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DROID Bionic Teaser Gets Bumped to Verizon’s Front Page, So Close You Can Taste the Metal

The ruling of the machines is about to begin, according to Verizon’s front page which now features the teaser you are seeing above..  The DROID Bionic is expected to hit stores on September 8th at the on-contract price of $299 or off for $589 and finally bring an end to the waiting.  It’s funny actually, that was the very same slogan they used back in January when they first introduced the device, “The End of Waiting.”  Here we are almost 9 months later…

And we are just guessing here based on past info, but if you look back at Verizon’s track record for phone releases over the last couple of months, it wouldn’t surprise us to see a pre-order period starting around September 1 (week before the 8th).  If that does indeed happen, we are only two weeks out from a flood of orders going down.  That thought has to get you a little excited, right?  Maybe?

Via:  Verizon

Cheers zepfloyd, Adam and Tom!

  • Angelpyper

    Stop whining already!! Most of you complaining and saying you won’t get the bionic well probably be the first in line to get it actually. The pricetag is going to be what all 4g phones well be!! As far as other phones none knows for sure when they’re coming out. Think for a minute people any phone that to is supposed to be better well probably have crappy. Battery life. Any htc phone has the worst battery life ever!! Im looking forward to the Bionic and the great battery life!!

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  • Pnicuh

    I’m still gettin this phone no matter what, I can’t stand my BB Storm 2, YES! a Storm 2 -_- so pre-order is on the way.

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  • Angelbowler

    That has since been removed from the front page. After reading the story earlier I went to look and it was no longer there.

  • SteveTango

    This phone couldn’t come any sooner. My OG decided to jump into a sink full of water the other day, destroying the phone, SD card, everything. I got a replacement, but now I’m back to square one. I guess three weeks isn’t such a long wait, I’ve been waiting over 6 months already.

    • Granted

      How in the hell do all you people destroy your phones like this? I still have my Samsung Pebble, sitting sound in good condition. Actually, I have two of those old as shit flip open phones, but I can’t remember the name of them, but I know I used one back in 1997, when I was in high school.

  • aebrahim619

    You guys should all wait for the nexus prime in october my droid 2 is about to die. Its power button can barely be pressed and the keyboard is way more stiff than before

  • Mack

    Lost my Droid X, asurion sucks with replacement Droid X’s (defective) and i need a new phone…but $589.99 is rediculous even for an off contract price. Heres to hoping I get a raise or asurion runs out of the Droid X and starts handing out Droid X 2’s again.

  • WhodAThought?

    Where exactly is this “teaser” page? I went to the Verizon site and it isn’t there … I searched the site for Droid Bionic and all I got was the same page where you can sign up for an email alert which, according to multiple users on the internet, Verizon doesn’t use even if you sign up.

    So exactly where did you get this page?

  • aebrahim619

    I searched Droid Bionic in the vzw website and look where it took me to.

  • Jason Purp

    Rule all machines. Until October. Then the Nexus will take over.

  • Hiphopapotamus

    Bionic = pass

  • mike leistiko

    I’ve had my og Droid since day one and watched 100 better phones come out since, yet I’ve stayed satisfied the entire time. I’ve already been proven that I don’t need the latest and greatest. Fact is, whether you get the Bionic SGSII, Vigor, etc there will be a better phone out just a few months later. then a better phone after that. so stop hating on the Bionic and deal with it. 

  • Anonymous

    I strongly dislike the fact that $299 seems to be the new price they are forcing upon us for the “latest and greatest”. The $199 price point is a lot more palatable, even though it’s still not “cheap”. First Verizon upped the early termination fee, then they killed the yearly upgrade program, they killed the NE2 credit, then they started capping data…

    Someday I hope I don’t have to care about $100, but for now it sure hurts.

  • Anonymous

    I wanted the Bionic from CES, not the Droid X 3. :/

  • Nonyabizz

    Yeah, $299, sure.  So this will ending up being a little bit larger Atrix with LTE yeah?  That’s what I see.  Just about the same specs as Atrix which released a YEAR ago….nice.  SG2 LTE come on out and rule.

