Verizon's big trio appears on Cellebrite system, HTC Vigor, Google Nexus Prime and Motorola DROID HD
First to be rolled out will most likely be the HTC Vigor with October 13th a previously mentioned launch date. This model will have a 4.3 inch screen with a 720p resolution, a zippy 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. This model will have the Beats Audio brand which means it will come with those special red Beats by Dre earphones.
Next should be the Google Nexus Prime, which has been rumored to have a November 3rd launch date. This is scheduled to be the first Android phone running Ice Cream Sandwich and the early word is that Verizon will have an undisclosed period where the phone will be exclusive to Big Red. Just the other day, a list of apps was leaked and miraculously, it appears that there will be no Verizon bloatware on the phone. The speculation is that this model will have a massive 4.65 inch curved glass display with 720p resolution, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. A microSD slot is on board and a huge 2000mAh battery supplies the juice. Supposedly, the browser has been reworked with smoother "pinch-to-zoom" while the calendar and Gmail have also been improved. A 5MP camera on back captures 1080p video and there is a front-facing camera as well. This phone is expected to be a pure Google experience model.
The Motorola DROID HD would be last among the three to launch. Also called the DROID RAZR, the phone is due out in time for the holiday shopping season with a chassis made of Waterproof Kevlar (the same material used in bulletproof vests) and is rumored to offer a 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED display, and have a 1.2GHz dual-core processor under the hood with 1GB of RAM aboard. An 8MP camera captures video at 1080p.
Now that all three appear on the Cellebrite system, next step should be the dummy units headed to Verizon stores and perhaps we will find some leaked ads as well. Those who used up all their will power and passed on the Motorola DROID BIONIC might find themselves rewarded for waiting.
On the Cellbrite system from L to R, the HTC Vigor, the Google Nexus Prime and the Motorola DROID HD
1. Heatfan316 (Posts: 453; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Htc Vigor, Nexus Prime, and Droid RAZR > iPhone 5
18. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
Dont compare everything to iPhone. Some people like iPhone better some people like Android better. Personally I like android but I dont want to start a stupid fan war. If u keep talking about apple people will think its the best.
25. Synack (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
HA I love this comment because it's true. EVEN the Droid RAZR will be better lol
28. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
I really fail to see how they're better than the iPhone 5 when it hasn't even been announced yet..
2. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
I thought a source said the Prime will have a 8mp camera?
I wonder if the Droid RAZR will also have ICS..
4. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i doubt it. not if it's coming out as quick as they say.
5. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Doubt the RAZR will run ICS? Or that the Prime will have 8mp camera?
12. Knicknevin (Posts: 138; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)
8mp is fairly standard now. Why would the prime not have one?
57. Sam (unregistered)
I want 8mp camera in droid prime if it doesnt have 8mp camera than this mobile will be s**t
64. Goldeneye (Posts: 360; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
In earlier reports they mentioned as been a 5 MP advanced shooter being better than any current 8 MP, remember a high MP doesn't mean a better camera, personally all I care at this point about the Prime is that is coming with LTE radio
16. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
the RAZR will run ICS, sorry i didn't specify.
19. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
if these companies know what is good for them, they will announce what ever they have, no matter when its due to release as soon as possible. they need to spill the beans and lay all their cards on the table before consumers get hypnotized by apple's event.
30. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
that's what Motorola did with the Bionic and you see what happened. they need to be good and ready before they announce new devices. there's no rush.
44. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
the bionic never got this close to its rumored launch date without some sort of delay. and there was no giant iphone announcement.
im not saying they need to say when its coming before they are sure. but, they need to let the customers know whats being offered before they all snatch up iphones.
58. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
everyone THOUGHT there was going to be a big iPhone announcement not to mention the Verizon iPhone was announced just weeks after the orginal Bionic. also we don't really know if any of these are really ready for their rumored launch dates. just wait and see and don't jynx it.
well they can do a teaser or something but a full product announcement should only be made when they're sure they can at least give an approximate launch date.
31. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i know. i was telling him what i was saying won't happen. read.
13. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
The MP of the camera really makes no difference. We'll see how the actual photo quality comes out when the units are released and/or the specs of the camera/lens are revealed.
27. Synack (Posts: 669; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Thank you. Very few people know this. 5MP is like the perfect amount. You could blow it up on your computer and you would never know the difference unless you're picture editing on a 50" TV.
3. AdamW33 (Posts: 39; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)
I have been waiting to buy my first Smartphone and it took a lot of will power to pass on the BIONIC. Can't wait for these to be released. I wish they would have close release dates to I dont have to wait to see how they compare. Leaning towards the PRIME right now but the Vigor looks enticing too.
6. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
Why is there two bionic listed, One with model # "XT865" and the other with " XT875"?
7. bjn714 (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
The XT865 was the first version of the Bionic that was supposed to be the Tegra 2 version until Moto had so many issues with the T2 and LTE. The XT875 is the revision that launched.
8. bjn714 (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
Now I have to figure out how to buy all of these with no upgrades available. Going to get expensive.
9. whatevs (unregistered)
Whatever with all this android crap that freezes, glitches and lags. When is the iPhone 5 gonna be here??
14. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
Not until next year. You will see the 4S this October/November but it will be no where near as good as any of these 3 phones.
34. tedkord (Posts: 5270; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
You should see my Thunderbolt with BAMF Forever. The only thing the iPhone has on it is screen resolution and battery life. In every other respect, the bolt equals or betters the iPhone. Smooth as butter, and twice as snappy.
42. zippy7 (unregistered)
The Iphone or Iphone's will be available for sale on AT&T, SPRINT and VZN 2 or 2 1/2 weeks after the big announcement by Apple on Tuesday October 4th 2011 . Most reports point to between October 14th to October 21st time frame.
10. willywill_evo (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
Htc+verizon= disaster...never a problem with a htc phone until i paid $280 for the thunderbolt...un-f**king-real...buying the nexus prime full retail price FTW
21. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
ur the dumbass that bought the first lte android phone. Dont blame them
29. tedkord (Posts: 5270; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Thunderbolt+BAMF Forever=the best smartphone I've ever used. Smooth, fluid, bug-free, snappy and all around awesome.
33. Allday28 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)
Yeah cause thats verizons fault you F!@#$%^ fruit cake!! Get Real!
11. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
once you go pure android you stay pure android. nuff said
15. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
While the stock Android is pretty good, with the recent news of Samsung actively improving their software with the programmers from custom ROM makers such as CyanogenMod, I'm excited to see how they implement the next TouchWiz.
17. ngo2dd (Posts: 793; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
nuff said? What are you 5? People how different view on what is good. Most people who like pure android, don't even use pure android. They root and but custom rom. Custom rom is not pure android.
22. Allday28 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)
I actually think stock android was getting a little boring thats why im glad ICS is coming.. I really love the new touchwiz..
20. snowgator (Posts: 3293; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I am still having a hard time seeing all thes released so close together without cutting each others sales. Between these, the Bionic and the iPhone, who gets left out in the cold?
23. bossmt_2 (Posts: 437; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Man, every day picking a new phone gets harder, I want to get rid of my X cause loading GIngerbread continually wreaks havoc on my phone, and I want LTE, but I may now have to wait for the RAZR. It's it's the Bionic, but slimmer, I'll love it. If it's got ICS I'll love it and pick it, because of the added bit of water resistance and the slim factor. But getting a Nexus device will be tempting since they always get first dibs on software updates. Many tough choices but I"m glad I get to make the choices.
24. yeabut (unregistered)
YEA YEA Please VIGOR COME OUT Oct. 13 PLEASE!!!
32. ltr (unregistered)
I gonna start saving money now. But I still want to see wants on tap next year.
35. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
You know exactly when it's going to be introduced you troll(final figured out what that meant) unless you are that forgetful. Come on guy.
36. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
That comment was for a guy above posted in wrong spot
37. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
There is always going to be a better android phone about to be released no matter what you get. I think the bionic is a great phone. I am either getting that or the samsung prime. If the iPhone 5 comes with LTE I might get that but I heard it won't cause of the size of the LTE chip. I a waiting to see if the prime is going to have the exenos. Chip caus it's the fastest out there but I am defintaly getting a LTE phone
38. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
So out of the three phones which is going to be the best all around phone? HTC in my opinion has always been a quality phone and seems to be pretty snappy. But is the Prime with its glass going to be weak and break easy? its a really tough decision any imput? I do like the idea of a bigger display though!
40. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
out of the three the Vigor will be the slowest.
63. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
The Prime most likely will have Gorilla Glass like in previous iterations and on several other Samsung models, which will make it pretty strong.
66. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
most phones have Gorilla Glass now, it's not a real stand-out feature anymore.
39. mikefknscala (unregistered)
ive been waiting for the prime for ever .. and i cant wait for ics . tell apple to pack up there s**t and move one cause there is now way in any reality that we live in that the new iphone or the ios5 will be better than that of a GNP running ICS.
41. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
really Thump? OK so you think that the PRIME is the way to go? I just hope they dont have the phone in a two tone color with silver and black that sh@! looks cheap. And dont mean to sound stupid but what does ICS mean and what does it do?
43. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
yeeup. it'll use a Qualcomm processor no doubt which is the worst dual-core chipset you can get in a phone. Sense does a good job covering up it's lackluster performance but there's still lag to be found. in order from worst to best it goes Qualcomm S3, Nvidia Tegra II, Texas Instruments OMAP4 and Samsung's Exynos. unless you have an affinity for HTC Sense you should only consider the ones with OMAP and Exynos processors like the Prime (which MIGHT come with an Exynos but if not it'll be an OMAP) and the Droid RAZR wgich like most Motorola Android devices will probably use an OMAP as well. not one phone with Exynos has come to the U.S. with LTE but the Bionic came out with an OMAP and LTE all in one so that's the trade off for the time being. if this tradition keeps up then the Prime will probably have an OMAP being that it's probably going to be an LTE device and also because it's the chipset that's already optimized for ICS. ICS stands for Ice Cream Sandwich which is the name for Google's latest update to the Android platform that's probably going to be announced on the 11th (don't hold me to that) and the only thing we really know about it yet is that it's going to bridge the look and features of both Gingerbread which is running on most newer Android phones and Honeycomb which is Google's tablet version of the OS to create one OS for them all. we're expecting it to be a big deal.
50. soooo (unregistered)
so should if the Vigor does come out oct. 13 should i keep the bionic or get the Vigor .......... its sounds like the bionic is more powerful but the vigor will have a better screen and come with dr. dre beats
51. soooo (unregistered)
so if the***** ingore the should : X
59. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
that's the exact dilemma you're facing. plus the Bionic MIGHT have better battery life if HTC doesn't bury the power consumption of that HD screen on the Vigor with a Qualcomm MSM8960 which will use the 29nm building process and translates to 75% less power consumption (which will be much needed with a dual-core phone running at 1.5GHz with LTE and an HD screen) and again even at 1.5GHz a Qualcomm still won't even beat an OMAP at 1GHz. i like Motorola more personally though because they construct their phones better and they have the best wireless radios in the biz and they consistently have the best sound quality. the Droid X was proclaimed to have the best sound quality of any phone of it's time and now the Droid Bionic carries that title. so in the end i'd say the Droid Bionic and the Vigor will be real headbutting rivals but when it comes to the Prime and the RAZR they'll surpass the Bionic in nearly every way.
67. sooo (unregistered)
so you would keep the bionic over the vigor... i like the 720 and the dr. dre beats... but if the bionic sounds like it will have more power then.. .
52. lionhearthc (unregistered)
ok,you seem to know a great deal about this topic so i'll post this here...
was there ever a official statement made from samsung that the exynos did not work with lte??? i was under the impression that the whole exynos chip not working with lte was due to the fact that the S2 didn't come to verizon,but then the reason started coming out that it was due to verizon not thinking the S2 was going to compete with the next iphone. AND with the new exynos 4212 chip being a possibility for the prime do you think that they solved the problem and if it didn't play nice with lte it will now??
60. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
Samsung never said such a thing. they've announced a Galaxy S II LTE but i'm not sure what SoC it uses. i'm pretty sure that's the case though. there's nothing i've seen about the 4212 so far that would make it more likely to be paired up with an LTE radio other than it having better battery life but even the 4210 was one of the more power efficient SoCs out there. let's hope Samsung is working on making this happen though. (:
62. lionhearthc (unregistered)
that was my point exactly,i have never seen samsung come out and say "our exynos is not compatible with LTE radios on the new smartphones..etc..etc" so the whole nexus prime won't have a exynos chip in it because of that is speculation.and with samsung trying to put a real contender up against apples iphone. what better way to do it than with a MONSTER spec'd phone with the next version of the platform (ics) that gets great battery life as well.(since the 4212 will have better power consumption at a higher clock speed and will need it with LTE and that monster hd screen!) if they put the TI OMAP 4460 in there it will still be a amazing phone but unless you need too..why outsource a processor for YOUR flagship phone when YOU make the best one on the market?? for me i just think it is too odd of a coincidence that samsung announce a second gen exynos a few weeks before the announcement of the next major phone they are designing. just my .02.
prime is my next phone by the way.
45. gtrxman (Posts: 122; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)
Nexus Prime, Droid RAZR... !! Oh the choices!! Gonna be a fun Christmas season!
46. klm386 (unregistered)
While this excites me very much, I just tried to do an update on my cellbrite machine. None of these devices are listed in mine!
47. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)
Verizon has all the cards in their hands,,, bout to hit you lames with the royal flush