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New DROID Bionic Running Gingerbread Gets Benchmarked, Dual-core OMAP Replaces Tegra 2?

We had to leave that big fat question mark at the end of the post title because there is something that just looks a little fishy about this new Nenamark benchmark that popped up in the last day or so with the name DROID Bionic attached to it.  Before we get into that though, let’s talk about what new goodness we’re seeing above.

First off, the PowerVR SGX 540 GPU stands out.  Why, you ask?  Well, because this GPU matches up to the new TI OMAP 4430 and 4440 dual-core processors that we’re pretty sure Motorola will be showing some favoritism to in the near future (in the DROID3).  This also means that the Tegra 2 by NVIDIA has been given the ax, which shouldn’t come as a huge surprise since most of the rumors surrounding the original delay of this device pointed at the T2 and 4G LTE not playing well together.  Maybe this new OMAP was able to show some LTE love?

The second thing we noticed is the “Android 2.3.3.” mention.  FINALLY, a phone in testing that’s not running Froyo.  The Bionic is slated to come out this summer, so it only makes sense that it would be running Gingerbread, but again, it’s just nice to finally see it.

The third thing is the screen resolution of 960×540.  qHD screen, anyone?  This could be both a positive and a negative which you can read up on over at this DROIDX2 post.

And now to the confusing part.  The Nenamark score of 24.0 flat is extremely odd.  If this benchmark actually happened, there would be a high, low and average – not just a single number.  It’s almost like the benchmark started, someone cancelled it, and Nenamark decided that was good enough to report.  Plus, the DROID3 pumped out a 45.20 on average just a couple of weeks ago, so there is no way the Bionic would put out anything less.

So we’ll take this as the Bionic finally going through testing, but we aren’t going to look at that number and criticize the hell out of it.  It’s either just getting prepared for testing and can’t perform or the benchmark was somehow cut off and then reported on.  Seeing OMAP is pretty interesting though, and something we’ll be paying close attention to over the next couple of months.  No more happy marriage between NVIDIA and Moto?  That sure was quick.

Via:  Nenamark, Ameblo

  • Anonymous

    A technical support tech told me the Bionic is coming out with a physical keyboard. This happened Friday. I mentioned that he have mistaken it for the Droid 3 and he said no, he meant the Bionic, and that that’s what he is waiting for. He said July or August it will come out. 

  • Robert Hoyle

    If the T2 chip doesn’t play well wit LTE, what does this mean for all of us Xoom owners that were told our tablet (with the T2 chip) would be upgradeable to LTE?  Not to change the subject but this has the potential to suck really bad!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWRGGTJGBF4XQNEWHZAHOZXU5E Linyan Tang
    • Granted

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  • Navy Droid

    If they come out with tiered plans with the release of the Bionic (which I am waiting on, the phone not the plans), then I may have to snag up a Thunderbolt or a Charge to get LTE without being tiered.

    • James

      Or the LG Revolution? Looks a better option than the Charge and Thunderbolt IMO ..

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

    Xoom has more room so the upgrade might be easier.

  • Anonymous

    If the Tegra 2 and LTE is a problem on the BIONIC, does this mean that our XOOMs are never going to get the LTE upgrade?  90 days from launch is the end of May and i still haven’t seen my FedEx box to send in the XOOM for the new hardware they promiced.

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  • Anonymous

    So does this mean the Xoom running LTE is going to be a train wreck?  Maybe this explains the rumor of Moto dumping the Xoom before end of summer (or whenever it was)?  They will be releasing a replacement that’s OMAP possibly…

    • Anonymous

      sounds like it.

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  • Interstellarmind

    This cant be good news for the xoom upgrade to 4G… is this why the upgrade is taking forever!?

    I have a feeling we’re either gonna get screwed with no 4g upgrade, an upgrade a year from now, or having to pay for the upgrade (neither of which I would find acceptable and will go to great lengths to get a refund if either is true).

    Motorola screwed us, the consumer, again. HTC to the rescue, I’m thinkin’.

