Verizon to display the Motorola Droid Bionic on July 29 and selling it on August 4

Verizon to display the Motorola Droid Bionic on July 29 and selling it on August 4
The ever elusive Motorola Droid Bionic. We first saw you in Etna form at CES earlier this year, but you were scrapped months later and replaced by the new Targa version.

Up until now, there has been little solid info regarding the release date, though there was some rumors and an earlier screen-shot pointing to August 4th. Now it appears that Verizon stores have received official notification informing them that they will receive the Droid Bionic later this month and to have it on public display starting July 29th, and will most likely be placed here. The email also points to August 4th as the release date. It does not give a price, though most believe it will be around $299 with contract.

Hopefully this will all happen, and the Droid Bionic will hit on August 4th, as the it will be the first dual-core smartphone to run on Verizon's 4G LTE network.

source: Droid-Life and Android Forums

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1. toorg

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

It's about time!


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Sorry but with the news of the SGS2 coming out, I really could care less about this phone. Even if the Function doesnt have LTE, I could care less. I don't have and won't have LTE in over a year anyway and I'd rather spend less and have better battery life with a thinner design. Besides LTE seems to make phones really buggy. Maybe the Bionic will make a change in that but I know the SGS2 will be able to run circles around this phone anyway.

24. whiteman unregistered

true to that and also I bet the SGS2 won't be $299 with contract. Actually is there even any other phone with other carriers that come with such a high price?


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Im just glad android finally has a lag free superphone. Let's like the specs keep getting better, more features being added, screen resolutions and sizes getting bigger but yet the lag has always remained. Finally that is about to change. The phrase iphone killer is dead. Now everyone will want to be an sgs2 killer.

39. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

I definitely agree with you about the sgs2 being the best phone right now. But i believe the Bionic will be on the same level as it because of that DDR2 ram. I can't wait to see the official specs on friday. Because if it doesn't live up to it's hype, i'll be getting the first samsung phone I've ever had.

51. JamesBurkett unregistered

*And with TouchWiz, you'll be sorry you did.

43. FD1 unregistered

If the SGS2 is 4G then I would say yeah but if its only 3G on Verizon's network when it comes out then I'd say what a waste of a good phone. 4G is where it is at...Period!

44. jkapster

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

The only gripe i have with Samsung is the fact that their software updates are horrible (ie it took forever to get Froyo!) So I'm considering jumping the sammy ship to HTC or Motorola. At least their updates are timely!

3. AttaBoy unregistered

Thank You.

4. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it's gonna be a good week. (:

5. BuyingAPhoneSoon unregistered

I was really interested in the phone at one point, but I think I'll wait a while. I have a suspicion that the battery life will be terrible and that it will use the same mediocre screen from this years Droid devices. I'll be holding on a little longer to see how the U.S. SGSII turns out, as well as what happens with iPhone 5 and new Mango devices (I hear theres an SGSII Mango clone in the works?). As much as I love Android I feel it may be time for me try a different OS, unless the SGSII or outstanding Bionic reviews can convince me to stay.

7. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i just got my Droid 3 today and i don't mind the pentile matrix that much. it at least saves battery life and the blacks look a little better than the Droid 2 i came from.

14. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

loving my Droid3. not a big fan of qwerty keyboard phones but this one is a true upgrade from the Droid2. especially love the version of blur they put on it.

16. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

yeah, i was actually kind of torn between keeping it stock or putting GO Launcher EX on but in the end i decided i'd keep it stock for a while.

12. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

The first Motorola DROID phone was awesome. IPS panel, Gorilla glass, unlocked bootloader... I know most people don't like Motoblur, but that is easily changed.

13. doubleD

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

I tried WP7 to check it out. Coming from android, WP7 was a complete disapointment. WP7 felt like it was designed for 1st time smartphone buyers or people over the age of 50.

8. WOW^^this guy^^ unregistered


9. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

register 13itch or suck my nuts slut


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

@Angry Dumbfuck It's annoying trolls like you the reason most of us hate Apple. They produce not horrible products, but morons who worship the products.

15. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

maybe that is hawk masquerading under an unregistered tag.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

That or The Miz. Hell maybe they are all the same person. I can't believe there are so many losers in the world.

52. JamesBurkett unregistered

You're a real idiot. I wonder if people who run Android go to the iFail blog and bash them? Stooge.

11. Fuk Yall Haters unregistered

f**k yall haters, this phone is the s**t!

18. 14tharoad

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

finally'''' the bionic becomes real,now comes the decision,the' bionic 'and verizon or the 'photon' and sprint? any suggestions...........


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Neither. SGS2 on Verizon, or SGS2 on Sprint, or SGS2 on AT&T.

20. Oof unregistered

Verizon by far has the fastest 4g. SGS2: samsung comes out with new devices often and could leave you and you Galaxy in the dust as far a technology goes. Bionic on the other hand you would have the latest motorola device for about a year. Since the dinara is set to release during the holidays, you need to add 6 months to that timeframe.

22. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

if you feel more on the patient side and you're just not a Motorola fan boy like me you'd probably be better off waiting and seeing if Samsung surprises us with 4G connectivity on any of the US variants which i definitely doubt will happen on Sprint or Verizon's versions but i've been wrong before and i wouldn't want to steer you wrong but i will say Verizon's version is highly unlikely to get LTE due to the size of these first generation LTE radios they're still using as far as i know of so if you're eyeing Verizon more i can pretty much tell you now there are some worthy trade offs between the Bionic and GSII with the Bionic having Webtop and LTE and the Galaxy S II obviously with it's well above satisfactory performance and there's also the chance it could be Binged with Verizon so you might want to think about that but if you're eyeing Sprint and the Photon i say definitely wait for their version of the Galaxy S II because personally i don't think WiMAX makes enough of a difference to tip the scale in favor of the Photon at all even though it has Webtop functionality points same as the Bionic.

40. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

*UPDATES* apparently i was quick to put my foot in my mouth. it appears Sprint's version the Within has just passed the FCC with WiMAX and Verizon tweeted that it's version the Function will have LTE. i'm very surprised by this so after these new developments i'd by all means suggest getting the Galaxy S II if you decide Sprint but if you decide Verizon i would recommend taking a look at the Bionic first in case it has better battery life.

42. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

*MORE UPDATES* apparently Verizon has yet again jumped the gun regarding a Galaxy S II report. no LTE support that we're aware of.

21. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Hmm. Too bad I got the Atrix instead already. No way I can afford 300 spartans- I mean bucks- on a phone right now. And Verizon's prices are too high. But if I didn't have those issues, the Bionic it would be.

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