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Official: The “New” DROID Bionic is on the Way with an “Improved Form Factor”

Yesterday, we first reported that the DROID Bionic was slowly being removed from Motorola’s site, which came as a little surprise since we all know that it has been delayed until this summer while Moto enhances it.  That removal though, is now complete and the only page left that even mentions the word “Bionic” is the one you are seeing above.

And this updated page (even with that old date on it), talks of a “new” Bionic that sounds exactly like the one we’ve been hinting at for 2 weeks now, the Targa.  Here is the most meaningful quote from the release which points out that the original Bionic is not the one you’ll be seeing this summer – something we’ve been telling you over and over again since that first cancellation rumor came out.

Based on compelling feedback since the show, we are incorporating several enhancements to make this an even better consumer experience. This includes expanded features, functionality and an improved form factor. Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless are very excited about bringing the ‘new’ DROID BIONIC to market.

I know you are all disappointed that a dual-core phone won’t be hitting Verizon store shelves in May, but trust me again when I say that you’ll be more than satisfied with this new version.  It’s destined to make every other phone on the market look silly.  Even those gimmicky 3D ones.

Via:  Motorola

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  • Tarsis Brito

    the bionic will be the best smartphone ever including all the new 3d phones like evo 3d sensation and galaxy s 2. The wait it is long but it will be worth it 🙂 Moto will do it again like they always do people stop hating the motoblur i love it running gingerbread on my droid x not rooted i can just imagine the new motoblur 2.3.4 on the bionic, which it will be the first to have the most advanced gingerbread 🙂 I cant waitttttttttttttt

  • what does the 3d blur mean? does it mean it is like the htc evo 3d 

  • Anonymous

    Just give me a CDMA/LTE version of the Motorola Atrix and I’ll be happy. I want a phone with a 4″ qHD screen, dual core processor, fingerprint reader and 1930mAh battery. If they can throw in global roaming (i.e. GSM and/or UMTS), that would be nice too.

  • J-Way

    But will the “improved form factor” have a slide-out keyboard like the Moto Droid and Droid 2? Call me old-fashioned or whatever, but I really prefer the slide-out keyboard over touch-screen typing.

  • Anonymous

    If it doesn’t have an encrypted bootloader, ill be buying it. If the bootloader is encrypted, I will not be anywhere near it. Plain and simple. Motorola, do you want my money or not?

  • Anonymous

    I’m giddy with anticipation 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I’ll wait forever.. if this thing ends up being bumped to 1gb RAM and is the targa I’m going to cry tears of joy

    targa is a monster

  • If they get rid of the tegra 2, and put a better proc in it, then I’ll consider it. But for now, I’m getting a Samsung Galaxy S2 with the exynos and Super Amoled Plus, which will be the best phone out.

    Unlocked Bootloaders for the win.

  • Anonymous
  • billyNOTnice

    You know I look at the Targa, basically a droid X design shape and despite all it’s glory i can’t get passed the fact that it still has that horrendous finger nail size speaker hole in the back.Every time you lay the phone down on anything flat it totally blocks all sound. PLEASE GOD FIX THIS.

  • JJ

    Tiered Data is supposed to launch “Mid-Summer” and the Bionic is supposed to be out sometime in Summer. Whats the odds the Bionic Beats the Tiered Data plan launch???

    • Anonymous

      great question. i’m worried too

  • Beach Pirate

    Still waiting … My OG Droid is really starting to wither but I’m still trying to hold out for the Bionic. It’s like when your car has 200K miles and you’re waiting for your next company bonus but the boss says all bonus’ have been put on hold this year …. ugghh

  • I really hope 3D is not one of these “enhancements”. Give us actual features Motorola, not gimmicks.

  • JJ

    Why is everyone acting like this is new news??? Motorola announced this exact same statement including “the most meaningful quote” over a week ago. Actually it was april 19th that they released the exact same statement talking about the improved form factor. Now all the websites are launching this as new news…


    • rockmonkey

      Last Tuesday i was heading to joshua tree and this news was already out? I wish id had it to ponder over then, while I was out in the desert for two days with no phone reception. Im going for the tbolt. Vzw offered me the 149$ deal and I can’t wait any longer for dual core. Ill just get multi cored in two years anyway

  • Anonymous
  • I went ahead and got the HTC Thunderbolt. By the time the Bionic comes out Verizon will have the new tier data plan.

  • Anonymous

    “Expanded” means extended battery and “improved form factor” means bulging case.

  • Bombasslady112

    Ppl, are tryn to shoot down Verizon and it was the whole
    4G Net….

  • DVU

    The Original Bionic was thick and ugly compared to the Targa leaks anyway, so I have no problem waiting until summer for this phone.

    But as sexy as the Targa seems, if the HTC Pyramid or VZW equivalent comes out anytime this year, I will wait for that. I’m sick of Motofail and all the ways they manage to disappoint their customers.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting, could Verizon/Moto be listening to their faithful and disappointed customers?? Or how about HTC is taking it too Moto and now Moto is trying to grab the spotlight back with a better device than HTC’s products????

    Let the battle of the OEM’s “Begin” The consumer will be the winner here folks

  • Bunie

    Should you have left the phone number? I’m tempted to call it… >->;

    • Anonymous

      I triple-dog dare you.

    • Anonymous

      I triple-dog dare you.

  • pinktaco

    What Christopher said….everyone is tired of the OG droid since all these bangin azz new droids are coming out. I’m in the same boat, thinking about getting the bionic when it comes out. Of course something newer, better, stronger, faster is going to come out the following month….but it won’t be supported with as many updates and whatnot more than likely. Whatever the case, the tech geek inside me wants an upgrade……ya digg.

    • Anonymous

      I digg. Same boat, OG Droid and passed up on Tbolt for the Bionic.

  • SO…The question remains: Is this the phone that I should wait for to upgrade my OG Droid? If so, I will wait. If not, then what phone should be my next Droid?

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t get your hopes up for anything until it actually hits the shelves! They couldn’t get it right the 1st time, why get excited again. I promise if ya keep waiting something better always will come around. Heck just wait till next year the Cubs have been saying it for over a 100 years.

  • Earleepa

    Specs? What are the specs?

  • Donnydon

    No Dual Core in May? Isnt the Galaxy S 2 due out in May for Verizon?

  • LinuxLover

    Am I the only one that thinks the Targa is not very good looking at all?

    • Anonymous

      yeah lol

  • @wade_county

    I for one am happy its going to end up being the Targa. I hated the fact that Motorola’s flagship phone was going to feel plasticy compared to the Droid X. Can’t wait to sell the Thunderbolt and picking up the Bionic (Targa) I can’t stand TBs battery life.

    • NikonD300

      My TB battery lasts all day. I don’t care how big a battery you put in a cell phone, it won’t last if you spend all day playing Angry Birds, streaming videos or cruising the internet

      • Nbpc77

        Then what’s the point. You might as well carry the “box” 😉