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New DROID Bionic Cases Are Starting to Appear

Let’s not get to crazy over the fact that cases for the new DROID Bionic are now popping up at places like Amazon, but there is no denying that this is a good sign.  Rumors suggesting an August 4 release have been all over the place in the last month, so maybe we are only a few weeks away?  With accessory companies receiving dummy units of some sort to make molds, I would assume that the build is 100% final and that Motorola is just tidying up any last minute bugs before making this thing official.  

*Note – You’ve to laugh at their ‘shopped camera though.

And a quick comparison to back up those thoughts that this is the new Bionic above:

Hopefully our Motorola Dinara rumor hasn’t swayed you from making the Bionic your next device.  Everything we’ve heard would suggest that this thing will be one hell of a phone.

More cases.

Cheers Jarid!

  • The old design really made the Bionic stand out as a unique phone instead of looking like all the other Motorola Droids like it will now.  Looks like the Bionic Targa has a 4.3″ display here.  

  • Taz_21

    Thats the droid 3 Verizon Wireless has not changed any of the looks for the droid bionic but they have made a couple changes under the hood

  • Irblazen

    Hmmm I recall Android Central reporting this yesterday……..No source love?

    • Anonymous

      Kellex never gives credit where credit is due. Man up kellex and give credit to where you stole this from.

      • Tim242

        You are such an ass on every forum.

        • Anonymous

          Nah just being honest. Its alright you are on his d. Smh

          • Tim242

            You’re just jealous I’m not on yours : )

          • Anonymous

            Ha keep dreaming I’m only down with chicks sorry:p

          • Tim242

            Could’ve fooled me. You sound like a bitchy queen in every post.

  • Anonymous

    I like the new design much better.  I played with a Droid 3 today and it’s sexy as hell, the Bionic should be no different.

  • dr154

    I want the old design back, its so much sleeker and sexier…. 🙁

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  • David

    I liked the targa design that came out awhile ago better then both of these designs

  • Ian Wilson

    I was looking at the Droid 3 in a Verizon store today and asked about the Bionic… the rep actually told me it was planned for August 4th and got pushed back AGAIN, apparently he was disappointed as well. Who knows for sure though, I guess they wouldn’t want to be hyping up something that’s not out when they have Droid 3’s to sell

  • Joos519

    DROID BIONIC NEWS UPDATE!  August is looking more realistic.
    Read the article here: http://www.infosyncworld.com/reviews/cell-phones/droid-bionic-by-motorola-looks-set-for-august-launch/12175.html

    FCC documents indicate that the Droid Bionic by Motorola is scheduled for an exclusive smartphone release slot in August.

    Verizon Wireless is drumming up the release of the Droid Bionic by Motorola through the recently launched alert service,
    where you can sign up to receive e-mails with details and launch dates.
    However, while the page only says “Coming This Summer” as far as a
    launch is concerned, a document from a retailer earlier this summer
    suggested that the exact release date would be August 4. The same
    document claimed that the Droid 3 by Motorola would be released on July

    While Verizon Wireless started selling the Droid 3 online a week
    earlier, on July 7, it did indeed become available in stores on July 14.
    reports that the same document has now appeared from a new source
    working at Walmart. Interestingly, before this document re-appeared,
    Droid-Life had heard from sources that Verizon Wireless wouldn’t release
    the Droid Bionic until September 1.

    Will you have to wait until September 1 to get your hands on the latest
    and greatest 4G LTE smartphone? Well, it turns out that photos of the
    Droid Bionic in FCC’s database will be made public on August 7. Clearly,
    Verizon Wireless plans to make some sort of move prior to that date,
    whether it’ll be an official announcement or release. And we don’t think
    the Samsung 4G QWERTY slider will be released until later this year.

