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Rumor: Indirect Verizon Dealers Expecting DROID Bionic August 4? (Updated)

Update 2:  We aren’t sure what to think anymore, hah.  Let’s just hope we see something tomorrow or Thursday from Verizon, like say, an announcement.

Update:  So I just received another screenshot that had to do with pre-orders starting on 7/31, but the misspellings in it have me questioning it even more now.  The word received was spelled “recived” and “recieve” leading me to believe these aren’t real.  Like we said below though, you were supposed to question them just as we were – let’s all move on now.  You can check out the screenshot here if you are interested in seeing it.  And hey, if these are real, then I apologize to the corporate wireless PR department who clearly can’t spell.

We have seen this date (August 4) pop up more than any other surrounding the DROID Bionic, so are we ready to accept it yet?  Well, we aren’t sure still.  According to indirect retailers for Verizon, the device could be arriving in display form on 7/29 (this Friday) with actual stock of the phone showing up on 8/1 before Thursday’s launch.  Maybe we’ll have display units to fill up this “Coming Soon!” spot?

It should be noted that indirect retailers some times receive information that is subject to change, so before we get too excited, lets hold off and see if these dummy units or stock actually show up this weekend.  After all, look at Sam’s Club who was all over this 8/4 date at one point and is now not expecting to see it until September.  We also almost would have expected a pre-order period of some sort for a device this big and this isn’t necessarily leaving room for one.  Unless of course the phone gets announced tomorrow and the pre-order goes live Thursday night?

And of course there will be questions surrounding the validity of this document.  Let me just say that you should feel free to question it.  As someone who sees a lot of VZW info, I’ve not seen any “indirect” documents that look like this, so there isn’t much to compare it to.  It should say it’s instead of its and the registered trademark is something I’ve never seen used with a DROID device – you decide.

Lots of question marks and coulds in there.  Just passing on info to help feed your Bionic addiction.

Yep, hypebeast.

Cheers ___!

  • Mas Markallensmith

    I really received a call from the local Verizon sales staff this afternoon. They were authorized to announce the Droid Bionic can be purchased Thursday September 8. Its about time. Enjoy.

  • Apala56

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  • I was talking with a co-worker and his wife today. She is a manager at the local VZW store, an d she verified that the date of the 4th is the Bionic’s launch. Take this with whatever grain of salt you like, Even I wonder. It’s like “OK, so a Manager says it’s true… maybe her facts are wrong.” Related, she says there is no Galaxy S II slated for launch via Verizon. I quote “There are no Samsung launches in Aug or Sept that are worth noting, and We don’t have anything called the Galaxy S II.” this was all before the post about the fascinate II being a possibility

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  • If Aug 4th is the date why wont they just tell us already. I mean they have to know there are a ton of people waiting for this phone. We have hit them up on twitter,facebook, forums, emails, and live chats. So now if they just said Aug 4th then we can all finally rest peacefully at night.

  • Shadowz1218

    I noticed that it said “its” instead of “it’s” as soon as I saw it, lol

  • Tbssawd07

    Verzion really dropped the ball with this phone!  Everyone I know that waited for this phone has just said screw it Im waiting for either the Iphone5 or the Galaxy S2.  

  • Aj

    lets give up on the Bionic. its never going to happen. iphone5 all the way!

  • Me

    They better release this bionic soon if not the iphone 5 is going to steal all the thunder….!

    • Pnicuh

      true dat…

  • Eric Williams

    For all of you saying this date of 8/4 isn’t true since we haven’t had any marketing remember this. VZW has been burned by Moto with the Xoom/4G update and this is the 3 version of the phone. VZW might do a soft release then if all goes well for the first week and there are no hardware/software bugs them push out the already preped ad packages. Just saying.. Maybe I’m trying to wish the 4th to be real.

  • I find it interesting that Verizon does not do much pre advertising hype lately.  You would think if this is being launched within the next month they would start to build a hype around it ( we are hyped but we are also techies) 

    The reason the Iphone does so well is all the pre-sale hype and then people buy it because it’s the cool new thing.

    I dunno, the D3 came out and I hardly even noticed.

  • Wireless Fool

    This very well known indirect retailer has received no word of the Bionic coming to us anytime soon…

  • Droidbot

    Forget the rumors about the dates. Think logically. The years biggest phone hasn’t even revealed one ad campaign. Do you really think verizon or motorola are going to release the bionic with only 9 days left from this rumored date with not a single ad campaign. Not gonna happen. I wish they would because I want the phone too. But from the day we see the first ad, I would give at least 2 to 3 weeks. Sure we all know about the Bionic, but what about the average joe who only knows how to dial and text. August 4th is out of the question.

  • Anonymous

    If this is true, then no 4G for the GSII? 🙁

  • Anonymous

    Nice spelling Verizon!