  • Anonymous

    Still hating the 300$ price tag

  • anthonyg80

    “we are only two weeks out from a flood of orders” yeah right Kellex

  • Socialmuse

    I have been stuck with a Blackberry Tour, my wife has had a DX1 for a year now. I don’t care if this is going to rule all machines or not, in fact my buddies Evo3D has better everything than this Bionic. I am still getting this phone because it is way better than my BB and just out of curiousity does anyone truly need more power than the Bionic? Other than bragging rights or whatever, hell even the DX1 has enough power to run everything that is available on any phone. I have been holding out for 4G and Dual Core and I dont even know why. After I receive this phone i will no longer have a need for any of these posts/websites/comments.

    • Granted

      No, nobody needs all that shit on a phone. They just like to see their friends get a big geek hard on, when they tell them about all the “specs”, their new girlfriend has. Then they proceed to unlock said friend’s buttloader, while saying “I’m just gayin’, you filthy little newbie, I’m gonna pwn your pentile!”.

  • Rob Meyer

    That droid eye is gonna look sick as a boot anim…

  • Anonymous

    Kellex is making me hate this phone even more.

  • JoJoOnTheRadio

    It’s there………then it’s gone…..

  • guest

    not on vzw’s website homepage anymore

  • Tonydspencer

    I’ll pre-order, if it’s possible, using my wifes upgrade. Mine’s due in October, I’ll use that for what follows if the Bionic ain’t what it’s cracked up to be.

  • PowersUSA

    I will reserve judgement until I go “eyes” on with an actual phone. The phone is similar enough to my current X that I have no worries about what the phone will feel like in hand. I’m just hoping by magic the the screen on the Bionic is nicer than the X2 and the Photon. I want a screen like that on the HTC Sensation. Not holding my breath.

  • Templeboy87

    I got tired of waiting. I’m buying the Droid 3 off contract for a few months, then waiting until Dec/Jan to see what else is out. 720p display is right around the corner.

  • Anonymous

    Hell yeah!

    But damn, still have less than a year to go before I can even upgrade. Blasted!

  • Alex Barry92

    It’s already gone? wtf…

  • Anonymous

    I’ve waited this long. I am waiting even more. SGS2, iPhone 5? Lets see what happens in the next month or so.

  • murphy

    All I can taste are sour grapes.

  • Me

    I want this phone like I wanted my first piece of……….. Well never mind. But I do have to wait and see if nexus comes to verizon if not I’ll pick this bad boy up in October for a great price. My miui Droid 2 has years left in it.

  • Sammy Guyana

    Most anticlimactic release EVER.
    9 months ago, 299 for 1ghz dual core LTE goodness was a GREAT DEAL.
    Now…you can 1.5ghz dual core LTE in a few weeks…FAIL

    • Me

      What other phone do you know is coming out. Plus all those specs are rumors. But hey more power to ya I’m waiting for the great white buffalo of verizon the nexus prime

      • Anonymous

        Oh, so Nexus Prime was confirmed for release on CDMA? That’s interesting news indeed, can you kindly link me to the article on it?

  • I’m excited – for something else.  Not enough has changed for the better that will prevent this phone from being obsolete in less than a month by an SG2, Vigor or Prime(??).  I’ve waited this long, I can wait another 30-45 days for something that will be “best” for longer.  

    • Anonymous

      How would SGS2 make it obsolete.  The samsung does not have LTE.  So ummm…………unless they make a new version with 4G LTE.  Which phone is obsolete?  

  • I heard that the Bionic is supposed to be like the Axxis and have the laptop add on is that true?

    • Legoturte92

      Yea pretty much

  • I’m so torn.

  • AboutTime

    This is going to be a badass Phone!

  • What is this “bionic” you speak of?  I have not heard anything about it… Can someone fill me in?   Still waiting for a worthy upgrade from my Dare, but I don’t think this will cut it…

  • What is this “bionic” you speak of?  I have not heard anything about it… Can someone fill me in?   Still waiting for a worthy upgrade from my Dare, but I don’t think this will cut it…

    • Keith Sumner

      lol u joking

  • Sounds like Im not the only OG Droid owner out there who is praying that this phone is worth the wait?! Or is it? Can I wait to see what the holidays have in store??? I’m soooooo torn!!! PLEASE Kellex get us a review ASAP (Sept 9th would be good)

    • Keith Sumner

      I’m with you, big problem is I love my Droid and I don’t really WANT to replace it. It performs and is set up wonderfully as I want it to be

      • Legoturte92

        The only thing keeping me on the edge is that the other phones are going to be released soon after

    • Anonymous

      Hell no, why wait even longer?  Im not using my Droid any longer than I have to.  Im getting Bionic.  Something better ALWAYS comes out later.  who cares.  

