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Motorola: “There are no overheating issues” with the BIONIC or Atrix 4G

After the Atrix/BIONIC power issues story spread like the ridiculous wildfire that it was this morning, Motorola has reached out to us to confirm that neither device suffers from overheating issues.”  Both products will “ship as scheduled.”   And of course, we asked to hear what that schedule may be and heard what we already knew:  Q1 for Atrix and no date yet for the BIONIC.

While they are in crisis-control mode right now, we shouldn’t even care if the devices actually do have power issues at this point.  As we wrote earlier, these are the next major devices from Motorola that will take them through most of the year, and we’d all be foolish to think they would release them with any “unfixable” issues.  The devices will launch in the next couple of months, will be beastly, and we’ll all look back and laugh at the silly forum fodder.

More on the DROID BIONIC.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Myer/1035716145 John Myer

    Well, I HAVE an Atrix and it IS overheating to the point where the device sounds an alarm (i.e. FIRE!) and begins to cause the screen to turn BLACK due to the excessive HEAT! I have had techs examine my Atrix and they tell me it is in the phone as we have replaced the battery twice. Bottom line: I need a new phone due to OVERHEATING issue with my Atrix.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Myer/1035716145 John Myer

      PS: My NEXT phone will be a Samsung Galaxy Note II

  • Lists

    It’s interesting that Moto denied “overheating issues”. I’m not up on all this, but the word I heard was that they were having power problems and the battery wouldn’t last more than a few hours. I don’t know that the problem had anything to do with “overheating” at all. So I think they denied a problem unassociated with the real problem. That’s just slick PR.

  • Ben

    Atrix shoulda come to Verizon, it looks much nicer than the BIONIC. (looks-wise, to me at least.)

  • Anonymous

    totally different tone of this article compared to the Atrix/BIONIC article… what happened- you read Engadget?

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

    I’m not sure I’m going with Motorola again because I despise the camera on my DX.

  • Droidmanx

    you can always get an iphone 4 on verizon on feb 10th lmaooooooo JOIN ME make the switch.

  • Ca

    Shouldn’t Droid Life then do more responsible reporting and avoid posting every freaking rumor that is out there??

    • http://perpetualn00b.tumblr.com quiklives

      When they reported on it before, they STATED that it was silly & unnecessary rumor. Reead the article before you make an ass of yourself further.

      If they hadn’t said anything at all, how many emails, comments and “tips” do you suppose they would have gotten asking why they weren’t reporting on “the story of the century?”

    • Kusheil

      Wow really? Rofl. Droid-Life is one of the few sites I go to for the fact they rarely post info on rumors. They actually look into sources and do checking before they post on any subject. This is why they have a great fan base and loyal readers like us backing them 100%.

  • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

    They wont release a defective phone. Their own projections are that they will lose between 20 and 60 million in the first quarter alone, they cannot afford to have any major issues on release. If you guys love Motorola phones you had better start stocking up and help prevent them from going out of business.

  • fartbubbler

    glad to see them comment on this issue. A glimmer of hope in being tempted into another phone :)

  • gh

    I am so jealous of your getting the latest Motorola smartphone while people like me in Singapore have to wait awhile more to get the phone I want…. :(

    Anyway, droid-life, kellen & taro your rocks! :)

  • Mth2134

    At least Moto responds. Samsung?

  • http://twitter.com/Payaso_113 Nightmares

    I want that Atrix

  • Anthony G

    Yeah, like any company is going to come and say the truth.

  • Anonymous

    I believe that Moto would easily ship a defective product….. it’s too late to stop on this product now

  • Anonymous

    I believe that Moto would easily ship a defective product….. it’s too late to stop on this product now

  • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry S

    all this tells me is that moto reads this blog but continues to not give a shit about the fact that we all despise MOTOBLUR and like playing with custom roms. bs.

  • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry S

    all this tells me is that moto reads this blog but continues to not give a shit about the fact that we all despise MOTOBLUR and like playing with custom roms. bs.

  • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry S

    all this tells me is that moto reads this blog but continues to not give a shit about the fact that we all despise MOTOBLUR and like playing with custom roms. bs.

    • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

      please tell me what is wrong with motoblur?
      it adds alot of features to android like better social networking integration and better widgets plus it adds features like power manager(which saves battery when not in use)
      yes the MOTOBLUR HOME APP is slow but motoblur itself isnt, just throw LPP or ADW on your phone and it is smoother than ever

      • Oobloodydoayoo

        Well you obviously never had a Vanilla Android phone. Think of how fast you think motoblur is, then x3 it.

        • Keithsmnr

          Agreed, my Droid with BB is faster than my wifes stock Droid X.

  • http://twitter.com/willsours Will Sours

    Right. Their track record shows they only release devices that have LOTS of FIXABLE problems that take months (or longer) to fix, if they feel like it, not “unfixable” ones.

  • DMBatCOFC

    Ahhhhhh! I’m tired of the waiting game!

    I…. need….. Bionic…. must… have…. now….

    • Anonymous

      Wasn’t that MOTO’S Battle cry at CES “The Wait is Over” or something like that, We’re still waiting Moto lol

      • DMBatCOFC

        Hahahaha!!! I know… the suspense is killing me!

        • Anonymous

          The definitely isn’t over with the Tegra 3 coming out at the end of the
          year, Moto LIED lol

        • Anonymous

          The definitely isn’t over with the Tegra 3 coming out at the end of the
          year, Moto LIED lol

  • Tyler Buchanan

    If nothing else, moto is usually pretty honest when it comes to screwing their customers (see bootloader, locked)

  • http://twitter.com/summerson Cameron Summerson

    Good use of the word fodder!

  • http://mattdemers.com Matt Demers

    Man, they got on that fast.

  • Anonymous

    LIES!!!