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Motorola Updates DROID Bionic Letter, Working Hard to Ensure that it Meets Expectations

The “Coming Soon!” fact sheet page for the DROID Bionic on Motorola’s site received a sneaky little update, some time over the last few days to echo the September statements made by their CEO, Sanjay Jha.  This was the same page that was sneakily updated back in April when news broke that the original Bionic had been canned in favor of a new version.

You won’t find a specific release date or any juicy details that we haven’t seen before, but it is pretty clear that they are pleased with the enhancements that have been made.  

And while this newly updated page still shows an April date, the content has been fully updated.

Here it is in full:

Motorola Mobility delivered the original DROID in 2009, an award winning device and one of the most successful smartphones launched. The company followed with the DROID X, DROID 2 Global, and DROID PRO. We believe the DROID BIONIC will have those same award winning features and will be one of the best 4G LTE devices on the market.

Motorola Mobility strives to deliver the best possible user experience with all of its devices. We are working to ensure that the DROID BIONIC meets the expectations of consumers who are awaiting its availability.

In collaboration with Verizon Wireless, we are expecting to launch DROID BIONIC this September. We are very excited about the new enhancements that have been incorporated into our first 4G LTE smartphone since we first announced it at CES, and look forward to revealing more details as we get closer to launch.

I’m still doubting that we’ll see any surprises, but does anyone else get the feeling that Motorola could potentially have something up their sleeves after reading this?  They mention a focus on the user experience, excitement over enhancements, and the revealing of details as we get closer to launch.  (Please Moto, surprise us!)  Even an announcement that the battery will last 15 hours would make me happy.

Oh, and that’s one of the new cases that will be available for the Bionic.  Found here.

After all of this buzz and hypebeasting, is there any chance this phone can meet expectations?

Cheers Dennis and Steve!

  • Kodiak2509

    i guess we are stuck with  a crappy camera.

  • …..someone please call 911……. Motorola is holding the “Droid Bionic” hostage…………release the phone and no one will get hurt!

  • …..someone please call 911……. Motorola is holding the “Droid Bionic” hostage…………release the phone and no one will get hurt!

  • all of this hypebeasting and buzz is exactly what it is! that’s like telling me about a meal i’ll never eat, keep all of the buzz, the hype, the so-called leaks and cropped-up pics and just give me a quality product, with functionality, pricing and performance! DAMN!!!!!!!!!!

  • Concordantmind

    JUST.  RELEASE.  THE PHONE.  argh.

    If this damn thing doesnt come out in september I’m getting an iphone.

  • “satellite GPS” really, how stupid are you? GPS has always used satellite. http://www2.electronicproducts.com/Improving_S_GPS_sensitivity-article-farr_avago_jun2008-html.aspx

    wow, that ascii didnt work

    • this was meant to be a reply to someone, but it didn’t work for some reason

  • iPhon’t
    iCrap
    you people sound like a bunch of children. the iPhone is a very nice phone. even if it doesn’t work for you, it works for millions of other people.

  • i know 2 things that the bionic will have, sGPS & “15 hour battery!” my photon starts its day at 6:AM & ends at 10:PM when i go to sleep & the battery has about 10% left *the red color battery* so that might be another 30 minutes hard use or 1 hour texting. & the sGPS is gps on steroids! satellite gps + it still has aGPS. its has alot of other features that i havent seen any site show on there reviews of the phone.

    • Guest

      RIGHT NOW THE PHOTON ITS THE BEST PHONE IT IS SWEET AND VERY GOOD LOOKING YOU GOT A BEAST BRO

  • David Brent

    I can’t wait for the phone. So, what if it is several months late, it’s still got kick @$$ specs. I just hope it gets rooted quick so I can wifi tether with 4G; oh yeah baby!!!!!

