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Old DROID Bionic Cases Show Up at Retailer, Something Tells Me They Won’t be Selling Any

It looks like the cancellation of the original DROID Bionic isn’t only going to annoy techies who have been waiting for the first ever 4G LTE dual-core phone to arrive, but accessory companies as well.  As you can see in the shot above, cases have already been made for that original Bionic design and are on sale in retail stores like Meijer for $29.99.  The problem here is that we are fully expecting the new Bionic to look much more like the DROIDX than anything, so all of these cases aren’t going to fit especially since the camera and speaker have both been adjusted. Now, the render of the “Targa” below is exactly that, a render, but from what we’ve been told, the final design will look closer to that than anything we saw back at CES. Poor accessory companies.

More cases in the wild, this time from Fry’s (Cheers Bjorn!):

Cheers Flamesbladeflcl!

  • http://www.papayaphone.com Smartphone Mania

    I love this phone.. until Galaxy S II came along.. lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Cropley/668531301 Matt Cropley

     i am dying for the targa, hope it comes out in about 10 moths. this way i can satisfy amazon with there gay wait one year clause when i bought the thunderbolt. then this baby will be mine!

  • Anonymous

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  • http://www.facebook.com/john.bjork John Bjork

     Maybe everyone is missing the point here.  Maybe these case-makers know something we don’t.  Its possible the Bionic could fit into these cases.

    • Anonymous

       Or maybe they’re stupid and are like “Dur, hurrrrrr… We made them, now we need to sell them!”.

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

    I liked it the first time. Now it looks more like the Atrix. {{-_-}}

  • Bigsike

     I think I will buy this and then continuously email Verizon that I have a case and no phone! :p

  • Anonymous

    Im so happy that they are making the first dual core lte phone on Verizon a droidx look alike. Now if only it had the same screen as the x2….

    The original bionic looked like a cheap plastic HTC toy that looked like every other crap phone out there.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • Buckgrad

    Why don’t they just bring the Droid X2 up to speed with the features that were going to be on the Bionic?? Why the need to come up with new models… just update the existing models properly.

    • Amenemhat1

      It’s called obsolescence engineering. It was made up back in the early 1940s. Manufacturer’s use to brag how they can engineer a product to break down relatively fast and maintain the cyclical consumption of goods. OEMs don’t talk about that they way they use to, yet they still expect you to cough up $200 every 2 years, no matter the carrier.

      • http://ruel24.wordpress.com/ ruel24

         That’s exactly how GM got in trouble in the car market…

    • Anonymous

       Now you know, how us OGDroid owners feel ;)

      • Buckgrad

        I had the OGDroid but with repeated problems VZW replaced with Droid X.

        • Anonymous

          Damn, I would’ve fought to get another OG :P

  • Anonymous

    LAWSUIT!!!  :)

  • Anonymous

    I hated the way the original Bionic look, with big curved corners with being so thick.  I’m hoping that with the Targa, they’re using the DroidX2 template and bump up the specs where needed for the LTE radio and larger battery.

    • Anonymous

      You mean, that godawful abomination of a hump? Looks disgusting. If you want a dx2, get that. No reason why we have to suffer and a beautifully rugged phone has to die before even being born. ;_; 

      • Steve Hillshire

         I was 100% sold on the original packaging of the Bionic.  I am now totally shooting for the Galaxy S2 after reading not one flawed review on it.  I haven’t seen this much hype by reviewers since the D1!  Moto *totally* blew this one.  They had it clinched with the best specs, I loved the packaging and *was* 100% sold on buying it.  What can ya say, they blew a HUGE opportunity with all the D1 contracts up and ready for a new phone.

        • http://profiles.google.com/statsprofessor Jakub Palka

           Go to xda forums for all the flaws on GS2.

          Far from perfect like every phone.

        • Adam Martinez

           If you haven’t found a flawed review for any tech device then you haven’t read enough reviews.  It doesn’t matter what it is, somebody somewhere hates it and wants to tell the world.

      • Anonymous

        That hump is rather awesome. Only someone who is developmentally disabled would not like the awesome design of the x.

