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DROID Bionic Makes Verizon Site Appearance, Sign Up to Be Notified of its Release

Well, look at that.  The DROID Bionic making its first ever appearance on Verizon’s website.  Obviously it’s not the actual device, but it is showing up which is a pretty damn good sign that we’re getting close to a release.  We’ve been told some really positive things about the final device and that the it’s is ready to go, so don’t be surprised if this thing becomes official any day now.

Sign up here.

You all finally ready?

Cheers Jarid and Ghery!

  • Karlabusmanis

    Why bother signing up for early notification? I did- and I did not get that. Also- it was to be offered to be in our hands earlier by signing up on the Verizon site???? I am still waiting…

  • David Marzluf

    it is about time cause my og droid is nothing but a paper weight that still force closes the paper weight app all the time

  • Rodster

    I know we are not getting much info from Kellex.  However, have you guys seen these “spy photos” of the Bionic next the the Atrix, along with some specs?  What do you think?  Are these older photos from the original Bionic prior to the redesign?  Thoughts?
    http://board.phonehk.com/viewthread.php?tid=296511&extra=page%3D1

    • Rodster

      By the way… you will need to translate it because the site is in Chinese.

      Native 2.3.4 System 
      – 4.5 large screen qHD Resolution 
      – 8MP + front camera, support 1080P HD video 
      – to external Docking 
      – stunning animation effects, blue translucent notification bar 
      – 1750mAh battery, time to market and price unknown 

  • Guillermo

    I’m a Tbolt user. So far the phone is awesome! People who complain about it haven’t been around smart phones alot.
    I’ll also be buying the Droid bionic as soon as it hits the streets while keeping my thunderbolt as a backup.

  • Custom Colonel

    I feel bad for TB users who have to convince themselves that they made the right decision.

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  • laptop docking please

    If it has the lapdock, I am buying

  • Pnicuh

    Yes finally, did my submittled my email already, can’t wait need a new phone… BB S2 is dieing so as RIM, so say bye bye to RIM and BB S2, 2 long furstrated years now im thru with them. BIONIC you shall be mine.

  • Anonymous

    Well efin Finally.

  • Larizard

    Am I the only one here more excited about the marketing+ad campaign accompanying the Bionic’s launch more so than the actual phone itself? 

    • T Hall

      Yes.  Phone is priority number 1 🙂

    • Granted

      You like commercials? That’s akin to enjoying being a coprophiliac.

  • I. Can’t. WAIT.

  • Will this finally be the one? The phone to replace my DROID1?
    Motorola, please don’t screw this up!

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely ready. With the quality and performance of the DX2, the Bionic is sure to be a pleaser. My only concern is the battery life. I am somewhat worried that it will be as bad as the Thunderbolt. If that is not the case, this will be the device of the year for Verizon…much like the OG and DX.

  • BlackTTC6

    Waaaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaa all the babies whining about the locked bootloader. WHO CARES if its locked.

    Can you still watch porn with it locked? Yes
    Text message? Yes
    Facebook? Yes

    • SupAll

      Can you uninstall bloatware?
      Can you install custom roms?
      Can you get rid of Motoblur?
      Can you overclock?
      Can you not be a douche? No.

      • But being a douche is fun. 🙂

      • Bloatware = Who cares
        Custom Roms = Who Cares
        Motoblur = Kinda like it
        Overclock = It’ll be available after it gets rooted in a day
        Being a douche is fun 

        • Tarsis Brito

          i love the motoblur with gingerbread the old blur i can just imagine the new motoblur 🙂 overclock for what bloatware who cares about that.

      • Granted

        Can you talk to a girl without peeing your pants, and her running away laughing= NO.

        Can you rationalize what really matters in life, besides making love to your phone=NO.

        Can you not sound as if you replaced replaced intimate relationships with people, by talking about phones like it’s porn (man I’m going to ran my pentile in my boyfriends buttloader, if you don’t stop making fun of my phone)=NO.

      • Tarsis Brito

        a lot of people like free things i dont care if it is lock or not why we need to overclock when they are giving us dual core, why remove motoblur when the new version of blur its hot why put custom roms i used to do that it is all crap

    • Anonymous

      haha dumbass

    • Granted

      I can still throw it at other people who talk real loud on their phone in public too.

    • Granted

      I can still throw it at other people who talk real loud on their phone in public too.

  • faber79

    F moto and their locked up junk.

  • Anonymous

    Knowing VZW, the site will notify us a week after it’s been released.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah…Just like how I still receive emails about my “new phone I purchased” and if I want to attend a training class by VZW to learn how to use it.

