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Verizon iPhone or Wait for Motorola Droid Bionic 4G?

Well as the whole world now knows, the long awaited Verizon iPhone is finally coming to play nice on the Big Red network andas reported will become available as of the 10th of next month and command a price tag of some 200 bucks as reported (here).

No doubt the Verizon iPhone 4 CDMA version will be a huge success although the Verizon iPhone doesn’t actually play nice on Verizon’s 4G LTE network and is thus confined to their 3G waves which is a tad disappointing, but does mean at some stage the Big Red will require a 4G LTE enabled CDMA iPhone, so perhaps later in the year when Apple pushes out the iPhone 5.

However the CDMA iPhone isn’t the only new smartphone coming to Verizon as they still have their Android lineup which will offer competition to the Verizon iPhone. One such new Android handset due to hit Verizon is of course the Motorola Droid Bionic 4G, a 1GHz dual-core Android 2.2 Froyo handset that can play nice on Verizon’s 4G LTE network according to Nexus404.

Although the iconic iPhone is finally coming to Verizon can the iOS device actually compete against new smartphones that are enabled to use the much faster 4G networks?

Although the Verizon iPhone will cost you $200 the price of the Motorola Droid Bionic 4G hasn’t been revealed yet, but I guess it depends on whether you wish to be one of the iPhone faithful and grab the Verizon iPhone on 3G or be one of the Android faithful and grab the Droid Bionic 4G on LTE.

So the big question here is will you purchase the new Verizon iPhone or opt to wait for the arrival of the Motorola Droid Bionic 4G?

What we do have for your viewing pleasure though is a video of the Verizon iPhone hands-on courtesy of CNETTV which you can check out by skiping on down and hitting the play button…enjoy.

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43 thoughts on “Verizon iPhone or Wait for Motorola Droid Bionic 4G?”

  1. shellie says:

    The Iphone is behind the curve, I’m sticking with Android. I love the widgets and the ability to change things like the music player, messaging, calender, ect, if stock isn’t what I want.

    1. @camokatu says:

      Same here. In fact I was already getting ready to settle for Droid X on Verizon as it seemed as the most advanced Android offering yet…until Atrix was revealed. I think I am just going to get Atrix on AT&T once my contract for iPhone is up.
      On a slightly different note I can't believe how Motorola turned around with its Android implementation. I remember when it was laughing stock of mobile phone providers and everyone was getting ready for it to die. And now…bravo!

      1. Tori says:

        Get the Droid Bionic on Verizon!! Its the same thing practically but you get Verizons great network 🙂

  2. Stan says:

    Wiil someone that has the IPhone on the AT&T network be able to bring that phone over to Verizon and have it work??

    1. @camokatu says:

      Of course not – two different network protocols: GSM vs CDMA. If this was possible then iPhones would be on Verizon just like unlocked ones on T-Mobile.

    2. Pip says:

      no. The AT&T iPhone is GSM based, and the Verizon iPhone is reporting that it is CDMA only, no dual-radio CDMA/GSM, which is very dissapointing as it will not be a world phone and work in Europe, etc…
      I will be waiting for a CDMA 4G/GSM android "world" phone – which i thought the HTC Merge was to be, but there hasnt been any Merge news in some time.. 🙁

    3. Tony says:

      No. The AT&T iPhone will NOT NOT NOT work on the Verizon Network …. Different guts on the inside of the phone itself

    4. Ganesh says:

      No. ATT and Verizon use different technologies. So, you would need to buy another phone on Verizon

    5. THEJUICEMAN says:

      No. iPhone on Verizon uses a different cellular radio than the iPhone on At&t does. This is hardware and there is no way to make this work.

    6. Peter says:

      No. Verizon uses CDMA technology (No SIM) and AT&T uses GSM technology (SIM card- all your contacts, etc. are stored on the SIM card). Existing iPhone 4's will be incompatible with Verizon's CDMA network

    7. Moss says:

      Not 100% sure what you mean by that but if you simply wanted to swap network you would:

      Back-up iPhone on AT&T with iTunes
      Cancel your AT&T contract, paying the early termination fee
      Set up a new contract with Verizon to get the Verizon iPhone
      Restore that iPhone from back-up

  3. James says:

    No, Stan. But smart AT&T iPhone lovers will probably fork out a couple hundred bucks to ditch the headaches and bad service.

    1. Jay says:

      I'm living proof. So sick of the bad service from ATT so I'm switching over to Verizon. Does anyone know if this new Driod is a world phone?

  4. doug says:

    i will most likly wait for the droid bionic i phone 4 or i phones in general are out classed and are becomming a dinosaur in the phone industry that just refuses to die off

  5. Mike says:

    hmmmm, i was thinking HTC's new VZ phone……is the Bionic supposed to be best now? I don't think i want iphone. I've done well without it, and i, like shellie above, like playing with the options, i'm not going to root any phone any time soon but the functions of android and the personality it lets you be with your phone is unlike the boxed in iphone. They do it well at apple, i'll give 'em props, their laptops rule, but i like customizing my phone too much.

  6. Android user says:

    I currently have the original Motorola Droid and I'm up for an upgrade. I'm going to get the bionic since I'm used to the Android UI and I like Motorola phones.

  7. Jeremy says:

    Stan u will not be able to do that sadly but what i would do in ur cuase is sell the on ebay or something like that and buy it with a new contract from verizon there worth then you would think you may only spend like 100 bucks in the long run.

  8. Dabil says:

    Not sure what I will get yet once my Droid contract runs out, but will for sure be a droid! I must have widgets! Let the sheep have their iPhones. I prefer something more customizable.

  9. DoubleJ says:

    how is the iPhone a "dinosaur" if it's still the standard by which smartphones are judged? You don't hear a lot of companies marketing their phones as the "Android-killer"…don't get me wrong, I like the Android OS, but I also like the quality of the apps better on the iPhone as well as the overall fluidity

  10. JayB says:

    What is everyone's opinion on the Iphone 5 coming out? Which do you guys believe would be better? Iphone 5 or droid bionic?

  11. James says:

    isn't it true that you cannot talk on the Iphone while searching online with the Verizon's Iphone?

  12. Rebecca says:

    As a Droid X user, I like the android abiities and apps..Never have had an opportunity to play with iphone, but my guess is it's a personal preference.
    My question, Verizon doesn't expect to have full 4G coverage until 2013, if I purchase the Bionic will I be able to use it on the 3G network?

    1. Taino says:

      Just came home from the Verizon Store. You will be able to use any 4G phone on the 3G network.

  13. myra says:

    Yes rebecca, all the 4g phones carried by Verizon wireless as far as I know are backwards compatible meaning they will work in 3g areas just as they do now.