  • Waknatious

    I just realized Bionic is a stupid name. If its a “Droid” and not biological in nature it doesn’t need bionic enhancement. Just sayin. #nerd

  • Booboolala2000

    So, I was wondering if that is the reason for the delay for my Xoom to get upgraded to LTE? With motoroka going to omap instead of tegra 2 not playing well with lte? Hmm. I wonder if when we send out Coons in to get wifi, will they do a choose switch along with the radios?

  • http://twitter.com/sparkimus Bret Williams

    Hey  @kellex:twitter , I just noticed in this old CES video that they say the Bionic will ship with a TI processor. Check it at about 1:20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5397-WhEwY&feature=player_embedded

  • http://twitter.com/sparkimus Bret Williams

    Hey  @kellex:twitter , I just noticed in this old CES video that they say the Bionic will ship with a TI processor. Check it at about 1:20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5397-WhEwY&feature=player_embedded

    • James_Ever

      Also heard him say they hadn’t even tested LTE yet on the Bionic when they went to CES? Why the hell would they be marketing this at CES and they hadn’t even tested how it would work on LTE? And I did catch where he indeed said the chip was TI not Tegra 2, they should’ve stuck with what works right and built from there instead of going for a chip they knew nothing about which why it got scraped and back to the drawing board. Resolution looked really good though using the TI and qHD. Hope the Droid3 looks that good with the TI and leave the Tegra 2 alone for now.

  • SomeoneANYONE

    how do this compare to the msm8660 w/ adreno 220 and the exynos w/ mali 400?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2ZFTUZVURDWXHQLXJKHHTR5XN4 Michael Brown

    We shall see how this goes. I wonder if the Droid Bionic and Droid 3 will drop together. The devices sound about the same but one with a Keyboard and one LTE. We will see which one I pick up. If Targa comes in with that 300 dollar price tag I will get the Droid 3. I only hope they come in before the tiered plans go into effect. Or else I may just buy it off contract just so I can keep my unlimited data. We shall see. Lets just hope the save the tiered bull for the iPhone 5 and allow the droid line up to get strong before killing Unlimited. 

  • Anonymous

    so this may be why no LTE upgrade for Xoom yet?

  • Anonymous

    I was kind of afraid of this. Well, I shouldn’t really say afraid of because its still the first dual core LTE phone on Verizon which should trump any single core LTE phone anyways, but the Tegra 2 would have been nice. It makes sense though since Motorola has used TI processors in all previous smartphones before and if the Tegra 2 isn’t playing nice with LTE, it just makes sense to go with a dual core TI instead. I don’t think it means the end of Moto using Nvidia processors, it just means Nvidia needs to get their LTE act together. I think Moto will use a mix of TI and Nvidia processors over time.

    • Anonymous

      I think you should look a littler further. Tegra 2 is NOT that special. Tegra 3 looks nice but Tegra 2 is old, and is pretty well trumped by the 4430/4440 at this point. This actually a good move.

      • Anonymous

        The thing with Tegra 2 is the endorsement its getting. Theres a load of games created specifically for Tegra 2 and Sony already said Tegra 2 devices will be PlayStation certified. Thats a lot more than any Snapdragon or OMAP has going for it right now even if they outperform the Tegra 2. Thats not to say that it won’t get these things, but right now Tegra 2 has a lot of specific perks that others don’t.

        • Anonymous

          That’s the only thing Tegra 2 has going for it – the games.  Sure, doing day to day stuff is nice on a dual-core, but the terrible part is the video playback performance.  A 2nd-gen single-core snapdragon can playback a high-profile 720p h264 encoded video file while the Tegra 2 cannot.  That’s just BS.

          • James_Ever

            So do you think the OMAP TI 4430 chip will perform better than the Tegra 2? And that this will more likely replace both the Droid 3 and the Bionic? I would rather they go with the TI chip for both devices as we saw how well it ran when they used it instead of the Tegra at the CES. Still don’t get why they didn’t test LTE with the Bionic…..

          • Anonymous

            For gaming, the Tegra 2 probably is better.  I don’t game on a phone so I don’t know the difference between the Tegra 2 and the PowerVR SGX540.  But, I would say the TI 4430 is far better for video playback than the T2 (look at the Blackberry Playbook – it can playback high profile encoded h264 files at 720 and 1080 while something like the Xoom cannot).  I don’t know why Nvidia decided to gimp the video playback performance of this supposed amazing SoC.