      *OG droid purchased on release day…seriously, wtf vzw!

  • Vanilla android

  • Jcasvt1

    sooooo. sick of waiting. Almost want to buy something else just to spite moto for the aggravation

  • Bewara2009

    Hello Kellex,
    Can you please make your self more clear on what you said: “We’ve been told some really positive things about the final device” What did you hear about this device? If you know something that we don’t know please fill us in…… after all we are all your fan that’s why we come to droidlife and see whats popping there 

    • Joshua Granville

      He always pulls that shit, then when new info comes he says he’s known.

      • Granted

        It makes a tiny life seem bigger.

  • Mack

    Anybody think it’s worth paying full pop for this if it really does live up to all the hype?? I currently have a Droid X that’s almost a year old. What if it really does have an unlocked bootloader??

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  • You have info but you arent going to share it?  You are a blog, what do you have to lose?!

  • You have info but you arent going to share it?  You are a blog, what do you have to lose?!

  • Anonymous

    Are we ready?? Kellex, we’ve been ready since Jesus was a young pup!! The real question here is “Is the Bionic READY!!! Thats the real question 😛

  • This gives me hope:)

  • Anonymous

    LMAO Lets see if this thing can even make it out of the starting gate 😛

  • Bewara2009

    I have a feeling that Verizon already got the Bionic in the back room just waiting for the release date, to roll in.. I won’t even be surprise if this comes out in the next couple of weeks… 😉

  • Anonymous

    Finally!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m really looking forward to this phone, but I don’t think it’ll be worth the early upgrade from my Droid 2. And the whole pentile screen thing and locked down bootloader thing just won’t do it for me. I think i’ll be waiting for something a little bit more appealing that’s available on Verizon. I believe HTC and Sammy, to some extent, are doing Android right at the moment.

    • You don’t know if it will have a pentile

      • PhoenixMike

        It will. Already confirmed.

  • I do agree with many of you though.  If it’s a Pentile screen, Sammy is the one for me.  I have a Droid X2 and the Pentile screen is TERRIBLE!  I’m not sure that really communicates my true feelings.  Hmmm.  It is the worst screen I’ve seen on a mid to low end phone in some time and it’s not a low end phone.  The gradients are terrible.  The seperation of pixels screams at you. Rendering is horrible.  Yes, it is higher resolution, but the screen technology looks like an old Casio PDA I had 10 years ago.  Higher resolution on terrible technology is about like putting a misfiring Corvette in a a beat up Metro.  Yes.  It has more power, but it looks terrible doing it.

  • Anonymous

    I hope I can settle for this soon. I know it won’t be perfect and I really do HATE to give Motorola any more money, but my release date X is finally starting to show its age. Buttons are losing sensitivity and the battery cover refuses to stay attached 😐 I’m just ready for an upgrade and I’m not terribly keen on waiting for a Samsung device. Too bad VZW won’t get a Nexus phone…I’d trade my car for that.

  • Bewara2009

    Yes Finally Verizon is doing something good now, they are letting us know its coming soon! WTF that’s all we been hearing is coming soon, coming soon.. We all knew that is coming soon ever since moto said it on April 19,2011! 

  • I’ve been on the phone with the VZ “Executive Offices” (whatever that means) due to some service and equipment issues.  Anyway, in conversation, the lady that I’ve talked to many times in the last week indicated that the phone that I told her I wanted to use my upgrade for(Bionic) would be out very soon.  I didn’t ask her.  She just happened to say that she understands why I didn’t want to waste an upgrade yet because the phone I wanted would be available “very soon”.  Thought it was worth mentioning.

    • Rp780

      very soon doesn’t mean much since they are on M.P.T (Motorola People Time)

  • Rp780

    I just had a joygasim…clean up on isle me 

  • Sweatz

    Nothing will ever top the OG.

  • Anonymous

    Right now I’d pi** on a spark plug if I knew it would help get this thing here any faster…

  • Rick Lopez

    Everyone talks about a locked down bootloader being a deal breaker?! The only thing that matter is the adaptation of genius developers. The locked down loader only slowed the og X from cool stuff. But now we have liberty,cyanmod… You know this phone will be HUGELY popular with all the cool kids. Im getting this day one and dropping my Iphone 4 for it. 

    • geedee82

      The cool kids?  Those roms would run a hell of a lot better on the DX if they could use their own kernals.  But by all means, get rid of that iphone though!

