07-26-2011 09:13 AM
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  1. Asterdroid's Avatar
    I've been waiting since last August (which I think was also when CK was eligible to upgrade). So, it's been almost a year for me. My BlackBerry is working fine (although I limit what I do with it). It really comes down to how much patience I have. A few months back, I set a deadline of August 1 for me and whatever was the best thing out at the time, I'd get. With how things have evolved regarding the Bionic and GSII, my deadline has been pushed back. But, my patience runs thinner each and every day. If the GSII is pushed back into something like October, I think I'll probably end up getting the Bionic. If they're closer in timeframe, like hopefully August at the lastest, then GSII here I come!
    My situation is a bit different. I'm actually perfectly happy with my phone (AMOLED DInc), especially since I put CM7 on it. My girlfriend's Eris is VERY close to death, though, and she gets my DInc when I upgrage. I'm actually scared that I might have to get something before the Bionic or SGS2 come out if it finally craps out.

    I definitely prefer the SGS2, so I'm very concerned about LTE pushing the release date back too far.
    06-24-2011 09:42 AM
  2. DolfanCole's Avatar
    My situation is a bit different. I'm actually perfectly happy with my phone (AMOLED DInc), especially since I put CM7 on it. My girlfriend's Eris is VERY close to death, though, and she gets my DInc when I upgrage. I'm actually scared that I might have to get something before the Bionic or SGS2 come out if it finally craps out.

    I definitely prefer the SGS2, so I'm very concerned about LTE pushing the release date back too far.
    I might have a "gently used" BlackBerry Tour for sale.
    06-24-2011 09:50 AM
  3. BigDFSU's Avatar
    I'm also in a similar situation, although I'm beating you by a month. Been able to upgrade since last July. Patience is definitely playing a factor. I used to love the Bionic, but certain factors turned me off. What finally flipped me to really wanting the GS2 was the vids of how well it works. That phone just functions so smoothly. Maybe the Bionic will do the same, but since so little has been revealed nobody can say, which is just one more reason I started looking around.

    Hopefully some news will leak in the next few weeks. I want to remain patient for this phone, especially if it has LTE(extra battery will be a must, but I can live with that), but I can see myself switching back to Bionic if the GS2 gets delayed until October or later and I get really upset with my Storm after the Bionic is released.
    06-24-2011 09:55 AM
  4. Asterdroid's Avatar
    I might have a "gently used" BlackBerry Tour for sale.
    Gently used, eh? Are you a car salesman? Is it "certified pre-owned", too?
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    06-24-2011 09:56 AM
  5. BigDFSU's Avatar
    Gently used, eh? Are you a car salesman? Is it "certified pre-owned", too?
    Ask for the Phone Fax
    06-24-2011 10:19 AM
  6. gregba's Avatar
    CK- where are you hearing this from? I actually do not want it to be a 4g, because with my understanding, when it is available and I upgrade to it, I will go to tiered data due to going from a 3g contract to a 4g one.

    If it is 4g, I think I might have to settle for the Droid3
    06-24-2011 10:30 AM
  7. DolfanCole's Avatar
    CK- where are you hearing this from? I actually do not want it to be a 4g, because with my understanding, when it is available and I upgrade to it, I will go to tiered data due to going from a 3g contract to a 4g one.

    If it is 4g, I think I might have to settle for the Droid3
    It's my understanding that there's no distinction from 3G to 4G for existing customers with a data plan. So you should be able to upgrade without going to tiered data.
    06-24-2011 10:58 AM
  8. testt's Avatar
    It's my understanding that there's no distinction from 3G to 4G for existing customers with a data plan. So you should be able to upgrade without going to tiered data.
    No, Verizon constitutes going from 3G to 4G as changing plans. I'm amazed how everyone got to the conclusion 3G and 4G is the same plan, when no where is it stated, but Verizon directly states you can only keep unlimited and pricing on your current plan.

    I feel so strongly about this that I'm probably going to pick up a Charge to lock into 4G.
    06-24-2011 11:25 AM
  9. Asterdroid's Avatar
    Oh god not again. Can we keep this to the one thread in the Bionic forum please?
    06-24-2011 11:34 AM
  10. Friend-O's Avatar
    I hope you're right about the LTE, CK. Like I've said from the beginning, if the GSII is LTE, it's a no-brainer for me. No contest. Bye Bionic. Having said that, If the Bionic comes out in July and the GSII isn't expected until November or something, then I will prob use my upgrade on the Bionic and just sell it for more than I paid to help fund a full-retail GSII.
    06-24-2011 11:35 AM
  11. Castor Troy's Avatar
    Oh god not again. Can we keep this to the one thread in the Bionic forum please?
    Lol yes agree. Lets leaved tiered nonsense off the thread. Lets go round and round about other things hahahaha

