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More DROID Bionic Pictures Surface – 4.5″ qHD Screen, New 3D Blur, and Android 2.3.4

The look of the new DROID Bionic is no longer a surprise after some pictures leaked out this morning, but we were still wanting to know more – specifically about the specs.  Well, we think we may have some after an extra set of pictures that looks like a continuation of the ones from earlier found its way onto another non-U.S. forum.

That 3D animations tip we mentioned earlier appears to be confirmed with a good look at the device’s new Blur.  Also, how does a 4.5″ qHD screen sound?  There is a shot of the device’s docking software, the new Bionic Red Eye, and that hot new lock screen which was first spotted on the DROID3.  Oh, and did we mention Android 2.3.4?  Yep, when this phone is released, it should be running the newest version of Android available.   

About screen showing Android 2.3.4 and “DROID Bionic”:

New 3D home screen previews in Blur plus the new lock screen:

The phone absolutely dwarfing a Atrix Defy:

The rest of the photos:

Via:  PhoneHK

Cheers Raj!

  • I dont care Im getting this phone no matter what very excited!

  • Anonymous

    “Also, how does a 4.5″ qHD screen sound?” $hitty if it’s pentile

  • Dingbat

    Aww, skeet-skeet-skeet-skeet

  • Scotter

    I remember back when the Bionic was first announced. They said it would have 512MB RAM.
    Please tell me that spec has changed?

  • Scotter

    I remember back when the Bionic was first announced. They said it would have 512MB RAM.
    Please tell me that spec has changed?

    • Jackmsdew

      It’s has 1gig low power ram, 4.3inch screen, TI OMAP 4430 1GHz dual-core CPU, 8 megapixel rear camera accompanied by a VGA front-facing shooter, 1080p Video Capture, and web top laptop…

  • Anonymous

    im hearing now August 4th is the official release date for the Bionic 

  • Anonymous

    When will it launch?  More fact than fiction: The Droid Bionic it’s about time http://exm.nr/iIYLgl

  • Great photography is not possible on a phone as of yet…  Unless you still mean auto-point and shoot modes

  • I would…  and I’d even Pimp out those BJ’s every other week…  

  • I can’t buy the TBolt baised on all the battery life reviews…  

  • Anonymous

    Just release the freakin thing already

  • Mr. Smith

    HOLY S@@@!!!!!  BRING IT!!!!!!!

  • Motofan

    I really hope it’s not 4.5″. That’s just too big for a phone.

  • Drew Galyen

    The background on the webtop dock is from the Droid 3…and that lip looks EXACTLY like the recently leaked shots of the Droid 3…and those about screens are easy to rewrite, or so I’ve heard…

    *sniff sniff* fishy?

  • Lance_rhoads

    Sick of waiting on the bionic

  • Anonymous

    can someone please tell me what a bootloader is , what it does and the pros and cons on it , sorry for the stupid question just dont know what that is , thank you for your help , i think this is going to be the best phone of the yr for any phone company.thank you for explaining what a bootloader is .

    • John Gaspardo

      I am pretty sure that it is a combination of hardware and software much like a bios on a computer. It is what loads android much like your computer bios runs windows linux os x etc. In the case of android many phone manufactures are locking down phones with an efuse chip designed by ibm? that basically does a check for the “proper” version of android which in many cases is a modded changed version of android such as moto blur. This locked boot loader prevents developers from creating and installing custom roms and since im not a developer i couldn’t tell u how they get around this chip.  anyway if the version doesn’t match what this efuse chip is looking for the phone won’t boot. by defeating the chip you can gain root access which allows access to all file systems which if changed by someone that doesn’t know what their doing will turn your 500 doller phone into a 500$ brick of glass and plastic 

  • Anonymous

    so, is this device that going to come this summer? I will get a new phone this summer but I don’t know what to get =S

  • Anonymous

    so, is this device that going to come this summer? I will get a new phone this summer but I don’t know what to get =S

  • Shockface

    4.5 is way to big ,4.3 is okay but 4″ hits the spot

    • Corymcnutt

      ROFLMAO!  Sorry, but this sounds so funny talking about a phone!

  • 4.5″ is just too freaking big. At some point, these things won’t fit in our pockets anymore. I have a TB, and 4.3″ is plenty generous.

  • Prickee

    Sorry not impressed…..Nothing new here…keep it moving…..TB still has the most impressive look for a verizon 4G even though I would call the TB a bit chunky but it’s just a cousin of the EVO so not too surprised there.  D3, BIONIC I mean is Motorola going to impress…..Oh and the don’t fall for this qHD screen marketing crap…It gives you horrible color saturation. Point blank Super AMOLED should be a phone standard screen people.  If the Droid Charge wasn’t Samsung G-Wiz and more attractive like the TB ladies and gentlemen we would have a clear cut 4G standout.  

  • Justin

     me likeyme needy

  • Guys get over the whole “If it has an unlocked bootloader” phase. 99% of people can care less if it has a locked bootloader or not. Motorola is in the business of selling phones to the masses and not to that 1% who want to load custom things onto there phones. 

  • woo

    This phone is going to be the biggest flop. It’s so hyped up the upset of people who buy it and are disappointed is going to be fantastic.

  • Gee

    Cant wait for the locked down now side loading anti dev phone. WHOOOHOOO?