    I highly doubt this is real. I guess we will see…

  • Anonymous

    with the news today that the SGS2 for verizon is coming out like the week after that i think i might just wait for that instead

  • Bewara2009

    everyone check your emails tomorrow starting 12am through 11:59pm. ” only if you sign up on Verizon webiste”

    • Droiiid

      do you know something we don’t? or are you just guessing based on this article

      • Droiid

        oops wrong reply button haha

    • Branshaw09

      Yes, can you share any additional info?  You’re such a tease!

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  • Pnicuh

    man I hope so, really need a new phone plus am due for an upgrade already since last month… just waiting for this damn phone to release.

  • Ranlil

    Still not seeing any pre-launch hype…  Kinda worrisome…

  • Bigsike

    My employer who I get my phone through told me they are going to start calling on Thurs to see if the Bionic is available. Being a business customer they sometimes have more pull and since my employer plans on ordering 36 of them maybe that will help too. I’ll keep everyone updated as soon as my company is able to get them 🙂

    • Bigsike

      Oh and just fyi my employer got us 15 DX’s 3 days before it’s official launch.

    • i had a ham sandwich for lunch today

      • Bigsike

        With or without cheese? 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Tell your boss make it 37, ill send you my address

  • Maddgenius

    i think the second coming of christ will happen before we see the bionic….

    • sk102704

      He better get here soon then because it’s coming, I mean its coming…

  • Anonymous

    One of my coworkers notified me that a display poster came in the mail for our store for the bionic. We got our display for the Droid3 10 days before it arrived at our store. Ill have to check when I go to work.

    • Bigsike

      If you do can you post a pic? 🙂

    • T Hall

      Need more info ASAP!

    • Anonymous

      Would love to see it. 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Ill have her send me the picture.

        • Droiiid

          nice! email it to kellen so he can post [email protected]

      • Anonymous

        and then claim you found it without giving credit to this guy.

        • Anonymous

          Please go back to your forum.

          • Anonymous

            boo hoo the sad thing is you know it’s true.

          • Anonymous

            Ahh internet trolls.  We take pride in breaking more Verizon stories than anyone in this business.  We aren’t hiding behind a forum.

          • Anonymous

            so stealing a source from someone else has anything to do with hiding behind a forum? Exactly.

          • Anonymous

            Watching everyone steal our stories, then place them in a forum and act like that forum is the source has everything to do with it.

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        • Anonymous

          ive seen this site break alot of stories but at the same time work with other android communites to break certain stories as well, and each time ive seen credit given where it is due

    • MFG

      More info, please!

  • adam

    Its coming, or It’s coming? looks like a fake

    • ryan

      I noticed that too.  I’d like to think Verizon wouldn’t send out an e-mail with a grammatical error like that.

      • Anonymous

        It’s verizon they have done it in the past lol

        • adam

          i don’t think ITS real.I think ITS a fake. I’m sure ITS still coming soon, but I guess WELL see….

    • MFG

      People make that mistake all the time. I don’t put it past Big Red.

  • MFG

    I have until August 23rd to trade in my Charge at Costco for another phone. Come onnnn Bionic! If it doesn’t come out before then…well I guess I’ll just sell my Charge for $450 lol

    • Guest

      stang, that you? Haha. Anyway, how would you get $450 for it?

  • TomHolmes

    I’m on this like a duck on a junebug. 

  • Adam Ridley

    Wait Droid-life you mean you don’t want to take another opportunity to cite your sourceless source for the 9/1 date?

    • Anonymous

      Yikes, you must be a forum kid. 🙂

    • Anonymous

      A sourceless source? Ok but if you want to know, @teamandirc publically responded and told Droid-Life he was hearing Sept also.  A few others have also listed the Sams Club posts. Just sayin.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you. 🙂

        • so are u still hearing sept 1st?

    • Never The Less

      pssssh in your face kellex!

  • And I was almost ready to give up on the Bionic and wait for the Nexus Prime. If it releases in August I’ll get it most likely. If it slips to September, Nexus Prime it is.

  • Anonymous

    Get ready for the next huge disappointment from Motorola. Its coming in August!

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    • sk102704

      Yeah especially if your afraid it will blow your HTC out of the water

      • Anonymous

        At least my HTC has an unlocked bootloader and has never let me down. The only thing my Incredible is lacking is 4G. Plus, I’ve enjoyed it for well over a year, so I have ZERO complaints about HTC.

        Motorola has given me the worlds first 4G tablet*, horrible exchange compatibility on all their Blur devices, a terrible Honeycomb update for the X2 that results in a wipe and/or a new phone, and multiple delays for the Device of the Year*.

        I’ll hold out to see what HTC, Samsung or ANY OTHER manufacturer has to offer in the coming months before I waste any more money on a half-assed Motorola effort. They haven’t gotten much right since the Droid.

        • sk102704

          Yeah well I have enjoyed my OG Droid for 2 and I have 3 co-workers with HTC devices that say they are crap!