  • TheCastleGuard

    Seriously the Droid Bionic is way too late.  I think they should have scrapped the Bionic completely and started from scratch.  Hadthey actually started building a new beast to keep up with the specs of the HTC Vigor and Samsung Celox they would actually turn some heads.  Right now the Bionic is something that has been dangled in front of the Android loving community for months and Motorola definitely got lapped.  

    • David Brent

      Way too late for what?  How many other phones have dual core, 4G, 4.3″, 8MP camera and front camera, webtop and keyboard dock?

      Several months ago, it would have been considered a super kick ass phone.  Now it’s just kick ass but kick ass it still is.

      • Guest

        I HAVE A FEELING THAT YOU ARE A FAT IDIOT

    • Otsrocks

      They did scrap it and start from scratch!

  • Earleepa

    Unless it comes with a processor equal to or better than the galaxy SII. Not interested.

    • David Brent

      Really, the speed of the processor is the make it or break it for you?  

    • Guest

      do you feel omap its slow this kid must be crazy i wonder why google chose omap for ice cream sandwich

  • J Dub

    Screw a cover. That makes the Bionic look almost worth buying. Wish it was actually red with black accents. I might seriously look at this device if they unlock its bootloader the right way and not some gay track you kinda way like HTC.

  • Sean

    All I know is that if this is dropping early September, the Moto Droid viral ad campaign should be starting within the next 10-or-so days.

  • Flippindewd

    That is one nice looking cover.

  • Rick Lopez1

    BTW i owned a droid,droid x,droid inc 2,thunderbolt,droid 2 and Iphone…im going back to droid bionic or sg2…but man i wish we had cool titanium cases for android phones

  • Ricklopez1

    is it me or does that phone case/cover suck…tru crap. nothing lines up, this is the only reason i like apple, atleast the manafuactures of their cases take pride and do it right.

  • Skittleoid

    I’m so getting that red case if I get the droid bionic.

  • Anonymous

    I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx 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, BidFirst.com

  • Nickisidore

    Does anyone even remember why you wanted to root in the first place? With all the mod apps and, dual core super processor, and plenty of internal storage, how important is rooting. My OG is rooted, overclocked with Project Elite rom but I don’t see that being necessary with the Bionic. Slap on a launcher and I’m good to go.

    • Then buy a phone with a locked bootloader.  Just because it isn’t important to you doesn’t mean everyone else feels the same way.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with you about modding.  I used to mod the heck out of my Droid 1 because, let’s face it, it needed a lot of help as far as processor speed and memory which the modding community really help make it more functional.

      Once I got my Droid Incredible, I didn’t feel the need to mod it with custom ROMS anymore because it was plenty fast and all I did was root it for Wifi Tethering.

      yeah, I know, people like to feel like they are all cool and shit because they got the latest ROM and can make their phone look totally different than their neighbor’s, BUT FOR ME, stock phone with a little root is all I need.

      • Guest

        COULD NOT AGREE MORE I DONT NEED ANY ROOT AT ALL OUT OF THE BOX IS FINE FOR ME WE ARE NOT HAVING 550 GHZ ANYMORE

    • Guest

      i agree why root when these phones are so fast there is no need I WILL ALWAYS LEAVE MY PHONE STOCK LOCK OR UNLOCK

  • Anonymous

    With the close integration of Vanilla Android with a superior Motorola phone inevitably in the works due to the new Googerola deal, why waste the money on the bionic?  You know something great is going to come out of this aquisition in 2012.

    • Guest

      EVERY PHONE GET OUTDATED YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT I AM GETTING THE BIONIC AND ON 2012 WHEN MY CONTRACT ENDS I WILL GET DROID NEXUS PRIME 🙂

  • Anonymous

    unlock the bootloader or i will amputate my right leg

  • Nickisidore

    As I read this article on my OG Droid zoomed all the way out I cringe at the possibility that I won’t see the small text on the Bionic’s pentile screen. What draws me to android is the ability to change the look and feel of my phone and DX2’s screen looks like crap. Moto, please “surprise” us with a better screen technology.