  • Firelight

    Droid HD & ICS now.

    With my rooted DX (and having held/used a Charge, DX2, D3 and Thunderbolt) I’ve not been convinced there is ‘enough’ here to warrant anything new yet. 

    The D-HD with ICS – now that or the Nexus Prime (if on VZW) might be somethin’

  • This charade has turned me to drink the bionic haterade, they atleast could have opened with a lower price point for all the ass fu$king they did.

  • Jap

    You people might as well stop complaining about yhese phones being pricey, No good phone with a 4G LTE radio in it will be sold for anything less.  At least not at first.  Just saying.

  • Anonymous

    Kellex please get your hands on this phone when it comes out. Need your review before I buy or wait

    • Anonymous

      You have 14 days to return it,  why wait for someone’s review?

      • Gene Turner

        If you buy at CostCo you have a whole lot longer to exchange. Maybe get the Bionic now and exchange for the December’s best. Or wait for CostCo to sell it for $199.00 like the Droic Charge is now…

      • Anonymous

        Restocking fee? I’m pretty sure they charge you some stupid amount for returning it… I think?

  • Legoturte92

    I’ve been waiting so long for this phone to come out to get it and now that it’s finally here I’m not quite sure if I want it. Because it is 4G it’s a $300 phone, but now that I know that’s the price I feel as though I might as well hold off and see the SGII, Vigor, and even the i*hone5. There is no way I’m waiting for the HD. My OG Droid is conking out more and more by the day and I really don’t feel like waiting until January.

  • Corymcnutt

    The page didn’t last long as it’s gone already!  I can’t wait to pre-order this Baby!

    • Anonymous

      Hopefully they dont wait until 5am like they did the Droid 3.  Hopefully as soon as midnight hits it goes live.

  • Anonymous

    We continue to see phones on the horizon we have to remember this is a tech savvy world . somebody is always on your coattails chasing you. Phones will continue to grow. Phones will continue to get better and better there will never be an end to this madness. You can fork out $299 for this beast coming out in September or you can wait till next year and another one will come out and then another one will come out in another one will come out the cycle will never end. Whew ! Whehe’s the Tylenol…..

    • Anonymous

      I think you really have to research and be up on the device that you really like lol, It could come down to bloatware, specs, or if the device is a Google Experince device. I agree with you that devices keep rolling every 3 months or so and getting better and better.

      The Bionic is a little different in that it was scarped then brought back of course maybe the specs are a lgood for the nth os Septhember till the next device comes out lol

  • Its not there anymore

  • Anonymous

    This will clearly “Rule all Machines” for the month of September.

    • J G

      Haha nice!

  • Mctypething

    Why anyone would get this phone right away is beyond me. Might as well sit on the sidelines for a month and see what transpires with the Vigor, GSII, and Nexus Prime. Also, I want to see how the reviews come out for the Bionic before I shell out $300. If I do get the Bionic, it probably won’t be until late Sept. once reviews come in and more is known regarding other devices.

    • Skeptical

      Here! Here!  I want to see what the reviews say about the battery life, the screen quality, the stupid MotoBlur (or whatever it is that they call it these days), and all of the other things that make up the experience.  I’ve lost count of all the new phones and tablets that are launched with substantial bugs only to have to wait forever for updates…only to have more bugs…only to again have to wait forever for another update and so on…and then having to wait forever to be upgraded to the latest, greatest Android operating system.  I’m hanging onto my OG Droid until I feel comfortable that any new phone is worth my money and my two year commitment and that the company I give my money to will support me as much as they should. 

      I must say, I have an Asus Transformer, and they have spoiled me with their combination of price, quality of hardware and screen and the most timely updates around.  I’d like to see that same combination in a phone.

      • Mctypething

        Yeah, at $300, these phones are entering into major purchase territory. No use getting all worked up and running to Verizon on Sept. 8th to get the Bionic. All of these 4G phones seem to have had issues, and there is no way I’m spending $300 without seeing reviews come in. Who knows, maybe by then the GSII will be out and prove to be a far better phone. I guess my point is that I don’t understand the need to get this phone right away given what’s coming down the pike.

