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Motorola DROID BIONIC is finally official, sales to start September 8

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Motorola DROID BIONIC is finally official, sales to start September 8
Android fans, we have some pretty exciting news for you today! The wait for the highly-anticipated Motorola DROID BIONIC is finally over as the smartphone has just been officially announced.

What makes the Motorola DROID BIONIC special is that it is the first Verizon smartphone to offer both the processing power of a dual-core 1GHz processor backed up by a gig of RAM and the blazing-fast broadband speeds of the carrier's 4G LTE network. Add a scratch-resistant, 4.3-inch qHD display to the equation and you get a smartphone that truly deserves its flagship status in the carrier's portfolio.

The back of the Motorola DROID BIONIC is graced by an 8-megapixel camera capable of taking 1080p videos, and a front-facing shooter lets you enjoy video chats with your buddies. A total of 32 gigabytes of storage are at your disposal, 16 gigs on board and another 16 via the pre-installed microSD card, meaning that running out of space will not be much of a concern. 

The Motorola DROID BIONIC

The Motorola DROID BIONIC

On the software side, the Motorola DROID BIONIC comes running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread with a few goodies added as a bonus, courtesy of the manufacturer. The ZumoCast app comes pre-loaded and lets you wirelessly transfer files and media from your desktop computer to the smartphone and vice versa. Furthermore, the MOTOPRINT app adds the convenience of printing documents wirelessly via a Wi-Fi-enabled printer.

There is also a whole bunch of optional accessories tailored specifically for the Motorola DROID BIONIC. The Lapdock, for example, turns the smartphone into a full-fledged netbook with its 11.6-inch screen, physical keyboard and integrated trackpad. Furthermore, the HD station transforms the device into a mini entertainment center for your home or office, and a portable, pocket-sized battery dock can be used to charge both the DROID BIONIC and a spare battery simultaneously.

Starting September 8, the Motorola DROID BIONIC will be available for purchase in Verizon outlets across the country and on the carrier's online store. As expected, the smartphone will carry a $299 on-contract price tag. Is the Motorola DROID BIONIC going to be the next smartphone to land in your pocket? Feel free to drop a comment below and let us know.

source: Verizon Wireless

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posted on 07 Sep 2011, 07:33 1

1. Leve616 (unregistered)


Count me in!

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 10:21 2

6. firebo14 (Posts: 77; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Samsung Note is better. :]

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 04:45 1

10. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Samsung Note is going for $900 to $1,000 as a list price. Also, these are two different products. The Note is tweener not a tablet but a whole lotta cellphone.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 07:45

2. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


meh.

just did a side by side comparison with the bionic and the original X and they are far too similar, imho. sure, the processor and ram upgrades are nice, but without 4G coverage anywhere near me, this is no where close to being the next phone I purchase....

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 08:02

3. dannyboy (unregistered)


I had the original droid X and i am considering it. dual core, front camera, double ram, 4g which will hopefully be near me in the next 6 months, Hd display, bigger battery which battery life was never a problem with my X. I currently have the charge and although it takes excellent pictures/video and the screen looks great i hate samsungs set up. also it keeps restarting itself about twice a week. I might wait one more month as i have already been waiting to get a new phone since may to see if maybe a new iPhone, droid prime, sg2 or something else may come out by the end of october. Since verizon got rid of you year contracts i have to be more picky with my decisions.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 08:26

5. AKm007 (Posts: 108; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


Get the SGS2 or the prime. Even considering it is stupid. It has the same specs as the half of motorola's portfolio save for a few minor differences.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 08:07

4. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


certainly be more picky and certainly wait a bit longer. at least wait until the iphone get announced. there is way too little known about it to make a decision. plus by then, much more will be known about the prime and/or sgsII

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 12:38

7. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)


First heard about this phone back in January i believe when the tbolt had alot of shine its sad it takes Verizon 9 months to release a phone that is not better than a phone relased 4 months before it (SGS2) The photon pretty much the same phone just not as fast processor was announced and ealeased with 2 months and amonth later this phone comes out not even makin a big impact, For verizon its a good phone cuase there phone are all not so top of theline anymore but if you put it in Sprint Or tmobile line up it wouldnt sell as much, Dan Hesse is right At&T and Verizon do not innovate, They have the worse line up but becuase of popularity and coverage people that know little about phone flock to them, If At&T were to buy tmobile it would be a sad day. TMobile and sprint have the best devicesand release them Quick, The EVO is the first front facing camera 4g big screen 1ghz justa monster phone when it came out, a year later and Bionic barely ups it,

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 15:06

8. jharrisMIA (unregistered)


Why hasnt anyone mentioned zumocast which is not ava.on the phonethat was so much better 4 months ago just saying tthis looks like a full fledge computer allowing you to access your computer items from anywhere?

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 11:02

11. Nunya (unregistered)


I can't believe Verizon thinks everyone is so dumb. The hardware is outdated before it got here and now they want 300 clams. (What it's worth CLAMS! It stinks!) Then they say no to the SG2 that most have been waiting for. They SG2 blows away the Bionic in performance. I hope they have something up the sleeve because Sprint is looking better all the time.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 11:05

12. Nunya (unregistered)


I can't believe Verizon thinks everyone is so dumb. The hardware is outdated before it got here and now they want 300 clams. (What it's worth CLAMS! It stinks!) Then they say no to the SG2 that most have been waiting for. They SG2 blows away the Bionic in performance. I hope they have something up the sleeve because Sprint is looking better all the time.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 11:05

13. Nunya (unregistered)


I can't believe Verizon thinks everyone is so dumb. The hardware is outdated before it got here and now they want 300 clams. (What it's worth CLAMS! It stinks!) Then they say no to the SG2 that most have been waiting for. They SG2 blows away the Bionic in performance. I hope they have something up the sleeve because Sprint is looking better all the time.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 16:48

14. displayname (unregistered)


Verizon can honk its LTE network all it wants but as you many have said the hardware is dated. GS2 will also be dated in a few months at MWC 2012, Samsung will surely debut another faster version of its GS2. There is an LTE version coming to Canada of all places before the U.S. and even Europe. Just a matter of time until the LTE version comes to the States, even if Verizon doesn't want it and opts for the next Google Nexus phone. Not that Nexus S was any better will all the problems with Google Voice and the random rebooting which was patched but happened nonetheless.

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