  • jbonics

    How much radiation is that thing giving off. Whoooooooow

    • Justin

       the japanese reactor pales in comparison

      • Anonymous

        Now THAT’S POWER !!!!!

  • wheres the side  profile?? gotta see how chunky this baby is

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • Rp780

    I was Droid 3 all the way but after this i might have to go Bionic. They only thing holding me back is the physical keyboard. Is it easy to make the adjustment from physical to on screen keyboard? 

    • T Hall

      Yes.  I was the same as you, and now I never use the keyboard on the OG Droid; I only use the touchscreen.  You will be fine, touchscreen keyboards have come a long way.

      • Rp780

        Thanks. Looks like I’m going Bionic. 

    • Corymcnutt

      It is an adjustment, but I like it much better than physical keys now; you need to give it a couple weeks.

  • Anonymous

     Personally, I think the “new” BIONIC is a little too big for my taste.

  • Anonymous

     Personally, I think the “new” BIONIC is a little too big for my taste.

  • Anonymous

    Goodbye TB We had a nice run but the Bionic is taking your place!

  • that is one good lookin phone

  • LivinFree

    Looks like crap if you ask me. And what are they nuts 4.5″ screen. Most people are not going to want to carry a brick around in there hand. Let alone hos bad the battery life will be more then likely on it. We really need specific specs on this thing before any real judgement can be made tho. The only thing that will save them is if they give us an unlocked bootloader or an option to unlock like the Xoom had. If not it tells me they have choosen the path to walk themselves to the grave again.

    • Corymcnutt

      4.3″ vs 4.5″ – not much of a difference!

  • Anonymous

    Looks like my next phone. That is, if its launched with all of its advertised features.

  • RW-1

    From the pics here, doesn’t look like a “lowered” chin, but more like an extension of the whole phone, like the Nexus. So I say no PKB.

    But who cares? It will be locked down, and who needs blockbuster VZ apps and bloat?

    Rename it to the Moto Jha Tool …

  • I just hope to god it’s unlocked

  • LarryL

    If it doesn’t have a physical keyboard, then i question the DESIGN PHILOSOPHY behind that weird bevel below the capacitive buttons. What is that for then?? Shave that thing off and you got a shorter phone. Like the 4.5″ screen is not big enough.

    • LarryL

      Oh, and blame 3rd-party apps for low battery life? and 70% of returns?? LOL motorola. My DROID OG will be the last thing I ever get from you. HTC will be my next phone when I upgrade this fall.

  • “i just got a lil wet”

  • Anonymous

    That REALLY looks like it has a physical keyboard.  Are we positive it’s NOT a D3?

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2a7usxg

  • Return my LG Revolution from yesterday, swallow the restocking fee, and wait for a device with no release date? I don’t know…. I’m actually really torn. HELP.

  • Dellbx

    Pass…

  • Wareaglevi

    Wow! The Bionic is looking really impressive. It would be even better with GSM capability.

    So when is the release date, Moto?

  • Anonymous

    This is no EVO 3D that’s for sure there not mentioning the specs cause this is that omap junk…HTC PIMP SLAPS MOTOROLA EVERYDAY

  • JamalJamal

    Just release the $%&%@# phone already! My Incredible is on it’s last leg!

  • Steven Tolnai

    I actually like the look of this one better than the old one (other than the lip bit looks don’t really matter to me, I care about what’s inside 🙂 ) but I’m actually not minding the new Blur too much. Looks pretty good, just hope it runs well. However I’m not gonna lie, I’m with everything else on the bootloader deal. I want me some root. 🙂

  • Jcorf

    Uh so I feel like 4.5″ is a little bulking and big. I would rather it be 4″. Anything bigger is more of a tablet than a phone and doesn’t fit in my pocket.  Ugh, well I can’t decide between this and the DROID3.

  • Jcorf

    Uh so I feel like 4.5″ is a little bulking and big. I would rather it be 4″. Anything bigger is more of a tablet than a phone and doesn’t fit in my pocket.  Ugh, well I can’t decide between this and the DROID3.

  • ImmaDroid224

    So does this mean that the Droid Bionic has a physical keyboard? It sort of looks like it’s hiding a physical keyboard. It has the same exact lip at the bottom that resembles the OG Droid and the Droid 2.  

  • MicroNix

    Judging from the first screen shots this shouldn’t be a bing phone since it is “with Google”.  There’s one part right…

  • Youllreachus

    Any one mention the “no sim card” message on the screenshot?

    • Just means it doesn’t have the 4G LTE sim card in the device. 

  • StandardsDT

    And who ever leaked those models got fired. Serial numbers to who it was assigned to are exposed on the front :

  • StandardsDT

    And who ever leaked those models got fired. Serial numbers to who it was assigned to are exposed on the front :

  • I am so torn between this, the D3 or a SGII

  • YO QUIERO ESTE MUCHO 😀

  • Brandon Lee

    1.3mp front facing anyone?

  • why does it have that lip like the Droid? It doesnt have a keyboard does it? i am so confused.

  • Wow:) Worth the wait I hope, can’t wait to get my hands on this phone. I love my DroidX, the Bionic is going to be amazing. I hope it has the HDMI feature of the new DroidX2. Between SwiftKey, Netflix, Voice Text, 4.5 inch, Google Music, what else do you need? Oh yeah, free tether!!!

