Verizon's Motorola DROID Bionic teaser site is turned on; register your email to receive timely updates
Actually, there isn't much to say about the site. It doesn't answer some of the more pressing questions that everyone has such as "What is the size of that screen?" and "How much is this phone going to cost me?" What you can do is register your email address on the site to make sure that your email box will get stuffed with launch dates and other info so that you can be the first on your block with this beast in your hand.
To keep the timeline going, soon we should see the dummy units at Verizon stores and the inclusion of the model in Verizon's Device Guide. Before you know it, September 8th will be here. Of course, if the Samsung Stratosphere, expected to launch on the same day, is the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II, you will be hearing the sound of millions of Verizon customers from coast-to-coast, scratching their heads from indecision.
source: Verizon via Engadget
Verizon wants you to register to receive updates on the Motorola DROID Bionic
1. ThisDude (unregistered)
Still haven't got any information from them?
2. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
this sign up page has been around for years. xD
3. tekkie79 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Dec 2009)
4.5" is just TOO big. While I'd take a Motorola over a Samsung any day.. I want a small phone in my pocket and a big tablet in my briefcase. These huge phones are ridiculous.
13. biggles (Posts: 212; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)
To each their own. I'd rather have a phone with as big a display as reasonable and a fully functional notebook/laptop in my briefcase rather than a tablet which combines all the shortcomings of a smartphone with none of the benefits of a laptop.
21. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
the good thing about the Bionic is that it can be both. that's one of it's main attractions to me.
18. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)
guarantee you've never had a phone over 4.0 inches. Its better when you get used to it, dont just something you've never tried.
5. iblackdroid (Posts: 67; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
Umm... Which is gonna have a better battery life? Thats my deal breaker lol
8. tekkie79 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Dec 2009)
The bigger the screen... the bigger the battery drain. I'd think the Nexus would be better on the battery.
6. boostedIS_300 (Posts: 14; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)
i would love for it to have a 4.5 inch screen but i think that should be the limit for any phone anything bigger is kinda of pointless but for me 4.5 is perfect
7. tekkie79 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Dec 2009)
The bigger the screen, the bigger the battery drain.
Also, a 4.5" screen makes it impossible to use a phone in one hand allowing an average person to touch all four corners of the screen with his/her thumb. When you go beyond needing one hand to operate a phone, it is now a tablet. 4.0" is the best size, 4.3" is pushing it but 4.5" would only work for an ogre.
11. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i never knew ,2" could make such a difference in battery life and usability. let's ask the Infuse owners how they're holding up. :P
19. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
The infuse has a 1750 battery so its pretty good.
22. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i can about promise you there won't be anything lower than 1900mAh in the Bionic.
14. biggles (Posts: 212; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)
You're oversimplifying. Pentile matrix provides better efficiency by requiring fewer pixels to be driven for a perceived resolution. Besides, with LCD, resolution will increase power consumption moreso than marginal increase in display size. Also, compacting the frame of a phone to make it more "usable" (in your words) by giving it a smaller display also means a smaller footprint to house a battery, so while that 4" display is smaller and uses less power, there's less power onboard. No advantage there. I also doubt the extra 3.8mm screen width with a 4.5" display is going to push you over the edge, especially when you can mitigate 1-2 mm by taking tightening the edge dimensions of the phone around the display. So really, you're talking about 2mm difference. It's going to make negligible difference, so unless your dainty hands already can't navigate a 4" or 4.3" phone, you'll be fine.
9. UGLYasHELL (unregistered)
it's ugly as hell! did you all see that hump on the back AND that rim which creates a lower lip? the phone is ugly enough you'll have to deal with motoblur and a binged up phone so I'll say NO THANKS.
15. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)
yup cause we all know the performance of a phone and how useful it is is directly related to how good looking it is.
Now I know Apple's and SG2's secret! Processor... nope not important... OS stability and functionality... Nope not needed.
IT HAS TO LOOK GOOD TO WORK RIGHT!
16. justj (unregistered)
Not really, The BIG secrect is , Make Sure they want it, drool over it, throw hints and rumors all around, then say it will be released, Then take it back, then give another release date, then change that one, THEN, once everyone who is an adult has bought the GOOD phone, Send em out, To Grab all the Teens, and No Lifes!! THAT'S the SECRET!!!
20. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
"The last two days we have shown you numerous pictures of the long awaited phone, including one of its naked back!"NAKED BACK YOU SAY???? HAHA STRIP TEASE
24. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Glad to see we have some concrete pictures of the Bionic. It's definitely not the Targa, though it bears some similarities. The Targa will most likely be the Droid X3.
29. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Funny, I think the rear of the phone looks almost identical to the Targa pics leaked earlier this year. The front is different and it doesn't have a 13 MP camera, but the overall shape is the same.
30. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
No, the front and back are shaped drastically different. On the Tarts the back hump was shaped a lot more like the original X, and the screen took up way more of the front.
25. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
Please bring out that WEAK DROID BIONIC so my EVO 3D can PIMP SLAP IT LIKE IT DOES ALL THE OTHER DEVICES....
26. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
the only thing your EVO 3D can pimp slap is a single core phone. xD
31. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 295; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)
lol for real the only dual core phone pimp slapping anything right is the sgs2
32. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
and the Droid 3, it'll slap a hoe for lookin' at it wrong. ;P
27. CobaltBlue (unregistered)
Given that the gradual "hump" on the back was not on the original Bionic, and was included on the renderings of the Targa, I actually am tempted to believe Motorola scrapped the original design entirely and sped up production of the Targa or at least used its housing design.
There is still that mysterious rounded phone with very thin frame pictured in a Motorola slip up leak. Could that be the Dinara? Given the delays on the Bionic and slow release of new products, either Motorola has been cooking up some majorly exciting products, or they are scratching their heads figuring out where to go from here.
28. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
that's what Sniggs and I are thinking. o: