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Jul 23, 2012, 12:20 PM

FINAL nail in the coffin...

Let me start by saying I was a huge fan of this phone (specs) when it was originally touted. I was one of the first at my local Costco to pick one up with the accessory bundle. I was totally geeked to pick it up. From day one it was a little glitchy... I thought, "Hey, it's no big deal... Look what this thing can do". After close to a year of living with the phone I've grown to dislike it...not hate. I've followed all the news on how the phone would receive OTA updates, blaa, blaa, blaa.... To no avail. Well recently the phone decided to not connect to 4G service no matter what. VZW said this could be cured with a new SIM card. I said ok, send me one. After receiving the new card, nothing changed. UGGGH!! Just so happen my earpiece speaker w...
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Nov 21, 2011, 11:35 PM

Problems With My Bionic -- Help!

I have my E-mails forwarded to my Bionic; however, I find that I do not get any notifications when my phone is asleep. Once I start to use the phone to make calls or answer a text, then a whole flood of E-mails comes in. My previous Droid -- the Droid X -- notified me whenever I got an e-mil, even if the phone was asleep. I tried a complete re-install, but the problem persists. I have my phone set to check for E-mails at the shortest interval possible (every 15 minutes), but my phone can be asleep for an hour and a half and I still won't get any e-mails until I waken my phone and check for E-mails, or make a call, or send a text.
I also find that sometimes when I get a text, I will continue to get a notice that I have a text even a...

Sep 9, 2011, 5:24 AM

Got my Bionic last night

So far,
I like it. I have no problem with the screen. I am keeping my fingers crossed about the battery.
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Nov 5, 2011, 8:32 PM


I accidentally deleted the Favorites Boxes. Is there a way to get them back?

Oct 25, 2011, 3:08 PM

I no longer want the Lemon Bionic, what are my options

I got this phone on the first day it came out, so its too late to just take it back. However, I think it is a lemon, I don't want to wait for a November fix that might come and that might work, and I am paying for services that are not functioning (i.e. data).

Do I have any option for getting rid of this awful phone?

If I break my contract and pay the $350, could I get a new contract? That might be cheaper than paying full price for the new phone.

Shame on Verizon and Motorola for putting out and selling this phone, and for advertising 4G data that does not work on this phone.

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Oct 9, 2011, 12:23 PM

live wallpapers

I've got the bionic and I'm using a pretty sweet looking android live wallpaper now. My phone has been running perfectly fine and smoothim just curious to see of anyone here has used live wallpaper and you're thoughts on it for the bionic...considering it has 1 gigabyte of ddr2 ram and the dual core 1 ghz processor. Thanks in advance for you're responses.

Sep 14, 2011, 11:46 PM

Touch Screen Resposiveness

I too have been waiting for the new Droid Bionic to launch for months and it's finally here. I go into the Verizon store to check it out and the touch screen still has the same issues as the Droid, Droid X, and Droid X2. That is the responsiveness. Very disappointing touch screen! There is a little test that anyone can do to test the responsiveness of the Bionic screen for smooth fluidity. On the Droid Bionic just go to any screen that allows you to scroll up and down and take one finger on your hand and slide it back and forth quickly up and down the scrolling screen in a repetitive motion about 10 times quickly. You will see that the screen will slightly freeze and get stuck at times when this is done. If you do this same test on an identi...
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Sep 14, 2011, 7:15 PM

Phone is Junk

The Bionic is just as bad as most phones Verizon sells. The back cover is so flimsy and the camera is garbage so after 3 days I am taking back and getting an Iphone. After so many months to work on this phone i'm really ticked off..
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Sep 9, 2011, 4:01 PM

Quality of Movie (MP4) or Netflix Playback???

Based on the different reviews I have seen from different websites, I'm hearing that the Picture and Video quality is grainy. How does this affect the User's Browser Experience?

Also, if you playback a movie (copied movie - MP4) or stream a movie from Netflix, how is the quality on your phone?

I was considering on buying this phone, but now I'm having my doubts. So your input will help with my decision.

I was also considering on waiting for the iPhone 5, but if they don't support the 4G LTE ... then Bionic may be my choice.
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Sep 20, 2011, 2:27 PM

Ethernet on the Bionic??

I have seen the option for Ethernet on the Droid Bionic and nobody knows what its all about. Its is disabled, but I still wanna know what the deals is. Motorola hasn't gotten back to me. Does anybody know what the deal is?

Sep 17, 2011, 8:26 AM

Wireless issues

I'm having issues with my Bionic and Wifi connections. When it's connected to my wifi it doesn't seem to talk over that connection at all and the only way to get it connected to the net is to turn off wifi and go to 3G. Anyone else having this issue or know of a fix for it?

Sep 16, 2011, 8:17 PM

You don't like the phone, stop whinig.

Do more research OF YOUR OWN before buying.....SIMPLE
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Sep 7, 2011, 10:10 AM

Anyone work for Verizon?

I have found conflicting information on the fact that this phone is allegedly a 'World Phone', meaning that it should have a GSM radio in it. Obviously, on PhoneScoop, it says that there isn't a GSM radio, but on phonearena, and the FCC's page (Bionic Manual) it says they have the 'World Phone' capabilities.

Anything from someone who actually knows?
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Sep 16, 2011, 3:06 PM

network not available download requires wifi on bionic

Surprised I am getting these mes I

sages and seldom did on drotd

Sep 15, 2011, 7:03 PM

Does the Bionic have an LED notification?

I'm still on the fence about upgrading or waiting on October/November releases. . .

Although I really like having an LED notification light to get a visual clue of messages, e-mails, texts, etc. Does the Bionic have an LED notification?

I don't think Samsung builds them into their phones.
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Sep 12, 2011, 12:14 AM

Pentile Display?

Really, Motorola? You couldn't figure out how to fit 540x960 REAL pixels into a 4.3" screen when Apple has been pressing 640x960 into a compact 3.5" package for almost a year and a half?

Give me a break... And I thought I wanted this phone.

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Sep 10, 2011, 11:35 PM

Where is the keyboard version?

Well, after looking on all the Droid's, I was expecting a nice, physical keyboard, like the Droid 3.

A physical keyboard is very important to me, as no virtual keyboard comes close to actual keys.

And that's besides that PCWorld are bashing the LCD on this new Bionic, which I hoped will be superior of all Motorola's.

Now I will need to wait again. So, Motorola, what's next??

Sep 10, 2011, 12:11 AM

WHat happened to GSM

I thought this was going to have GSM too! Si it's not a world phone any more.
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