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Best Buy Ad Outs DROID Bionic, Listed as an “Unstoppable Machine”

We’re getting close, folks.  The DROID Bionic has eluded us all for 7 months, but we now know that retailers like Best Buy are finally starting to gear up for it thanks to the document received by the crew at This is my next.  While we aren’t seeing a whole lot of useful information in this flyer, we do get confirmation on the new styling and that a massive marketing campaign could be in the works.

The device is definitely looking just like the one we saw in a variety of forums over the last month, so this must be revision 3 that our sources told us was final.  We get confirmation on dual-core and dual cameras, but those were expected back when the original version was announced in January.  The big thing here, is that the device is ready for launch.  Could it be early August?  Let’s hope so.

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  • Dominick7777

    Nevermind, just read the finer print of the ad! Sweet HDMI! If it will have the qHD or better (not pentile) I’m in!

  • Dominick7777

    Do we know if it comes with HDMI out?

  • Jimmie25

    Is me or dose the bionic look just like the droid 3 with the keyboard. If this is version 3 they could have came with something different.

  • Anonymous

    I played with one recently and thought it was great.  What exactly is wrong with the Atrix?  Don’t say blur.

  • Anonymous

    Yes.

  • Anonymous

    While I have no doubt there have been issues with this phone internally (which would make me VERY wary to buy it, remember the TBolt anyone??), 80% of this delay has to be to sell it after tiered data takes effect.

    Still crossing for a LTE SGS2 before the new year…

  • I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, LiveCent.com

    • Granted

      Go eat a liver spotted cockadoodle my friend. If you castrate yourself on video for me I’ll go and check out your spam bullshit?

  • Nostradamoose

    I’m still hoping the next Nexus is coming to Big Red..if not, Bionic it will be.

  • Granted

    Damn she is a sexy beast! And yet I’ll have to get whatever is the next best when my contract is up next year. The only way I would justify full retail for any phone, is if I shot out non-stepped on lines of blow, and well maybe if came with “Willow” and “The Lost Boys” installed on it. True I could just rip and convert those to any phone, but just having the badassness to include them with a phone would have me sold. And I’d buy two if they came with the ability to immolate the cast of The Jersey Shore, at the press of a button.

  • Anonymous

    locked or unlocked bootloader.. this is my new phone.. moto car dock is my ONLY deciding factor, and no one can deny moto makes the most SOLID accessories.. I love blur 2.0 also, root to get rid of bloat and you have the best phone on the market

  • chaosrv

    Does it still only have 512 mb RAM as the first Bionic they showed?

    • T Hall

      No, the FCC version had a gig.

  • Chaz2400

    I guess the “pull files from your computer..” line means DLNA?

  • Imns

    Does it still only have 512MB RAM like the original version?  I remember that being a big difference between the original Bionic and Atrix.

    • Anonymous

      Has a gig of RAM

  • Bewara2009

    you guys know what would be a big surprise if the droid bionic and droid 3 came out on the 14th omg that be the best shit ever and it’s my Bday too, that would just make my summer right there.

    • Anonymous

      I’m almost wondering if that’s not why the Bionic is delayed is because the D3 wasn’t ready and out yet.
      If they released those on the same day the D3 would get killed.

    • Dritnul

       May 12 the original launch date was my birthday 🙁

  • T Hall

    Haha, was just at Best Buy yesterday talking to those idiots, and they were telling me that the device is canceled and never coming out.  They said it was overheating, and I was like “are you guys still reading April news?”

  • Anonymous

    Yes, it looks like a nice phone, but will the bootloader be locked? Dual core sure looks nice though… I’m still happy with my Tbolt.

  • So is anyone else a “little” worried seeing this and that the Droid 3 hasn’t had any marketing at all yet, with it due within the week? I’m hoping the Droid X2 team didn’t work on the Droid 3 and that we’re not going to see a repeat performance.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe you think they are going to do a silent release? I mean verizon never announces anything until a day or two before unless its the iphone. This is nothing new with verizon.

