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Hey Look, More DROID Bionic Pictures – This Time We See Under the Hood

As if you hadn’t had enough DROID Bionic pics for one week (galleries here and here), a couple of additional photos have popped up in a variety of forums.  We finally get to see what is under the battery cover!  Not sure why I just got so excited about that, but I did.  First thing we noticed was the 4G SIM card slot with a microSD card slot on top of it?  Odd, but OK.  And then you see those prongs that are centered just under the battery?  Pretty sure those are for inductive (wireless) battery charging – a nice plus.  And that’s pretty much it…

Oh, except for the second photo which must be from the kind of tester that we all would love to meet.  You know, the kind that tosses on ADW, circle battery widget, a custom set of icons and a minimalist clock to rid the phone of Blur.  Pic after the jump.  

Via:  Myegaragesale, Droid Forums, Android Central

Cheers Devin, Tyler, Bardia and Phil!

  • Eric815

    Can someone use the lte sim card as a baseline to come up with the dimensions of this phone? Hoping its not to big.

  • faber

    Blah blah, is the bootloader locked or not?

    • James_Ever

      Locked, locked, and locked. Even some of the forum support xperts are talking about how as of now all devices released will be locked until the end of the year unless the carrier permits it. Personally I blame both, Motorola can’t just say they made us do it, they signed the contract but they make the product.

      • faber

        That sucks.
        Meanwhile htc is unlocking and samsung is actually sending devices to third party developers unlocked.

        • http://twitter.com/NemaCystX NemaCystX

          They won’t ship unlocked, because unlocking them voids your warranty and support for the device.

          so they are still shipping locked, then you get the option to unlock them using the upcoming web tool.
          Samsung sent the Galaxy SII to the Cyanogen team to get developed for, but that doesn’t mean it will release in the US on any carriers unlocked.  They recently locked the bootloader on the Galaxy Tab through the TouchWiz UX update that went live yesterday via OTA.

          The pressure to keep the content protected comes from the carriers and even developers.
          thats why its a fragmented ecosystem right now for video apps such as Hulu Plus and Netflix not supporting all devices within the ecosystem.  They need to make sure the content is protected when its allowed to run on those devices, even if there rooted.

          The devices that have built in DRM into the chips is what they are mostly targeting, and unlocking the bootloaders don’t have anything to do with the DRM on those chips either so mostly newer chips such as Snapdragon gen 2 and higher have the DRM built in, and the OMAP chips are certified.

          but thats my way I look at it from a developers/manufacturers point of view.

  • kq

    looks promising…big fat battery.

  • Kohdiak

    The clock widget is minimalistic text.

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  • Clich1980

    Does anyone know what that clock widget is?

    • Anonymous

      clockr

      • Dustin

        Ahh thanks for that, I’m downloading it now!

  • http://twitter.com/James_C_L James C. L.

    Oh look, kellexs’ nose is growing

  • http://www.InteractiveDNA.com Ney Vasconcelos

    If this thing is really 4.5 size… I think many will wait for the SG2

    • Anonymous

      I agree, way too big.

      • Anonymous

        sure it is, until you start watching movies on it from netflix. Or your naked gf’s pictures. that is if you have one

      • Dominick

        If you have small hands you have plenty of phones to choose from.

  • Pcraig87

    I’ve never gotten my hands on a phone running stock gingerbread and I’m not really sure if it was a feature before but I cant seem to see the status bar on the picture of the bionic. Is that a stock feature to hide the status bar or is it only on custom roms?

    • Dave WB00

      You can hide the status bar with any most of the custom launchers like ADW, GO and LPP

      • Anonymous

        yes

  • TomHolmes

    I’m kind of weary of all the complaints of perpetual delay. I’m impatient too, but Motorola delayed this handset once back in the spring and the only thing they’ve said since is September. Everything else is just blogs and us phone groupies freaking out like hyperventilated butterflies on crack.

    • Jim Dandy

      In a perfect world, all the glitches have been hammered out. We’ll see in a few.

  • Anonymous

    Next picture better have a ruler lying across the screen.

    • TomHolmes

      Well, it may have. I’ve been looking at the various Moto’s that I can get my hands on such as my D3 and my son’s X, and the “Motorola” label across the top of the glass appears to be the same size on each. I’m not able to use my mad Photoshop skillz to do the math at the moment, but ya’ll have at it.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm, i can’t wait to play with this device and compare it to the HTC Vigor. Plus to see how the new blur is.

    • Anonymous

      The new Blur is really cool, a taste from the D3 and it’s nice 3D too. 