        I’m liking the targa but I really wish the x2 had the guts of the bionic. Would have put my preorder in the day it was announced.

        • Beka

          The hump provides a lot in terms of “holdability”. 

          • http://profiles.google.com/truemobius Jeremiah Bengtson

            my humps, my humps, my humps, my humps, in the back and uhh… not so much in the front, that would be stooopid. 

        • Anonymous

          That hump is rather ugly. Only someone who is so pathetic that they need to insult others for not liking what they paid $200 for to justify their purchase would claim ot like the design of the X. It’s a stupid piece of crap, should’ve just been given a bigger battery to flatten out. Makes it top-heavy and annoying to pocket. Also, impossible to lay flat on a table. Worse than Apple’s stupid curved backs on the iPad and iPod Touch. 

      • Anonymous

         Actually, I was referring to the overall angular form of the DX design.  I don’t mind the camera hump, because it was necessary, a byproduct of the win by function over form.  I think that Moto could make the DX form thicker to accommodate the larger LTE radio and even bigger 1900mAh battery, and, as a result, flatten the back. 

  • Anonymous

    Such a shame. Seriously, the original bionic looks way better than the targa. Kellex, can you PLEASE tell us why the new bionic is an improvement? Or at least tell us that you can’t say anything, just so we can stop wondering?!

    People, please like and respond to this to get it noticed!!!

    • Earleepa

      Quit begging like a little bitch

      • Anonymous

        Quit being a douchebag. Maybe then you’ll get some friends. 

    • Earleepa

      Quit begging like a little bitch

    • Anonymous

      the original Bionic had crippling defects that were unreleasable. scrapped in favor of a device that was being developed in parallel, the targa 

      • Anonymous

        What defects? The Atrix is pretty much the same thing, and it seems to be fine… 

        • Anonymous

          obviously there was no official statement, however the rumor heard from the testers was that it had serious issues. I think they were intrinsic to the hardware design and it was decided to be cheaper to just replace with a different device, rather than go through a redesign.

        • Anonymous

           also the atrix is definitely not the same thing. just because the “specs” look the same does not mean the internals are equivalent. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=789014095 Ron Kurkowski

     Bionic is the phone i’ve been WAITING for. 

    • Anonymous

      How do you know how good the Bionic will be??  Specs??  Another dvice from Moto that will be loaded with BLUR and don’t forget about the 4LTE issues 

      • Anonymous

        Targa: 1.5Ghz TI OMAP 4440 (dual core), 4G LTE, 1GB RAM, 4.3in qHD screen, dual camera, 12MP rear, 2MP front. 

  • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Chris Gustafson

     Representing the state of Michigan. MEIJER!

    • Anonymous

       yeah I actually got the shots from there like a week ago I just kept forgetting to submit them. they had 3 different cases for the bionic.

  • Anonymous

    The new bionic or Galaxy S II will bring me back to android :-)

    • http://twitter.com/starnovsky Stan Tarnovsky

      If not Android, then what? It’s not like there is a lot of choice… 

      • http://ruel24.wordpress.com/ ruel24

         iPhone?

        • Anonymous

          Well that’s just silly. 

    • Dean2359

      Does anybody know when the Galaxy is going to be released?

      • Anonymous

        From the looks of things, there’s definitely a Verizon version (Function). probably q3 2011. i’d be surprised if it didn’t launch this year, but i’d be equally surprised if we see it before august or so. weird, since it’s already out elsewhere. :

  • Anonymous

    The new bionic or Galaxy S II will bring me back to android :-)

  • Calvin Williams

     The stock back to the Bionic was a huge turn on. It looks like that rubbery feel that sticks to your hand perfectly and doesn’t get scratched when you set it down. I wouldn’t even put a case on it.

    • Sob157

       Agreed..that backing is awesome.. Please moto dont Fk this up like the rest of the crap youve tried to push since the OG.

  • Mr.Joe

     I would buy it just to get motorola to release it.

  • Mr.Joe

     I would buy it just to get motorola to release it.

  • Mr.Joe

     I would buy it just to get motorola to release it.