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FCC Releases DROID Bionic Documents, Plus Plenty Of Snapshots

Hot off the press this morning, is the newly released FCC documents containing all of the information concerning the Motorola DROID Bionic. As everyone knows, we have been following this device since the beginning, and it’s almost a relief to know that the wait is almost over. We know there was plenty of broken hearts at the first announcement of a delay for this device, but it should be worth it.

Luckily, the device has not changed at all since last week when we first leaked a handful of images of the Bionic at a testing facility. Most speculated information regarding the phone has now been confirmed, thanks to these docs. We were definitely hoping for a 4.5″ display, but since these docs have surfaced, it has been confirmed that the Bionic will have a 4.3″ qHD display. 

Maybe the biggest question surrounding the Bionic, was the actual release date. All fingers are now pointing to September 8th, as shown in Verizon’s Road Map, so let’s mark our calendars (with pencils if that makes you more comfortable). All of the user manuals, inside and out pics, plus all of the tech talk you could hope for regarding the Bionic is over at the FCC page. You can’t tell us this doesn’t get you mildly excited for the Bionic’s release. Who here is still picking one up?

FCC Page

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  • Who can even begin to understand motorola’s logic in providing AT&T
    with a better phone, than their launch LTE phone? Anyone? Seriously,
    what is motorola thinking with their $800 zoom, $500 atrix set, and this
    half a–ed LTE handset.

    This phone should have been the atrix
    with LTE. Only then would they offer a great alternative to the iphone
    and offer 4G before apple.

    Pulling an apple and offering the Motorola
    features in the next model does not work, particularly when you
    are behind the ball game. 

  • I paid $22.85 for an iPhone 4-32GB 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 $674 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.com

  • Trooper

    I”ve suddenly lost interest in this phone.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    “and it’s almost a relief to know that the wait is almost over.”

    it is a phone, not a heart transplant

  • Bert336

    No 4.5″ ??? weak….i saw the Samsung Infuse 4G at the mall this weekend and MAN!!!!!! that 4.5″ screen is badass!!!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, that 0.2″ is gonna make a huge difference in my life too. Killer. Sexy. 4.5″ Crushes the 4.3″ screens. Seriously? Get a life.

  • Wel

    I wanted this badly 6 months ago, now, not so much. I still love my DInc, popped a 32gb card and the 3500Mah battery in it the week I bought it, and I honestly cannot even think of anything it’s not done or could not do at this point in time.

  • Chip chiperson

    While the Droidx is now legend, ( had mine since launch) 
    With CM7 and Miui runnin go launcher and v6 supercharger, How much FASTER do we need at this point seriously? 

    What makes this a MORE desirable device over a galaxy s 2 with its “blow your load” super amoled screen?

  • Kianjudah

    Why does it have that nasty lip on it! Ugh!!! The first hardware on this device was beautiful. And now…not so much. 

  • I paid $22.85 for an iPhone 4-32GB 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 $674 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.com

  • I paid $22.85 for an iPhone 4-32GB 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 $674 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.com

  • Rob

    I can’t believe this thing doesn’t come with a memory card.  Is that true?  The manual says sold separately several times.

  • Mario Lo

    This will hold me off until the next hypebeast….to hold me off until the next…than the next.

  • Its also gonna be Global too..  thats a nice extra perk thrown in!

    • Next

      Sadly no… no GSM

  • Frstsaxman


  • I need a new phone now, the OG Droid I have, has a mind of its own. so the first phone that comes out will get my money.

  • Anonymous

    After picking up a Droid 3 and seeing dismal battery life (how I *wished* it would last as long as my old D1!) and the random reboots (3x minimum per day), I hold no hope for the Bionic.  Now the SGS II has been *proven* world wide.  Its not just about its unmatchable display quality.  No, not the fact it can take pictures without have built in Moto blue tinges.  No, not the fact that battery life kicks the crap out of my D3.  No, not the fact that there is nothing that slows it down.  Hell, other than that I guess the SGS II sucks compared to what you are going to find with the Bionic.   All I can say is good luck Charlie.  I’m ready to take my D3 back already with the battery….