  • Mr.Joe

    OMG I’m wetting myself over this phone.

    I can’t wait for it!

  • geedee82

    I submitted my email address to them: [email protected]

    • Brian

      I actually spoke to someone the other day that was an employee of a phone retailer and said that the phone should have an unlocked bootloader. 

      • Anonymous

        This is true…I met this dude on sat. who works at Verizon HQ and said that the bionic was coming after the iPhone 5 release…I gotta point out this was in the middle of drinks

      • Anonymous

        This is true…I met this dude on sat. who works at Verizon HQ and said that the bionic was coming after the iPhone 5 release…I gotta point out this was in the middle of drinks

      • FortitudineVincimus

        wow, I also met a dude who said his brother knows a guy that lives down the hall from a chick whos boyfriend works at a VZW store and was told by his manager that his boss said it will be locked. 

    • ^ hahaha…. Until i see @DroidLanding sending out Tweets, this whole “Sign up for launch date” from Verizon is worthless.

    • EC8CH

      your sir… are a genius.

  • Anonymous

    Well i just peed a little. So now i ask this question, When will the marketing blitz start. For whatever reason i think Verizon is thinking this is going to be their biggest non I*one phone since the OG Droid and the OG had a hell of a big marketing campaign. If i remember right it started during the 08 MLB World Series. Now tonight is the MLB all star game perhaps we see a commercial tonight. But then again i may just be wishing or dreaming Thoughts?

  • GeeDee82

    By now I’ve already moved on to the Nexus Prime, hope it comes to verizon, if so that is most def my new phone!!!!!!

  • if this phone has a gig of ram and the 12 mp camera im trading my droid 3 in

    • Rick Lopez

      You guys realize that MP doesnt mean anything for picture quality, just saying. Unless you plan on making photos and blowing them up into billboards. Anything north of 10 is a waste. 

      • Kapow

        I’m glad to see someone else here is a photog. I’m a commercial photographer and this is true. It’s the size of the sensor that counts and let’s face it. These camera phones won’t be sporting full frame sensors. 

    • It does have a gig according to kelllex

  • chmcclellan

    I signed up, although I won’t buy it unless it is confirmed to be unlocked or unlockable.  If not I’ll just keep rocking my OG untill somthing better comes along.

    • geedee82

      I am the same way, if this thing is locked down then I am just gonna wait for the Nexus Prime and hope and pray it comes to Verizon.

      • Think all VZW customers are praying for this… really its the only thing i’m ever jealous in regards to other carriers 

  • Anonymous

    Two things I’m looking for:   

    1 gig of ram
    Good Screen

    Don’t mess these up, and you got a customer.  (Unless the Galaxy S 2 or the Nexus Prime are announced before this is released).

    I’m not to keen on that sharp, squarish edges. Or the lip.  

  • Bring IT!!!!

  • Kevin Borer

    is anyone really excited about this? I find it interesting that verizon has done a complete 180 on their stance on smart phones, and i don’t know it it’s necessarily a great thing. Instead of being terribly slow to adopt new phones now they are 1st or damn close, and everything seems to be a small incremental step. First 3g Dual core, then 4g single core, now 4g dual core; all with 2.2 (some 2.3). I don’t know maybe it’s “hyper-coverage” of every single phone that comes out, but even if i was eligible for upgraded hardware, i’m waiting to see what ice cream sandwich has in store, or even iphone5. 

    • So your mad about choice?

  • JoeInMO

    No mo Moto for me.  I’ll wait for the Samsung Galaxy S II.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    why even sign up?

    we will know here before VZW even sends out emails.

    • WormDoes

      Exactly. I didn’t get my VZW email until after I had already purchased my Thunderbolt

      • Jplus503

        I still have not received my Thunderbolt notification at either email I signed up with.

        • Brian

          Makes 2 of us.  

        • tjhrulz

          not just the thunder bolt but the I have had other disappear too

    • true but hopefully they let use get first dibs on buying it

      • Custom Colonel

        Why would they?  This isn’t an iPhone…not like there’s going to be lines around the corner to get the Bionic.

  • Anonymous

    Kellex, this (based on all you have heard) or the SGS2 when/if it drops??

  • Anonymous

    I’ll find out faster from DL faster then anywhere else

  • PLEASE BE UNLOCKED!!!!

