Leaked images of the Motorola DROID BIONIC show a subtle redesign and more
Meticulously looking at the handset, one can see that it’s sporting a new redesigned chassis that’s modified versus the one we all first spotted back at CES. Additionally, we now see it flaunting a sizable 8-megapixel auto-focus camera that’s coming along with full 1080p video recording. Not stopping there, the leak even shows us the presence of the new version of MOTOBLUR and a new dock connector as well, which allows it to dock with Motorola’s laptop dock.
Obviously, it’s definitely nice seeing the Motorola DROID BIONIC still in the loop after all this time, but we’re eager to know when it’ll actually come to fruition. Then again, maybe we might have to wait a little bit to give Big Red’s other recently launched 4G LTE devices some time to soak in the sun.
source: MobileGearz via Android Central
1. Thump3rDX17 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:14 0 0
well there it is. it doesn't look quite ready enough for prime time yet and surprisingly this is not the "Targa" o:
48. Lucas777 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 19:56 0 0
well it certainly doesnt look special... and does it have a 4.3, cause that doesnt look big enough...
50. Lucas777 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 22:32 0 0
kinda shocking... haha
17. remixfa posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:58 2 4
Not quite. It is.. but it isnt. It is a GSM "upgrade" technology but it does not use GSM tech. If it were a true GSM technology, VZW wouldnt be able to be using it as it wouldnt be compatable with their network.
22. Thump3rDX17 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 12:04 2 1
i'm aware of that remixfa, get off my jock man.Verizon still uses CDMA for it 3G network but 4G LTE is still GSM, that's all i'm saying.
30. luis_lopez_351 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 12:43 0 0
Verizon is Using CDMA for Voice, later on VoLTE(Voice over LTE) for Voice, making Verizon a GSM/CDMA operator but not right now (until the LG Revo. is released). Also EVDO rev A (CDMA) for 3G Data but LTE(GSM) for 4G Data. There stop b_tching :)
31. Thump3rDX17 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 12:50 0 0
well the LG Revolution is already out and i was just at a store the other day and i asked if it did actually launch with VoLTE and they said it's not present on any of the 4G phones at this time.
41. remixfa posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:18 1 1
They are still working out the hand off kinks between LTE and CDMA.. Its not going so well from what I understand, so It might be a ways off.
And trust me, i have no interest in underdeveloped jock. :)
43. Thump3rDX17 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:22 1 1
um, evidently you do?
45. tuminatr posted on 06 Jun 2011, 17:05 0 0
actually you are wrong here in Minnesota they run both a gsm and a cdma network. the GSM is left over from the Alltel merger and covers most of the rural part of the state. they can operate both no problem. Now that does not mean that my cdma phone will roam onto the GSM svc because you are correct they are not compatible just like am and fm
4. OGDroid posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:29 0 0
Can't wait to get this one whenever and however it is finally released. My original Droid has just about had it!
5. Sniggly posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:30 0 0
Huh. So the Targa is still on the table. FAYI, Motorola has repeatedly announced that the BIONIC is still on track for a summer release, so this could happen as early as next month.
6. Sniggly posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:33 0 0
Wait a minute...is it just me, or does the bottom of the "BIONIC" in this picture look like the phone has two parts/is a slider? I think this is just the Droid 3.
8. nb2six posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:35 0 0
i was thinking the same thing. if it's just a cutout lip at the bottom that really makes no sense lol
9. Thump3rDX17 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:40 0 0
i really doubt that. it probably just has some chin action going on. the Droid 3 won't have LTE.
10. N.Reynolds posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:40 0 0
That is very possible otherwise it could be just a lip at the bottom like the HTC Thunderbolt has.
19. remixfa posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:59 1 1
its just the bottom bezel for the screen. why they didnt just make the whole face a screen, i dunno.. maybe so it doesnt look like a large galaxyS phone?
23. Thump3rDX17 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 12:07 0 0
um, why wouldn't they have an aesthetically differentiating feature on the phone? the screen is still 4.3" the rest of the face is only a matter of taste.
42. remixfa posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:18 0 0
because its uuugly.. lol
44. Thump3rDX17 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:23 0 0
7. nb2six posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:33 1 0
yep definitely not the targa it was assumed to be. 8mp on the rear vs. the 13mp first rumored however, that doesn't even matter since the lens tech isn't fully up to par to take advantage of the extra mp yet. Looking forward to owning this as soon as it comes out.
11. LuisE24 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:41 0 0
I think this phone is going to have 4 inches instead of 4.3 inches. >=(
Why Verizon? Why? Because you want the people who like big screens to buy the Droid X2? Verizon, I don't like the Droid X2 because It don't have front facing camera and also it don't have at least 768MB RAM. I prefer something better.
12. Thump3rDX17 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:43 0 0
nooooo, pretty sure this is still 4.3". the Droid 3 is 4.0".
