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Someone tell me when I can Pre-Order it...

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by SSHGuru, Aug 24, 2011.

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    I'm ready to order the Bionic and a Dock for it.

    Tell me when...

    By the way, I was on the Verizon site and to get an extra power cord for the smartphones they were charging $29.99... how can that be right?
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    Because you never ever ever buy accessories directly from Verizon... bought mine for the D1 from monoprice.com, best place I have found for HDMI, USB, VGA, Cat, and Coax cables... oh and TV wall mounts are dirt cheap there, too.
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    Totally off topic but monoprice is the best site ever for cheap cables, got everything for my home theater there.

    on a related more... I'm more than ready for preorders.lets hope out will be in eight days!

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    How do you know which cable to buy?
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    i know rite.
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    Practically all phones out now use microusb. It's a universal standard I believe so I would go with that.
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    Except for one annoying phone that will go unnamed. ;-)

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    +1

    Also Amazon is a great place too. I bought an extra battery and a charging kit which came with a micro usb and car charger for $10.
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    How does preordering work with verizon? Do you pay full price up front?

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    as long as you're upgrade eligible, you don't pay full retail.

    i replied mainly to give props for your sig line - outstanding!! :icon_ devil:
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    And Never Ever-Ever-EVER try to by an SD or MicroSD card at a Verizon store, they charge you almost double what you can get it for at Fry's Electrionics, CompUSA/TigerDirect, etc.
    I had to tell a lady in the store there one time that she was about to get ripped off. :icon_eek:
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    Thanks! But what I meant was do you just put down a deposit for preorder or the whole total (which depends on contract status?)

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    Exactly, I am an amazon junkie, can't beat amazon prime shipping.

    Its the same thing with hdmi, best but practically rapes you with $80 price tags, that you can get on monoprice for a tenth of the price.

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    When you go into Verizon website you can choose upgrade and the price will populate as $299.99.

    So all chargers run on the same current? You can use anything from amazon that's micro-usb?

    Can you use the Droid's charger on the Bionic?
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    I use Prime also - it's a great deal. Love Amazon stuff.... but I wouldn't want to hurt my Bionic with the wrong charger. So is do all chargers use the same current?

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    Yep, my wife has a charge and i have a Droid and we share the same chargers. It'll be the same for the Bionic.
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    I currently use this and this to charge my D1 at home and at work, have a spare set in my laptop bag, and use just the cable with a "Cigarette lighter>USB" for the car... hasn't caused any problems yet

    Oh, and having 10 ft of cable is amazing when you're used to being stuck with only 3 feet.
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    Damn wish I'd known about these 2 years ago. That's dirt cheap....

    You have a link to the Cigarette Lighter>USB?

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    I think it may have come with and old ipod (haha) power adapter kit and I also have one of those crappy 3.5mm FM broadcasters with a USB jack built into the power plug so you can charge your device while listnting to it over a crappy FM radio station... I only ever use it for the USB plug haha.

    But this should do the trick... or this if you want a little more versatility.
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    Amazing prices. May as well buy 2 or 3.

    Why is the second more versatile?