  • Kensims82

    I signed up for this email crap when they did this for the DX1. I had the phone in my hands before I ever received the email.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait! I hope all those tweaks that were made pay off! However, my biggest concerns are  battery life – I hope it ships with the 1930mAh battery! Dual core + LTE will do lots of damage.. and the qHD screen – Still really skeptical about this one… the DX2 screen isn’t much better than my DX

  • Anonymous

    To borrow the words of Ricky Bobby “I’ve got a chubby right now”

  • Trooper

    Signed up.  Cant wait!

  • Mrhug3

    The end of waiting.

  • Anonymous

    Ten hours from now I’m leaving for vacation for three weeks, yet this Bionic news is more exciting. So yeah, I’m ready for this phone to be released.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      damn dude… get some perspective

  • Anonymous

    Is it only here where ‘Hyper-beastin” is a cool word?

  • I can’t wait for the Kellex review/video review of this device! 

  • Downey1971

    Its been hard for me NOT to get the Droid 3, but seeing this makes it much easier, this is the phone I have been waiting on, but if it don’t come out soon, I will give in and get the Droid 3.

  • tjmonkey15

    I’m so excited I peed myself.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait to see this beast but it better have a better display than Xoom. Xoom is a monster tablet but the screen sucks ass. Moto really messed up on that one.

  • T Hall

    Holy!  Too bad whenever I have signed up for these (example Xoom) they never emailed anything to me…

  • Supraman035

    Damn they better not release this thing September 20th!!

  • Sorry Bionic, you and your battery life are in high question.  Got a D3 sitting in my pocket.  Couldn’t be happier! (not opposed to using momma’s upgrade if you turn into a stunner though:)

    • What do you know about the battery life? Were you a hardware tester for this device?

      • Anonymous

        Every other 4G LTE device possesses terrible battery life, so the Bionic most likely won’t be an exception unless they are using a second-gen 4G LTE radio or something, although that’s highly unlikely.

        • The charges isn’t bad from what I heard

      • Anonymous

        He doesn’t know anything. Hence, the question.

  • MFG

    Woo! Hopefully “this summer” means July/early August!

  • Bcahill

    Finally!

  • Sherman J. Buster

    I will wait to see the actual device before I give judgement. However, I’m not looking forward to a device with awesome spec being ruined by a pentile display. Unless Moto pulls a good display out of left field, this phone will not be on my “to buy” list.

    • Anonymous

      Couldn’t agree more. If its pentile, looks like I will wait for the Sammy.

      • The q hd screen isn’t as bad as most think. its hella better than the og dx. Plus i was told by a reliable source that the GS II wont be out till winter, and he was talking late Q4. Really worth the wait? I really don’t think so. The Bionic seems to be a new Beast and it will be Verizon’s best Droid for 2011. 

        • PowersUSA

          Sorry but I compared my 1 year old DX to the DX2 and the DX simply looks better. 

          • Huh, well maybe the dx2 was dim? haha. but really, i think Droid-life needs to do a REAL review between the two. im tired of hearing people complain and never seen qhd in person.

          • DX2 left/DX right

          • Tarsis Brito

            people here are stupid they always find something with a phone

    • I gotta say, I was worried about pentile on the D3 but you really can’t tell unless you put your face right up next to it. It’s sorta noticeable on a solid green section but it’s nothing to really worry about.

    • Anonymous

      I have emailed them and asked it be Pentile just to upset the haters, so – good luck with that.  

      • I love your coffee:-[

    • Anonymous

      After seeing droid3 the other day I think the screen color is over blown. In actual use it isn’t that noticeable. I find the color is less of negative than the extra reolution is a positive. However that’s my opinion from ten minutes.

      • Pennywise

        Want to see some Super Wacked-Out color? Check out the Super OLED displays ; )  Gotta love the sheep; go to the store, and actually LOOK at a Pentile display, you sheep.

    • Anonymous

      Yep, say what you want, but for people with excellent vision, the ip4 display can’t be beat, especially by a crappy pentile display.

      • I think its overplayed…my buddy has the x2 and way better than my og x

  • Anonymous

    Based on our experience with the sign-ups for the ThunderBolt notifications, don’t expect an e-mail from Verizion until every other news source has announced its availability.  Many didn’t receive the ThunderBolt announcement e-mail until AFTER they had their ThunderBolts in-hand.

    • T Hall

      Same thing with the Xoom – for some reason I have a feeling that they won’t botch this release as bad…

    • Anonymous

      Dude you gotta give em some slack, I don’t even think they knew when the bolt was gonna strike…the mail goons probably thought it was someone crying wolf again.  

  • About damn time!

  • Anonymous

    LET THE HYPEBEASTIN’ BEGIN!!!