  • It will be a bitter sweet day when I retire my OGD (D1 as I call it).  It has served me well and continues to do so, but it is time I moved on to a true successor to the pride of my gadget collection! 

  • Dave

    Looks like it may be thinner, which is a plus. Hoping Verizon gets a Nexus (Hah, who am I kidding!) next year when my contract is up.

    • Anonymous

      Agree I am glad they made it as thin as possible maybe less people will complain about LTE phones being so thick.

      • Granted

        It could be invisible and people would complain. Smart phone nerds are the biggest bunch of uptight, self indulgent, asinine, vagina and or penis deprived, bitchy, whining people I have ever had the displeasure to witness.

        The phone could give you a fresh one hundred dollar bill every day, and some ungrateful spoiled dork would go “geez… when are they gonna release the $200 version! This is lame, I’m just gayin'”.

        • Anonymous

          So true lol

        • Anonymous

          Beers on me.

  • Will it be so bad though? The custom skin I mean. The Droid X (running GB MB) is pretty good surpringly. I just have it rooted. Not even overclocking and it runs just fine. Isn’t anyone getting a bit tired of plain vanilla?

  • James Jun

    If this thing has an unlocked bootloader, it will be hella difficult to choose between this and the Galaxy SII. 

  • Anonymous

    Seems like Apple is going make sure SG2 never hits US shores…. Guess I’ll have to settle for a locked boot, bloatware beast…

    • Anonymous

      rumors say unlockable bootloader like with the xoom

  • I just screamed like a little girl…

    • Granted

      Did a stranger touch your no no spot?! Stranger danger! No lollipop is worth that, you better tell mommy, no matter what he said he would do!

  • Ajhallx

    Droid Lifers I come to you in need …  i work for a non profit and we asked pepsi to help us all you need to do is vote it is for people with autism get out of there homes please just vote ever day …. i cant wait till i get my hands on that droid boinic … not sure if i am gonna buy it just want to  see it now … 

    http://www.refresheverything.com/embed/learnitliveit  thanks so so much we appreciate your support 

    • Granted

      I come to you with human sized blender, asking if you would mind beta testing it, and you qualify up front for posting spam on here. Let me know ASAP, spots are filling up fast!

      • Ajhallx

        its not spam at all its my no profit and was asking for help … if you new anything about that plus i love my droid life people and i post on here alot no spam just asking for help … i did want the boinic just not sure if its worth it anymore with new phones coming out next year and vzw upgrading me for free from my droid x to dx2 ..  same phone as the droid bionic was gonna be with out 4g … so its not spam ….  

        http://www.refresheverything.c… vote for my no profit here on pepsi refesh 

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  • Beemos18

    This phone is taking as long as the launcher pro rewrite to come out

  • Anonymous

    i would like to know how far off the D3 it is going to be in terms of being released, i want to upgrade my D1 but i am torn between the two and with out Samsung releasing a time frame for the G S2.  When did buying a phone become so difficult?

    • Anonymous

      D3 is being released on July 14th

      • Anonymous

        I know that the D3 releases that day but if the Bionic and the Samsung GS2 are not coming out for another month or two i might just have to get the D3 but if its only going to be a few more weeks then i might be able to hold out for just a bit longer.

        • BostonB

          2 weeks and some change after the Droid 3 launches will be when the Bionic comes out. Not confirmed but highly likely

        • Mctypething

          You can’t wait one month? I assume you’re going to sign a new 2 year contract, right? You can’t wait a month to get the phone you really want?

        • Anonymous

          bionic launch aug 4 according to latest rumors and leaked screen shot

  • Anonymous

    Unstoppable My A%&, will wait and see 😛

    • Anonymous

      it wont be unstoppable to devs. they will have root and roms in no time. And if rumors are true about unlockable bootloader it will lead to even a larger dev community

      • Anonymous

        LOL So True 🙂

  • slappynutz

    pointless anymore with caps in place.

  • Anonymous

    The closer we get to an actual launch the closer we get to a Bionic System Dump! Post haste!

