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Verizon's Infocenter shows yet again a September 8th launch date for the Motorola DROID BIONIC

Verizon's Infocenter shows yet again a September 8th launch date for the Motorola DROID BIONIC
Following up to last week’s leak regarding the Motorola DROID BIONIC for Verizon, one of our tipsters is able to send us a similar screenshot, but this time around, it’s taken from Verizon’s trusty InfoCenter.

Again, we can clearly see that the handset is expected to hit landfall on September 8th with a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) of $299.99. Now that it’s showing up in Verizon’s very own internal InfoCenter system, it provides additional proof that the handset is undoubtedly coming on that date – plus, it’s the centralized hub where employees are able to learn more about it along with other Verizon devices. Besides it arrival in InfoCenter, there isn’t anything else particularly new that we didn’t know already.

Verizon's Infocenter shows yet again a September 8th launch date for the Motorola DROID BIONIC
Nevertheless, we’re sure that employees will soon be going through a few different training sessions to get a better grasp about the smartphone. At this point, the Motorola DROID BIOINIC’s path to fruition has been a roller coaster ride, and we’re sure that people just want to hear something official in the form of a press release to help us all better sleep at night.

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posted on 23 Aug 2011, 10:30

1. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


posted on 23 Aug 2011, 10:47

5. xmrrushx (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


posted on 23 Aug 2011, 10:33

2. bossmt_2 (Posts: 457; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

If the pricing point was cheaper, I'd say yes it's an easy buy for me, but as it is I may wait out for the Nexus Prime.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 10:42 1

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

This phone is like the legend of King Arthur's Excalibur. I will believe it when I see it! lol

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 10:46 3

4. vantenkiest (Posts: 314; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)

I rather wait for the HTC Vigor or Samsung Galaxy S 2 ...

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 11:29 2

14. mobile junkie (unregistered)

Yes, I agree. Looking at the tentative specs I don't see anything to get that excited about, and that same old square design is getting old. The Samsung Galaxy S 2 sounds like it could be worth the wait but my cutoff date is Oct. 8th. I have the original Droid with the only issue being storage space. i had to delete quite a few apps so the phone could operate properly. So If I don't see the Samsung Galaxy S 2 by Oct 8th I may have to consider the Bionic or even I hate to say it the IPhone 5.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 09:48 1

45. mwebber473 (Posts: 5; Member since: 24 Aug 2011)

I wouldn't consider the IPhone as a future phone for me. I believe that Apple has pretty much reached it's peak in terms of features with the IPhone. The Andriod having several different phone manufacturers is only now beginning to scratch the surface.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 13:36

26. Knicknevin (Posts: 151; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)

Here Here!! With the information coming out about the SGSII, Vigor, and the NPrime; the Bionic seems rather lacking. Although, with G taking over M, perhaps they might finally get rid of Blur and make the devices easier to use?

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 10:52 1

6. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)

Just another Droid X update/look alike. Its time we get some different smartphone designs. Its becoming quite (RIM)ish like with their Blackberry line same old ass form factor.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 10:59

7. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)

$300 for contract is getting pretty expensive. $200, ok for a flag-ship phone I can swallow but $300?

I think I will wait some more... more options and the price will probably lower. I am in no rush, my OG droid still gets the job done well enough.

Even the iphone had trouble selling at that price point. Though its pretty obviousl 200 will always sell better then 300.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 11:05 3

9. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

You do realize that high end phones used to be three to four hundred dollars with regularity, right? That would include the epically s**tty Samsung Glyde.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 12:54

21. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)

yes and 1 year after the Glyde, the Moto Droid released as a premium phone for $199.

The price has gone up in the last year to $300...

Not sure if its the actual prices of phones or if just the carrier subsidy went down.

All I am saying is that for $300 on contract, I would think twice or possibly even look at no-contract. Actually no-contract is pretty pointless... since you can't really move carriers anyways.

Its a personal decision. $300 is $15 per mo on 20 months.... $200 is $10

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 13:28 2

25. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Okay, but consider what you're paying foe with the higher premium, a 4G phone with dual core processor, gig of RAM, Gingerbread (probably upgradeable to ICS), etc. It's basically what a premium laptop would've been about 4 to five years ago. In the palm of your hand.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 15:24

29. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)

Sniggly, sorry but "higher premium" then what exactly? Higher premium then my OG droid which is probably worth $50-100 now?

Again the OG Droid was a "higher premium" phone back in 2009, wasn't I paying for higher premium when I got it for $199?

It is all relative. Most of the time, especially in the tech world, new tech is pretty much the same price as old tech was when it was "new"...

I am sure there are reasons for the higher cost... some greed or maybe unavoidable costs... I don't know.

Sure dual core may have more of a premium then top end single core a few years ago but 50% premium?

