Q&A With Sanjay & Details on DROID Bionic Delay

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  1. Preach2k
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    Details on DROID Bionic Delay, Launching at Same Time as 4G LTE on XOOM




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    Man he's great at dodging questions. They probably told him don't actually answer any of the questions.

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    They must have hired the old Minister of information from Iraq .. Or Some Politician . That was the most Vague answer..
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    I was able to participate in the conference calls. The article left out some of the more interesting and important details. Here's the missing transcript:

    Question:When the bionic is released will it resemble more closely the Etna that we've seen or the targa that we've heard about?
    Motorola(Sanjay) Yes, I do like chocolate cake. I think I'll have a slice.

    Question:But the bionic will definitely be dual core and LTE?
    Motorola(Sanjay) We expect our stock prices to react accordingly

    Question:Some people were asking why the bionic only has 512mb ram when its twin the atrix has 1gb. will these enhanced features include more RAM?
    Motorola(Sanjay):We are quite happy with the quality of pictures that the DroidX is capable of taking.


    I'm not sure how those questions got left out of the article, but it gives tremendous insight as to what we can expect.
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    BlackNTan's corporate translation:

    Translation: The phone was way too buggy for Verizon to let us release it and we couldn't get it to work right. We spent so much time trying to figure out how to make it work that the hardware began to look dated. So we switched to another phone. I'm just hoping if I say the word "feature" enough it will convince you that it was all part of some big plan, and that the delays are really for your own benefit.

    Translation: Oh crap, you want me to actually talk about the "features" thing? umm... I'm going to stop mentioning "features" now, but just trust me... it'll be great... really.


    Translation: We are having a real hard time figuring out how to get 4g to work on both of these devices. Verizon is really, really pissed. We are working closely with them by taking their execs out to lots of expensive dinners and luxurious suites at sporting events. We really, really hope we can get this all resolved before summer, or we're going to be completely hosed.

    Translation: God I hope so, or there are going to be a LOT of ticked off investors.

    Translation: It was both, and wow did we royally screw up on this one. We had a whole team of engineers scratching their heads. We really had no idea what to do, so we waited until the last possible minute before some leaks forced us to admit that something was wrong. Building phones are hard.
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    I thought they scrapped the bionic awhile back
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    Translation: If you want something that works, go with the Thunderbolt, cause we have no clue what we're doing right now.
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    ^ I think you nailed it in your translation of his BS...... NICE!!!
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    Sorry Tested the TB for a couple of days. I got better battery life from my Storm rebooting it 5 times a day. And much better battery life from my old DX I gave to my wife. I will pass on that phone.. rather keep my Storm1 or get an Dx rather then purchase the TB... The Evo 3D should of been the TB then I would consider it. Dual Core is the future. I will Purchase a Dual Core phone this Summer!!! If it GS2 or Targa/Bionic!!!
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    The delays aren't all that surprising if you really think about it. In the Droid Bionic you have two completely new technologies coming out in the same phone at the same time. Both a dual core processor on an android smartphone, AND LTE.

    There's probably a reason why we're seeing a whole lot of single core phones with LTE, and dual core phones without, but not both of them together.

    Really Moto, I don't mind the wait. My lowly OG droid will limp along. Since the Galaxy S2 will probably NOT have LTE, there's no real competitors that offer BOTH LTE and dual-core in the immediate future on Verizon. Just make sure you have that Bionic out before one comes along, because my patience has its limits.
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    Thats fine... you can continue to wait for a phone that is still only rumored to come out... one that has already failed once... one that has been plagued with issues from the start... one that has no guarantee of ever working...

    I'll just be fine and happy with my phone that is not only working, but working well. You complain about battery issues... I have not had any of these issues. The battery drains, sure... but no moreso than my Droid did...

    To each his own, I guess
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    If you can remember Correctly The TB had problems.. Remember it was Officially called The Incredible HD.. It was rumored to be released last October. It was originally 3G then the replace the Radio and made it 4G then released it with known Battery issues in February... Yes they are having problems but I rather they fix the problem before releasing it with the problems. Like the Storm with the issues I had with that. The TB and the Battery issues. I had No Problems with my DX when I had it. just gave it up to my wife so I can use her upgrade... So yes I do not mind the wait and I do not mind them scrapping the Original product as long as they put out a great product like the DX when they do release it. The OG Droid and The DX are Great products and I have not seen anything from HTC better other then the Nexus In my opinion...
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    I absolutely prefer motorola. I cant tell you how many phones i have seen...relatives included that have an htc phone with a shattered and spidered screen. I prefer motorola even with the locked bootloader.
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    I dunno about that. I've had an HTC Incredible since the day it came out. It's fallen on the concrete and asphalt several times, both with and without a case, and it has held up great. No cracked or spiderweb screen in the least.
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    I hope it winds up looking more like the Etna, rather than the Targa. The Targa looks like every other phone out there. The Etna looks really sweet with those rounded corners!
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    This reminded me of this: Choice-supportive bias - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Textbook case, IMO.


    Didn't expect this to be my first post on these forums, but oh well, lol.
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    Don't know how anyone else feels about it, but I'd MUCH more prefer the Targa, with its aluminum looking sides, the sweet looking camera that looks very different from anything else I've seen. Looks very sleek. Really don't care for the plain-ness of the Etna, or it's soft edges.
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    And now the Droid 3 comes with no 4G...

    Something tells me Moto has absolutely no clue on how to handle the Verizon LTE signal. It might be worth it to hold off on a LTE Moto device for a generation or two to make sure they get their issues worked out. At this point, its all but guaranteed their first LTE device will be plagued with data signal bugs.
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    By now I thought people would understand rumors are just rumors. We honestly know nothing about what Motorola has coming yet.

    As for those touting the thunderbolt, it has and had issues. If Motorola wants to resolve more of those issues before releasing a 4G phone (like the swap between 3G/4G) then all the more to them.

    If they fix the battery life on top of that then Moto's 4G phone will surpass the TB.

    But at this point all of it is speculation.

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    See, I hate when they leave good info out. This all makes sense. I mean, the DX pic quality was amazing... I can't WAIT to see how fast the Bionic will be. I mean, if the X can take an 8MB pic... the Bionic is going to be SCREAMING fast. :icon_ banana:
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