When we first saw the current Verizon spot for the Motorola DROID BIONIC, everyone was curious where the phone was. Now that a 60 second spot is showing on prime time, the longer ad gives us more of the same woman vs. machine action. The woman keeps winning certain parts of the BIONIC like the dual-core processor, the 8MP camera and the 4G connectivity. At the end of the ad, we actually get a chance to see the phone! Speculation is that the Motorola DROID BIONIC will launch on Thursday and is expected to sell for $299.99 with a signed two-year contract.
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.
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.
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.
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: 7305; 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.
8.DROIDX0430(Posts: 468; 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...