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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

Cheers everyone who sent this in!

  • 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
    Atrix
    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

    gimmie!

  • 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.

        http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid-3/374220-lets-talk-about-battery.html

        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

      ^This…

  • 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.

  • Anonymous

    It’s my next phone.

  • Anonymous

    I miss the ad campaign from the original Droid. Remebember when Moto decided to go head to head with Apple and blow them away. Remember the beauty queen ad? Is this new Bionic really the product that is going to take the frontline of the same campaign? It is a great phone but why am I left feeling like they could have cut less corners and made another frontline device worthy of the Droid name.

    • Anonymous

      First, it was VZW and not Motorola behind the original Droid ads. (Which of course you won’t see any longer since VZW now sells that piece of crap).

      2nd…A dual core OMAP (which bests the Tegra 2), 1GB DDR2 ram, LTE… exactly what corner did they “cut”?

      • Anonymous

        For me, its all about the screen baby! My old X has a from better screen. I love everything about this phone except the screen. Even if they kept the OG Droid X screen, I would have been happy. Considering the number one thing we do with our phones is visual based, strapping a gaming PC to my old CRT to save a few bucks is the definition of cutting corners. And it is a big one.

        • Anonymous

          Have you actually used anything with a qHD display?  Or are you judging by the ZOOMED in photos?

          I have played with both the Droid X2 and the Droid 3, and I still fail to see what the complaining is about. 

          As far as it being thick… show me an LTE device out now that isn’t… even Samsung, the epitome of thin and cheap, managed to keep the cheap plastic feel with the Charge, but it is also chunky around the middle.

          • Anonymous

            Sat with a DX2 side by side with my DX. The screen wasn’t a major difference but the speed wasn’t either. Decided to keep my DX for the minor screen quality versus performance boost. Now, comparing my DX to a Droid Charge was like DVD to blue ray. That is the jump I expect in any new flagship phone. Jump up, not step down. I will hardly notice the performance boost when using Netflix or Angry Birds, but I will notice a sharper screen.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, Had the Charge for work, finally convinced them to return it. The eye-seering oversaturation was too much for me to deal with.

            If that is what you call a “jump” then we are at an impasse. I wil take a better processor and well built phone over cheap plastic wrapping cartoon quality colors.

          • Anonymous

            No, Charge wasn’t for me either. Personally, if it wasn’t for LTE, I would be keeping my DX for a very long time. Maybe I am being picky, but I just miss the wow factor from my first OG Droid when I stepped up from a windows mobile device. However, better specs are only as good as the software utilizing them. Haven’t found an app yet where I thought I was missing out due to speed or ram on my X. To be honest 3g has even treated me well in streaming and whatnot. Like the OG Droid, I want something revolutionary for its time. I just don’t feel like the Bionic is that device. Quite frankly, I don’t see anything on the horizon that meets that definition. Yet….

          • Anonymous

            Have you seen the Fonpad by ASUS? That is not perfect, but is more like something I am looking to see. Webtop is not.

  • Anonymous

    Aside from the size, this screen has another distinction from my X, it looks Luke crap.

    • Anonymous

      hahahaha “@321tobie my bank account gots $934.785 in it. How much you got” 

  • J53113

    Reading the user guide it has a “Cool Down” mode where if/when it gets too hot it will go into and you will only be allowed to make emergency calls from it…. hmmmm

    • TomHolmes

      This is your first Motorola user’s manual then? 😉

  • It’s gonna have the same problem the DX2 had with the PenTile display. I just know it. 

  • Lawrence Spikes

    I thought Moto was working their own 4g chip but their is a Qualcomm MDM 5500 in here.  Regardless this will be my next phone inductive charging, global capabilites f***ing awsome

  • Weaselpunk183

    There’s a lot of verbiage about SIM cards and switching to GSM mode in that user manual, could that be confirmation that it might have world-phone capabilities? 

    • Legoturte92

      I think it was already confirmed to be a global phone.

      • Anonymous

        no, it wasnt

    • Legoturte92

      I think it was already confirmed to be a global phone.

  • Dazz1996

    im getting one droid for life or should i say droidlife lol

  • Anonymous

    Bionic or GS2, whichever one you buy it’ll be obsolete by Christmas.

  • Is it coming out with inductive charging out of the box? Cause that’s what it looks like… 

    • Legoturte92

      I think they should. It would be a great incentive for the huge delay. By the time this is released the SGII and iPhone 5 will take a lot of the publicity. I think moto might have to do it in order to push units.