          • Anonymous

            For gaming, the Tegra 2 probably is better.  I don’t game on a phone so I don’t know the difference between the Tegra 2 and the PowerVR SGX540.  But, I would say the TI 4430 is far better for video playback than the T2 (look at the Blackberry Playbook – it can playback high profile encoded h264 files at 720 and 1080 while something like the Xoom cannot).  I don’t know why Nvidia decided to gimp the video playback performance of this supposed amazing SoC.

      • Anonymous

        The thing with Tegra 2 is the endorsement its getting. Theres a load of games created specifically for Tegra 2 and Sony already said Tegra 2 devices will be PlayStation certified. Thats a lot more than any Snapdragon or OMAP has going for it right now even if they outperform the Tegra 2. Thats not to say that it won’t get these things, but right now Tegra 2 has a lot of specific perks that others don’t.

  • EC8CH

    Meh… after the HTC bootloader announcement any news about moto devices feels kind of constrainted and unimpressive.

    Only exception is a Droid life post with the words xoom ec8ch giveaway winner in it

  • Anonymous

    If it’s got an PowerVR SGX 540 GPU, then I’m not sad I got the Droid X². The Tegra 2 was one of the selling points for me.

    • FragDroidX

      Except the PVR SGX 540 included in the TI OMAP SoC is clocked alot higher than previously so its a good bit faster in this instance. Preliminary testing shows it to perform quite a bit better than Tegra 2.

  • Anonymous

    if it’s a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU I’m glad I didn’t wait and I got the Droid X². The biggest reason I wanted it was for the Tegra 2 inside.

  • Ron Kurkowski

    All I want is a dc lte phone. Is it THAT hard to produce?

    • Anonymous

      Yes.

      • Inkster09

        Not happening my friend

  • Steelertown7

    By the time this releases, the Nexus S will have Android 4.0.

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

      No it won’t and if it does so what? Its still a crappy old phone with tons of features missing.

      • Anonymous

        I’m pretty sure the Nexus S has a PowerVR SGX 540 too. :V

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

          Yeah and single-core, only 512 ram, no hdmi out, no hd video, no sd card……..

          But its the same thing.

          • Inkster09b

            No SD card again vzw outdated. Everything going to cloud no need for 100gb of external storage.

      • Inkster09b

        And it still outperforms ANY feature phone uh I meant android phone on vzw

  • Greg

    Even though Im an Nvidia fan-boy I have thus far been unimpressed with the tegra 2  chips.. I have seen some of the spec on the TI dual and it looks really slick. I for one will be happy to see a dual core 4g phone, don’t care who made the chip as long as it works 

  • Anonymous

    This is funny because I swear I saw black man x say something about this

    black_man_x: So got the specs for the new “bionic” not sure if I like them.. already having issues with tegra and u wanna bring a new chip in the mix?

    Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/black_man_x/status/74138550089695232

    Sent via TweetDeck (www.tweetdeck.com)

    This was yesterday morning

  • Anonymous

    I dont know how the tech blog community ever pegged this phone, or the LG Revolution for that matter, to be Tegra 2 devices. The only thing Moto ever said in press releases around CES was “1ghz processor”.

    • Anonymous

      An Nvidia rep at CES said the Bionic was powered by a Tegra 2. While a Moto rep was caught saying in a video that it would sport a TI processor, Moto came out and denied that but didn’t bother refuting what the Nvidia guy said. On top of that, at the earnings meeting, Sanjay Jha said that the Bionic and XOOM were having the same issues and that when the Bionic was released, the XOOM would be getting the 4G upgrade. The issue was, and still is, widely believed to be issues between the Tegra 2 processor and the LTE chip. Moto probably just wants to get this phone out before the summer is completely over so they went to a TI processor just recently in hopes of a solution. Who knows about the XOOM upgrade.

