Who writes these spec sheets anyway?

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    Okay, so I just decided to do a comparison on Motorola's website on some of their recent phones. One thing I've noticed that bothers me about reviewers who post specs is a lot of the time, the specs (at least some of them) are flat out wrong (saying it does or doesn't have a feature inaccurately, for instance), which makes me doubt the veracity of the entire review. I was hoping that the stats that Moto posted about their own phones would be totally accurate; they aren't.

    Some of the things that were glaringly obvious were that it listed the Bionic as not coming with a speakerphone, voice commands or a touch interface, and though it mentioned the RAZR having Firefox with webtop, it didn't mention that with the Bionic (I don't have one myself, but I understand that it is included when you dock to webtop/lapdock). It also said that the Droid 3 does not have a qwerty slider.

    So, how can we trust anything in their official specs? I can't very much make any decisions based on them, as if I did, I would have passed over the Bionic (I'm not doing without a speakerphone, and how the hell would I control it without touch controls?).

    Anyway, short rant, for whatever it's worth.
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    I'm on Motorola's site right now and everything seems to be accurate. For instance I'm looking at the D3 and it says
    Slider
    Full QWERTY

    I don't know about you, but everything seems official to me. Considering it's the official site and manufacturer, I'd say their information is correct.

    edit: Took a look at the Bionic and it shows everything you said it doesn't list; Webtop, speakerphone, touch, etc.
    You sure you're at Motorola's website?:p
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    I'll have to check it again, but I was definitely looking at Motorola's site.

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    Okay, more details: it is Motorola's website, doing a comparison of the phones.

    Mobile Phones - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA

    It is definitely showing the Bionic in that list as not having a speaker phone or touch interface, and it is showing the Droid 3 as not having a qwerty keyboard interface.
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    Its a 10yo kid from China writing these.
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    Ok now I see what you mean, I was not at the comparison page. The full page of each phone gives accurate specs, but I wasn't aware there was a comparison page.
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    Well, it's good to know there IS good info on them somewhere, at least...

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