  • Rain_king46

    I would argue that the DX is the unstoppable machine so far. As of now the Bionic is the unreleaseable machine. 

  • Anonymous

    Moto killed the DX with their gingerbread motodeath “update”. The androidcentral forum on the issues is endless. Daily reboots, loss of 3G requiring reboot, inability to make calls without a reboot…..  The hardware may be nice, but Moto messed up gingerbread so badly I would not trust their phones anymore.

    • Anonymous

      yeah but 2.2 also messed up the phone and they had to fix a ton of peoples phones. The DX’s that came with 2.2 preinstalled had no issues. I would think since it is coming preinstalled on the bionic it wont have as many issues as ota updates do.

    • Anonymous

      I have seen others complaining about similar issues with GB on non- Motorola phones (and eBen some with CM7)… so perhaps Motorola isn’t the problem, and maybe that is why so few others have gotten the update so far.

    • Granted

      Hallelujah! It screwed the crap out of my poor DROIDX! The Verizon rep I asked help from was as helpful as eating a used diaper.

  • Anonymous

    An unstoppable machine . . . you can’t stop its bootloader from loading a stock kernel.

  • I’m pretty sure I’ll have to see the device in action to make that determination. 
    Especially since the Galaxy S II is a beast. 

    • Anonymous

      the international version is. How do you know the us variants will be the same and not dumbed down like all the gs1’s were last year when they came to the US??

  • texashorns88

    Until this thing has an  unlocked bootloader, I would rather keep the only 4G phone that has one in my TBolt and give my business to HTC.  I don’t care what the specs are on the phone, albeit they’re awesome, just seeing Blur every day and the bloatware that comes with it and I’m helpless to remove would be enough to drive me completely insane. 

    • Jeff

      I cannot agree more….  Locked bootloader=NO Sale for me based on principle alone….

      I Hate bloatware…

    • Anonymous

      both the samsung charge and lg revolution have unlocked bootloader. Not to mention they will most likely have it rooted within a week so you can remove all the blur and bloat.

  • Jak_341

    PenTile screen? Check. Locked bootloader? Check. Blur? Check.

    Yep. Sounds like a real unstoppable machine. More like an unsellable machine.

    • right forgot you know the specs before all of us yea right trolls gonna troll

    • Anonymous

      you know about the bootloader??? Because from people in the know it will have an unlockable bootloader so good try at trolling. smh

    • Anonymous

      Rumor is the bootloader is going to be unlockable just like the Xoom was.

    • Anonymous

      Ever heard of ADW Launcher EX/Launcher Pro Plus?
      And how do you know what if the  bootloader is locked?

      Have you ever used a pentile screen?

      • TheAndroid1

        How hard is this for people to understand.  BLUR RUNS MUCH DEEPER THAN THE LAUNCHER.  These skins slow the entire phone down.  Blur replaces multiple parts of the operating system.

        • Anonymous

          How hard is it for people to understand THIS ISN’T YOUR OLD BLUR.

    • Tommy Az7

      All u people that whine and complain will be the same hypocrites that buy the bionic once u see the full specs. So quit your crying

  • Please, please, please no locked bootloader

  • Considering my OG Droid can barely send a text message now adays without a 20 second delay, Just release this god damn phone, or something like it so I can upgrade already.

    • EC8CH

      just throw a fresh install of CM7 on while you wait.  My OGD gets a little boggy, but always perks right up after a fresh install.

    • I was in your shoes last week, and then I decided to spend 45 minutes learning how to root my OG Droid.  CM7 and overclocked to 800 MhZ, and now it’s tolerable again.  I’ll keep it until I can get a dual core LTE device with a decent screen.

      • Anonymous

        What did you use to root your OG Droid? I’ve been thinking about doing it myself but keep getting lost on which way to root….

        • I just googled around until I found step by step directions, complete with the download links for drivers, clockwork, etc etc.  I didn’t really even understand what I was doing–I just followed the directions, and it worked.  Here’s the page:  http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=Motorola_Droid:_Full_Update_Guide

      • Anonymous

        What did you use to root your OG Droid? I’ve been thinking about doing it myself but keep getting lost on which way to root….

