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More Blurry DROID Bionic Pictures Show Up, We Get a Nice Side View of its Thickness

 

The DROID Bionic went from being one of Verizon’s better kept secrets to being more leaked than almost any other device in history in about 2 weeks time.  First we saw the spec sheet  for it on Motorola’s site, then gave you two separate galleries of the phone (here and here), which were all followed up by the unveiling of the device through the FCC over the weekend.  It’s definitely not going to surprise anyone when it hits stores on September 8 (still a rumor), but that doesn’t mean we won’t jump all over more leaked pictures of it.  Today, we have a new set that gives us a blurrified look at its sides, along with a front shot that shows off its 4G LTE logo.

So, I’m sure you will all come to your own conclusions after looking at these, but damn, does this thing not look like the next thick tank from Big Red or what?  I was told today that the device is essentially as thick as the HTC Thunderbolt and I would say these photos confirm that.  That’s not necessarily going to be a huge downer and I’m still liking the styling, however, we were hoping for at least DX skinny.  Who knows though, maybe in order to make the device last longer than 5 hours on this first-gen LTE tech, they needed to go thick to make room for that massive battery?  Actually, we are hearing that Moto reps can’t stop raving about its battery life.   

And yes, the guy is using a task killer on Android 2.3…

Via:  GottaBeMobile

Cheers Manny!

  • Pnicuh

    why is it so thick? well see, I guess

  • Fat.ass.

  • 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

  • Dr. Buttballs

    Nice Droid 3, bro.

  • Anonymous

    Is that a Droid Bionic in your pocket….or are you just happy see me?

  • i like how everyones complaining about the thickness which i dont even think is that big of a deal cause i personally think my dx can be a little bigger and have some more weight to it…..and the pictures of the original bionic we saw back in january were pretty thick also so really nothing has changed…everyone just wants a perfect device with absoluetly no flaws what so ever…..

  • Anonymous

    This phones looks almost as fat as people from texas!!

    • droidlvr

      their fat hands should grip it well then.

  • Anonymous

    I’m anxious to see how this performs if it has any lag or anything will be nice to see some reviews and how people feel about it if any issues show up.

  • Destroythanet

    Knowing how big and power hungry LTE hardware is, why are people surprised by this phone’s thickness?

  • I think everyone has overlooked the news that came out yesterday.

    This phone will NOT have a hump on the back when it’s released.  The phone that these pictures are taken of are not the most current model.  Seriously people, I can’t believe so many can sit here and make judgement on something that isn’t even on the shelf yet.

    • kq

      it does have a hump with the regular back cover. the flat cover is the wireless charging back cover, the coil inside makes it thicker so it flattens out at the hump’s thickness.

    • Guest

      I AGREE THIS PHONE CAN BE TOTALLY DIFFERENT WHEN IT HITS THE STORE

  • Anonymous

    OK….parties over. No way I’m lugging around this Ball ‘N Chain after using a thinly sliced DX… Even if it’s got 4G. I waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S II … Period.

  • Anonymous

    OK… Parties over. No way I’m going to carry around this fricking brick after using my DX. Even if it has 4G… I’M waiting for the thinly sliced Samsung Galaxy S II… Thank you very much.

    • Anonymous

      Galaxy SII is a good choice.  But i want LTE so im willing to have a big phone.  Big phones dont bother me as Im a big guy.

  • Anonymous

    Ok im so tired of people bitching.  LTE requires a phone to be thick, end of story.  The chips are still first gen.  If you dont like it, wait for 2nd gen chips next year.  

    Two.  Why does everyone bitch about battery?  You dont have a charger in your car and at home?  If you dont your stupid.  I have a charger in my car, home docking station, and a charger at work for my Droid 1.  Besides, read that last line of the article.  He said that they are raving about the battery life.  

    Three.  Women carry phones in purses.  Men actually tend to like big phones.  So this is a win win in my book. Take an original droid and compare it to this phone and this phone is still thinner.  

    Four. Motorola is a proven company.  They delayed this device to build their own LTE chip which is why the battery is better and signal strength will be phenomenal.  

    Five.  Stop bitching about bootloaders.  Motorola will unlock in november.  I know this as fact because my friend works there.  

    six.  if you dont like motoblur cover the bitch up with GoLauncher or Launcher Pro.  Its THAT simple.  

    Seven.  If you still dont like the phone, stop coming on here and talking about it.  Go find a phone you want and go talk in that forum, blog, or whatever.  

    im done.

    • Anonymous

      So because not everyone feels they should have to charge the phone all the time they are stupid? Great logic bro. Just because you like something doesn’t mean everyone else does. Step back take a deep breath and relax.

      • Anonymous

        I know HTC’S batteries suck big time.  But this article says they are raving about the battery life.  Im assuming that this means you can get a solid 12hours of normal use before even thinking about plugging it in.  Most of us can easilly plug our phone in when we drive to and from work and that turns your battery life into a full day.  

        My point is that im so tired of everyone bitching about it when the problem is not specific to this phone or any phone.  LTE requires a lot of power so its gonna take a couple years to develope chips and batteries that get a phone up to a full day of normal use.  This happened with 3G as well when it first came out to a lesser degree.  

        And yes, im going so far as to say if you dont have a car charger you are stupid.  Ever gotten stranded in a snow bank or car broke down in the desert?  Ive had both happen to me and it was a VERY good thing having a car charger.  

        • Anonymous

          Well if car breaks down the car charger isn’t always gonna help but go ahead call people stupid because they make valid complaints. Nobody is expecting all day use, clearly that isn’t expected all people want is to be able to last Atleast a workday. You calling people stupid just makes you ignorant. People are going to bitch no matter what if you are that thin skinned to get worked up over a phone step away from these forums then or don’t comment no need to freak out its a phone after all.

          • Anonymous

            Actually im pretty thick skinned and could care less what phone people buy.  Im simply trying to point out that when a person is reading through these comments all we see is complaints about non phone specific problems.  All lte phones are pretty big.  

            I will admit im a little annoyed that people are giving motorola such a hard time when their CEO gave good reasons for the delay of this phone.  Also, they are an American company and we should all be pulling for them.  

