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Tweet confirms September 8th launch for the Motorola DROID BIONIC

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Tweet confirms September 8th launch for the Motorola DROID BIONIC
Another day, more Motorola DROID BIONIC news. According to a tweet from @DROID BIONIC, which is the official Motorola Twitter account for the phone, the Motorola DROID BIONIC will "be in your hands" on September 8th. That is not really much of a surprise since we reported that leaked Verizon documents pointed to September 8th as being the release date for the model. What might be more of a surprise would be if Verizon prices the handset under the $299.99 price of the Samsung Droid Charge and the price listed as the Minimum Advertised Price for the phone.

A leaked flyer reveals Costco's deal for the DROID BIONIC

A leaked flyer reveals Costco's deal for the DROID BIONIC

Information from a leaked flyer shows that Costco plans on offering quite a deal for Motorola DROID BIONIC buyers. For the same $299.99 that Big Red is allegedly going to charge for the phone, those purchasing the device from the warehouse membership club will be getting more than $150 worth of extras bundled with the phone. The special deal will give DROID BIONIC buyers a desktop dock, a car dock and an extra battery with a charger all thrown in for free.

And one last piece of information about the Motorola DROID BIONIC. According to an anonymous source for Phandroid, the device will have a special sensor that will lock the phone and turn off the screen when the device is placed into your pocket.

source: Twitter, Phandroid 

UPDATE: We contacted Motorola and they actually said that this isn't an official channel of theirs. So, it seems we're back to just speculation now.

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posted on 28 Aug 2011, 15:03 3

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


the Droid 3 will lock when you put it in your pocket too.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 15:13 1

31. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


oh man, between the HTC Vigor and Samsung Prime.... this phone already looks old. haha sorry moto.

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 15:23 2

2. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Yyyyyyyeeeeeeesssssss. I cant believe its happening.

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 16:51

5. xmrrushx (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


I don't even think most employees at the mobile side of Motorola believe its happening either. I mean they've only been working on it im guessing a little under a year to get it right.

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 18:07

8. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Its def going to be delayed again. Hahaha

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 15:14 1

32. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


no it wont

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 15:34

3. NYTEACH (unregistered)


That's one sweet deal. Def going to check this out at Costco

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 16:20

4. GonzoFro (unregistered)


I wonder if the docks require the phone to be out of a case?

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 16:52

6. xmrrushx (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


looking at the current docks out for older droids i feel that this is a reality.

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 17:29 2

7. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Sweet. Finally. And only four days before my birthday too! I wonder if I dare ask for this as a present... *truly evil grin*

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 18:08 2

9. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Do it man this will be one of the best phones for the best carrier.

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 22:24 4

14. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


It's not everyday that you get to turn 10.

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 23:24 2

20. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah, especially since a ten year old is more mature than you, amirite?

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 00:19 1

22. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Whatever makes you sleep at night lol

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 01:10 1

24. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Miz, I assume that in your case, it's the Telescreen..

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 03:04 1

27. snowgator (Posts: 3293; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


And what flavor do you want your Bionic shaped Ice Cream Cake? :-)

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 03:07 1

28. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Chocolate, of course. I've always loved chocolate. :)

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 03:11 2

30. snowgator (Posts: 3293; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


In the mail, buddy. Shouldn't take too long from Danville, IL to St. Louis.

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 20:25

11. Ice (unregistered)


Did anyone even bother to read the other tweets from @droidbionic? It's fake. Bad grammar, and in this case it is only reporting what a thousand other sites (including phone arena) have already reported. In the past, it has reported 'official news' about a day after the 'official news' broke. Look at their timeline yourself. That doesn't strike anyone else as odd?

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 21:01

12. FUCKIN LOVE HACKIN PHONEZ (unregistered)


If it doesn't have an unlocked bootloader I'm taking my business elsewhere I tell you huwat....

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 21:24

13. PICKMEeveryone (unregistered)


Bionic will still be over shadowed by the likes of GS2 and it' variant LTE version

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 22:25 2

15. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Bionic will be overshadowed by the iPhone because let's face the facts, no one on Verizon gives a crap about Android phones with all of the bloat on them.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 03:09

29. snowgator (Posts: 3293; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Okay, we know Miz is picking fights. But, come on now. Who really can defend bloatware?? It's my phone, I paid for it. I am fine with it coming with Verizons crap on it. But if I want Verizon's bull-snot off my phone, I should be able to have it dumped off my phone by them when I buy it. Period. End of Story.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 17:13 1

34. bluey (unregistered)


The iPhone is too small to overshadow anything. And although the bloat is there, having a ton of options on a phone is a lot better than having almost none. And the phone can always be rooted to free up space.

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 22:27

16. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


And I'm sure it'll come with over 30+ preloaded apps all just for their lovely Android fans.

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 22:44

17. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


man i hate the preloaded apps that come with my sister's iPhone. Notes? who needs that bloatware

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 00:20

23. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Lol, iPhone is vanilla unlike everything Android on Verizon.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 17:16 1

35. bluey (unregistered)


Android has "vanilla" phones as well. The Experia Play is one. And who the F really cares if there are extra apps on a phone? ITS CALLED root. There are actually ways to get rid of the bloatware. But Miz you wouldn't know anything about that, it's too complicated for you. That is why you can't use anything more advanced than an iPhone. That phone is meant for people who are simple-minded. Good job feeling proud about that, LOL.

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 22:48

18. Penny (Posts: 1265; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Costco had a good deal when my brother got the Samsung Droid Charge for Verizon too. It was still $300 at Verizon, he got it for $180 at Costco with their standard package of a generic case, car charger, etc.

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 23:14

19. krammer (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Aug 2011)


Is this new droid worth monies? I am tired of reading the reviews atleast I would like some feedback please.........


Thanks

posted on 28 Aug 2011, 23:36

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


yes. this Droid is worth all your monies if you need a phone ASAP.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 02:53

25. bionic (unregistered)


According to a vzw rep the bionic is gonna cost $249 and its scheduled to be launch on sept 8.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 03:01

26. snowgator (Posts: 3293; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


There are three LTE choices without dual core on Verizon. There are a couple of dual core options without LTE on Verizon. The Bionic has LTE on board. Dual core is on board. What is it's rival on Big Red? If it has any battery life at all, this will assume Android flagship and hold it until Sometime in 2012, forget the price.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 15:17

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


it will in fact rule all machines with it's diverse specs and great power.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 21:57

37. Ferrero (unregistered)


Played with the phone today, operated very smoothly and I liked the speed. It is a bit thicker than my Droid X but for an LTE phone I think it's the best looking one in the lineup.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 23:31

38. Andy Lam (unregistered)


Moto and Verizon confirmed that tweet is fake

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