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November 3rd pegged as launch date for Google Nexus Prime; Verizon pumped about DROID RAZR

0. phoneArena 10 Oct 2011, 22:38 posted on

A source from the "inside" tells Phandroid that Verizon has high hopes for both the Motorola DROID RAZR and the Google Nexus Prime; the latter is scheduled to launch November 3rd with an official announcement coming before that date...

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posted on 10 Oct 2011, 22:44 7

1. daniyo (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


what about the vigor or what ever its called?

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 01:05

25. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


clearly they've never seen it or they're not excited about it. ;P

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 17:00

54. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Maybe it's going through the same battery life trials that pushed the Thunderbolt back a month later than expected. At least it hasn't been officially announced yet.

Too bad for HTC, I've moved on to drooling over the Prime.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 22:44

2. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


question? As sexy as that nexus prime rendering is, why are we still using it? We have straight forward picks of the device from that video from last week.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 01:05 3

24. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


that's not a rendering, that's the actual Nexus Prime.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 06:35

35. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thump3r, he changed it after I said something. It was the original rendering that was the nexus1 all metalliced out. The pic that they are using now is from the video from last week. :)

dont worry.. im not that crazy!! lol :)

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 10:42

41. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


XD okay.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 22:44 3

3. celtics989 (unregistered)


Let's go prime!!!! My next phone!!!

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 22:45

4. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Dropping the best

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 22:46 1

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Should all of the Bionic owners ask for a refund/credit toward the purchase of a RAZR or Nexus Prime?

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 23:24 3

12. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


verizon knows how to screw its customers well. if you look at your contract you only get 2 weeks to return your phone if that.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 23:35 1

14. SprintLocked (unregistered)


since about a month ago, Sprint has the same policy :-/

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 09:07 1

39. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


They aren't "screwing their customers", they are protecting themselves.

Anyone who is that upset about it should've known this was coming, there have been rumors floating around about this since the Bionic was released.

It's why I didn't buy the Bionic...

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 13:20

50. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


You get 30 days on the phone, 14 days on service.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 18:37

55. johnfranckiv (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Through Verizon?... No it's 14 days period. Thats 14 days to cancel your newly signed contract, and 14 days to return the phone. At day 15 enjoy your $350 early tem. fee.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 01:07

26. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i'm actually starting to get kind of pissed about the Bionic. they should show some kind of initiative to Bionic owners and at least offer them a trade in.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 01:25 3

30. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


well I bought the bionic and returned it because of the nexus prime u should have too

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 02:23

31. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


the Bionic is my dad's and we're both Motorola fans, for him to switch to a Samsung he would have to know a whole lot more about the phone and if it's worth it, he got the Bionic the day it came out, in the 15 day time window after that there was barely enough known about the Prime and when it would come out to make him go back to the BB8830 he was using after he sold his X a few weeks before. you don't really lose with the Bionic anyway. just a little miffed about the treatment to the people that waited and waited for it.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 16:58

56. Kitty (unregistered)


verizonwireless.com/tradein

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 06:36 3

36. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you like the device when you buy it, or dont buy it. there should never be an expectation of upgrades, trade ins, ect.

there is nothing wrong with the bionic. it was just late to the party, thats all.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 09:20

40. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


it should have been scratched. i hope google produces half as many phones now that they have moto mobile. they launch a handfull of phones every quarter, its way too many.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 10:45

42. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


there should be when a superior device comes in and steals your device's price tier in one month. people are spending $300 for a phone that just became outdated. people are going to be pissed and i'm sure Verizon realizes that.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 10:54

45. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I agree AND I disagree. While it is unfortunate that this happened, I really have little to no sympathy.

Anyone who follows smartphones enough to actually spot the differences between a Bionic and RAZR should've known this was coming... the Bionic was pushed back too far.

It sucks but really... I knew this would happen which is EXACTLY why I didn't get the Bionic!!!

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 11:09

46. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


when the Bionic came out nobody thought the RAZR was going to have LTE or a Super AMOLED screen therefore becoming a superior phone to the Bionic, nobody would consider it to have LTE when we first saw it because of how thin it is, most people just thought it was a world phone to be placed in between the Droid 3 and Droid Bionic. most people that bought a Bionic probably don't follow smartphones. all they'll know is they just bought this kick ass new phone for $300 less than a month ago and then Verizon is going to come out and say "lol jk THIS is what we call a $300 phone"

dude, don't even, you would have never predicted that Motorola would succeed the Bionic in less than a month, that's absurd.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 12:03

47. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Look, i'm really not trying to argue with you. But if you look at the history of Android phones, and if you look at marketing in general... it was obvious they were going to release a better phone shortly after.


We are coming up on the holiday season, all the carriers are going to have some sort of "flagship" holiday device. The Bionic released in September, that's way too early.

As soon as I saw that Motorola was releasing another device the months leading up to the holiday, I KNEW it was going to be better than the Bionic.

Partly because the Bionic (specs wise) should've come out six months ago. It just isn't going to stand up to what's being released now (assuming there are not major delays on that). But partly because like I said, the Bionic was clearly not their "flagship" holiday device.

You say "you would have never predicted that Motorola would succeed the Bionic in less than a month" but I DID because I did NOT buy the Bionic.

I have two upgrades on my VZW account right now and i'm itching to upgrade because i'm bored of my Tbolt and after getting a taste of my GT10.1 speed I want more! I could've very easily bought the Bionic (which I actually did and returned it after a couple days) and still upgraded in a month or two... but by looking at everything I mentioned above, I made the apparently wise decision to wait.

I understand your frustration, but if you look at what I said and think about the last six weeks or so... it makes sense.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 12:57

49. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


history doesn't dictate that a phone will be succeeded in a month. you're trying to argue with me because you're arguing with me.

is it? even now the Bionic is still among the very most elite phones in the world. the only phones i say that would beat it are the Sprint & AT&T variants of the Galaxy S II. it didn't matter that it took 6 months to come out because by the time it did it was a brand new phone.

oh did you now? you made the lucky decision to wait this time. there's no real logic behind what Motorola did here. why would they decide to work on two high end devices for Verizon at the same time with projected release dates being a mere month apart from each other? all they would have had to do is completely pass on the Targa and market the Spyder as the Droid Bionic. in the time it probably took them to make the Spyder a reality they probably had enough time to pass on the Targa. this whole situation is ludicrous to Bionic owners. the only reason it makes sense now is because we're looking back now and even now the logic is unjust.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 14:01

51. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


If you say so.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 10:49

43. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


+1 to you remixfa

This is the blessing and curse of Android phones...it's great to have many, many handsets to choose from, but it's frustrating when the next "superphone" is coming out in just a few weeks/months.

Like you said, make a decision and be happy with it!

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 22:55

6. SprintLocked (unregistered)


Verizon keeps coming with the good stuff... *sigh*

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 23:01 1

7. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Droid RAZR will eventually get ICS, so i'd definitely go for it rather than the Nexus Prime.

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