          Every company has products that don’t turn out that well, but I’m not blinded by my lust for one company that I won’t make a decision on a device before its out!

          • Anonymous

            When one company lays egg after egg I avoid doing business with them. That seems reasonable to me. Enjoy that bootloader and blur, I’m sure they’ve suddenly fixed the Exchange issues that have plagued Blur since it came out with this phone. A+ quality there.

          • sk102704

            HTC has laid a lot of eggs in my opinion. To each his own….

          • Anonymous

            Totally obvious by all the examples of ‘high-end devices’ from HTC that have been eggs. I love competition, but Motorola is going to keep putting out inferior software if they don’t see any drop in sales. I’ll be doing my part.

          • Mirad

            HTC is total crap! You’re definitely right on this one sk102704.

          • Tarsis Brito

            i take hardware over software
            thank you

          • Tarsis Brito

            enjoy your girly phone and plastic 🙂 new blur rocks

          • Anonymous

            It still doesn’t work with Exchange. MotoBlur just simply doesn’t cut it in the corporate world. When consumers have to purchase a third-party program like Touchdown just to get their email on their phone, that is a MAJOR flaw.

            You can say all you want about build quality and software updates and whatever else you think Motorola shines at, but, at the end of the day, MotorBlur phones simply do not work with 80% of Exchange servers. Motorola has recognized these issues, but there is no fix other than buying Touchdown.

            One day you will have a real job and when your phone won’t get your email, contacts, and calendar from Exchange 2010 (or any version of Exchange to be honest) you will understand that MotoBlur simply isn’t cutting it. The corporate world is avoiding Android in many large organizations because of Motorola’s issues. 

            Blackberry Enterprise Server gives them much better compatibility and a guarantee that the phone will sync. iPhone and EVERY non-MotoBlur phone has no problems with ActiveSync, but in a corporate environment that won’t do. If you owned a company with 5,000+ employees would you buy everyone a $20 license for Touchdown or just buy a phone with software that works for the same price?

            You are correct that the Droid X is a wildly popular phone and so are other MotoBlur devices. I’m not arguing that. All I’m saying is their software is extremely flawed in support for the corporate environment and that is holding them (and Android) back from total dominance. It’s unfortunate.

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        • Anonymous

          HTC has never let you down?  Like no gingerbread for your Incredible, the Thunderbolt or the G2?  No sense 3.0 upgrades? Like piss poor battery life on nearly all their phones?  Like all the delays, bugs and random reboots on the Thunderbolt?

          Yeah, HTC is really shining.

          • Anonymous

            They unlock the bootloader and I am currently running CM7. It’s fantastic in every way and I have zero bugs or issues to report. The hardware works as advertised and I can use tools like ROM Manager to flash and customize as much as I want. When HTC rolls out the 2.3 update, I’m sure it won’t brick phones and cause the nightmares that the updates with MotoBlur has caused. How’s that sound to DX or DX2 owners? How about those D2 owners out there?

            Also, I just received an email about upgrading my Xoom to 4G sometime in September. That’s the one that was promised in May as the first 4G tablet. Thanks again Motorola for helping my argument of avoiding you.

          • Tonypk

            You need to get off HTC’s di&%! I went through 3 Incredibles before giving up on HTC. It felt more like a cheap toy than a “high end” phone. You lose this argument braveloadtaker!

          • Tarsis Brito

            Even though i like the sensation because i have played with it since my friend has it, i still feel that htc needs to step up their game and work on the hardware 🙂 Motorolla phones have the best build quality

          • Anonymous

            Hey buddy, I own a DX and I am running CM7, how does that sound?

          • Tarsis Brito

            Our droid X the best phone 2010 beating the evo without 4g bionic will beat everyphone

          • Anonymous

            Wrong, HTC’s updates have bricked phones, nothing is perfect numbnuts.  My brother happens to have a DX and has no problems.  The DX update is the only update Moto has had problems with.  No problems with the Atrix update or any past updates.  Btw, CM7 is available for the DX as well.  Just don’t even open your mouth if you have nothing but straw man reasoning to argue.

          • Tarsis Brito

            i do agree droid x owners were the second to have ginger bread nexus being the first 🙂 Motorolla for life we always come out of the best invention first double core, first droid first mirror modem laptopdock etc only nicer htc phones right now are the 3d and sensation they all have the latest upgrades i cant hate on those 2 but still the atrix beat them to the punch with its update

        • Tarsis Brito

          HTC are plastic phones but some of them are nice yours its not even 4.3 you have a girly phone like the first incredible lol do not be affraid of the bionic the thunderbolt is still better than the incredible thank you

  • sk102704

    Hope this is real!

  • Looks like I’ll be taking a trip to my local Verizon store this weekend.

  • MFG

    Please please please.

    • Anonymous

      That’s what she said! 
      Anyway, I’m pretty sure there is enough speculation about the Bionic release date that some PhD student is writing a thesis about it.