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More From the DROID Bionic FCC Filing: Inductive Battery Cover, No Simultaneous 3G Voice-Data, Top and Bottom Shots (Updated)

So we’ve finally had some time to really dig through the FCC filing of the DROID Bionic that went live today and just wanted to point some things out.  First, is the inductive battery charging which we talked about on Friday when we first saw under the hood of this beast.  There were prongs beneath the battery cover that led us to believe we would have wireless charging, and we are getting pictures of the cover today.  While it looks to add some thickness (as all inductive covers do), it also looks like it will even out the hump – leaving you with a perfectly flat back to the phone.  Got to love that.  

Next, we took a deeper look at the user manual and found some confirmations on things like the screen (4.3″) and also the fact that it could be a global device.  The manual talks about roaming in 200+ countries using GSM radios, so unless they pulled that section from the DROID3, DROID2 Global or Pro (SEE UPDATE BELOW), you can tack on another plus to the DROID Bionic.  Dual-core, 4G LTE and a global roamer?  Sign me up.

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Here is a look at the top and bottom of the phone.  Not too thick and not too thin.  We get a solid view of that bottom sloping chin that sort of matches the DROID3.  We’re definitely hoping that the lock switch has moved on the final version though.  Top left would not be the easiest thing to hit for those of us that talk with our right hands:

We should also point out that the manual appears to be a bunch of filler pulled from previous devices, so by no means is all of this official.  The screen and global capabilities more than likely are, but the version of Blur you are seeing and some of the other OS details could differ when this phone is finally released on September 8 (rumor).  Also, we’re pulling for a September 1 pre-order to go live – would certainly make sense if the device was going to hit stores on the 8th.

Update:  It’s definitely looking like this WON’T be a global device after all.  The filing itself makes no mention of the device having GSM radios in it.  Like we said above, this manual was patched together from a variety of devices and should not be taken as gospel.  The actual tests performed on the device should be and they say LTE/CDMA/Bluetooth/WiFi:

The Bionic, unlike the HTC Thunderbolt, will NOT be able to do 3G voice and data simultaneously either:

And if you want to see some much prettier shots, be sure to check out our two exclusive galleries from last week:  here and here.

Cheers to Gustafson for the global and simultaneous data finds!

  • Anonymous

    much like computers back in the early-mid 90s, the technology in phones is evolving so fast that by the time you get your phone home, out of the box and set-up, it is obsolete…the next best thing is always, ALWAYS right around the corner…it would be best to go with whatever phone best fits your needs…otherwise you will always be sitting on an upgrade waiting for the NBT(next best thing)

    • guest

      it makes me wonder why people keep repeating the same actions. Computers are still like this. Phones are computers too. We don’t go out and buy a brand new computer every 3-6 months do we? Everything is like this with a chip inside it. it seems basic logic escapes people or they just don’t pay attention to their surroundings.

      • Anonymous

        it seems to me like people are more worried about having the newest technology they can have regardless…just so they can be better than joe schmoe who has last years tech…its all about one upping the next guy…and unlike computers, we have normally have our phones with us everywhere we go, so its easy to be like “see what i have i have this phone that has 20k cores, and a 1080p screen, and a 10mp ffc, and a 20mp back camera, and unskinned zoo animal cracker android…what do you have? oh you’re running the bionic? haha!”…much like i’mi a firm believer that people are constantly on their phones just so they can prove how popular they are…”look how popular i am…i ALWAYS have someone i can talk to”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KUDELAD2R5YEFZRC477DY4ZCMM Leo Bass

    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

  • Anonymous

    The phone does 4G who cares about 3G and phone calls. Do it on 4G, and for me I don’t care about Global. If I’m over seas I’m probably on vacation and I don’t wanna talk to anyone anyway. I wants my Bionic!!!

  • VZW dude

    I got to play with one that’s in the field for testing last week at a VZW event… The lock button on the top left is actually not that hard to reach with your right hand. But it was most likely final hardware, according to the moto test engineer…

  • http://profiles.google.com/cory.simpson Cory Simpson

    Do we know how thick the phone is?

    • Anonymous

      Looks pretty thin, maybe comparable to the Charge?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    “will NOT be able to do 3G voice and data simultaneously”

    wow… and the poopy TB did? that is a fail IMHO

  • Anonymous

    Where is the camera button?

