Additional leaks show that September 8th is the launch date for the Motorola DROID BIONIC
posted by John V. / Sep 01, 2011, 12:13 PM
As much as Motorola and Verizon are keeping things on the down low with this beauty, two new leaks provide more evidence that we’re nearing an eventual launch. First and foremost, we’re presented with a leaked document that visibly details September 8th as the launch date for the handset in “all channels.” Additionally, another one mentions that Costco will also be selling the LTE enabled smartphone on launch day as well, which seemingly confirms the information we received from our own tipster yesterday.
Now that September is officially here, we’re sure that it won’t be long before Motorola or Verizon comes out with an official announcement regarding the seemingly long time coming smartphone. Is this going to be one of the handsets you’ll consider picking up this fall?
source: Droid Life & Android Central via Unwired View
I can't wait for next Thursday .... and I also got confirmation from avow rep that it will come out on the 8th and that it will be $249
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 12:21 PM 0
Posts: 725; Member since: Dec 21, 2010
Wow 249? Really? If that's true, ill be getting a dock for it too. I REALLY wanted a SGS2 but Verizon's supposedly getting the almighty Nexus Prime which unfortunately i cant wait it out for. My Droid X has served me well tho. Lol
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 12:38 PM 0
Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011
I too have the Droid X and bought it launch day last July. I have been up for an upgrade since June 3rd of this year, I update my phone every 11 months on a two year contract for like the last 4 years with the exception of this year, because I'm waiting for something really impressive.
posted on Sep 06, 2011, 2:15 PM 0
Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 06, 2011
The rep was wrong, I'm afraid. Listen up, Droid Bionic enthusiasts: 30min ago I went to a new VZW store in my area that I hadn't been to before; just wanted to confirm that they'd receive the phone on the 8th & check what time they opened. You can place pre-orders in the stores NOW (apparently stores have been taking pre-orders for at least the past few days). The phone is priced at $299.99. If you pre-order, you pay the $299.99 up front; if you're due an upgrade discount, it'll be refunded to you on the day you pick up the phone (minus applicable sales tax). BTW I had a chance to play with a Bionic, too. Not too shabby. Yeah the design is basic/plain as heck. But it's not totally humungous & actually felt comfortable in my medium-sized hand; not too heavy, either. I'll admit I'm no fan of the Blur stuff, but the operation is snappy & I didn't encounter any lapse when rotating the phone & opening/switching through apps.
posted on Sep 06, 2011, 1:31 PM 0
Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009
It's gonna be this or the Prime, my X didn't take too kindly to 2.3 and Froyo is not nearly as good. I think an unlocked bootloader will make or break the bionic for me. if it's locked I'll wait a month for Prime, if it's unlocked I may opt to buy it.
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 12:44 PM 0
Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010
I am curious how well the Bionic is going to sell. The fact that VZW is taking a pass on Sammy's GSII hints that there is something else in the pipeline that will eclipse the GSII. Plus the pending release of a new iPhone should further dampen what could have been a sales success if the Bionic had been released back in 2Q of 2011. I wonder if this is the classic example of a day late and a dollar short?
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 1:16 PM 0
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):