      • Dvaee

        20 seconds was fast until I rooted rom’d and overclocked my OG (for the 2nd time). Now I can hold out for a while longer.

  • Anonymous

    Let all the hating commence since it is moto and wont compare to the gs2

    /s

  • Anonymous

    Let all the hating commence since it is moto and wont compare to the gs2

    /s

    • yeah the sgs2 wont be good anymore using the tegra 2 and not the exynos

      • Anonymous

        Im not saying it wont be good but after what verizon did with the fascinate last year I am sure they will do the same and cripple the gs2(function) this year. Not only that but probably wont release it until oct if the iphone comes out in september and most likely the gs2 wont have LTE.

  • max

    wow best buy is awesome 

  • Anonymous

    Unstoppable, but not “undelayable.” Let’s hope its boatloader is unlockable.

  • Please have an unlocked botloader…knock on OGDroid

  • Anonymous

    Well in January they started trying to figure out how to update Blur for GB and that was the true delay.

    And the trolls go wild.

    /s

    • Anonymous

      They still haven’t figured it out. Why can’t they just use GB and not kill the phones with blurrr?

  • Carlito Pr787

    Lol

  • Anonymous

    An Unstoppable Machine….
    with an Unstoppable Locked Bootloader (probably)

  • Proceeds to die with joy.

  • Rick

    I dunno about you guys but i’m really digging the chin part, it makes upgrading from the OG Droid a bit more comforting knowing that I still have a part of it in the Bionic

    • Anonymous

      Agree I like the design also

      • LionStone

        It looks good because basically it looks like the TB, just observing the pic in the post, I am sure the back will be totally different than the TB.

        • Anonymous

          I have the TB and it looks nothing like the TB lol idk what you are looking at to say that.

          • LionStone

            yes I have the TB too…well like I mentioned, the pic above in the post, “basically” looks the same. The TB has a little chin (I guess that’s what we’re calling it) too right? But the Bionic appears to have a bigger chin. We only have a view of the right side looking at the pic above, similar volume rockers…so at the very least the bottom (barring the reversed home and menu keys) and the right side looks “basically” the same. Yes the camera on top is on the right side for the TB and the speaker grill is different, that’s why I keep saying “basically”. Also the corners have about the same curve.. this is all just an observation from a pic on the flyer…

          • Anonymous

            Pretty much all phones look the same I mean slabs but agree they look similar

  • Memphis1967

    remember what happened last time BB announced a device early? *cough* tbolt

    • Haha true. I would know I have one. The Thunderbolt has had problems since before release though so hopefully this being Verizon’s 4th LTE device, things have been sorted out.

    • Anonymous

      How is this announcing it? All it is is a leaked flyer there is no date or anything on it.

  • If this is like the Atrix, prepare for disappointment.  The Specs look good, granted, but it is still Motorola.  Don’t judge it until you see it.

    • Anonymous

      I played with one recently and thought it was great.  What exactly is wrong with the Atrix?  Don’t say blur.

  • Unexpected62

    this thing is dual core and 4G? battery life gonna be asssss

    • Custom Colonel

      no it’s a bionic not a TB.

      • LionStone

        lol…just got 17 hrs on my stock TB 🙂

    • Anonymous

      its a moto not an htc. Do a little research you will see htc=awful battery life its nothing new with their phones.

  • Punkdefied

    Obligatory, this IS the Droid I’ve been looking for.  Will finally have to shelve my OG Droid.

    • Kevin

      I’m also ready to finally put my OG Droid out to pasture for this phone.  I realized waiting to get the best phone is like marriage and kids, there will never be that perfect time.  Whether I get the Bionic or wait for whatever phone, it’s going to be second fiddle soon after.  This looks like a phone that will give me two years of great service and won’t fall behind too quickly

      • Anonymous

        I hope as well that this device lives up to the hype, if it doesn’t Hello Nexus

  • Release the freaking thing already!

