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DROID Bionic Makes a Best Buy Buyer’s Guide Appearance, Look Familiar?

Remember the Best Buy poster that featured and teased the DROID Bionic almost a month and a half ago?  It looks like that was a mockup of the ad that would find its way into September’s Buyer’s Guide – the same one that features the white Droid Incredible 2.  Clearly, there are no additional details concerning a launch since we now know that this was put together some time ago, but it’s nice to know where it was headed.

A rumor started yesterday suggesting that the device could launch as early as August 26, but with that not being a Thursday, I wouldn’t put too much money on it.  Would be nice to see it early – I just get the feeling that after all of these delays, that pushing the launch up is the last thing on either Verizon or Motorola’s mind.  This phone better release without 1 single bug or they won’t hear the end of it.  That may sound harsh, but with a product making its way into customers hands almost 4 months after it was originally scheduled to, the expectations are going to be sky high.

Cheers R!

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  • Shanklin07

    True that kellex! This phone had better be 100% flawless or it was all not worth the wait. Since they redid the whole design and kept the original name, they asked for these expectations in my opinion!

  • Anonymous

    The Droid HD is going to make this dead out of the gate, espeically if they release it within the next month or two. The HTC Vigor looks great too.  Motorola missed the boat with the Bionic.

  • RollTide17

    Someone made a good point in the Incredible thread, the white Incredible is in the Sept. issue of the BBY buyers guide and is releasing this Sun. Maybe the August 25th or 26th date could be correct. I guess we will see. (wishful thinking)

  • Bob2

    I really can’t wait to get this phone. I’m so desperate for it!

  • Awerkema4042

    That’s the September buyers guide ! Proly have to wait a couple more weeks !

  • Andrew Davis

    Blah.  I’m really BIONIC’d out. 
    And with ICS coming out in Oct., I think I could wait a couple months now. Moto had their chance. 

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Yea but the bionic will get ICS so..

      • http://twitter.com/reggie1225 Reginald Jefferson

        According to what info? Moto is more likely to make an ICS device than to put out a timely ICS update to the Bionic.  Its simple business.

        • Anonymous

          According to what info? its cheaper to take software and adapt it to an existing device than it is to make a whole new device, so how is it simple business?

          • http://twitter.com/reggie1225 Reginald Jefferson

            Easy.  Sales.  What makes more money?  An update to an existing device or selling a newer device that already has the updated software?  Gotta remember some of these companies are in it for cash first, customer satisfaction 2nd.  Its unfortunate but it happens.

      • http://twitter.com/reggie1225 Reginald Jefferson

        According to what info? Moto is more likely to make an ICS device than to put out a timely ICS update to the Bionic.  Its simple business.

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    Can I buy that one bionic dock that looks like its for a desk or night table (the ones with all the usb ports and hdmi port) and hook that up to my tv and get the lapdock functionality or do I have to get the lapdock in order to use it 

  • Me

    Because Google owns moto they willget all the updates like the nexus does

  • Me

    I will get this phone because it is everything I want hopefully the price is good because of the new phones around the corner. Then I’ll 2 years to worry about my next phone

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    lol I know but I dont really watch anything on my phone its strictly business I use my tablet to watch and to do my media stuff…But I will  probably be like oh shi I should of got taht HD screen lol

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    but hopefully they keep their word in saying they will unlock their phones in november but I wont hold my breath

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    but hopefully they keep their word in saying they will unlock their phones in november but I wont hold my breath

  • Anonymous

    Heh. Look at the top apps in the market and tell me we’re 1%. ;)

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      It was in reply to me ok fine 2% and I am being generous

  • Anonymous

    Today is Thursday…maybe it will launch today?

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    TBH for me HD is not that big of a deal I just dont see it being neccessary on a smartphone….I mean I just wouldnt see a difference because the screen is so small.. I think all the screens lately I have seen look sharp and good I dont know

    • Anonymous

      that’s what you say now but when it comes out you will say man I wish I would have waited and not settled for this.

  • Anonymous

    Where are all the crybabies now screaming fake?

