Verizon to display the Motorola Droid Bionic on July 29 and selling it on August 4
0. phoneArena posted on 26 Jul 2011, 18:41
Stores have received official notification informing them that they will receive the Droid Bionic later this month and to have it on public display starting July 29th, and will most likely be placed here. The email also points to August 4th as the release date. It does not give a price, though most believe it will be around $299 with contract.
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2. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 26 Jul 2011, 18:59 6 3
Sorry but with the news of the SGS2 coming out, I really could care less about this phone. Even if the Function doesnt have LTE, I could care less. I don't have and won't have LTE in over a year anyway and I'd rather spend less and have better battery life with a thinner design. Besides LTE seems to make phones really buggy. Maybe the Bionic will make a change in that but I know the SGS2 will be able to run circles around this phone anyway.
24. whiteman (unregistered) posted on 26 Jul 2011, 23:33 1 0
true to that and also I bet the SGS2 won't be $299 with contract. Actually is there even any other phone with other carriers that come with such a high price?
28. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 27 Jul 2011, 01:40 0 0
Im just glad android finally has a lag free superphone. Let's like the specs keep getting better, more features being added, screen resolutions and sizes getting bigger but yet the lag has always remained. Finally that is about to change. The phrase iphone killer is dead. Now everyone will want to be an sgs2 killer.
39. TreyTreyTaylor posted on 27 Jul 2011, 11:24 0 0
I definitely agree with you about the sgs2 being the best phone right now. But i believe the Bionic will be on the same level as it because of that DDR2 ram. I can't wait to see the official specs on friday. Because if it doesn't live up to it's hype, i'll be getting the first samsung phone I've ever had.
51. JamesBurkett (unregistered) posted on 29 Jul 2011, 17:39 0 0
*And with TouchWiz, you'll be sorry you did.
43. FD1 (unregistered) posted on 27 Jul 2011, 14:50 1 0
If the SGS2 is 4G then I would say yeah but if its only 3G on Verizon's network when it comes out then I'd say what a waste of a good phone. 4G is where it is at...Period!
44. jkapster posted on 27 Jul 2011, 22:57 0 0
The only gripe i have with Samsung is the fact that their software updates are horrible (ie it took forever to get Froyo!) So I'm considering jumping the sammy ship to HTC or Motorola. At least their updates are timely!
3. AttaBoy (unregistered) posted on 26 Jul 2011, 19:02 0 0
5. BuyingAPhoneSoon (unregistered) posted on 26 Jul 2011, 19:10 0 0
I was really interested in the phone at one point, but I think I'll wait a while. I have a suspicion that the battery life will be terrible and that it will use the same mediocre screen from this years Droid devices.
I'll be holding on a little longer to see how the U.S. SGSII turns out, as well as what happens with iPhone 5 and new Mango devices (I hear theres an SGSII Mango clone in the works?). As much as I love Android I feel it may be time for me try a different OS, unless the SGSII or outstanding Bionic reviews can convince me to stay.
7. Thump3rDX17 posted on 26 Jul 2011, 19:22 0 0
i just got my Droid 3 today and i don't mind the pentile matrix that much. it at least saves battery life and the blacks look a little better than the Droid 2 i came from.
14. CRICKETownz posted on 26 Jul 2011, 20:11 1 1
loving my Droid3. not a big fan of qwerty keyboard phones but this one is a true upgrade from the Droid2. especially love the version of blur they put on it.
16. Thump3rDX17 posted on 26 Jul 2011, 20:33 0 0
yeah, i was actually kind of torn between keeping it stock or putting GO Launcher EX on but in the end i decided i'd keep it stock for a while.
12. sgogeta4 posted on 26 Jul 2011, 20:03 4 0
The first Motorola DROID phone was awesome. IPS panel, Gorilla glass, unlocked bootloader... I know most people don't like Motoblur, but that is easily changed.
13. doubleD posted on 26 Jul 2011, 20:10 2 1
I tried WP7 to check it out. Coming from android, WP7 was a complete disapointment. WP7 felt like it was designed for 1st time smartphone buyers or people over the age of 50.
