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  1. Jasper's Avatar
    good news, and bad. someone over at DF just posted a hint about the screen and menu buttons, saying that he wasn't merely looking at pics - hint, hint. he says the buttons are permanent capacitive, so the screen is 4.3". also (and this is kind of a bummer), the screen is qHD, and not the 1280 x 720 HD type.
    This gets more confusing by the day. So if this thing isn't 720 HD, then why is it called HD? and if it's Not 4.5" ICS (which I can clearly see the capacitive buttons) then the next question to me, is it even LTE?? I assume it is but nothing is sure at this point. Just confirms for me that I am buying the Bionic on Pre-Order. If something that much better comes out, I will pick it up at retail.
    08-18-2011 09:09 PM
  2. Castor Troy's Avatar
    good news, and bad. someone over at DF just posted a hint about the screen and menu buttons, saying that he wasn't merely looking at pics - hint, hint. he says the buttons are permanent capacitive, so the screen is 4.3". also (and this is kind of a bummer), the screen is qHD, and not the 1280 x 720 HD type.
    Come on now...seriously?

    Husker you better tell me different or I will drive to Motorola HQ's and strangle Sanjay with his tie.

    This is riduculous if true. So I don't blow up my neighborhood I'm going to wait for official word on this. You can't name the Droid HD and pack a qHD in it. Thats nonsense plain and simple...
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    08-18-2011 09:48 PM
  3. GBH2's Avatar
    Come on now...seriously?

    Husker you better tell me different or I will drive to Motorola HQ's and strangle Sanjay with his tie.

    This is riduculous if true. So I don't blow up my neighborhood I'm going to wait for official word on this. You can't name the Droid HD and pack a qHD in it. Thats nonsense plain and simple...
    I saw the post over on DF and I found the guy to be believable about having the phone - but it also wouldn't surprise me if VZW wanted to try to get some bad info out there to downplay the Droid HD so they can actually sell some Bionics.

    I agree that I find it very hard to believe that a phone called Droid HD wouldn't meet minimum specs for HD(AKA 720p).
    08-18-2011 10:42 PM
  4. huskerkate's Avatar
    Come on now...seriously?

    Husker you better tell me different or I will drive to Motorola HQ's and strangle Sanjay with his tie.

    This is riduculous if true. So I don't blow up my neighborhood I'm going to wait for official word on this. You can't name the Droid HD and pack a qHD in it. Thats nonsense plain and simple...
    CK, you've known me long enuf to know that I just regurgitate, and have no independent knowledge of my own... I wish it weren't true, and I sincerely hope it isn't. This would basically mean it is just a thinner Bionic, without even incremental upgrades.

    When you've got the tie nice and tight, knee Sanjay in the groin for me.
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    08-18-2011 11:06 PM
  5. the one and only M's Avatar
    Its clear in the pics that this thing has capacitive hardware buttons.

    If the HD is similarly speced to the bionic, then why even bother releasing it? Makes no sense.
    08-18-2011 11:07 PM
  6. huskerkate's Avatar
    Maybe the HD stands for Haha Dumbarses - we gotcha!
    08-18-2011 11:15 PM
  7. SSHGuru's Avatar
    +100 - LOL. It might have a better screen with less functionality and memory because they can't fit it in.

    Getting the Bionic.



    Maybe the HD stands for Haha Dumbarses - we gotcha!
    08-19-2011 01:40 PM
  8. harleyb16's Avatar
    That's a load. there's two possibilities.
    it IS a 4.5 lte device
    its a 4.3 3g device

    there's no way in hell they would release another droid device with identical specs to a bionic, a phone that's still not out.
    08-20-2011 12:54 AM
  9. huskerkate's Avatar
    over at HoFo, a guy named Susurro posted this, and FAUguy said he's someone that should be taken seriously, cuz he knows what he's talking about, "hint, hint":

    It does have LTE, it is not a next gen LTE chip though (those aren't available in a phone until 2H12). Just saw that post by bmx and he is mistaken. The second gen LTE chipsets are a ways off. They will allow some very nice phones, but not this year.

    It is not a brother to Photon (different chipsets entirely). Can't believe their source knew the name Spyder but thought Photon and HD were related.

    Dinara is higher end? Well it will come out months later so that is a easy assumption.
    And that article is wrong, Dinara is 100% not being tested on Verizon. It is an AT&T phone (and isn't actually being tested anywhere right now).

    It is a flagship device, actually the Flagship device when it releases (don't ask, I won't say release dates).

    so, Moto appears to be targeting the HD as THE Flagship device for vzw. from what i'm gathering from others posting around in different threads and forums, while the screen isn't true 1280x720 hd, it is something better than pentile qHD - maybe "qHD+"???

    i have already run the gamut of emotions on this device - excited, disappointed, confused, etc. but, it looks like it will be dual core LTE, an improved screen, and much thinner. i guess i'm throwing it back into the mix of top phones to watch, and we'll see how it plays out!
    08-20-2011 11:59 AM
  10. Castor Troy's Avatar
    CK, you've known me long enuf to know that I just regurgitate, and have no independent knowledge of my own... I wish it weren't true, and I sincerely hope it isn't. This would basically mean it is just a thinner Bionic, without even incremental upgrades.