    If you ask us, the Droid Bionic looks to be scheduled for an August
    launch, and we imagine the alert service Verizon Wireless has set up
    will produce some details sooner rather than later. Last year, the
    carrier released the Droid 2 on Thursday, August 12. As far as we
    remember, it was the exclusive smartphone release on Verizon that month,
    and right now everything points towards the Droid Bionic having
    received that honor this year.

  • “still going with sept 1 kellex?”

    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, RawCent.com

    • Anonymous

      Your mom has a big box and I shoved all 17″ of my c_0_c-K in there. I think I hit the top of your head.

  • Guest

    Motorola better be pushing this out before the next Iphone hits…….maybe even a month before!  If I get this and the new Iphone is 4G…..bye bye Bionic.

    • Mike

      No way in hell the new iphone is 4G, then you wouldn’t have a phone to buy next year.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly they uped the processor to dual core now you have to wait another year for 4g.

    • Mike

      No way in hell the new iphone is 4G, then you wouldn’t have a phone to buy next year.


    According to rep at Best Buy, Bionic is getting pushed back till September.  Probably just trying to make a sell today….I hope.

  • DroidXer

    If it is 4.5″ of Pentile, I’ll stick with my Droid X.

  • Richard Wilkins

    is it me or does the bionic look like a bigger OG droid? Is it supposed to have a keyboard?

  • Richard Wilkins

    is it me or does the bionic look like a bigger OG droid? Is it supposed to have a keyboard?

    • Richard Wilkins

      Maybe the Dinara will come thru with a fresh new body style

  • Ace88

    I like the new design bettet

    • Ace89

      *better you mean

  • jonq

    Am I the only one that likes the new design? The old corners are too rounded and don’t match well with the rounded corners of the inner screen corners…

  • Millslori23

    I like the old one too. Amazon has two different case designes which one is right?

  • 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

  • James Jun

    Just when I thought Motorola might be able to pull off a pretty cool design, they scrap the old Bionic and use a very Motorola-like black slab. 

  • Anonymous

    Just to clarify, the New Bionic is going to have a 4.5 inch screen right?

    • Nick Kowalczyk

      4.3 most likely

      • Anonymous

        bummer I was hoping for the 4.5 inch. Thanks

  • Anonymous

    Am I the only one that thinks that the old rounded design and the gray accents. the new Droid Bionic looks… like a D3 without the keyboard. To me, that looks ugly. I was just about to buy the Bionic even with MBlur or what ever now, Looks like Im locking down back on Sensation

  • adryan maldonado

    I dont like that it looks exactly like a droid 3 without the keyboard

  • Anonymous

    still going with sept 1 kellex?

  • David Marzluf

    August 4th or I am done with Moto
    I can not wait anymore.

  • Nick

    Motorola is so 2009.

  • david

    August 4 or we riot

  • Come on verizon please do not let us down. In two days will be two weeks till the supposed Aug 4 release date. I pray that it comes out then and we hear from verizon on the phone sometime that day. So please verizon do not let us all down!!

  • droidlvr

    I have an idea kellex, everyday just post some news about the Bionic, no matter how insignificant.

  • Anonymous

    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, GrabPenny.com

  • Anonymous

    If i wanted a Droid X or an X2, I would get one. Once I seen this newer version I knew i was holding off from a Bionic. Easy choice too when you also factor in Moto’s business practices of late. Dinara would have to be the end all be all for me to get it since it would arrive at a time that matched my contract renewal.

    • Anonymous

      this is the bionic.

  • Bewara2009

     I order the black case already 😉

    • Anonymous


  • You’ve to laugh at their ‘shopped camera though.

    Who uses the contraction “You + have” in this context?

  • Cuz97

    Err, this pic is missing something. Either the case is blocking the second speaker next to the camera or they took it out of the latest revision which would be GAY.

  • DroidTre

    I like the older one better. The newer one looks a DX with rounded edges.

  • Anonymous

    I guess I’m the only one that likes the new design better….