  • Dominick7777

    HECK YES!!! 4.5 inch screen! Laptop dock! Just hope it’s wider for wider keys. Anyone know if it has a fingerprint scanner?

  • Me Want!!!!!!

  • Wait so lets go through a release of a phone…..New project is started and a name is given…soon the name finds its way to a fourm like droid life or phandroid…..rumors start….photos appear…device is rumored to be released soon….device is pushed back for reasons that are not given…..device pushed back again after rumors said it was to be released again soon…upgrades are made on phone….pics of phone in the wild are taken…..release date is rumored again……rumor was correct and phone launches…..So that means we only have two more steps till it is finally released!!!!!

  • why does it look like it has a keyboard under it? why not make it completely flat like other phones without keyboards?

  • Tyler Vallely

    Let’s just hope this is the Targa instead of the Bionic.

  • Jcastle482

    4.5″??? Before you know it we will be holding Xoom size devices to your face. I thought that this would me my replacement for my OG, but I guess I’ll have to wait for another contender. 

  • TheCastleGuard

    My biggest concern is how much use in Airplane mode do you think the phone got the be at half battery life?

  • Anonymous

    I really can’t decide between this and the galaxy s II!!! Any advice????

    • Rick Cosentino58

      Same here. I think the super amoled display wins, I hate not being able to use my phone in the sun.

      • Anonymous

        Super amoled plus vs a larger qhd higher res screen. Really not sure which
        is better…

        • hkklife

          Larger size + higher resolution will always win out IMHO.   Now, if the Sammy was qHD 4.3″ then it would be a tough call. More so than hardware differences, I have a hard time trusting Samsung due to their horrible track record with OS updates, at least domestically (and TouchWiz UI doesn’t help matters).

  • C S

    Look at that God awful pentile screen.  The photo of the app drawer in landscape?  Looks like the screen is made with chicken wire.  It’s atrocious.  Motorola ruined a perfectly good phone, again.  And I’m sure the Blur will be just as bad as on the Droid X2.

  • Anonymous

    Amazing.  But bootloader status?

  • 30FootFall

    Does this open like the OG? very similar…..

  • i do think 4.5 is the perfect size, i like my thunderbolt. but would not mind a phone a tad bit bigger.. any bigger than that is too big tho

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t dev tools only come up on rooted phones?

    • Anonymous

      this is the android community, we make our own damn dev tools

      • Anonymous

        Yes I know this but none of the other motorola phones had that on them.

    • Anonymous

      this is the android community, we make our own damn dev tools

  • Shit just got real bitches…

  • Anonymous

    after getting my man hands all over the Samsung Infuse I can’t wait for the 4.5 inch screen!!

  • How the F are you supposed to fit a 4.5″ screen in your pocket and not get your ass whooped by a girl who thinks you’re happy to see her?

    • Anonymous

      I dont know about you but mine doesn’t flatten out 3 inches wide

      • Very true, either way, with a 4.5″ phone in your pocket someone will be asking questions.

        • Anonymous

          very erotic questions to be sure, whether or not they realize its a phone or not haha. 

        • Not really…  Course I’m not under 6′ and wear skinny jeans like all the emo’s outside my local mall (all using Iphones I might add…)

  • this makes me happy i returned my xperia play. pray to god and all that is holy they unlock the bootloader on this.

  • Anonymous

    I want one, but if I can’t put cyanogenmod on it, I don’t want it! I own a DROID X now, but playing with my droid 1 made me realize how much I missed stock android. HTC had the right approach in making their bootloaders unlocked forever, now let’s just hope that this rubs off on motorola…

  • Daddy Like!!!

  • Anonymous

    4.5″ screen? qHD or not, this is one HUGE bitch!

    • Anonymous

      I would wait and see more specs because I would think it would be 4.3 but who knows

  • Rmunks

    is that the defy running new software?

  • What is that phone beside it in that one pic?  Is that the original bionic or the Atrix?

    • Anonymous

      defy

  • it looks like it has a keyboard or something under the screen? why isn’t it just flat?

  • Anonymous

    OMFG I just died, look at this theres no way we’re gunna have to wait till the end of August for this I call July!!

  • Anonymous

    OMFG I just died, look at this theres no way we’re gunna have to wait till the end of August for this I call July!!

  • Peter

    I feel like I’ve been waiting forever.  Please release this sweet ass phone ASAP so I can get it, goodness!

  • Anonymous

    that virtual keyboard looks pretty cramped for being on a supposed 4.5 inch screen

    • people will just load in swipe,swiftkey,better keyboard…u pick your fav

      • Anonymous

        I’m just saying that if i was 4.5 inches the keyboard wouldn’t be so crammed. I will wait and see if 4.5 is the actual size or if it sticks with the typical 4.3 which it was said to have when debuted at CES.

  • Unexpected62

    wow this looks like the D3. How do we know it’s the bionic?

    • Anonymous

      Its all a guess right now. Although the camera and back speaker are placed different on this than on the droid 3.

      • DBK

        Plus no keyboard and a smaller lip.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah the droid 3 does not have the lip like this. This lip is like what was on the droid 1&2

          • DBK

            Not to mention it says 4G on the back. The Droid 3 definitely does not.

  • Anonymous

    Glad I am due for an upgrade in July this is looking like my next phone for sure. It’s about time verizon releases a real monster of a phone with 4g.

