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Display shows room made for Motorola DROID Bionic; handset is "Coming Soon"

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What's missing from this display?

What's missing from this display?

A new Verizon display unit is the subject of the picture you see to the right. Obviously, there is a phone missing to the left of the Motorola DROID X2 and to the right of the Motorola DROID 3. The placeholder shows what apparently will be a unit with a 4.3 inch display (note how it lines up with the DROID X2) and currently is plastered with the phrase "Coming Soon".

Now, what phone do we know that has a 4.3 inch screen, is being manufactured by Motorola for Verizon, and indeed is coming soon. Yeah, it's a tough guess-NOT! It is another sign that the Motorola DROID Bionic is on the way. You guys and gals who have been holding on to your well-earned updates are getting closer to the day when you are holding this eagerly awaited device. We now have seen some accessories listed at Amazon and a display housing for Big Red. The big moment is seemingly at hand.

source: DroidForums via AndroidCentral

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posted on 22 Jul 2011, 08:58 4

1. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


I have the Thunderbolt currently but am really contemplating getting this device. I just hope Motorola has kept their dirty blur off it as much as possible. Im definitely partial to sense ui but this Tbolt struggles.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 09:03 1

2. T (unregistered)


Go Launcher Ex fixes the Blur skins on my new Droid 3 & now I like it :)

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 09:59

3. Sethdras (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)


i want this now, i dont know how people like their original droids still, i am still using the first droid and i think its extra slow and it freezes on me all time, i notice lag almost any switch. i have my last new every two ready to go! just let me buy this!

posted on 24 Jul 2011, 08:32 1

35. sgogeta4 (Posts: 391; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


I've been using the Original Droid for the past 2-3 years and it's a great phone. IPS panel, PowerVR, and CortexA8. Using CM7, SetCPU and while it's not as fast as the newest phones, it holds its own for its age. It's well built and definitely one of the best from Motorola (most of the newer ones are locked down hard). I'm due for an upgrade but I'm waiting for the Galaxy S2 as it has excellent hardware and is very open to mods (supercurio is awesome), so hopefully it will support Verizon's 4G because that would make it the phone to beat.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 10:10

4. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Sorry, Bionic. You're arriving too late. Although Verizon would have charged too much for me to afford anyway. :(

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 10:42

5. Writers! (unregistered)


Wow, you're writers are terrible.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 16:12

22. Nunyabiznaz (unregistered)


And you're a terrible grammar typer. It's "Your writers are terrible", not "You're writers are terrible"

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 17:12

23. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


..a terrible grammar typer? your point is valid but you shouldn't talk after saying that.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 10:52

6. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


the phone i was waiting for

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 11:42

7. DroidGod (Posts: 48; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Sniggly I am highly disappointed that you left the Motorola tribe and joined the HTC squad... what gives?

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 12:42 2

8. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Cost and timing. I had until August 1st to get a new phone. T-mobile was affordable and they have coverage. And there are no high end Motorola phones on T-Mobile. :(

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 13:06

9. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


gasp! you should've gotten the G2x! o:

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 13:48

12. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


dont forget the HTC sensation and MYtouch4G slide. :)

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 14:55

13. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


both fine phones but now that the G2x is getting Gingerbread nothing will be able to keep up with it in terms of speed except for the GSII. ;]

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 15:16

15. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The phone I got is the Sensation. I didn't get the G2X because the reps say the phone has issues, and I like HTC better anyway.

But...

I just learned that there's no coverage in a critical area. So now it's probably bye bye to T-Mobile and hello to AT&T or staying with Verizon and getting the Bionic on upgrade.

If I go with AT&T I'll be getting the ATRIX.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 16:01 1

20. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


the issues should be resolved with the Gingerbread update that just went live yesterday i think.

the Atrix won't be so different than the Droid Bionic i suppose especially after it gets Gingerbread.

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 01:50

28. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Gonna be a slight price jump from the Atrix to the Bionic, the cheapskate in me yells....

Too bad about the coverage on T-Mobile. Find it hard to believe that St. Louis doesn't have great coverage on all the networks. I just borrowed a Sprint phone from someone I know, to try out the reception in my area. With my discount, Sprint would have saved us tons of cash. But, wow. Just horrid indoor coverage. In the plant I work in, I could make a call, here the ringing, walk in a circle and drop the signal in mid-step. Really a let down. So I do feel your pain.