8. WOW^^this guy^^ (unregistered) posted on 26 Jul 2011, 19:24 1 0
10. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 26 Jul 2011, 19:33 4 0
@Angry Dumbfuck It's annoying trolls like you the reason most of us hate Apple. They produce not horrible products, but morons who worship the products.
15. CRICKETownz posted on 26 Jul 2011, 20:15 1 0
maybe that is hawk masquerading under an unregistered tag.
17. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 26 Jul 2011, 20:41 4 0
That or The Miz. Hell maybe they are all the same person. I can't believe there are so many losers in the world.
52. JamesBurkett (unregistered) posted on 29 Jul 2011, 17:42 0 0
You're a real idiot. I wonder if people who run Android go to the iFail blog and bash them? Stooge.
11. Fuk Yall Haters (unregistered) posted on 26 Jul 2011, 19:51 0 5
f**k yall haters, this phone is the s**t!
18. 14tharoad posted on 26 Jul 2011, 21:36 0 2
finally'''' the bionic becomes real,now comes the decision,the' bionic 'and verizon or the 'photon' and sprint? any suggestions...........
19. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 26 Jul 2011, 22:19 1 2
Neither. SGS2 on Verizon, or SGS2 on Sprint, or SGS2 on AT&T.
20. Oof (unregistered) posted on 26 Jul 2011, 22:55 0 0
Verizon by far has the fastest 4g.
SGS2: samsung comes out with new devices often and could leave you and you Galaxy in the dust as far a technology goes.
Bionic on the other hand you would have the latest motorola device for about a year. Since the dinara is set to release during the holidays, you need to add 6 months to that timeframe.
22. Thump3rDX17 posted on 26 Jul 2011, 23:30 1 0
if you feel more on the patient side and you're just not a Motorola fan boy like me you'd probably be better off waiting and seeing if Samsung surprises us with 4G connectivity on any of the US variants which i definitely doubt will happen on Sprint or Verizon's versions but i've been wrong before and i wouldn't want to steer you wrong but i will say Verizon's version is highly unlikely to get LTE due to the size of these first generation LTE radios they're still using as far as i know of so if you're eyeing Verizon more i can pretty much tell you now there are some worthy trade offs between the Bionic and GSII with the Bionic having Webtop and LTE and the Galaxy S II obviously with it's well above satisfactory performance and there's also the chance it could be Binged with Verizon so you might want to think about that but if you're eyeing Sprint and the Photon i say definitely wait for their version of the Galaxy S II because personally i don't think WiMAX makes enough of a difference to tip the scale in favor of the Photon at all even though it has Webtop functionality points same as the Bionic.
40. Thump3rDX17 posted on 27 Jul 2011, 12:37 0 0
*UPDATES* apparently i was quick to put my foot in my mouth. it appears Sprint's version the Within has just passed the FCC with WiMAX and Verizon tweeted that it's version the Function will have LTE. i'm very surprised by this so after these new developments i'd by all means suggest getting the Galaxy S II if you decide Sprint but if you decide Verizon i would recommend taking a look at the Bionic first in case it has better battery life.
42. Thump3rDX17 posted on 27 Jul 2011, 13:37 0 0
*MORE UPDATES* apparently Verizon has yet again jumped the gun regarding a Galaxy S II report. no LTE support that we're aware of.
21. Sniggly posted on 26 Jul 2011, 23:22 0 0
Hmm. Too bad I got the Atrix instead already. No way I can afford 300 spartans- I mean bucks- on a phone right now. And Verizon's prices are too high. But if I didn't have those issues, the Bionic it would be.
29. Sniggly posted on 27 Jul 2011, 01:43 0 0
The Atrix is awesome, from what I've been able to see of it so far. My friend borrowed it today to check out the signal in her office, and she's borrowing it tomorrow to see how it works at her chalet an hour away. So I won't really get a full day with it until Thursday. :(
But the Gingerbread update rocks. I mean, I can't believe that you can uninstall AT&T's bloatware without rooting now. The only thing that troubles me is that Youtube playback seems oddly pixelated, while it plays perfectly on my X. You would think the higher resolution and smaller screen would make the images sharper, but instead it almost looks like I'm looking at the screen from the wrong angle.
