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General Motorola Droid Bionic Pics Spotted In Wild

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ultimatedesire, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. jfoey22

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    Yep, Old faithful as I will call her! It has been a great phone for me thus far and really looking for the next step. I tried out the Charge but other than the screen upgrade and LTE it wasn't much of a step up.
     

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  2. KevSmileTime

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    Did anyone else notice the app drawer in the additional pics on droid life? It has City ID and Blockbuster installed (boooo!) If Verizon already has their crapware installed, are we looking at a sooner than expected release date?
     
  3. sean76

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    Looks mighty EXTRA LARGE in those pics next to the Atrix...

    But I wouldn't make a decision until I was able to use it and get a feel for it!
     
  4. Sheba611

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    I am going to have to see this in person before I make a decision. The specs look great but the 4.5 inch display may be too big for me. Not to mention if you do not use BT headset it will be like holding a brick to your head.
     
  5. YankeeDudeL

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    I def prefer the look of this over the previous incarnation. Now, it looks like a Droid. Ladies and gentleman (and the rest of you), make some room. Daddy's back on the bandwagon*.








    *User reserves the right to jump on and off bandwagon of this and any other Verizon Wireless device subject to the user's own discretion.
     
  6. cybercruiser

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    I worry a little about trying to carry a phone that big, on me, all the time. But, I'm so blind, that hopefully it just makes it that much easier for me to read.
     
  7. BlueIce5249

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    Agreed. I can honestly say I will NEVER buy another phone with a physical keyboard. But it really looks like it has a keyboard. Oh well, hopefully we'll find out soon.
     
  8. rushmore

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    If this were the first of April time frame, I would seriously think this was an April Fools prank. The comparison is absurd level different.

    The more I think of all this, the more I hope a Gingerbread update fixes the DX2 problems. The DX2 is mainly a memory allocation and audio pop fix away from being FANTASTIC. Sadly, I have about ZERO confidence they will fix the issues :(
     
  9. Asterdroid

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    Just going to throw this out there. I haven't heard anything yet, but have we received any news about the state of the bootloader on this phone? Signed/locked/unlocked?

    At the moment, that is the deciding factor for me between the SGS2 and the Bionic.
     
  10. redraider1

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    That's a defy not an atrix. I dont think it will be 4.5 it looks more like 4.3 once you realize that is a defy with a 3.7 in screen.
     
  11. sean76

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    If the DX2 had LTE...I would have jumped on board. However, updates are laggging so far behind right now on all these phones...all the new Android phones released recently have not had any significant updates to address any quirks or issues..

    Atrix- zippo
    Thunderbolt - zippo
    G2x- zippo
    Charge- zippo (prob never...lol)

    Those 4 phones, while each being a pretty big player haven't received anything of significance to correct any issues or at least bring it up to serious Gingerbread speed! Very disappointed in the way the turtle slowness has worked out towards Android these days.
     
  12. rushmore

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    That makes it a liiiitle better at least....
     
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  13. cybercruiser

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    I gotta think it's 4.3" too, 4.5 would be HUGE!!!
     
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  14. rushmore

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    The Infuse is 4.5" and its footprint seems okay, due to it being really thin. My main concern is battery, since the Infuse has amoled tech and the Bionic will be LCD. 4.5" + LTE + dual core = :thinking:....
     
  15. redraider1

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    Moto is usually pretty good with battery and they changed the processor because the tegra 2 was killing battery in like 2 hours. I would atleast hope with the new processor it will have decent battery life since dual core is supposed to help battery life.
     
  16. redraider1

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    thunderbolt already got an update to fix some issues and so did the charge from day 1. Not to mention the tb is supposed to be getting gb in june. The g2x is said to be getting gingerbread this week or next so I don't know if you only read this site but many other android sites report that so maybe go check them out.
     
  17. jinwons

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    Most sources say that Bionic will have 4.5" qHD screen. I took a look at Infuse at costco and bestbuy and it really feels like big screen though its thin form factor mitigates it somewhat. I think this race on screen size has gone way too much. At this rate, we might see 5" screen next year. 4.3" is the max size I can take for phone.
     
  18. jfoey22

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    We already have a 5''. The Dell streak 5 is a 5 incher and I just noticed this.

    http://phandroid.com/2011/06/07/is-this-a-teaser-for-lgs-nexus-3/

    That article claims the Nexus 3 is a 5"
     
  19. redraider1

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    But it has no bezel so it will be similar in size to the current 4.3 inch phones. Not to mention that was proven to be a photo shop image
     
  20. redraider1

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    Only 1 source said 4.5 so i wouldnt say most sources. Not to mention when it was first announced they announced it with 4.3 qhd screen so who knows at this point.
     
  21. Teegunn

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    4.5 would be awesome..... and I'm really liking what they are trying to do with the phone overall. However, until we see these in users hands, and until I get to use one myself, there are far too many variables for me to say this will be my next phone. But right now it's the Bionic and the SGS2 (if that ever comes to Verizon ungimped) at the top of my list.
     
  22. rushmore

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    A 4.5" display does not add up to me. I am putting my materials manager & demographics hat on:

    1. The 4.3" qHD display is a proven panel and a better cost decision- plus already used on the DX2.
    2. Since the device is already pushing a dual core and LTE, putting a 4.5" qHD LCD seems like jumping on an already shaking battery life bridge.
    3. The cost will be higher
    4. The sales would be less, since the size would be prohibitive to some.

    Logic and reason suggests the Bionic has a 4.3" display, but based on Motorola's screw up of the Xoom (sdcard, LTE and price point) and the DX2 (funky bad firmware), I do believe logic and reason have left the building at Motorola.

    Added:

    The Bionic had better go "Nu nu nu nu nuuuuh!" instead of "Droid!" when turned on.
     
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  23. shadowdude777

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    It's not a matter of whether or not someone CAN type on a keyboard that takes up the entire screen and offers no tactile feedback, whose only advantage is an ounce or two less weight and a few mils shaved off the thickness. It's more a question of why would you ever want to type on something that horrible when you can have a keyboard?
     
  24. what29

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    one word, one syllable....wait for it....Swype. Seriously physical keyboards are for the minority anymore, stick it next to the 8 track and grandpas tv guide
     
  25. Teegunn

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    I would never type on a physical keyboard, however, it would be nice to have one for gaming. That's about the only reason I would want one personally.
     

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