Motorola CEO calls Bionic "only a product"

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  1. jimmypop13

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    I found this article on Phandroid today:
    Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha Talks Global Brand, New Tablets, Ice Cream Sandwich And A Little Bionic As Well

    After hearing that, plus Verizon's CEO saying something about how they expect to focus on the iphone 5 to drive sales when it comes out, it sounds to me like the company and the carrier have given up on the Bionic and now it's just another phone to them and no longer the flagship device it was supposed to be.
     
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    I think because of all the negativity on the phone he just whishes it would end. and go away. There aren't to many good things being said.
     
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    The Bionic is a good phone just not a great one. It will be a significant step up for anyone like me coming from a d1. The problem is that I want that cutting edge giddiness I felt with the d1and this doesn't have that wow factor. It is basically an X2 with lte and a few other tweeks. Nevertheless, if nothing else pans out by the end of the year, the Bionic will be a nice upgrade. Not my dream phone, but nice. Of course by that time, the Bionic 2 will be impending.
     
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    Thats gonna really help them sale a ton of these.
     
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    Fortunately for them, most people are not too knowledgeable about the goings on with phones. We are only a few thousand on this forum, but Moto will still sell a ton of these because the average customer will want the latest phone with good bells and whistles and guess what? The Bionic will more than fit the bill.
     
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    Maybe Mr. Jha isn't that good with off the cuff questions?
    It's not like he's said something odd before.
     
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    Eh, he doesn't believe in his product, but I sure do. He can make the damned product with an unlocked bootloader and the community can do the rest. Well...at least he's not hyping it up to be some kind of beast it isn't.

    I knew Verizon never really cared too much about the Droid line up, they just wanted to make up for the lost profits when they rejected the iphone the first time! Now they have the iphones so we'll see less marketing for the Droid line up...
    Do you guys think we'll even see commercials for the Bionic?
     
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    I'll still get it, but it's definitely the android communities that hyped it up to the point where anything would fall short haha

    It's gonna be a solid phone, and my next one most probably
     
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    As I've said before, he's one of the worst CEOs of a large company. He doesn't know how to handle PR.
     
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    Yeah, I think this is people trying to make way too much out of nothing. So what? He called it a product? Quit trying to read between the lines that don't exist. He's a CEO, a business man, not a tech-fanboy.
     
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    ^Ah ok. Someone quoted Mr. CEO wrong then, Phandroid or Droid-Life..oh well. Like it was already said:

    Folks...there was never any hype about the Bionic from Motorola or really anyone outside of us on the forums. There are articles about how some company didnt like that the Atrix was called "the worlds most powerful phone." The Atrix was the hype beast..

    No one really cares or knows about about the Bionic except us in the forums.

    But....I expect a full Droid marketing blitz when it gets closer to launch and after it launches. The Droid X2 and Droid 3 have yet to be in a Droid commercial...expect the Droid marketing onslaught....