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  1. dukenilnil

    dukenilnil Well-Known Member

    Now that the stats are well known on the Bionic, what are the real differences between the Bionic and the other carriers flagship Moto phones?

    It seems like basically a different processor company (although same dual core, 1gb stats) and slightly better camera (also larger screen than Atrix) but otherwise the changes appear cosmetic. Correct?
    Did this really justify the signficant delay between carriers? What am I missing?

    It seems like, at best, like the incremental jumps Apple is famous for between issues, rather than a tech leapfrog which would justify the delay.

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  2. dragma

    dragma Well-Known Member

    Everything you mentioned and result in delays.

    The LTE chip took time from what I recall as well.
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  3. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    duke - Motorola, no stranger to chip design and fabrication (think - PowerPC, among other things), turned to their own R&D and devised their very own LTE chipfrom the ground up.

    That doesn't happen overnight.
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  4. mush10

    mush10 Well-Known Member

    To me the biggest upgrade is the current performance of Verizon's LTE network vs HSPA+ vs WiMax. Hopefully the Moto chip outperforms previous LTE chips in terms of power consumption. I am pretty excited to try this one out.
  5. dguy

    dguy Well-Known Member

    LTE support is the largest difference between the phones. One minor difference is that the Omap in the Bionic is a more robust processor than the Tegra 2 in the Atrix and Photon.
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  6. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    What about the Droid 3? The fantastic keyboard makes those other devices seem like leetle gurlee mennn. ;)

    No offense to girls.
  7. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

    Well, you really shouldn't be comparing the keyboarded phones to the plain screen phones. Just the main Moto candybars now.
  8. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member


    Agreed. Was just having fun :)
  9. jroc

    jroc Well-Known Member

    Before the delay...it was gonna have a Tegra 2 and 512MB ram. Now it has an OMAP 4, 1GB ram and Moto designed their own LTE chip.

    They just didnt wake up one morning and say "hey, lets change 2, 3 of the biggest specs of the phone and cause a delay for months". They made those decisions for a reason. Something made them go in a different direction.

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