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Old July 20th, 2011, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So just generally curious, currently I'm an original droid 1 user who has been tempted by many phones but have been holding out for something that is LTE compatible as well as dual core which (since january 2011 at CES) seems to be the Motorola Droid Bionic. Now I know that I'm not alone in this boat and I'm sure there are many other people whose upgrades have just been sitting in waiting for their next super phone.

So who's held off their upgrade for the Bionic? furthermore even though 4G LTE is not something confirmed for the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S 2 (when and if it ever comes) who is holding off to hear more about that?

So just chime in and let me hear how NOT alone I am in this also is there anything else that is making you hold off past either of these phones? i.e. are you waiting for quad core or for your phone to print money?

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I've held off for either the Bionic of the SGS2. But if the SGS2 doesn't have LTE, then no Galaxy for me.
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Same boat. I'm still waiting, very, very patiently like all the other OG Droid users clinging onto life.

I actually bought the Charge and used it for a while, but ended up returning it. Obviously a beautiful screen, but had its issues.

I'm back to playing the waiting game and have been tempted by the D3, but figured if I've waited this long I may as well keep on waitin'. While the 4G speeds were great, it just absolutely killed battery and is still in its infancy stage. I am going to wait for the Bionic (maybe the SGSII) and then make my decision on whether 4G is more important than that glorious KB on the D3.
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I am holding out for the Galaxy S 2. I have had the Revolution for 2 days, but I am returning it and going back to my Eris. The Revolution is too heavy and too thick.I just can't handle the shape of the Charge.
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Waiting for the Bionic still, and man I am definitely waiting...
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Waiting on Bionic, and it cannot come soon enough. It seems everyday something gives out on my o.g Droid. I don't know how much longer I have.
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Waiting on the Bionic? Hell, the darn thing has come back in time for us!

I'm one of the many of us OG Droid owners looking forward to the Bionic's arrival.
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from here on out i will probably just pay full retail for my devices. The upgrades just cause you to get locked in to a stupid contract which will cause you to pay full retail for a phone if you want to upgrade bad enough anyways.

Since VZW got rid of the 1 year upgrades their Full retail prices aren't that bad now.


With that said....my next android device has to be global....i have a feeling the Bionic will not be global.
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I held my upgrade for the Bionic or GS2, but at the same time not necessarily for those 2 if they both are coming in Sept or later. I can wait it out til next year is thats the case.

Its not so much waiting for the phone after those 2, its just that Sept is closer to next year than Aug....even tho its only a month difference. Might as well wait at that point. And my Droid X1 is still going strong. Droid 1 too.

My Droid X1 is beat to hell thanks to my kids and their mother tho...lol. My Droid 1 is a good back up. It actually looks newer than my DX1.
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What I was wondering is if anyone has had any luck grandfathering in their NE2 upgrade? I was up for my upgrade for my OG Droid in november of last year and was on the $100 NE2 rate and now, of course, they are offering $30 for customer loyalty or some stuff. Does anyone think I can go in there arguing that I was never informed of the program change and should be eligible for the original upgrade amount since I would have received it had I upgraded earlier?
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I think it is time to give up on the GALAXY GS2 my friends.
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I think it is time to give up on the GALAXY GS2 my friends.

What makes ya say that?
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Waiting for something...

(Though the Charge looks better than before thanks to P3Droid's support and dev energy there...)

I'm leaning towards the Galaxy SII...form factor and performance from the reviews I've read are very exciting. 4G doesn't interest me as much as the overall phone experience does, as I have wifi at home/work, and can stream Netflix over 3G w/out issue, so I just have a hard time figuring out what I need 4G (and worse battery life) for. I would love it if the Galaxy SII could do data/phone at the same time, but I've lived w/that forever, and rarely find that to be an issue anyway. The fact that they sent a phone to the CM team and they are already working on a CM7 ROM for it is also a huge plus.

