is gonna SUCK without a phone... I know I could probably get something and then return it when the Droid comes out, but I just don't want to pay ANY more than I have to... as it is, I'm having some sticker shock... $300 for a phone?? I know some of y'all are so impressed with hardware technology, that you'll gladly fork over $300 as long as it sounds cool... But for someone that works in the embedded electronics industry... I'm pretty sure I understand how big of a markup is still making these phones highly profitable despite the contract renewal discount you get...

    So, I'm having to bite the bullet... go cold turkey without a phone for 2 weeks only to pry $300 out of my wallet to buy the Bionic... it better wow the helloutta me. :)
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    I feel largely the same, and the shocking lack of the GSII on Verizon was a heart breaker for sure. :(
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    You could always wait for the Vigor or supposed Nexus Prime. No one's forcing you to go Bionic though I do think the Bionic will be a great phone. I'm certainly not waiting any longer for a phone.
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    I have another upgrade after I get the Bionic. I might get the Droid HD or the Prime if it comes to Verizon.
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    Yea I'm done waiting too, the Verizon device market is bored and so am I...and the D1 is hanging by a thread right now, poor thing. I gotta get the Bionic or i'll be just like the OP. :icon_eek:
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    You can thank apple for that
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    Agreed. A slight disappointment, but going to grab the Bionic as well. Have a second upgrade in case the Prime ever comes to Verizon. Since I'm coming from an OG, the Bionic is going to blow my mind anyway in terms of performance and screen size.
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    You don't have an old Blackberry or Android, or a friend with one, that you could use for the next two weeks or so? I mean to go without a phone for two weeks!

    Ehhh, nevermind, it will probably be the best two weeks of your life.
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    Nah I'll just blame Bush, everyone else does. >.>
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    I think I've found my new Droid Forums buddy! ;)

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    I'm in the same boat. My touchscreen died last Thursday. It boots up fine, just can't do anything with it once it does. So I'm in phone limbo until the bionic comes out.
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    My d1 touchscreen died too I got a dx for 140 and it was practically new

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    When I had a working phone, waiting and watching didn't seem like a bad idea... my situation has changed somewhat now that I have NO phone. :)

    Has anyone really used the "buy a lesser phone and return it in 14 days" strategy? Or is it just a popular myth here?
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    Buy something cheap on ebay u NEED a phone nowadays.

    And then get the vigor
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    How do people have "multiple" upgrades available? How can you upgrade now then upgrade in a few months if the prime or HD comes out
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    A lot of ppl have multiple lines for other family members. Most of the time these people don't even know they can upgrade or they really don't care about having latest and greatest. I do the same thing with my wife. I use my upgrade and if a couple months something comes out that I like, I use her upgrade and give her my old phone.

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    I do the same. I get two phones a year.
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    Yes I actually have One for me, another for my wife, and my daughter's upgrade. If something better then the Bionic comes and I like it. I will give my wife the Bionic and get the other device. I will not tough the other upgrade.
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    How are you going to survive without a phone for 2 weeks?
    If anything, my droid is the one thing i carry EVERYWHERE. My license doesnt even get that kind of treatment....
    damn I'm so spoiled by technology...
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    Well, if it had been working fine the past few months, I'd be feeling the pinch of no phone... but it had been acting up, the screen was glitchy a lot of times, even ROM'd, it was responding so slow... in short, it was actually painful to use it so I was using it less and less, using my PC again for all the things I was using the phone... except for phone calls.

    So, I'm used to not having the complete convenience of a smart phone for a while already... although not being able to make calls or texts does suck...

    If this Bionic gets delayed again, I'll be tempted to give Verizon the finger though! Haha!