    When you've got the tie nice and tight, knee Sanjay in the groin for me.
    If Sussuro (whatever his name is) at HoFo is legit, Fauguy seems to be hinting he could be, then the HD is flagship and a nice step up from the Bionic/Photon/Atrix. It is in fact LTE and not 2nd Gen chip.

    I'm sure you are aware of the D3's GPS issue, let this be a warning to those that are buying the Bionic.

    Sent from my Droid
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    08-20-2011 12:06 PM
  11. Jasper's Avatar
    *scratches head* How can it not be so darn thin??? Does that give a glimmer of hope for a LTE GSII? So many questions...
    08-20-2011 12:28 PM
  12. huskerkate's Avatar
    *scratches head* How can it not be so darn thin??? Does that give a glimmer of hope for a LTE GSII? So many questions...
    i saw some people discussing this, and i think it was over at HoFo. as i understand it, the battery has a lot more surface area, and extends virtually the length of the phone (as can be seen in the leaked pics). but, it's thinner than the usual batteries, which allows for the other hardware to be spread out thruout the phone, underneath the battery. this, in turn, allows the device to be thinner.

    at least, that's my take on it...fwiw
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    08-20-2011 12:46 PM
  13. Jasper's Avatar
    That's logical, also makes sense why BMX said the battery life isn't there yet. I presume even with a "larger" skinny battery that it really isn't all that big as far as mAh goes. But then why did BMX hint that it was a next Gen LTE if it's not...
    My guess is it will be a X-mas phone, possibly not that different than the Bionic, slimmer design, different screen, maybe 1.2ghz dual core. Just different enough to market and sell the crap out of it, but maybe not different enough to keep me from pre-ordering the Bionic. My OG droid needs put to rest.
    08-20-2011 08:02 PM
  14. Friend-O's Avatar
    over at HoFo, a guy named Susurro posted this, and FAUguy said he's someone that should be taken seriously, cuz he knows what he's talking about, "hint, hint":

    "It does have LTE, it is not a next gen LTE chip though (those aren't available in a phone until 2H12). Just saw that post by bmx and he is mistaken. The second gen LTE chipsets are a ways off. They will allow some very nice phones, but not this year.

    It is not a brother to Photon (different chipsets entirely). Can't believe their source knew the name Spyder but thought Photon and HD were related.

    Dinara is higher end? Well it will come out months later so that is a easy assumption.
    And that article is wrong, Dinara is 100% not being tested on Verizon. It is an AT&T phone (and isn't actually being tested anywhere right now).

    It is a flagship device, actually the Flagship device when it releases (don't ask, I won't say release dates)."



    so, Moto appears to be targeting the HD as THE Flagship device for vzw. from what i'm gathering from others posting around in different threads and forums, while the screen isn't true 1280x720 hd, it is something better than pentile qHD - maybe "qHD+"???

    i have already run the gamut of emotions on this device - excited, disappointed, confused, etc. but, it looks like it will be dual core LTE, an improved screen, and much thinner. i guess i'm throwing it back into the mix of top phones to watch, and we'll see how it plays out!
    If Sussuro (whatever his name is) at HoFo is legit, Fauguy seems to be hinting he could be, then the HD is flagship and a nice step up from the Bionic/Photon/Atrix. It is in fact LTE and not 2nd Gen chip.

    I'm sure you are aware of the D3's GPS issue, let this be a warning to those that are buying the Bionic.

    Sent from my Droid
    Hmmm...that's not how I took it. I thought he was referring to the Dinara as the flagship device. Guess I could be wrong though (or right, lol).
    08-20-2011 09:07 PM
  15. Castor Troy's Avatar
    Hmmm...that's not how I took it. I thought he was referring to the Dinara as the flagship device. Guess I could be wrong though (or right, lol).
    Lol...ok good I'm glad you took it that way because I thought the same thing but reread it and figured he was talking about the HD. So who the hell knows hahahahaha...whatever right? Its going to be a new device, that's all we need to know lol

    Sent from my Droid
    08-20-2011 11:12 PM
  16. Castor Troy's Avatar
    I do wonder if it will be Vanilla. There was some chatter that the Targa was going to be, so I now wonder if the HD will step into those shoes.

    I'm just going to throw some speculation out for poops and laughs. They release the HD as a vanilla handset and leave it unencrypted. They did say they would have an option for developers. So there it is. The HD, vanilla and "unlocked"

    Sent from my Droid
    08-20-2011 11:19 PM
  17. GBH2's Avatar
    I do wonder if it will be Vanilla. There was some chatter that the Targa was going to be, so I now wonder if the HD will step into those shoes.