  • J G

    I am not sure what to do.  I’ve wanted this phone for so long but now it just seems meh.  I feel I should wait for the Droid HD or Nexus Prime.  Unless of course I buy this and then sell it when the latter phones I mentioned come out.  Decisions decisions.

  • Rlarson_Mn

    I think the Bionic will be overpowered by the leaks of information about new units just around the October time frame. Moto missed by not being able to release this beast on schedule last June that’s for sure.

  • Anonymous

    SGSII, Droid HD, or Nexus Prime with ICS please…

  • Anonymous

    Posted this on Engadget but it much more fun here.This is merely a Droid3 with LTE and no keyboard.  Performance is identical except for battery life.  Can anyone say over-rated?

    • Anonymous

      More RAM, and a newer version of BLUR, but essentially I agree with you.  Given the recent leaks about the Droid HD, HTC Vigor, Samsung GSII and Nexus Prime, the Bionic will clear suffer from the Osborne effect.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_effect

      • Anonymous

        Galaxy S2 is pretty old and has been long available, though…

    • Sk102704

      No its not. 2x the RAM makes a huge difference!

    • Anonymous

      Hey Dich, what phone do you have?

  • Adam

    For two months I was sure this would replace my og but news of the droid hd and prime have caused me to pause. I would prefer a 4.5 screen and I don’t think the difference between 1.2 and 1.5 ghz will be noticeable. Should I go ahead or wait and hope the og keeps sputtering along?

    • I’ve got the same dilemma. Been waiting for the Bionic for a year and now suddenly this new phone is on the horizon right after? But knowing them, The HD will come out next June.

  • Anonymous

    “Rule all Machines”, Too rule ALL Machines this device might have to go back to the drawing board, Pure Google experience with none of the VZW junk and other bloatware taking up memory. 

    • what they mean is.. root it, uninstall bloatware .. maybe even a custom rom and THEN rule all machines. 

      • Anonymous

        LOL Exactly!!! And it doesn’t even have to be rooted, just PURE GOOGLE Experience with the aformentioned specs, this device would then RULE!!! People on here just don’t see that for somereason

  • conazo

    ha ha ha vzw took away the teaser from the front page!

  • Michael swaim

    Im more interested in the droid hd

  • OG Droid

    Hey Kellex, from here on out everytime you post something about the Bionic and “End of Waiting” you should change it to the end of fanboys complaing and moving on to bitch about something else.

    • Anonymous

      I think some of the complaining is justified just because some people on here think that Moto is the end all King of devices and don’t realize that other devices are coming out with better specs. 

      Sure, if you want to pay for something that was totally retooled and want early 2011 specs then fine. Everyone has the right to choose for themselves. But, making this device out to be the  “God’s Gift to the Mobile community” is really failure or just plain stupidness.  I hope this device rebounds well but there is just too much coming out that will rivial this device

      • Anonymous

        While I tend to agree and plan to wait for the Droid HD, GSII, Vigor, or Prime; please keep in mind that this will still be the first dual core LTE device which is a pretty big milestone.

        • Anonymous

          @Droosh, yes it is, but with the new devices coming out just right around the corner the wording of “The first Dual Core on VZW lte” is fading a little don’t you agree?? I mean the Bionic has great specs for 2011 and hopefully will be a good device, but I think this device will be forgotten over the next couple of months when the other OEM’s deploy thier devices!!! Good device but a little too late IMHO Your thoughts

          • OG Droid

            I agree with you but the hate for this phone is nuts. How many people on here do you think will lose it if the prime doesn’t come to verizon, or the SGS2 doesnt have LTE. I agree I would like to wait for the Droid HD, not so much the vigor. But I have no choice, im getting this because my phone is about dead. When something better does come I’ll get it off contract and just have to pay the price. I just need something that is decent and has update tech and works without all the issues that on going on with my droid. After all it is only a phone haha.

          • Sammy Guyana

            Samsung isn’t as dumb as sanjay jha at moto.  They’re gonna have LTE on sgs2, and it’s game over for moto.

          • OG Droid

            No there just really bad at putting out timely updates to there phones. And yes no one sucks more than sanjay

          • Anonymous

            No.

