Leaked screenshot indicates an August 4 launch date for the Motorola DROID BIONIC
0. phoneArena 04 Jul 2011, 14:30 posted on
A new leaked screenshot indicates that the highly anticipated handset is going to be making a splash on August 4, which so happens to fall in line with its reported Q3 launch time frame. Naturally, we’ve heard about...
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2. ahahhahahawtf (unregistered)
Where the Hell is the Galaxy S2 .............. this is sOME bulls*** it better be coming out in July
50. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
I agree. Its better than the Bionic and it needs to hit Verizon ASAP, especially since hearing that when it lands in the USA it will be 4G.
52. ahahahahwtf (unregistered)
well, this sucks. i am planning on getting a phone tomorrow so i can keep the unlimited plan and i was going to return the phone to get the Galaxy S2 : X but if it doesnt come out by July 20 which it doesn't look like it is i wont be able return a phone another time : X
54. ahahahahwtf (unregistered)
hmmmm is 2gb a month even enough ?
55. theone (unregistered)
I'm giving Verizon until the end of the year to release the Galaxy S2. If they don't I maybe going to AT&T. So if Verizon think that they can keep screwing me around like this they have another thing coming.
It's like waving a steak in front of a hungry lion and deciding not to feed him, but when he escapes and eats someone he's the blame. If I'm not fed soon I'm going to devour an IPhone!
59. Forrest (unregistered)
Don't do it! AT&T is terrible. Can't wait to get away from them.
60. RBEJAR (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)
DUde the iphone blows, a great example to give you.. Lets say your iphone does begin to freeze(which it will at sometime) you have to drive to or call the nearest apple store to fix it.. however on an Android device can be fixed within 5 minutes.. so pretty much iphone is too prissy and overrated.. sry man ive had both
3. XavierMathews (Posts: 6; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)
This is soooo retarded, I am beyond sick of this phone. Whats so special about it again???
9. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Oh, nothing special. I mean, it's only going to be the first phone on Verizon with a dual core processor AND a 4G radio, as well as being the first Verizon phone with a gig of ram, as well as having Gingerbread and being upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich. But you're right. Nothing special about it at all.
14. WHATEVA (unregistered)
Wow. Thats nothing.
T-Mobile has the Sensation, which has a 1.2 gHZ dual processor instead of 1 gHZ, and also has HTC Sense 3.0 instead of that blur crap.
Sprint has all of that AND 3D, with its EVO3D.
16. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
WOW!! 3D oh man that's amazing I can watch a video for 10 minutes before I mess up my eyesite..How's T-Mobile's coverage map BTW?
I'll give it to you that Sense 3.0 is pretty nice but we have yet to see exactly what Blur is going to be like on this device. Beside that fact, if it's anything like GingerBlur it'll be pretty phenominal.
18. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
You obviously know nothing about new Blur.
20. jroc74 (Posts: 6004; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
The Sensation and EVO 3D might be nice....but I dont think compared to the Bionic, the Bionic's nothing.
Seeing as how one carrier asked for Sense to be removed so some Android phone could get updated to GB, Sense has its cons just like all the custom UI's.
38. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Actually Since the release of the Atrix 4G i dont think we can trust Motorola Dual core phones, but then again this one is running the New Light motorola UI and Verizons Premature LTE that's actually looking promising.
39. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
the Atrix and all other high-end Motorola Android phones will run "Motorola's Application Platform" in the future.
26. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
oh look a Sprint fan boy that fell through the cracks of the 'EVO 3D is bad" points i made. i'm tired of shutting you guys down so i'll just sum it up for ya. the specs of the dual-core HTC offerings look good in print but they're really not all they're conked out to be, there's proof all over the place and 3D is too tedious and too gimmicky to put a phone in a position to where it's better because it has "3D" and i even have some play time with the EVO 3D now to back it up. i might give the Thrill another chance with it's 3D because i've heard it's more refined than that on the EVO 3D but i'm definitely NOT impressed so far from what i've seen.
44. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I have been looking all over but I can't find any reference to anything but 512MB of memory. I can't find any reference to the display used so hopefully it isn't Pentile, but it sounds like it isn't from the hands-on article.
45. pandamaja (unregistered)
and qHD screen!
51. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Was I the only one to catch the sarcasm of the original comment? He's just angry it's not here in time for unlimited.
4. berto23 (unregistered)
It is About time. VZw normally Releases on Thursday. Aug. 4th is a Thursday. 1 month away, about time they got it together.
5. snowgator (Posts: 3583; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Bionic will be stealing sales from the GS2. How does a device selling at a clip of 1 for every 1.5 seconds or so overseas NOT get set loose on U.S. soil before a device they had to completely scrap once????
Waiting for Sniggly to smile .....
10. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'm only smiling because Motorola is seemingly living up to its word. In a time when it seems everyone is working to discredit the company, the Bionic can't come too soon.
6. eyedless (unregistered)
I heard the Apple law suits are whats preventing Samsung from releasing in the US. Apple is trying to get a ban on the phones US sales. So they may be at fault for every one getting the GS2 before us.
17. AppleDoesn'tLikeCompetition (unregistered)
Which makes me start believing that Apple really is afraid of Samsung and is trying to get their most popular upcoming phone banned in the country it will sell the most.
7. testman22 (Posts: 338; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)
As long as they get rid of that pentile screen ill buy it. Otherwise im waiting for the galaxy s2
27. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i really doubt they will but it doesn't make any sense to me why people say it's bad, i hear from plenty of sites that the Droid X2's qHD screen is the best they've ever seen from phones with qHD screens. o:
8. darth mellitus (unregistered)
The Samsung corporation is being sued by stupid iwhore for likeness infringement so it may be weeks or months before the Sii makes it too us soil prolly after the
i5 launches boooo i hate apple ... so im prolly settling for a motorla .... settling sux
11. Is there proof of... (unregistered)
Camera, processor, and RAM yet? 1080p? Anything?
22. Griffin (Posts: 14; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)
What is amazing is that with all the leaked information, these basic details of this upcoming phone have been unattainable. I'm talking about solid and accurate information, not speculation or past specs.
13. Wazoo (unregistered)
15. curious (unregistered)
Thats great with all the extra hardware specs, but I am not 100% be sold on the phone if the UI is crap. From my understanding, Its still a version of MOTOblur and when I had the Droid X it was utter garbage. The newer UI on the droid x2 doesn't seem to be all to breath taking either. Unless anyone else has better info, I feel that a perfect marrage between a perfect UI (not motoblur) and hardware (thats currently listed) is what is key to making an epic phone and not getting a half assed phone with only excellent hardware and garbage UI.
19. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
What makes you think Motoblur I'd garbage, even on the Droid X pre Gingerbread?
21. jroc74 (Posts: 6004; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Seriously, I like the newer version of Blur on the DX1 with GB, but I didnt think it was utter garbage before,,,lol
Replace the Blur launcher and lock screen and its a smoother phone with just those 2 things.
Compare that to vanilla Android where we all replaced the stock launcher when Froyo came out for the Droid 1, and I dont see how Blur is utter garbage, even compared to vanilla Android.
IMO vanilla Android is too plain for me.
28. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
that's what i like about Blur, it's pretty much just a Motorola Launcher with some different color action in some places.
i really like the lock screen on the Gingerbread build of the "Motorola Application Platform" (i know it probably won't catch on easily but we need to put the name "Blur" to rest to help save Motorola) that'll apparently be an extensive revision for Motorola's more powerful handsets like the Droid 3, the Photon, the Bionic and eventually the Droid X2.