  • Dean2359

    For some reason,it looks like a 4.5″ screen do me,judging by the sheer size of the phone. But why so much border at the top?  Seems like that makes it unusually tall.

    • Dominick7

       The tallness is I believe there for the same reason it is with the Droid X, for more correct HD proportions for HD content when viewing videos and movies. If you compare it to the Thunderbolt its SO much better.. it doesn’t cut off content, but lets you view the entire thing like with the difference between widescreen vs old tv proportions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    Well, the circle battery widget tells us one thing: this device will have 1% increments in the battery unlike other Moto devices.

    • Lakerzz

      Circle battery widget does that anyways with Motorola phones.

    • Daveyje24

      thats just a widget you can get on any android phone, i currently use it on my droid x

  • Pcraig87

    It could just be me, but where is the status bar? Maybe it is running a custom rom and hiding the status bar. God wouldn’t that be sweet.

    • Pcraig87

      And I’m and Idiot. ADW feature. Completely forgot.

  • Anonymous

    1GHz Dual Core OMAP 4. 1GB DDR2 RAM, newer 8MP Camera, Android 2.3.4, 

  • Guest

    Lost interest already…blah

    • OG Droid

      Well then F@ck off then and don’t leave stupid posts

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        Yea these people are dumb no one cares if you lost interest

      • Anonymous

        seriously why do these people keep posting? oh it’s because they like to pretend that they don’t give a crap when in reality they are checking on this stuff as much as us. why? because they DO want it!

  • maciquatl

    i got a hard on

  • Anonymous

    no physical buttons for menu, home, etc… I’m happy about that. Right?

    • http://twitter.com/jlukes7 jlukes

      or blind?

      • Droiiid

        i think he means like on the droid x opposed to capacitive ones

        • Jim Dandy

          Yeah he does, I’m sure of it. That was my only complaint about the X.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, that’s what I meant. As in capacitative, rather than physical push buttons.

  • Anonymous

    Where is Bob kovax from wirefly?

  • Anonymous

    This phone looks sharp .. I have to admit it

  • Bigsike

    Anymore prediction on 4.3 or 4.5?

  • Bigsike

    Any more prediction on 4.3 or 4.5?

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t look much different than the original Droid. Certainly functional. About as sexy as my HP calculator was in high school. It just another f*&(*)&ing Droid for Pete’s sake.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandon-Kirk-Hinson/1401588098 Brandon Kirk Hinson

      Droid – Droid Bionic

      Keyboard- no keyboard
      3.7in screen – 4.3/4.5in screen

      big differences I think in looks

      also.. My calculator was sexy.. Ti-83 created a few of my own programs and added a few games. it was awesome!

    • OG Droid

      good that means i dont have to have the same phone as some douche like you then.

      • Anonymous

        I like how you roll OG Droid.

  • Itsover

    This is a 1900 mAh battery …

    • Anonymous

      Really?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603800094 Cody Clay

      If it is, the fake account on twitter was right then. 

  • juan

    good phone, not great though. Samsung stratosphere = great

    • Jjjjj

      If its not too much to ask…can you please post some pictures of Stratosphere, as well as a firm release date.  Thanks in advance.

  • http://www.techefficacy.com JD

    If the Bionic comes unlocked, customizable and with removable bloatware I will love it. If not I will drop it as soon as the Nexus Prime hits Verizon……

    …. if ever. 

  • Anonymous

    what’s up baby…

  • http://profiles.google.com/chuckg73 Charles Gallagher

    Time for someone to post a video……

  • Jarid

    Alright Kellex what is the HW4X Moto Battery translated in mAH??? It looks big, but how big is it??

    • Anonymous

      I thought it was a 1950mAh. I can’t find the spec for it though. Any one know?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Hartman/620822957 Nick Hartman

      I thought it was interesting that this battery is rated 3.8V rather than 3.7V like most lithium batteries. The one in my Droid 3 is 3.7V.
      It could be due to the LTE radio though.

  • docking

    I can’t believe that I have so much anticipation for this thing!  All I can say is, Get It Over With Moto / Verizon and this wait better be worth it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandon-Kirk-Hinson/1401588098 Brandon Kirk Hinson

    hmm this page made me think of a lock screen… 

    Honeycomb style drag the circle, but instead of just a little circle with a lock in it. have a circle widget battery indicator 

    ehh? ehhh? has this been done already?

  • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

    Why is there no notification bar?

    • http://www.facebook.com/treswaters Tres Nugget Waters

      Feature of ADW

      • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

        yeah I realized that right after I said that that he was using ADW and I know that is an option. Even if it is one I find stupid.

