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DROID Bionic Poses for New Photo, More Than Likely Headed for “Early September” Launch

Please ignore all references made to a release of the DROID Bionic on August 4 over the last day or three.  If it shows up miraculously next Thursday, then by all means that’s awesome – we just won’t be putting our money on it or talking about that day unless Verizon announces it.  We had been hearing 9/1 from a variety of sources over the last two weeks and should have stuck with that date.  According to a report received today along with this photo, Motorola reps are telling VZW folks that they should expect the device in “early September.”

And on a related note, our homie mentioned that the device definitely has the same screen as the DROIDX2 and DROID3, but for whatever reason there was far less ghosting.  He also said that the device was way lighter and more responsive than expected.  We’re guessing that has to do with the extra RAM and that sleek new design?  Yeah, I’m drooling a little bit too.

Apologies for the flip-flopping on dates…both 8/4 and 9/1 are flying at us from all sorts of angles.  But I’d say you can probably put those benjamins back in your pockets for at least a few more weeks.

Cheers Spaniard!

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  • http://personal-injury-attorney-denver.com/ john akt

    the interface is looking awesome & clean.. my Galaxy ACE interface is damn ugly!

  • Steve Austin

    I thought Bionic meant it was going to be fast, waiting 8 months for a mythical super phone that we can not even get valid specifications on is ridiculous!

  • ShockaZulu

    Do you guys have ANY idea of what you’re talking about?  You don’t know why the screen would appear to have less ghosting? Do you know anyting about the GSII?   And I don’t know why anyone would take you seriously when you’re getting your information from “your homies.”  What back-alley crackhouse did you find said “homies?”  My homie, i.e. my Indirect Account Manager, said we could expect it next week.

  • ShockaZulu

    Do you guys have ANY idea of what you’re talking about?  You don’t know why the screen would appear to have less ghosting? Do you know anyting about the GSII?   And I don’t know why anyone would take you seriously when you’re getting your information from “your homies.”  What back-alley crackhouse did you find said “homies?”  My homie, i.e. my Indirect Account Manager, said we could expect it next week.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RNXGSTCK2OBDX3VUMF46ZLVKLU Ralph

    The more I thought about the more likely I am to still get the Droid Bionic. The GS2 to closely resembles an i-Phone. If I wanted an i-Phone, I’d buy one. Plus the GS2 might be a little to slim and light for my liking. No idea though. Seeing how no one knows anything about either phone at this point it doesn’t matter.

  • Joey301

    I will get the Samsung if it comes out first.

  • Nothing

     Sept 22nd – Sorry but that is release date. Even then be warned the battery is a oven and this device is buggy as hell.

  • Andrew800m

    Motorola mobility has a business office 5 minutes from my house. Maybe I should stop by and get an official release date

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch Judah Richardson

    Considering that August & July are gonna be heavy spending months for me, this isn’t such bad news. It’s nice to spread the expenses out …

  • Pnicuh

    whatever it will comes out i’ll wait for it.

  • Dknuckles

    Thanks for deleting my comment just shows how right I am! See you next Thursday Bionic!!!

  • Djstar2k2

    i have run out of things to say about vanilla android and keyboards.  so ill let my contracts run out and see has what.  i hope uncle googs at least dont drop anything on tmo i dont think anybody wants to be caught in that mess

  • RobS

    Do we know if the SD card is going to be blocked by the battery like the Droids?

  • http://twitter.com/Tean94 Kelly Barrett

    For all the rumors that the Motorola Droid Bionic will be released on Aug. 4th or even Sept. 1st, I really don’t believe them. Why? Because what came before the HTC Thunderbolt being released? TV Ads! Have we seen any for the Bionic yet? NO! If Verizon ran ads for the Thunderbolt, then you KNOW Verizon would run ads for the Bionic first. So since there hasn’t been a single Ad for the Bionic, I would guess that we won’t see it released anytime soon.