    I'm just going to throw some speculation out for poops and laughs. They release the HD as a vanilla handset and leave it unencrypted. They did say they would have an option for developers. So there it is. The HD, vanilla and "unlocked"

    Sent from my Droid
    Anything is possible - I remember the "chatter" about a vanilla phone, possibly the Targa, prior to Targa becoming Bionic. I don't think it is crazy speculation - the Droid HD seems to be a phone to target the GS2.

    For what it's worth - wnrussell on Hofo says the Droid HD will be worth the wait (..although, IIRC he said that about the Bionic, LOL)

    My OG Droid still works good enough, for now, I actually like the Bionic(I had planned on buying it day 1), but there is no reason for me to be in a rush. I might have to take a little time off from the forums for a few weeks and let everything settle out a bit - before I go Nuts, lol.
    08-21-2011 12:00 AM
  18. the one and only M's Avatar
    I do wonder if it will be Vanilla. There was some chatter that the Targa was going to be, so I now wonder if the HD will step into those shoes.

    I'm just going to throw some speculation out for poops and laughs. They release the HD as a vanilla handset and leave it unencrypted. They did say they would have an option for developers. So there it is. The HD, vanilla and "unlocked"

    Sent from my Droid
    In the pic of the hd with the screen on the status bar looked very blur-ish to me. I'm guessing if they're testing it with blur, it'll release with blur.
    08-21-2011 12:07 AM
  19. Castor Troy's Avatar
    Anything is possible - I remember the "chatter" about a vanilla phone, possibly the Targa, prior to Targa becoming Bionic. I don't think it is crazy speculation - the Droid HD seems to be a phone to target the GS2.

    For what it's worth - wnrussell on Hofo says the Droid HD will be worth the wait (..although, IIRC he said that about the Bionic, LOL)

    My OG Droid still works good enough, for now, I actually like the Bionic(I had planned on buying it day 1), but there is no reason for me to be in a rush. I might have to take a little time off from the forums for a few weeks and let everything settle out a bit - before I go Nuts, lol.
    Wnrussell just said nobody is excited about the Bionic. Ouch. That means Moto doesn't have high hopes for it.

    I say you'd be smart to take some time off but you know you won't be able to

    Are you getting the Bionic or are you waiting a bit to see how everything plays out?

    Sent from my Droid
    08-21-2011 12:22 AM
  20. GBH2's Avatar
    Wnrussell just said nobody is excited about the Bionic. Ouch. That means Moto doesn't have high hopes for it.

    I say you'd be smart to take some time off but you know you won't be able to

    Are you getting the Bionic or are you waiting a bit to see how everything plays out?

    Sent from my Droid
    Ha Ha, yeah, it's nearly impossible to stay away for long.

    I am leaning toward waiting for more info on the Droid HD, I like the look of it, but I want to see how it stacks up against the Bionic. I wouldn't bother waiting for a phone just for a couple of MPixels for the camera or .2 GHz on the processor, and I am definitely a fan of Motorola build quality and reception, and TI's OMAP SoCs - The Droid HD looks like it might shape up into something special(Hey, it has to be either a better phone than Bionic or a lower tier phone or setup to appeal to a different customer than Bionic - who knows???)

    Honestly, I plan on seeing what info(believable info) is out there on the HD when the Bionic drops - if it looks like it is worth waiting for, I will wait for it, unless my Droid dies, lol.
    08-21-2011 12:56 AM
  21. Castor Troy's Avatar
    I'm following the HD as well. I want to see where this goes. Looks interesting and I would think it will be a nice little step up from the Bionic. I'm really really REALLY hoping they go in a different direction with the HD. As in no WebTop.

    Sent from my Droid
    08-21-2011 01:03 AM
  22. Friend-O's Avatar
    For what it's worth - wnrussell on Hofo says the Droid HD will be worth the wait
    Wnrussell just said nobody is excited about the Bionic.
    I saw that! I was pretty shocked actually. Here's his exact post:

    Amen. My friend moved to Sammy. Nobody is excited about Bionic. HD will be worth the wait.
    08-21-2011 08:50 AM
  23. csschrot's Avatar
    While the Droid HD may be worth the wait the real question is how long of a wait. Sad to say that in my case my phone is almost useless. The bionic is the best now or shortly. If they are talking that the HD will only be a month behind maybe. I think as others have stated it will be a Christmas phone. That is just to long to wait.

    I love tech just wish I could afford to upgrade every 6 months instead of 18-24 months. Such is life. :-)
    08-21-2011 09:52 AM
  24. Jasper's Avatar
    I agree, how long of a wait and what are the specs?? We should know that information about 2 months after the Bionic is released...
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    08-21-2011 10:15 AM
  25. Castor Troy's Avatar
    I agree, how long of a wait and what are the specs?? We should know that information about 2 months after the Bionic is released...
    Shortly after the launch of the Bionic you should hear something.

    Sent from my Droid
    08-21-2011 11:38 AM
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