Bionic could tempt me, of course, but gotta see/feel it in hand, and if the boot loader is locked that is likely to be the push needed to send me to the Galaxy.

Either way I'm not doing the "opening day" business...gonna way for both to come out and see how it goes over a few weeks and then make a decision. I don't see any reason to rush at this point.
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Been waiting for this beast since it's inception. I love my O.G Droid but it's REALLY starting to show it's age.
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Luckily my son dunked my OG Droid in the crapper. Got a replacement OG Droid, so that's tying me over until the Bionic. I may just wait a little after it's been released to see if there will be any price drops like the D3 through Amazon... either way, we're all just cruising at the moment....
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I have been saving my upgrade since BEFORE Storm 1...I found out from the reviews that was a POS..so I kept on with a Sammy 970....I waited for the storm 2....Nope there also....and by that time Android was on the horizon...so I waited....and I was just about to pull the switch for a T Bolt...and I realized LTE rocks...so I am still waiting.

The ONLY reason I haven't killed myself yet is a friend gave me a Sammy ROGUE to use..which actually works great...All I really need is something for texting, answering my GMAILS and texting.....and a good camera is a must...and the Rogue has it in spades...


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+1 Exactly.

My OGDroid is getting so darn laggy. My husband's screen died and we got him an X2, I am hanging on for a Bionic. The wait is killing me! LOL
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Waiting on this Bionic...too much suspense for me I want it to be here already
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I am waiting for the Bionic as I do not think the Function will be LTE. This is just my best guess. I don't know and neither does anyone else but it seems to make the most sense, especially if it is coming in August.

I was on a 1 year contract from my original DROID that I bought on release day and paid full price for a DROID X. I was eligable for an upgrade last September but have been holding onto it waiting for a phone worth using the upgrade on. I put my DROID X through the wash in May which caused its demise and bought a used Fascinate to hold me over until the Bonic comes out.

The wait has been way too long for a dual core LTE phone!
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I have been saving my upgrade since BEFORE Storm 1...I found out from the reviews that was a POS..so I kept on with a Sammy 970....I waited for the storm 2....Nope there also....and by that time Android was on the horizon...so I waited....and I was just about to pull the switch for a T Bolt...and I realized LTE rocks...so I am still waiting.

The ONLY reason I haven't killed myself yet is a friend gave me a Sammy ROGUE to use..which actually works great...All I really need is something for texting, answering my GMAILS and texting.....and a good camera is a must...and the Rogue has it in spades...


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Cannot wait for the Bionic..
I used to have the rogue then passed it onto my brother it is still going strong even after being dropped in the toilet(since he didnt have insurance on it but rice did the trick) Quite a nice little phone I think if they made an android on verizon like that with a dual core and a better hinge than the epic that would be a beast of a phone and a huge seller.
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Waiting on the Bionic? Hell, the darn thing has come back in time for us!

I'm one of the many of us OG Droid owners looking forward to the Bionic's arrival.
Ditto! My original DROID is still rockin'. The Bionic seems to be the only phone that has excited me enough to "upgrade".
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Right now the D3 is the only phone released. The other 2 are just rumors. I have 2 more months left before I can upgrade, anyway.
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After getting to see a SGSII in France, that is really my "dream" phone. Also, it already has CM7 support (hopefully Verizon doesn't mess with the bootloader), so that's a huge plus. I really want an LTE device, but seeing how thick the first gen. ones are, I'd really hope Sammy can fit it in without making it a brick. Either way, my Droid is still kickin it, and for use of email and phone calls it's working fine.
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Ditto! My original DROID is still rockin'. The Bionic seems to be the only phone that has excited me enough to "upgrade".
Long time no see, messenger!

