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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

    Just spoke to a verizon rep about many things including the bionic and S II.  He was asking many unusual questions as to where I got my info from and the dates I am hearing about release dates.  He told me that the bionic will be out in August (no specific date) and the S II sometime this year.  I am still on the fence on if i am going to leave verizon for another carrier.  

  • Smacinskyjr

    Why are they not speaking much of the lap top dock so much with this device as they did with the Atrix?

  • Nickisidore

    This must be how True Believers fealt when the world didn’t end on May 21st

  • Nothing

    Droid Bionic soon to be collecting dust on Verizon shelves starting September!

    Why anyone would bother with phone that was supposedly near completion in January is beyond me. Bionic is going to be a Bionic FAIL. Oh, Lee Majors just called said he wants Motorola to stop jacking up all the work he did to hype the word Bionic until now he always thought his show was a cheesy production.

  • I use to really want this phone, now not so much. Is there really a Nexus device coming to Verizon…..I hope so!!!

  • Jimmy Dingo

    Sincere apologies Sanjay. You are already too late. Your hardware people have circumvented your software people. Time to show your people who the boss really is. YOU or THEM.

  • Interstellarmind

    htc vigor. done.

  • Non_mouse

    You know, this being Motorola, I wouldn’t be surprised if they meant September 2012

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  • Oh and the Verizon sales kid was telling people to forget the Bionic and either buy a Charge now or wait for the Galaxy S2!  His reasoning was “Guys its Samsung they make the best TV’s” LOL!!

  • It was funny when I was in Verizon at the mall before and I was only there for maybe 15 minutes and 3 different college kids came in freaking out that they can’t believe it was delayed until September!!  Apparently I forgot how broke you are after you go back to college and they couldn’t afford the Bionic after August.

  • No offense Kellex but I think your giving Motorola too much credit here.  It doesn’t necessarily mean its the first device in the world or in the US to be a dual core 4G phone. It could be referred to as there first dual core LTE phone for the company.  I mean otherwise he would’ve and should’ve said (to make it more appealing to investors anyway) “Bionic will be the worlds first dual core LTE phone” 

    • How is Kellex giving any credit to Moto? He just posted a quote from the company…

      • I was referring to the part about it being the first LTE dual core phone.  its referring to another article.  move along nothing to see here, he knows what i’m talking about

  • Tired of waiting

    Good job Moto. When I think of summer release of course the first month in my head is September… Clowns

  • Hello Sprint and the Photon. Verizon can F off

  • Danielmi5

    Correction, first dual core 3g phone that u can upgrade in about 6-7 months to 4gLte

  • gsll=poo

    To all you people waiting for the gsll what makes you think Verizon wont cripple it like they did the Fascinate. Everyone was all crazy over the International Gs1 like they are now over the Gsll and when the Gs1 finally came to Verizon it was a flaming pile of poo!

    • SHhhhhhh… don’t tell these fanboys that!!! I want the sheep to be as dissapointed as possible. Can’t wait to hear their cries and read their rants!

      • Sheep? most people get Droid’s because they follow what there friends get, its the same way for iPhone.  The real Android enthusiast chooses what he/she wants regardless of opinion of the other people, so the only sheep are the ones that worry about what others think about there purchase or redicule them, like your doing in YOUR rant.  Now who’s the sheep?

  • Anonymous

    i am so frustrated with my D3. Eff Motorola!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I learned my lesson on Motorola with my glitchy ass OG Droid, never again.

    • Anonymous

      I learned my lesson on Motorola with my glitchy ass OG Droid, never again.

    • Why?

      • James_Ever

        I have been loving mine all month, no lag, no overheated battery, blur isn’t bad, crisp audio, great video streaming, good battery life. So my Droid3 has been treating me quite well thus far.

  • Robert Halesjr

    I’ve got a few more months before my phone value drops on the best buy buyback program so I’ve decided not to get the bionic now. More than likely something better will be out shortly after if not before as moto can’t release a phone in a reasonable time

  • Youllreachus

    Well hello galaxy s II

  • D32db2007

    After waiting this long for this phone, I think I’m going to waite another month and see what the new WP7 can do. 

  • String hopesAndDreams == “Crushed”;

  • Mario Lo

    I believe the status of the Bonic and it will be even further than Sept but being the first dual core LTE phone I raise the BS flag. Especially knowing we are going to throw our money at the first one. Someone will push a phone out.

  • Adam Ridley

    First, Kellex my bad for hating on your reports of the September release.  That said 9/1 ain’t looking to rock solid  from ya boy’s Sanjay’s statement either.

    As for the Bionic.  I’m still rolling OG and will almost certainly still get the Bionic.  Hell, I’ve waited this long.  I don’t get the hype of the GSII given how long it’s been out globally and if I wanted a phone everyone and there brother had then I’d be an iphone guy.  If I’m dropping $200-300 I want to be the cool kid for at least a couple of weeks, not rocking what half the people in the office already have.  Plus, after 2 years my OG is still rock solid structurally.  The plastic fragility of the GSII in comparison scares me off though it never got much interest from me.

    • lmao at “ya boy Sanjay”
      I’m sure he and Kellex are tight :-p

  • Props to Kellex for sticking by his guns of 9/1, despite the outcry of some calling you bogus. You stuck to your guns and you were proven right today. Kudos, man.

  • Jason Harris

    So does this officially mean that the SGS2 will NOT be LTE since the Bionic is to be the first Dual-Core LTE phone???

    • TheCastleGuard

      Unless Sanjay is wrong……. You never know he also said the phone would be out in the summer, and the Xoom would have 4G.  Not really believing anything that Moto says anymore.  