  • Anonymous

    I dont know how the tech blog community ever pegged this phone, or the LG Revolution for that matter, to be Tegra 2 devices. The only thing Moto ever said in press releases around CES was “1ghz processor”.

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  • RJ723

    Isn’t the PowerVR SGX 540 the same GPU that Samsung used on their Galaxy S phones last year?
    It will be LTE capable right?

    • Anonymous

      The whole point of going with TI over Nvidia is so it can be LTE capable. Otherwise, they’d have another Droid X2 on their hands with a different exterior.

  • Anonymous

    “This also means that the Tegra 2 by NVIDIA has been given the ax, which shouldn’t come as a huge surprise since most of the rumors surrounding the original delay of this device pointed at the T2 and 4G LTE not playing well together”

    That statement is kinda scary if you bought a motor xoom with expectations of a 4g lte upgrade (yes its not real 4g, no semantics needed). I would assume that if Motorola and Verizon do not deliver there will be some lawsuits, even today they state LTE upgrade. I know initial reports said a few weeks which got pushed back to summer.

    I am kinda interested to see how that one plays out.

    • Djstar2k2

      right wasn’t that lte upgrade possed to been happened? wow a PR nightmare indeed, I hope Mr motor don’t slurr upmthe droid 3 or I think I’m gonna jump on over to HTC. and see what the new nexus is about. what’s killen me is uncle Googs is not push in for a real or droid successor pure style since the of put anroid on the map even tho I still loved my G1

      • Stevewest87

        What? Seriously could anyone understand that?

        • http://www.facebook.com/Wilson1121 Alex W Wilson

          I have no idea what he said.

          • Granted

            Don’t worry I translated it the best I could. But I’m not completely fluent in braindead retard, I only took three years of classes. But I’m sure I can finalize my knowledge if I just listen to enough rap and pop music, and ill have to start purposely typing out bad grammar and ebonics while I’m online, even though everything I do has spellcheck.. but that’s for bitches, I’m a cool individual, knowwz wat i be sayawwnz sun and or daughter!

        • Vnvjeep

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  • FragDroidX

    I was hoping they would switch to TI OMAP. It has been shown on preliminary testing to be the Social to beat.

  • Sob157

    They gotta stop being so greedy with info release for thise device… some of us have been waotong 6 months for some good info/pics/vids to come through

    • Anonymous

      Why shouldn’t they keep the info themselves? They kept some things of the Bionic to themselves and glad they did considering it has to be reworked. Less issues if they keep things on the down low till I know for sure this device is going to work as is.

  • zzai

    Good. NVIDIA has always made crap overheating/prone to failure chips if their video card/chipset record is anything to go by. 

    This phone just became a whole lot attractive to me.

    • Guest

      WTF are you talking about dude. Care to give examples?

      • zzai

        look up how NVIDIA tried to cover up failures of their mobile G84 and G86 chips. 

        I have personally had NVIDIA Geforce4 and 2x NVIDIA Geforce 8800GT outright fail in my own desktop. 

        I have seen countless laptops with 8400 and 8600 mobile chips fail as well because of fried GPUs, including an older macbook pro that i used. Incidentally, Apple fixed it while off-warranty for free, all because of the fact that they were aware that Nvidia GPUs used in computer was fundamentally flawed.

        In addition to this I stupidly used nForce3 based motherboard for one of my desktop builds. It was the most unstable system i’ve ever had displeasure of using…Tons of stability issues and driver incompatibilities. 

        I will never again touch anything made by them. Currently waiting for Snapdragon/OMAP/Samsung based Android phones and tablets.

        • Antny1979

          I agree with you completely. I saw the article about NVIDIA having lawsuits against them for knowingly selling faulty chips then offering people cheap replacement computers that didn’t even match the value of the ones they originally bought. There’s no way I’m going to jump on the band wagon and buy a phone or tablet with their chips in it.

        • http://twitter.com/jsummersphd Jonathan Summers

          So many woefully misguided statements… I understand you’re citing a lot of personal experience, which is inherently subjective, but some posturing is in order before your experiences warrant an indictment of Nvidia.

