I'm not really looking for an answer to that question, just pondering! I purchased the Bionic November 2011 and within in the past few weeks I am having hardware problems (along with 4G connectivity). I am very easy on the phone and it is handled with care.The microphone went out and I received my "like new" replacement that came with a long scratch on the screen and the speaker (ear) made an annoying buzzing sound that would not stop!
So, my second "like new" replacement arrived a few days later and...tada...it will not power up! And no it is not just me...the same problem happened at the Verizon store. I will receive my 3rd "like new' replacement within a 2 week span. I am so tired of having to reinstall apps, accounts and the list goes on.
Anyone else having problems?
Despite the lack of love Verizon gives to the Bionic owners, I continue to love my Bionic (when it works)! And hope that I actually receive a "like new" replacement tomorrow. (And I must say that the customer service/tech support on the telephone have been wonderful)
Is my luck really that bad or is the Bionic nearing its last days? We shall see!
I was wondering how long the actual device is made to last...the battery life for me has been about 4 hours for me. My last Droid lasted about a a year and half before the hardware started failing. Years ago phones lasted several years before falling apart. I'm just curious to see if I am the only one with problems or is the Bionic known to have issues. But after receiving all of the replacement phones that are inoperable I'm beginning to think the Bionic is a dyeing breed.
Thanks for the suggestion...I had not thought about contacting Motorola directly. I did receive the 3rd replacement phone and it too is inoperable. The folks in the store had no idea how to get it do anything. All they can do is send me another replacement phone.