Motorola DROID Bionic makes appearance in Best Buy ad

Motorola DROID Bionic makes appearance in Best Buy ad
A leaked photo of an ad for Best Buy apparently is showing off the re-designed Motorola DROID Bionic. As we reported, Verizon's first dual-core LTE model is expected to launch on August 4th. Unfortunately, the ad doesn't confirm the launch date or reveal a clue about pricing. The phrase "Coming Soon" is placed under the picture of the heavily anticipated phone

Originally shown to the public at the CES, Motorola pulled the original DROID Bionic and replaced it with a whole new model and a delayed launch. The specs of the device have been rumored to be all over the place. We had told you about a tweet from Motorola that called for a summer launch of the phone and pictures, possibly of the Motorola DROID Bionic, were leaked near the end of last month.

Now that we have this leaked ad for the Motorola DROID Bionic, an early August launch of the handset seems to make sense. And if that timeframe is correct, it shouldn't be too long until we get the official word from Motorola along with a list of the specs that everyone is dying to see. The ad mentions the dual-core processor under the hood, the HDMI mirroring capabilities, the ability to wirelessly pull files from your computer, and the front-facing camera's ability to support video chat.

So will it be the Motorola DROID 3 or the Motorola DROID Bionic? The latter is 4G enabled and the former isn't. The former has a physical QWERTY and a 4 inch screen while the latter has no physical QWERTY and a screen no smaller than 4.3 inches. Does the look of the device in the ad change your mind one way or the other?

source: Thisismynext via Gizmodo

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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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28 Comments

1. Normil

Posts: 17; Member since: May 02, 2011

Hurry up already I want it nowwww

2. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Like the look, just waiting to see it in person.

3. smeech unregistered

I want this phone, but what bugs me about this leaked "ad" (and being in the business of Marketing/POP Materials) is the use of word "Takeover". This seems to be used incorrectly. Takeover is a business term (i.e. company takeover), whereas--unless I'm wrong--this should say "Take over". Video chat with dual cameras is an odd bullet point IMO. It IS Best Buy though ;) I'm probably making too much of this though...

5. nadocrew

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

I agree that it is used incorrectly

4. se7en11

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 05, 2009

Thank goodness there's no qwerty keyboard. I own the original Droid and have only used the keyboard a handful of times. If the Bionic came with one, that would be a deal breaker for me.

7. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

That's what the Droid 3 is for. Pretty decent new droid line up. Droid X2- DC/3G Droid 3-DC/KB/3G Droid Bionic-DC/4G. Im all over the Bionic.

6. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

Looks awesome. August would be perfect timing for me actually, as my contract is eligible for renewal. Let's do this.

8. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Me too 8/24. So excited!

17. Zx9-R east cages for breakfast unregistered

This is off topic, but is your icon from a Troy Lee disign for motorcycle Superbike World Champion Scott Russel?

29. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

yessir

9. jordanx

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

i need to change my pants

10. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I like the Bionic, but I am really interested in seeing what HTC has in store for VZW next.

11. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

it will be the HTC Hailstorm...

12. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

what is the HTC Hailstorm? o:

25. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It will probably be the HTC ThreeHoursOfBatteryLife. Dual core, qhd TFT LCD screen, LTE. It will be the successor to the HTC ThreeAndAHalfHoursOfBatteryLife I'm using to type this. A major feature will be a 1200mah battery to replace the 1400mah. This will make it lighter.

13. StillStuckWithDroid unregistered

Considering it is not coming with a sd installed I have a hard time thinking anything above 199.00..... if it is droid charge expensive then I am waiting for SGII

14. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

how do you know it's not coming with an SD Card?

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I'll keep on drooling until the launch date. Someone get me a bucket.

16. iosmaster

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

there is an ansewer a drug from our god Steve Jobs its the iGlycopyrrolate it will help with ur drooling

18. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

iosmaster you are hilarious. Anyways i'm on the bionic boat too. when will we reach shore!

20. DroidFreak386 unregistered

I have been waiting for the Droid Bionic for the longest time and have been checking the phone arena website for weeeeeksssss! If the Droid Bionic comes out August 4th I'll be at the store august 3rd waiting all night camping out just to finally get my hands on this dual core 4G piece of beauty

21. Sethdras

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

i just hope it comes with 1g ram. I'm still on the original droid and maybe its just me, but its super slow. browsing is slow, switching between apps has a lag, and my launcher takes about 10 seconds about 5 times aday to load the screen, really frustrating. i need the bionic to have that ram upgrade to match the dual core and LTE. I actually use the physical keyboard allllll the time, way more than the screen, but i am willing to ditch it for more speed. my upgrade is available as of yesterday, cant wait!

27. timber unregistered

Yeah, my OG Droid is slow as molasses for me now. Don't know if I can wait for the GSII to be announced and released if this thing finally hits. I guess it depends if it's straight Google or Moto'd out.

22. Sethdras

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

i would also like to hear what HTC is planning for verizon, but i cant wait months longer, which is what it seems HTC is going to do...

23. Ace21 unregistered

Hm I just bought the Dx2 im pretty happy with and its fast, but this looks like a beast, i wont how much it will be out of contract? got the DX2 for 150. WIll bionic have updated motoblur? I know its daul core with 1gig of ram its almost a computer crazy....

24. CB2047 unregistered

I hope its smaller than 4.3 screen. 3.7 to 4" is perfect

28. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it might end up being the rumored 4.5" xD

26. AJ unregistered

Will the Bionic be Global? That is the biggest deciding factor. LTE is nice but I can wait the extra 3.5 seconds to download. And for larger downloads I'll seek out WiFi. Is it Global? that is all I want to know.

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