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Does the Motorola DROID Bionic have its own Twitter account?

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Does the Motorola DROID Bionic have its own Twitter account?
It has become a tradition of sorts for Motorola and Verizon to send out tweets from the @DroidLanding Twitter account prior to the launch of a brand new DROID handset. And usually, the tweets from the site lead to a contest that offers up free units of the soon-to launch model. However, with the Motorola DROID Bionic soon to launch, a series of curious tweets have been sent out from an account named @MDB228.

It turns out that this is the model number of the DROID Bionic and in the tweets are hints of certain features that will be on the handset. For example, one tweet says that its 1900mAh battery helps give it the energy it needs to stay awake as the unit can't afford to sleep with so many landings ahead of it. The message here is clear. If this account is legitimate, Motorola/Verizon will be once again using the fabled DroidLanding site to promote a contest. And as in the past, we would expect free Motorola DROID Bionic handsets to be the prize.

This tweet is one of many from @MDB228, the model number of the Motorola DROID Bionic

This tweet is one of many from @MDB228, the model number of the Motorola DROID Bionic

Other tweets from @MDB228 include intriguing clues to a possible launch such as one dated July 22nd that reads, "T-Minus 1,166,400". Other tweets sent say things such as "Netflix will be important with my new webtop abilities... Be prepared." Of course, there is always the chance that this is someone's idea of a joke and we would advise that the messages be taken with a grain of salt rice.

If there is an absolute truth, it is that eventually the Motorola DROID Bionic will be launched. The latest information that we have reported to you is that it will happen on August 4th. Until then, there is no harm in keeping an eye on the @MDB228 Twitter account by clicking on the sourcelink. There, you can not only read all of the messages supposedly sent by the eagerly awaited handset, but you can also keep watching for the rules of the contest that we expect will soon follow.

source: Twitter(@MDB228) via AndroidandMe

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posted on 23 Jul 2011, 18:23 2

1. Not waiting patiently (unregistered)


Ha!! First to post a comment. Am now following MDB228 on twitter. This phone better be the schit with all the hype!!!!

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 18:31

2. spectre1006 (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


The actual mdb228 already said that account is fake. mdb228 was on AC forums before this happened

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 18:35 1

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


i saw this a couple of days ago and figured it was fake. that's okay though, i'm thoroughly excited for it's imminent launch.

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 18:39

4. Newton122189 (unregistered)


PhoneArena, do you realize how late your are on this news? I mean, you're usually several hours or even a day behind the rest of the internet, but this news is almost a week old.

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 19:13

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


i've seen instances where Phone Arena was the first with an intriguing rumor or exciting news before. it's not a competition.

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 22:23

23. Newton122189 (unregistered)


I'm not saying that PhoneArena never has breaking news or exclusives. I'm saying that they are consistently late when it comes to delivering the news, and this time it was particularly bad.

In my opinion, if the news you are posting is almost a week old, and has already been proven to be fake numerous times, then you shouldn't post it at all.

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 22:56

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


it wouldn't be in a "consistent" manner if there are instances happening otherwise on more than one occasion. some only count on the couple of sites they visit to keep them apprised on any relevant information and fake or not this twitter user may have inside information on the Bionic so some people may find it worth while to check up on his/her tweets now as far as it being late to show up on Phone Arena, most tech blogs are inconsistent as far as how prompt they are posting news, i've seen Phone Arena post news up to a day earlier than Engadget before. it's not a big deal

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 18:48

5. Immolate (Posts: 245; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


I'm unaware of any source that says the droid product number is 228. I could be wrong though. Source?

I've seen a lot of folks speculate that the 228 is the activation code for Verizon, but that's for 3G phones only.

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 18:49 1

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


"the messages be taken with a grain of rice" hahahahaha I approve of this message.

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 18:56 3

9. Sniggly (Posts: 6468; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


That caught my eye too. It's obvious the writers have been paying attention to the users and are throwing bones our way. :)

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 19:14 1

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


yeah, i catch that too sometimes. i get a chuckle out of it. xD

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 20:19 1

20. zombieguy (unregistered)


i think somebody just got a new iphone and he is pissed off at the world because he is afraid he should have waited for Bionic!!!!!!

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