    • Droiiid

      nope because one of the fcc photos shows the inductive charging door

  • Bigsike

    No 4.5 = No Bionic for me that was the only thing keeping me interested.

  • Matthew Galyon

    Some inductive charging pad pictures and the laptop dock in there as well.

  • Anonymous

    I have been waiting SOO patiently for the Bionic…and keeping my OG Droid as operational as can be expected….
    but I am DONE with the hype!
    If I can wait until September 8th for a phone with better specs and PENTILE screen display…
    I SURE AS HELL can wait 4 more weeks for the VIGOR, with BETTER specs, a 720 display…and possibly even an unlocked bootloader right out of the gate!
    So long Bionic….it’s a NO-BRAINER!

    • Vaperware

      That HTC device sounds sweet. Care to point us in the direction where the specs you are spewing have been CONFIRMED? Thats right you can’t because they don’t exist.

  • faber

    LOCKED UP JUNK!
    MOTO DOES NOT SUPPORT OPEN SOURCE ANDROID!
    WAKE UP PEOPLE, THEY GET ANDROID ON THE CHEAP, SCREW IT UP WITH THEIR SOFTWARE FOR THEIR BENEFIT SO THEY CAN CONTROL WHEN YOUR DEVICE STOPS GETTING SUPPORT AND FORCE YOU TO UPGRADE. SO THEY CAN FORCE YOU TO RUN SOME VERSION OF THEIR SOFTWARE. ACCEPT UNLOCKEDBOOTLOADERS OR NOTHING!

    • Peter Bartholomul

      lmao its funny at how wrong your comment is. you have no idea what open source android truly is. lol.

      • Legoturte92

        Plus with the Droid Dev team growing and getting better everyday, locked bootloaders will eventually not even matter.

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      • Peter Bartholomul

        lol

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  • Anonymous

    I see a lot of fighting and bickering here.

    If you disagree about particular phones, fine. But try to be halfway respectful.

    The only morons we should be insulting are the ones who vehemently defend that fruity company.

    • Anonymous

      lol!!

      Too true.

    • Anonymous

      lol!!

      Too true.

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      IPhone 5 > Your Mom

  • Telephoneteck

    Even though I really want this phone, I will wait a month to get one if I do get one. Due in part to the fact that I am not eligible for an upgrade till October but also because I jumped on the thunderbolt when it was released and until recently I have regretted this purchase. I am now rooted and running Das Bamf with android 2.35 and enjoy my phone again. I had upgraded from OG Droid to the disappointment of the thunderbolt so I’ve been looking forward to getting rid of this phone. Anyway as long as I don’t hear of Bionic’s randomly rebooting or having some other major problem I will have one. 😉

  • 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

  • Adam

    Its a relief that soon you wont be talking about it anymore

    • Peter Bartholomul

      yea. because soon no one will even remember what the Bionic is

      • Anonymous

        I got a feeling Verizon’s advertising might have something to say about that….

  • Next

    If it was 4.5in I would have considered it, but with a 4.3qHD it’s just a distraction until the GSII and Vigor give up more specs… This phone will sell big, but think the support from the dev community will be short lived

    • Jjjjj

      Your comment does not make any sense.  If the phone sells big, support from the community will not be short lived….because so many people will have it.  Example…OG droid, despite their being a Droid 2, Droid 2.1, and Droid 3.

  • Anonymous

    it looks just like it’s great grand daddy. I like it

  • Anonymous

    Just a tad depressing this basically confirms a 4.3 in. display as opposed to a 4.5 in.

    • Peter Bartholomul

      wtf. 4.3 inch screen? .2 inches smaller? Now I can’t ever buy this phone. Screens way too small.

      • Anonymous

        /Sarcasm

        A great reason for including a 4.5″ display would be to further distinguish the phone from the DroidX/X2, since most people consider it to be nothing but a gloried X.

        • Peter Bartholomul

          But why increase the size of the screen by .2 inches if the phone will be outdated in less time then it would take them to increase the screen size?

    • Ice

      Just curious, why would you want a screen that big? Do you really think phone that large really fit in your pocket comfortably?

      I honestly probably won’t buy this because 4.3 is way too big for me. Portability is a much bigger concern that screen size for me.