Completely agree. After buying my g/f a Droid Charge, it was the first time my phone felt a lil envious over another's functionality. But the Bionic is def the first phone that has made me say, "I need this!", hence why I'm still nursing my OG. lol
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I used one upgrade on the thunderbolt. When the bionic finally launches n gets rooted I will probably let my wife have my thunderbolt and use her upgrade for the bionic.
I like the thunderbolt and all, but her phones had it and should be replaced.
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I have taken the attitude that if the SGS2 comes out first and has LTE, I will compare it with the Bionic and select the one I like best. If the Bionic comes out first, it goes in my pocket without waiting for anything else if it isn't less of a phone than we think.
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My OG Droid was dunked yesterday. I don't know if it has survived yet or not; waiting for it to dry out. In the meantime, I'm looking seriously at other phones. I like my OG/with keyboard so much I'm actually attracted to the D3. But if I've waited this long it seems silly to not get a 4G phone. If I had to get one now, it would probably be a Charge, but I would really like to see the Bionic. If my OG doesn't survive, though, I may not be able to wait. Bleh.

I haven't looked at the SGS2...what am I missing?
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My OG Droid was dunked yesterday. I don't know if it has survived yet or not; waiting for it to dry out. In the meantime, I'm looking seriously at other phones. I like my OG/with keyboard so much I'm actually attracted to the D3. But if I've waited this long it seems silly to not get a 4G phone. If I had to get one now, it would probably be a Charge, but I would really like to see the Bionic. If my OG doesn't survive, though, I may not be able to wait. Bleh.

I haven't looked at the SGS2...what am I missing?
Right now, I wouldn't say you're missing much because we don't even have a rumored time of release for the SGS2 (Function on Verizon). While the Bionic isn't confirmed as August 4th, at least there are signs from multiple sources. The SGS2 has been out in overseas since the end of April, and there's many videos showing how excellent a phone it will be. But I believe the majority of the people here feel that the Bionic should at least be very comparable in terms of capability, it's just gonna come first. And, like you, many of us are on OG Droids that are limping along to the finish line, and can't afford to wait much longer.

I do hope you placed your phone and battery in a bag of rice. That'll def be the best way to extract water from the device, and will be your Droid's only chance at survival.
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I do hope you placed your phone and battery in a bag of rice. That'll def be the best way to extract water from the device, and will be your Droid's only chance at survival.
My Droid is taking a rice bath at this very moment. I'm praying it pulls through!

One thing that is of concern to me about the Bionic is the qHD screen. Is it true that text won't be as crisp as on an OG Droid?
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I used to have the rogue then passed it onto my brother it is still going strong even after being dropped in the toilet(since he didnt have insurance on it but rice did the trick) Quite a nice little phone I think if they made an android on verizon like that with a dual core and a better hinge than the epic that would be a beast of a phone and a huge seller.


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My Droid is taking a rice bath at this very moment. I'm praying it pulls through!

One thing that is of concern to me about the Bionic is the qHD screen. Is it true that text won't be as crisp as on an OG Droid?
Eeehhh yes and no.

The qHD resolution is not the cause of the loss of crispness, and is actually really nice.

The main problem is the pentile matrix display that Motorola is using for it's LCD displays. If you go look at the EVO 3D, which has a qHD, for example, it's a different display type, and looks really nice.

But you need to look at the display yourself by looking at the Droid 3 or Droid X2 in person, you may not even noctice.
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I paid full price for Droid X to preserve upgrade for LTE Droid phone. I have to wait until 9/21 before I can upgrade and am holding out for Droid Bionic. Have really loved my Droid X in spite of locked bootloader. Hopefully the Bionic will get the same devotion from the development community as the X, so the phone will always be up to date even when Motorola and VZW lag.
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Eeehhh yes and no.

The qHD resolution is not the cause of the loss of crispness, and is actually really nice.

The main problem is the pentile matrix display that Motorola is using for it's LCD displays. If you go look at the EVO 3D, which has a qHD, for example, it's a different display type, and looks really nice.

But you need to look at the display yourself by looking at the Droid 3 or Droid X2 in person, you may not even noctice.
Thanks, great advice. I will be heading to a Verizon store soon. I *think* it would probably drive me crazy, but we'll see.

