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First Look at the Back of the DROID Bionic, It Most Definitely Has a Hump (Updated)

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Thanks to Amazon and Motorola outing accessories well ahead of launch, we may now have the first look at the backside of the DROID Bionic.  There is indeed a hump, but damn are those lines sexy.  We had heard all along that the “Targa” would have similar styling to the DROIDX, yet in a much more refined fashion.  Boy was that tipster spot on.  You can see the camera on there as well which looks to say 8MP, something we’ve known for quite some time.

Four DROID Bionic posts in about an hour – hypebeast.  More on the multimedia dock and car mount, FCC filing with dates, and the new display spot in Verizon stores.

Update:  Many of you are wondering where the battery door is.  I’m just guessing, but will assume that it’ll be like the DROID3 which has one full back cover that can be removed.  The Bionic will have replaceable batteries, something you can see in this new battery dock (Cheers @AndroidTask4ce!):

So, what do you guys think?  Did anyone else just start singing…”My humps, my humps, my humps, my humps…”?

Via:  Amazon

Cheers Tyler and to NCX for the high-res pic!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VLQKPNJHJXCSYQHCKDLW26GU4A yasir

    You can see the camera on there as well which looks to say 8MP, something we’ve known for quite some time.

  • Sean

    Amazon took it down!

  • sk102704

    Is that a removable USB storage device in there? Hmmm

    • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

      What is this post… I don’t even

      • sk102704

        In the picture above, that looks to me like it is a removable USB stick.  I don’t know it would have one which is why I asked.  Not that hard.

        • sk102704

          I’m referring to the battery charger by the way, not the dock

          • sk102704

            Nevermind, took a closer look, probably just where its plugged in. but it does look like it can be removed though…

    • Rex_D

      I think it looks only like it can be recessed or exposed by moving it forward or back.  Just my opinion.  Doesn’t look removable, but could be wrong.  I don’t think it matters either way.  It’s a battery charger, not a transfer device.

  • Anonymous

    It takes Motorola three takes to make the “Bionic” right, and it ends up actually the “Droid X3″. Just call it what it is! 100 bucks says this screen sucks like Droid X2. Having said that, I still will look at it! :)

    • David_Brent

      I’m afraid I will have to agree with you.  Even if though it has all those killer specs, if the screen is like the DX2 and the Droid3, I’m going to pass because those screens are horrible for gaming…….well horrible to just plain look at. I fired up my OG Droid and noticed that it looked better.  That’s sad.

  • Frstsaxman

    love it! I saw the original droid bionic at CES and after all this waiting Im happy they made the phone look like this. The phone is significantly better looking and has much better spec (if the rumors are too be true). And for those of you who insist on rooting your phone there will be some 3rd party developer who is going to find a way within days of it release anyway.

  • sk102704

    For all you haters, this phone is going to be sick!!! 4G is very important to a lot of people, like me!  10x the speed, hell yeah instead of an aging technology that is being replaced, no brainer. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it, but you’ll be sorry!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I love cars that have speedos that go to 1000 mph too. Of all the people that are drooling over 4G nobody has ever said why. Do you really need to watch HD movies on a 4″ screen?? Really??

      Except for the crappy pentile display, most people don’t hate the phone. Its just boring. Dual core has been out for a while and makes little perceptible difference. 4.3″ screens are old – and this one is among the worst. 4G just kills your datacap and your battery.

      The phone could have been special 6 months ago. Not now.

      • sk102704

        Well for one thing I can enjoy the speed on my phone without fear of being killed! This is pretty self explainatory here.  I don’t have a datacap so why would I not want the fastest speeds possible?  I live in an area that is saturated by 4g and I’ll be able to utilize it with the Bionic. 

        • Anonymous

          Agree once you use 4g you will never want to go back to 3g. I mean downloading anything makes it so much quicker and easier. Idk about all of you but I would rather something download in a minute or less than rather have to wait minutes or longer. Just saying there is only so much time in a day so you want to use it to the fullest. Atleast I do anyway.

      • John

        If you’ve never wished your 3G connection was faster, you’re using your phone wrong.  It’s called a smart phone for a reason, so download some big crap man.  

      • Rex_D

        I didn’t really care about 4g either, but I have gotten a 4g phone and I will say that it makes sending pics so much easier and faster.  Listening to Rhapsody in HQ without any buffering pauses is so much nicer.  Having a website and flash content open and play faster is much more enjoyable.  I will never watch a movie on my phone, HD or not… so I agree there…. but as they start making everything much more data intensive, having 4g has made a difference.  Videos recorded on the phone don’t have to be such poor quality to text or email friends.  Pics don’t have to be compressed to such a low quality.  Since so many apps keep adding on more functionality, it helps to have faster data speeds.