      • Jason Harris

        Well, I hope he is wrong then! I want the GS2, But I have $G in my area and I want to take advantage of that.

  • I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, WildCent.com

  • Pedro

    Well, I’m thinking SG-S2, if it’s dual-core, LTE, then the heck with the Bionic.

  • Anonymous

    They’re on Revision #4 (unless I lost track). Lets cut them some slack…

  • bmos

    Still didn’t specify a date

  • Perhaps 8/4 is when an early scavenger hunt campaign [email protected]:twitter ‘s tweets could be interpreted this way.

    • Legoturte92

      I did it for the Droid X and almost won it. Maybe if I’m lucky I can find the time to give a scavenger hunt another go.

  • TheCastleGuard

    You know I was all about the Bionic until I started thinking.  GB on the DX can’t be rooted (unless you get it that way +1 TBH), Droid 3 hasn’t been rooted, and I would not be suprised if the DX2 update to GB never gets rooted.  I have loved Android for being open source, but Motorola is definitely trying to change that.  If I want something as locked as an iPhone I will buy an iPhone.  I wish Moto would stop pissing on us and calling it rain.  

    • Xoom is unlocked at they said they are unlocking devices in november

  • So based on the quote the GSII will either not have LTE or will be released after the Bionic..

  • Even that MDB228 Twitter clown is going back on his word!


    What a joke, stop delaying this stuff! Blur is crap anyway who cares about a last minute “update”, just release it with an unlocked bootloader and the amazing ROM developers can take care of the rest!

  • Kensims82

    Where is the one dude on this site who kept assuring us the Bionic will be here 8/4? Now he’s nowhere to be found……LOL!!

    • He was just fired from his janitor job at Motorola 😛

      • Kensims82

        Lmao!!! I think his name was Bewara or something like that.

  • me

    I will wait for next motor phone my d2 has been awesome. It has fell out of my simi truck numrious times yet never broke even though it was lying there in one spot and battery and cover in a other
    in the big pic most people don’t even know bout bionic except for forum readers so im sure motor will be just fine.on a side note some samsung phones are waiting for froyo so there ya have it

  • http://www.samsung.com/global/microsite/galaxys2/html/index.html….This site makes me forget about the Bionic

  • Well now we know. Thanks Moto, I will now buy something other than your product from here on out.

  • Tony

    So I have a question, more of something to point out. I was looking at the post about the “Droid Bionic for Dummies” book and went to Amazon and Barns & Noble. Both show that the book will be available on November 22nd. Now wouldn’t the book and the phone come out close to the same time? So if the book is out on November 22nd would the phone be out around the same time?

    • Sparking22

      na that just means they will still need to wright it after the phone is released.

  • David Marzluf

    I will wait for the bionic
    It will be a power house phone
    At this point in time I eat sleep and breath bionic news

  • Anonymous

    I’m to the point where I couldn’t care less about the Bionic. 

    GS2/Nexus Prime FTW

    • Yawn.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with you on that one.

  • FmsPat

    Why not wait? We’ve waited since Jan.  I bet the Q4 phones will rock.  If this Bionic is an Atrix, it’s worth passing anyways. If I’m not blown away, I’m gonna wait for the next hype. 

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  • J Dub

    Whats sad is I have been sitting on an upgrade since late May and nothing has came out worth upgrading to. The D3 was worth a look until it came out locked down tight. I don’t really care about LTE, but I do care about getting all the latest and greatest features like front cams, NFC, dual core, lots of RAM, etc. Like I said, so far the D3 came close and thats about it. 

    • Anonymous

      Whats NFC?

      And I was in the same boat as you, except I tried out the D3 keyboard an loved it so much, I gave in and paid full retail for it. 

      If it was unlocked, it would be the phone to have. But, it’s not, and I can only hope Moto gets there shi* together and unlocks most of these 2011 phones. 

      • NFC – Near Field Communications

        Its that fancy wireless receiver you see with the credit card icons at gas stations by the register.  Its something that can let you communicate wirelessly using the phone to other devices by touching them rather than going through a tedius connection setup through Bluetooth or Wifi of some sort.

        its used in Google Wallet on the NEXUS S, the ONLY device so far with NFC

  • me

    save your  upgrades verzion is going to stop three g to four g upgrades in near future do not geet stuck losing ulimted data cause you got stuck on  a  two year three g contract

  • Flashfist22

    Man this is rather sad. I’m kind of glad that I didn’t wait around for this device. By the time this thing comes out, Verizon would’ve wiped out my upgrade discount. Moto has to get on the ball with the release of their devices and Verizon has to get on the ball with OS update releases….but thats a subject for a different post.

  • Crackalackadingdong

    Hey Sanjay!  You better pray to Vishnu the Iphone5 isn’t 4G.  Moto dropped the ball something AWFUL!  How do you even explain this delay?

    Personally I’m going:
    Iphone5 (4G only)
    Samsung Galaxy (4G only)
    Anything else dual core 4G
    Droid Bionic (6 months too late)

    • Anonymous

      lol…iPhones suck…

      I can’t believe they still don’t have live wallpapers!

      • Oh they’ll get it probably after there done copying the Android OS

      • Anonymous

        Ha who needs live wallpapers the battery is already awful as it is lol.

        • LionStone

          I used to think that live wallpaper would suck up the battery too…but after running some and checking…it was always the least item on the list of what had been using the battery.

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  • Kwallenberg13

    So can we see the manual and specs from the FCC on August 7th? Isn’t that when the confidentiality clause is up?

    • Yup, unless Moto files for an extension to keep it confidential.  They can file a 90 day extension i think once per filing.

  • djnat1ve

    Totally Disappointed… 1st Xoom then this…. Just gona Cop the Iphone 5 in Sept