            I guess i was just trying to bring some reasoning to this discussion but apparently I failed.  I had no mal intentions.  I just ask people to be reasonable when being critical of a phone or anything for that matter.  Dont bitch just to bitch.  

          • Anonymous

            I agree but people will always complain and have a favorite. Just like the blur pentile hate when most people never even used either and just go by what one of these sites say.

        • beanboy

          AMEN BROTHER!!!!!!

      • Guest

        he is right people complain to much about battery life if you drive you can have a charger there at work home etc you need to grow up you another pig 🙂

    • Guest

      I WILL KEEP IT SIMPLE FOR THIS PIGS IN HERE HATING ON MOTO, MOTO GAVES US THE OG DROID AND DROID X AND DROID 2 DROID PRO AND DROIDX2 AND THEY ARE ALL HOTTTT PHONES.  MOTO DID NOT WANT TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE LIKE HTC DID WITH THE STUPID THUNDERBOLT. MOTO ARE THE BEST PERIOD I DO NOT CARE ABOUT STUPID BOOTLOADER AND SHIT MOTOBLUR IS GREAT NOW AND IT WILL KEEP GETTING BETTER. MOTO HAS THE BEST TECHNOLOGY TO THIS DATE WEBDOCK, HDMI MIRROR FIRST LTE PHONE STOP CRYING LITTLE BABIES GO TO A HTC SITE OR SAMSUNG AND DONT COME HERE THIS IS DROID LIFE

    • some people dont have the luxy of cars. its impractical if the phone only last a few hours and then u have to go back and charge it. I agree with most of your arguments except for the chargin part. Battery technology needs to advance and we as customers need to stress that, not deal with it by plugging it in. many phones with great battery life have proven so.

    • K B

      Couldn’t have said it better.

  • You want LTE don’t you????

  • droidlvr

    it’s that thick to hold all the goodies inside, you all just jelly.

    • Guest

      this phone is the best of the year

  • DanSke

    What a brick. As thick as a Thunderbolt? Yeah, if Tbolt has a case on it. What a joke. haha

  • Otsrocks

    Im sure they made it as thin as possible , aren’t these the specs we’ve all been waiting for since CES? We should be rejoicing,touchwiz is terrible and Samsung plastic is a no go for me. Why not believe in the bionic and that Motorola build quality? Not
    it too long ago we trashed sense well before blur. Guess I’m just tired of sgs 2 comments.my 2cents

    • Guest

      BIONIC RULE PERIOD

  • Rene Mercado

    The reason why I was following Bionic is because of the initial rumor that it will have a 4.5″ screen.
    recent rumor/leak that it has a 4.3″ screen therefore my eagerness to have this phone just subside…

    But wait, what if (a conclusion of a disparate man)….
    a Moto will release 2 version of Droid Bionic (might be different name/alias)… one with 4.3″ and a 4.5″ screen..

    (based on previous leaked & blurry pics… some says 4.5″ screen and some says 4.3″.)

    What if those two specs do really exist, and Moto just let FCC to leak the other one…

    Please Moto… tell me that I am correct….!

    • hkklife

      Same here.  Earlier reports indicated that the screen is still pentile but with less ghosting than the DX2 and D3.  So the combination of less ghosting + 4.5″ (and LTE!) might have been enough to basically negate the chunky size, Blur, and battery drain.

      However, with everything pretty much confirmed, there simply just aren’t enough major improvements in the Bionic to warrant me even considering paying full price for one at any point this year.   Now, if I HAD to recommend a phone to someone who insisted on buying a new LTE phone on or around Sept 4th, I would still recommend the Bionic over the Charge/TB/Revolution, unless it has some horrible deal-breaking flaw. 

    • Anonymous

      They are not releasing two versions.  The screen is 4.3.  Get over it.  Its .2 inches difference.  

    • Guest

      i feel 4,3 is perfect size but i will not mind if it has 4.5 the pentile screen is great i do not know why people are crying about it

  • phone…bleh.

    who’s the chica in the pics?

    • Azhu

      Katy Perry

  • Izak69

    3 months ago this phone was so bad ass now its just kinda old because it was delayed just so long and its just a real disappointment, it used to be my dream phone but now my dream phone is the vigor woot woot 🙂

    • Guest

      the vigor is a tablet get over

  • Madcow06

    Looks a little thicker than I would have thought when looking at the previous pics. But I’ll reserve judgement until I can get my hands on one.

  • Anonymous

    I love the motorola adventure on the table….my husband still uses that phone and has 3 in closet as backup..
    they do not even make that phone anymore..which is why is is stockpiling them.  So this pic makes me smile…it COULD be taken in my house…Droid being my phone and the old adventure being his  LOL

    • Anonymous

      I almost got the adventure back in the day lol

  • I don’t care how thick it is bring it on!

    • That’s what your mom said last night.

      • Guest

        stop hating fatso

        • My peg is fat, it fills your sis up perfectly.

  • Trdracer21

    sg2 no bionic

    • Anonymous

      no LTE

  • Anonymous

    Remember when people were complaining about the thickness of the original Droid Bionic.. well this is obese compared to that.

  • Droid Bionic = Thicker than Ron Jeremy 

  • kq

    looks pretty damn thick. looks like a thunderbolt with extended battery cover hump that got moved to the top.

  • I wonder if this will be compatable with the atrix dock. Boy, Katy Perry looks hot!

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t the Bionic just the proper version of what the DX2 should have been?

  • Anonymous

    I compared the size with my OG Droid using the micro usb as the base and it looks about the same, maybe slightly thinner so it’ll probably be around 12 or 13 mm like the Charge and Revolution while maybe being as think as the TB at the hump.

  • Anonymous

    I compared the size with my OG Droid using the micro usb as the base and it looks about the same, maybe slightly thinner so it’ll probably be around 12 or 13 mm like the Charge and Revolution while maybe being as think as the TB at the hump.

  • Me

    LLook at us all arguing over pictures of phones that nobody has. Man must be pretty smart? Ah. What the he’ll here’s my take
    1. Samsung /phones that came out after droid 1 still doesn’t have froyo
    2. Iphone/well it’s an apple
    3. Moto/my d2 is great no problem.
    MOTOR WIN IN MY BOOK. but whatever phone makes YOU happy

    • Anonymous

      You can’t blame it all on samsung since international versions got updated us carriers slow down everything with their bloat. And I’m not sticking up for samsung I am just stating if youook world wide they have a good track record with updates so carriers need to quit slowing them down lol.

