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Motorola DROID Bionic makes appearance in Best Buy ad

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Motorola DROID Bionic makes appearance in Best Buy ad
A leaked photo of an ad for Best Buy apparently is showing off the re-designed Motorola DROID Bionic. As we reported, Verizon's first dual-core LTE model is expected to launch on August 4th. Unfortunately, the ad doesn't confirm the launch date or reveal a clue about pricing. The phrase "Coming Soon" is placed under the picture of the heavily anticipated phone. 

This leaked ad allegedly shows off the long awaited Motorola DROID Bionic

This leaked ad allegedly shows off the long awaited Motorola DROID Bionic

Originally shown to the public at the CES, Motorola pulled the original DROID Bionic and replaced it with a whole new model and a delayed launch. The specs of the device have been rumored to be all over the place. We had told you about a tweet from Motorola that called for a summer launch of the phone and pictures, possibly of the Motorola DROID Bionic, were leaked near the end of last month.

Now that we have this leaked ad for the Motorola DROID Bionic, an early August launch of the handset seems to make sense. And if that timeframe is correct, it shouldn't be too long until we get the official word from Motorola along with a list of the specs that everyone is dying to see. The ad mentions the dual-core processor under the hood, the HDMI mirroring capabilities, the ability to wirelessly pull files from your computer, and the front-facing camera's ability to support video chat.

So will it be the Motorola DROID 3 or the Motorola DROID Bionic? The latter is 4G enabled and the former isn't. The former has a physical QWERTY and a 4 inch screen while the latter has no physical QWERTY and a screen no smaller than 4.3 inches. Does the look of the device in the ad change your mind one way or the other?

source: Thisismynext via Gizmodo

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posted on 06 Jul 2011, 15:35 2

1. Normil (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 May 2011)


Hurry up already I want it nowwww

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 15:39 2

2. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Like the look, just waiting to see it in person.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 15:51 3

3. smeech (unregistered)


I want this phone, but what bugs me about this leaked "ad" (and being in the business of Marketing/POP Materials) is the use of word "Takeover". This seems to be used incorrectly. Takeover is a business term (i.e. company takeover), whereas--unless I'm wrong--this should say "Take over".

Video chat with dual cameras is an odd bullet point IMO. It IS Best Buy though ;)

I'm probably making too much of this though...

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 16:01 2

5. nadocrew (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


I agree that it is used incorrectly

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 15:57 2

4. se7en11 (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Oct 2009)


Thank goodness there's no qwerty keyboard. I own the original Droid and have only used the keyboard a handful of times. If the Bionic came with one, that would be a deal breaker for me.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 16:33 2

7. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 295; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


That's what the Droid 3 is for. Pretty decent new droid line up. Droid X2- DC/3G Droid 3-DC/KB/3G Droid Bionic-DC/4G. Im all over the Bionic.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 16:29 2

6. Chakra (Posts: 118; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)


Looks awesome. August would be perfect timing for me actually, as my contract is eligible for renewal. Let's do this.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 16:34 2

8. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 295; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


Me too 8/24. So excited!

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 20:12

17. Zx9-R east cages for breakfast (unregistered)


This is off topic, but is your icon from a Troy Lee disign for motorcycle Superbike World Champion Scott Russel?

posted on 14 Jul 2011, 22:49

29. Chakra (Posts: 118; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)


yessir

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 16:37 2

9. jordanx (Posts: 23; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


i need to change my pants

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 17:13 2

10. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I like the Bionic, but I am really interested in seeing what HTC has in store for VZW next.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 18:06 2

11. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


it will be the HTC Hailstorm...

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 18:21 2

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


what is the HTC Hailstorm? o:

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 10:56 1

25. tedkord (Posts: 4255; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It will probably be the HTC ThreeHoursOfBatteryLife. Dual core, qhd TFT LCD screen, LTE. It will be the successor to the HTC ThreeAndAHalfHoursOfBatteryLife I'm using to type this. A major feature will be a 1200mah battery to replace the 1400mah. This will make it lighter.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 18:38 1

13. StillStuckWithDroid (unregistered)


Considering it is not coming with a sd installed I have a hard time thinking anything above 199.00..... if it is droid charge expensive then I am waiting for SGII

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 18:41 1

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


how do you know it's not coming with an SD Card?

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 19:29 1

15. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I'll keep on drooling until the launch date. Someone get me a bucket.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 19:36 1

16. iosmaster (Posts: 115; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


there is an ansewer a drug from our god Steve Jobs its the iGlycopyrrolate it will help with ur drooling

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 20:24 1

18. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 295; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


iosmaster you are hilarious. Anyways i'm on the bionic boat too. when will we reach shore!

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 22:30

20. DroidFreak386 (unregistered)


I have been waiting for the Droid Bionic for the longest time and have been checking the phone arena website for weeeeeksssss! If the Droid Bionic comes out August 4th I'll be at the store august 3rd waiting all night camping out just to finally get my hands on this dual core 4G piece of beauty

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 07:33

21. Sethdras (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)


i just hope it comes with 1g ram. I'm still on the original droid and maybe its just me, but its super slow. browsing is slow, switching between apps has a lag, and my launcher takes about 10 seconds about 5 times aday to load the screen, really frustrating. i need the bionic to have that ram upgrade to match the dual core and LTE. I actually use the physical keyboard allllll the time, way more than the screen, but i am willing to ditch it for more speed. my upgrade is available as of yesterday, cant wait!

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 09:00

27. timber (unregistered)


Yeah, my OG Droid is slow as molasses for me now. Don't know if I can wait for the GSII to be announced and released if this thing finally hits. I guess it depends if it's straight Google or Moto'd out.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 07:35

22. Sethdras (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)


i would also like to hear what HTC is planning for verizon, but i cant wait months longer, which is what it seems HTC is going to do...

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 07:36

23. Ace21 (unregistered)


Hm I just bought the Dx2 im pretty happy with and its fast, but this looks like a beast, i wont how much it will be out of contract? got the DX2 for 150. WIll bionic have updated motoblur? I know its daul core with 1gig of ram its almost a computer crazy....

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 10:41

24. CB2047 (unregistered)


I hope its smaller than 4.3 screen. 3.7 to 4" is perfect

posted on 09 Jul 2011, 14:17

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


it might end up being the rumored 4.5" xD

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 12:58

26. AJ (unregistered)


Will the Bionic be Global? That is the biggest deciding factor. LTE is nice but I can wait the extra 3.5 seconds to download. And for larger downloads I'll seek out WiFi.

Is it Global? that is all I want to know.

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