took my Bionic back to wait for the Motorola Dinara

From my new perspective, my original droid 1 had better connectivity than my Bionic does. How can the Bionic be the "best" phone if the D1 kicks it's butt in connectivity?

LTE doesn't mean diddly squat if you can't even connect. You'll see... :)

Is it the phone or the network having problems? I havent had any connectivity problems... I have the same connectivity I had on my Droid X and Thunderbolt. What do you mean, "you'll see"? Is my phone going to spontaenously stop working soon?

Maybe you had a bad device? Did you try to get it exchanged?
 
best post in some time i want Moto, slide keyboard and 4g willing to wait. i don't want to buy just so i can say i have the newest out. org droid, rooted cyn mod.
I feel there is this misconception of consumers wanting the next best thing, or maybe I do.

When I wait for a device, it's not so I can have the next best thing, it's so the device I end up with has all the qualities that I'm currently looking for. The Bionic almost had all of that, except for the screen I wanted, so I continue to wait.

That doesn't mean I'll be waiting forever, it just means I'll be waiting until a phone comes out with similar or better specs as the Bionic, which also has a screen that meets my expectations. Since we all have different expectations, it's quite possible for someone to be 100% happy with which ever device they end up with, within a reasonable amount of time.

I just feel like this "you'll be waiting forever for the next best thing" has become a staple on these forums and it's just not true for the majority. If you have realistic expectations and wish to wait for a device that fulfills those expectations, then you will find a device that suits you soon enough; of course some sooner than others.

I think that "the next best thing" crowd is a very small group of people and yet somehow those of us who don't want to purchase a device just to be partially satisfied are unjustly clumped into this group and I feel it's an unfair judgement.
 
Is it the phone or the network having problems? I havent had any connectivity problems... I have the same connectivity I had on my Droid X and Thunderbolt. What do you mean, "you'll see"? Is my phone going to spontaenously stop working soon?

Maybe you had a bad device? Did you try to get it exchanged?


I already got it exchanged. I am fairly certain it's the phone itself, as I was able to demonstrate it to the store manager of the local Verizon store. I'm pretty sure they got a good LTE signal there of all places. And, Houston has pretty solid LTE coverage according to Verizon's map anyways.

But I've read that others have exchanged it and have had it happen again with the new phone, so I'm keeping tabs on it. I shouldn't have to play any special games like putting it in airplane mode or doing hard resets... I didn't even have to do that with my D1!

If it hasn't happened to you, then that's great, but I've seen enough to be fairly sure that if you get into a situation where it cannot connect, it drops even the ability to connect using 3g and 1x for an extended period of time... a couple of hours in my case.

I thought Houston had fairly good coverage, but as soon as I enter my office building, my phone signal goes into the tank. Sucks when I leave the office and my phone doesn't work. I didn't pay $300 for that!
 
From my new perspective, my original droid 1 had better connectivity than my Bionic does. How can the Bionic be the "best" phone if the D1 kicks it's butt in connectivity?

LTE doesn't mean diddly squat if you can't even connect. You'll see... :)

Dude, stop trying to convince everyone their phone is like yours and will inevitably fall apart and send you into psychotic rages. You've done this in AT LEAST 3 posts (from what I've seen). You're about half right with what you say until you spew that nonsense. I'm coming from an X2, if you want to talk about a phone with REAL issues, PLEASE go glance through that forum. Aside from data issues (which I haven't experienced once btw), almost every complaint is opinion based. I think the screen is great, I notice no audio feedback during silence that I haven't heard on any mp3 player, my Netflix doesn't pop, no apps have randomly been deleted, I have 0 issues with battery life and this phone meets and expands on all my needs. I'm a moderate user in a 4g area. This thing is perfect for me and when ICS comes out I know it'll be that much better.

I feel for ya with the issues you're having, I was so fed up with my X2 I couldn't wait to be rid of it. However, I wasn't going around telling people to brace themselves for it (even though just about every phone DID have the same problems). Point is, lay off the snide comments and wait for your ideal phone to come out. Kthxbye

On another note, I think this phone is slightly overrated. Not necessarily review wise, and I LOVE the crap out of it and couldn't be happier, but it was soooo talked up for almost a year that I think expectations were blown out of proportion. I didn't know about it until July or so, when I realized the GSII wasn't coming to Verizon. Point is, I am disappointed it isn't living up to everyone's expectations, but I am far from disappointed with the phone. Maybe I'm just jaded from my X2 but I'm sick of people basically implying others are blind idiots or liars because they don't see the same thing or think something is a problem. Sad, but true.
 
+2! I've still got my E815! I fire it up every now and then to laugh at the display! At the time tho, it was the best!

I just remembered when the iPhone just came out. There was a series of ads where they had set up a microphone at a mall and people would stand in front of it and explain why they got an iPhone. Of course nobody wanted to say, "It's shiny," so they had to come up with reasons to justify buying so unusual (at the time) a phone.