          First up, the G84 and G86 conspiracy theory. Nothing was covered up… the wool wasn’t pulled over our eyes… and odds are, even if it were possible to peg a single party for the fault in these flawed parts, it wouldn’t be Nvidia, but the OEM. A strip of thermal tape and a sub-par airflow mixed with a dash of mobile devices’ nature to go through more on/off heat cycles than desktops all add up to ripe conditions to expose even the tiniest flaw in a chipset. And given that OEMs are notorious for cutting corners (see: thermal tape), its not surprising that this problem was concentrated amongst HP and Dell owners.

          And thats where the conspiracy comes into play… because all of this “news” was originally reported and perpetuated by The Inquirer, a site that is flagrantly biased toward AMD. A bunch of anonymous 3rd-party sources and other such unconfirmed reports leaves this story without much in the way of legs upon which to stand… but credit to Charlie Demerjian for trying, I suppose.

          nForce 3 did suck. But that was back when they JUST came out w/ 64-bit AMD processors… hardly relevant.

          And you had 2 8800GTs die…? At this point, you’re a statistical anomaly. The more likely scenario involves and error occurring in the area between the chair & keyboard…

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T472T4BMTP767UTJJW2YZFUA2Y R

            I know the nVidia 7400 in my Dell XPS1210 fried the mother board 4 different times and nVidia has since settled in a class action case dealing with it. I do all I can to avoid nVidia at all costs. IMHO its nVidia silicon that has delayed the XOOM’s 4G upgrade and led to the cancellation of the Etna based Bionic.

          • zzai

            the original problem with their chips was not OEMs messing up installations, but poor engineering of parts which attach the silicone die to the packaging material (i.e. bad engineering by NVIDIA). Thermal cycling destroyed it after a while, causing failures. 

            As for error occuring between keyboard and the chair…how would that possibly lead to cards failing? The cards were installed in stock computers running on stock frequencies and voltage (no overclocking), and using stock NVIDIA drivers in a full tower well-ventilated case. Both started creating artifacts all over display, and the other one artifacted for  a few minutes and then outright died. Please enlighten me where exactly user error would be in this case?

            On the other hand, I have never had any problem with ATI/AMD GPUs. In fact I just bought an AMD GPU based Macbook Pro (finally upgraded mainly because they switched away from Nvidia), and it’s perfomance and thermals are absolutely fantastic.

  • Mr.Joe

    Cool cool…

    NOW LAUNCH IT BEFORE THE TIRED DATA PRICING!

    • Anonymous

      I’m just speculating and have absolutely no proof of this, but I would bet my house that Verizon plans the launch of this phone to coincide with the startup of tiered data plans for 4G LTE.

      • http://twitter.com/SoDroid SoDroid (Eli)

        I’m pretty sure Rodeo is exactly correct. I’ve read rumors indicating that is when the tiered pricing will begin, with the release of the Bionic. 

        • Anonymous

          I sure hope we’re both wrong, but from a business standpoint it makes a lot of sense to start tiered plans when the next flagship 4G phone is released. Perhaps Kellex can comment more on this since he has more inside knowledge than the rest of us.

          • Granted

            He has as much inside knowledge as you do, just surf other Android sites. Hell anybody could start their own Droid site with that mantra.

    • Inkster09

      Sorry to say android 2.2 phones will be coming out on Verizon for a while.

      • Anonymous

        Uh, this has Gingerbread. Also, I believe Verizon was the top carrier last year for updating Android phones on their network, so you’re point kind of falls flat if you’re trying to say Verizon sucks with Android upgrades. Its true Verizon has high quality standards which leads to device delays and rejections of Android builds by manufacturers until they meet a certain standard, but it usually means a better end experience for the consumer. Nice try to knock Verizon though. I also caution you about this because this site is called Droid-Life for a reason. Theres a lot of proud Verizon users here.