    • Anonymous

      You can’t blame it all on samsung since international versions got updated us carriers slow down everything with their bloat. And I’m not sticking up for samsung I am just stating if youook world wide they have a good track record with updates so carriers need to quit slowing them down lol.

    • Anonymous

      well not everyone is as fond with locked bootloaders and blur as you are…and like chris125 said…the international versions of sammy phones are all up to date…its the U.S. carriers that are dropping the ball with samsung

    • Guest

      Moto beats everybody when it comes to cellphones

  • Travis

    I personally like that there is a great, dual core, 4g, phone coming out, I have gigantic hands and I feel like this phone was made for me. Kinda wish the 4.5″ screen would hav come to fruision but I can wait fr this phone. Also I know the AMOLED screens are nicer but I have no problems with the qHD.  Also poeple stop bashing this phone before it has come out. Everyone seems to be sucking the nuts of the GS II and it may nt even come to VErizon with 4G, which would make me not want it.  Stop trashing the phone, I love this site but after I buy my Bionic I seriously might stop reading it because of all the stupid people commenting on everything.

    • FRUITION=The thought or believe that Motorola will deliver a quality product with constant updates making it a pleasurable experience for the customer. This is a false belief and has yet to happen.

    • Anonymous

      +1. Can’t agree with you more.

      You do have to realize android users on blogs are generally haters, same ones that used to be on video game console boards, and pc/Mac boards. They need something to hate, and since the new ip*one isn’t out till September/October and the ip4 is old tech now, they need to hate this. When the SII is about to launch, they’ll do the same to it. Remember all the bashing on TouchWiz and saturated cartoon colors last year when the vibrant and captivate came out? Then the thickness/radio on the epic and bing on the fascinate? After this launches they’ll crow for the HTC Vigor, Moto Dinara, or nexus prime while bashing the SII.

      • Guest

        they have no life that’s why they do this 24/7 the screen on the charge is to colorful i stick with pentile i love my screen on droid x2

        • Anonymous

          How is the auto brightness on the DX2? The sensor on my Xoom doesn’t work, on auto it just dims the screen all the way.

    • Guest

      let them hate moto still will be selling lol

  • Q

    I am very excited about this because of the battery life.  My current Thunderbolt has become a halfway respectable device after HTC updates, Netflix, Hulu, etc,etc.  However, the battery life is still an utter joke.  If this thing (Bionic) can stay alive during use, Im all over it.  This is definitely the Droid Ive been looking for.

    • i’ve realized that maybe some people have just had bad installs of the update. i know 2 people who have horrible battery life and connectivity issues, but my phone connected to everything fine, and i’m at 60% right now with 11 hours of use.

    • Anonymous

      I have the thunderbolt and agree battery life is awful. i had to turn off 4g just to get about 4 hours out of it. it is a little better with the extended battery but still pretty awful for a cell phone.

      • LionStone

        Wow, you get 4 hours? Your phone is broke, quit complaining and take it back.

  • Anonymous

    If being LTE really contributes so much to the thickness of a phone, then may be the Verizon GXS2 really is a slider ’cause being a slider, its thickness will be perceived as more forgivable.

  • Honestly, it doesn’t look all that thick to me. I mean sure, It’s no GS2 or Dinc2…but with all of the added goodies and awesome hardware specs…I’m amazed the device isn’t thicker. I want that phone.

    • Tarsis Brito

      these pricks will complain no matter what THIS PHONE IS HOTTTTTTTTTTTT PERIOD

  • 72leprechaun

    It looks fine to me…the thin design looks a feels a little too girly anyway

    • Anonymous

      Agree i have a tb with extended battery so I am used to a pretty thick phone.

  • Yesss, please more Bionic coverage! This will def be my next device. Screw plastic Sammy!

    • u do know this phone is plastic right?

      • Anonymous

        No it’s not, there are pictures of its internals on the FCC site and its frame is some type of metal, probably aluminum or magnesium. Yes it has some plastic, like all phones.

      • At least the X had some real metal trim sections.

    • Guest

      plastic and no updates in the usa lol

  • 72leprechaun

    It looks fine to me me the thinner design looks more like a chick phone to me me anyway

  • Anonymous

    How about some HTC Vigor leaks! We have been on this phone since January.

  • I think my Droid 3 with the extended battery is still a thinner device.

  • Rp780

    I’m still on the fence about this phone. I want to wait for something else but if I wait it will always be something better…i just don’t know.

  • dquicknc

    My OG Droid with rubberized Body Glove case is heavy as hell, but I’m used to it after having it for nearly 2 years. My wife’s Droid INC feels non-existent in my hands and it feels somewhat cheap too. Guess that’s because I’m used to carrying a brick in my pocket.   

  • Anonymous

    do not like the 747 like shape.  why do they have to have that hump?  ruins the lines and sends me to Samsung.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know if a SD card comes pre-installed and how big it is?

    • hkklife

      I’m assuming it’ll be identical to the D3:

      16Gb internal storage, has a microSD slot but it comes empty and can take up to a 32Gb card. 

      On that note, where are 64Gb microSDXC cards, already!!?!!?

      • Anonymous

        I don’t believe they’re available yet and the first ones that will be will also be extremely expensive.

    • Guest

      you need to buy it

  • Anonymous

    Love it 🙂

  • Mehoff88

    wayyy to thick!!! iphone 5 here i come..

    • Anonymous

      So you are going with a 3g phone. Good choice because there are no thin 3g phones on verizon. But hey hope you enjoy it

      • the iphone 4 is the thinnest phone on verizon, and thats 3G. some people don’t have the coverage for 4G either, so whats the point

        • Anonymous

          So you can’t turn off 4g? Not to mention 2 years is a long time since the iphone 5 isn’t going to really have any wow specs.

          • i’m not saying the iPhone 5 is an great phone. if someone wants a thin 3G phone for now until they have 4G coverage, why can’t they? some people like thin. i was just saying that there is a thin 3G phoneon verizon when you said there wasn’t.