24. curious (unregistered)
I honestly think that Motorola could do better. Motorola has been in the cell phone industry for quite a while and when I had the Droid X pre-gingerbread, I felt the UI was very cumbersome to use (in comparison to Samsung/HTC/Apple/LG/Google stock) Yes, granted, some UI do have faults however with this particular phone I felt there was a lack of inspiration as to make it my own (that's why there are mods out in the open). Hardware was exceptional and served its purpose during that time. With post Gingerbread I then felt that it was more or less the same platform in the sense that it appeared and felt to be unimaginative/unintuitive. Apps/Widgets were mundane, mobility and application/widget placement was to say the least, lacking.(i.e ability to effectively size, and run said application/widget) I noted some Apps/widgets didn't even work or had a force close often. All in all, there have been many issues. When I say they have been producing garbage Its from dealing with failures, and I feel this time around if they want to create an epic phone (and get out of this rut of not having a decent phone) the combination of excellent hardware and a better UI (with the widgets/apps to match) would be the way to go. Again, just my own opinion and what I have dealt with.
23. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3108; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I am going to wait for the samsung galaxy s2
29. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
go for it guy, i don't even blame you. if not the Droid 3 or the Bionic then it's the GSII for me too.
53. ahahahahwtf (unregistered)
i just wish i could return a phone twice if i dont like both of them : X ........................................ after the 14 days were up..
57. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
yeah, that would be the best but the problem with a policy like that is pretty obvious.
25. SoJUICED (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 May 2010)
Sounds the Motorola photon by SPRINT to me. Might as well get that to keep my data unlimited.
30. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
pretty much aside from network speed difference. it'll be interesting to see if Sprint hangs in there with unlimited data.
31. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3108; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I can see it happening until they get their own LTE network.
32. AndroidOS (Posts: 100; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)
I don't have a choice but to wait for the SGS 2. AT&T doesn't have ANY other high end phones coming soon and my upgrade is later this month.
I would settle for the Infuse but the non dual core doesn't sit with me. :P
I could get the HTC ChaCha though.......
33. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
...there's the Atrix, remember that?
why is the Atrix not thought about? maybe you guys didn't catch the 9.5 it got here.
46. AndroidOS (Posts: 100; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)
Because the Attain will be more current, so more attention to updates and mods.
I never said I didn't think about it, I just prefer newer phones around my upgrade.
48. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i wouldn't count out the Atrix especially after it gets Gingerbread.
34. tommyistommy (unregistered)
where is the pre 3 launch....
36. MotoSUCKS (unregistered)
I don't care what anyone says Moto has not released a good phone ever since OG droid. Moto blurs is ugly as heck and NO you can't just get rid of motoblur by installing another launcher; as motoblur is built into the system. The cpu and gpu it is using is nowhere as good as SGS2 and the phone is just ugly. Will I buy this phone HECk NO! will I consider it F NO!
43. jroc74 (Posts: 6004; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
And with so many ppl that got the Droid X1, I think they've released a good phone since the Droid 1.
Yea Blur is throughout the phone, but the biggest problem with it is the launcher and lock screen.
I honestly dont see where its a problem anywhere else.
47. KingK (unregistered)
TouchWiz is even more ugly and annoying.
Everyone here is clueless,
Cpu/gpu not as good as SGS2............LOL
The SGS2 with Tegra 2 got a ~4000 quadrant stock. Fastest ever.
37. ahtin (Posts: 5; Member since: 18 Jun 2011)
I like the 7/14 release date of Droid III better...
40. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Haha I bet no one here has had their hands on this phone. But most keep talking crap about it already....those, my readers, are ignorant bast_rds. Im looking forward to see what this "amazing" phone can do, i wanna see what motorola did different from the failure called Atrix.
41. china_pearl (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Nov 2009)
Woo-hoo, just in time for my update date - perfect timing! Let's hope that it really lives up to its hype. ;)
49. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Galaxy S II is better. Nexus Prime makes both of these phones look bad.
56. sucka4hips&a$$ (unregistered)
I think it's about time! Motorola has held us hostage for nearly 7months with the Droid Bionic. When I first saw the Bionic and learned of its features+the dual-core processor, i was hooked! I'm not a big fan of the Laptop dock, really believe the device could have swapped-out the docking feature for something else, like more RAM or something. I really hope this device is worth the wait!
58. No name Bob (unregistered)
When do they start pre orders?