  • Jonathan Carnesciali

    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • If only it had a keyboard, it’d be the perfect phone. *cry*

    • DBK

      Droid 3. Nuff said.

      • Droid 3 does not have LTE, which is a major problem for anyone (like me) in a major LTE hub.

  • bdizzel1982

    Can anyone be so kind as to tell me what lock screen widget they are running on that Atrix.

    • mrcheese

      miui

      • Mrcheese24

        and its the defy not the atrix

        • bdizzel1982

          Ah my bad original post said Atrix I didn’t pay much attention other then I liked the widget 🙂

  • Melissa Davis
  • I really think this is the one *tear*. I just hope Jrummy and the Liberty team hop on this one as well.

  •  I dont know if i should get this or Galaxy s 2

    • I hear ya, same boat. Especially now with with the cyanogen news. Now it just matters when they hit verizon.

  • Spc Hicks09

    You guys can say it has a locked bootloader all you want but you still don’t know for a fact. No one does, this is still subject to change!

  • Kfath1978

    I want it now!!

  • Kfath1978

    I want it now!!

  • Kfath1978

    I want it now!!

  • Anonymous

    Judging by the buttons, and the “MOTOROLA” logo which is the same as the X, its the standard 4.3, not 4.5

  • Flamesbladeflcl

    Do want

  • Spc Hicks09

    Up for an upgrade next march, if nothing newer is out by then, this will for sure be my next upgrade!!!

  • ironick

    Looks delightful. I suppose as long it gets released before september 21st then its still summer..

  • Tmax224

    pleASE excuse my language but i jus creamed my pants

  • Interstellarmind

    still gonna wait for htc’s dual core phone.

  • I really really like the new lockscreen

  • Anonymous

    Any word on a physical keyboard? I have yet to see a side view picture of this. 

    • ironick

      Not likely

  • Jason Cone

    Now… Unlock the bootloader!!!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    yeah, this is the one I was waiting for.. even more so now.

  • DBK

    For everyone complaining that it looks like the D3, you ever stop to consider that maybe that is the design they are using for the Droid phones? If you put the Droid 1, 2, 3, x, x2, and Bionic side by side, you’d see the similarities in design. I don’t understand why people find this so surprising.

    • Corymcnutt

      Only because they told us it would be dramatically different, cutting edge, etc.

  • Wezil

    4.5″ SERIOUSLY! how come i am the only one that want a decent f-ing 4″ phone

    • Corymcnutt

      Probably…:))

    • That’s what the Atrix is for.

    • Dominick7777

      Go away and look at another phone then. 4.5-5 is perfect for non midgets.

  • Shaun

    And for the people complaining about the lip, it’s probably got 2 functions – 1, it probably has some internal components in it, and 2, it’s likely going to be useful when the phone’s in landscape mode. You’ll be able to rest your finger on the lip and not have to worry about it sliding over and accidentally pressing one of the capacitive buttons. Just a guess.

  • Amenemhat1

    why does this look so much like the D3? It has a chrome rim around the qHD. And reminds me much of what we saw on the D3 training videos. We want side shots!

    • DBK

      Don’t see a chrome rim. Don’t know what you’re talking about.

  • Anonymous

    I WANT NO NEED THIS PHONE!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Finnally something to replace my OG Droid!

  • Anonymous

    Finnally something to replace my OG Droid!

  • I wasn’t aware that this was going to be a global phone…

    • Guest

      where would you get the idea it’s a global phone?

  • Anonymous

    When do the commercials hit the air?

  • this is the hottest phone of the summer cant wait til the end of july!

  • Trophynuts

    looks good ….but i’ll believe it when i see it. 

  • Guest

    This is my next phone.

  • Anonymous

    When my thumb can no longer reach the other side of the phone, it’s a tablet in my mind.  The new 4.3″ screens are almost too much. I do like this phone though. 

    • DBK

      Seriously. Anything more than 4.5″ is tablet territory. If you need a phone that big, you using the wrong device.

  • Why this chin below the screen? Does it have a keyboard?

  • Why this chin below the screen? Does it have a keyboard?

  • Anonymous

    I liked the new blur on the DX GB update, but I felt it was not droid-y. Almost iPhony. This, is more like it. Bring back the badass that was the OG Droid!

  • Mneighbo

    I’ve been jonesing for this phone since I first heard about it!!

  • Enfpruiz21

    So will this have a 1.3 MP in the front facing camera? The old Bionic only had VGA, I believe.

  • Its most definitely a Defy, you can tell by the cover or whatever on the left side of the defy in the photo. Here is a link to a defy next to an N1 for comparison (random, I know, but I wanted something close to an OG Droid.)
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/18/motorola-defy-review/
    scoll down

    • I believe the screen of the bionic is a 4.3 when doing a size comparison, since that is a defy not an atrix.

  • Shaun

    Oh wow. Was going to get the DX2 in a couple weeks, but if this is anywhere on the horizon, I’ll hold out. Long as it has a car dock, I’m sold.

  • Anonymous

    Holyshit I want!!!!

  • hfoster52

    Looks like it only runs in airplane mode right now.  🙂

  • If that is a Defy. Then the screen of the Bionic next to it is a 4.3″ not a 4.5″

    • My back-of-the-photo-shop-calculations agree…  Looks like 4.3″.  I would have loved 4.5″…

      Regardless, this phone will be VERY hard to resist…  If this comes out before there are solid leaks on Samsung’s Galaxy S2 for Verizon, it will be impossible to resist…

      I much prefer this design to what they showed at CES.