  • Ice Cream Sandwich? More RAM? Unlocked Bootloader? 720p? We want it ALL!!!

  • The most exciting announcement they could make is that the Bionic will come unlocked and can be easily rooted if the user so chooses. But, sadly, that’ll never happen.

  • Anonymous

    All I’ll say is summer officially ends on September 21.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait, come September 8th…..

  • AwsmJames

    I want vanilla android damn it!

    • Guest

      WHAT WAS SO SPECIAL ABOUT VANILLA ANDROID?

  • J53113

    The upgrade is the ram from 512 to 1gig

  • If they want it to be award winning just like the droid was, unlocked bootloader just like it and I will be happy~!

    • Guest

      THAT’S WHAT IT WILL HAPPEN MOTO HAD EVERYTHING PLANNED

  • Rp780

    Have they even made an official announcement about the release date yet? They are really going “grassroots” with the marketing for this phone. 

  • DaBruise

    i bet they are just talking about the improved battery life.

  • George Chahinian

    i dont really know why but this statement + this morning’s events have gotten me really excited for this device. i was kind of undecided before between this and the sgs2, or waiting my DX contract out, but im thinking that the bionic might be it for me. i guess we’ll have to see in september!

  • Anonymous

    I think that now that Google acquired Moto Mobility the boot loader will be unlocked on the Bionic and Moto will from now on get all the latest updates before any other company. Trust me on that….

    • babadush

      hope for the best. plan for the worst

      • Anonymous

        Either way, the new blur is pretty nice. Locked or unlocked it’s really starting not to matter for me cause the hardware spec’s are really starting to over power the demands of the software overlays. It’s like using a PC with only 1 core and 2 gigs of memory with Vista, 🙁 It can be a real dog BUT if you get a PC with 8 cores 2.9GHz processor with 8gigs of DDR3 RAM and Windows 7, you can have all the kicks and giggles turned on the the PC will FLY. Same thing…..  :):) Plus the new blur has a Blackish blue status bar. I like that.

        • Guest

          I do agree these people complain to much about that the specs of the phones are so powerful that it does not matter if we have blur on it. I LOVE THE NEW BLUR PERIOD

    • Guest

      didnt google bought htc and sansumg as well?

  • Stelv81

    The phone will meet my expectations if the A) They fire Jha…. B)They fire Jha, or….C)They fire Jha

    • So you will like this phone if they fire Jha?

    • Guest

      STUPID TROLL JHA CREATED THE DROID 1 HE REVOLUTIONIZED ANDROID SO SHUT THE HELL UP

  • Unlocked is all i need.  I want to stick with motorola and now that Google has aquired Motorola Mobility, it just makes it that much better.  Samsung updates still scare me (i know they promised to get them out quicker, but i won’t hold my breath) and HTC battery life is the only reason i didn’t get a thunderbolt.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE just be unlocked and i will get this phone to upgrade from my OG Droid.  It served me well, but it is time to move on.

    • My thoughts exactly.  I loved my OG Droid (especially the solid feeling of the phone), and hope motorola can repeat that.  HTCs are attractive, but battery life is horrendous.  Samsung I have mixed feelings.  There can only be good things in regards to unlocking with the Google/Motorola acquisition. Even if the bootloader isn’t unlocked initially, HTC has shown manufacturers can unlock it via the internet at a later date.

    • Myemail

      Google has not acquired anything yet…..

  • Anonymous

    “one of the best 4G LTE devices on the market.”   Why not say THE BEST?

    • You caught this too? See what they did?

      • babadush

        they’ve already over stated everything about this phone. why continue with more? Maybe they learned?

        • Anonymous

          Anytime a new product is released a company always call it the best…it’s not often you see “one of the best”.  Very interesting.

    • Anonymous

      Cause Google already has a Bionic killer in the makes.

  • Stelv81

    The best feature of this phone will be that they waited to release it around the same time as the iphone 5, or an HTC dual core device. So you can just actually wait for one of those devices and get a good device instead of Moto garbage.

