Verizon roadmap confirms September 8th launch for the Motorola DROID Bionic
0. phoneArena 03 Aug 2011, 20:57 posted on
Whether it's the Motorola DROID Bionic or the HTC Vigor, a roadmap leaked by an alleged Verizon employee gives us the answers to the questions we have about the launch dates for certain handsets; where is the Samsung Function?...
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1. Sniggly (Posts: 7221; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Well, Sept 8 is better than nothing.
Stratosphere? MUCH better name than the f**king Function.
14. quakan (Posts: 1248; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
I feel like someone should have scrolled down a bit more just to show everyone the iPhone launch date.
17. Sniggly (Posts: 7221; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Verizon reps will be notified last about an iPhone release date.
2. pete7625 (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)
And of course, the iPhone 5 will be released right in the middle. Perfect timing.
13. quakan (Posts: 1248; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
It will be a clash of the titans...the iPhone 5 versus the Droid Bionic. Great competition between an iOS phone and an Android phone.
18. pete7625 (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)
Agreed, two great devices going head to head. They're both going to be very successful, no doubt.
3. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i see the Stratosphere being the leaked Slider and not the Galaxy S II. i can just about promise you the Galaxy S II won't have LTE, if that were the case why would they put out the Charge?
15. sowhat (unregistered)
Because SGS2 was simply not ready when Charge came on verizon back in early May. I think SGS2 will have LTE but will be released after Bionic since Verizon will always protect, support Moto first. If they release 4G SGS2 before Bionic. Bionic will be DOA.
16. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
no s**t but why waste time and money putting out the Charge when the Galaxy S II would come out a mere 4-5 months later unless the Charge could maintain by having the advantage of 4G LTE connectivity? that's unlikely.
20. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
In these days 4~5 months is more than enough life span for such phone. By that logic, what's the point of Tbolt, Revolution? Why would they go without any LTE phone until SGS2 is released?
Actually that's what Moto is doing with Bionic, so they are still without any LTE device yet. Samsung is smarter than that.
21. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
we'll see whether or not Samsung really intended for the Droid Charge to be bumped down so easily this month but 4-5 months being a more than enough shelf life is really an exaggeration.
24. sowhat (unregistered)
Your logic is funny. Because they put out Charge, they shouldn't make dual core/LTE phone for an year? You simply don't understand phone business. Verizon needed their first LTE handsets early this year and manufacturer had to deliver single core/LTE to them first.
Anyway you are wrong. HTC is also making Vigor to replace Tbolt already. LG is already making dual core sequel to Revoltion according to this roadmap. Whether you believe or not, Samsung is going full ahead for dual core/LTE handset blitz now according to Asian sources.
26. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i'm not saying they shouldn't at all, i'm just saying they wouldn't. to put one of these first generation LTE radios into a Galaxy S II they'd have to compromise the design and make it thicker which i don't think Samsung is willing to do because they'd have the thinnest smartphone in the US otherwise plus there's the matter of battery life, to make the phone of any real use with LTE it'll need a bigger battery, another size increase. without factoring in rumor and just going by the facts and Verizon's track record my logic is the most sound. HTC and LG may very well be making Dual-Core/LTE handsets available by the end of the year but the difference between them and the Galaxy S II is they were built form the ground up to work with LTE not the Galaxy S II.
4. StillStuckWithDroid (Posts: 65; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
blah blah blah......when it comes to Verizon I have gotten to the point where it is all bullshyte.....I don't believe any of these rumors anymore.
5. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
what if the Vigor is a tablet like the Flyer? o:
7. Hello111 (unregistered)
it says "replacing the Thunderbolt"
6. ecml490 (unregistered)
I somewhat doubt the LG Revolution 2 will be released in October.... a little too soon after the first release ...
9. biophone (Posts: 1898; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I seem to remember roadmaps of the bionic coming out months ago. These things never seem to have a shred of accuracy. That being said i hope i am wrong
10. 4G Homie (unregistered)
Iphone 5... The secret that is rumored every month and is promised to come out the next... I love my iPhone but its the biggest running gag lol. I'll just enjoy paying for angry birds until google decides to make an os thats more stable. I try every iteration and its just disapointing :(
12. ltr (unregistered)
It makes me wonder how they can make the LG Rev even better,
My upgrade is around Feb, looks like an ice cream sandwich is waiting for me.
22. legendarydog (unregistered)
it's funny how gingerbread is rolling out in the summer, when it's a winter food. and ice cream sandwich is a summer food and it should be out right now. By validation code to post this comment says "litskn GSII." Bionic vs. GSII vs. 5
25. Nunez20v (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)
BB is not in the 4G race... The only thing that has come up has been speculations on the BB Triton; never seen it. Makes you wonder about this map. =0/
27. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
RIM is actually getting in on the action, the Torch 2 for AT&T will have HSPA+ enabled.