    • TARSIS BRITO

      they are hiding like roaches like always lol envying our moto phones

  • faber

    Who cared about anything moto has, unless google unlocks it?

  • Anonymous

    This changed the “takeover” error someone pointed out earlier

  • http://www.youtube.com/lanech Lane Chaplin

    When I read “look familiar?” I thought you would be referring to the Thunderbolt and how it took forever to come out even though Best Buy had been advertising it for months.

  • J G

    I hear you on no bugs.  But now I wonder if I should just wait for the HD.

    • Anonymous

      hd looks nice but probably wont come for awhile probably around the holidays. Also its a moto so will probably be locked down.

  • NSBJJ

    When first announced the Bionic was going to be next phone, period.  Now I am going to wait and see what Samsung has to say about the Galaxy S II late this month and I am also getting more info on the HTC Vigor.  Motorola releasing this phone with in a month of the Galaxy S II, HTC Vigor and iPhone 5 is a HUGE mistake.  Currently I am leaning towards the Galaxy S II, especially if it’s released before October.

  • Anonymous

    Couldn’t help but laugh at the “Control” language they’re using considering it has a locked bootloader…

    • docking

      Here we freaken go again with the bootloader crap.  Enough already!  I don’t give a damn about locked and that is all you folks talk about regarding every story.  We get it, some of you want whatever that is…( I don’t care, so please don’t try to explain it.)

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        yeah I agree take your 1% of rooters and go have a party else where….

        • Anonymous

          Heh. Look at the top apps in the market and tell me we’re 1%. ;)

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            there is not as many as you think compared to what 150 mil users now…but I see your point root apps are popular lol

          • Anonymous

            I believe we should have a choice to root or not to root. HTC gets it.

            Like I said, it’s cool if you don’t care to root. If that’s you, then just ignore our posts and stay happy unrooted. Complaining about people complaining is pointless and is a double standard.

          • TARSIS BRITO

            you cant compare bro sorry REGULAR PEOPLE WILL WIN AND THAT IS CHEATING ENHANCING YOUR DEVICE LIKE MANY OF YOU DID WITH THE REGULAR DROID GIVE ME THE BEST CELL OUT OF THE BOX LIKE THE DROID X WAS MAYBE WITH A LAUNCHER PRO OR ADW BUT YOU CAN HAVE THAT WITHOUT ROOTING

        • TARSIS BRITO

          i would say .5 % the og droid owners feel the root community were the ones buying the device the regular people are the ones spending the big bucks

      • Anonymous

        Correct. We want unlocked bootloaders. It’s ok if you don’t care if your phone is unlocked or not. Nothing wrong with that. As for those of us who want more control over our devices, of course we’re going to make it a point to post about it. If there was no consumer opinion, then Moto would think everything was just fine with their phones and wouldn’t know what the customers want.

        The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

        • docking

          and I understand, but every discussion is beat to death about it.  This “phone” or “smartphone” or “my pocket computer” is going to be what it is.  When it comes out, lets talk about what it can do, how to use it, and what features are working or not working.  I am not bashing you rooters, I just want my next one to do more than my current (OG).

        • TARSIS BRITO

          YOU CAN ROOT ALL YOU WANT BUT DONT COME HERE SAYING I OVERCLOCK MY PHONE TO THIS SPEED BLAB BLAB THAT DOES NOT COUNT THE PHONE ITS THE BEST PHONE OUT OF THE BOX
          THANK YOU
          TARSIS

      • Anonymous

        Then why respond to his comment? Just because you don’t care doesn’t mean someone else thinks like you. boohoo

        • docking

          Why?….because that is all that is stated over and over and over.  We Get It!  (my message was a nice way to say……Shut to Fxxx up about it!)

  • Anonymous

    Control It and You Control Everything LMFAO!!!! Moto you’re killing me. Will this device measure up to the HTC Vigor and the Samsung SG2???  Or the other diviecs that will pop up between now and the end of the year. 

    Good device but a little late.  This device would’ve been a HUGHE HIT earlier this year if Moto played their game right. Instead it’s going up against upcoming phones with better specs very soon.  .