          • CaptM

            In case you had not noticed, for all of the people who say that they are going to wait another month or two, those devices will also be “2011” devices, Whether it be the Bionic, GS!!, Prime, Vigor or any other phone coming out “supposedly” in Sept, Oct. or Nov.  all of these devices will have been developed with technology that was out at the beginning of the year or last year, it is what was available at the time of concept, so to say that any device yet to be release a month after the Bionic and will be much better is to lie to yourself, you obviously do not realize the life cycle of developing “New Tech”, I am in the semi-conductor industry and you do not just create a new device just like that, it is a very long process with long periods of testing.  Realistically, any device (that’s righ, I said “Any Device” and that includes the Bionic) coming out between now and Nov. will relitivly have similar specs, there may be tweeks (ie, LTE, what size Dual-Core, Memory size, etc.) which the manufacture’s have been testing and working on for the last 8 months or so.

          • Anonymous

            @CaptM
            I am in the software industry and the SDLC can be very long but we are not talking about manufactoring a chip or regression testing a project that was started back in 2010!!! Here we have a device that could simply take the software that has massive bugs or techonology that is already availble and with Product development and requirements from the previus test cases you can reengineer the software in a matter of months without the bugs.

            This device was with issues with Verizon lte and the competition wiping the floor with the old Bionic.I respect your chip assessment but this is mobile and they can retool as well as upgrade the software in a quick amount of time if the requirements have been throughly tested. ie.. the behavior of the software.

          • CaptM

            But what I am saying is that they could only use what was available at the time of concept, all of these phones still have a life cycle that they must go through before being released, and unless they are developing new tech for the device, they will all have approxamately the same specs, so to say that another phone yet to be released within the next month or two will “Blow it away” is not the case.  Targa has always been scheduled to be released around September, it is not the same device that was originally seen back in January, so it would have been in the same life cycle as any other phone being developed for a Sept. release.

          • Anonymous

            Ok gotcha, but the product lifecycle of the Bionic will be shorter than the expected run it was supposed to be. I see what you’re saying in regards to what software and technology is already out for that lifecycle. Something to think about though is that there are hundreds of projects being developed specifically to mobile phones. A typical dev/QA group company will have hundreds of projects being worked on within an Agile sprints. I see your point and it has strong merit. But, my frustration with Verizon is that they could develop a device that can outlast the short product lifecycle with outstanding features. They choose not too for revenue/profit.
            The hardware is fixed of course but to certain extent the software can be upgraded. The development for the next devices are already in regression testing are probably in the SCM phase anyway. Software packaging for the next devices have been bascially finished.

          • Anonymous

            There are some people who have been holding out for the Bionic (or another dual core LTE phone). Combine this with the upcoming Bionic marketing blitz and the fact that most people don’t know about what else is expected in the 4th quarter this will sell quite well – for a month or two.  It’s a shame Motorola couldn’t have gotten it out four months earlier as they originally planned as then they would have dominated sales for the better part of six months.

            That said, the GSII has essentially faced a four month delay of it’s own, so it can’t be easy to get phones working well with new tech and through Verizon’s bureaucratic red tape and out for sale.

    • Granted

      Haha! A very astute observation.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    I have already decided to pass on this… to many rumored phones right around the corner that interest me more. 

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. October will probably see quad core devices with better energy efficiency. (Remember Qualcomm stating that their quad core CPUs consume up to 20% less energy compared to single core Snapdragons?)

      • Anonymous

        only if you mean October 2012, sure. 

        • Anonymous

          Well, quad core mobile CPUs are production ready at the moment.

          • Anonymous

            Not really no. Only Tegra 3 (Kal-El) is in sample ready mode for possible production release in late fall and that’s only tablets. There will be NO quad core phones till Spring at best, and even then…why? Android isn’t even fully optimized for 2 yet never mind 4.  

      • Corymcnutt

        October 2011???  The is no way a quad-core will be in a phone that early…maybe October 2012!

  • Unfortunately, I’ve got to jump on it.  Was really excited at first, now it’s hoping my phone can hang on long enough to get this and be happy but not really pumped.  My OG Droid has been through a tough battle (screen badly spider web cracked, 3 major water incidents) and is still kicking but barely.  Due to the water damage and cracked screen, it thinks its getting screen touches when it’s not and will operate on its own alot.  Fact that it still is somewhat functional, though, makes me a loyal Motorala fan so getting the Bionic although wish my phone could hold out for the HD.