    • Rex_D

      10X speed is no guarantee.  I live in 4g area and have yet to get over 5.5mbps download speeds.  And I’m ALWAYS on 4g, not in a spotty area.  I have consistent 4g connection and get 4.5-5.5mbps.  Although I’m sure it will be a good phone, it isn’t going to do anything miraculous.  It will have a FFc and a back camera just like other phones, it will be speedy, like other phones, it will run android, like other phones.  Texting, email, browsing, etc will all be the same.

  • tomNasty

    If this phone has the same screen that the droid3 has it gonna be garbage….i’ll keep my TB

    • David_Brent

      I completely agree.  When Kellex mentioned the ghosting effect in his video review, I went down to Verizon to see for myself.  And sure enough, it was very noticeable in Angry Birds.  Motorola is proving to be a sh!t company by bringing out phones that have part killer specs and part WTF were they thinking specs.  And I was highly considering the Droid 3 even without the 4g.  It would have been better if they kept the same screen tech as the Droid 1.  

      Good job Moto.  Maybe it was their plan to bring out half a$$ shit before the bionic.

  • David Marzluf

    I cant stop looking at the photos 
    this phone is so sexy i am pitching a tent

  • David Marzluf

    I cant stop looking at the photos 
    this phone is so sexy i am pitching a tent

  • http://twitter.com/NicPaolini Nic Paolini

    I was thinking more along the lines of SexyBack…

  • http://twitter.com/NicPaolini Nic Paolini

    I was thinking more along the lines of SexyBack…

  • Thisoneisgoingtosuck

    *yawn*

  • David Nicklas

    Unlocked bootloader or GTFO

    • David_Brent

      Really??  Being able to put on a custom ROM is that important?

      • Anonymous

        To some they just like to hate on everything. Gladly I am not that big into rooting and what not so the bootloader being locked and getting an update(which sources said will happen around nov) isnt that big of a deal to me. Then again this is why I decide what phone I will get and dont worry what other people say.

  • David Marzluf

    I don’t know about all of you but this is the happiest day in 2011 for me attleast until release.
    This is one sexy phone and I have been waiting forever. I want this phone so bad that reading about it has taken over my life all I want to do is find new things about the bionic. I really hope it performs as good as it looks.
    Finally a phone that is going to kill the iphone or icrap as i call it.

    • Dwizzler1

      You have no life.

      • David Marzluf

        I never claimed to have a life 
        but atleast it will be a better life with the bionic at my side

        • Dwizzler1

          Bad phone is bad.

      • David Marzluf

        icrap looser

  • MikeyBotz

    I don’t know about you guys but i cant wait to see everyone check out my new Droid Bionic’s sweet A$$ as i walk by!!!

  • Dwizzler1

    Simply put, this phone is trash. iphone for life!

    • David Marzluf

      Go to the iphone forum then you looser

      • Dwizzler1

        Need to check on the droid losers every once in awhile. Haters gonna hate.

        • David Marzluf

          lol go away little boy 
          silly iphone user technology is for the droid

          • Dwizzler1

            Continue to sulk on the bionic pages cause it’s not out yet… In comparison the Thunderbolt is a better phone anyways.

          • Anonymous

            Stick to your 4G iphone, trollgirl

        • Anonymous

          ha yeah since IOS5 is a copy straight from android. You are right haters gonna hate because apple hates on everyone thats why they sue because they no longer innovate they just steal from their competition.

  • Gee

    again this thing will be locked up tighter than a virgin a a christen bible revival 

    • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

      Have you ever been to a Christian Camp of any kind? …the freaks are there you just have to have game, bro.

  • lotto

    Is it me or does this phone look REALLY think?

    • lotto

      Thick* sorry

    • Anonymous

      I think it actually looks thinner than most 4g phones on verizon if not all of them.

  • http://twitter.com/mnkyhead mnkyhead

    if it has as crappy a camera as the D3, forget it.  I know, a phone isn’t for pictures but it is import, because who wants to carry more then one device around.

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

       Check out the pictures from the Photon 4G.  Much improved than D3.

  • Bgill55

    Bring on the blur. >. <

  • David Marzluf

    I love it I have to have it
    My God that is one sexy phone

  • Need to know

    No Dumb Questions, right?  Ok, here it goes, We are pretty certain this will be a 4G phone.  Does a 4G phone also work on the 3G systems?  I ask, as we probably will not see 4G for at least another year.  thxs for any info.

