FYI: I intentionally left off the Bionic's 512mb of RAM as a negative for now because the RAM of the LG and Samsung models isn't yet known. If they come out with 768mb of RAM (to match the ThunderBolt) or more, then I will show the Bionic's 512mb as a negative because it will be behind the pack. If they come out with 512mb, then I'll consider it par for the course and just leave HTC with the positive for giving more. 512mb is what the Droid X and Droid Incredible have now, so in and of itself it's not a negative, it's just not an advancement. I think the only reason it's notable is because the Atrix comes with 1gb leaving folks to wonder why the Bionic didn't get all of the same shiny new toys.
Update on the global phone questions. Check out Verizon's presentation at CES that you can view at Verizon Wireless | Facebook
Jump to 37:43 and you'll hear Verizon say the following in response to a question about global roaming:
"The devices will be able to take advantage, over the course of this year as we build some back-end infrastructure, to be able to roam overseas utilizing 3GPP networks whether it is LTE, if it is available, or, if LTE is not available, then HSPA or GSM/GPRS."
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Infographic: Motorola Droid Bionic vs. Apple iPhone 4 vs. HTC Thunderbolt | Skatter Tech
116.3 mm x 66.0 mm = 133.7 mm diagonally (hooray geometry!)
Which is 5.265 inches diagonally (hooray Google conversions!).
So, plenty of room for a 4.3" diagonal screen plus buttons, etc.
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On the simultaneous voice and data part. My understanding of LTE is that VoLTE (Voice over LTE) needs to be rolled out before it will work.
An article at Verizon successfully completes first VoLTE call on commercial network in the world, plans 2012 availability -- Engadget mentions the first ever test call last month and that it is expected to roll out sometime in 2012. Anyone hoping for this feature out of the box, don't get your hopes up quite yet.
One of the nice things about VoLTE I'm looking forward to is the improved sound quality. Of course it will only be improved if the other party has VoLTE or similar.
My X will be up for a NE2 next March, will be interesting to see whats available by then.
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