  • Anonymous

    What is that chin?  Is it a chin at the bottom of the phone?

    • I think the antenna is there and it also serves as a place to rest your finger so you aren’t pushing the buttons on accident.

  • Anonymous

    Looks thin, looks hot, looks like my next device. Now just gotta wait and see if the stuff on the inside is as good as the outside…

  • Anonymous

    Looks thin, looks hot, looks like my next device. Now just gotta wait and see if the stuff on the inside is as good as the outside…

    • Rob Meyer

      dual core omap T4 series… anywhere from 1-1.5ghz. 1 gb ddr2 16 gb internal storage 8 mp rear cam 2.0ffc

      • Anonymous

        how do you know this for sure?

        Also important are: screen type/resolution, battery, and bootloader.

        • Rob Meyer

          1750mAh 540×960 qhd… Bootloader unknown… Nothing has been confirmed by moto or vzw but this is all information passed down by trusted sources in the android hardware world… to the likes that are usually spot on with their leaks.

          Why so concerned about the bootloader… if it is locked, it will just take a few months to have a workaround and youre romming and oc’in in no time. This locked bootloader crap doesnt have much merit when phones with locked bootloaders are being rooted and rommed.

          • Anonymous

            sounds good to me. any idea if the screen is Pentile or not?

          • Anonymous

            Yes.

      • Anonymous

        1735 mah battery was tested in the fcc and also before it had a vga ffc so idk about 2.0 mp for ffc. rumors say it will have unlockable bootloader like the xoom

  • Rob Meyer

    WTF!!! That PENTILE screen sucks so bad even the outer edges of the phone look all pixelated and grainy… j/k

    God I hate you Super AMOLED loving nerds! haha

  • Rob Meyer

    WTF!!! That PENTILE screen sucks so bad even the outer edges of the phone look all pixelated and grainy… j/k

    God I hate you Super AMOLED loving nerds! haha

  • Rob Meyer

    WTF!!! That PENTILE screen sucks so bad even the outer edges of the phone look all pixelated and grainy… j/k

    God I hate you Super AMOLED loving nerds! haha

    • PowersUSA

      Well that would be Super AMOLED Plus actually 

      • Granted

        Your pen protector is leaking, just gayin’.

    • Anonymous

      Oh no don’t say that cant you see all of the pixels the screen is so bad lmao. People hate on everything. I went and looked at an atrix and droid x2 and maybe im not as nit picky as the rest but I couldnt see anything to make it seem as bad as people said. But then again thats why when I’m getting a phone I make the decision based on what works for me rather than what other “reviewers are saying”

      • I agree. I looked at both an Atrix and DX2 and thought the screens looked just fine. I’m tired of all the pentile trolls.

        • Anonymous

          I will laugh if when the gs2 comes to the US all the carriers cripple it like last years and the bionic outperforms them and then you wont hear anything from all the samsung fanboys.

      • Anonymous

        there is nothing wrong with qHD.. when you take a microscope a long with some crazy detailed screen test software I guess you find some issues? but if you use your phone the way it is suppose to be used, you will never tell a difference… we’ve all had LCD screens for a very long time when SAMOLED is out, yet you haven’t heard many complaints, I think I’ll do fine with qHD

        sht I have a retina display and the “plain” DX screen, I could care less bout my ip4 screen

        • Anonymous

          I agree I played with an atrix and couldn’t notice a difference if people don’t like it dont buy it lol

  • Damn I just emailed Droid Life about this too. I want some specs already!

  • Damn I just emailed Droid Life about this too. I want some specs already!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t like the redesigned bezel. Didn’t like it on the Droid1,2,3 and I don’t like it on the Bionic.

    • Anonymous

      How is it redesigned if it’s the same on d1,d2,d3 and bionic? Seems that would be the original design, not a redesign. 😛
      Im having some fun with ya. 🙂

      • Anonymous

        I think he must mean redesigned from the original BIONIC we saw at CES and ftr I agree – it’s ugly.

  • WANT.

