Additional leaks show that September 8th is the launch date for the Motorola DROID BIONIC
As much as Motorola and Verizon are keeping things on the down low with this beauty, two new leaks provide more evidence that we’re nearing an eventual launch. First and foremost, we’re presented with a leaked document that visibly details September 8th as the launch date for the handset in “all channels.” Additionally, another one mentions that Costco will also be selling the LTE enabled smartphone on launch day as well, which seemingly confirms the information we received from our own tipster yesterday.
Now that September is officially here, we’re sure that it won’t be long before Motorola or Verizon comes out with an official announcement regarding the seemingly long time coming smartphone. Is this going to be one of the handsets you’ll consider picking up this fall?
source: Droid Life & Android Central via Unwired View
1. bionic (unregistered)
I can't wait for next Thursday .... and I also got confirmation from avow rep that it will come out on the 8th and that it will be $249
3. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 315; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)
Wow 249? Really? If that's true, ill be getting a dock for it too. I REALLY wanted a SGS2 but Verizon's supposedly getting the almighty Nexus Prime which unfortunately i cant wait it out for. My Droid X has served me well tho. Lol
6. motown (unregistered)
How will you be eligible for $249 price if you have a droid X? Didn't the droid x get released just over a year ago?
14. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
I too have the Droid X and bought it launch day last July. I have been up for an upgrade since June 3rd of this year, I update my phone every 11 months on a two year contract for like the last 4 years with the exception of this year, because I'm waiting for something really impressive.
12. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i'm going to Costco to get mine. $300 for the car dock, the multimedia dock and a spare battery and charger. the accessories alone is half of that.
8. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)
he lied... pricing is not yet available for the Bionic. That was more than likely a gestimate you took to heart.
13. TU_Buckeye29 (Posts: 8; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
The rep was wrong, I'm afraid. Listen up, Droid Bionic enthusiasts: 30min ago I went to a new VZW store in my area that I hadn't been to before; just wanted to confirm that they'd receive the phone on the 8th & check what time they opened. You can place pre-orders in the stores NOW (apparently stores have been taking pre-orders for at least the past few days). The phone is priced at $299.99. If you pre-order, you pay the $299.99 up front; if you're due an upgrade discount, it'll be refunded to you on the day you pick up the phone (minus applicable sales tax).
BTW I had a chance to play with a Bionic, too. Not too shabby. Yeah the design is basic/plain as heck. But it's not totally humungous & actually felt comfortable in my medium-sized hand; not too heavy, either. I'll admit I'm no fan of the Blur stuff, but the operation is snappy & I didn't encounter any lapse when rotating the phone & opening/switching through apps.
2. IEatApples (Posts: 66; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
I wonder how long until amazon drops the price. I think the gs2 excites me a bit more.
4. bossmt_2 (Posts: 437; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
It's gonna be this or the Prime, my X didn't take too kindly to 2.3 and Froyo is not nearly as good.
I think an unlocked bootloader will make or break the bionic for me. if it's locked I'll wait a month for Prime, if it's unlocked I may opt to buy it.
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5922; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I am curious how well the Bionic is going to sell. The fact that VZW is taking a pass on Sammy's GSII hints that there is something else in the pipeline that will eclipse the GSII. Plus the pending release of a new iPhone should further dampen what could have been a sales success if the Bionic had been released back in 2Q of 2011.
I wonder if this is the classic example of a day late and a dollar short?
7. Dr Rock (unregistered)
Try 180 days too late. This would have been great last March but now sort of shma. Now I need to see the galaxy note or at least the Verizon version of it.
9. Droider (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
Does anyone know if wirefly.com is going to have this phone
11. sman (unregistered)
Just saw a commercial during the Wisconsin v UNLV game confirming 9/8 release!