      I also hope the OMAP4 is a cure for blur stutter.

  • sob157

    To you “yuck that ugly lip” folk… up yours!!! Im going from a D1 to this..and me thinks this is gonna make me feel right at home… that and the fact its the size of a small computer monitor… ahhhhh

    • Sappyswami

      I feel you, I’m doing the same. This is the first phone that I’ve seen as a big enough upgrade to leave my OG Droid behind for. This little guy got me through two years, I think Mr. Bionic can do the same! And keep me in shape from lugging it around.

  • Shawn Lasky

    I spy bloatware! But man this looks like a nice phone. Too bad it’s locked. Gonna be tough to say no just because of that though…

  • Goincarcrazy

    Wow.  Next phone for sure!  This looks amazing.  I don’t have the largest hands in the world so I don’t know how I’ll like the 4.5″ screen, but I’d get used to it.  It also looks like it has curved glass at the bottom.  It’s not a lip at all but actually curves up a bit to give your fingers something to rest/hit against when hitting the touch keys. 

  • Anonymous

    Looks perilously close to being Dell Streak unwieldy. Beautiful phone, it’s going to scream, but pushing limits of being pocketable.

  • Anonymous

    Is there a shot of the side profile of this phone? I want to see how thin it could be.

  • Corymcnutt

    I really like the phone, and it will most likely be my next phone…however, a couple days ago they were talking about a new, revolutionary silver/gray look – this looks like every other Droid, a simple black, rectangle.

  • Kierra

    Android is all about options right. By locking its bootloader Moto is consciously blocking the hardcore tech community.  Thats a decision they made, its not like you guys dont have other options (LG,Sammy, HTC). Why the betchin? Just dont patronize what you dont like…

  • I love this!

  • Way to highlight the MIUI action on the Defy.

  • James Kernicky

    I got a chubby right now

  • FWIW, Black_Man_X on twitter tweeted me yesterday saying he was playing with a “new Moto” – and that he preferred the DX2 over this new Moto. He didn’t specify what this new Moto device was, but I would bet money it’s the new version of the Bionic.

    Here’s his tweet to me verbatim: “@JFMFT it is a great device for non LTE folks. I Like it better then this new moto #teamred” (a tweet sent to me in reply to my earlier tweet to him, we were discussing the Motorola Droid X2).

    Hard to say if this “new moto” is in fact the new Bionic, and even if it is, it’s hard to say just what he disliked about it. Maybe the screen was too big? Maybe the new blur isn’t as nice to use as it is to look at? Again, hard to say. 

    Food for thought, though, for sure.

  • That’s awesome that you ran with my tip. Glad I could help!

  • Gup460

    WOW and there it is. 4.5 inch screen? Sweet. Ill take it. Ive been month to month on my contract since February. Glad I waited . No what about rumored release dates?

  • Anonymous

    Thank goodness City ID was on there, if they didnt’ have that I was going to pass.

    /crazy

    • T Hall

      I really hope they put Bing on this one as well.  City ID, Bing, VZ Navigator = Heaven

      • Mike

        lol

        • Inkster09

          Too funny

    • T Hall

      Also this leads me to think…. It might not be too far off if they already loaded the crapware on it…

    • caseyisajim

      Its also such a relief that they have the Blockbuster app.  That was a deal breaker for me.

    • Inkster09

      Lmao

  • Mr.Joe

    WAIT!

    Is that ATRIX running MIUI?

    • Anonymous

      It’s a Defy.

  • Holy Sh** wow…Want!!!!

  • Kevlar

    I dont care if it came with a free BJ from a super model every Friday….I will never buy another Moto product. After Sanjay’s comments last week, I bought a Thunderbolt. Will never buy another Moto device for me or for the company I work for.

    • DBK

      Must….hold…back….jokes……..  :S

  • Wow. A .35 kernel. Thats a first XD

  • Anonymous

    This is what im waiting for.. my contract is due and what i saw what verizon is pure crap, lg 4g handset has muffled garbled sounds in video mode, the xperia is dim even on the brightest setting and the shoulder buttons are a nightmare if you have big hands like i do, incredible 2 is still a single core, 3g, the X2 puzzles me by low internal memory and nothing more than dual core and the same look (i own a DX1), so getting any of these for a whole 2 year contract would be such a dull feeling after a couple of months and knowing i must wait 2 years.  I hope this comes out and i have a feeling this and droid 3 will in July.  As far as 4.5 inches this will be Verizons first big screen handset and hopefully the qhd wont look so pixel-ish .. either way the screen will be brighter and text will be a bit easiar to read. Being patient pays off, because buying any of these new superphones out of contract will be horribly expensive.

    • Hofan

      Not clear, but I fear my great Droid X, red shutter release button is history. Index is the only finger qualified to execute great photography. Please keep Big Red!

  • Stephen D

    PLEASE let this be unlocked. That’s the deal breaker for me. 

  • Anonymous

    Im in, where do I sign?

  • trumpet444

    Too bad its not a new HTC phone

  • JF

    This looks nice. But I am waiting on a Kal-El phone. OMAP4 is amazing, and does destroy Tegra 2 in the Xoom/original Bionic. But Kal El (Tegra 3) blows away OMAP4 and will be the next chipset to truly impress. Sad. I have two upgrades waiting to be used. 3 more coming in January. I can wait, though. Thunderbolt with CM7 will hold me over for quite some time!

