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Motorola CEO: DROID Bionic Will Be In Stores in September

There you have it, straight from the top dog’s mouth.  Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha in an earnings call today confirmed that the DROID Bionic will not be coming out until September.  Like we told you the yesterday, those Benjamins can go back in your pocket for a few weeks while we await the official arrival which will not be August 4.  We started hearing about 9/1 as a potential launch date back around July 16 followed by leaked screenshots from companies like Sam’s Club suggesting the same – thanks to Sanjay today, we now know that time frame to be true.

Here is the quote from the call:

“We want to ensure that we deliver an exceptional consumer experience.  Bionic will be the first device to deliver the combination of the power of LTE and a dual-core GHz processor.  And it will be in the stores in September.”


  • Anonymous

    Well that makes it easier for me to wait and see what the gs2 and prime bring. Sorry moto you dropped the ball again.

  • Tomfoolery

    He also said the Xoom would be the first 4g tablet…

  • Jhininger

    I’m done waiting for something that might or might not be here in september. I think I’ll be getting a gs2 when it comes out 4g or no 4g.

  • JayH


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  • daniel walsh

    get the sgs2 or wait for the nexus prime

  • Kierra

    The rest of the dates were just rumors. Where’s the beef??

  • daniel walsh


  • pezjono
    • or in the words of Calculon, Nooooooooooooooooooooooo.  N.O.O.

  • The thing that makes me SOOO mad about waiting for the bionic is the fact that Verizon does not have one future hardware proof phone. I strongly believe you will need a phone with at least 1gb of ram and dual core to even keep up with the new updates for android for the next two years and there is nothing but this and SG2 which are even close to releasing soon. I have waited for 8 months for a device like this and still I am waiting. My original droid was amazing up until getting a warning all the time for low memory. It is to the point of I can’t even make a phone call. I have had to deal with this for such a long time now that all I want to do is throw my phone against a wall.

  • Guest

    RIP, Moto…

  • Ashot Harutyunyan

    I actually dont blame motorola for all these delays we’ve been hearing about…. DL has just fed us with soooo many “rumored” dates and other wacky stuff thats why we dont really care anymore…. u should have just skipped posting the other 50 posts and just waited for this message for an official release date…… fuk it im just gonna wait for nexus prime

    • Anonymous

      Let’s not forget that Motorola told us May and then followed that up with August.  

      • Ashot Harutyunyan

        true…… i guess ur right lol still love u guys tho haha!

  • Sagosto

    This is bs im a moto fan, but they drop the ball how does this company expect for us to wait with so much other phones on the horizon. This phone at least needs to have a dual core 1.2 ghz processor very high quality resolution, advanced webtop capabilities that rumored 4.5 inch display. Look at galaxy 2 the specs theyre crazy 2 say the least. If moto is smart they would meet and beat our expectations

    • Anonymous

      Agree if it only has 1ghz processor and the same shitty screen then it will be a huge fail. I think the only way to gain more customers is to unlock the bootloader from the start up the processor and have a better screen which all are looking like its not going to happen.

  • Anonymous

    Officially passing. I need a new phone in August before I leave home for school and this no longer qualifies.

  • Dean2359

    This phones only hope from extinction is that the S2 doesn’t have LTE,Otherwise RIP Bionic

  • Hyphnx

    Verizon might was well save their marketing money for the Galaxy S2.

    Fool me once; shame on me, fool me twice; shame on you

    • Jjjjj

      Ummm…..you do realize you quoted that wrong right?

  • Scott4nola

    I could careless at this point. I will not get this phone out of principle now. Screw Moto. I’m going with a GS2 now.

    • Anonymous

      If you could care less, that means that you still care about the phone. This statement makes much more sense if you couldn’t care less.

  • Fiveblock24

    Im waiting for the nexus prime….we want freedom…not locked bootloaders….Motorola can suck a monkey’s ass!!!!!!

    • Christephor

      you can keep waiting but i doubt it will be on verizon

      • Anonymous

        may want to check other forums about this its looking like it will be on all carriers.

