Display shows room made for Motorola DROID Bionic; handset is "Coming Soon"

Display shows room made for Motorola DROID Bionic; handset is
What's missing from this display?

What's missing from this display?

A new Verizon display unit is the subject of the picture you see to the right. Obviously, there is a phone missing to the left of the Motorola DROID X2 and to the right of the Motorola DROID 3. The placeholder shows what apparently will be a unit with a 4.3 inch display (note how it lines up with the DROID X2) and currently is plastered with the phrase "Coming Soon".

Now, what phone do we know that has a 4.3 inch screen, is being manufactured by Motorola for Verizon, and indeed is coming soon. Yeah, it's a tough guess-NOT! It is another sign that the Motorola DROID Bionic is on the way. You guys and gals who have been holding on to your well-earned updates are getting closer to the day when you are holding this eagerly awaited device. We now have seen some accessories listed at Amazon and a display housing for Big Red. The big moment is seemingly at hand.

source: DroidForums via AndroidCentral

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DROID BIONIC
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1735 mAh

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35 Comments

1. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

I have the Thunderbolt currently but am really contemplating getting this device. I just hope Motorola has kept their dirty blur off it as much as possible. Im definitely partial to sense ui but this Tbolt struggles.

2. T unregistered

Go Launcher Ex fixes the Blur skins on my new Droid 3 & now I like it :)

3. Sethdras

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

i want this now, i dont know how people like their original droids still, i am still using the first droid and i think its extra slow and it freezes on me all time, i notice lag almost any switch. i have my last new every two ready to go! just let me buy this!

35. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

I've been using the Original Droid for the past 2-3 years and it's a great phone. IPS panel, PowerVR, and CortexA8. Using CM7, SetCPU and while it's not as fast as the newest phones, it holds its own for its age. It's well built and definitely one of the best from Motorola (most of the newer ones are locked down hard). I'm due for an upgrade but I'm waiting for the Galaxy S2 as it has excellent hardware and is very open to mods (supercurio is awesome), so hopefully it will support Verizon's 4G because that would make it the phone to beat.

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Sorry, Bionic. You're arriving too late. Although Verizon would have charged too much for me to afford anyway. :(

5. Writers! unregistered

Wow, you're writers are terrible.

22. Nunyabiznaz unregistered

And you're a terrible grammar typer. It's "Your writers are terrible", not "You're writers are terrible"

23. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

..a terrible grammar typer? your point is valid but you shouldn't talk after saying that.

6. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

the phone i was waiting for

7. DroidGod

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Sniggly I am highly disappointed that you left the Motorola tribe and joined the HTC squad... what gives?

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Cost and timing. I had until August 1st to get a new phone. T-mobile was affordable and they have coverage. And there are no high end Motorola phones on T-Mobile. :(

9. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

gasp! you should've gotten the G2x! o:

12. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

dont forget the HTC sensation and MYtouch4G slide. :)

13. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

both fine phones but now that the G2x is getting Gingerbread nothing will be able to keep up with it in terms of speed except for the GSII. ;]

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The phone I got is the Sensation. I didn't get the G2X because the reps say the phone has issues, and I like HTC better anyway. But... I just learned that there's no coverage in a critical area. So now it's probably bye bye to T-Mobile and hello to AT&T or staying with Verizon and getting the Bionic on upgrade. If I go with AT&T I'll be getting the ATRIX.

20. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

the issues should be resolved with the Gingerbread update that just went live yesterday i think. the Atrix won't be so different than the Droid Bionic i suppose especially after it gets Gingerbread.

28. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Gonna be a slight price jump from the Atrix to the Bionic, the cheapskate in me yells.... Too bad about the coverage on T-Mobile. Find it hard to believe that St. Louis doesn't have great coverage on all the networks. I just borrowed a Sprint phone from someone I know, to try out the reception in my area. With my discount, Sprint would have saved us tons of cash. But, wow. Just horrid indoor coverage. In the plant I work in, I could make a call, here the ringing, walk in a circle and drop the signal in mid-step. Really a let down. So I do feel your pain.

29. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The city itself has okay coverage, but my friends (who went on the same plan as me and dictate which carrier we go to) have a second house out at a resort where t-mobile is supposed to have good coverage, but in reality has none at all. And now I have a chance to pick up the Atrix for 75 bucks. You can't beat that with a stick. :)

10. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i have no doubt anymore that this will be out before the first week of August is over. how exciting. ;D

11. DroidGod

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Yea.. thats my thumbs down. Now i dont have a Moto guy to make "Miz" stfu hahaha

14. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

you haz meee! :D

16. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I'm still a Moto guy, man. But Miz hates Android overall anyway. :P

31. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 725; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

I'm so pleased to here that sniggly. Besides we'll both end up with ICS probably anyways.

17. DroidGod

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Does he? I wouldnt of guessed that hahaha. Thump3r which Moto do you have? Whats your opinion on the Bionic? Honestly?

21. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

my dad and i have the Droid X and 2 right now but our Droid 3 and X2 will be here Tuesday. i'll be using the Droid 3 but my dad is just going to return the X2 and get the Bionic when it comes out which i think will be a worthy upgrade considering it has LTE and a Dual-Core processor so there should be no trade off except for passing up the GSII (Function) for it's smooth operation and the impact it's abilities will have on the battery life which may or may not be an issue with this phone, it's probably the main concern Moto had with the phone so it'll be interesting to see what they've done to try to fix it.

18. Boo Ya! unregistered

Boo Ya! Thunderbolt!

19. DroidGod

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Not quite

24. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Here's my issue with Motorola phones. It's not Blur or anything like that at all actually. It's how narrow and oversized their phones are. You put the Droid X and the Samsung Infuse together and the Infuse is actually shorter and much wider(way better typing, webpage viewing, and overall video watching experience.) And the Infuse has a 4.5 inch display compared to the 4.3 on the Droid X and again...it's shorter. The Droid X has too much wasted space and the screens are always too narrow. The viewing experience on phones like the Thunderbolt, Infuse, and Droid Charge for example are much better because of the wider screens. I feared that Motorola would once again drop the ball on their display size with the Bionic. It appears the Bionic will be the Droid X2 with LTE and MAYBE 1GB of RAM. Don't get me wrong, it's not going to be a bad phone. But I will go for the SGS2 because of the better display and faster processor.

25. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

However, the aspect ratio on the DROID X makes for better widescreen viewing, and wider phones like the Evo just don't fit as well into my hand. On the other hand, 16:9 phones like the X and Sensation fit comfortably. Ergonomics may be their reasoning here.

26. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

yeah, i agree with Sniggly on this one a more extreme comparison would be between a Motorola XOOM or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. an iPad 2. doing things in different orientations doesn't make for much difference on the 4:3 aspect ratio of the iPad but on a 16:9 ratio it grants you more versatility, for instance when you're watching a movie you get the true widescreen effect in landscape and in portrait you have a taller and narrower screen for when you're trying to find something on a web page or you have a list to look at. i know it's not as extreme with phones but some added advantages to 16:9 on a phone is a wider landscape on-screen keyboard which some people prefer and then like Sniggly says for Ergonomics as well and then of course everything else i mentioned on a smaller scale.

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