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    Default Why give up on the Bionic?

    Why are people saying that they are giving up on the Bionic? People are complaining about "all the delays" but there has been exactly 1 delay. Any other perceived delays are because people are guessing based upon unconfirmed information from questionable sources. And it seems like any time a date is "leaked" everyone jumps on it and then complains of a delay when that date passed. Again, there has been exactly 1 delay. Now people are ready to jump onto other phones that we know nothing about except for potential names. No specs, no release dates, nothing. I can understand the people who are now saying they will wait and see, but i don't understand jumping off ship on a phone that has only been delayed once and planning on getting a phone that they don't even know the name of.
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    Never said I was giving up entirely. Its still on my list but want to make sure that with what is being said be it true or not about nexus I do all my research on what will be out around that time so I can make a good decision that will last my 2 years till my next upgrade. Besides I can see reviews and let the first bugs get worked out
    I'd bet Cory's Right Arm on that!
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    I, for one, am not complaining or "giving up"... but I just hate my current phone so much that I don't know if I can wait til september for the bionic. I'm sure it will be a great phone... Like I wish I could come up with some unexpected cash so I could get something to hold me over til then, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdizzel View Post
    Why are people saying that they are giving up on the Bionic? People are complaining about "all the delays" but there has been exactly 1 delay. Any other perceived delays are because people are guessing based upon unconfirmed information from questionable sources. And it seems like any time a date is "leaked" everyone jumps on it and then complains of a delay when that date passed. Again, there has been exactly 1 delay. Now people are ready to jump onto other phones that we know nothing about except for potential names. No specs, no release dates, nothing. I can understand the people who are now saying they will wait and see, but i don't understand jumping off ship on a phone that has only been delayed once and planning on getting a phone that they don't even know the name of.
    Every release we see this happen. Regardless of delays or not. People will wait for a phone, then hear rumors of another phone and decide to wait 2-3 months longer for that one. Every 4-6 months a better phone comes out and history repeats itself once again.

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    Default Re: Why give up on the Bionic?

    Im not giving up, but rather find my self the opportunity to weigh my options better. The Bionic is on my short list, but it may be in my best interest to consider other devices that may be released at the same time.

    If the Bionic was released today, it would be mine now.

    Its just bad timing for Moto.
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    Default Re: Why give up on the Bionic?

    lets be honest... I will venture the guess that 90-95% of people reading this thread haven't actually "given up." They are just pissed that we have to continue to wait. Aug. 4th has always been speculation and not fact, but that doesn't stop people from dreaming that it might be true.

    And I don't know about everyone else, but the Bionic has never been my only choice. I'm not so foolish that I wouldn't do my research on my other options. I'm sure I speak for more than just myself in saying that in the next month I will be closely watching the GS2, the Bionic, and the Prime to figure out what my next phone will be. At a minimum I will wait for the Bionic to be released so I can compare it to the SG2, and maybe if we're lucky we'll have some details on the Prime as well.
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    Default Re: Why give up on the Bionic?

    I think that people are frustrated because it's almost August and there's still no Dual Core LTE phone.

    People are also sick of Motorola. They feel neglected and ignored so it's payback to boycott the phone.

    Hell we don't even know if it is going to be encrypted or not. That is why I can't pre-order.
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    Just Bring it on!
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    yup.... everything is amazing and nobody is happy...
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    I'm not giving up because of multiple delays. This one, pushed the phone's release till September. Now this phone would have been cool in June/July, early August at the latest... But September? Now other phones are being rumored. The Bionic missed it's chance to be King. I want to see what this Nexus Prime is all about. And f it comes out within it's projected timeframe, I wouldn't mind waiting 1 more month or 2 for a far superior phone to last me the next 2 years.

    Now Bionic has a chance to save itself. It has never confirmed the specs, if the specs are something worth buying over the rumored specs of other phones soon to be available I might buy it.

    But they're releasing this device too late. There's also a level of customer service involved, they're increased silence has put me off a bit and as a consumer I'm entitled to feel mistreated and that's no way to earn or retain a customer base. I think it shows poor qualities of a business and I'm happy to take my business elsewhere.

    But that's something all companies need to face one way or another and no one will ever be truly happy. IMO, Moto dropped the ball, and it's gonna cost them, I'm still keeping it on my wanted list but now they're competing against proposed and possibly superior devices. Sounds like they're playing a losing hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdizzel View Post
    Why are people saying that they are giving up on the Bionic? People are complaining about "all the delays" but there has been exactly 1 delay. Any other perceived delays are because people are guessing based upon unconfirmed information from questionable sources. And it seems like any time a date is "leaked" everyone jumps on it and then complains of a delay when that date passed. Again, there has been exactly 1 delay. Now people are ready to jump onto other phones that we know nothing about except for potential names. No specs, no release dates, nothing. I can understand the people who are now saying they will wait and see, but i don't understand jumping off ship on a phone that has only been delayed once and planning on getting a phone that they don't even know the name of.
    Agreed. Moto announced that the Bionic was delayed for enhancements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamor View Post
    I think that people are frustrated because it's almost August and there's still no Dual Core LTE phone.