Otherwise it's fine; battery lasts all day with minor usage and then some, screen is brilliant, the phone is smooth and benchmarking over 2500, the native task manager allows me to actually stop apps easily and quickly, web browser is relatively smooth, the fingerprint unlock works flawlessly.... I couldn't be happier. :)
30. biophone posted on 27 Jul 2011, 02:10 2 0
The atrix seems underrated to me. Huge battery 4 inch screen dual core 4g. It sounds like some phone.
33. Sniggly posted on 27 Jul 2011, 02:26 0 0
Yeah, I unplugged the phone at about 9 in the morning, and now it's 2:30 and it's still rocking 50 percent. Granted, it hasn't been used that much today, but it still would've dropped more battery if it really sucked. My X would have been dead hours ago.
And don't forget the gig of ram. :)
31. HTCiscool posted on 27 Jul 2011, 02:18 0 0
I stillv stand with the Sensation, there is however some speculation that some games won't all work properly on screens with qHD res.
34. Sniggly posted on 27 Jul 2011, 02:37 0 0
The Sensation is f**king fantastic. Don't regret your decision. I love Sense 3.0, just as much as I like New Blur. As long as you get good reception wherever you need to be on a regular basis, you can't beat it.
Not to mention that with T-Mobile you'll never be charged overage for data. When you run out of high speed data they just cut you down to a slower speed until your bilk cycles. I think they're also the only carrier that allows you to split the cost of an upgrade up over several bills, and they're just plain less expensive than the competition.
35. HTCiscool posted on 27 Jul 2011, 05:32 0 0
yep that I can agree on
41. Thump3rDX17 posted on 27 Jul 2011, 12:41 0 0
yeah, if not Verizon then i'd go to T-Mobile in a heartbeat and if that happened now i'd definitely get the G2x but it's not and i'm happy with my Droid 3, great phone, only 2 things is the RAM shortage and i don't like the hot yellow keyboard accents, i wish they were blue again but both really minor things.
25. whiteman posted on 26 Jul 2011, 23:43 0 0
so does this mean verizon will sell the gs2 for more money than any other carriers?
26. Thump3rDX17 posted on 26 Jul 2011, 23:55 0 0
we can all only speculate with the little knowledge we have about that if we have any at all. xD
27. BigHeadBunny (unregistered) posted on 27 Jul 2011, 01:37 0 0
Wait would it be like Verizon to have a typo? Its, it is, It's
Would spell check pick that up or am I the only one who noticed this...
32. HTCiscool posted on 27 Jul 2011, 02:19 0 0
Maybe i did walk into the T-mo store too soon :(
36. photoshop (unregistered) posted on 27 Jul 2011, 06:10 0 1
Look at the text. Two different dates for the same product? More fake bs
38. Sniggly posted on 27 Jul 2011, 10:30 0 0
No, not really. It makes sense that they'll want to build more awareness of the phone before launch by putting it in the stores.
37. Joel (unregistered) posted on 27 Jul 2011, 08:49 2 0
I'm in there like swimwear!!!
45. spooner2007 (unregistered) posted on 28 Jul 2011, 00:14 0 2
not the first dual core 4g lte device for verizon, thunderbolt was.
49. TreyTreyTaylor posted on 28 Jul 2011, 15:33 0 0
no it wasn't there is no current dual core lte phone X)
47. DroidGod posted on 28 Jul 2011, 08:16 0 0
Ive been told by reliable source that the phone would release in Sept.
48. thatman_blaze (unregistered) posted on 28 Jul 2011, 11:49 0 0
The thunderbolt is not dual core.
50. drscot (unregistered) posted on 29 Jul 2011, 09:46 0 0
Evidently not true. Contacted my local Verizon store on 29 July and was told that they have had absolutely NO communication about the Motorola Bionic. If they are supposed to be displaying the phone starting today they ought to have it in their hot little hands. They don't! I think I'm going to jump ship with Verizon and look for another phone elsewhere. Will wait until 4 August just to be sure though.