  • badz

    hmmmm. i dont see the promo at verizons site. 

  • Corymcnutt

    I will be pre-ordering as soon as Verizon lets me!

  • So close. Been waiting for so long. But this Droid HD stuff has trown a wrench into my glorious Bionic plans.

  • Anonymous

    I’m still wondering about why is there so much hype around this phone… It’s Motorola, which means crappy support in the future, after all.

    • Sk102704

      Except they are known for their good support.  You must be thinking about Samsung..

      • Anonymous

        I’m merely thinking about Motorola.

        If this tells you anything, I’m a DROID2 GLOBAL owner.

    • Anonymous

      it’s simple….name another dual core LTE phone out for public purchase… Yep, Bionic is still the first one. And you must be joking, Motorola actually has the best update support so far.

      • Anonymous

        Late June: Motorola: “Update will roll out soon.”
        Start of July: VZWSupport on Twitter, “Update for D2G is already rolling out.”
        Mid July: VZW: “Hello D2G owners, we’ve put up the information sheet for Gingerbread upgrade.”
        A bit later: VZWSupport on Twitter, “Update for D2G is rolling out in phases, might take a little while to reach you.”
        End of July: “Oops we lied lolol.” (the Gingerbread information sheet is removed around that time) / Motorola: “lulz we dunno rly hahaha”
        August: Motorola and VZW: “It’s coming, we can’t tell you when” / “No update planned” / “There were no plans to update D2G to Gingerbread” / “We don’t have any information”.

        Definitely the best update support so far.

        • Anonymous

          No worse than any of the other OEMs.

  • conazo

    I actually want this phone, got to have the latest!!!

  • all the money they could’ve earned had they released this thing four months ago. my goodness. lesson learned moto.

    • Anonymous

      I totally agree with you!!!  Moto was really late on this one and it seems they invested alot of the 2011 year on the Bionic with Verizon.  Most people will think it’s a BIG device and Verizon/Moto will try to recoup as much profit as possible with this device, but the facts are this was a disaster of a deployment.

      They really could’ve made a statement earlier this year with the current specs.

    • Mojer74

      Why do you care how much money they make?

  • Anonymous

    Regardless of being 9 months late, this will still be the best phone on Verizon. That’s what I tell myself to make sense of buying this.

  • T Hall

    Can’t wait, I will be pre-ordering!

  • Anonymous

    For some reason I think preorders may actually start next Friday, I can’t see a teaser banner on the front page for 2 weeks, unless it leads into the next Doid_Landing contest, or an official announcement or something…

  • I’m thinking the same thing. I want to hear more about the Prime before I jump into anything.

  • OG Droid

    Look another Droid Bionic page for people to whine and complain on.

  • Sean

    @droidlanding or bust. If the phone isn’t worth a good ad campaign, I don’t want it.

  • Anonymous

    The power button on my D1 is no longer working, but I rather wait for something better than the Bionic; I think it can only Rule All Machines for a month…

    • yours got thrown around in car accident too? this happen to my gf and hers doesnt work anymore after 2 years.. and i happen to give her phone a nice beer bath too the other night.. so now it all kinds of f’ed up. 

      • Reminon

        There was no car accident for my OG droid, but for the past few months mines had a shattered digitizer…not to mention the power button is failing and the paint wore off the camera button lol….Last week i replaced the digitizer and now the mic and back speaker doesn’t work, so i had to buy a BT headset. like most Ive been waiting for this phone since i saw it in January.  All i want is some rooted-dual core-4g candy. I’m not complaining, I’ve waited patiently and it would be stupid to pick something else.

      • Reminon

        There was no car accident for my OG droid, but for the past few months mines had a shattered digitizer…not to mention the power button is failing and the paint wore off the camera button lol….Last week i replaced the digitizer and now the mic and back speaker doesn’t work, so i had to buy a BT headset. like most Ive been waiting for this phone since i saw it in January.  All i want is some rooted-dual core-4g candy. I’m not complaining, I’ve waited patiently and it would be stupid to pick something else.