    People are also sick of Motorola. They feel neglected and ignored so it's payback to boycott the phone.

    Hell we don't even know if it is going to be encrypted or not. That is why I can't pre-order.
    Exactly!! All the other carriers can manage to release top notch phones in a timely manner, but the largest carrier in the US can't get it done.....Verizon always has and seems to be content being 6 months behind everyone else in regards to hardware.
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    Default Re: Why give up on the Bionic?

    I guess I'm not so upset because as much as i'd like a dual core LTE phone, i would hate one that singed a hole in my hand whenever I used it, or only got 30 minutes of battery life. I say get it right before you release it.
    There's a reason VZW has the top network in the country. They test, test, test, and test some more. Everyone loves the benefits of being on the best network, but people seem so upset over the process that leads to the network being the best.
    Can't win for losing I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kafitze View Post
    Exactly!! All the other carriers can manage to release top notch phones in a timely manner, but the largest carrier in the US can't get it done.....Verizon always has and seems to be content being 6 months behind everyone else in regards to hardware.
    Biggest problem that Verizon faces with releasing top notch hardware is that they are currently the only ones with an LTE network. This network is still in its infancy and there are going to be issues. Would you rather them rush out the phones and they run like crap or would you rather them test them thoroughly so a good product can be put out? I really think Motorola just wants to make sure that they have a good product. If the phone was ready for release August 4th, I'm sure they would have released it then, but that's just not the way it happened. I don't see any other manufacturers releasing dual core LTE phones yet, so I don't know why Motorola is receiving so much hate.
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    Everyones blaming this on verizon? verizon doesn't even know the release date I'm betting! Motorola are the ones making and improving the phone, verizon has nothing to do with the delay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stfoley23 View Post
    Everyones blaming this on verizon? verizon doesn't even know the release date I'm betting! Motorola are the ones making and improving the phone, verizon has nothing to do with the delay!
    I'm not blaming VZW or Moto. Blaming implies that one of them did something wrong, and to me having high standards and not releasing a device that doesn't meet those standards isn't doing anything wrong. In fact i applaud them both. They're taking a PR hit, but ensuring the phone is the best it can be. To me that's more important than getting it out quickly.
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    I think it was the fact that due to the release being as late as it is, more options just recently presented themselves and how could you justify just blindly rushing in to buy something late in the game when within the next month or two the next generation will just be popping up. Hence, I now will be taking the wait and watch approach (heck I have waited this long, whats a month or two more) and do my research since more options are opening. Just not to long ago Bionic was the best thing going which made it an easy choice but because they waited too long to bring the next rendition of Bionic it now isn't the only show in town and requires more careful consideration than before since I need it to stack up for the next two.
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    The bionic will still be a good device, but with the month delay I feel like they missed their optimum window of opportunity. Provided we get some actual details on the prime and it is coming out in October, I am willing to wait the extra month for it.

    Its either the Bionic or Nexus for me, provided no surprises come out of nowhere
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    Honestly I want the bionic but if the gs2 comes out in august I will probably get it or I might wait till september for more options because I want to weigh the bionic as a option
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    I haven't given up, but if the Function beats the Bionic to the market, I will not be accountable for my actions. If they launch within 2 weeks of each other, I'll take a solid look at both...
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    Quote Originally Posted by neowarcloud View Post
    I haven't given up, but if the Function beats the Bionic to the market, I will not be accountable for my actions. If they launch within 2 weeks of each other, I'll take a solid look at both...
    I think most of us are thinking the same thing. I've been waiting on the Bionic, but then I started hearing about the GSII, if it's anything like the one in the UK, it probably will be better.
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    Bionic lost whatever chance it had to take some of the iPhone sales...

    Now its going to get crushed by the iPhone and GS2 and the new Nexus phone...

    Poor Moto... You might have made a very good phone but timing was really bad to release with so many phones that will be out in the market at the exact same time.
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    Yeah, really bad timing but they might have been left with no other choice. I'm sure they wanted to get out to market sooner rather than later but something must've held them back in the process.

    Unless, like Samsung, they feel arrogant enough to be able to compete against the new iphone.
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    I gave up on it after carrying around an X2 for a week and a half earlier this month. If the X2 is any indication, the Bionic's going to have a bad screen (PenTile) and even worse battery life with 4G. I also have my doubts about the software after experiencing the disasterous Motoblur that was on the X2. Sure, its going to take benchmark scores to new heights, but what else?? Say what you will about Apple, but there's a reason why they're passing on 4G this time around....the radios just aren't where they need from an efficiency standpoint to be for practical real world use yet. I'll be sticking with solid 3G phones until this time next year.
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    Gonna be patient and wait out for the Bionic.
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