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Over the weekend, we were digging through our camera and found a bunch of left over clips from CES that we had somehow forgotten about and have now uploaded them all to our YouTube account.  You’ll see videos like Motorola’s XOOM intro, Verizon’s 4G LTE wrap-up, and a quick teaser for the Optimus 2X.  The star though, is the one we’ve posted for you below that was the introduction video for the DROID BIONIC at Motorola’s event.  With so much talk recently about the Thunderbolt, we thought it was time to remind everyone that our dual-core family member should be here in just 3-4 months.  

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  • punk

    I want this phone with a qwerty keyboard

  • http://twitter.com/_parkeryates Parker Yates

    Does anyone have this background yet?

  • shr1k3r

    sorry moto, raging thunder 2 does not excite me.
    just like this phone

  • Boing Boinic

    Boner achieved.

    • Oops

      Got so excited spelled Bionic wrong

  • http://www.colinzerk.com Colin L. Zerk

    It’s a hot phone, there’s no doubt, but that locked bootloader thing is not hot at all.

  • http://www.colinzerk.com Colin L. Zerk

    It’s a hot phone, there’s no doubt, but that locked bootloader thing is not hot at all.

  • http://www.colinzerk.com Colin L. Zerk

    It’s a hot phone, there’s no doubt, but that locked bootloader thing is not hot at all.

  • http://www.colinzerk.com Colin L. Zerk

    It’s a hot phone, there’s no doubt, but that locked bootloader thing is not hot at all.

  • http://www.colinzerk.com Colin L. Zerk

    It’s a hot phone, there’s no doubt, but that locked bootloader thing is not hot at all.

  • http://www.colinzerk.com Colin L. Zerk

    It’s a hot phone, there’s no doubt, but that locked bootloader thing is not hot at all.

    • http://twitter.com/il_Sole_Leone Stephen Box

      why is everyone so caught up on the bootloader? There are work-arounds. Its just starting to seem like people complain about the bootloader not because they have a problem with it but because it is the cool thing to do right now. Can you explain to me the big deal about it being locked?

      • http://www.colinzerk.com Colin L. Zerk

        The big deal about it being locked is it doesn’t have to be, and the fact that it makes it very precarious to get into modding, hacking, rooting, custom ROMS etc. I understand there’s a risk to taking liberties with your phone, but it shouldn’t be handcuffed out of the box. I’m not just complaining because it’s cool to complain, I’m complaining because I had a DROID X and taken the necessary precautions while loading a new ROM and ended up with a brick because of an unnecessarily locked bootloader. What is Motorola trying to protect or prove by locking a bootloader, anyway?

        Secondly, it causes developers to have to waste extra time building way over the brick wall, when if the brick wall wasn’t there, an individual could mod away.

        Third, why lock the bootloader when the policy clearly states that rooting the phone voids your warranty. It would be easier for them to let customers mod their device so that they could waste more time on Motoblur or any other number of things they want to work on than trying to figure out a way to keep people out. It’s escalation, they bring knives, developers bring knives, they bring handguns developers bring handguns, they bring rifles developers bring handguns and son on. Customer should be able to void their warranty and either reap the benefits or pay the price.

        • http://twitter.com/il_Sole_Leone Stephen Box

          I completely understand where your coming from and even agree with you that we should have the right to chose whether to take the risk. However, to answer your question about why they lock the phone the answer is simple, money. See if I root my phone I give myself access to things such as wi-fi tethering, a feature that the carriers want to charge me extra for. By doing so I am costing the carrier money. Since the carriers pay full price to the manufacturers they are the real customer in the manufacturers mind. Moto IMHO has chosen to lock the bootloader in order to make it more appealing to the carriers. Now, with that being said whether the bootloader is locked or not we still have the ability to take our chances and root the phone. It’s our job as a community to figure out a way to make it work not Moto’s job to make it easy for us to do.

          • http://www.colinzerk.com Colin L. Zerk

            I work for Verizon. I know that the end-game is money, which is why we now carry the iPhone. It’s really of no effect to me if Moto locks the bootloader or not, because I don’t purchase the phones I use, and I rarely keep one longer than 90 days. I just think it’s bogus. And to reiterate, the Bionic is a hot phone, there’s not one thing about it hardware wise that I don’t like after seeing it at a kick-off event. Blur, I take issue with, but it’s a nicer blur, and the only reason I ever root a phone is to use a AOSP clean ROM, and it’s nice when it’s easy to do that.