    • So why comment here just to call it garbage?? Your posts are very childish

      • Stelv81

        Yea I guess it doesn’t really make sense but I wanted to express how I felt about Jha and co sullying Android with his narrow minded decision making. But now that Google has acquired them, maybe they will ax Jha and the Blur developers.

        • Guest

          NOPE THEY WONT SORRY THEY WILL LEAVE HIM AND MAKE BLUR EVEN BETTER IT IS GOOD THE WAY IT IS NICE WITH THE SPEED OF THE NEW MOTO PHONES GO CHECK DROID 3 AND PHOTON AND ATRIX FAT TROLLER

      • Stelv81

        Yes you are right. I need to stop coming to these moto posts when I am bored. 

    • DBK

      You realize that there isn’t a specific release date yet for the icrap 1.5, and that it’s most likely not going to be released until the end of the year (which means beginning of the year for Verizon).

    • Anonymous

      No one here cares about the iPhon’t 5.

    • Guest

      IF IT WAS NOT FOR THE DROID WE WILL NOT BE HERE MORON MOTO GOOGLE AND VERIZON MADE IT POSSIBLE STUPID TROLL FAT PIG

  • Anonymous

    So with the release of the Motorola Bionic on the horizon(hopefully…), does that mean the Bionic will finally have a system dump?

    lol?

  • TomHolmes

    The Bionic is your Huckleberry.

  • Franzie3

    Any way that there could be a NFC chip incorporated in there?

    • I am hoping they have incorporated it I want the nfc capability but if not still no big deal

      • Guest

        WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT NFC

  • maybe they’ll yank Blur before releasing it, make it more like the OG Droid

  • Unlock the bootloader and all will be good.

  • I think it’s just announcing another delay (though minor in comparison.) The SGS2 will likely be the first dual core 4G on Big Red.

    Either that or “Hey everybody, look! The Bionic *is* the Nexus Prime! SURPRISE!!!!!!”

    • “The Bionic *is* the Nexus Prime! ”

      Well, that would be one way for me to lose all my faith in Google.

  • Anonymous

    mmmmmm at this point, I dont really give a damn about this phone!

    • TomHolmes

      And yet, like lemmings past, you faithfully return to fling yourself from the cliff again and again.

      Just teasin’ bro. I know what you mean.

      • Lemmings reference! Love it! I miss playing Lemmings. LOL!

  • My heart wants the HTC Vigor, but my head is turning me away from its possible crappy battery life (a la the Thunderbolt) and back to the 15 hours of the Bionic.  That’s substantial…I don’t even get that with an extended battery on my Incredible.

    • Anonymous

      I will be extremely surprised if this phone has a 15 hr battery life.

      • Jam120992

        my friends thunderbolt get 15 hrs on 4g with lpp,  about 6hrs with sense lmao

    • DBK

      I get that with the extended battery on my Incredible……..   O.o

      • Honestly, I can get that too, so I guess I wasn’t accurate.  That 15 hours comes from regular 3g service, some internet browsing, 2 hours bluetooth streaming music on my commute, maybe a 10 minute phone call.  This is all while running Cyanogenmod.  I can get 20 if I am frugal.  However, I really, really dislike how it doubles the thickness of the phone, and I need to root to another OS (albeit a superior one!) to get this battery life.  To have a manufacturer-stock phone that can do this is very interesting – I wonder what it would get running CM7.

    • Jason Mcreynolds

      I agree about the HTC Vigor. We’ve had to wait so long for the Bionic, what’s a little longer wait to see if the Vigor is an even better package. If the Bionic would have been released earlier it might have been a little more enticing, but there’s a lot that’s changed and waiting on the horizon. I’m also not sure if I’ll like the Bionic’s qHD display. I guess I’ll just have to wait, like I have been doing. 🙁

  • Anonymous

    Unlocketh thy bootloader and thoust shall buyeth one.