    • Jsmith

      What is up with all you guys obsessions with phones to be instead of enjoying the phones we have now. Always there is the “well I will wait for (you name some future phone) because it will blow this one away” guy in every comment about a new phone. How about you just think of future phones and never get one. That will make your life a lot easier.

      • juan

        i just upgraded to the droid charge from the droid x, that’s why im asking if its worth it. i will upgrade soon im not going to wait forever

      • Anonymous

        Your copy and paste is pretty annoying too…

        • Jsmith

          @LionStone – nice screen name. Are you overcompensating for something, kinda like the guys that buy oversized and lifted trucks. What a tool!

      • Anonymous

        @Jsmith, Really like you want a device that was promised to deploye since Feb/March time frame and know it’s just out!!! Sporting specs that is early this year and Moto wasn’t going to give you those specs since multiple problems and competition from other OEM’s made the old Bionic a chump of a device.

        It’s still a good device don’t get me wrong, BUT you need to jump off the Moto Bandwagon and do some research!!! Stop drinking the Moto Kool Aid and Wake Up!!! The other OEM’s like HTC & Samsung etc.. have left the station and moved on. Where’s Moto??? (I’ll tell you where laughing at consumers like you that think paying for something that is almost at the end of it’s Product Development Lifecycle in 4 months and still making money), Atleast HTC has started to unlock their Bootloaders like they “Promised” yet Where’s Moto???

        I only wish that Google would take more control over Moto if the buyout takes place.

        • TARSIS BRITO

          HTC SUX AND SAMSUNG MOTO IS THE BEST OUT THERE

          • Anonymous

            @TARSIS BRITO, Pop the Moto left TIT out of your Mouth BRO!!! LMFAO All you can talk about is your beat down Droid X that was another plagued Moto device that came up short to the HTC EVO!!! Man, you must have an Apple fan boy pumping you in the ass. You talk a lot of shit for someone that is so stupid with little knowledge about the moblie industry and lack of software development knowledge!!!!

            Go back and crawl into your hole and Shut the FU!!!! Dude you’re just plain stupid you don’t anything about the mobile industry. When you can work in it, then come talk to me Dumbass. Oh by the way please change that stupid name Targa Burrito LMAO!!!!

      • Anonymous

        @future phone, Your just lost I guess you don’t read this forum very much or work in the development industry. I’ll let you try and fiqure out what SDLC means for know and how that affects Moto and it’s speed to fix bugs. When you can talk with some common sense, then approach me!!!

        • TARSIS BRITO

          I FEEL THE SMELL OF YOUR BODY IS MAKING YOU TALK NONSENSE YOU NEED A SHOWER BRO POINT BLANK

    • future phone.

      Late for what? I don’t see any other devices that has the same spec oh by the way sgs2 is out dated because Samsung has the new hd super amoled screen and 4 core processor their putting out as soon as they release the sgs2 .

      • Anonymous

        yeah well moto has the hd so this phone is really outdated then going by your logic smart guy=P

    • TARSIS BRITO

      OWWW THIS DUDE STILL TALKING NONSENSE WITHOUT KNOW NOTHING ABOUT WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT LOL MOTO WINS NOW YOU STFU ALREADY

      • Anonymous

        @TARSIS BRITO Dude, please first of all learn how to put two sentences together, before you step to me. Damn dude you must have failed school big time because all I read from you is stupidness and lack of grammer skills!!!!

        You can talk a lot shit for a someone with basic english skills and a 5th grade reading level LMAO Cell phone technology goes a little beyond that, graduate from a major university before stepping to me LOSER!!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        @TARSIS BRITO or should I say wannabee Tennis player C’mon man your a BUST!!!!! ha ha Dude then you got the nerve to step to me by signing in as a guest LMAO Dude your WEAK and those gay ass pics on Google + LMFAO Man your weak trying to show off those skinny ass muscles!!!! LMAO or your just some fat porky guy taking up a name of a washed up Brazilian tennis player that is a bust LMAO!!!

