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General Official Bionic Release Date Thread

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ckochinsky125, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. scary alien

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    LOL, if I was still relying on my Eris, I probably would bite the bullet on the Bionic anyway. I came really close to buying the OG Droid, but purchased the Eris instead (there was one particular app I needed that simply did not work on the OG Droid (at the time), strangely-enough).

    But my Droid X is still a beast, IMHO, and should allow me to be choosey ;).

    I just want to make sure I pick a device that a lot of the devs will get behind.

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    Exactly. By the time any phone is released, there has already been an announcement of the subsequent model, so you always have an inkling of what you'll be waiting for. The sooner I update, the sooner I can update again.
     
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    I know, right?

    NE2 is looking like an outdated idea! LOL

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    The DX2 wont be that new when bionic finally releases around the holidays, :D

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    Love to see people linking to phandroid articles:):)

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    Wow. So this confirms the Targa = new version of Bionic.

    Also, what the heck is the Samsung Stratosphere? Is that the SGS2? Galaxy seems to be in the same type of "name" group as Stratosphere, doesn't it?

    And supposedly the Stratosphere is a 4G phone running Gingerbread! Released the same day as Bionic (9/8/11)!!

    And Yoda didn't tell us! :eek:

    From the site:

    • Samsung Stratosphere: Due September 8th, it's that mysterious 4G LTE handset we first learned about yesterday. Reportedly running Android 2.3.
    • Motorola DROID Bionic: Also due September 8th. Moto CEO Sanjay Jha previously said that the Bionic would be coming next month, and it looks like the 8th will finally be DB-Day.
    • BlackBerry Curve 9370: The third handset due on September 8th. This one's new to us, as we haven't heard anything about Verizon's plans for the next device in RIM's Curve line. What's surprising here isn't that Verizon will be getting the 9350, but that it could pack 4G connectivity.
    • Motorola XOOM: Also coming September 8th is the 4G LTE XOOM. The current XOOM's 4G upgrade process is also scheduled to kick off on the 8th, but could begin one week earlier.
    • HTC Bliss: Hitting on September 29th, this is that female-focused Android phone that's leaked a couple of times in the past. Said to be packing Android 2.3.
    • HTC Vigor: Coming October 5th. This is the device a lot of folks have been waiting for. Reportedly packing a 1280x720 display and 1.5GHz processor and, according to this doc, set to replace the ThunderBolt.


    I think I AM going to wait. Bionic seems a bit "eh" now. I think Moto really took a major dump on its bottom line, waiting to release the Bionic a couple of weeks before the 1.5 GHZ higher-res-screen 4G phone by HTC (Vigor). [htc vigor]

    Very interesting indeed!
     
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    The same news reported from Phonearena. But they also noted Samsung Plato coming next January and running Ice Cream. If this is true, it's another evidence that Samsung is the manufacturer cooking Nexus Prime. Maybe then Verizon is getting Plato instead of Prime with essentially the same spec (HD Super AMOLED display, high clock dual core, 4G, etc).

    Verizon roadmap confirms September 8th launch for the Motorola DROID Bionic - Phone Arena
     
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    I don't know why everyone is getting so worked up over a picture of a screen with a spreadsheet on it. Sure I like rumors too, but don't be surprised if this winds up to be fake just like the last 900 VZW release date leaks.
     
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    I get your point. Sure it may just end up being a fake. I'm not saying it's official and set in stone, just food for thoughts. But if we only go by official announcements, there won't be much talk, discuss on this forum.
     
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    I agree. I am so over these "Release dates" :(

    In an interesting side note. If the Stratosphere launches the same day as the Bionic. Doesn't that mean the Bionic is not the first dual core 4G phone? Unless the stratosphere is not the SGS2. Just some food for thought. Either Motorola is wrong again, or Samsung might have a weak showing till January...:eek:
     
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    @MDB228 has been put to bed:

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    Next up! Yoda......:D
     
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    I was wrong, I apologize to Yoda I misremembered what he originally had posted.
     
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    Never said no other 4G phones this year.

    I said no other dual core LTE before bionic. Tell me where I said otherwise.
     
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    Yoda,

    You know you can quote multiple times on a single reply right?
     
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    Didn't you say no other dual core LTE within couple of months of Bionic launch? That's what I recall.
     
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    Sorry to disappoint. I just said that Bionic will be 1st dual core LTE at Verizon.

    Plenty of great phones coming up. I wouldn't hold off on buying the Bionic in favor of the HTC device though. Just my early heads up.
     
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    This is what you said on 07/28 just a week ago.

    "There is no planned 1.2 GHZ or 1.5 GHZ LTE phone planned for at least 2 months from the release of Bionic."

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-d...se-date-speculation-thread-6.html#post3011410
     
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    Good work, gang. Now Yoda, take off that mask. . . . Ruh' roh!

    :eek:

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