    Sent from my Droid
    06-24-2011 11:44 AM
  12. Cvballa3g0's Avatar
    Use Google Reader, combines the newsfeeds of the sites you check often. Check one place, move on with life. There is even an Android App.
    I love you.
    06-24-2011 01:07 PM
  13. gregba's Avatar
    possibly, well, dumb question very likey, but......If this is 4g and I dont want a 4g contract, is it even possible to just sign up for a new 2 year 3g contract and not have the phone use 4g?
    06-24-2011 01:36 PM
  14. BigDFSU's Avatar
    possibly, well, dumb question very likey, but......If this is 4g and I dont want a 4g contract, is it even possible to just sign up for a new 2 year 3g contract and not have the phone use 4g?
    There is no difference in the data plan so no it is not possible. Agree with CK about keeping the discussion on this phone. Plenty of threads in the Bionic area covering the discussion on whether going from 3G to 4G will cause you to lose unlimited data.
    06-24-2011 01:54 PM
  15. Asterdroid's Avatar
    There is no difference in the data plan so no it is not possible. Agree with CK about keeping the discussion on this phone. Plenty of threads in the Bionic area covering the discussion on whether going from 3G to 4G will cause you to lose unlimited data.
    But is there a difference between a 3G plan and a 4G plan?
    06-24-2011 02:10 PM
  16. Castor Troy's Avatar
    But is there a difference between a 3G plan and a 4G plan?
    Yes one has a the # 3 in it and the other has the #4 in it. The other difference is one is typically a lot faster than the other. In this case 4G is faster.

    Sent from my Droid
    06-24-2011 03:10 PM
  17. Drosul's Avatar
    CK, I hope you aren't just pulling an OXN here , but fantastic news nonetheless, and it does make perfect sense, given the lack of other info/news/potential release info. Thank you for the info.

    In retrospect, it also makes sense why this isn't just coming to all the carriers as the "GSII". One of the big design goals of the GSII was to make it the thinnest/lightest phone on the block. The VZW version already likely needs to be thicker to accommodate the LTE MODEM, and probably also needs a battery upgrade given how fast the LTE modems suck down power, which also adds weight. It could end up looking/feeling much different in your hand, compared to the international model.

    For me, that would be a good thing, as the first thing I'd likely do is slap the biggest battery/SD card I could in the thing, and give it a little heft (my daily usage involves at least 2 hours of the screen being constantly "ON" watching movies/etc during my trainride/commute, big battery ftw)
    06-24-2011 04:57 PM
  18. Castor Troy's Avatar
    CK, I hope you aren't just pulling an OXN here
    That was classless and wrong. I would never do that to you guys.
    06-24-2011 05:34 PM
  19. testt's Avatar
    I'm about the plunge on the Charge? Is there any chance of the GS2 releasing in July, within my return period if I wait?
    06-24-2011 06:36 PM
  20. Castor Troy's Avatar
    I'm about the plunge on the Charge? Is there any chance of the GS2 releasing in July,?
    This is the million dollar question. The release has been kept under wraps like a black project.
    06-24-2011 07:22 PM
  21. kruizin's Avatar
    I'm about the plunge on the Charge? Is there any chance of the GS2 releasing in July, within my return period if I wait?
    Take this for whatever it's worth. Personally I've never heard of the site but it's at least more wishful thinking!

    http://www.planetinsane.com/verizon-...-july/2619049/
    06-25-2011 12:36 AM
  22. Castor Troy's Avatar
    Well gentlemen some REALLY good news. If you recall I heard the Within (Sprints GS2) would be 4G along with VZW? Well thisismynext is reporting they heard it as well BUT this has to do with the Within only. So this is looking pretty good so far. Perhaps the info I recieved was good? Well, when the second part of that equation, the Function, is rumored LTE then we will know we have a winner,. So far though it's shaping up to be solid info.

    Here's a piece of the article:

    If QWERTY isn’t your thing, though, we’re also hearing about a “full touch 4G” device from Samsung. No details on this one, but considering the persistent (and very believable) rumors that Sprint’s gearing up to launch the S II as the Galaxy Within, I’d imagine that’s exactly what this is.

    Here is the full article:

    Exclusive: Sprint’s Q3 roadmap includes Epic 2, Samsung ‘full touch 4G’ device, BlackBerry Bold Touch, and more | This is my next...

    Who's excited?
    06-25-2011 12:51 AM
  23. pc747's Avatar
    I'm about the plunge on the Charge? Is there any chance of the GS2 releasing in July, within my return period if I wait?
    At this point you might as well wait. Why jump into a 2 year deal for the charge when you know the function is around the corner.
    06-25-2011 01:34 AM
  24. Asterdroid's Avatar
    CK, I'm not exactly sure why this is good news. Am I missing something?
    06-25-2011 07:26 AM
  25. DolfanCole's Avatar
    CK, I'm not exactly sure why this is good news. Am I missing something?
    I look at it as good news if it does have LTE. But that's mainly if you have control over when it uses it such as to have more control over the battery. If you don't want LTE, just turn it off. But, if you want/need it, turn it on and go and enjoy the much faster speeds. The biggest thing is having the choice. So, for those that wished it came without LTE because of all of the issues with this first wave of devices and the network, just turn it off and go 3G -- the same as if it didn't come with LTE, but the added choice of using it if you want to. At least that's my take.
    06-25-2011 08:06 AM
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