          • Anonymous

            Reread my comment I said like the iphone is the only smart phone that is thin and 3g. I didn’t say they don’t have any thin phones there are different choices depending on how things you need a phone.

          • “So you are going with a 3g phone. Good choice because there are no thin 3g phones on verizon. But hey hope you enjoy it ” umm…that doesn’t sound like what you said at all. you may have meant that, but you typed something completely different.

          • Anonymous

            Sorry you didn’t catch the sarcasm next time I’ll make sure to put that in there since the iphone crowd is a little slow I forgot that. My apologies.

          • lol i agree they are a little slow. you should put the /sarcasm note in there since people can’t tell the tone you were speaking in. just because you didn’t express what you meant properly, doens’t mean you have to resort to being a douche.

          • Anonymous

            How am I being a douche? I apologized for forgetting to put /s and that’s being a douche?

          • wait, when you said iphone fans are slower, was that directed at me?

          • Anonymous

            If you’re an apple fan then yes if not then no lol.

          • i’m not, but i figured you might have directed it at me, since it was me that had the issue with no sensing your sarcasm. my apologies

          • Anonymous

            Nope just apple lovers in general. I meant choosing an iphone over android isn’t the smartest and if they want iphone why be in an android site lol.

          • i’m not, but i figured you might have directed it at me, since it was me that had the issue with no sensing your sarcasm. my apologies

          • Guest

            alex you are a cow period you dont know nothing about android go back to mexico

          • lol

          • Guest

            lol how stupid you are droidx2 is thinner than iphone 4

        • Paul Needleman

           a lot of people do have 4g coverage

          • a lot compared to?

          • Mike

            And a lot more people are going to have it for the two years that you’re locked into this phone for.

          • FYI, primary line’s get early upgrade after a year. Plus, there will be something much better by then anyway

          • Fyi they removed that in January brah.

          • i just received mine

          • Mike

            And a lot more people are going to have it for the two years that you’re locked into this phone for.

    • Guest

      you a cry baby

  • Anonymous

    erhhh does anyone know when the next gen lte chip planes to be released so these beasts can be thinner?

  • CaptM

    Since everyone is now upset/disapointed with the shape and specs and screen and thickness and everything else before this phone has even come out, why don’t you all just build your own phone to your liking?  That way, you’ll have nothing to complain about.

    • Guest

      they are to dumb to build it

  • Everyone is mad about the bionic being delayed but hasn’t the gs2 been out for like 4 months why don’t Samsung get any hate?

    • Anonymous

      Because it wasn’t shown off last Jan at ces and said to be coming out in may. If Moto did that people wouldn’t care but that is the main reason.

    • and also because the phone IS already out. its just not available in America

  • Anonymous

    Being too thick, too heavy, having a sub-par screen, and a locked boot loader are the things turning me off to this device. My Droid X is having physical button issues. I just hope it holds out until there is actually something I want on Verizon. This is definitely not it. Please, Samsung, make the GS2 a reality!

  • Anonymous

    Being too thick, too heavy, having a sub-par screen, and a locked boot loader are the things turning me off to this device. My Droid X is having physical button issues. I just hope it holds out until there is actually something I want on Verizon. This is definitely not it. Please, Samsung, make the GS2 a reality!

  • Here’s hoping that guy has REALLY tiny sausagy fingers…
    If not, chalk another one up for the SGS2… assuming big red ever pulls the trigger on it.
    With how I use my phone I don’t need 4G. Rather keep my unlimited plan anyhow.

    • Anonymous

      You can keep it with 4g so why not get a 4g phone to lock it in in case they do make you unable to keep unlimited going from 3g-4g. Not saying get this but i’d get a 4g phone just to be safe.

  • Mario Lo

    Pics must of been taken on a Motorola phone.

  • Katy Perry creepy up skirt shot = win

    Oh, and the bionic is pretty thick.

  • Stephen D

    Looks thick, but did you really expect thin from a device with an LTE radio….

    • Anonymous

      The Galaxy Tab is way thinner and it has an LTE radio. Granted it’s a tablet, they still have to make way for a massive, beautiful display and a battery, same as a phone.

      • i guess since it’s a bigger device overall, they can stretch the battery out more.

      • Anonymous

        The LTE chipset in tablets and notebooks are not the same as the ones in phones…

        • Anonymous

          Not arguing that may be the case, but what’s stopping them from being the same? Just curious.

          • Anonymous

            I couldn’t tell you in detail, but i know the power requirements and antenna design are different. Beyond that, someone else would have to explain. 

          • Anonymous

            The power requirements are higher.  Plus they can fit a lot more in a tablet, including a thinner but very large battery.

    • Anonymous

      The Galaxy Tab is way thinner and it has an LTE radio. Granted it’s a tablet, they still have to make way for a massive, beautiful display and a battery, same as a phone.

  • Daisuke Andrews

    Looking at a shot of the something actually on the screen makes this phone look nice. This will be a hard decision. 

    • Daisuke Andrews

      *the phone with

  • Anonymous

    If you’re serious about the battery, I’m buying this phone.

  • PowersUSA

    I would be first in line if it were not for the Pentile screen. That said, I’m reserving judgment until I get “eyes on” with it. The only way I will get “excited” is if the boot loader comes unlocked (not holding my breath)

    • Guest

      pentile its good trust me i did not like it at first some colors seem to bright but you get used too and love it too and outside it looks nicer than all of these display

  • Paul Needleman

    it looks a lot thinner than the OD. If you look at the micro usb in the pic its pretty much centered. on the OD its on the left 1/3.

  • RonsterWVU

    Droid-Bionic-life dot com

  • LeaveNow

    I don’t get why everyone here keeps posting about how they dislike this phone. If you don’t like it why even talk about it? move on. nobody wants to listen to it

    • Guest

      they all love it they are just hating to see if moto unlock the boatloader lol

  • JFMFT

    I will be JUST fine if the SGS II on Verizon (assuming we get the phone at all… sigh – I’m more doubtful each day) doesn’t have 4G. 4G in its current implementation is clunky, unreliable, battery-hungry beyond reason, and overall a hindrance more than it is a help or benefit.