      • Legoturte92

        Coming from the 3.5 on my OG Droid I think 4.3 is perfectly fine for me.

        • 3.7.. you’re thinking iphone

        • 3.7.. you’re thinking iphone

      • Legoturte92

        Coming from the 3.5 on my OG Droid I think 4.3 is perfectly fine for me.

      • Living in CA, it is illegal to talk and drive unless hands-free.  If you use Bluetooth, you can leave the phone in the holster and talk without holding the brick to your ear.  I for one want a 5″ phone, small enough to fit on my belt, bigger for us media hogs.

  • Peter Bartholomul

    by the time the Bionic is finally released it will be outdated since all the other manufacturers will release much more up to date phones. They are already talking about phones that are a little faster then the Bionic. and soon the phones will be much faster then the Bionic and then Motorola will either have to release the outdated Bionic or cancel it. All this hype over the Bionic is unnecessary. I gurantee it will be outdated and forgotten at least a month or 2 after being released like every phone. Unless its outdated and forgotten before even being released.

    • pete do you realize that you’re contradicting yourself right?
      if every phone will be outdated at least 2 months after release, then its not bionic thats overhyped. 
      its EVERY piece of tech in the last 20 years. 
      while your statement is pretty much true. you bring us to a point where being excited about anything is useless. because in another 2 moths it will just be replaced by something better. 

      • Peter Bartholomul

        No what I’m saying is everyone is getting excited over the Bionic since its considered the best and fastest phone. So everyone will buy the phone but 1 or 2 months after its release it will be outdated and probably forgotten like every other phone. So theres no reason to get excited over a phone that will be popular for only a few months. Yes it is like this with every piece of tech because thats how it works. Technology is always improving. But right now we are talking about phones 

        • Jjjjj

          1.)Don’t recall Bionic being considered the best and fatest, do recall it being labeled as Verizon’s first dual core LTE phone, which many hope future proof the phone to some degree.  2.)Is the OG droid forgotten about?  This is a Droid…Verizon will make sure it is not easily forgotten, and I am pretty sure thousands of users will continue to remember it. 

      • Peter Bartholomul

        No what I’m saying is everyone is getting excited over the Bionic since its considered the best and fastest phone. So everyone will buy the phone but 1 or 2 months after its release it will be outdated and probably forgotten like every other phone. So theres no reason to get excited over a phone that will be popular for only a few months. Yes it is like this with every piece of tech because thats how it works. Technology is always improving. But right now we are talking about phones 

  • Ranlil

    I’m pretty sure I’m getting it..  Knowing what is coming when you get the new 2 year lock in is always a bummer..  Me.. I just wanna get outa this WM6.5 BS.

    • Jjjjj

      Me too….still rockin the Touch Pro 2.

  • Slashly

    Me!!! The Droid Bionic will be mine

  • Greeningml

    I just read the comments regarding the “cool down” message.  This was probably the source of one of the delays.  Good to see that Motorola chooses not to fix the problem.  Are they really sending you a message to stop using your superphone until it cools down?  I wonder how often this is going to be an issue?  I would seriously be worried about picking this thing up for what is sure to be 300.00 price point and have overheating issues.  Sounds to me to be a very serious design flaw. 

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait for this one. The only thing that has me a little nervous is the qHD screen, hopefully it’s been improved!

  • BigUps

    I haven’t been keeping up on the Bionic news, sorry.  Can someone tell me if its a locked bootloader or not?

    • Anonymous

      IT doesnt MATTER, about silly “locked bootloaders”.. you know CM will eventually break it free or some other Rom maker… just like they did with droid x and so on and so on..

      • Guest

        Unlocked does not mean ROM, it means that you do not have to rely on Moto to keep you up to date.

  • Greeningml

    I have had the Droid from the first day it came out, but the screen recently died.  I purchased a Droid X to hold me over until a worthy upgrade comes along.  I had a Droid Charge briefly, but sent it back in.  I have to say that every Motorola camera I have had sucks!  I was excited about this phone back in January, but the eight month delay is inexcusable.  Motorola has lost control of their market.  It was theirs for the taking and they fell asleep at the wheel.  They should have just cancelled this phone outright and focused on the Kal-El line.  I will be picking up the SGSII regardless of LTE.  The Charge gets no love, but I have to say it was a great phone, just priced too high.