    • Tarsis Brito

      i love the new design better as well 🙂 the screen is big and we have the buttoms where we need them

  • The old design looked WAY nicer.


      Black>Gray in my opinion.

  • Very true! I’ve been waiting on the DroidBionic and my upgrade is in a week.

  • T Hall

    So Kellex, you leaning more towards August release now as opposed to September?

  • Old design was much nicer looking IMO.  I have an upgrade available now, but I think I’ll just wait for the Nexus 3 and switch to whichever carrier gets it first.

  • RockingEris

    The old one has a better form factor to me. New design is too boxy.

  • tjhrulz

    I am glad to see kellen can identify a shopped picture now, we taught you well

  • I want it!!! lol But that post about the DInara does have me thinking

    • OG Droid

      Don’t do it man!! No telling how long it will take to get that thing out. He said winter; but winter of what year knowing Moto.

      • Anonymous

        Also the one who originally leaked that the dinara was coming they said it was for at&t and with how moto is with releasing phones the dinara if it does come to verizon most likely wouldnt come until early next year.

    • Bewara2009

      Just get the Bionic and wait and see the reviews on DInara if you still interested in it just sell your bionic on eBay am sure you get like 400 to 500 dollars, and just pay retail price for the phone.. 🙂 

  • Anonymous

    I loved the old design so much more.

    • Remember renders are prettier than they actually appear in real life.  The OLD Bionic probably didn’t look as good as that render makes it out to be.  The new BIONIC looks kinda nicer, but we’ll have to see what the screen can do since the design is mostly a slab of screen.

      • EC8CH

        they demoed the “old” Bionic at CES, so some people actually got some hands on time…

        right Kellex?

        • Jjjjj

          Yeah…there was hands on time with the old bionic.  I would prefer the design of the old bionic….this version 3 just looks the a DroidX

          • Anonymous

            Looks nothing like a Droid X actually.  It looks like a bigger OG Droid with a redesigned back.

      • Jarid

        You can watch hands on Videos of the CES bionic online. The old design was def. better. IMO

  • Dash Speeds

    I’m so close to buying a Droid 3, hopefully this means that the Bionic is close because I don’t know how much longer I can put up with my OG.

    • chmcclellan

      Really?  The post about the Dinara has me thinking I might just hold out for that (or the Nexus Prime).

      CM7 + Prime’s Deprimed Kernel + Zepplinrox’s v6 Supercharger script (with maybe some link2sd and compcache/swap action) really work wonders.  If you haven’t checked them out I highly suggest them.

      • Dash Speeds

        I’ve been “holding out” since the Bionic was announced and no amount of tinkering or overclocking (ran at 1.1Ghz for a looong time) is going to get Gingerbread to play nicely with 256MB of RAM, I’ve tried what you suggested (among other things) in the past to no avail. My Incredible (used, off contract) runs absolute circles around my OG with SynergyROM and no overclocking, so a dual core phone such as the Bionic or the Droid 3 really appeals to me. 

        The waiting game is useless with this stuff anyhow, I’m sure by the time the Dinara actually comes out we’ll already know the specs of the next generation of phones and the cycle will continue as usual. 

    • EC8CH

      Just install a fresh ROM.

      That usually makes me feel better for a couple of weeks!

  • Rizzidy

    F Motorola

  • Ace87

    I like the old design better

    • TheAndroid1

      Is it just me or does this new design look sort of like a photoshopped droid 1? Those bottom buttons look really big if that is a 4.3″ screen.

      • Except the D1 doesn’t have a ffc or the same capacitive buttons. If anything, it’s a digital render of the Bionic with their case on it. 

      • Yes, especially the lip at the bottom.

      • Sigmundroid

        That is a droid one with shops all the way around.
        They couldn’t even get the rounded edges right (zoom in) and you’ll see how bad they are at it!

        • TheAndroid1

          Plus, in the case image, the case doesn’t fit the lip.  the case treats the lip as if it were flat.