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Completely agree. After buying my g/f a Droid Charge, it was the first time my phone felt a lil envious over another's functionality. But the Bionic is def the first phone that has made me say, "I need this!", hence why I'm still nursing my OG. lol
I still surf the site a few times a week ... just don't post much anymore. (I creep on your posts.)

I definitely will be at Verizon's doorstep the day the Bionic is released. My wife's getting my DROID, so it'll still be "around". Lately, it's been running extremely well with the CM7 ROM I got in it.
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I'm only the 3rd person for "something else/something better"???

Aren't you poor saps tired of waiting for Motorola to drop a crumb of bread from it's mighty table for you to gobble up like a starving dog?

Samsung Galaxy 3D coming by the end of the year? - Phone Arena

So now we have an SGSII in 3D coming out, too.

And the Dinara. Rumor: Motorola Dinara to follow Droid Bionic in late 2011 | Android Atlas - CNET Reviews

And the Samsung Galaxy Q, a possibly FOLDABLE 5.3'' incher. Wondering How You’re Going to Fit Samsung’s 5.3 Inch Galaxy Q in Your Pocket? You Might Be Able to Fold It [Video]


This is making me sick. Screw the Bubonic and SGSII, which sounds like a Stargate series.

I'm going to wait until my Original Droid literally just dies and maybe by then there will be a Droid Hologram phone that can teleport me to anywhere in the world.

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I'm only the 3rd person for "something else/something better"???

Aren't you poor saps tired of waiting for Motorola to drop a crumb of bread from it's mighty table for you to gobble up like a starving dog?

Samsung Galaxy 3D coming by the end of the year? - Phone Arena

So now we have an SGSII in 3D coming out, too.

And the Dinara. Rumor: Motorola Dinara to follow Droid Bionic in late 2011 | Android Atlas - CNET Reviews

And the Samsung Galaxy Q, a possibly FOLDABLE 5.3'' incher. Wondering How You’re Going to Fit Samsung’s 5.3 Inch Galaxy Q in Your Pocket? You Might Be Able to Fold It [Video]


This is making me sick. Screw the Bubonic and SGSII, which sounds like a Stargate series.

I'm going to wait until my Original Droid literally just dies and maybe by then there will be a Droid Hologram phone that can teleport me to anywhere in the world.

Stupid Motorola.

I'm starting to feel the same way. It's almost like is taking over our lives waiting and reading about phones!
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This is making me sick. Screw the Bubonic and SGSII, which sounds like a Stargate series.

I'm going to wait until my Original Droid literally just dies and maybe by then there will be a Droid Hologram phone that can teleport me to anywhere in the world.

Stupid Motorola.
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My upgrade happens in two days time so I'm anxious for a upgrade. I'm not gonna jump on the first contender out the door,nope,not gonna do it. There are going to be some amazing phones coming out and sure as shooting,I'll jump on the Bionic and a month later some super phone will sprout and I'll be kicking myself for jumping too quick. I also realize I won't be able to keep doing this forever as my little Droid pardner is showing his age and has a hitch in his giddyup. If the Bionic is boot-locked,forget him. If the SGS2 comes minus 4g,forget him too. I'll be looking for another.....and dragging my half dead Droid along....
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My upgrade happens in two days time so I'm anxious for a upgrade. I'm not gonna jump on the first contender out the door,nope,not gonna do it. There are going to be some amazing phones coming out and sure as shooting,I'll jump on the Bionic and a month later some super phone will sprout and I'll be kicking myself for jumping too quick. I also realize I won't be able to keep doing this forever as my little Droid pardner is showing his age and has a hitch in his giddyup. If the Bionic is boot-locked,forget him. If the SGS2 comes minus 4g,forget him too. I'll be looking for another.....and dragging my half dead Droid along....
You know, the first time I had ever got a device as soon as it came out was with my Droid 1. After that, there were others that I could have been jealous of, but when I saw one after another fail or get bad reviews for one reason or another, I just realized I had gotten a really good phone and I stopped paying attention. IF I can make another decision that puts a solid, stable, fast, fluid 4g phone with excellent hardware in my hand, I won't care what the "latest" is. If it's a dud, however...that would be a different story.
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I have 3 upgrades to use....I might get the SGS2 then the Bionic and finally the Prime lol...
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Ditto! My original DROID is still rockin'. The Bionic seems to be the only phone that has excited me enough to "upgrade".
My thoughts, exactly! The Bionic may not be earth shattering at this point (jury out until it's released) , but it seems like a solid phone that would be good to me for two years.
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With the VZW release date leaked pic, I'm not so stoked anymore - both SGS@ and Bionic seem ot be releasing 8 Sept, while the Vigor comes out in Oct. and thus far the Prime is slated for Nov.