    • Jjjjj

      So in the attempt to regain the market, they should just scrap all the work on this phone…and spend even more time bringing a Kal-El phone to the market…when they know they will make a nice bit of money of the Bionic.  I guess in some world that makes sense.

      • Greeningml

        I am just saying that they had a state of the art beast of a phone in January.  Then they ran into a few snags with the technology and LTE.  They would not be scrapping all the work the put in on this phone because they have some lessons learned.  If they found themselves pulling it back to “redesign it to provide the customer an improved experience,” they would have been better suited to pull it all together and focus on a successful re-entry into the superphone market.  Right now they are seeing way too much pressure from HTC, Samsung, and Apple which is forcing them to release this phone ASAP.  Would you think it is wise for them to produce 2 million of these phones, just to see it eclipsed by all the clearly superior phones being released within a month or two.  I know that there will always be a phone on the horizon, but this phone better tie my shoes.  Otherwise, it will be considered an utter disaster.  It better be perfect.  I hope it is, for Motorola’s sake…

  • This phone may be late, but the one thing that stands out is how sexy it is. At first, I was a little skeptical of the hump, but now I actually like it. Not to mention, it’s still a beast of a phone. Not many phones can match its specs, and none can match them with LTE. I’m thinking this is going to be a solid phone.

  • Jonathan Carnesciali

    i like it but its nothing but an atrix 4g slimmed down

    • Jjjjj

      Going to assume your are talking about thickness…cause going from 4 inch to 4.3 inch screen is not slimming down.  Many will say LTE network alone is a big enough difference.

  • Anonymous

    Yay. Mr.Blurrycam has been fired 😀 For now… ):

    Still this phone probably won’t be what people expect. If GSII and HTC Vigor come with 4G LTE. This phone is doomed. HTC and Samsung phones are superior. Samsung is the speed demon, but plasticy. HTC has awesome build quality, but Qualcomm processors are pretty laggy because it uses one core most the time

    • Anonymous

      Agreed.  I considered this Moto phone briefly — several months ago.  My next purchase will be the GS2 or something by HTC.  (still using the Droid Incredible)

    • Greeningml

      I don’t think Mr. Blurrycam has been fired.  He/she probably decided to take a picture of the Bionic with a Samsung phone instead of another Motorola device.

  • Buckgrad

    Nope… Waiting to see the Galaxy S2. Bionic already seems so old, and it’s not even out yet.

    • Jjjjj

      Confused….is the Galaxy S2 almost not just as old?  In addition, is it not pretty much bringing the same specs…..but for some reason you are going to wait to see it, but write of the Bionic.

      • Anonymous

        Don’t confuse a Samsung gain with things like logic or facts! The Bionic was announced in January, but the Galaxy S2 wasn’t announced until February… so can’t you see how waiting from January to September is silly while waiting from February to October (of it is even coming then) makes so much more sense? After all nobody has screen as harsh or overly saturated as Samsung!

        And don’t forget, they gave a couple of their phones to XDA, abdicating them from actually supporting their cheap piece of plastic phones!

        PLUS… it copies the look and feel of an iPhone… so I get the benefit looking as cool as the hipsters while still getting to claim the street cred of having a phone that is unlocked!

        What is there to be confused about?

        • Anonymous

          Nice.

  • Oreuglas

    It says Targa on the sticker in the inside of where the battery goes (picture 2). Is that for Nvidia’s Targa? It’s suppose to have an OMAP right?

    • Anonymous

      Targa is what the phone was originally going to be called

  • Anonymous

    The more pics I see the more I like it. I am going to wait a week or so and see if it has any lag or problems then may pick one up.

  • Wont let me download the PDF on my xoom any reason why I cant

    • Peter Bartholomul

      Is the Xoom turned on?

  • Schof94

    WHY does Moto continue to block the SD card with the battery? 

    • Anonymous

      It doesn’t the sd card is above the sim

  • Anonymous

    Subpar qHD screen, locked bootloader and motobloat.
    Really don’t see why this is so hyped. Besides being a 4G LTE device its basically what the x2 should have been. HTC’s super-phone will leave most of u purchasing this one with regret. Sigh..

    • Please tell me the confirmed specs of this HTC superphone

    • just like the Thunderbolt? 😉

      • Peter Bartholomul

        Whats a Thunderbolt?

        • Anonymous

          Its a fat HtC Evo with 4g for Verizon.