    • Droiiiiiiid

      yes it works on 3g.  and you can turn off the 4g radio too so if you just use 3g your battery life will be amazing

    • sockid

      Yes 4G can use 3G or 2G etc.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Janacek/1087230071 Mike Janacek

      It Should Because My Brothers Thunderbolt Is 4g And He Can Switch To 3G.

    • Anonymous

      Rumour has it that you will also have to buy another phone to use with 3G, and then another one for phone calls, and a fourth one for texting. Given Verizon’s greed, that’s not as dumb as it sounds. lol

    • http://twitter.com/myermenson Michael Yermenson

      Absolutely, a friend has a Tbolt which is right now on 3G

  • Bigsike

    So I’m confused is it a 4.3 screen or a 4.5 everyone is saying 4.3 now but in looking at the pics you can clearly see it’s a 4.5 compared to the Atrix hmmm

    • Droiiiiiiid

      if youre talking about the pics where its sitting next to the “atrix” on a table, then you should know that its not actually an atrix. its a defy, which is considerably smaller than the atrix, which is why the bionic looks monster.  oh and the display is 4.3

      • Bigsike

        Ah ok thanks for the info! although I have to admit the thing that was pushing me over the edge to to buy the Bionic over holding on to my DX was the 4.5 screen but if that’s not so then I would really have to think about it :/

  • http://twitter.com/nashmax73 TomAss (TA)

    My humps, my humps…..my lovely Bionic lumps?

  • Anonymous

    only advantage with this phone is it’s 4G and 4’3″ in size… it has the same internals as the droid 3 with a ram boost but half of that goes for webtop so it’s all pretty much the same….unless moto has figured out the 4G drain a phone this powerful will need extra batteries and a constant plug every few hours.  it’s a great device since moto did a fantastic job on the droid 3 but whats the point if the battery might keep dying? i got the droid 3 and right now i’m pushing 20hrs off battery with 60% left…next yr or this holiday season when the integrated 4G chipsets start coming out and the power saving really happens is the time to get 4G…. imo.  this is a nice looking device but i preferred the original look it had months ago.

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    that is hot and sexy 

  • JOESMITH

    NOT DIGGIN THE HUMP !

  • Anonymous

    Hey looks it’s the Targa! Lol!  I like this design way better than the original bionic design, which to me looked cheap and plastic-y. Also, while many people theoretically don’t like the aesthetic design w/the hump– in practice it’s actually NOT obtrusive and very functional (allowing your finger to rest on the hump while talking & protecting camera lens). Look up reviews for the original Droid X (engadget) – reviewers didn’t bash it at all. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Janacek/1087230071 Mike Janacek

      You’re So Right I Didn’t Even Notice That Until You Mentioned That, So I Just Picked Up My DX2 And Said “Damn This Guy Is Right” Haha Thought I’d Share That.

  • http://twitter.com/hijackerjack Rohil Thopu

    Crap! Now how do I get rid of my Thunderbolt..? Haha

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Janacek/1087230071 Mike Janacek

    Phone Definitely Looks Sweet I’ll Give It That, Almost To Looks Like The DX(2) With The Hump And The D3 Without The Keyboard. Also The Small Speaker Like My DX2 Which I’m Not Really A Big Fan Of Because The Sound Just Doesn’t Portray Good Quality. Obviously A Locked Bootloader Because Moto Loves Doing That. I’m Gonna Guess Because I Haven’t Been Really Paying Attention To This Phone That It’s Gonna Be Released With 2.3.x And The New Blur As The D3. Having 4G And Front Facing Camera Definitely A Plus. So All In All If I Had An Upgrade Available And A Week Or Two Went By And People Really Haven’t Complained I Would Invest In It.

  • Alex W.

    I’m a bit surprised nobody has commented on the 3 USB ports on the back????  What’s that about.

    • Droiiiiiiid

      some webtop related feature maybe? LIke being able to plug the phone into the tv with hdmi, then plug in a keyboard and mouse to the usb ports, allowing the phone to act as a computer on the big screen…in hd.  that would actually be really cool

  • Anonymous

    Oh, and also, the phone looks ugly. Pretty much a darker Droid X. (and it probably won’t look that dark)

    And a camera hump? Come on. 

    So overall, id give it a 6/10.

    Droid 3 would get a 9/10.

    And the Bionic on Sprint (Photon?) would get a 10/10. 

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Haterr all week you have been hating…. Sorry your poor and cant afford real toys

    • Anonymous

      Yeah. Its the X2 with its crappy pentile screen and LTE.