  • Legoturte92

    It would be cool/funny if they added a lot of things we didn’t expect. like a 12mp camera, 2-3mp front facing, the new partially waterproofing that they reciently added to the Defy +, unlocked bootloader, free dock or inductive charger (just to make up for the delay), and a bunch of other goodies that will make this phone more amazing than we think. It does have to hold up to compete with the SGII, Vigor, and the iPhone 5 so anything will help.

  • Justus

    firsttttt I just had to

    • had to what?  Be an idiot with your “first” post, or just laughable with your first post not even being first?

  • Hiphopapotamus

    I want an Iphone 5.

    • DBK

      Then why are you here? Go away.

  • EC8CH

    RELEASE THE BOOTLOADER!

    • Jay City

      reminded me of clash of the titans lmao…

      • EC8CH

        bingo

    • Jay City

      reminded me of clash of the titans lmao…

  • A nice surprise would be that it’s unlocked. Or that the battery lasts more than 5 hours. Or that it had NFC technology ready to use at launch. Or that the screen won’t epically suck. Any of those would be nice!

    • From what’s leaked from testers, the battery life is awesome and the screen is awesome.   fingers crossed.

      • Firant

        I have decided it has an okay screen and okay (8 hour) battery life — that way I can be happy if its better without being disapointed if it sucks.  Moto has won me for now with the quality of my Droid and DroidX — going to give them a shot at 3 for 3 without handicapping them by expecting the godshead in phone form.

      • Firant

        I have decided it has an okay screen and okay (8 hour) battery life — that way I can be happy if its better without being disapointed if it sucks.  Moto has won me for now with the quality of my Droid and DroidX — going to give them a shot at 3 for 3 without handicapping them by expecting the godshead in phone form.

        • Guest

          those phones are so nice i had the droid x and i loved it i complained about gb on the droid x and they gave me droidx2, which is even better “_ we will go 3 for 3 with the bionic nobody can match moto on their build quality

  • They need to quit talking about this phone until they release it. I’m as excited as the next guy about the Bionic, but its appeal has been diminished by all the smoke with no fire. Apparently Motorola has never heard the phrase “under-promise, over-deliver”. 

    • what are you talking about? They haven’t even officially released specs OR a release date, now that’s what I would call under promising! All the info we’ve had on it has been leaked info.

      • Motorola delayed the release of this phone back in the spring. They have an official twitter account for the phone. You can’t be naive enough to think that all of this “leaked” info isn’t partially done by Motorola themselves to create a buzz around the product. Simple marketing. 

        • I am aware of that possibility but I doubt it in this case

    • Anonymous

      Stupid me…I thought all the “buzz and hypebeasting” came from the blogs via the people they buy lap dances for…and to think it was Motorola all this time.?…

    • Anonymous

      sg2

    • Bear0013

      Its the screen that bothers me…give me a phone loud enough to hear from pocket while playing Pandora! ( og Droid) .. and a bitchen screen .long battery life.dual core. 1g ram. With a good camera ..and all the other standard stuff that up to date…and if possible vanilla android ice cream Sandwich. Lol

      • why on earth would you want to listen to pandora without headphones? do you have any idea how annoying that will be for every one else? do you have any idea how bad cell phone speakers sound?

    • its verizon not motorola, dont you see that sprint has its own bionic version? how long did verizon have to release the phone, they just were waiting to sell the thunderbolt & all the other 1 ghz single processors with adreno 205 for $350! then when the sales on those underpowered overpriced phones start slowing down it’d be time to bring out the big guns *BIONIC* but sprint beat them to it & verizon now wants something different from sprint & asked motorola for a different model. and thats where the “second gen” Bionic comes in *its basically a droid 3 without the keypad & the curved gorilla glass screen like the one on the photon* they took the TI omap over the tegra 2 which imo is a big mistake.

  • Anonymous

    Please be unlocked

  • Anonymous

    Unlocked?!

  • Markduenas

    Cool