  • Anonymous

    Better be coming real soon cause I’m about to snap this thunderbolt in half

    • Sherman J. Buster

      what’s the problem with the tbolt? I’ve been enjoying mine.

      • Anonymous

        4-5 hour battery life, charger cause the screen to become unresponsive, lag
        when unlocking the phone, light leaks in like 5 spots. Only reason I kept it
        was cause 3G is terrible in my area and 4G is great.

        • texting was laggy too but the new update fixed that

        • texting was laggy too but the new update fixed that

        • Wish i had any problems with mine. My batter life is great too! 😀

    • FortitudineVincimus

      if you recently got the T bolt and are waiting for the Bionic are you just retail buying phones?

      • Anonymous

        Nah I upgraded to the bolt a few weeks ago cause 3G is so bad in my area I
        couldn’t use my phone properly. 4G fixed the issue but I can’t stand being
        on a non-moto phone so ill be buying the bionic at retail

      • Petersen5

        Unless the bionic has some new battery technology it wont get great battery life either. The 4g is what kills the battery.

        • Anonymous

          We’ll see, the Bionic is supposed to have one of the biggest batteries around.

      • Q

        Yes.  The TB is that bad such that Ill be spending like 600-700 on a Bionic.  Hopefully I can sell the TB for 200 bucks or so.

        • Anonymous

          Please, I got like $180 on eBay for my year old Touch Pro2, and that was like 6 months after they announced the end of Windows Mobile.

          The last used Thunderbolt sold on eBay for $290, and it was missing the freakin’ battery cover!

  • actofgod

    This better now disappoint…

    • actofgod

      not….ugh

  • EC8CH

    Bootloader?

    • Anonymous

      Locked as ever… but there may be a surprise 🙂

      • T Hall

        Do tell, need more info 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Meaning it’s unlockable? Or that we get a free cup of Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food with it?

  • Anonymous

    just shatted my pants

  • Anonymous

    I’ve got my D3, curious about the Bionic though!

    • MFG

      Liking the Droid 3?

      • Anonymous

        This guy doesn’t: http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/ikxk3/my_quick_review_of_the_droid_3/

        • TomHolmes

          Read the article. People like this are reluctant to change. Those of us who aren’t wind up paving the way for them, then they come. I guess it’s all a matter of what does it for you. I personally like jumping into the deep end and fighting my way out, wondering if I’ll have a working phone by the next day. I enjoy trying the new stuff and reveling in the innovation. The OG was a damned fine phone though, so if he’s going to pick a hill to die on, that’s a good one to pick.

        • Anonymous

          That guy does nothing but nitpick and whine about blur as usual, half of which is just opinion.

          Plus he gets a fail for trying to show off his BMW.

  • Anonymous

    I signed up too. Really looking forward to this release. I hope that it lives up to the hype.

  • J4

    Yes! It’s about time dual-core and 4G LTE came together on Big Red.
    Too bad Samsung is dragging it’s heels on the SGSII…

  • Chaser457

    Bring it!

  • Max

    i cant wait for the phone to come to verizon

  • Amped as SHIT!

  • Anonymous

    Come to me!

  • Anonymous

    Snoozefest

    • Anonymous

      Still holding out for the SGII that won’t be 4G?

      • Anonymous

        Nope. Loving every minute with my Incredible since I got it on launch day last April. 4G would be nice, but I don’t see the need for dual-core on the phone or even anything that takes advantage of it. My Incredible runs everything great, and also has a fantastic screen. I do most of my mobile gaming on a Xoom anyway.

        HTC Incredible 3… start hyping that up! Jokes aside, I’m sure this will be a fantastic device save for the MotoBlur.

        On that note, can anyone explain why MotoBlur doesn’t play nice with Exchange 2010? Seriously, Moto, get it together.

        • Anonymous

          The new UI doesn’t look anything like motoblur and isn’t called blur anymore so would you quit yer whinin already.

    • Anonymous

      Dual core gig of ram, QHD display, 4G with a battery that can actually handle 4G, and it’s a snoozefest?!!

      • Anonymous

        I find it a snoozefest, mainly because its been announced for over 6 months. It’s lost it’s hype with me. Not to say it won’t be a great device, just not as excited anymore.

        • Anonymous

          Will still be one of the best devices available right next to the GS2.

          • Pennywise

            If the GS2 isn’t released with an LTE radio, than it (probably) won’t stand next to the Bionic.

        • Kapow

          yet you are here commenting on it

      • MFG

        Well…let’s HOPE the battery can handle the 4G.