        Weak Ass Tats to go along with your bald ass no hair ugly looking self LOL Dude we are cracking up and I got tears running down my face LMFAO!!!!! You’re Pathetic. We need to post your stupidity on the net LMAO man your sad!!!!! Oh it’s YOU!!! too bad your sitting at home waiting for your Droid Bionic What a F*&^%in LOSER Dude your pics say Punk ALL over it you would be a little Bitch talkin smack on this site and you are.

        Nice try trying to hide Jackass software or the IT is not your strong point neither is talking smack on a forum..

      • Anonymous

        @TARSIS BRITO, “I Just Want to be Happy” LMAO You’re a PUNK LMAO !!!!! Dude you’re cracking me up I can’t stand the weakness of your stupid intilligence, and I know youcan’t play a lick of basketball and as far as being in the gym LMAO You couldn’t bench any weight 315 would kill that little chest of yours LMAO come out to Cali little boy we will see if your man enough LMAO Your a Sad little man LMAO!!!!!

  • juan

    i want the bionic,but is it woth upgrading over from the droid charge? and with the droid hd,and samsung galaxy s2 on the horizon

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      I think it will be has everything we asked for so yes…But I would wait for some hands on time to make a final decision only you can decide what phone suits you best!!!

  • Mrblazerg

    Has anyone seen any benchmark test on the Bionic? On the quadrant standard the Droid 3 pulls around 2100 and the Atrix pulls around 2400 and its been out almost 7 months. If its gonna be a watered down dual-core like the 3 I will just wait on the HTC Vigor with its 1.5 ghz dual-core.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      Benchmarks are not necessarily the best gauge for performance, as they can be easily manipulated.

      • Jadam6118

        My question is have phone manufacturers developed methods for these manipulations? Stock phones should yield authentic performance reports no? Just asking not hating on your comment bro ;)

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

          Not sure on that one. I know if you are rooted though that the manipulations can be done.

          • TARSIS BRITO

            I AGREE STOP ROOTING AND LETS DECIDE WHAT DEVICE IS THE BEST OUT OF THE BOX

        • Stelv81

          No a phone does not yield authentic results because it is stock. Benchmarks will be affected by running processes. IMO quadrants are bogus and should never be used to gauge real world speed. It doesn’t take software optimization, memory allocation and more into consideration.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            I agree quadrants dont mean shi

    • Stelv81

      Benchmarks mean nothing. The Droid X2 gets a 2300 quadrant but is still a choppy laggy mess.

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        yeah I think that is more to do with the ram 

        • Stelv81

          Yes I think it is a memory allocation thing, but I hear the x2 has been a lot better on Gingerbread.

          • TARSIS BRITO

            I ALSO WANTED TO SHARE THAT THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS CAN MESS UP YOUR PHONE AND WE MIGHT THINK IT IS GINGERBREAD. FOR INSTANCE THE APPLICATION IMO.IM WAS THE ONE MAKING MY DROID X REBOOT AND MAKING THE DATA AND BATTERY SIGNAL DISSAPEAR ONCE I REMOVED IT AND PUT EBUDDY MY DROID X2 WHICH IT WAS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH IMO IT IS WORKING FLAWLESS RIGHT NOW

      • TARSIS BRITO

        DONT LET DROID2X FOOL YOU IT ALMOST DID BUT IF U PLAY WITH THE TASK MANAGER CAREFULLY AND U HAVE THE FAST REBOUT APP THAT PHONE ITS A BEAST TRUST ME

  • Andrew Akker

    It was announced at the same time as the Thunderbolt, so it should have come out when the Thunderbolt did, say…March? That’s almost *6* months without this phone, not 4.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      Well considering when the Thunderbolt was shown at CES, it was essentially a finished phone. The Bionic, not so much. They scrapped the old design at CES and did a whole redesign of the phone. There’s really only been one delay, since no official date has ever been said by either Verizon or Motorola.

  • Anonymous

    unlocked bootloader or I’m moving on….. I lie; I’m just going to wait for BOGO and use my NE2 discount and get 2 Bionics for $150…. I’ve waited this long, I wait till Xmas!