    •  If only they could get it to work with 4G LTE

    • DBK

      You do realize that multiple core phones are basically neutered until Ice Cream Sandwich, right?

  • It would help if it was an Atrix, it’s actually a Defy in the comparison photo.

    • The defy has a 3.7 inch screen just like the OG, so those of us that have a D1 and are waiting for the Bionic, this is a nice size comparison.

  • Myth90045

    Anyone want to buy my TBOLT?

  • 4.5″ screen is huge. It looks great but i’m not to fond of the qHD screen. I prefer real colors on my phones which qHDs tend to not show. The new Blur doesn’t look to bad, to bad this think will most likely be as locked up as ever.  

    Samsung or HTC will be my next device.

    • Corymcnutt

      In the reviews I have read, they tell you the qHD screen shows truer clolors than the over satuated Super Amoled +.  They do say the SA+ colors do jump out at you, but they are not truly accurate,

  • Joster2609

    Isn’t it funny how when apple thinks they did something revolutionary, android always buries them in the game more. this phone and the evo 3D will be the hot phones this summer, screw iphone 5

    • Kianjudah

      I freaking know! Steve Jobs is always coming out running his mouth about how Crapple has done some revolutionary, game-changing, industry standard something-or-another, when Android has already been there, done that. Ri-freaking-diculous. 

    • Anonymous

      Dont forget about the LG 3D phone….

  • barrecade

    I have a Droid x,my upgrade is coming up but if the bootloader is locked I’m going with the thunderbolt. Please moto don’t let me down!!!

  • Riverjao

    I was actually excited about the possibility of getting this phone, until today. 

  • Wow… It’s gigantic. Too big to pocket.

  • Wow… It’s gigantic. Too big to pocket.

  • Anonymous

    does it have a physical keyboard??   I hope not, I hate them.

  • Anonymous

    does it have a physical keyboard??   I hope not, I hate them.

  • Bigsike

    Would love to see it side by side with the DX to get a better look at the size.

  • BigRed

    I not only creamed my pants, but at this time have so much drool coming out of my face that everything I say sounds like I’m talking underwater. Simply put I WANT THIS PHONE NOW! lol

  • Ok these pics convinced me. This is definitely my next phone.

  • That’s my next ‘droid !

  • JD

    That size seems a little to big. Samsung is able to pull it off because of how thin their phones are. I wonder how this will compare on thickness and pocketability?

  • Please release so sexy

  • CmonNow

    I thought the qHD screens look like crap?  If so, that would be very disappointing.

    • Anonymous

      Not necessarily all qHD screens, just the ones moto used for the atrix and x2.  They have a pentile matrix, which looks jaggy. 

      • Anonymous

        If the bionic still has a pentile matrix screen, forget it.  It will be a major waste of the screen’s realestate.  Hopefully blur won’t cause the phone to stutter like it has on every other moto device.

        • Kierra

          My phone hasnt force closed once since my update and runs like butter….but umm haters gon hate 🙂

          • CmonNow

            hater gonna hate what?   Im reallly starting to become a hater of that phrase.

    • Anonymous

      Not necessarily all qHD screens, just the ones moto used for the atrix and x2.  They have a pentile matrix, which looks jaggy. 

  • foamamn

    Why does it look like it has a slide out keyboard like the OG Droid and its successors?

  • foamamn

    Why does it look like it has a slide out keyboard like the OG Droid and its successors?

    • Ckochinsky0125

      Agree that looks weird having a lip like that without a keyboard who knows guess I will wait and see when its announced.

  • EC8CH

    Looks Nice… shame about the bootloader though 🙁

  • EHHHHHHH

    I’ve been waiting forever for this phone but that phone is a freakin tablet.  A mainstream phone needs to be no bigger than 4″ screen….I’M PISSED!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Droid 3 has a 4″ screen.  This phone was always going to have at least a 4.3″ screen.

  • Mrcheese24

    now all we need is a release date =)

  • Mrcheese24

    now all we need is a release date =)

  • Kianjudah
    • mrcheese

      where have you been? they scrapped that version back in april

    • mrcheese

      where have you been? they scrapped that version back in april

      • Kianjudah

        Really??? Well, I’ve been on Droid Life since then, and haven’t heard the first. Also been on Android Central, Phandroid and Engadget. Haven’t heard the first thing about it. 

        • Gup460

          you crazy ? There was a post over a month ago and a statement released by motorola that they were”changing the form factor”

        • Didn’t you notice the absence of the old design of the bionic on the Motorola website?

  • Mr.Joe

    WAIT what?

    4.5″ 3D 4G 2.3.4

    HUMA WHAT?

    I’m a confused reader but heavens help us!  Please come out before tiered data pricing OH SWEET BABY JESUS IN THE SKIES OF TOMORROW come before the data pricing PLEASE!

    • Jmanin

      likely to come out WITH the new tiered plans 🙁

    • Inkster09

      Lmfao

  • Sparhawk2k

    Yeah, that pretty much has everything I’ve been waiting for… Gimme.

  • Kianjudah

    WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS??? 

  • Nope

    locked bootloader…i could care less…never again moto

    • Kierra

      We get it , you hate Moto and you hate locked bootloaders. Boycott the hell out it, this baby will be mine. 