        • Its the phone I sold to some sucker for $450  :p

      • Jnmigr

        At least the thunderbolt came on time, plus many of us didn’t buy it because we desired to wait the dual core Bionic. Now almost a year later we getting the atrix with a different processor and a nicer case.

        • Peter Bartholomul

          even the Thunderbolt was a little late but not as late as the Bionic. I own a tbolt and loved it at first and then started to hate it when HTC forgot about it. but now consider it the best phone i ever owned now that its rooted and running gingerbread.

          • as i recall, the thunderbolt wasn’t late. they announce march when they had a date. and it came out in march. everything else was rumors.

  • dinc2er

    Solid phone… it’s just, like, 4 months late is all.

    • booboolala2000

      Just like LTE for the Xoom. 4 mos too late. Will pass and get the new HTC or Samsung phones at the end of the year. Or, and it’s a pipe dream, but would really like to see VZW with a new Nexus with Quad Core. and 4.5 inch screen with ICS. 2.3 is over already and by the time the end of the year if it aint got ICS it will be dead to me.

      • The new nexus has dual core sorry to inform you

        • Downupcharm

          Why on earth would you be sorry to inform someone of that? Really strange thing to apologize for. Also, dual core chips are almost standard now. What is special about any phone having one?

  • Jednc

    My plan has been to get this phone once it comes out. The only thing that might change that is I recently lucked into an X2 as a replacement phone from Verizon. Now that I’m not so far behind (and actually like this phone), I might hold tight and see what hits around Christmas (but that’s no reflection on the Bionic).

  • Wonder how much this is month to month?

    • Anonymous

      .probably 569-599

  • Steve

    Could you possibly clean the things up prior to taking the pic…sheesh, what where you doing eating fried chicken before you handled the phone???

  • PSU

    NO!!!!!!!!! We wanted 4.5 !!!!!!!!! Oh well, I ll probably still get it……unless it is completely terrible.

  • 喜欢你这 我会经常来c0

  • Anonymous

    I initially hated the look of the device, but in this snapshot it doesn’t look so bad.

    • Anonymous

      I think it looks pretty good.  I love Motorola’s industrial designs.

    • Steve

      cep for the chicken grease paw prints…

      • Dude just stop its from the FCC no one cares you have ocd

  • Omar Amer

    I think the Bionic is unnecessarily being overhyped. I dont think the phone is going to live up to people’s expectations at this point. Just wish DL would have a little less coverage on the Bionic at this point.

    • Overhyped? This phone is gonna rock 😛

      • Omar Amer

        how so? nothing really impressive about the phone, would give it more credit if it were an HTC phone.

        • Omar Amer

          at this point, Motorola might as well wait for Kal-El to release and stick that in, then the phone might deserve some attention.

          • Vanilla Ice

            Dude stop typing.

          • Anonymous

            Really…lol

          • the website is DROID-life ; considering this is a DROID phone, it would be stupid NOT to give it coverage since the existence of this website is to cover mainly DROID-branded phones

          • Blood

            Like it’s stupid that they’re not covering the Droid charge, Droid inc 2, Droid Pro etc enough?

          • Anonymous

            Those are already released and nothing was really a showstopper. This is Verizons flagship phone, Dual Core LTE. Find another phone like that

          • Staticx57

            Don’t forget pentile, couple months late, small improvement over droid x2. Face it, if the galaxy s2 has LTE then the droid bionic would be inferior in every way.

          • Anonymous

            Absolutely. But I’m not waiting until December for the GS2 when I could just get a Nexus Prime… come on now.

            I want a new phone now. If I wait till December I’ll say hey, look at that phone that’s coming out in February, I guess I’ll just wait. noty

        • Anonymous

          Your last statement proved your bias towards HTC.

          • Omar Amer

            well, HTC only for the fact that they actually are unlocking their bootloaders. People would think that would be a bit of importance.

          • Omar Amer

            well, HTC only for the fact that they actually are unlocking their bootloaders. People would think that would be a bit of importance.

          • Anonymous

            I’d rather have good battery life than an unlocked bootloader. Not everyone roots so battery life is more important than the boooader.

          • Anonymous

            Yes if rooting were not important to someone I would agree with you. Thankfully there are options that will make everyone happy! For those that don’t care about whether a phone is locked down this should be a great phone.

          • Anonymous

            Motorola says they will unlock them (probably not).  But we have developers for that.

