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1Why iPhone 5 And Motorola Droid Bionic Will Be the Market’s Best Fight

The 4G BattleThe Motorola Droid Bionic connects to data networks via 4G LTE. That’s an important component in all of this. The high-speed connection is very much the future, and speculation abounds that Apple’s iPhone will come with 4G, as well. If that’s the case, expect both devices to battle it out for total dominance.

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Verizon’s CompetitionIt would be one thing if the Droid Bionic was on Verizon’s store shelves and the iPhone 5 was only available to AT&T customers, but that’s not the case. Quite the contrary, the iPhone 5 will be made available to Verizon customers, as well, which means the products will be head to head in the carrier’s stores. It’s an even fight between the iPhone 5 and Droid Bionic.

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The Display RaceThe Droid Bionic comes with a 4.3-inch qHD screen. The iPhone 5, on the other hand, is expected to come with a Retina Display, and may or may not have the iPhone 4’s 3.5-inch display or a bigger, edge-to-edge option measuring 4.3 inches. In either case, it might be tough for either device to win out in the screen department. Retina Displays offer higher quality than qHD, but at 4.3 inches, the Droid Bionic’s display is setting a benchmark in the space.

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Pricing Is SimilarOne area where Motorola might have dropped the ball a bit is with the Droid Bionic’s price. With a two-year contract, customers will need to pay $299 to get the Droid Bionic. The iPhone 5, however, will likely start at $199, like its predecessor. That said, the Droid Bionic comes with 16GB of onboard storage an additional 16GB microSD card. The iPhone 4 with 32GB also costs $299. So, while pricing is similar in terms of storage, consumers will need to decide which device offers the best value.

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Best Vs. BestThe nice thing about the iPhone 5 and the Droid Bionic’s battle is that they’re both the best in their respective areas. The iPhone 5, if and when it launches, will deliver the best experience for Apple buyers. And the Droid Bionic is so far, the top Android choice. Once the iPhone 5 launches, the best of the best in both sectors will be facing off. And it should be fun to watch.

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A Battle of the Operating SystemsAs mentioned, the Droid Bionic comes with the latest and greatest version of Android, 2.3.4 Gingerbread. The iPhone 5, on the other hand, will have iOS 5 installed — the best version yet of that operating system. Considering the best hardware is running the best software in both cases, it should make for an exciting battle between the devices.

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It’s A Consumer Vs. Consumer PlayQuite often, folks in the marketplace like to talk about the battle between the iPhone and BlackBerry devices. However, those two products are going after different crowds — the BlackBerry targets the enterprise, while the iPhone goes after consumers. So, it’s not necessarily an apt comparison. But the Droid Bionic, like the iPhone 5, is targeting consumers. And that is vastly important when thinking about the battle between those products.

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It Could Be the Next Lawsuit FocusApple has been taking aim in patent-infringement lawsuits, at what it ostensibly believes, is its biggest competitor in the mobile space: Samsung. The companies are waging battle over smartphones and tablets, due mainly to their similarities. Will the Droid Bionic be next on Apple’s hit list? Some say no, since Motorola Mobility has over 17,000 patents at its disposal and Google is acquiring it. But who knows what the future holds?

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Should the iPhone 5 Have A MicroSD Card?The Droid Bionic’s inclusion of a microSD card might make some wonder if Apple should follow suit and offer a microSD port to its iPhone 5. Over the years, Apple has balked at such a move, deciding instead to stick with its standard storage. But as capacity needs grow, Motorola’s decision to expand the Droid Bionic’s storage might be prove to be a good idea.

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AppsApplications are vastly important in today’s marketplace. Not only do they extend the experience of using devices, but they also keep customers coming back to certain devices. In the apps marketplace right now, there is an arms race going on between Apple’s App Store and the Android Market. And it just so happens that the Droid Bionic connects to the Android Market and the iPhone 5 uses the App Store.