Thunderbolt vs Droid Bionic

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    I personally would wait for the Bionica. It's 4G and has a forward facing camera, etc. I think you would kick yourself in the a55 if you went with a 3G phone now. I think 4G is worth waiting for...so much faster.
     
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    I'm almost always on wifi though and I really don't want to pay more for 4g. Really hoping vzw doesn't decide to charge more for it.

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    You never know, but very possible. I will definitely drop two or three of my five lines if my bill increases the slightest bit. My bill is $230 / month (700 Family Share plan), with an 8% corporate discount! That is crazy! If they end up charging me even more, I will be thouroughly p|ssed! Granted, no one put a gun to my head and said "You WILL have 5 VZW phone lines!" But I will put mental gun to my head and say, "You WILL drop some lines!"
     
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    I bought the Fascinate when it first came out, I was going to get the X but all the verizons near me were out of stock. I guess I wanted a phone NOW so I got the Fascinate. Its a good phone, but I want to upgrade from it. I had the original droid, loved it, but didnt want a qwerty keyboard. With the lack of 2.2, and seeing as these phones are more advanced, should I shell out the FULL (Fascinates contract is through 2012) amount for the HTC or Moto bionic? Or would you wait until the contract ends.
    Im just unhappy with this phone.
     
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    Bionic. A locked bootloader would be a shame (but I'm still holding out hope that this one won't have the bootloader lock), but from what I've heard from people with DXes & D2s, you can still get root/remove crapware/etc. etc.. It will mean missing out on AOSP roms and customs kernels, but here's hoping I can live without. I simply can't bring myself to settle for the Thunderbolt, and the Bionic can't come fast enough for me after discovering that my D1's notification LED has suddenly become faulty; that was just today (er, yesterday, that is). :icon_eek:
     
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    Im in the same boat bud. I am just going to sell my fascinate for $200 and get the thunderbolt on a new line and just drop the other line down to $10 a month and get a old ass 2G phone put on it lol. I really want the incredible as Sense UI is the best ever. But i might as well just wait a couple more weeks and get the best HTC phone out..."Right Now" lol.
     
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    I have piked the Motorola Bionic. I will much faster then the Thunderbolt and it is Dual Core and it has HDMI Jack!!!
     
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    After waiting so so so long for the Thunderbolt to leak/be real (known then as the Incredible HD haha), the Bionic looks much better in my opinion, for points already mentioned. If the Thunderbolt had come out as a 3G version in the fall it would have been incredible, but I think the dual core phones are the way to go IMO.
     
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    I'd go for the Bionic. I'm actually kind of happy that I have to wait to november to upgrade so I'm not tempted to buy the first dual core phone that comes out.

    Now that you mention it it kind of is. Thats like saying "the mechanical machine" lol
     
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    If I had to pick now, knowing what we know and what I've seen from the youTube videos from CES I would pick the Thunderbolt. The dual-core on the Bionic won't gain you a whole lot till Gingerbread (possibly Honeycomb) drops. If the 32GB SD card being included with the TB is true, that would be pretty sweet as well. The DLNA vs HDMI is a wash for me, my TV can't do either (although adding DLNA would be cheaper than buying a new TV). At least with DLNA I could push videos of screaming clowns to my wife's laptop while she's on it (she HATES clowns).

    The TB also has all the cool stuff HTC is doing with Sense's cloud capabilities too.

    http://www.htcsense.com

    For users with phones fully supported by HTC Sense

    • Download more stuff directly to your phone
    • Access your phone remotely
    • Share footprints with your friends on HTC Sense
     
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    Honestly I just want the Incredible and id be happy for a while. Id be happy with my fascinate but they just wont update the damn thing. Plus who can deny the awesomeness of HTC Sense?
     
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    Here is my .02. Motorola basically started the whole Droid thing off. Amazing to me their comeback after the Razr days when I thought their cell division was going to go bust. HTC has made some nice phones in the past. I think that they are resting on their laurels and hoping that people still buy into their previous efforts. Motorola continues to be a forward thinking company. Both the Atrix and the Bionic are imho hands down, superior devices to the HTC iterations. Add to this equation, the Xoom tablet and please tell me why Motorola's devices won't continue to be the benchmark standard? Oh, and make them rootable too please!! :)
     
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