    • Cmorty72

      My power button on my OGD is about to tap out as well. But I do believe she’ll last through the year (hopefully) long enough to see if the waiting for such “said” devices is worth the gambit.
      Hopefully it will be.

      • Segruc2

        Haha. Mine is about done too.

    • KSDroid01

      Ha! I am ready to pull the trigger on the Bionic as soon as it comes out, but I hear you on the D1, mine’s screen was freaking out when it gets humid.  Took it to the Verizon store, they told me I have “Total Equipment Coverage” on my plan I had a new (yea, refurbished but looks like it’s never even been turned on) D1 on my doorstep three days later. So now I have a practically-new D1 to hand down to my son (ready to ditch his Eris) when I upgrade to Bionic!

  • Anonymous

    “It’s funny actually, that was the very same slogan they used back in January when they first introduced the device, “The End of Waiting.”  Here we are almost 9 months later”

    We will see if the Bionic can live up to the hype, but 9months later this thing better be a beast!!  How will this device live up to the upcoming competition???

  • Anonymous

    Feel like this phone is on a fine line of doing really really well or being another flop.

    • ChrisD

      It probably all depends on if they plan on putting any marketing behind it.  The feelings about this phone around all the android sites has nothing to do with what most consumers think and most people probably haven’t even heard of this phone yet. If VZW advertises this like they did the Droid 1 (doubtful) then I think it will be a huge success. 

  • SugaShane

    September 8th, can’t wait! Wait, I have another year left on my contract. Well, I guess it’s just me and you, X. 

    • Granted

      That would be my situation and sentiment as well.

  • Too pricey and too late.

    • POOPonYOU

      I was soooooo excited about this phone about 3 months ago but now that samsung and htc are about to release their similar phones, I think I’ll hold on to my DX til the end of the year and see what comes out.

      • WhodAThought?

        I agree with you. Both of the alternatives are very attractive and exciting. More importantly I don’t think either mfg. will blow us off and delay their items so much. Verizon doesn’t really care either way.  BTW, I went to the Verizon site and the could not find the “teaser” referenced in the article.

        Too bad Motorola couldn’t have gotten this thing out more timely for use committed customers, eh?

    • Corymcnutt

      Too pricey?  The Charge was that amount too, and the Bionic is dual-core so I would have expected $299.  Is that too much for a phone, yea, I think so too, but based on other LTE phones ($249 & $299), I wouldn’t have expected anything less.

      • KSDroid01

        Verizon’s price structure is a total ripoff, a closely-equivalent phone to the Bionic on Sprint (Photon) is available for $199, and the closest HTC (Sensation on T-Mob) is $199, probably the closest phone on AT&T available today (Moto Atrix) is $199 – all these are dual-core “4G” phones…are you sensing a pattern here?  The current 4G phones on Verizona are all last-year’s technology (single-core, non-HD vid, etc etc) but Verizon is pricing all but one of these old-tech phones higher than the competition: LG Revolution at $199, HTC T-Bolt @ $250, and Sammy Charge @ $299. Also, do this math: $299 + $350 ETF=$650 vs. the off-contract price of $589. VzW actually will MAKE money on the phone if you cancel your contract! How much sense does that make? I love this phone but I am really, really frustrated with the arrogant way VzW is treating their customers. The only consolation is at least with the Bionic, you will finally be getting premium, current-gen 4g tech to go along with your premium network coverage, premium superfast LTE speeds, and very premium price. 

        • Granted

          Yeah I agree with. But that’s always indicative of whoever is on top of the market, in most cases. They are generally going to charge more because they know the demand is there, and people will pay.

        • Granted

          Yeah I agree with. But that’s always indicative of whoever is on top of the market, in most cases. They are generally going to charge more because they know the demand is there, and people will pay.

  • Jack

    I am buying if the battery really lasts more than 10 hours.

  • Steenerk

    Not interested!!!

  • Nope

  • Anonymous

    Except now I’m thinking I should wait for the Nexus Prime. Doh!

    • Anonymous

      with ZERO indication it’ll EVER come to Verizon. Doh.

      • Anonymous

        I was thinking the same think, but doubt it’ll come to Verizon any time soon as well.  It’s really the 720p screen and “button-less” phone coming so soon that is holding me back.  I’m sure it’ll perform on par with whatever comes out in the next few months.