    SGS II with Nexus S styling (similar to how the Samsung Hercules looks for T-Mobile) would be PERFECT. An unlocked, slim phone with everything I want (even if it’s a Qualcomm processor instead of the Exynos).

    Sadly, I fear that Verizon won’t put out a 3G phone like the SGS II because they want to sell 4G phones, not 3G phones. They know the phone would be popular, but it would be putting more strain on Verizon’s aging 3G network and their 4G investments wouldn’t be necessarily recouped in the short-term. I fear that in an effort to draw more attention to their 4G network, they will be pushing fat, battery-hog 4G phones on all customers and removing (in large part) 3G phones from their portfolio of devices (at least the really good 3G phones, like the SGS II).

    Just a hunch… but I’m not holding my breath for the SGS II on Verizon, nor the Nexus 3/Prime on Verizon. I think one is as unlikely to happen as is the other.

    • hkklife

      Droid Bionic: Fail due to thickness, Blur, delays, & 4.3″ pentile screen

      SGSII:  Fail because it may not even come to VZW and if it does it’ll almost certainly be 3G, 800×480 res.

      Moto Dinara:  Fail due to non-removable internal battery

      I want a VZW LTE device to arrive before the end of 2011 that’s at least slightly thinner than the TB & Charge, has a qHD screen that’s 4.5″, has decent battery life, and a removable battery. Is that too much to ask?  Obviously so!

    • Anonymous

      Well duh they said they want to be all lte by 2013 so why keep pushing out 3g phones when most want 4g. You can always turn 4g off and only use 3g.

  • faber

    Don’t care

    • Anonymous

      you did enough to comment…

  • Bionicman

    I started to doubt getting a BIONIC but I played with a Motorola Photon and I liked what I saw. Motoblur or whatever the hell they call it now ran and looked very smooth. It definitely got me excited! Keep the Droid Bionic info coming!

  • 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

  • Big Red

    Blah blah blah! I’m buying this beast…. Atleast I will have the best phone for a few months… Lol until the next big hyped phone comes out… Right? I do appreciate all the info here on DL… Kellex is the Shiz!

  • Meh, I think I’m pretty much done with this phone. I got a Droid 3 “in the meantime” but I think I’ll just keep it. I don’t need LTE so its not that big a deal. 

  • dj abe k

    ***i’ll

  • Bert336

    not impressed…looks like a pimped out Droid X….

    • Guest

      you are blind and dumb

  • dj abe k

    fill stick with my Nexus S 4G from sprint that i got thru the best buy deal! F Moto, big EPIC FAIL! ill just enjoy my new Nexus S 4G. i feel bad for leaving big red but this i couldnt pass up. i cant wait for the Prime. hey Droid Life… how about a good comprehensive rooting guide for the NS4G? you guys do a great job with that stuff. PLEASE.

    • Did you get lost

    • Guest

      YOU ARE IGNORANT FOR LEAVING BIG RED

  • Anonymous

    What’s up with moto with the blue back cover…makes it look cheap!!! Idk about this phone anymore

  • Rob Meyer

    DX 2.5

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t think they could make the DX2 any worse, but looks like they did.

      • Just troll somehere else we get it you don’t like Motorola ….now leave

        • Guest

          THESE PEOPLE STILL IGNORANT ALL OF THEM HATING ON THE BEST LOL MOTO IS THE BEST FOLKS THEY HAVE GAVE YOU AWESOMENESS

      • Anonymous

        I flagged you for trolling.

  • in all honesty this phone looks like a d3 with out the slide out keyboard  im passing on this 

    • Anonymous

      The only differences I see are:

      1) D3 has a KB
      2) D3 is only 3G
      3) Bionic has larger battery (will need it with LTE)
      4) Bionic has larger screen

      It really looks a lot like a D3.

      All these battery issues though really make me actually think about going to the dark side.  I hate the dark side but I really need a smart phone to last through the day with normal use.  My D3 in no way will last me a day and that is with ZERO streaming of audio or video.  I’m wanting my D1 back and that should be echoing as loud as thunder to Moto.  I’m quite saddened actually.  Maybe Android manufactures should just make the battery non-replaceable like the dark side and they’ll get some life out of them??  I’d rather the battery be sealed and last me more than a day than a replaceable one so I can change it out every friggin 6 hours.

      • More ram different proccessor updated gpu(I believe) bigger screen, bigger battery, but I can see how the d3 is basically the same phone

        • Anonymous

          LOOKS wise, it doesn’t look much different from a D3.  

      • Anonymous

        I think battery life on the Bionic will last. Powerful phones need powerful batteries. Even so, heat and use has allot to do with battery life. In the Winter your battery will last longer, and keeping the phone out your pocket will allow for better battery life. The D3 has a task manager to control apps from running two minutes after phone is locked to prolong battery life. Just check all the apps you want to turn off two minutes after turning off your screen or locking your phone. It even has a “in pocket” option that senses your phone in your pocket. If battery life is an issue configure your phone to your use. I did it for a friends phone “D3” and now it will last him all day with heavy use. Spare batteries are cheap and so are their charger at http://www.cellphoneshop.net/droid3.html 11.00 for a battery and the charger. 

    • Anonymous

      Why is that a bad thing?  I love the Droid 3’s look.

  • T Hall

    Wow thicker than I imagined, yet still good looking.

  • Damian Kim

    can’t wait for the galaxy s2. this is just wait too thick 🙁

    • Hope you enjoy 3G.

      • Anonymous

        I’m gonna laugh when samsung pulls a quick one and adds lte and then all those doubting it will no longer be able to troll. I’m still skeptical but if anyone can do it its samsung.

        • I don’t think it will have lte it would be too thick for the thinness that everyone loves about the sgs2…I don’t think he is trolling either…who knows what variant of the galaxy s2 verizon will get

          • Anonymous

            I think it will be interesting to see what gs2 verizon gets if they will cripple it like the fascinate.

          • Lets hope they dont

          • Anonymous

            I hope they don’t either.

          • Anonymous

            Thats the thing everyone keeps forgetting. The thinness of the GS2 is one of its marketing buzz words. Add current LTE tech in and thats one bullet point you take off for the GS2. It gets replaced with LTE but still…

            Might as well call it the Charge 2 if they add LTE.

