The only thing that would kill this for me is the rumored unremovable battery....
Ha.....That's begging for a lot of bricked phones, rooted or not, when you can't do a hard reset. Heck, it would almost be just a matter of time before you'd have to return the phone if you didn't have sprecovery.
Admittedly, it would be nice not to have to worry about the battery cover falling off (though that has only happened on my D1 once or twice). But it also begs another question of how you might swap out SD cards?
I wouldn't bet on seeing this before the holidays though. Maybe not even this year... Then again, a holiday release may happen since Moto finally figure out how to get LTE to work with the Bionic 17.0.
That said, this thing looks sick and I want one.
what interest me is the use of gorilla glass and kevlar..
overall great looking phone
That would be a sales suicide.
Good luck with that Moto, if it's true.
A Moto with a super AMMOLED and kevlar? Thats on my watch list.
It would almost have to though wouldnt you think? I mean by the holidays a bunch of 1.5s are gonna be out. At the beginning of the year there are rumors 2.0 or even 2.5 dual cores and the quadsprobably by March or so. It would almost be dead in the water of it came out next year unless it could sell on the display alone, which maybe it could. Even though we may be splitting hairs at this point. I mean a 1.2 dual core phone is probably plenty fast enough for 99 percent of people especially after its slimmed down with a nice lean ROM. I mean the Bionic is plenty fast even stock IMO. My D2 with CM7 is fast enough for what I need it for honestly. That would nearly be a perfect phone if it had LTE lol.
Yeah a Moto with superAMOLED is definitely intriguing to say they least too. With moto tank build quality and Kevlar, super cool. Oh you have a quad core? Well my phone can stop bullets lol.
although I agree having a non removable battery is silly IMO it hasn't hurt iphone sales, just sayin.
I do figure it will come out by the holidays unless Moto or Verizon run into a snag. They may also want to hold the release a little bit since the Bionic just came out. The screen and build all sound awesome as Moto knows how to build a high quality phone when they want to.
As for the battery, sure the internal battery has not hurt iPhone sales, but people don't buy the iPhone for the features. Most people buy it because it IS an iPhone. Apple could make it out of gravel and people would still buy it. Now the big hurt here would be LTE. There is no LTE iPhone (released or officially announced) yet and we know what a burden LTE can be on the battery, so a non-removable battery on an LTE device where nearly everyone wants extended batteries, it may be a harder sell (not for the iPhone, as everyone will still buy it because it is what it is).
I think Moto could get away with it if they managed to fit an 1800mAh or larger lithium polymer battery in there and offered an extended battery that somehow clipped or attached to the back of the phone like a piggyback battery, but was styled to match and was super thin. Until we get a rear view of the actual phone, it will be hard to tell what they have planned.