  • [email protected]

    Leave it Verizon and moto to screw this release up again. They better hope the samsung Galaxy S2 doesn’t make it on the shelves first! Because it’s SOLD!!! (hope for 4g lte). Been sitting on my upgrade for too long.

  • MFG

    Oh well, Moto. You lost me to the GSII.

  • Anonymous

    lol… MotoFail. 

    Come on. I got the Droid 3 because I want a keyboard, but most (if not everyone) can see that the Galaxy S2 is a better phone…

    And there releasing the Bionic (probably) later?

    4G or not, GS2 FTW. 

  • Zuki1216

    I agree the hype on this phone is over. I’m still waiting to use my upgrade. But I’ll be seriously looking at the SGII before I jump ship on moto. I finally switched to a D2 from my D1. And only because I got it for free. I just completely outgrew the D1. Moto definitely shot themselves in the foot on this one.

  • i’m just waiting for quad core and ice cream sandwich. Screw the bionic! 

  • Anonymous

    dammit =(

  • Stelv81

    Why do people keep on saying the Nexus Prime. Its going to be the Verizon Hindered Bloatware prime. Verizion will not allow this Vanilla ICS device on their network. They are the only network that doesn’t carry the Nexus S. And as far as the Bionic, what causes this much delay, prolly bugs galore.

  • Haskell Gray

    Future Droid-Life Headline: “MotoCEO: DROID Bionic Will be in Stores for Holidays”

    • Anonymous

      Hah classic.

    • Nithila

      …. in 2013

  • JayH

    WOW.. I like the old form factor better.. they better drop the price or they are going to have their pants down getting rammed by SGsII/ iphone.     Motorola get ready to clip out the big head lines on September 1st.  “BIONIC BOYCOTT!! “

    • Anonymous

      Right next to the headlines that read, “GET RID OF THAT STUPID LIP ALREADY!”

      • With the byline: “95% of Verizon customers have never heard of Droid Life or the Bionic”

  • Italia1918

    screw motorola…. all set with them this is bull…  waiting on samsung s2 …  moto just wants to wait to compete with iphone5…  if they had such a strong product they would release it now and if its all that they dont need to worry about shitty iphone.

  • Bert336

    This is a bunch of donkey pile!  this phone by the time it releases will have outdated technology! something has to change in order for me to fork out 200-250 plus a 2yr contract suicide. something needs to make up for this long ass delay!

  • Gg101

    Just as a reminder, moto first announced this phone in January. You’d think they would have hired some engineers by now capable of incorporating an lte radio.

  • Still thinking Motorola has no idea how many customers they lost over this circus, well I guess they will see in September or whenever they decide to release it. I picture them standing there with boxes of bionics while everyone walks by saying sorry I bought a new phone months ago but thanks anyway.

  • Anonymous

    So between August and September we’re going to have the Droid Bionic, Samsung Galaxy S2, iPhone 4, and Blackberry OS7 devices.  With these all being flag ship devices for carriers and manufactures, the end of summer choices are awesome. 

  • Bionic? What’s that?

    It’s all about the SGSII, Nexus Prime, or HTC Vigor for me.

  • Niemeyer18

    Looks like I will be getting the new HTC “dream” device.

  • Buckgrad

    Galaxy S2. I think. Unless THEY keep waiting until another superior phone comes out. This could be interesting.

  • Boycott Droid. I am starting a blog, Galaxy-Life. 

  • Anonymous

    This was an exciting phone to have launch …  in May.  By the time this launches, it will be no better than any other phone on the shelf.  And VZW will expect to get $299 for the Bugonic.  Please…

    Bring on the SGS II!

  • mike leistiko

    The ball is in Samsungs court for me. If they get the GSII out in August, LTE or not, game over. 

  • Anonymous

    Too late. Bought a Charge today. 

  • Anonymous

    Ya he’s said stuff before and it hasn’t happened…

  • Who cares, SGSII and Nexus Prime are on their way.

