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Is the Motorola Dinara the successor to the DROID Bionic with a 13MP rear camera?

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Is the Motorola Dinara the successor to the DROID Bionic with a 13MP rear camera?
While the Motorola DROID Bionic seems to be the smartphone that everyone on Verizon is waiting for, there is something in the wind that might be even better. Even though the DROID Bionic has yet to be introduced, its successor model has already been leaked by sources for Droid-Life. What they are saying is that the Motorola Dinara (code name) will be equipped with an HD screen larger than the 4.3 inches on the Bionic. There will be 1GB of RAM on board. And while similar in style to the DROID Bionic, the Motorola Dinara will be slimmer and lighter than that model. In fact, the two models will have the same casing with the difference in screen size accounted for by the Dinara's display going from edge to edge without a border. On back will be a 13MP camera with a front facing camera aboard as well.

Other interesting features include a lock button on the side and Holy Cupertino Batman! The battery will not be removable.Will this be LTE enabled? Nothing has been said so far, but we would expect 4G connectivity on a device of this stature. There is also the chance that this will end up being offered on multiple carriers. The Motorola Dinara is allegedly under development and since Ice Cream Sandwich has not been disseminated, it is Gingerbread running the show for now. According to the sources for Droid-Life, they are looking for a winter release for the phone. Now we have something to look forward to once summer ends!

If this turns out to be true, those Verizon customers who have their update all cleaned and spiffed up, ready to be used when the Motorola DROID Bionic launches, will have to stop and consider whether a Bionic in the hand is worth a Dinara coming just a few months later.

source: DroidLife

**UPDATE**

Post #283 on Howard Forums has some updated info on this phone and it appears to be Motorola Model MB886 for AT&T. It will be loaded up with Android 2.3.4 with a dual-core processor,1 GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, and a front-facing one too. The power button is indeed on the side and there is a rubberized back. At least this makes life easier for Verizon customers with an update!

source: HowardForums

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posted on 19 Jul 2011, 20:41 5

1. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


What the hell. The bionic isn't even out yet and I am already stuck wondering whether to wait until after it now. (Yes, I am one of those people that has the hardest time choosing a device cause I'm to worried about when it will be obsolete.) Oh well, I guess my thunderbolt that I bought off contract to save my upgrade will have to be suffice for another few months.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 20:45 2

3. iblackdroid (Posts: 67; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Same! It takes me a month to chooose what phone I want. Right now im contemplating between BB 9930 and iPhone 5

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 20:49 3

4. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The lesser of two evils then? ;)

For taco/Gemini:

JUST. KIDDING.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 20:56 2

6. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


Not bad choices there, I am personally waiting for the SGSII, but I suppose I'll be waiting for that too :). Funny how we are decided the phones to get and they aren't even out yet.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 21:03 1

8. tuminatr (Posts: 680; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


got to be honest the more I play with the trophy the more I like it, if it was 4g i would have it

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 00:44 1

29. Penny (Posts: 1143; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


I ended up getting the Trophy and I very much like WP7. All my accounts were easy to set up, the virtual keyboard works really well for me, and I don't really worry about not having 4G because I'm on WiFi most of the time. However, I will say that the battery life isn't any better than the average battery guzzler these days. Also, although there are already thousands of apps, the marketplace could use a few more free games.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 00:54

30. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5751; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I am wondering if the leaking about a follow-on phone might be an attempt to shift attention away from the Bionic? If there was some sort of fundamental problem with the Bionic that meant it will never be released to production, you have to have a Plan B....

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 00:57

31. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5751; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Also, what is this about the phone being released with an AT&T radio? Is VZW not getting any dual core LTE product?

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 20:43 3

2. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


This sounds like it might match the description of the Slimline. Even if it's a prototype or a pipe dream, it sounds like a sexy baby of a phone. The non removable battery is a bitch, but there will probably be a hard reset button of some sort. And Motorola is normally pretty good with battery life.

And this is non negotiable. When my V195S was new, its battery lasted a freaking MONTH.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 20:57 2

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


that's right i had forgotten about the Slimline. you may be on to something Sniggs. o:

i wouldn't much like the battery not being removable especially if it's an LTE device, i like to be able to multiply my phone's battery life if i have to.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 21:07 2

9. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I have a feelings that Motorola won't put an unremovable battery in a phone if the battery life is really going to be s**t.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 22:28

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


we'll see.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 21:13

11. deezy (Posts: 46; Member since: 10 Feb 2011)


isn't the bionic allegidly having a 4.5" screen and the 13 MP camera was one of the rumored specs before the 8 MP was unofficially confirmed? s**t...what to do, what to do...
if patience is a virtue, consider me chico debarge lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CPdUsuXFBc

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 20:53 1

5. tehsusenoh (unregistered)


I hate waiting, but I'll just wait for every single phone that is rumored and never get a phone.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 21:09

10. Laurynas (unregistered)


"...Dinara's display going from edge to edge without a border."

