Motorola Droid Bionic Finally Arriving on September 8th… What “Jaw Dropping” Features Have Been Added?

Updated on 29 August 2011 by

droid bionicNot long ago, some internal information had apparently been leaked showing that the Droid Bionic, among other devices, would be launched on September 8th. The official Droid Bionic twitter account has now confirmed that date.

The story of the Droid Bionic is a rather interesting one. The phone was announced ages ago (in tech-world time, anyway) back at CES in January. It was also announced next to the Motorola Atrix (a similarly speced phone, designed for AT&T). The powerful 4G LTE Bionic was presumed to be released alongside the Atrix, but then was oddly removed from Verizon and Motorola’s sites. It seemed that the Droid Bionic would be one of the first 4G LTE devices available on Verizon, but it was beaten to the market by the HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Charge, and the LG Revolution.

Later, Verizon and Motorola indicated that the Bionic would be released this summer, and it appears they meant the tail end of summer!

The real question is, why the delay? I’m betting it has a lot more to do with some production issues and corporate politics than the excuse given on the Droid Bionic twitter account: “The Droid Bionic has been taken off from Motorola’s website. As you know we have already announced that we are improving the Bionic inch, and, “The NEW Motorola Droid Bionic is packed with jaw dropping features that will make your wait well worth it. inch

Though the launch date has been confirmed, there’s still no useful information about the Droid Bionic or the “NEW inch Droid Bionic from Motorola or Verizon.

One thing that the Droid Bionic was originally announced with, that I hope to see changed, is the inclusion of Android 2.2. The Motorola Atrix was also announced and launched with Android 2.2, but was officially updated to the latest Android 2.3 build in July. Hopefully we’ll see the Droid Bionic make it out the door with the latest version of Android on board, as these update debacles are becoming ever tiring.

As far as I’m aware, the Droid Bionic is going to be packing the same specs that were announced at CES. I’ll be happily surprised if they managed to add anything “jaw dropping inch, but I’m not holding my breath.

Thanks to GBM for pointing this out!

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Slambot says:

    Weather its 2.2 or not, idll be vastly superior than any other IOS out there, The delay is clearly a stratematic move on the Droids part. Sooner or later they are going to add every JB app to it and they iphoney will go out of business. The Tbolt, Rev and Charge are also going to go the way of the iphone. Pretty Obvi just from one use that any Droid phone is superior, there isn’t really any room for discussion, I don’t know where you got your facts from but Ya need to checkm.

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