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 12:59

29. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The city itself has okay coverage, but my friends (who went on the same plan as me and dictate which carrier we go to) have a second house out at a resort where t-mobile is supposed to have good coverage, but in reality has none at all.

And now I have a chance to pick up the Atrix for 75 bucks. You can't beat that with a stick. :)

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 13:07

10. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i have no doubt anymore that this will be out before the first week of August is over. how exciting. ;D

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 13:34 1

11. DroidGod (Posts: 48; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Yea.. thats my thumbs down. Now i dont have a Moto guy to make "Miz" stfu hahaha

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 14:56

14. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


you haz meee! :D

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 15:17

16. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I'm still a Moto guy, man. But Miz hates Android overall anyway. :P

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 15:28

31. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 296; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


I'm so pleased to here that sniggly. Besides we'll both end up with ICS probably anyways.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 15:25

17. DroidGod (Posts: 48; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Does he? I wouldnt of guessed that hahaha. Thump3r which Moto do you have? Whats your opinion on the Bionic? Honestly?

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 16:08

21. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


my dad and i have the Droid X and 2 right now but our Droid 3 and X2 will be here Tuesday. i'll be using the Droid 3 but my dad is just going to return the X2 and get the Bionic when it comes out which i think will be a worthy upgrade considering it has LTE and a Dual-Core processor so there should be no trade off except for passing up the GSII (Function) for it's smooth operation and the impact it's abilities will have on the battery life which may or may not be an issue with this phone, it's probably the main concern Moto had with the phone so it'll be interesting to see what they've done to try to fix it.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 15:27

18. Boo Ya! (unregistered)


Boo Ya! Thunderbolt!

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 15:47

19. DroidGod (Posts: 48; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Not quite

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 18:16 1

24. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Here's my issue with Motorola phones. It's not Blur or anything like that at all actually. It's how narrow and oversized their phones are. You put the Droid X and the Samsung Infuse together and the Infuse is actually shorter and much wider(way better typing, webpage viewing, and overall video watching experience.) And the Infuse has a 4.5 inch display compared to the 4.3 on the Droid X and again...it's shorter. The Droid X has too much wasted space and the screens are always too narrow.

The viewing experience on phones like the Thunderbolt, Infuse, and Droid Charge for example are much better because of the wider screens.

I feared that Motorola would once again drop the ball on their display size with the Bionic. It appears the Bionic will be the Droid X2 with LTE and MAYBE 1GB of RAM. Don't get me wrong, it's not going to be a bad phone. But I will go for the SGS2 because of the better display and faster processor.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 19:34 2

25. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


However, the aspect ratio on the DROID X makes for better widescreen viewing, and wider phones like the Evo just don't fit as well into my hand. On the other hand, 16:9 phones like the X and Sensation fit comfortably. Ergonomics may be their reasoning here.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 20:02 1

26. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


yeah, i agree with Sniggly on this one a more extreme comparison would be between a Motorola XOOM or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. an iPad 2. doing things in different orientations doesn't make for much difference on the 4:3 aspect ratio of the iPad but on a 16:9 ratio it grants you more versatility, for instance when you're watching a movie you get the true widescreen effect in landscape and in portrait you have a taller and narrower screen for when you're trying to find something on a web page or you have a list to look at. i know it's not as extreme with phones but some added advantages to 16:9 on a phone is a wider landscape on-screen keyboard which some people prefer and then like Sniggly says for Ergonomics as well and then of course everything else i mentioned on a smaller scale.

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 01:40 2

27. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


What a great option. Verizon and Motorola are really dependable for one game-changer a year. Hope Bionic keeps that streak alive.

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 13:35

30. 14tharoad (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


what about the motorola photon from sprint?

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 17:13

32. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i think it's up for pre-order in some places if you want one. o:

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 23:24

33. 14tharoad (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


i've waited on the bionic long enough,and still no official word on it's release only speculation,at least the motorola photon has a release date and from what i've heard about this phone it's suppose to have the same features as the bionic anyway..

posted on 24 Jul 2011, 00:20

34. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


yeah, pretty much, only a matter of LTE vs. WiMAX. i'm pretty sure the Bionic will come out the 4th though. there's been a LOT of news surrounding it the past week even for the Bionic.

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