  • waiting

     what is that grill for on the right side of the camera? is that a speaker?  and that grill on the left of the battery? is that another speaker?

    will this have stereo sound?

    • http://www.facebook.com/treswaters Tres Nugget Waters

      I bet the bottom is a speaker and the top is for heat dissipation seeing as it’s right on the antenna and I hear those LTEs get hot 

      • http://twitter.com/monkespit brian meyer

        my droid x has a tendency to get hot and it’s only 3g, can’t imagine how hot this one will get.

    • Corymcnutt

      I don’t see a grill to the right of the battery, just the camera…way to the left is speaker.

  • http://twitter.com/AndroidEcko Bonifacio

    D*mn that is sexy!   I didn’t wait this long just to “lose interest”  like most people have been posting.   I have dedication to my desires!  I’m sure there are others that feel the same way.

  • Anonymous

    If that’s pentile, it doesn’t look as bad as the photon or D3 for some reason…

    • http://twitter.com/chqueed charles rogers

      Agreed, maybe this phone will have a shot with me. Until we get it in hand, all we can do is hope!

  • Bardia

    cheers kellex

  • Jim Dandy

    Handle your business K. That’s why this is The site.

    • Jim Dandy

      Central got it 1st?

  • John

    OMG WHAT BAKCGROUND IS THAT

    OMG WHAT ICONS ARE THOSE

    OMFG!!!!!!!

    (*kidding*)
    sorry…someone was going to seriously ask that shit anyway

    • omar little

      Sorry…what IS that wallpaper? I want. Also, what is that clock app?

      Thanks in advance.

      • John

        lol

        • Anonymous

          Hi.

          • John

            how goes it

      • Random

        clockr

        • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

          I would have said minimalistic text but clockr would be like that as well

  • TLStroeder

    Well it looks like we will get our hands on it September 8th if what Motorola is staying on track. We will see….

    • Rp780

      this just in the Bionic is being delayed to install an butt scratch button

  • Anonymous

    Are you sure that in the last pic he wasn’t showing us a custom ROM to demonstrate the unlocked bootloader? CyanogenMod runs ADW as the default home app ya know.

    Also, can someone who knows something about batteries tell me if 3.8V is a good size?  I’m used to seeing mAh.

    • Anonymous

      Definitely locked down. :P

      • Anonymous

        :'(

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandon-Kirk-Hinson/1401588098 Brandon Kirk Hinson

      Volts are different than mAh. you wont know anything about battery life off of Volts. you can have a 3.8 volt 1000mAh battery and a 3.8 volt 3000mAh battery. still 3.8v but they are very different.

      • Anonymous

        I was wondering if that might be the case. That sucks. I guess we’ll just have to wait for official specs.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandon-Kirk-Hinson/1401588098 Brandon Kirk Hinson

          I believe rev3 went throught the FCC with 1750mAh if I remember correctly

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandon-Kirk-Hinson/1401588098 Brandon Kirk Hinson
          • Jarid

            Thats the LTE/CDMA antenna you are looking at on Phandroid that says (782/850/1900 MHz)  Not mAH..

          • Jarid

            It was posted as being tested with a 1750mAh on the FCC documents. I just wondered if someone out there was able to look up a Motorola HW4X battery and get the goods on it. I tried, and failed..

    • Anonymous

      3.8 is voltage, not milliamphourage.

  • Jacques Farris

    This has been the first phone Ive waited 8 months for. It better be worth the wait

    • http://twitter.com/AndroidEcko Bonifacio

      I feel you on that one.

  • Rp780

    this will probably be my first phone w/o a physical keyboard

    • Anonymous

      once you go kb’less you wonder why you ever had a KB in the first place… I guarantee I can accurately type faster than ANY physical KB user, the ONLY reason anyone should want a physical kb is so they have a full screen to view while typing.. I’m sick of hearing about people who will only use physical KB’s.. the only reason is because they are too lazy to spend the 3 days using the virtual, it is much slower

      • ChevyNovaLN

        I have a use for the keyboard… I use my OG Droid for playing NES roms.  You have a D-Pad and can set any buttons on the keyboard as your A and B buttons…  i love it.     I realize the emulators have on-screen buttons now too, but those don’t seem to work quite as well for me.  Maybe a bigger screen would help that.

      • ChevyNovaLN

        I have a use for the keyboard… I use my OG Droid for playing NES roms.  You have a D-Pad and can set any buttons on the keyboard as your A and B buttons…  i love it.     I realize the emulators have on-screen buttons now too, but those don’t seem to work quite as well for me.  Maybe a bigger screen would help that.

