Tweet confirms September 8th launch for the Motorola DROID BIONIC

Tweet confirms September 8th launch for the Motorola DROID BIONIC
Another day, more Motorola DROID BIONIC news. According to a tweet from @DROID BIONIC, which is the official Motorola Twitter account for the phone, the Motorola DROID BIONIC will "be in your hands" on September 8th. That is not really much of a surprise since we reported that leaked Verizon documents pointed to September 8th as being the release date for the model. What might be more of a surprise would be if Verizon prices the handset under the $299.99 price of the Samsung Droid Charge and the price listed as the Minimum Advertised Price for the phone.

Information from a leaked flyer shows that Costco plans on offering quite a deal for Motorola DROID BIONIC buyers. For the same $299.99 that Big Red is allegedly going to charge for the phone, those purchasing the device from the warehouse membership club will be getting more than $150 worth of extras bundled with the phone. The special deal will give DROID BIONIC buyers a desktop dock, a car dock and an extra battery with a charger all thrown in for free.

And one last piece of information about the Motorola DROID BIONIC. According to an anonymous source for Phandroid, the device will have a special sensor that will lock the phone and turn off the screen when the device is placed into your pocket.

source: Twitter, Phandroid 

UPDATE: We contacted Motorola and they actually said that this isn't an official channel of theirs. So, it seems we're back to just speculation now.

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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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36 Comments

1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

the Droid 3 will lock when you put it in your pocket too.

31. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

oh man, between the HTC Vigor and Samsung Prime.... this phone already looks old. haha sorry moto.

2. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Yyyyyyyeeeeeeesssssss. I cant believe its happening.

5. xmrrushx

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

I don't even think most employees at the mobile side of Motorola believe its happening either. I mean they've only been working on it im guessing a little under a year to get it right.

8. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Its def going to be delayed again. Hahaha

32. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

no it wont

3. NYTEACH unregistered

That's one sweet deal. Def going to check this out at Costco

4. GonzoFro unregistered

I wonder if the docks require the phone to be out of a case?

6. xmrrushx

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

looking at the current docks out for older droids i feel that this is a reality.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Sweet. Finally. And only four days before my birthday too! I wonder if I dare ask for this as a present... *truly evil grin*

9. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Do it man this will be one of the best phones for the best carrier.

14. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

It's not everyday that you get to turn 10.

20. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yeah, especially since a ten year old is more mature than you, amirite?

22. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Whatever makes you sleep at night lol

24. ilia1986 unregistered

Miz, I assume that in your case, it's the Telescreen..

27. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

And what flavor do you want your Bionic shaped Ice Cream Cake? :-)

28. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Chocolate, of course. I've always loved chocolate. :)

30. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

In the mail, buddy. Shouldn't take too long from Danville, IL to St. Louis.

11. Ice unregistered

Did anyone even bother to read the other tweets from @droidbionic? It's fake. Bad grammar, and in this case it is only reporting what a thousand other sites (including phone arena) have already reported. In the past, it has reported 'official news' about a day after the 'official news' broke. Look at their timeline yourself. That doesn't strike anyone else as odd?

12. FUCKIN LOVE HACKIN PHONEZ unregistered

If it doesn't have an unlocked bootloader I'm taking my business elsewhere I tell you huwat....

13. PICKMEeveryone unregistered

Bionic will still be over shadowed by the likes of GS2 and it' variant LTE version

15. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Bionic will be overshadowed by the iPhone because let's face the facts, no one on Verizon gives a crap about Android phones with all of the bloat on them.

29. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Okay, we know Miz is picking fights. But, come on now. Who really can defend bloatware?? It's my phone, I paid for it. I am fine with it coming with Verizons crap on it. But if I want Verizon's bull-snot off my phone, I should be able to have it dumped off my phone by them when I buy it. Period. End of Story.

34. bluey unregistered

The iPhone is too small to overshadow anything. And although the bloat is there, having a ton of options on a phone is a lot better than having almost none. And the phone can always be rooted to free up space.

16. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

And I'm sure it'll come with over 30+ preloaded apps all just for their lovely Android fans.

17. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

man i hate the preloaded apps that come with my sister's iPhone. Notes? who needs that bloatware

23. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Lol, iPhone is vanilla unlike everything Android on Verizon.

35. bluey unregistered

Android has "vanilla" phones as well. The Experia Play is one. And who the F really cares if there are extra apps on a phone? ITS CALLED root. There are actually ways to get rid of the bloatware. But Miz you wouldn't know anything about that, it's too complicated for you. That is why you can't use anything more advanced than an iPhone. That phone is meant for people who are simple-minded. Good job feeling proud about that, LOL.

18. Penny

Posts: 1869; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Costco had a good deal when my brother got the Samsung Droid Charge for Verizon too. It was still $300 at Verizon, he got it for $180 at Costco with their standard package of a generic case, car charger, etc.

19. krammer

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

Is this new droid worth monies? I am tired of reading the reviews atleast I would like some feedback please......... Thanks

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