24. Thump3rDX17 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 12:09 0 0
the whole phone is different. they've probably just been moved down to lower positions than they were on the Etna.
13. Sniggly posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:43 1 0
No, if it has a 4 inch screen it's because 4 inches is a great balance between great screen size and usability by those who don't have monster hands.
15. LuisE24 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:55 0 0
I see, that's good especially for girls, but not for people who like big screens.
21. remixfa posted on 06 Jun 2011, 12:01 0 0
its not the screen that normally makes it too big, its the damn bezel around the screen. Check out the difference between the galaxy and the galaxy2. The galaxy2 ups the screen size but keeps near identical phone dimensions because they reduced the bezel at the same time.
26. Thump3rDX17 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 12:11 0 0
i personally like the 4.0" displays better myself but that's where having the Droid 3 at that size comes in. the Bionic should be 4.3" just like the Flagship phone should be.
16. iami (unregistered) posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:56 1 0
I keep hearing everyone saying 4 inches is a great balance. balance to whom. 4 inches for a screen is as small as they should make them for web browsing. I def do not have large hands and have been using the droid x almost 2 years now and love it. Infact i would love it even more a little bigger. It all dependas how they shape a 4.3 inch screen. example the chagre and x are both 4.3 yet the charge is way to fat and annoyin to use in my opinion. if the bionic isnt atleast a 4.3 then ill still be waitin for a phone i like to come out. why does ti always seem the best phone never come to vzw we just hear about some great ones then we wait forver till they dont even come. give me a evo 3d anyday ill be happy. even if i never use the 3d feature the overall stats on that phone are amazing. Only downfall is you havre to be opn sprint. You wonder if they do this on purpose so the crappy companies get some play as well lol.
25. jwl3429 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 12:11 1 0
the droid x came out in may of last year it has only been out for a year!
27. iami (unregistered) posted on 06 Jun 2011, 12:23 0 0
you may be right but with all this talk the past few months of a bionic coming out and gettin pushed back it feels like years ., lol
32. Thump3rDX17 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 12:52 1 0
actually it seems the Qualcomm processors being used in the EVO 3D and the Sensation aren't really living up. the EVO 3D might not be as fast as some others out there. xD
20. kingjr243 (unregistered) posted on 06 Jun 2011, 12:01 0 0
it's a big difference from the one at CES hopefully the specs didn't drop of anywhere
28. Allday28 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 12:27 0 0
Is it just me or does that look exactly like the droid 3???
29. luis_lopez_351 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 12:38 0 0
Ahahaha at first i thought the phone was the camera and the silver border in the third picture, i was like Finally a new design, but then i seen picture number 2 and i was devastated that was only part of the phone.
33. jroc74 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 13:02 0 0
Looks like the phone has 2 speakers? Should help with loudness. The speaker on the Droid X is weaker than the one on the Droid 1.
34. Thump3rDX17 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 13:05 0 0
i was wondering about that too but then i wondered what good it would be to have one in such close proximity to the Camera. o.O
35. thedude888 (unregistered) posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:03 0 0
I compared the video demos of the Droid 3 and this clearly has a different camera and different back plate style. It also appears to have less dead space around the screen.
36. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 06 Jun 2011, 14:34 0 0
I will give them credit, this phone looks a lot nicer than the original Bionic. Also what's up with the new Motoblur? It's not the same blur as the one found on 2.3 droid x or droid x2. So we are getting another new blur? If it works even better than the one found on those other devices then hell yes.
BUT I still am going to wait and hold out for the Samsung Galaxy S2 for Verizon. From what I have seen, that phone is amazing.
38. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:06 0 0
I doubt it will, I don't think they would be foolish enough to put bling on such a high end superphone.
The Revolution was the weakest of the three LTE devices for sure.
40. Thump3rDX17 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:12 0 0
yeah, i wouldn't appreciate it having Bing. it kind of sticks out on a Google OS. the Revolution is probably the fastest Single Core phone out now but that's not as impressive as it once was in a world with the G2x and GSII plus there was all of the other things wrong with it that were pretty much all stated in PA's review.
39. Thump3rDX17 posted on 06 Jun 2011, 15:09 0 0
actually i believe i can explain, this might be the reason the Droid X2 launched with Froyo because Moto intends to do include more extensive features to their revision of Blur for their more powerful handsets. the version we see above will probably be ran by the X2, 3 and Bionic while the X, 2, Global and Pro will run the more simpler revised version we've experienced first hand.
47. cnwwyo posted on 06 Jun 2011, 19:21 1 1
Why do these morons keep trying to sell cheap shit on a phone site? This is a phone info site, not a cheap shit site
51. MpowerSkills posted on 18 Jun 2011, 08:19 0 0
The pictures that they originally showed of the Targa looked sweet, now the pictures of the Bionic/Targa just look like the Bionic looked before they cancelled it.