    • Pennywise

      Except the “display quality” on the Sammy is poor. The pentile, while no-where near perfect, produces better colors, contrast, and higher resolution and has better visibility in sun light than the OLED.

      Galaxy SII is ‘old tech.’  Name a dual-core 4G device on Verizon (still the best network)… There isn’t one. Bionic will be the first.

      It’s interesting, ALOT of people have reported amazing battery life in the D3; despite the Internet being a place for people to QQ.

      Notice the new model number on Bionic’s battery? 😀

      • Anonymous

        Display quality on the Sammy is poor??  Pardon me, but what are you smoking?  Have you read *any* reviews for it?  Contrast (as you specifically mentioned) is unmatched with blacks unmatched by traditional displays.  Viewing angles, unmatched.  Virbrant colors, unmatched.  Even the original Galaxy still to this day has one of the nicest looking displays.

        As far as D3 battery, it is THE #1 viewed and replied to topic in the D3 Androidforums.  Might want to take a peek at it.  There are some reporting ok battery life, some reporting horrible battery life even though they haven’t installed any apps other than stock.


        The Bionic’s battery will be larger *obviously* but we also know that LTE sucks battery much more than 3G.  If Moto’s battery life is dismal with 3G, you are going to need a battery backpack to power the Bionic.  But that’s just speculation.  We’ll get to see how it fares when it ever gets released (even more speculation).

        • Anonymous

          Actually you ate both right! The contest and blacks on the OLED displays are unmatched. That being said, the color reproduction and over saturation of colors on it are abysmal and painful(for me anyway) to look at. Color accuracy, granted may not be important to some, since you will rarely need to match them up to anything… but I certainly wouldn’t door correct my photos while working on a Super AMOLED + display.

        • Have you read any “reviews” about the screen on xda forums? Full of problems, defects, returns, bending, yellow tint, bleeding, horrible whites etc.

          Ofcourse the “media” reviews will be great.  They don’t mention any of the problems besides battery life.

  • Anonymous

    If it has that stupid ass Pentile Matrix display I will pass. Bring on the SGS2 with LTE now were talking. 

  • the bionic will still be one of the most powerful phones on the planet like it or not and i am a fan of motos superb build quality as opposed to samsung’s plastic things they call phones, for as many moto haters there are there is just the same number of samsung and sgs2 fanboy haters,…its all preference people is what it comes down to 

    • Anonymous

      But, you forgot that Samsung gave a couple phones to XDA as a publicity stunt (and so people don’t bitch when they fail to upgrade it), so XDA will cook up a ROM for these phones that will transform that cheap plastic on the Samsung phone into some sort of Super Plastic+.

  • yah ok their has been no info in the vigor so far and allu htc fans can count on 4 hour battery life, not everyone like htc and the gs2 has basically the same specs as the bionic and lacks hdmi output and supposedly 4g..so for all those who keep saying the bionic is old tech Samsung is right their with is 

  • Crack Monkey

    Looking through the user manual it states that the phone works in over 200 countries with international roaming. So I guess this confirms it’s a global phone. The next page has this statement:

    GSM and UMTS-based global services work
    only with a SIM card supplied by Verizon Wireless® or
    by another GSM or UMTS service provider. When you
    set your phone to use a GSM 900/1800 or UMTS 2100
    network (see “Manually switch network mode
    (outside the U.S.)” on page 45), you may be prompted
    to enter a subsidy code. To get this code, contact
    Verizon Wireless.

    • Jjjjj

      Yeah, I believe he manual confirms it as well.

    • ByO’Neeq

      According to section 2.5 of the FCC Attestation Statement: “The WCDMA/GSM network functions have been disabled by the firmware and are SIM locked by all US operators on this product.”  Major bummer.

  • Itsover

    This FFC doc looks like the same as the Droid X and X2…. Very strange also the dates go way back in April.. WOW I don’t think this is the final Documents of the Bionic … 

  • Anonymous

    So it’s a 4.3 screen but bigger than the Charge??? -__- Moto needs to step up on their engineering.

    • jo

      it could be a 16:9 ?
      *unrelated: the pics of the bionic have a really sharp and bright screen IMO. Is that pentile?