        • Anonymous

          I’m gonna laugh when the LTE GS2 is as thick as this and all the trolls run away.

          • Anonymous

            It wont be as thick as this it would be like the droid charge. But I agree since it won’t be as thin as the international version people will bitch about that.

          • Anonymous

            This looks identically thick to the Charge to me.

          • Anonymous

            Idk isn’t the charge thinner than the TB? I have the TB and played with a charge and this looks about as thick as the TB maybe a little thicker.

          • Anonymous

            The Charge is 12 mm, the TB is 14 mm, the Bionic looks to be between 12 and 14.

          • Guest

            THAT’S GOOD ENOUGH THE X IT IS TO THIN IF YOU USE IT WITHOUT A COVER I STILL LOVE MY X AND NOW DROIDX2 🙂

          • Anonymous

            I checked a website that has the dimensions…I believe the Charge is the thinnest LTE phone on Verizon.

            So at the most the Bionic will be probably around the same size as one of the LTE phones.

        • Guest

          DROID X DESTROYED THE FASCINATE ON VERIZON BIONIC WILL DESTROY GS2

      • Anonymous

        I actually do. Plenty fast, can stream netflix without buffering, and can download the average song in under a minute.

        Plus it doesn’t have as bad affects on the battery.

    • Guest

      IGNORANT PRICK

  • -1 for using a task killer on any flavor of Android OS.

    • Anonymous

      The only time you would use it is if the OS couldn’t handle apps running away or locking up the phone – not a good sign for the Bionic

      • Anonymous

        Or the person just doesn’t know they don’t need a task killer.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, it’s all the Bionic’s fault for ATK being the 7th most downloaded app on the android market.

        /s

    • K6tcher

      Maybe they were just “testing” how a task killer would perform on the device? Who knows.

      • Anonymous

        The D3 comes with its own task manager right from Motorola.

    • Guest

      its not a regular task killer from the android market do your research before you speak dummy

  • Anonymous

    Maybe if the battery life is as good as they say it is I’ll get it. 

  • Legoturte92

    I kinda like the weight of the thunderbolt. Coming from my OG Droid, I personally like a bit of weight to it just because it’s easier for me to detect if the phone is in my pocket or if I left it somewhere.

  • Anonymous

    I dunno, it doesn’t look that thick. Looks thinner than the Tbolt and slightly thicker than the X

  • Anonymous

    You know it’s one thing if it had a Pentile Matrix screen and someone would just deal with it because of the great hardware.. but Thunderbolt thickness on top of that? Really?… Really?… Oh really? Well then.. >___>

    • Anonymous

      What great hardware? Screen – not. Dual core – already got the DX2 heavily discounted. Thin – nope.

      • 4g, different proccessor, 1gb ddr2, big battery which I’d rather have, I’m going to say this again just leave…you hate Motorola’s we see that…take your shit eelsehere this site don’t need another one of you

        • Guest

          another troll in here hating on moto lol i laugh everyday

      • Anonymous

        trololololo

        This has great hardware, if you can’t admit to that then you’re just being an assbag.  Current 4G chipsets are large and power hungry which leads to large batteries, both of which lead to thicker phones.  If you expect the GS2 or Vigor to be thin with LTE and good battery life prepare to be disappointed.

  • K6tcher

    No 4g in my area for at least two more years….
    Really Wanted to like this phone but I do not need the extra bulk that comes with it.
    Sad………
    Looks to much like the DX with a severely overweight problem.
    I want a newer styled phone…. Not a DX style that is actually thicker than the one I got right now.
    I guess I am passing on this Droid.

  • So are you guys buying? I have waited long enough I definitely am

    • Yes sir am going to try this baby out

    • Guest

      i am getting this full price and 2012 i will get another better on discount price 🙂 BRING ON THE BIONIC

  • Anonymous

    Well Atleast Moto got battery right after sending it back to the drawing board if this is true.

  • TomHolmes

    I like a solid phone, which is why I’m drawn to Moto’s. The girth of this lass will not deter me.

    • Anonymous

      Thick and bulky does not equal solid. In fact a heavier phone, if dropped will hit the ground with more energy, and is more likely to break. Thick and bulky may seem more solid, but really isn’t.

      • TomHolmes

        Ah okay. So if I drop a tank from 5′ it will impact the ground with far greater force than, say, a Corvette? So what you’re saying is that the Bionic will damage the ground significantly more than a SGSII? Okay, I’ll buy that!

      • Anonymous

        Except in the case of the Droid which is both thick and heavy and survives drops with ease.

  • Anonymous

    Does this have a hidden keyboard or something? I know Motorola isn’t known for making thin phones, but damn. 

    • Kal El

      the made the razr lol

    • Guest

      WHAT WHAT DO YOU CALL DROID X? YOU A JERK

  • Why is everyone so concerned about the thickness of a phone? I’ve held the Thunderbolt, it doesn’t feel thick and it’s not that heavy (as some reviews have noted). If the Bionic is as thick or just a bit thicker – that won’t bother me in the slightest.

    • Anonymous

      Thunderbolt is pretty damn heavy.  The Incredible 2 and Galaxy S2 feel like feathers compared to it.  Tbolt is also heavier than the DROID3 and it has a keyboard.  That’s why I’m concerned.

      • Heh. Maybe I just like my phones to have some heft to them. I didn’t like the feel of the Incredible 2 in my hands. I do agree it felt like there was nothing there but I guess it’s a feel I just don’t like. I did like the feel of the Droid 3 but I’m waiting to see what really comes out in September.

        I would also rather have battery life at the sake of weight than have a light phone that lasts a half day.

      • Heh. Maybe I just like my phones to have some heft to them. I didn’t like the feel of the Incredible 2 in my hands. I do agree it felt like there was nothing there but I guess it’s a feel I just don’t like. I did like the feel of the Droid 3 but I’m waiting to see what really comes out in September.

        I would also rather have battery life at the sake of weight than have a light phone that lasts a half day.

        • Anonymous

          Because all the divas want thin phones for their skinny jeans.

          • Larry Mao

            I never got that either. One of the things I like about my Droid X is the fact that it has some weight to it. It’s a machine, not an f’ing hanky.

          • John

            If you want to carry a brick around in 2011, that’s your prerogative.. I’ll call you Zack Morris.  