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    Sweet video!

    The Motorola Bionic may in fact be my next phone when I’m up for an upgrade early 2012. And even though it has a locked bootloader, I’m sure that will be fixed by the time I get the Bionic. Looking forward to it!

    And that Bionic wallpaper looks slick..I want it!

  • Apsmojo

    Off topic but I just rooted my OG( super1click ),clockwork recovery, nandroid backup dropped project elite blackout on the root of my SD went to install it and got a triangle with an exclamation point. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Lortay78

      Kind of unfamiliar with the OG to be honest, but did you hit the search key? I do everything with clockwork recovery, and it sounds like you might be in stock recovery. I believe you can install with that phone in stock, but well… I should probably stop there as I really don’t know. I guarantee you will be able to find a way back to your nandroid. Check our droid forums. Someone who knows what they are talking about will help you out.

    • Lortay78

      Kind of unfamiliar with the OG to be honest, but did you hit the search key? I do everything with clockwork recovery, and it sounds like you might be in stock recovery. I believe you can install with that phone in stock, but well… I should probably stop there as I really don’t know. I guarantee you will be able to find a way back to your nandroid. Check our droid forums. Someone who knows what they are talking about will help you out.

    • just helping

      I assume you held the x button while booting up to get the triangle, after that push the camera button to get the recovery menu. Now use the direction pad to go to the install from sd option. You really should download rom manager from the market. It does all the work for you.

      • just helping

        You may need to hold the volume up button and hit the camera key.

      • Apsmojo

        I got rom manager and backed everything up. Held power+x and tried to install through rom manager with no luck. I’ll try the camera button when the triangle comes back up. Thanks

    • just helping

      I assume you held the x button while booting up to get the triangle, after that push the camera button to get the recovery menu. Now use the direction pad to go to the install from sd option. You really should download rom manager from the market. It does all the work for you.

    • Apsmojo

      I haven’t tried the volume and camera button yet. But did I brick the phone? And what didn’t I do correctly to make the triangle and exclamation point come up?

    • just helping

      You really can’t brick the phone, you may have to try the long route.

  • Lortay78

    Sweet! With all that speed and good RAM it might get even more bloatware and blur to weigh it down. Lets keep our fingers crossed for a root to the new blur.

  • EvilMonkey

    those homescreen buttons sure looks ugly

    • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

      Dislike! Either have something good to say, or don’t say anything at all.

      • http://twitter.com/il_Sole_Leone Stephen Box

        I don’t have an issue with someone voicing their opinion but it would be nice to have a little positive energy around here instead of everyone complaining.

  • Keithsmnr

    That phone looks amazing.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad it’s got a stupid Pentile Matrix screen.

    • Tabe

      Penile Matrix?!?! :P

      • Keithsmnr

        I just googled it, this is a Samsums developed thing, so why would motorola use it?

        • Risenequinox

          what?

        • Tabe

          You talking about the screen? Moto doesn’t make their own screens (to my knowledge, at least). They gotta get screens from somewhere! Along the same lines… why would Apple use Samsung chips? Why would HTC use Samsung’s AMOLED and then Sony’s screen tech?… Because they gotta get it from somewhere!

    • Keithsmnr

      What does this mean?

    • angermeans

      What? The Bionic/Atrix has a pentile display? Wow, I have never read that before. I hated that on my N1 and that would really weigh on my decision to get this phone. Do all qHD have em? Do you have a source I would like to read about it.

      • Anonymous

        see my post down a little ways

        • angermeans

          Thanks for that and sorry I didnt see your post before I asked. Thanks for that it was a great read! Very interesting.

          • Anonymous

            No problem. I really despise the pentile format and since this is lcd, it won’t even have the higher contrast to try to make up for some of it’s shortcomings. BGR said the Atirx’s screen looked more blocky than that of the Droid X and now we know why. Very disappointing.

      • Anonymous

        see my post down a little ways

  • Tabe

    Uhuh…

  • SamuriHL

    Yup, that’s the phone I want right there. :)