  • Still the most powerful 4G phone yet… I’m an OG Droid user and I’m ready for it!!! qHD is way better than I have now?! Y’all can sit around and complain that it’s not good enough here or there, but for some of us its well worth the wait. If you wanna sit around and wait for the next best thing more power to you.

  • I bought the D3 last week… I figured with all the delays in the phone, its probably going to be full of glitches and problems… my D3 battery life is just okay, so adding in a 4g radio will probably make it even worse… I will wait out a year so I can get a phone without all the issues… Especially since im still waiting for my Xoom i bought on release day to get everything I was promised….

    • Jjjjj

      Or one might think that with all the delays, that they were fixing the glitches and problems.  Concerning battery life…you can only make that assumption if they have the same battery.  Sounds like you are trying to convince yourself that you made the right decision with your purchase…instead of just waiting to see what happens.

    • Crack Monkey

      I think the delays were to workout the bugs. The battery in this phone looks like it will be much larger. I use JuiceDefender in my DX and it doubles my battery life. I’ll probably have to do the same in the Bionic assuming I get the phone. If the new Samsung is even better I might just go that route. Good things come to those who wait…. 😉

  • Itsover

    Is it true that the HTC Vigor is a Tablet? 

    • no it’s a handset. replacing the thunderbolt

  • Gee

    Meh who cares 

  • I am really torn between this and the GS2. I was leaning towards the Bionic, but then i saw what Tmo’s GS2 looks like and the specs and now i don’t know what i am going to get. If Verizon’s GS2 is as powerful and as beautiful as Tmo’s then that will most likely beat out the bionic and be my next phone.

  • Crack Monkey

    I’m looking forward to getting this phone but I still want to see what the 4G Galaxy looks like. Samsung has been doing some awesome things lately.

  • Cookiejazraz

    My 2¢ for what its worth. The two things that a phone must have is good signal and battery life. If it can’t get a signal, or power on, it’s worthless as a phone. Ifc you can live with that then buy a different device. I have a thunderbolt, droid x and now x2, and both moto devices with all their software issues do two things better than any other phone, get signal and last all day. The bionic will be loved by some and hated by others. Just like everything, get over it. I will get one and if it doesn’t meet my two requirements, it to will be replaced.

    • Lakerzz


  • Anonymous

    This thing is so late in the game. Moto better pray that the Stratosphere from Sammy supposedly coming out of the same day is NOT a 4G Galaxy S2. If it is, Sanjay better start polishing his resume…..

    • Anonymous

      I dont see how it can be the same phone.  Main reason being it would have to be a lot thicker to support an LTE chip.  Its been rumored to be a slider as well, no thanks.

      However if you are right and it was somehow, i would be curious about that phone as well.

  • Anonymous

    Get ready.  Because at 12am September 1st you can order this bitch!!  

  • im getting this phoneee its still gunna be one of the most powerful phones out at the time bottom line.. so i dont wanna hear it from all the gs2 fanboys cause that phone has been announced at around the same time and we still dont have a release date for that either, huh…..if your not a motorola fan then dont compliain about it or even read the posts

  • Mipami

    oh look it’s the Droid 3….oh wait it’s the Bionic.  They look almost the same, how stupid!

    • Jjjjj

      Why is it stupid that they look the same?

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  • Anonymous

    If the battery life is solid and Kellex recommends it, I’m all in.

  • Anonymous

    I am about 90% getting it. I am ready for a nice 4g phone.

  • Bigsike

    Wait so qHD is not pentile?

    • kuboo99

      No, qHD is Quarter High Definition. I believe the Droid 3 has a qHD pentile screen.

  • The end of waiting..

  • Anonymous

    So what’s it gonna be?  This or the updated GS2 (Stratosphere)?  I think with the beautiful screen and 4g the Stratosphere is the one for me (will it have the new 1.5 ghz Snapdragon cpu?). 

    • Anonymous

      but it might be a slider.  ewwwww

    • Jjjjj

      Won’t the Bionic be using the chosen processer for ice cream?

  • Anonymous

    I just need to be able to look at this, the Vigor, and the SGSII side-by-side-by-side.