  • Segruc2

    I am so sick of waiting. I actually sent an e-mail to Motorola voicing my complaints and asking for a release date and specifications. They just sent me a response about an hour ago saying they had no information about the Bionic and directed me to Verizon’s sign up page. Now I just saw this so apparently they have no clue what they are talking about. Also is that an official picture of what the Bionic will look like? I’m starting to think I should wait a little longer for a different phone as well. Has it been announced the Nexus Prime will be coming to Verizon?

  • Booboolala2000

    No more moto for me. The Xoom is the straw…they will be back on bottom before you know it. Can’t wait to see how my call goes with customer service tomorrow.

  • Vtxtank

    This is the last time I wait for it. If it does not come 9/1, I will get another phone.

  • I am getting the Droid 3 from costco tonight, 90 days to return for the GS2.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, by then i’ll be drooling over ICS Nexus info. My excitement for the Bionic has passed.

  • Tallyguyy

    Why not wait for the nexus prime now then?

  • Now think about this, Samsung Galaxy S II is being released on Verizon possibly on August 12th but definitely before then end of August.  If the Galaxy S II device is 4G, then the Motorola Bionic might as well be put to permanent rest.  The Samsung Galaxy S II device feature 1.2GHz per core dual core which ends up translating to the Galaxy will be 400 MHz (both cores total) faster than the 1.0GHz per core Bionic.  Every other feature including the camera front and rear appear to be the same for both phones.  For the people who have been waiting patiently I can’t possibly imagine anyone waiting for the Bionic which will have less specs than a phone that will be released before it.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m an OG Droid owner and Droid Bionic is something I’ve wanted since it was revealed in January of this year.  But seriously enough is enough!  Now I can understand if Motorola says that the Bionic will feature a 13MP camera with 720P screen.  Then I would most definitely stay with the Droid Bionic and wait for it to be released.  But unfortunately the Droid Bionic will be releasing a less powerful 1.0GHz dual core in contrast to 1.2GHz dual core found on the Samsung Galaxy S II device.  I have absolutely no idea what has taken Motorola so long to put a phone out on the market???  Either the leadership is incompetent or their Engineers are ignorant, and their extremely poor marketing of keeping everything so secret is to blame?  Hard to say or maybe a combination of inept dealings at Moto has caused such and egregious and unacceptable delay.  So I say to Motorola keep your secrets and keep your phone!  Samsung Galaxy S II if 4G will be the flagship phone not the Bionic.

    • I feel the same….Where did you see the possible august 12th release date?

      • All over the internet, a financial analyst with insider info apparently says August 12th, but everyone mis quoted him when he actually meant around the 12th. for the Galaxy SII and that Verizon would get it first.

        Its a rumor for now until Samsung makes it official, but seeing how Function sounds like something you would put on a DROID branded product (a-la DROID Charge)  I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the next DROID

        Both the iPhone 5 and Bionic are going to be targeting back-to-school sales. Which is why late September and early October are the current projected dates.

    • Very well put Devil Dog…very well put

    • armywife

      The Galaxy 2 is not going to be a 4G phone.

  • Corymcnutt

    So that leaves it from 91 – 9/30?  What is taking so long with this damn phone!

    • Droiiid

      9/1-9/22 because they also said summer 2011 and sept 22nd ends summer

  • AroundTheFur

    This is the straw that is breaking the camel’s back. HERE’S TO 10 MILLION SGS2 SALES!

  • Rob Ward

    Steve Jobs will be laughing in 3G all the way to the freakin’ bank and Samsung will go right along with him. Way to go Moto butt-heads; and thanks Verizon for standing up for your customers and making a statement for our benefit. But hey, if you wait until December (or Jan or Feb or Mar or Apr or May or June or July [2012]) we’ll have the new Motorola Dinara just about to release after the Bionic hits the shelves.

    What a disappointment!!!!  And not the fact that the phone is delayed AGAIN but that it has taken this much time for someone, anyone, to fess up to the truth!