      • Seriously. When are the bootloader comments gonna stop?

        • JF

          The bootloader comments will stop when Motorola transitions from talking the talk to walking the walk. That’s all it will take. Period.

          • Mr.Joe

            That ATRIX is running MIUI!

            How is that possible with a locked bootloader? 

          • Anonymous

            That’s probably just widgetlocker.

          • Mr.Joe

            widgetlocker has a MUIU style lock screen?

          • Anonymous

            I think it’s just a custom mod.  Check out xda.  There’s a huge thread about WL.

          • Because its a Defy!

          • Anonymous

            no wonder why it looks so big next to it. I was thinking it wasnt the atrix. Wish they would do a little research before they state things lol. How do they know it is 4.5 inches?

          • The source says 4.5″ too. But i don’t know that they’re the most reliable source. lol

          • Mr.Joe

            Still has a locked bootloader.  

        • Anonymous

          when the OEM UI’s allow for the degree of customization, or at least theming, as a completely open device does. Thunderbolt came close. you could install skins without root or unlock, and customize it that way. Till then a lot of people are going to want to be able to customize their phones more than buying a custom case will allow.

          • Anonymous

            Android itself allows for a wide degree of customization out the box, whether its stock Android or Android with a custom UI. I never get the customization complaints when it comes to bootloaders and Android.

        • Jeff

          When they un-lock them…..

    • Anonymous

      Locked bootloaders don’t seem to be much of an issue for DroidX owners. There are quite a few fantastic ROMs available for that phone. And P3Droid has already said he and his TBH team plan to develop for the Bionic.

  • I need NFC! NEED

    • Anonymous

      U didn’t hear about the nfc /sd card chips?

      • I have. I have heard that they do not work to well because the antennas in them are quite small and you have to tap your phone at a precise spot to get them to work. Hopefully they will improve with time.

  • Ernest

    That can’t really be the difference between the Bionic and the Atrix — the Atrix has a 4″ screen and this is a 4.5″?  That looks like a much bigger difference than 1/2 inch.  

    • Ckochinsky0125

      It looks like the defy isn’t that a smaller screen? There is no way that is 4.5 if that is the atrix.

      • Anonymous

        Looks like it is indeed a Defy.

  • syrenz

    Gotta say, Motorola’s UI is definitely improving in terms of looks… That being said I’m not making the mistake of buying a phone with a locked bootloader again. 

    • EduardoPachyderm

      Samsung sent a Galaxy S2 to the Cyanogenmod team so they could start working on ROMs, etc., for it.  

      That definitely caught my eye, and makes me think twice about the GS2 rather than the Bionic…

    • Inkster09

      Why is it the novice like the new blur look? My sister and her friends, absolute noons looooves the new blur blue look

  • T Hall

    Is that a size comparison shot with the Atrix?  If so that .5″ is a huge difference.

  • SKINNI

    Got the Charge yesterday. Sold the TBolt today. Had another one of my lines come available for upgrade today. Yea im riding this one out!!! Locked Bootloader or not, im on this phone!!!

  • Firelight

    No NFC from Moto or the other OEMs yet? I thought 2.3.4 was specifically to unlock NFC capabilities in addition to minor issues?

    Still a monster though. Monsters dunk beasts in their morning coffee…

    • Mr.Joe

      Oh =(

  • Kianjudah

    Does anyone besides me like the old look of the device significantly more than the new look???

    • Mctypething

      Yes. This looks like every other phone Moto makes. Also, why does it look like it has a physical keyboard? Does it? The CES Bionic looked a lot better than this.

      • Kianjudah

        I KNOW!!! It totally looks like the D1-3. And I am wondering the same thing: Does it have a physical keyboard??? If not, WHY THE HECK DOES IT HAVE THAT UGLY LIP ON THE BOTTOM OF IT??? UGLY!!!

        • Mr.Joe

          That is a weird lip!  Maybe it’s like the antenna or something. 

          • Kianjudah

            Yeah, hopefully something that ugly does serve a purpose. 

          • Mctypething

            To my knowledge, the Bionic is not supposed to have a physical keyboard, and it’s not mentioned anywhere on these posts. Then, someone needs to answer why it looks like (on the bottom of the phone), it has a slide out keyboard similar to the Droid 1-3. Until that question is answered, I’m skeptical that this is the Bionic.

          • Anonymous

            If this has a physical QWERTY keyboard, this is my next phone.  I love the big screen.

            LTE + big screen + physical QWERTY = WANT

          • John

            Guys stop crying about the lip part…. Just cover it up with the case cover you should be good…But I don’t like the fact that its 4.5 I wanted the original size 4.3 Oh well can’t complain Now we just need a release date. My bets that this phone will come out sometime in July no later than that………

          • Inkster09

            Lol try again. But think alot longer down the road. Although it is a beautiful I must admit

          • Saf

            I think its your eyes playing tricks I dont think that there is a lip at all.

        • Treymicheal

          This is not the bionic. Some idiot at Droid-Life put the wrong pics with this article. Those pics are of the Droid 3

          • Treymicheal

            correction, I’m the idiot. It is the bionic.

          • Tyler Vallely

            Ugh no dipshit.  Your the idiot. Droid-Life knows what they are doing.