The first said he used to carry a phone for calling, a phone for texting and a digital camera. Now he just carries an iPhone. The second was a co-pilot who said he was in the cockpit and the tower told them they couldn't take off due to the weather. The co-pilot used his iPhone to access weather, saw a break in the weather and used the plane's radio to tell the tower about the weather. The tower, awed by the co-pilot's obviously superior knowledge about the weather let them take off.

I had the e815 at the time and thought, "Heck, I can do all that." Maybe not as flashy, but I could call, text, take a picture or access weather.
 
Waiting for Dinara

I also took back my Bionic. Couldn't keep it running. Will wait for the Dinara if the i5 doesn't excite me.
 
I think every LTE phone has had connectivity problems that the OG Droid didn't have (for obvious reasons). 3G coverage is more pervasive and reliable, and the chipsets and drivers far more mature.

To the OP: Good luck in your search/wait, we all know there's something out there for everyone, now or around the corner!

(unless, of course, you're holding out for the Droid Gigantor, with the 3GHz 8-core with 32GB of RAM, the stretchable 4.5" to 24" display and sign language recognition, in which case you may need to wait as long as next February! [I kid, of course, it won't be out until March])
 
Dude, stop trying to convince everyone their phone is like yours and will inevitably fall apart and send you into psychotic rages. You've done this in AT LEAST 3 posts (from what I've seen). You're about half right with what you say until you spew that nonsense. I'm coming from an X2, if you want to talk about a phone with REAL issues, PLEASE go glance through that forum. Aside from data issues (which I haven't experienced once btw), almost every complaint is opinion based. I think the screen is great, I notice no audio feedback during silence that I haven't heard on any mp3 player, my Netflix doesn't pop, no apps have randomly been deleted, I have 0 issues with battery life and this phone meets and expands on all my needs. I'm a moderate user in a 4g area. This thing is perfect for me and when ICS comes out I know it'll be that much better.

I feel for ya with the issues you're having, I was so fed up with my X2 I couldn't wait to be rid of it. However, I wasn't going around telling people to brace themselves for it (even though just about every phone DID have the same problems). Point is, lay off the snide comments and wait for your ideal phone to come out. Kthxbye

On another note, I think this phone is slightly overrated. Not necessarily review wise, and I LOVE the crap out of it and couldn't be happier, but it was soooo talked up for almost a year that I think expectations were blown out of proportion. I didn't know about it until July or so, when I realized the GSII wasn't coming to Verizon. Point is, I am disappointed it isn't living up to everyone's expectations, but I am far from disappointed with the phone. Maybe I'm just jaded from my X2 but I'm sick of people basically implying others are blind idiots or liars because they don't see the same thing or think something is a problem. Sad, but true.


Haha, you're saying I'm implying your a liar just after you say my Bionic didn't have real issues and I'm spewing nonsense? That's a good one!

Hey, congrats on having lowered expectations on a $300 phone. I kinda hope this problem does happen to your phone now just so you'll know what it feels like to fall off your high horse.

I don't know why you're wanting to keep this problem a big secret. Is it because you don't want any mention of it to get around? Hoping it will just get buried and die in this forum so that god forbid no one will think you spent $300 on a phone that can't get it up?

Just what is your deal?
 
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I don't think anyone knows for sure if its an ATT device yet...

Sent from my Droid 3 directly to YOU!

Back in July, some guy said he got a peek at one and that it was coming to Verizon. When he said that, all the blogs picked up on the Dinara to Verizon story and ran with it(because that's what blogs do). Since then, the guy has recanted the coming to Verizon part of his story, and everyone who knows anything about the phone has said it's coming to AT&T(including people who never leak any info unless they are 100% certain). Now the phone is still a rumor, and might not even exist. But if it does exist, I can guarantee it is coming to AT&T.
 
Back in July, some guy said he got a peek at one and that it was coming to Verizon. When he said that, all the blogs picked up on the Dinara to Verizon story and ran with it(because that's what blogs do). Since then, the guy has recanted the coming to Verizon part of his story, and everyone who knows anything about the phone has said it's coming to AT&T(including people who never leak any info unless they are 100% certain). Now the phone is still a rumor, and might not even exist. But if it does exist, I can guarantee it is coming to AT&T.

If you have a reliable source, then I'll believe you 100%. Until then, this could either be a Verizon or AT&T device.

Sent from my Droid 3 directly to YOU!
 
And remember, the SGS2 was supposed to be released on Verizon until less than a month before it was released! So only time will tell, I guess....
 
From the previously cited Android Guys post on the Dinara:

"The device is rumoured to be heading to Verizon AT&T this winter, so it's also likely to have LTE on board. Let us know what you think of the device (and that fantastic photo) in the comments below.
UPDATE: The Dinara is in fact likely to be heading to AT&T not Verizon as previously written, typing error on my part there, sorry guys!"
 
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