Advertisements yeah, full price for a phone sucks (unless you're getting a nexus). I switched to sprint for unlimited everything a while ago, and never looked back. I've not had any issues with sprint (although i know some have). And i keep the standard 1.5 year upgrade cycle, with extending contract (never had an issue with being on-contract). newer phones do support hdmi out with slimport or MHL. I'm not a dock guy, either. I just need a charging cable. Is all the bionic stuff mini-usb? or is it proprietary to just that phone?