          • TheAndroid1

            Look how long it took for the Droid X.  Motorola probably put more work in to locking it than they did into the crappy blur software.

          • Anonymous

            I hope they put that same amount of effort into keeping customers by unlocking it.

          • Owning my first HTC device with the Dinc2, I can say from experience, that the S-on was a freaking NIGHTMARE until AlphaRev was awesome enough to kill it. Also, the Sense UI is way to processor heavy, takes up way too much HDD space, and even though the build is ok…my Doird X, and OG Droid (by MOTO), are prob still my fav. Can’t wait for the Bionic

          • Anonymous

            HDD space?  BLACK MAGIC HARD DRIVE PHONE.

          • Anonymous

            “well, HTC only for the fact that they actually are unlocking their
            bootloaders. People would think that would be a bit of importance.”

            Yea boot loaders are important….to the ppl they are important too..

            Like chris125 says everyone doesnt root so…

        • No point in me going over it if you think there’s nothing actually impressive, since it isn’t an HTC phone. 

          /me faceplam 

        • Exactly that’s why you think its overhyoed because your an HTC fanboy duhhh

      • Anonymous

        Tim….the HTC Vigor will blow it away….as will the SGS2….but the Vigor…with NO HYPE AT ALL….is the one that will make your Bionic look OG…sorry Tim!

        • do you have the release dates for the SGS II and vigor? then you have nothing to be excited for. 

          • lol really? You realize we are talking about the Bionic that has had more costume changes and setbacks than a pop star.

          • Anonymous

            And still doesn’t have a confirmed release date as well

          • fact remains that bionic will be the best phone in vz’s lineup when it hits the shelves.  weather its for 1 month or 6 still remains to be seen. 

      • Anonymous

        This phone will “rock” for one month. If I was a betting man I would put my money on the HTC vigor. I can wait a little longer because CM 7 and MIUI (with different launcher) has given my droid x new life. The Droid bionic should have been released 2 months ago.

        • Anonymous

          You realize the Vigor is the replacement for the Thunderbolt. The Thunderbolt was a flop with the 4 hour battery life.

          • Anonymous

            The thunderbolt was a flop because it was last years evo. I held out because of year old specs, not battery life.

          • Anonymous

            So you’d be fine with a Vigor with sub-par battery life?

          • Anonymous

            Yes! Do you want to drive a Toyota Prius or a Dodge Viper? I have plenty of chargers to keep me going.

          • Anonymous

            For me it’s the prius no brainer. I need a good charge to last me through the day, I can’t keep extra batteries and chargers around me at all times

          • Monk

            that just sounds wrong…… people liking a prius … even as an example..  At least take a tesla roadster 🙂

          • Anonymous

            I can buy 20 years of gas instead of a Roadster. It’s 100,000 for that car

          • Monk

            ah realistically it would be even more…  I’m just trying to remove the prius from the convo…  Since when it wants to go anywhere in a hurry it gets a solid 17 mpg…  

          • Anonymous

            I can buy 20 years of gas instead of a Roadster. It’s 100,000 for that car

          • Pennywise

            More like a Mustang, or an M3… and I’ll definitely take me a Bionic ; )

          • Rizzidy

            A Mustang?  You probably think Wrangler jeans are cool too.

          • Chuckles724

            Better than your camaro and your mullet…

          • Anonymous

            My Droid 3 (newly released Moto technology) gets 6 hours on 3G.  How do you think the Bionic with LTE is going to do?

          • Anonymous

            Past reviews, even Kellex said the D3 had great battery life. How do you like your D3?

          • Anonymous

            I really really like the D3 except the battery life and the random reboots.  I read about the reboots in early reviews and didn’t give it a second though thinking it was a fluke, but I do get them and often enough that its really quite irritating.

            The new version of blur is actually really likable, even for someone coming from “vanilla”.  There are a lot of “why didn’t someone think of this before” type things and the screens are very fluid.  Even the social networking is a pleasure to use.  It is very fast and the pentile display while noticable when quickly scrolling, is actually really nice looking compared to my D1. 

            There’s just three things I see wrong so far with the D3.  1) Battery life 2) random reboots 3) pictures are blue tinge to them.  Not as bad as some pics I’ve seen in reviews but you can tell.  Other than that, the pics are really detailed and the camera software is definitely a step above the D1.