          • Anonymous

            Who said I’m getting it? Just because you wear nut huggers to make people see that you have nothing to show off that’s your prerogative. I’ll call you john smallshank.

          • John

            Things with screens trend towards becoming thinner as technology allows.. Most people want thin TVs, monitors, and phones.. and not because of the pants they wear.  

          • Anonymous

            Well if the tech was there then yes I agree with you but everything doesn’t all the sudden get super thin look how long it took for 3g phones to get thinner. This is still first generation tech give it time and it will get thinner as the tech improves and companies find ways to make the phone thinner with lte.

          • John

            I don’t disagree.. but I have a strong suspicion we’re going to see an LTE SGS2 thatis considerably thinner. 

          • Exaggerate much

          • i kept thinking i was going to break my iphone4…that’s why i swapped it out for a tbolt…

      • Anonymous

        I agree with jdawgc a little girth to a phone is a good thing so it’s not so easy to drop. The DX is nice but a bit thin. A big battery is also a good thing because it will last and the 4G radio is no joke. A friend has a EVO 4G and he says the 4G just kills his battery and we all saw what happened to the Tbolt and it’s terrible battery life. Not sure about the battery in the Revolution. To small or to thin seems like a girl’s phone. D3 is a real phone, powerful and girth to hold… I’m liking the Bionic. Can’t wait to see a video on it. SGS2 seems nice and fast but to thin for an LTE radio unless they make it a bit thicker to handle the LTE, and i hope it does come to Big Red. A good phone deserves a great internet connection. 

      • JFMFT

        My hands/arms fall asleep when holding my Thunderbolt for extended periods of time. The Thunderbolt feels clunkier than my Xoom… and my Xoom is a total fatty with the diabeetus.

        Phone manufacturers (and Verizon) should adopt the Kate Moss motto: Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels (meaning stop putting 4G on the otherwise best phones so we have a slim, 3G-only option with better battery life!)

        • Just a limitation with the 4g Lee radio…I think you have to sacrifice in some areas to have blazing fast speed and Motorola knew that….there not advertising the thinness…I think everyone knows it it has Lte it will be a bit heavier and bigger such is life in the world of tech

        • How weak are you? lol

      • Farva0412

        My OG Droid id heavier than my tBolt.  If the GSII is thick as or just a tad bit thinner than my bolt i would be satisfied. 

      • Anonymous

        @Kellex: Pic above is blurry and phone looks huge no doubt, but go look at the other photos on this site and compare lines – dude is clearly holding it at an angle and the stumpy hands don’t help.  

        Thinking back to CES, the original wasn’t even HTC-sized…so I’d guess we’re relatively safe here.

    • palomosan

      I’m not concerned about the thickness but of the similarities with the Droid X, all the delays for the same, I think the first one looked better after looking at all this pictures.

      The only thing that’ll make me think about getting this phone would be if is Stock Android…

      I know I’m dreaming.

      • i completely agree. the original design was so much nicer. now it’s just a copy of the D3 and quite frankly it’s not attractive.

      • i completely agree. the original design was so much nicer. now it’s just a copy of the D3 and quite frankly it’s not attractive.

  • Anonymous

    i really don’t know how excited I am anymore.  4g dual-core aside, this doesn’t seem to be that groundbreaking.  maybe the hype’s been a little too high for too long and i’m just drained from it.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with ya brother….

  • Old habits dies hard…and task killers die harder

  • Dave

    Yeah, kind of expected it to be big at the waistline. Let’s just hope the battery life is better than any of the other LTE phones out right now. 

    • Anonymous

      Actually hearing good things about battery life.

      • Anonymous

        OMAP4430 probably took care of a lot of the battery issues (as well as the Pentile display and what it appears to be ~2000mAh battery). This gives me more hope that the 4460 in the Nexus Prime was a good call by Google.

      • Anonymous

        OMAP4430 probably took care of a lot of the battery issues (as well as the Pentile display and what it appears to be ~2000mAh battery). This gives me more hope that the 4460 in the Nexus Prime was a good call by Google.

      • Dave

        Well then that rump is welcomed then. 🙂

        • mikeym0p

          I agree, I’m looking for battery life more than thickness right now.

          • Anonymous

            The quote I got, while not a number was “It has the best battery life of any of the LTE phones, by FAR.” 

          • mikeym0p

            If it’s competing with current iteration LTE phones, that’s not much of an achievement 😉
            I’m hoping at least 12-15 hours of light usage. I just make 12 hours with my Dinc.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, who knows. But it is supposed to be significantly better. Given Moto generally has better battery life anyway on phones and battery life was one of the reasons for the redesign, it should be very doable.  

          • mikeym0p

            I saw a post on phandroid I think, the one who leaked the pictures said 15hours with email and contacts synced. A little streaming and lots of live widgets. So that’s already an improvment to my 12 max on the Dinc

          • Anonymous

            If it can get similar battery life to their current 3G phones…that will be amazing enough as is.

          • Me2….no point of a phone if you can’t use its capalbilities the way you want

      • MOTO’S BIGGEST FAN

        🙂 what about pentile it is better than droidx2?

  • Anonymous

    I want this phone less and less and less after each post…

    • FortitudineVincimus

      I was about to say the same.

      A bit shocked by the thickness. Months delayed looks like it was not spent streamlining design cues.

      • Anonymous

        There is only so far they can go due to the current size of LTE radios. Until the die-shrink/2nd gen models go into production this is how it will be. A GSII LTE phone won’t be any thinner either. 

        • Anonymous

          I was thinking the second-gen LTE radios would be here by now but yes definitely doesn’t look good for an LTE GS2 (at least not yet…maybe we’ll see an LTE one early next year).

          I do hope at least the Nexus Prime will be able to grab a second-gen LTE radio later this year, especially since it is supposed to be the hardware baseline for ICS handhelds.

          • Yeah…. we’re more like 6 months to a year away from 2nd gen LTE chips. 

        • PowersUSA

          Amoled screens, like on the GS|| do not have a separate back light resulting in a thinner screen which helps keep the phone thinner. So a LTE GSII could be thinner than the Bionic.  But yes, LTE Radio and large batteries will keep LTE phones thicker overall than their 3G counterparts.

