Latest rumor pegs the Motorola DROID BIONIC for early September launch

Latest rumor pegs the Motorola DROID BIONIC for early September launch
Despite the consistent rumors we've been hearing so far about a 8/4 Motorola DROID BIONIC launch, the latest "insider tip" from Motorola reps claims that Verizon's stores will be getting the manufacturer's first LTE handset around 9/1.

The Motorola source also sent a new picture of the device, and said its screen is the same as the one on the Motorola DROID X2 and DROID 3, but sans the ghosting. Also, the whole interface felt extremely snappy.

September launch is still not too late, although we'd much prefer to see it next Thursday. It could have scored some good sales in the month of August, given that the US carrier versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II are coming later next month, and the next iPhone won't show up until the fall either.

If this early September rumor is true, then the Motorola DROID BIONIC will have some tough times in sales, battling those two juggernauts from Samsung and Apple, despite its already iconic status. Hopefully the LTE connectivity will make up for the delay.

source: Droidlife

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DROID BIONIC
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1735 mAh(10.83h talk time)

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22 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Just give me the Function and this phone wont even matter.

2. boostedIS_300

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

im getting so tired of waiting for this damn phone its sicking theres starting to piss me the f+#* off! im about to erase bionic from my mind and say Iphone 5 all the way !

3. robert1990

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 20, 2011

this phone is going to have a succesor by the time its realised if they delay it anymore

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Just about every LTE phone has been delayed and more than once. This shouldn't surprise anyone, disappoint yes but not surprise.

5. hehREALLY unregistered

it's not even going to be a fight SGS2 will win!

6. StillStuckWithDroid

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

WTF?!?!?!? I think we have been patient enough Motorola/Verizon this is total s**t if it is true.........everything we have heard said early August....even the rep I talked to at a store made it obvious he had been through the training on the phone....and wouldn't confirm the launch date (as all good VWZ are to do) but when I mentioned when I was walking away I would see him in August....he smiled and said see you on the 4th if it is delayed yet again it is simply going to piss those that have patiently waited for it off so bad that they will just go to something else......everyday they delay they LOSE sales....people that get fed up and buy a competitors phone

8. blahblah unregistered

i dont think you could have said it any better! if this is true, i am going for the SGSII! i want the bionic...but i will not wait another month!

7. StillStuckWithDroid

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Someone on another site brought up a good point before they launched the Thunderbolt there were ads....the lightning hitting the tree.....the kid pulling to phone out the Droid charge had a pre release ad campaign also .....don't remember too much of what it was because I already knew I wasn't buying that phone If there was a release as big as the Bionic coming in 8 days ........wouldn't we have seen commercials by now??? that alone should tell us that this thing is delayed yet again I have always been a Motorola guy (ok I bought an LG once) but if the Function comes out first I am gone on principle alone I am done waiting......oh wait wasn't that the Bionics catch phrase "the end of waiting" ironic

9. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Why are people even bothering waiting in the first place? It's a Motorola phone, it's no different than the others out there.

10. KingTuck unregistered

Motorola gotta be the stupidest brand seen in recent times. Thought they were sorta dependable but Verizon is even dumber for having to continue to wait and continue to lose more and more customers. Verizion and Mtorola are now gonna be known as Bert & Ernie for making noodle head decisions. I mean how stupid could they be combined? They can't jus hype the phone up, give false release dates and expect ppl to sit back and wait. And so far from the comments i read of others on here, they jus lost more customers. Not smart business Bert & Ernie along wit your cost for data plans now. They should be real bold and jus wait till the iphone5 comes out and see how many ppl will wait then.

11. tbssawd07 unregistered

Done waiting! August 4th was my deadline, moving on to Galaxy S2.

20. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Good luck getting the SGSII by your deadline, you'll be waiting longer!

12. timber unregistered

I'm done waiting for it. I've been able to upgrade for 2 months now but at this point I'll wait for the next LTE phone after this one. Whether it be the GSII or an as of yet unannounced HTC. No phone with this many delays has a chance of being good.

13. lollol unregistered

you havent been waiting that long only two months people have like 5 months and more...

15. timber unregistered

I've been waiting since it was first rumored back in the Winter. I could have done an early upgrade but my "official" time just came up 2 months ago.

14. J Flint unregistered

Doesn't that picture look a lot like the Droid 3? I don't think this tipster has his info correct.

16. 14tharoad

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

done waiting'' going for the motorola photon,sprint just put the word out their going ''lte''so who needs verizon!!!!!

17. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Like i said before, first one in stores wins my upgrade. I'm DONE playing the waiting game.

18. timber unregistered

Moto should be ashamed of themselves for letting LG beat them to the LTE market.

19. hollywood71

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 08, 2011

So glad i didn't wait for the bionic...this whole thing has been a huge fiasco. I went with the Droid 3 and have been very, very happy. What a joke...if I were the CEO of Motorola, I'd be firing the bionic team. So many delays and level of incompetance is inexcusable! If I had an opportunity to trade back my Droid 3, and the bionic turns out to be a good phone I wouldn't...just on principle!

21. StillStuckWithDroid

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

I will be honest ......not only am I done with the Bionic.....I am done with Motorola this whole thing left such a bad taste in my mouth I am purposely upgrading both mine and my sons phones to something other than Motorola. They simply do not deserve mine nor anyones money......it is time for their senior management team to be shown the door and new blood int here that knows that their loyal customers need to be considered

22. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

they had me at "Bionic".. and lost me on "delayed"....

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