Droid Bionic on Verizon Competition: AT&T LTE Smartphones?

We’ve been bringing you news on the Motorola Droid Bionic for some time now, which was due to be released on Verizon but has been delayed. Now we’re wondering if the Droid Bionic will not only have more competition from other Verizon 4G LTE phones, but also new smartphones for AT&T’s LTE network.

The well-documented delay for the Droid Bionic could mean that the impressive specs that we first saw for the handset might not be so impressive by the time we see a release, although Motorola says it is making improvements to the smartphone before launch. Now an article over on Gizmo Crunch by Christopher Hudson has made us think about the extra competition that the Bionic may have to face.

It points to the recent news that we also reported on earlier today with regard to AT&T LTE speeds. We told how the AT&T LTE network is rumored to be launching in June, and how recent speed tests on it’s upcoming LTE network had shown very surprising results with significantly higher speeds than that of Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Many people may have assumed that given Verizon’s reputation as a carrier, its speeds may have been better but the tests seemed to disprove this. That’s made us think then, that if indeed AT&T’s LTE network kicks off in June, even if only in a couple of regions at first, it will surely be introducing some new smartphones to show the network off.

An article on NewsFactor also reminds us of the recent delay for the Droid Charge on Verizon because of the rather embarrassing outage to its 4G LTE network. Therefore when the Droid Bionic finally makes its appearance it will have extra competition from not only other Verizon 4G phones, but possibly also new LTE smartphones for AT&T, who were no doubt rubbing their hands in delight at the Verizon outage and the damage this may cause to its competitors reputation.

What are your thoughts on this? Will you be sticking to the Verizon LTE network, or might you think of changing to AT&T when its LTE network comes to your region? We’d be interested to know so do send us your comments.

  • Guest

    Please… AT&T's 4G was tested at their HQ. I'm sure we'll see another AT&T commercial about speed. They will have 2 cities 4G compared to what 50 for Verizon? AT&T is the best snake oil salesmen in the business.

  • Annonymous

    Is the acronym LTE even applicable for AT&T's network?
    And I've seen Verizon Phones get bench marked at far higher speeds than the figures that Gizmocrunch used in their article.