      • Anonymous

        Gee, thanks for telling me what I should and should not want. I thought we left B*****S**** like that to Apple minions, and Android was about choice.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZF2YT2QHF6NFR7VV7HWTUJA5OE Kyle Cassidy

    The left hand side of my OG Droid touch screen is no longer working!!  I don’t know if i can wait for the bionic. I need a phone soon!!  My contract was up AUG 4, the supposed release date of the Bionic :( What to do?

    • Pjohn

      Get a bb or WinMo off eBay.
      Like a TP2 or curve.
      Sell once you get your new phone.
      (or switch to BB or WinMo)

  • Joshua Granville

    Thats ADW? those icons are sick

    • Anonymous

      You can change the icons to whatever you want on ADW.  Those are custom.

  • Madcow06

    looking good, wish i could see that size that battery is.

    • Madcow06

      meant to say what size, hoping for larger than 1540mah

      • Droiiid

        almost sure that its 1900mah

        • irl Panda

          1750 according to FCC.

        • Anonymous

          According to MDB228? :|

  • http://twitter.com/Chasemanhattan3 Chase Chick

    Kellex, those are YOUR hands and YOUR desk and YOUR keyboard!!!  Quit holding out!!! 

    • Anonymous

      Wish that were true. Does look similar though. :P

      • Itsover

        Kellex I have a feeling that you have the bionic in hands,
        come on now you are the only one uploading these, you got caught  red-handed just come out and say it, while you’re
        at it, make a hands on video please. Than we will forgive you!

        • Anonymous

          lolwut?

      • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

        While you are leaking all these picture, why dont you give us the release date price and everything else about this phone. ohh wait 

      • http://twitter.com/Chasemanhattan3 Chase Chick

        Let’s review:
        1. Similar Kellex hands…check
        2. White desk…check
        3. Black keyboard…check
        4. The kind of person who “tosses” ADW, minimalist clock, circle battery widget on there?  All Kellex favs..but…

        The only thing that gives me pause is the ADW, I remember you being more of a LP kind of guy…Did you switch up your allegiance on us?

        • Anonymous

          I thought kellex had a MAC PC :P

          • http://www.facebook.com/craney1985 Christopher Crane

            A MAC PC, that’s an oxymoron lol

          • Bill

            No its not. A MAC is a P.C. Personal computer. Newbs lol!

          • http://www.facebook.com/craney1985 Christopher Crane

            A MAC PC, that’s an oxymoron lol

        • Anonymous

          The windows button on the keyboard let him off the hook, he’s got a mac I think.

        • Miguel

          LP?

        • Anonymous

          Does Kellex have itty bitty fingers?

    • Anonymous

      Wish that were true. Does look similar though. :P

  • Bob

    first

  • Punk

    If only this phone didn’t take FOREVER to be released!! I’ve already lost interest. 

    • Anonymous

      But you are still commenting on it! Says something, no?

      • Anonymous

        I feel with the poster as well. Yet I’m still keeping my options open because I wanted this way back in January.

        • Anonymous

          Well if the battery life on the Bionic is anything like the D3 (and the D3 is only 3G) then this phone will sink faster than the titanic.  I cannot believe after all these generations of phones that Moto is now putting out phones with such dismal battery life…

          • Tony Allen

            You’re the only person I’ve heard use dismal battery life & Droid3 in the same sentence, from what I’ve been told, its quite the opposite.

          • Jnevels89

            Actually he’s right I myself owned a DROID 3 and the battery life was absolutlely horrid. I turned on powersave mode and it still didn’t help. My phone would be at full battery and I would have a 15 min convo, check a txt msg browse the internet and within 4 hours its asking me to connect my charger again. Maybe I. Just got a bad egg.

          • Anonymous

            Did you turn off global signal browsing? That’s very taxing on battery life.

  • tbaybe

    u can almost scale the size with the 56789 keys behind it in the background,…. almost… 

    • Rp780

      Good eye!!

      • Anonymous

        there’s two ways to find out the size, with the size of the sim card shown under the battery cover… or by assuming the motorola logo remains the same size that in any phone… on my d2g the motorola logo is about 19mm long… a quick math would say the width of the phone is about 72mm (!!)

        of course i could be wrong..

    • Jarid

      In the same way my thumb is bigger than the moon when I look up at it and hold my hand out in front of my face? I am not trying to be a jerk, but without knowing how far away the phone is from the keyboard there is no way to even remotely scale that phone based off the 56789 keys.

      • tbaybe

        thats why i said ALMOST smart a** 

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

          But you can’t “almost” scale the size, dumb a**.