I was really hoping for a new phone in the next week....
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With the VZW release date leaked pic, I'm not so stoked anymore - both SGS@ and Bionic seem ot be releasing 8 Sept, while the Vigor comes out in Oct. and thus far the Prime is slated for Nov.

I was really hoping for a new phone in the next week....
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I have 3 upgrades to use....I might get the SGS2 then the Bionic and finally the Prime lol...
I'm with ya. I've got two and another one coming at the end of December. I'm thinking of rocking the Bionic until whatever super phone is out then (depending on what I know will be coming in the near future to that date). I like the idea of keeping an upgrade available when need be.
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With the VZW release date leaked pic, I'm not so stoked anymore - both SGS@ and Bionic seem ot be releasing 8 Sept, while the Vigor comes out in Oct. and thus far the Prime is slated for Nov.

I was really hoping for a new phone in the next week....
Don't completely rule out a SGS2 Release in August. That map starts in September and mentions nothing of phones coming out this month. So here are some things to help boost your spirits (Purely my objective opinion however!)

1. Motorola said, with much confidence, that the Bionic was going to be the first Dual-Core 4G LTE Device. This either means the Stratosphere is not dual-core, or that leaked map is wrong. (Or Motorola was wrong)

2. The Fascinate was recently retired and the BOGO on DX2's and Droid 3's means SOMETHING has got to be coming out in August.

Best case scenario in my mind? A 3G SGS2 Comes to verizon in August. I know nothing has passed through the FCC, but I still have high hopes. It just seems strange to me that if the Stratosphere was indeed a superphone to compete with the Bionic, why would it release on the same day? Has Verizon historically done anything like that in the past? Seems to me like they don't even release phones that are not competing against each other on the same day (Like Droid X - Droid 2)
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Don't completely rule out a SGS2 Release in August. That map starts in September and mentions nothing of phones coming out this month. So here are some things to help boost your spirits (Purely my objective opinion however!)

1. Motorola said, with much confidence, that the Bionic was going to be the first Dual-Core 4G LTE Device. This either means the Stratosphere is not dual-core, or that leaked map is wrong. (Or Motorola was wrong)

2. The Fascinate was recently retired and the BOGO on DX2's and Droid 3's means SOMETHING has got to be coming out in August.

Best case scenario in my mind? A 3G SGS2 Comes to verizon in August. I know nothing has passed through the FCC, but I still have high hopes. It just seems strange to me that if the Stratosphere was indeed a superphone to compete with the Bionic, why would it release on the same day? Has Verizon historically done anything like that in the past? Seems to me like they don't even release phones that are not competing against each other on the same day (Like Droid X - Droid 2)
I agree that seeing 3G SGS2 in August is possible given Sammy CEO's words, Fascinate retired from stores, that map list starting from September.

But I think Stratosphere is 4G version of SGS2. I don't put any stock in Moto CEO's words. Even if stratosphere is released on the same day or a day after Bionic, he's still technically correct.
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