I just know that I would not balk at $200, I will at 3.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 15:40

31. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

If you went into your local car dealer and bought a model, top of the line all the extras last year, and go in this year for the exact same car.....You would expect to pay the same as you would have paid last year?
It's called inflation

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 16:12 1

35. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

what? your logic makes no sense. you evidently don't remember the days of phones like the LG Voyager costing $400 ON CONTRACT. i do so i'm not complaining about $300 for a phone that's vastly superior to phones like the Voyager and the Motorola Droid.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 22:30

40. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)

Darth8ball - If inflation where you live is 25% per year, I feel sorry for you. Hope you get at least that much in a raise for cost of living each year. And yes cars generally cost the same from year to year. Just like video cards do and other computer equipment. The difference is that the equipment improves in performance, while last years model goes down in price.

Yes there is inflation, cost do go up but not by 25% per year.

ThumActually - Yeah I remember when a computer was 3-4k... The voyager was 4 years ago, a life time in technology. If I were to do the math... voyager 4 years ago... $400... Droid 2 years ago $200... That would mean the bionic should be free????

Am I saying the bionic is way over priced, maybe a little. I know I will think harder in pulling the trigger, that is all.

But YOUR logic is what doesn't make sense, given the history of technology pricing. At least sniggley alluded to possible reasons why the price for top tier phones have gone up instead of the trend of going down (or relatively the same)... Dual core... could the process be sooo new is drives the price up? Or at least costs more then just speeding up single core chips with each generation... maybe.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 23:17

41. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

dude, do you just say things without thinking? how is it can you get a newer & vastly superior Flagship device cheaper than last year's Flagship Device which technically didn't bring anything new but a shiny new OS? construction is a factor you know. you have all this new stuff in phones like the Bionic and to actually be able to turn a profit you have to price it higher to justify building it or paying whoever else for their part in building it. there's no pattern as you see it.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 19:31

48. Droidman80 (unregistered)

As I recall the voyager and those phones never hit the $400 mark except at full retail. Check your facts. The voyager at FULL RETAIL was $430. Contract was somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 or possibly lower. I personally have been waiting for the Bionic since January and am definately going to get it when it comes out.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 19:41

49. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

well actually i was a Benjamin off. phones at that time like the Voyager and the Razr 2 were $300 on contract with a $50 mail in rebate. i was a little off but my point is still valid.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 17:03

36. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

I know, right? iPhone was expensive at first, but as the tech got better and improved, it became cheaper. Now you can get an iPhone free and it's always going to be better than anything Android can offer which is malware, inconsistent updates, forced closes, crashing, lockdowns, horrible build, and so on.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 13:12

47. StillStuckWithDroid (Posts: 65; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

whatever homo boy.....keep thinking you year behind the times technology is the best. Everyone knows your a moron

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 11:03 1

8. alecgale (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)

I would have gotten the bionic like a month or two ago now i am no longer interested and am looking forward to the SGS2 HTC vigor or nexus prime

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 11:13

10. Smokn04cobra (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)

Agreed...htc vigor or prime

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 11:26

12. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

I have to agree with alec, with one small question. I was fired up to get the Bionic Etna. I think this release of the Bionic is the Targa version of the Bionic namesake. Although disappointed and frustrated I now have gone on to waiting for something else unless I try it on Sep. 8 and it totally blows me away.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 13:24

24. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

They delayed the Bionic (cancelled the Etna) to make improvements, which we now see with the Targa Bionic. They doubled the RAM, switched from the Tegra 2 to OMAP 4, and have apparently improved battery life and fixed whatever bugs the Tegra-LTE combination caused. If they had released the Bionic a month ago, they would have had a major win on their hands. But now that the Nexus Prime, Vigor and GS2 are on the horizon, people aren't impressed. Too bad, I like Motorola and the Droid brand.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 11:23

11. Donovan (unregistered)

I am seeing all the posts for the Driod BIONIC and nothing really on the Samsung Galaxy S 2, yet everyone is talking about it. It is my understanding that the Verizon flavor is called Stratosphere with an "expected release date of Sept 8th" too. Any specifications (I know this is all subject to change at a drop of a hat) other than what is posted for the AT&T versoion? QWERTY no QWERTY? Thank you in advance for any information.

I am not 100% sold on this phone especially with a $300 price tag. I will probably wait till the IPhone 5 is released as I suspect the BIONIC price will drop signifigantly at that time.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 12:02

16. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

dude, the Stratosphere is not the Galaxy S II.


it's this thing.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 15:48

32. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

I believe the Samsung Function is the GS2 Verizon brand name. Now if my hunch is correct, and again it's just a hunch. The release of the GS2 whatever it is to be called on Verizon and AT&T will be on hold right now under heavy pressure from Apple. Those are the two carriers that carry the iDiotPhone and Apple doesn't want this phone to be in circulation.

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 11:27 1

13. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

I can name 3 phones that will be better than this: HTC Vigor, LG Revolution 2, Samsung Galaxy S II. Wait maybe a month longer and all 3 of these will be out.

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