          • Anonymous

            Sorry not really, fractionally at best. You have the Charge out already that’s LTE and SAMOLED and it’s no thinner than this. An LTE GSII (if it ever exists) would be far closer to this than the current model.

    • Jason Purp

      I think the phone was just sitting around and eating while it kept getting delayed. That fucker needs a diet.

  • brandon brower

    I dont mind it being thick if it has a larger battery

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. I have a Thunderbolt, which I love. In theory at least.  The battery life, however, is atrocious, and is the reason I will most likely be dropping it on Sept 8…

      The Thunderbolt is big, and pretty heavy too. I’m coming from the OG Droid, so it took awhile to get used to the size.  Even today, after a few months of use, it still is a little frustrating to try to hold above you in one hand while lying down (and I have pretty big hands!).  Despite the heft of the Thunderbolt though, I would take it any day of the week if the reason was great battery life.

      Simply put, if the Bionic has to be on the larger side in order to give me all the features I want today (since there will always be better features tomorrow), including LTE and great battery life, then it’s a non-issue to me.

      • Anonymous

        dunno what tbolt users getting horrible battery life are doing but i havent charged my tbolt in well over a day and im still at 26% (CM7..imoseyons 3.5.8 lean kernel..OC @ 1.4 GHz)

        • Anonymous

          Maybe…just maybe….they are running their phones stock, non rooted….no custom kernels?

          Just saying…

  • Jason Purp

    Is that guy looking up Reese Witherspoon upskirts?

    • Anonymous

      What Would Tyler Durden Do. 🙂

      • FortitudineVincimus

        make soap and blow the f***er up

      • Pennywise

        One of my fav sites <3

    • Anonymous

      That’s Katy Perry

      • Jason Purp

        Shit, I stand corrected. To some degree.

        • Greg Morgenstern

          I stand erected.

          • Anonymous

            I use mine as a kickstand.

      • Jason Purp

        Shit, I stand corrected. To some degree.

      • Mskks64

        Yep dyed her hair

    • EC8CH

      Katy Perry actually 😛

    • Anonymous

      That’s Katy Perry 😛

  • N00bhunter

    Who uses task killers in Android 2.3? I mean, seriously!

    • Anonymous

      It’s actually a task manager that controls apps from running all the time, even Verizon Pre-installed apps. It’s to make battery last longer and help keep RAM levels up. 

      • Billyrouth2000

        Android does not need task killers. When will people learn

        • Anonymous

          It’s not the same thing, it control the app from restarting till called upon again. A regular task killer kills but can’t “control” app. You know what I mean? 

          • Stelv81

            It seems like they only include these built in task killers in phones that have memory management issues…blur, touchwiz. My Fascinate seriously needed it because the phone couldn’t figure out how to cache and close apps itself without freezing. My Inc2 does fine one its own. I would say that it’s not good that they are including this in the newer blur, it seems like a band aid to the memory problems that Moto phones have been experiencing.

          • Anonymous

            It’s not so much the blur that’s doing it to our phones than the service providers apps that constantly run in the background and suck up the RAM. The blur is more a skin and not an app. Apps like V-cast that run in “services” to bring you the latest news and or whether bug type apps the continually run for the latest news in whether etc…. These are the things that hinder the phones, service providers are at fault not phone manufactures or OS developers. The advertising crap is the real col-prat. Turn off the background data and see your battery life doesn’t improve. This is why 1GB of RAM is necessary. If you don’t believe that look at the OG Droid and it’s 256Megs of RAM. It never stood a chance with all the new advertising coming in the new apps. Even if the Bionic runs on 512 megs of ran just to operate all the crap you still have 512 to run your apps and commands. One core for Verizon and one core for the user. 🙂

        • eh, it’s helpful to not have to pull up the running apps menu when an app freezes…

          unless there’s a built in shortcut?

  • Droid X rip off.

    • Anonymous

      How can Motorola rip off their own product?  It’s not like the Coke Zero commercials are reality.

      • Lol “they ripped of their own product” I wonder sometimes

      • They copied the design of the X and are trying to sell it as a new product. Rip off.

        • Man have you seen smartphones….a lot of them look a like..

          • Guest

            look at evo3 d sensation and thurnderbolt they look the same lol

        • Anonymous

          Honestly, because it has a hump it looks just like the Droid X?  Are you blind or something?  I hope they revoke your license.

        • Guest

          they are making the bionic looks like droid 1 and droid x and i am loving it droid x and droidx2 have same form factor go check your eyes pig lol

    • Anonymous

      I’ve been saying it all along, this IS the Droid X 3, big whoop

    • Guest

      i love my x and droidx2 but if they were thicker it would not matter to me

  • Looks nice. Please leave the comments about the GS2, Vigor, and Nexus Prime out of here!

    • Rob Meyer

      Im a/maybe was a moto supporter mike, but to give scale, the sg2 is thickest at the micro usb port lol this thing is MASSIVE!! I know, its not 4g blah blah.. I dont want the sg2, its 4 months old across the country. I dont want a device some brit is now tired of lol. I was all in on this thing but now I will downgrade my status to “must hold it in hand first” or put it in my pocket for that matter.

    • EC8CH

      Looks Fat… just sayin’

      • I’m Kick-Ass!

        I hope you like big butts because, yeah, she got junk in the trunk.

      • Guest

        you a fatso

    • Anonymous

      GS2, Vigor, and Nexus Prime > Bionic

      • TomHolmes

        So  you’re saying it takes three other vaporware phones to beat the Droid Bionic vaporware phone? Bionic kicks bootay!

      • Anonymous

        You = dumb

      • I’m Kick-Ass!

        Wow, way to rank non-released, non-reviewed phones, Swami

      • I’m Kick-Ass!

        Wow, way to rank non-released, non-reviewed phones, Swami

    • Anonymous

      The SGS2 will be thinner and have a better screen.

      I mean…the Vigor’s processor is going to wipe the floor with this piece of shit.

      I mean…I’d prefer the unlocked bootloader of the Nexus Prime.

      I’m not good at this game.

      • Guest

        you are ignorant how do you know it will be thinner? sgs2 sux

    • Tarsis Brito

      the bionic looks greattt