  • http://twitter.com/Bonecrkr Bonecrkr

    The more I hear, the less I like this phone.  Why would you be able to use voice + data with LTE but not 3G?  I also saw that this phone does not have a GPS antenna and therefore, cannot be used as a standalone GPS which the Droid 3 has. I may go with the Galaxy S II or wait for the HTC Vigor.

    • Johnjr68

      Is this true about the GPS?  I use the GPS on my OG Droid a lot.  This could be a deal breaker for me if true!

    • Anonymous

      Not true.  In fact the D3 and Bionic both have sGPS which is even better than any previous GPS because it can use data and global positioning at the same time and get a lock much faster and more accurately.

  • Tabe

    Is the phone curved from side to side? The pic of the top of the phone looks like it is curved..?

    • http://twitter.com/eatmode4life Ray Mendoza

      Most likely the lens of the camera doing that.

  • Droid1_Bugless_Beast_1.2gHz

    No Simultaneous 3G Voice-Data is the dealbreaker. Very surprised Moto would act this way. It’s taken too long to get this Droid ready. Seriously dropped the ball here. Who cares about plugging your phone into TV? TV is dead.

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

      TV is dead?  You’re delusional. 

  • RW-1

    So then, what about scenario #4 in the chart?

    CDMA (1X Voice) + LTE –  YES

    You really should read the chart before posting the wrong information, as the scenario you posted about is totally true, and has been for all on CDMA, if you are on CDMA voice, you cant have data.

    The phone will do both while on LTE, just like the TB, and in the same manner.

    • RW-1

      Ignore that, that is just voice.

      Of course, I’m man enough to see I didn’t read it right.

      Adn of course, as predicted, I told all that moto would screw this up.

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

        You really should read the chart before posting the wrong information.

    • Anonymous

      Modern CDMA can support simultaneous data and voice. Verizon just chose not to implement it.

      • RW-1

        Perhaps they will after the strike, tiered of course …

  • ANGELFACE

    WHERE ARE THE SAMSUNG AND HTC FANBOY IN HERE BIGGEST FAN OF MOTO OVER HERE THE BIONIC WILL BE THE FIRST LTE DUAL CORE HDMI MIRROR NO OTHER CARRIERS HAVE THAT FEATURE THAT IS NICE TO HAVE RATHER THAN TO HAVE THE TALK AND DATA THAT IS CRAP. HTC SUX NO BUILD QUALITY SAMSUNG SAME THING TOY PHONES YOU WILL SEE THAT WE WONT HAVE PROBLEM WITH THIS BEAST ONCE IT COMES OUT AND I LOVE THE DESIGN BRING UP THE OLD SCHOOL A MIX OF OG DROID AND DROID X WHAT ELSE CAN WE ASK FROM MOTOROLLA. I DONT CARE IF THE BOOTLOADER  IS LACK MOTOBLUR THE NEW ONE ITS GREAT MOTO NUMBER 1 PERIOD

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRXKXFO5F7NVWFJHNZFO7NEHVY Big R

       I am an OG Droid owner.  I love the build and quality of the phone.  However, I never really liked it until I got rid of Moto’s OS.  This is what is probably going to drive me away from the Bionic.  If I have to wait until November to use the capabilities of the phone as it should be, why no just wait for a better phone?

      I have not owned a HTC phone.  My neighbors have the Inc and Inc2.  Both are very good phones. In our area, their call quality is as good as mine.  Their display is better (because they are newer phones),.

      I will tell you this, I am not buying this phone on release day.  I want to compare this to the SGS2, iPhone 5, and Vigor.  The phone that functions best with the best display is what I am purchasing.  It is as simple as that.

      • guest

        As an OG Droid owner I would hope you would know the difference between stock android and motoblur. Correct me if I’m wrong but I’m pretty positive it never had blur. Also. You can’t wait 2 months out of 2 years to wait for an unlocked bootloader? why?

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

       Stop typing in caps you douche.

    • Anonymous

      Please lay off the caps lock and use coherent sentences.

    • Anonymous

      thats the longest run on sentence ive ever seen

  • Anonymous

    Looking like this WONT be the super droid we were looking for.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously though…after 6+ months of delays this is the best that Motorola could come up with?…I honestly think the moto fanboys are a lil heated cuz of all the sh*t they gave tbolt fans over the delays and the D3ish specs..