    • Pennywise

      I understand what you’re saying, but Verizon did not run adds for the Thunderbolt; they ran adds for their new lightning fast 4G LTE data network.  To the only option (the Thunderbolt) went the spoils.

      • http://twitter.com/Tean94 Kelly Barrett

        I have to disagree.  Remember those commercials of lighting hitting the tree and the guy pulls out the Thunderbolt?  That was PRE-release.

        • Pennywise

          Sure, but Verizon didn’t pay superbowl advertising dollars to ‘sell the Thunderbolt,’ they were selling ‘the year of their 4G LTE network’

          In order for that network unveiling to work/have context, it had to have a phone.

          • http://twitter.com/Tean94 Kelly Barrett

            Agreed, but I also remember seeing advertisements for the Samsung Charge before it was released as well.  I just expect that we’d see Verizon ads before seeing the phone.  Though I’ve heard rumors that Verizon will start airing ads Aug. 1st.  I hope so as this will mean the Bionic isn’t far behind.

  • Timmyk465

    well it looks like i won’t be getting this… after using the DX2 i absolutely hate the screen… yes its bright, and easy to see outside… and yes it looks fine if i hold the phone at arms length… but for normal use, it just looks like im playing an old NES game…

  • http://www.facebook.com/omni1269 Kevin Adcock

    I was in a Verizon store a few hours ago, when their rep came into the store and told them all to expect the Bionic in 30 days or less. Seems like that September 1st date could be very close if not on the money. We can hope for the “or less” part though. I only wish this phone was global; it would be completely perfect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/omni1269 Kevin Adcock

    I was in a local Verizon store here in Houston, Texas and one of their reps walked in and told them all to expect this in 30 days or less.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DX2L4BAEZEK2FDR7AG573N66YY Ronald M

    I will buy the sure thing Samsung Galaxy S2 when it goes on sale. I am sick of the Bionic hype!

  • http://twitter.com/BrianB13 BrianB13

    So we are talking 27 days between the two release dates.  Not a big deal.  Especially since we don’t know when the SGSII will come out on Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.  If the two phones release around the same time, that would be awesome.  Then I could look at both phones and make an informed decision on which phone to get.  I’m not under 30 so I do have patience…  just sayin…    

  • Anonymous

    Man, I really want this phone….and I really want it to come out in August.  And I don’t know you about you guys, but I consider September to be the Fall, not Summer.  =(

  • Anonymous

    Man, I really want this phone….and I really want it to come out in August.  And I don’t know you about you guys, but I consider September to be the Fall, not Summer.  =(

  • Tddawg

    I’ve decided that i’m buying a droid phone August 4th regardless. If the Bionic shows up that day i’ll buy that no questions asked but if not then i’ll Droid 3. It might not have 4G but it’s still pretty fast and has a lot of the other things that the Bionic, just kind of dumbed down speed wise and it has a physical keyboard and global if i need it so i’m alright with that.

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  • Dknuckles

    That’s a bunch of bull in my opinion! There’s no date shown on the phone to give that any credibilty also the new chrome ring around the edges as shown in the Amazon leaked photos. Not sure why ALL your sources have different answers??? Ya ever think its a ploy that they know you guys can have the power to completely stir up the whole android community? Almost every post on the internet about the droid Bi-Polar for the last three hours has mirrored exactly what you released about what your so called sources have told you and same with yesterday and the day before lol. Its like high school tell one and they will all know! Lol ill just wait to see what verizon and motorola decide for their most highly antisipated smart phone in history. Sorry don’t mean to bash just my two ¢ on this rumor rollercoaster…

  • CaptainMobile

    As a sales professional all a customer has to decifer between similar products is the way a company handles itself.  I work with Motorola in their ADM division and I can say they take their dominance for granted.  If the S2 is within a month and has a 1.2, NFC and the best screen versus the worst and months of tried and true testing overseas?  
    I won’t buy your bionic after months of delays.  They delayed because they could, not because they had to, at least Samsung doesnt play in the shadows and have fanboys like mdb208 trying to “force motorolas hand” by making up a fake release date.  Long live s2!