If it is true, then it will be uncomfortable to keep it, because you will always touch the screen with corners of your fingers.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 21:21

12. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I'm sure they'll have a solution in place.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 21:45

13. Jaygar1996 (unregistered)


Why do i feel the urge to call BS on this?

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 21:58 2

14. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2972; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Haha Sniggly, are you still oh sooooo excited about this phone or are you going to wait for the Dinara? I mean sure Winter is far away but not really THAT far ya know?

I am thinking this phone is going to blow the Bionic and anything else that isnt the SGS2 away.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 22:52 4

24. thatoneguywhoknowseverything (unregistered)


sgs2 sucks its all about EVO 3D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 08:20

37. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well, now that I found out that this phone will be on AT&T, not so much. :P. I'd like to keep my 50 bucks a month with Verizon.

IRONY: I just now received a text message telling me I have to convert my indirect line to a consumer plan or GTFO by 7/27. What a bitch of a thing to deal with.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 14:43

42. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


and the mavericks beat the brakes off the heat!!!!!

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 22:04 2

16. TheDude884 (unregistered)


Honestly, if you sit around waiting for the next best thing, you'll never upgrade. You will be missing out on 6 months worth of LTE data speeds give or take. I will be jumping on the Bionic for several reasons:

1. It's a Motorola. I have the HTC Thunderbolt and Samsung Droid Charge, and while they both have their strong points, neither one of them is groundbreaking as a phone. If it weren't for the fact that I need 4G speeds, I probably would have stuck with my Droid X until the Bionic. The Droid X just works and the development work has been awesome.

2. LTE capable is a must for me. Once you get used to 12-25 Mbps download speeds, you don't look back.

3. In all honesty, I don't see much the "Dinara" could bring to the table that would make it a deal breaker. The only things I could think are an innovative charging system or truly better display (such as Super AMOLED +, Super LCD, or Retina). Megapixels mean nothing as far as camera. Honestly, I'd be more impressed by Voice over LTE or a speakerphone that is amazingly clear.

Give me Motorola's phone quality, combined with 4G LTE speeds, and a responsive display and I will be happy. If it's anything like the Droid X to the Droid X2, it's not worth the "upgrade"

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 22:26 1

18. ltr (unregistered)


How the heck can you afford both T-bolt and the Charge????

Anyways. I highly doubt its a successor, maybe like a variant of it.

13 mp camera is kinda useless, unless Motorola teams up with someone. Like Canon,Kodak, orFuji etc.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 23:03

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


Why are people so excited??? By the time its release there will be an iphone 5s, a better HTC EVO, a hotter My touch, and samsung will have something out there doing better than the rest. Oh!!! and Meego and web os devices from other manufactures :D ooo and mango wp7.5 phones from nokia.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 23:13 2

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


believe it or not lopez some of us LIKE Motorolas.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 23:32

27. gemmabba (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 May 2011)


me love mine motorola

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 00:14 2

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


this doesn't make me feel better at all! i don't want AT&T to have anything much less an awesome phone like this! Verizon has to have the best all the time! >:P

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 07:19

36. StillStuckWithDroid (Posts: 65; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


SO I get to buy a Bionic next month

then I get to see if this phone is real and use the upgrade on my mothers phone (she still cant figure out the LG ENV2) to buy that (and sell the Bionic on Ebay for more than what I will pay for the new phone)

hmmmm sounds like a plan to me

btw.....with the Specs doesnt this sound like that phone that was rumored the Targa?

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 09:00

38. Sniggly (Posts: 6998; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It does sound like it, but the Targa had Verizon branding on it. Just sayin'.

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 10:34

39. Salo (unregistered)


I'm on the edge with this bionic... Its be set back and set back and set back, if it doesn't release on 8/4 I'm getting something else, this BB STORM is driving me crazy

posted on 20 Jul 2011, 13:55

41. joe567 (unregistered)


why the hell would you put a 13mp on back..1.3mp front?..better be like 3-5mp at leastFFC

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