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DROID Bionic Launch Pushed Back, Motorola Incorporating “Several Enhancements” to Make for Better Experience

In not-so-surprising news today, the WSJ is reporting that the DROID Bionic has been pushed back from its original Q2 release date while Motorola incorprates new enhancements to make for a better overall phone.  Here is what Motorola specifically said:

“Based on compelling feedback since the show, we are incorporating several enhancements to make this an even better consumer experience,” a Motorola spokeswoman said.

We have talked for a week now about the possibility of it being cancelled, and are still sticking by that report.  Well, “cancelled” might not be the right term, but we can almost guarantee that the Bionic pictured above will not be the one you purchase this summer.  There we go droppin’ even more hints.

Via:  WSJ

Cheers Nathan!

  • Jasper

    Has anyone looked close enough at the rumored Targa Pictures?? I just now saw that the date on the phone is 01/18/2010…
    Does that sound right? In over 14 months since this things actually been created and working that the only pictures we have seen are the crappy photos floating around the web? With no known specs?… just seems odd to me.

  • Jasper

    http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/2011/04/19/motorola-droid-bionic-release-date-delay-verizon-problems/

    According to this site Becki Leonard the Global PR Manager- Software & Technology at Motorola Mobility is saying the form factor will indeed be chanced…

    And I for one am hoping that is doesn’t. I like the looks of the Bionic a lot better than the Droid X / Targa Hump.

  • Anonymous

    In other words the evo 3d was a little too impressive..right moto?

  • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    Waiting for the physical keyboard version of this. {{-_-}}

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  • Guest

    i’ve already decided on the Galaxy S2 or whatever is better on 30 Nov, but i have an idea. make a working headphone jack. my music stops playing every time the cord moves on my OG Droid and i’m about to have to spend $200-300 for a portable player because of it.

  • Luketastic1

    I honestly hope it incorporates at least 1gb of RAM… :/

  • Anonymous

    Depending on those “enhancements” Moto might just win me back

  • The Dave

    Isnt it possible that, due to the overload of more sophisticated options flooding the market since CES, that the Droid Bionic will indeed keep its current form factor, but have a Targa-based improvement in spec sheet to make the device more competitive?

    I mean compare it across the new releases and announcements. It doesn’t exactly compete anymore, let alone can it be the new Droid line’s flagship, and verizon’s 4G superphone.

  • The Dave

    Isnt it possible that, due to the overload of more sophisticated options flooding the market since CES, that the Droid Bionic will indeed keep its current form factor, but have a Targa-based improvement in spec sheet to make the device more competitive?

    I mean compare it across the new releases and announcements. It doesn’t exactly compete anymore, let alone can it be the new Droid line’s flagship, and verizon’s 4G superphone.

  • Derp

    ughhh now I’m not sure if I should just get the Thunderbolt now :/ I’m sick and tired of all this waiting…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6GIPJHGPLNF543AY3QLWRV7DRQ crzytwnman

    Why do you think it’s not going to look the same as this now that the WALL STREET JOURNAL has actually SPOKEN TO MOTOROLA about the situation and has confirmed a delay of the original Bionic. Nothing was hinted that the design would change. Please don’t go “droppin’ hints”. It’s hurting your credibility.

    • Piro518

      I agree… If the final version of the Bionic does look like the original then it really hurts your credibilty and your “sources”. Once that happens i probably wont come around anymore, because with this and all the other crap DL has been posting lately, the site has turned into crap.

      And if you know something as a fact or whatever, shouldnt you say it? Cause that is after all the whole point of this site. Not drop “hint” and whatnot to attract more people to the site.

    • Jawshua

      Well….. that and selling out to make a buck, and in the process turning a beloved site, into an ongoing stale commercial that lacks any sense of uniqueness or is as exciting as it once was to see all the great new goodies we could download and not feel like your being force fed inundated crap straight from big companies, and other websites, but changed enough so it appears to be original and read like it’s not to talking down to us but yet is someone who is a part of us.

      Yah that too.

  • Plzachar

    How about if Motorola enhance the Bionic to be like the Atrix? It would be terrific of the Bionic came with a Lapdoc!

  • Ffff

    Etna was a disaster from the beginning.

  • Anonymous

    This release will be epic. This phone will blow everyone out of the water and Moto wants to make sure of that. I think more RAM will be incorporated. With more toys…

  • Jasper

    Here it is straight from Moto’s Mouth… Read and Enjoy for all those who love the design.

    So with the latest news that the Bionic is being delayed for “upgrades” everyone is excited we could see more ram, a better front facing camera, but the biggest overall concern is that Motorola may change the design of the Bionic to not look like what we have grown to love.

    Everyone is scared that it will come out looking like the rumored Targa or Droid X 2.

    So the simplest question I can ask is will the Bionic look as it does today??? Thats what everyone is dying to know.

    You have Many loyal Motorloa fans out their more than willing to wait for this incredibly sexy phone with awesome hardware, myself included.

    Great design, very sleek, very appealing. Please let us know if it will stay the same.

    Thank you,
    Motorola Fan

    Response:

    Recently you requested personal assistance from our on-line support center. Below is a summary of your request and our response.

    If this issue is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may reopen by replying to this email within the next 7 days.

    Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you.

    Subject
    Droid Bionic to change Deisgn or Stay the Same

    Discussion Thread
    Dear Jasper,

    Thanks for reaching out to Motorola. I’ve reviewed your e-mail and I’m ready to help.

    Regarding your concern, the design of the Motorola Droid Bionic will still be the same. We don’t have any specific launch date on this particular phone. We highly recommend you to check our web site from time to time for further updates.

    We hope that you find this information useful and look forward to assisting you in the future.

    For information about Motorola products and services, please visit us at Motorola Home – Motorola USA

    Thank you for contacting Motorola e-mail support.

    Best Regards,

    Niel

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think the Indian email response center gets much insider information.