          • Anonymous

            Once there are some ROMs for the D3 it’ll be soo much better

          • Listen Im a Droid fan.. I had a few OG Droids since day one and the Droid 2 Global. So I know the D1 battery was amazing compared to my D2G which is just Horrible.. So I kind of feel your pain there..
            But these little things do so much, that I don’t find having to keep an extra battery in my car for emergencies, or charge my phone at work during the day to be to much of a hassle.. 
            If I can text, talk, email, go on the Internet, play a game, and go on facebook all in 6 hours before I have to charge it, then thats fine!   Just think, most laptops your lucky to get 3 hrs.  Everything is a work in process, the battery life will be better one day!

          • Anonymous

            D3 is a beast… Love this phone!

          • DracoZaroff

            I get about 15 hours of battery life out of my D3. That’s not bad considering the area I live in is a radio sinkhole. All my phones have had to struggle to maintain any kind of signal (and often fail). There was a time when my D1 would discharge while plugged in because it was trying so hard to find a data signal.

          • Ryancooper143

            You must have somthing wrong with it then, because i get 11-14 hours with alot of use

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, I have the same software I ran on my D1 which I had since 2009.  Must be something I’m doing wrong.  Yeah that’s it.  Don’t use your smart phone except for the bare essentials and you’ll do just fine. 

            Read the D3 forums EVERYWHERE.  Battery issues all over the place.  People hoping for an update to fix them.   Consider yourself fortunate for you obviously must be doing everything right…..

          • “Don’t use your smart phone except for the bare essentials and you’ll do just fine.” 

            Then why have a smart phone? =)

          • DannyE30

            It’s called sarcasm, heard of it? =

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, I have the same software I ran on my D1 which I had since 2009.  Must be something I’m doing wrong.  Yeah that’s it.  Don’t use your smart phone except for the bare essentials and you’ll do just fine. 

            Read the D3 forums EVERYWHERE.  Battery issues all over the place.  People hoping for an update to fix them.   Consider yourself fortunate for you obviously must be doing everything right…..

          • Mikedeamicis

            yea, i get 2 days on my droid, if i don’t use it at all and have none of the apps i love installed. otherwise it is dead by lunch. the droid two i just gave my wife is about the same. screw motorolla. vigor looks to blow the bionic out of the water almost immediately after release, at least waiting for the bionic kept me form getting the thunderbolt last month when my 2 years was up. i am just gonna milk my droid one for a few more months and see what falls off the truck for the fall lineup. 

          • TomHolmes

            I’ve gotten as much as 30 hours from my D3 before charging it. I’ve yet to run out before I hit the rack. The Bionic will have a 1735 MaH battery. 

          • Anonymous

            LOL, I could maybe get 30 hours on a charge with my D3 if I put it in airplane mode for the whole 30 hours!  Is there anyone else seriously getting this kind of life out of their D3????  I can hardly do anything with mine and be completely dead by dinner.  Besides “Cell Standby” being high on the percent list, no one application is any higher than 3% and there’s only 2 of my apps that even make the list.  I am completely in awe that you get 30 hours.

          • TomHolmes

            I’ve seen screen shots from several others with 30+. This is typical for light usage, which would indicate a few texts and phone calls, but little if any streaming or gaming. There are some basic things that you have to do, like setting your radio to CDMA only. You can do that through the standard menus. Remove the life-sucking widgets. Don’t go nuts with automatic synchs. It’s not that hard.

            My D3 has never been on airplane stand-by.

          • Anonymous

            I already switched to CDMA only (been poking around lots of posts) and have everything else set similar to what my D1 was.  I haven’t even put in any additional widgets yet for fear of even worse battery life. 

            So to summarize:

            Software suite on D1 = all day long and 20% left in evening
            SAME software suite and less widgets on D3 = dead by dinner

            I wasn’t expecting technology to move backwards.

          • Anonymous

            Right now I have 50% with 9h 29m on my D3. light use, i.e. sms, phone, web and hot spot for 10 minutes. So 6 hours? you must have a bad battery.

          • Jboogie1289

            Getting 28 hrs out of my Thunderbolt on 3g!!!! Hmmm……….

      • Anonymous

        Wow… How is this phone going to “rock”? It is going to be locked down like Fort Knox.

        Yes its going to be a decent phone, but certainly not an option for many of us.

        • Anonymous

          Perfect example right here.