  • unless there’s a CDMA/LTE version of the Nexus Prime, i’m all over this hahahaha

  • Eyeymnepo

    my wife wants droid 3 because of keyboard, i think i might have to go bionic

  • It’s an unstoppable machine, except for those three times it got sent back to the drawing board!

    • Rob Meyer

      Dont forget Moto’s sight that had said that the Bionic was “The End Of Waiting”…meanwhile 7 months later….

    • Anonymous

      actually since it is revision # 3 it would have went back to the drawing board 2 times from the original lol

    • Anonymous

      Let’s hope that it comes out more polished because of not being released, previously, with known problems.

    • Fartbubbler

      hmm…stock Bionic vs. my Droid X with CyanogenMod7, overclocked, and modified out the wazoo ???…..

      • Rob Meyer

        Or 2 months later have a rooted and overclocked dual core up to 2ghz with 4g web speeds? Take your DX with CM7 and leave the sandbox. = )

        • Well played!

        • Alex

          I will be replacing my DX with Bionic, Leaving the DX in the sand.. another one bites the sand dust.

      • Rob Meyer

        Or 2 months later have a rooted and overclocked dual core up to 2ghz with 4g web speeds? Take your DX with CM7 and leave the sandbox. = )

      • Umm…no overclocking will match dual core.  Your DX was stock at one point,  give it time.  The Bionic will have customization ability “out the wazoo” as well.

        • Anonymous

          especially if rumors of the unlockable bootloader are correct. Not to mention maybe they can use the same unlock that has been used on other motos.

        • Anonymous

          especially if rumors of the unlockable bootloader are correct. Not to mention maybe they can use the same unlock that has been used on other motos.

    • You’d rather it was never sent thru a trial period and just dumped on the public? Revised before release is how things *should* be done.
      Maybe some companies do actually care

      • Anonymous

        +1 no he just wanted it to be released because he cant wait and then would bitch and moan if it had problems saying they should have waited.

      • Anonymous

        aaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahhaha, I just read this! Great stuff! That’s the funniest thing I’ve heard since I heard the Tunda Bow wasn’t my dream phone but the one after that! Marketing is marketing. It’s a load of bollocks on the plate that gets shoveled into a funnel that’s duct taped to our mouthes. Mmm mmm good.

    • Anonymous

      But at least it’ll come out with a preinstalled copy of Duke Nukem Forever, right?

      • Granted

        Hell yeah! I mean it won’t, butj hell yeah for the thought!

  • Vnvjeep

    Second!

    • Granted

      13th! We’re talking about the number of fresh plots in our backyard right!

  • Rp780

    just in time for my update…so ready for this phone

  • I hope the true specs come out, if it’s comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S II then I’d be tempted to get this, but who knows how much the screen will bother me…

    • Anonymous

      It could have 2 GB and still run like $hit.  Just hope the device shows no sign of lag regardless of the specs needed to get there.

      • it’s a very good point… just going from my Droid 1, just having a lot more would be nice you know? ha

        • Anonymous

          I just say that as my DX from stock to CM7 shows improved performance.  So while I like having all the nice specs, I realize that’s only part of the picture.  Moto hopefully with the DX learned a lot about the problems with delivering a laggy experience with the phone.  It took until GB (2 major updates and slmost a year) for it to seem polished.

          • Dave

            Except for all of the bugs that Moto’s GB update brought to us DX owners. I gave up and am loving my CM7 now 😉

          • Anonymous

            Me too, just wish they could work out the missing functionality without needing Blur files so the rom wasn’t more buggy than the other versions (DInc in particular).  Not complaining, just saying.

    • Anonymous

      I’m officially up for my upgrade to say goodbye to my D1 and gonna have to wait until the Bionic and GS2 come out so I can compare specs and how they run. GS2 (if it comes with NFC and 4G) has basically my entire wishlist and runs amazingly, so we’ll see how the final spec list looks when they finally both come out. I’ve gotten a lot out of my D1, but its limitations are really starting to show, so the sooner these new beasts come out the better.

  • MFG

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Ahem…I think we’ll see it within 30 days, now.