  • Sonicsayz

    “4 months after it was scheduled to”

    last time i checked it hasn’t been scheduled to do anything yet.  they never released a public release date so you shouldn’t complain that its “late”.  i remember a few months back you were reporting that it would be out during the summer.  well if it comes out the first week of September, that is still the summer.

    • Jadam6118

      You have to admit it has been a long time waiting. Pretty sure that’s all Kellex was pointing out. Debbie Downer…

    • DroidzFX

      It late to us Tech nerds who follow every tip written on a bar napkin.

    • Jarid

      Motorola announced it would be out in Q2. So yeah, its 3-4 months after it was scheduled.

  • DroidzFX

    Moto sucks Phones suck I m going back to smoke signals

    • Anonymous

      ahaha hge

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000080343537 Dylan Hageman

      Hey Victor!

  • MJZ

    Heading to a conference next week. I know both Moto and VZW will have presentations there.. hoping to get a little “hands on” time with a Bionic while I’m there. I’ll make sure to e-mail Kellex any info/pix I’m able to get ;)

  • Anonymous

    The Droid HD will come out before this ever happens :P

    • Jsmith

      What is up with all you guys obsessions with phones to be instead of enjoying the phones we have. Always there is the “well I will wait for (you name some future phone) because it will blow this one away” guy in every comment about a new phone. How about you just think of future phones and never get one. That will make your life a lot easier.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think there’s anything I can enjoy about the Bye-onic. Anyways I know I’m going to have to settle for a phone eventually, but that choice is up to me. And it definitely does not have to be made by “Motorola”.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      My rumored phone’s rumored specs are better than your rumored phone’s rumored specs! :P

    • TARSIS BRITO

      negative go back to study tech before you type

      • Anonymous

        obvious joke is obvious

  • Anonymous

    Bring it on. I wants my BIONIC baby!!!!

    • Anonymous

      For real, release it already!

  • Jadam6118

    Locked Bootloader = Bug

    • MJZ

      It’s a “feature”, not a “bug”. 

      heh!!!

      • Jadam6118

        Blur = Bug ?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603800094 Cody Clay

          These comments = bug?

          • Stelv81

            Hater here lol. I can say a lot of things about Moto software that could be considered bugs. But I will take the high ground this time and hope for the best for the people buying this device. I am personally not a fan of pentile screen, blur and possible memory allocation issues…but hopefully this device surprises us all.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            Stelv this is the first time I actually seen you make a reasonable decision to not bash something never used by anyone and that I applaud you for I think you are growing up

          • Stelv81

            Well some of you made some good points yesterday about us being overly biased on an unreleased product. I let my dislike for my Moto get the best of me at times. I think we all need to be more constructive at times.

          • Anonymous

            I could not have said it better my friend. I wish more people would adopt your way of thinking. Thank you…

          • Rich M

            Soon it will be Moogle :P

          • http://www.facebook.com/perfectgrammar Amanda Pasquarello

            For those of you that aren’t interested in the Bionic, what device do you suggest?

          • Adam Elghor

            probably the droid18 or the nexus z…the samsung galaxy s XII is promising but is lacking 8G

      • Jadam6118

        Unlocked Bootloader = Bug ?

      • Anonymous

        I guess not many people are familiar with M$FT’s tagline!!

    • Anonymous

      Remember, Google will soon own Moto Mobility… 

  • http://twitter.com/compywiz Jason Schollenberger

    “This phone better release without 1 single bug or they won’t hear the end of it.”

    I highly doubt this will be the case and the locked bootloader won’t help much either.

    • Anonymous

      Seeing as no phone has every released without a bug in recent years….even the mighty iPhone….

      I highly doubt it too. The key will be if they are MAJOR bugs, issues. 

    • Pennywise

      LOL – YES Droid Life HYPEBEATSIN’ at it’s finest!! I’m NEVEREVER upset or disappointed when my CA-RAZY unreal expectations aren’t met! EVER :D

    • TARSIS BRITO

      you do not know nothing about tech bro

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    This feels oddly familiar…oh yeah we saw this months ago.

  • http://twitter.com/rkein87 Rob Kein

    HOORAY!