      • David Hayden

        The ear piece is also smaller on the Bionic than on the Droid. On the Bionic, it doesn’t stretch across the “Motorola”, it does on the OG Droid.

      • Anonymous

        well its the 2nd version of the bionic, according to the numbers on the lip

        read:http://androidcommunity.com/droid-bionic-form-factor-v2-revealed-20110606/ was just the first link tha tpopped up

        • Jake Bailey

          I thought this was the 3rd, no?

          • Anonymous

            the one that is coming out is supposed to be the 3rd. i was pointing out the number on the bottom has ties to a 2nd version.. thats all

      • it looks like the droid 3 minus the keypad, also they added the gorilla glass with the grooved in edges like the photon, it feels much better since the screen is also slightly curved up towards the center, also the sGPS is awsome. satellite gps! they should of stuck with the tegra 2 since it scores higher in benchmarks & in linpack score higher mflops. its hard to believe how old the tegra 2 is & that it even gets higher benchmark scores than the exynos, the proof is in the galaxy R’s quadrant score. 3600! with only 1ghz, thats good for battery life and shows more efficiency, i get 2900 to 3100 on quadrant with the qHD. motorola makes great phones, i just hope its not true that the bionic went with the TI omap…moto was the first with the tegra 2 dual core soc & hopefully they kept it like this with the bionic since theres no good reason to switch to a slower soc.

    • I agree, the old design was way better. I’ll stick with my DX for now.

    • Dean2359

      Yes the old design is more unique,don’t like that “lip”,no offense meant to the OG

    • Did you see the side and back of the old one? Bloated, bulbous, and plastic. This new design rules.

    • First thing that came to my mind.

    • Spikepark

      The old design looks awesome, like no other phone out now, while the new one looks very generic- like every other phone out now.
      Also, the screen size on both look the same, but the new design adds so much more length.  Looks to me like there is a slide out keyboard on the new design (from the pic only).  Let’s hope the actual device launched in a few weeks looks more like the old design.

    • me too, this one looks like the galaxy s2 which isnt a bad thing…it just had more character imo. the photon & the bionic were basically about the same shape & the photon is the most comfortable phone i held ever! the bionic would of been also im sure, but im not to sure about square shaped phones. but you never know, i can tell you that the screen on the latest bionic is much better than the 1st one. the first 1 had a plain flat screen, where the new one has the edges grooved in *like the htc sensation but inwards* & the screen bubbles up towards the center so slightly that it cant be seened but can be felt.

  • Tesseract 3

    It’s a rectangle with a screen for viewing, copyright infringement, time for another apple lawsuit! 

  • I want a Bionic case that holds 3 credit cards like that Speck iPhone case.

    • Anonymous

      I hadn’t seen this before, but if I had an iphone I’d definately get one.

    • EC8CH

      Credit Cards?

      You don’t need no stinkin’ credit cards! 

      You’ve got NFC!

      • Anonymous

        Okay then, Drivers License, and two Pistol Permits…

        • EC8CH

          If you’ve got two pistols… why bother with permits 😛

      • Jjjjj

        Do you have a link where NFC was confirmed or hinted at?

      • If only I knew what NFC was.

        • LionStone

          Near Field Communication

  • BJ P.

    anyone knows what is going on with the droid targa(?)..??
    i want either galaxy s2 or targa for my next phone 😀

    • Bionic = Targa

      • New Targa = Dinara

        • Anonymous

          Thought Dinara was for at&t?

  • droidlvr

    Booyah. I just can’t wait.

  • 2442mike

    I can’t wait for the first hands on review.  Loved the earlier rumor. 

  • OG Droid

    Release this thing already!!!! It’s taking longer to get this out than Star Wars on Blu Ray!!!!!!!

  • That is a terrible shade of purple. 

    Just sayin’

  • Anonymous

    There have been cases on the Etna for a while now. And look how that turned out…
    still we can hope.