      • hypebestin 

    • Ashley

      yea they say allot but when you compare it with Droid3 not very different

    • Over hyped? Over hyped? You know what’s over hyped? The Galaxy S II. I swear, I see swarms of GSII fanboys always commenting on Bionic articles or any other android blog posts about different phones boasting on how nothing will surpass the GSII and the phone will fail miserably. The GSII is the iPhone of Android, I’m not denying it’s a good phone, but it’s way too overrated and over hyped.

      • Peter Bartholomul

        Every phone is overrated. Motorola droid 1 was released in October, 2009. Still considered one of the best as it was first android phone. but less then a year later droid 2 was released which was better and the droid 1 was outdated in less then a year. The Motorola Droid X was release in July, 2010. which was a fast one with a big screen. Motorola Droid X 2 was released in the beginning of 2011 which was faster and better then the Droid X 1. less then a year after droid x was released it was outdated. Idk much about HTC phones but I do know the same has happened with all HTC phones including the Thunderbolt which many have said was the best and fastest phone until it was outdated and forgotten by HTC about a month after release.

        • Magnious

          I thought the G1 was the first Android Phone for T-Mobile…

      • Anonymous

        It pains me to see the guys who just troll every single comment that may promote Motorola.  It’s like Apple fanboys all over again!

        • Anonymous

          Posted in wrong location… moved.

    • faber

      Its bootloader will be locked and hardware will be barely ahead, if at all. Samsung has got my dollar.

    • Anonymous

      I just paiid $ 22.89 for an iP a d 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Pansonic 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 $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/r8qxL7

    • Anonymous

      I just paiid $ 22.89 for an iP a d 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Pansonic 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 $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://bit.ly/r8qxL7

    • Spoken Word™

      You’re absolutely correct that it’s being overhyped. When it was announced it was a “Super Phone” but at this point in the game it’s just another dual-core phone. And unless Motorola has snuck something into it that we don’t know about, it’s specs aren’t anything to get all excited about and claim it’s the best phone on the planet. I was ready to retire my Droid X for it but it took too long and I got the EVO 3D instead. I’m happy with that. And sure that for the most part those that buy the Bionic will be happy with it.

      • Anonymous

        It took too long, so I got an inferior phone on a vastly inferior network… the logic is … astounding. I believe this is the type of thing that lead to the phrase, cutting off you nose to spite your face.

    • Ronanonymous

      I agree.  There is nothing special about the Bionic…  Especilly when compared to say The SGSII, which has a 1.2 GHz customized dual-core and a 2 MB front facing camera.  This new bionic is no different in specs or ablility than the first dual-core phone which lauched on Tmo in January.  And, if motorola holds true to self, the phone build will be heavy, with sharp edges, and the UI unflattering

  • I’m getting it if the SG2 doesn’t come with 4G

  • I’m getting it. I don’t care what comes out a month after, this is the phone I’ve been waiting for. 

    • Droiiid

      same here. im sick of all of the “not intersted”. then why bother reading/commenting here?

      • Getting it 2 going to be raw

      • Vanilla Ice

        Thank you! The htc virgor or whatever it is has people thinking its coming out october but once it doesn’t it will get hated on and people are going to start crying about how stupid verizon and htc are for delaying a phone that they never announced. Oh the same goes for the sgsII.

        • Yea just like the thunderbolt everyone is quick to forget that debacle

          • Telephoneteck

            Not me, I have a Thunderbolt! I finally feel like I have a good phone now that I’ve rooted and have Das Bamf with android 2.35.

      • Anonymous

        because they secretly want it

    • this is the droid i’ve been looking for

  • Sean

    What is Cool Down Mode?

    • Droiiid

      where do you see that?

      • Sean

        it’s in the manual.  2nd or 3rd pdf.  kinda scary.

        • Not scary, it’s a safety feature for when your phone overheats. Basic feature. 😛

        • Not scary, it’s a safety feature for when your phone overheats. Basic feature. 😛

        • Naotslly normal

        • Droiiid

          oh. saw it. all phones have this. the only way it would happen is if the phone was either in a desert or the oven

          • or in a hot car under the sun. 

    • Anonymous

      *double post…damn disqus

    • Anonymous

      In very limited circumstances, such as where your
      phone has been exposed to extreme heat, “Cool
      Down” message screens will appear. To avoid possible
      damage to your battery and phone, you should follow
      these instructions until the phone is within its
      recommended temperature range. When your phone
      is in “Cool Down” mode, only emergency calls can be
      made.