        • Inkster09

          You don’t see it do you. I talked to many vzw reps they you android comuunity for the most has no clue to what they release their phones with ans told me on many occassions you will never see another true vanilla android phone again except experiay

          • Inkster09

            Within a year Verizon will km be k ow for their network. They disrespect and dump on android

          • Inkster09

            We will see my friend

          • Inkster09

            And also with these Droid commercials.so corny Not as heart pounding like for my og droid

        • Inkster09

          Hey I’m just fed up with Verizon with their hold off this and hold off that buggy updates recall this and rmrecall that. Verizon is no doubt the best carrier but for android. And you and all droidlifers know that

          • Inkster09

            But NOT I meant to say

  • Arthur2142

    It worries me that manufacturers are getting away from nvidia processors because their road map seemed to be fairly aggressive compared to the competition

    • The Dave

      Too agressive perhaps?

  • James_Ever

    So with this new information, does this mean that the OMAP is better than the T2 as some reports have been alluding to lately? More importantly, will this be an indication that this will still be a 4g LTE device? And finally even though its been said numerous times that it won’t be LTE, has Motorola figured out a way to make dualcore work and play nice with LTE and there’s still a possiblilty that the Droid 3 may be LTE compatible via OTA upgrade after release? I know alot of questions just interested in what you guys (and gals) think about this new info?

    • Anonymous

      Lte isnt something you ota to. Lte requires a completely different radio. Gsm based instead of cdma. The tech had barely been completed when the tb was made. That’s why it had two radios.

      • James_Ever

        Okay, but if the Bionic as well as the Droid 3 are rumored to be global devices doesn’t that mean they will have a GSM radio in them as well?

        • Anonymous

          You would think, but still a rumor, until we see the goods its all up in the air.

          • Anonymous

            Id be real interested id they had two sim cards…

    • Anonymous

      The Bionic will have 4G LTE. The whole reason the Bionic exists is to be a 4G LTE phone. I think you’d see it ditch the dual core before LTE. Why would they release another dual core 3G phone when they already have the X2? Motorola needs a 4G LTE phone in their stable, not another dual core 3G phone.

  • Anonymous

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

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

      Totally ok with that. This is the droid I’m looking for.

      • Steve Hillshire

        If Moto doesn’t get this out before Sammy releases the S2, its going to be game over for Moto.  There is so much hype around the S2, nearly 100% outstanding reviews from all over the globe and such hot specs, that if it releases before the Bionic, you are going to see Moto slump back into an irrelevant company.  And with the way they’ve handled things with the Bionic, I won’t be surprised.

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

          SGS2 most likely won’t have LTE.

          Hype is all that it is.  What hot specs does it have? Nothing special? Nothing the Bionic won’t really have.

          • Steve Hillshire

            You are mostly right.  I think the display of the S2 is going to be extremely hard for the Bionic to beat.  Even with qHD it likely will not be as brilliant and as high contrast as the S2.  This is a biggie.  Other things are Touchwiz 4 vs Blur, Moto’s locked bootloaders and Moto’s craptastic cameras (to be fair I’m going off my D1).  I also want NFC which we’ll have to WAIT and see if the Bionic will have.

            Don’t get me wrong.  I was all about the Bionic when I initially saw it and its specs.  It was going to be my next phone and still could be.  But the fumble on the release date and already getting redesigned from what I thought was a kick *** looking phone has dishearted me and shaken my faith in Moto.

            The Bionic may be good, but again, if the S2 beats it to market with all the hype behind it, Moto *will* get beaten down… hard.  The S2 is already outselling the iPhone 4 in the UK which is a feat no one else has managed.  Oh, let’s not forget about upcoming HTC dual cores and sadly, the next iPhone.  Moto is going to have stiff competition.  They will need to execute perfectly on the Bionic because they are not impressing with any of their releases thus far this year.

            4G is a nice perc but with all the battery issues seen with it and the fact I run wifi more than 3G today, it won’t kill me to get another 3G phone…

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

          SGS2 most likely won’t have LTE.

          Hype is all that it is.  What hot specs does it have? Nothing special? Nothing the Bionic won’t really have.

  • Jcampbell474

    Kellex, it wasn’t benchmarked. It simply has a score. It even says SCORE in the article. Why do you label Android performance scores as benchmarks? Does it sound good using the word? Is it a keyword you want searches to find? No matter, you’ve misused it in this reference and every other time it has been written here.

    The measure of one devices performance is a score. The standard number that score should be compared to is the benchmark.