      Next….

  • Ryan C

    If Motorola keeps this up with the pentile screens, locked bootloaders, boatware (which i know is partially Verizons fault) , and blur, its sad to say after iv’e had the OG Droid for nearly 2 years now, but im probably not even going to consider their phones anymore. If enough people did the same and basically boycotted their phones that have those things, they would eventually, be almost forced to listen to us if their device they put so much resources and development into made nowhere near target sales. Unfortunately, not enough everyday people know about these things or likely care about the specs enough to make this happen. One day maybe..

  • Anthony Vella

    So whats new about this phone? A new camera and a new inside chip? Still uses the crap Motorola design. Motorola reminds me of Apple, release a new phone ever year and lets call it the biggest invention we have ever released but we actually only added a camera and made our screen nicer. Screw Moto, GS2

    • Dash Speeds

      Holy hell this is the most ironic thing I have yet to read on the internet; pegging Motorola for making devices that look the same and then claiming that the SGSII looks original. 

      Not keeping up with the news much are you?

    • Mario Lo

      Eh it’s the same idea as car design….you don’t get a completely new look each time.  It’s iterations.  If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. But you do get the new goodies.

      Hell, I would love a Galaxy and will get when it comes but you can’t deny this is will be a pretty nasty phone.  It has almost, if not all, the guts everyone has been asking for.

  • Anonymous

    God I thought I was the only one who felt this way. Remember when this blog used to do custom theme Fridays?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Janacek/1087230071 Mike Janacek

      Yeah That Used To The Sh*t, I Couldn’t Wait For Friday To Come.

  • http://www.facebook.com/COOOOOOOOOOOOOOP Brad W. Cooper

    Finally the end might be near. Now if only verizon would just say Aug 4th is the release date or online orders. Something like that. Is that to much to ask Verizon???

  • Anonymous

    Love how this site got its fame from guides on how to root, rom, and theme. But now it seems like everyone on here is completely okay with Motorola’s encrypted bootloaders. The original Droid literally saved Motorola from bankruptcy, because it was stock android and completely unlocked. These encrypted bootloaders are an INSULT to anyone who purchased the original Droid. Even if you don’t root, its a matter of principle. Android is supposed to be open and free, and that is what has allowed for many of its innovations. I’m taking a stand and not purchasing any device that I can’t truly make my own. It would be like buying a brand new Mustang, and Ford telling you that you’re not allowed to alter anything on your brand new car. By the way, I am not mad at Droid life for promoting this phone, as it is their job and they’re coverage is excellent. Hardware-wise this phone is a dream come true. But Motorola needs to make the hardware, and let google make the software that saved them from going under.

    • http://www.facebook.com/COOOOOOOOOOOOOOP Brad W. Cooper

      We all want the bootloader to be unlocked on this device. Odds are good it will not, but the problem is that this is the only real 2011 spec phone that is coming out for verizon 4G. There is no other phone that we know for sure and not rumors that are coming to verizon 4G. Yes the SGII is coming, but when is the question or even if it will be verizon 4G. You have the moto Dinari (I think that is the name) or the Nexus Prime and like I said when or even on verizon 4G. So that is why this phone is so hyped even with the locked bootloader. Also android has amazing developers who can crack any phone. They got the droid x with CM7 so that should tell you that no matter what moto does with there bootloader we can still crack it!!

      I been saying this for a long time now. Just wait for the phone to come out in stores and try it out. Give it a once over and see if you like it. Then came to a decision on if you want it or not. Maybe the phone will blow you away even with the locked bootloader and like I said with this big of a phone I know for sure the dev department will crack it in no time!!!

      • Anonymous

        That’s like settling for an average looking girl simply because she’s the best looking one out of the group of fatty Helgas she showed up with :-P

        Lol I got nothing but love for my fellow Droid lifers. Have a good Friday you guys

        • Anonymous

          Actually I think it would be more like settling for the hottest girl at the boarding school you are attending for 2 years.  Maybe she is wearing a chastity belt, but there are other ways to have fun and someday that belt could be removed.

          • Arthur2142

            Post of the day, IMO! The Droid Bionic is HOT, and Motorola has said that they intend to make bootloaders unlockable (of course, that is IF carriers allow them to…)

          • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

            bjn714: Can I be your friend/follow you on twitter/circle you
            #winnning

          • Anonymous

            I mostly use it for tech stuff and have only used twitter for a few weeks (avoided it at all costs, but finally gave in as a lot of developers use it).  @brandonjnunn:twitter is me if you want to follow. 