    • Kmgentry1386

      Yah I agree, I mean the brick look is obviously never goin to get old wit moto, but the original that kinda lloked like a Droid Charge had me hard everytime I saw it. If it wasn’t for the specs I would want anything to do wit this design

      • MicroNix

        Here I thought I was the only one that liked the original design.  The lip is the one thing I don’t care for on my D1 and to me this design went backwards from the original Bionic.  Hope their capacitive screen on the Bionic is better than all the D1s that are failing now 🙁

    • Jmanin

      I agree. Loving the specs but not loving the look of this version. I kind of wish it looked more like the X2 with a flat back and that 4.5″screen. I was really hoping this would be my next phone but now not so sure.

  • Matt Haggerty

    What’s the difference between 2.3.3 and 2.3.4?

    • boom

      i believe .4 adds video chat to google talk etc. correct me if im wrong community 🙂

    • Mr.Joe

      There’s a lot of improvements.  What they are no clue.

    • Anonymous

      Security patches.

    • Jake

      That would be 0.0.1.

  • Anonymous

    All I can say it wow. I have always liked Moto’s build designs and quality and this is just plain awesome. I was thinking about the Droid Bionic or Droid 3 and it appears as though I am still in a stalemate. Both phones look dead sexy and the specs are freaking awesome. Each device also has its pros and cons. The last couple of days have been great for leaks.

  • Vanilla Ice

    My.     Next.     Phone.

  • Anonymous

    Locked or unlocked. That is my only remaining question.

  • Looks clean, I have HIGH hopes for this device

  • MFG

    Dammit…that screen may be too big. I wonder hit thin it is.

    • Ckochinsky0125

      Agree although ill wanna hold it in hand and see how it feels.

      • Funny

        That’s what she said!  Sorry had to.

  • BEAST.

  • Anonymous

    That display is too much. I was willing to sell my TB for this, but not with a big phone like that.

  • But will it blend? 

  • Everything is awesome. Except 4.5″ just seems to big. (No Jokes!)

    • Ckochinsky0125

      Seems tto small to be the atrix who knows though.

      • Right, Because the Defy has pretty much the exact same design and is only 3.7″

  • Mrhug3

    II’ve waited long enough. Give me, now.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get it isn’t that the droid 3?

    • DBK

      Nope. There are obvious structural differences.

  • 4.5 is a tablet already.  Ridiculous.

    • Mr.Joe

      No that’s like 5″.

      • hkklife

        Yes, from these pictures this one definitely looks bigger than 4.5″…almost like 4.7″ or so (doesn’t appear quite as large as a Dell Streak 5).  I don’t exactly consider the Atrix a tiny handset. 

        If this thing has a better Blur than what the DX GB and DX2 have AND a high-quality qHD screen AND a decently-performing camera then I will probably be in for it, full retail price be damned.    A release date prior to the end of unlimited data would be icing on the cake.  But I predict that this, the Pre 3, the Droid 3 and any other potentially desirable handset will arrive after the switch to tiered data.  Perfect way to sucker in all of the OG Droid customers whose launch day 2yr contracts are getting set for renewal time. 

    • Mr.Joe

      No that’s like 5″.

  • fartbubbler

    I just creamed my pants. 

    • Nex

      LOL your not the only one

    • Anonymous

      This morning I shiat a brick with the first round of photos. I came buckets with this second round of photos.

    • James Kernicky

      Me too…and I’m at work…not sure what to do.

      • Capn774

        Not sure if you guys were smart enough to catch this (no offense), but the phone next to the Bionic is the Atrix… and it’s running the custom MIUI ROM… Anyone find this a bit strange considering there’s a locked bootloader on the Atrix?

        • T Hall

          Not the Atrix – it is the 3.7″ Defy

          • Jeff Raymond

            I’m glad it’s the Defy and not the Atrix. Otherwise, this would be a tablet!

          • Bart Medula Cranstein

            it is neither. i believe it is the motorola Xoom 5 mini. A Product that won’t be released until 2014

        • caseyisajim

          It is actually a Motorola DynaTAC 8000x.  That gives you an idea of how big the Bionic is.

    • T Hall

      I also had this problem.  I really need to carry a change of underwear with me at all times, or keep several backups here at work for posts like this.

    • tjhrulz

      If they make an unlockable bootloader I will buy for sure 

      • YankeeDudeL

        They unlock the bootloader and I’ll personally TP Steve Jobs house. 

    • Inkster09

      Could they have finally gotten it right withis one? Its a damn nice device..unbelievablybsweet

      • Anonymous

        I see CityID and Blockbuster on it, so no, they didn’t get 100% right. I’m willing to overlook that if they will unlock the bootloader.

        • Inkster09

          That sux. But I think its Motorola’s turn for nexus 3 with Sanjay ja out of the picture. I mean gone kaput dissappeared missing or fired. Its Motorola’s turn damnit Motorola Nexus X!!!!

  • Rizzidy

    This would be pretty awesome if it didn’t say “Motorola” on the top.

    • Anonymous

       Or anywhere else on the hardware, or bootloader.

  • Sam

    It better have an unlocked bootloader or I’ll be royally pissed

    • prepare to be pissed, your highness….

    • Droid Dizzy

      Wow! Really worth the wait!!! Glad I did. All we need is price and release date! Though a locked bootloader would be a downer. Well moto you got it 90% right just get the other 10% right and we’re good to go. Guess I was wrong earlier this is the Droid Bionic I was looking for.