New Motorola DROID BIONIC ad shows the phone while Verizon also touts the Apple iPad 2
Meanwhile, Verizon had been running an ad for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and is now running one for the Apple iPad 2. Instead of just throwing some specs out there for the mainstream audience to try to decipher, Verizon showed some scenarios where the tablet would come in handy. At the end of the spot, Big Red rings up the sale.
1. yongwon (unregistered)
is that sloane from entourage?
2. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
wow...now it makes sense and it's AWESOME! another kick ass Droid campaign from Verizon! ;D
3. IdontUnderstand (unregistered)
Wow Y so expensive aren't most smartphones $199 with 2 year?
4. Sniggly (Posts: 6846; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
You're getting a miniature computer with a dual core, 1GHz processor, 1 GB of ram, a 4.3 inch screen, access to what's widely agreed as the fastest, fastest spreading and longest reaching 4G network in America, 16 GB of internal memory AND a 16 GB memory card.
s**tty Blackberries used to be 300 or more on contract, and when the iPhone first came out it was 600 bucks on contract.
Not to mention that Verizon will simultaneously be running promotional credits and trade in deals on phones to help offset the price.
200 bucks on contract has only been a standard price to expect for the last couple of years. But Verizon is spending a s**t ton of money to roll out LTE at a reasonable rate; the cost of the phone will help offset that capital they're spending.
9. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
And yet still the iPhone 5 will be $200 and you can run AirForce 1 from it.
10. Sniggly (Posts: 6846; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
The iPhone 5 won't be LTE and apart from ripping features from every other OS out there will be pretty much the same as the iPhone 4.
12. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
ripping or not it will still be the phone
11. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
this things processor is dual yes but its the same speed as the iPhone 4 (1000 MHz)
The battery sucks as usual, apple still trumps with 14 hours of talk time
The resolution is still not better than the iPhone 4 which has Retina 640 x 960
15. Sniggly (Posts: 6846; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
A dual core processor is not the same as a single core processor.
The battery life is damn good compared to other LTE offerings.
Discussions of resolution are pretty much academic, as I find my X to be as sharp as I need it, and I only occasionally notice the pixelation on my Atrix's PenTile display.
Back to the first point: My Atrix's dual core processor makes everything run smoother than it ever did on my X. And my X ran pretty smooth to begin with.
16. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
We know that the resolution is not that big of a deal. im with you on that. (let me just say im not trying to pick a fight im just looking for understanding)
Ok moving on... I know that a dual core is smother but my iPhone 4 runs amazing already.
You are comparing battery to other LTE devices.
- First not every where has 4g yet so i dont thing 4G is a majoselling point
- Also i feel if you cant get the battery right then dont put it in your device. Thats why i love Apple instead for following the hypethey perfect first then release.
17. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
the dual-core processor is for more than just navigating the platform. why do you think Apple went dual-core with the iPad 2? it brings more possibilities and it increases performance with tasks such as 1080p video playback and extensive 3D games.
yes, he's comparing battery life to other LTE devices because LTE technology is a significant drain on power and to compare battery life to a 3G only device would be pointless. 4G LTE is most places now. i have it. why wouldn't it be a selling feature? you're signing a two year contract on the phone remember? you're probably going to want 4G in that time frame and even if you don't have it yet you'll get it as time goes by.
the battery does what it's supposed to do. the technology just causes serious drain. the iPhone 5 will be the same way with just it's dual-core processor. it's not unfeasible to own a 4G LTE device especially since they have removable batteries.
18. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
Thanks for the feedback so you telling me those 2 little features make this phone so much more amazing than other phones?
And who really keeps a phone for 2 years? i dont i must always have the new s**t.
And a dual core is cool but what am i doing on my phone that i need that? (serious question)
20. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
uhh..yeah, i am. of course there's other applications where the extra power is an asset or even a requirement with some emulators.
i do too but i have to use sneaky tactics to do so. what do you do? pay for everything full retail?
navigating the web smoother w/ Adobe Flash and also Adobe Flash content playing more smoothly, snappier performance when opening or installing content, playing games, increased performance multitasking, all kinds of stuff. why the hell are you even here if you don't care about more powerful processors?
19. Sniggly (Posts: 6846; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Okay, as far as a dual core processor vs a single core goes, I see the main difference when I'm gaming. For instance, let's use Gun Bros or Pocket Legends. Both are pretty graphically intense, with a lot going on at the same time. My X could seriously lag on both, especially when there were multiple enemies on screen. However, my Atrix runs both so smoothly there's no lag at all, really.
4G is already in a lot of places, and Verizon is running an extremely aggressive expansion campaign to bring LTE to even more places. As I recall their plan is to have 4G coverage as widespread or more than their current 3G coverage by 2013. And since LTE is an incredible power drain, it only makes sense to compare the Bionic to other LTE devices. Its battery performance actually sounds like a Droid X's, which is more than enough for me.
5. Da_Miz (banned) (Posts: 17; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
LTE on vzw add about $100.00
Premium phone with dual core is about $199
7. KentAZ (unregistered)
Silly, banal, headache-inducing sci-fi/fantasy commercial. But I had already made up my mind to purchase the Bionic. ;-)
8. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
Right on point Sniggly!!!! The only thing the Bionic does not have over ANY TABLET is screen size, and look at the price of a tablet!!!.$499 and up. $299 will be the standard for high end phones on VW...look at the price of a 32gb iphone4, in which does not EVEN COME CLOSE to the Bionic specs and that cost $299.00...and it was released long, long, long ago....go figure...
14. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
Lets make a bet on how soon this price tag with fall. Who is man enough? The loser sends the money to the winners paypal account.