    • Granted

      Ahhh, I see a glimmer a hope for intelligent individualized people on here. I applaud you good sir.

  • Rizzidy

    F Motorola

  • http://www.giquegear.com GiqueGuy

    It’s far past time for the Bionic to materialize on retails shelves.  And, the Droid3 looked good until the Samsung Galaxy S II showed up (of course not in U.S. yet).  C’mon Verizon, step up to the plate with at least TODAY’S Android technology, if you can’t handle TOMORROW’S.

    • Anonymous

      well it’s an idea but development cycles don’t work that way…
      This isn’t the Droid X2 we’re talking about, if the processor needs to be swapped it’s of course going to take months to retest and finalize the new hardware.
      Or they could rush it to the market with the Tegra 2 and LTE radio bitch slapping eachother inside the housing, and everyone would be too happy piss n’ moan and wonder why moto and verizon didn’t just take some extra time to get the phone right.

      • http://www.giquegear.com GiqueGuy

        Okay, I do get it. I’ve been in IT long enough to understand needing to get it right. I’m just frustrated with the seeming unwillingness of Verizon to offer a smartphone comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S 2. And, along those lines, I wouldn’t even have written the first comment if Moto would have put the now de-minimus front facing camera in the Droid X2. I’d be drooling all over that 4.3″ screen. Sorry for the hasty original comment. I dig Moto, I just frustrated with waiting.

        • Granted

          How dare you have an opinion! Say you’re sorry again. Now get back in line you sheep!

  • Jim Dandy

    If this device doesn’t come through. Then it will “officially” be a craptacular summer for VZN phones. NAWLINS FTW :P

  • Anonymous

    So we finally hear some sort of news about the Bionic, I wonder if we will hear about a “Better Blur” yuck!!  I hope the Bionic will be a beast, can’t wait for the specs to show up  and a Unlocked bootloader :P

  • picodroid

    It was never said to have a Tegra 2. Ever. I specifically recall making a mental note of this upon announcement at CES. Take a look back, Motorola always stated “a dual core processor” and never said Tegra 2. Likely why it won’t get the webtop dock.

    • Anonymous

      One of the Motorola reps at CES was asked if it had a Tegra 2 and he confirmed it did, but Motorola never made any official promises that it would have a Tegra 2. You are correct they were very careful about saying that it was a dual core device only and not mentioning the Tegra 2 specifically. It was stated by one guy informally, but nothing official ever called out the Tegra 2.

      • Granted

        Oooh you sure told him didn’t you!? I mean you basically just reiterated what he said, but you said it with a smirk and a feeling of self righteousness! You go boyeeee! Tell those idiots what they forgot type!

        • Anonymous

          Well I was more reiterating the fact that Motorola never said it had a Tegra 2, but Nvidia did. I was simply adding the fact that it was said at CES that it had a Tegra 2, just not by Motorola. Of course, they didn’t deny it either. I wasn’t really trying to refute anything he said, just add a little something to the conversation and make it clear that I wasn’t disagreeing with his comment.

  • http://twitter.com/Crispityyy Chris Spells

    Kellex pumpin out the late night posts…NICE!

    • Inkster09

      The bionic isn’t coming out ppl. Verizon’s way .of doing things just won’t let it happen

      • Anonymous

        I fail to understand your point. Verizon’s “way of doing things” typically means making sure everything is functioning properly before releasing a device. While that means the Bionic may have to undergo revisions like it currently is, I don’t know of any devices that Verizon has announced and then canceled due to issues. Verizon and Motorola announced this phone, they will release this phone. I’m sure Verizon will “let it happen” once they can get it working right because it looks bad on them if they were to cancel this phone.

        • Inkster09

          Ok we will see what the device actually comes out as.

          • Inkster09

            Feature phone drooooid

        • Inkster09

          And your whole arguement just nustisfies what I’m saying

      • Inkster09

        Done bashing ranting on vzw. Time will tell all it is the ultimate truth.

  • http://www.koveleski.com koveleski

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josue-Aristy/540455542 Josue Aristy

      He wasn’t dead. He was out partying.