        • OMG

          you made a comparison to SETTLING for an average looking girl that is with a group of fat girls… reallly!!
          Grow the F up. 
          Go get your I*hone…put a glitter case on it… get a sparkly phone dangler on it….sit in front of your computer in your mom’s basement..grab your towelie and look at internet pics of naked women (or men)

          “Lol I got nothing but love for my fellow Droid lifers. Have a good Friday you guys” – towelie420
             after making a disrespectful comment about females…..basing them on appearance

          yes you trolled….and you got one to bite back

          • http://twitter.com/NicPaolini Nic Paolini

            And we’ve got nothing but love for fellow trolls.

          • Anonymous

            Rage much? Dude what sparked this? My comment was clearly in fun and not trolling. And you made it seem like I’m a chauvinist just because I made a goofy comparison.
            Its quite obvious to me that the worst thing I could do to you is simply allow you to go on living your life. You’re misery ensues every day when you wake up. You’re in a lonely hell, and I feel sorry for you. As I said before, have a happy Friday you all. Don’t hook up with any fat chicks :-P

          • geedee82

            ha! nice

          • David Nicklas

            lol you must be hungry if you’re biting back

        • David Nicklas

          +1 for being attracted to good looking women, and not wanting to date a fatty simply because personality doesn’t give me a hardon like looks do :)

          • Trollie

            just because you are attracted to them does not mean you have what it takes to take one home..

            BTW….Towelie said dating the average looking girl…not the fatty…get it right.

            while on topic tell your sister we said hi…I believe her name is Helga

          • David Nicklas

            yo, leave the mothers out of this

    • MikeyBotz

      I second this, This site has become much more mainstream over the last year. Its now the source for all news DROID. I am in no way complaining about this, I love Kellex for giving me the heads up on every new sexy device that’s coming out months before even the people behind the counter in Big Red know about it. It makes me feel cool ;)

    • helloooooMOTOOOO

      I agree with you BUT why complain about something that WE can’t change? I do feel Moto will eventually unlock the bootloaders but until then just enjoy the device “as is” or if a hack comes out enjoy it like that. Either way they are still making well rounded devices that work, so im ok with that. Just my opinion.

    • Gmccrorey

      Actually, I have read that Motorola has had a change of heart in regards to that policy. I wouldn’t be surprised if this device comes unlocked and ready to rock. If not, oh well. HTC makes a fine product as well.

    • KevParlee

      I’m with you on the taking a stand. as a consumer i don’t feel like this is the direction i would like to support a company with my money, and my contract for 2 years. Until they smarten up, i will just have to wait for the next Nexus. Verizon-Moto will smarten up i hope. It’s a step but i believe bloatware is more removeable now

  • Anonymous

    It’s got lovely lady humps.

  • Anonymous

    Hump on the back? 
    So its going to look as bad as the X?

    D3 FTW!

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      what about your mom?/

  • http://twitter.com/mrobertson21 Martin Robertson

    definitely fake

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Anderson/100000658374352 Gary Anderson

    my humps, my hump, my sexy droid humps

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

    Can’t do it.  After owning a Droid and a Droid X, I can’t buy another Motorola phone.  I also want 4G, so even though I have 2 upgrades available right now, I’m going to wait for the Nexus Prime and switch to whichever carrier gets it first.

    • EC8CH

      I hear VZW will get it first

      /s

    • EC8CH

      I hear VZW will get it first

      /s

  • laptop docking please

    All I can say is……I can’t wait to see it and what dockability it will have.  If it acts like a computer, its mine for sure!

  • http://twitter.com/clearnano ClearNano

    I’d go with 4g LTE though sgs2 definitely seems more appealing. Prays sgs2 is LTE

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      why does it seem more appealing?? its basically the same spec phone as the bionic except it will have 4g and the galaxy wont

  • Scjagfan

    I want it, and i want it now!!!!!

  • EC8CH

    Looks like a nice refinement to Moto’s “Verizon” phone design.  As far as looks go it’s a toss up to me between the Bionic and the GSII.  I’ll be interested to hear how the screen looks and how locked down it will be though.

  • Peter Bartholomul

    does the bionic dock really need 3 usb ports? all it really needs is 1

    • Anonymous

      If this is a webtop dock, then the multiple USB could be to connect interface devices like mouse/kb and possibly more.

  • http://twitter.com/rkein87 Rob Kein

    Hooray!

  • Anonymous

    personally, I am not a fan of the hump back…. still a beast though!

  • Cb3fsu

    wow, a 4g radio must be huge, this thing is going to be 2 or 3 times as thick as the Galaxy S II.