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DROID Bionic Shipments Arrive in Stores, Launch Kits With Live Demo Units Too

Verizon is taking their sweet time announcing the DROID Bionic as they do with just about every phone these days, but we now know that devices have started to make appearances in more than a few stores.  With the phone set for September 8, whether they ever make it official or not, our sources (and the picture above) indicate that demo units, all marketing materials, and even first shipments have arrived.  As you can tell, Motorola and Big Red have spared no expense to help feed the hype machine on this one.  And with demos hitting stores, you may be able to get some hands-on time with one yourself this weekend.  Maybe.

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  • Abastedo001

    my droid x has been f’n up all the time..my upgrade is not til april but i called today..they are gonna let me upgrade to the bionic on thursday…and are even going to call me on thursday to do the order!

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  • http://www.agrstech.com Zephaniah

    hmm, lets see if my friend at my local store has access to one, and doesn’t mind sharing it with me.

  • Cmdates2991

    Just so you know Engadget says it’s been made official. At the end of one of the new vides it says  2011.9.8

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait to see how this device will stack up against the upcoming devices coming out shortly, will be at the Verizon store testing this bad boy out!!!!

  • Anonymous

    commercial is already on TV

    • Granted

      Yeah I saw that, twas nice, a robot murdered and ravaged some lady. To be fair, I may have imagined said ravaging.

  • Mandorawk

    Just came back from bjs and got to hold a dummy unit felt great and not as thick as i thought about the same as the dx. The rep has the working unit but said he hasnt hooked it up, im amped about it cant wait until a workig unit are at stores to test this out.

    • Granted

      “Bjs”huh? Sounds like a real sucky store. Do they spit our swallow your change when you check out?

  • droidlvr

    more videos kellex

    • Granted

      God, only if he took an industrial grinder to those talons he calls fingernails…

    • Granted

      God, only if he took an industrial grinder to those talons he calls fingernails…

  • Sucka

    they just need to bring back unlimited data

    • Anonymous

      If your an existing customer you still have unlimited data.  When i get my bionic my data plan will not change at all.  

      • Granted

        Is that true? I’ve been trying to decipher if that’s the case, while I wade through all of these sexually frustrated posts.

  • Anonymous

    Will The Bionic appear on the Ed Sullivan Show? Or maybe play a concert at Shea Stadium?

  • MaQsr

    Its about Damn time!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Nice, any idea of number of units they are getting in each store?

    • john patterson

      They will get 100 Units and will announce a shortage of devices after the first hour and will have to delay the release of the device for another few months for them to release more devices. So get it asap if you want it.

      • Anonymous

        Ahhh…jokes about a delay. how original and clever. Bravo ma’am

    • Anonymous

      my local store has 300 already with another shipment coming wednesday.  They are ready.  

      I will be there at 9am

  • Jason Purp

    I’m currently trying to sell my Charge and/or Incredible 2 so I can have enough money to buy the Nexus Prime at full retail price. The Bionic and Motoblur is nice, but pure Android without physical buttons is an instant sale for me.

  • EC8CH

    Why should VZW announce their new phones.

    Droid-Life does it… over and over and over and over again :-P

    • http://profiles.google.com/austinbrister Austin Brister

      People complaining about the easily ignorable news articles are more annoying than the articles.  Honestly, I’m waiting for this phone, and this is my one stop for all the news I need.

      • EC8CH

        chill out… I was joking… see the sticky tonguey outy guy?

      • Anonymous

        How many times do you have to read news articles that tell you the phone is coming out 9/8. Over and over and over and over and over again? ;)

      • Granted

        And people bitching about someone else bitching about someone else bitching, infinite cycle bitching….makes you and I a bitch, bitch.

  • udapro

    They did run a sept 8th commercial last night on espn during the wisconsin vs UNLV game.  Sounds official to me

    • http://www.nicholasheidke.com Nick Heidke

      Saw that as well! Sad there was no mention of pre-order.

      • Anonymous

        there wont be a pre order

  • Wyveryx

    Touch it! You know you wanna!

  • T Hall

    Yes comments are back – from the previous article:  Very excited about the Bionic and the NFL App that will be free to 4g users:)

  • Anonymous

    I’ll pass.. I’ve waited all year, what’s a few weeks more for a real HD screen phone? 

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      Which will be??

      • Anonymous

        HTC Vigor, “DROID” Prime, DROID HD…. take your pick.

        Vapor > 6 month old tech

        • Anonymous

          Hoping for lots of Vigor happenings once this Bionic is out.  I’m dying to get my hands on that phone.

          • Anonymous

            WHERE DO YOU GET SO MUCH MONEY FROM?

            p.s. a shipment of clean water would be appreciated some new american company has started to pollute our watering hole with their factory

          • Granted

            Yes, but their outsourcing efforts will bring jobs to you and your fellow countryman, then for the price of your culture and society, you can talk to someone trying to put together furniture, or fix a computer, and drive them to the point of madness, with a very sturdy language barrier, and only bring able to read from a corporate form, and in essence probably bring responsible for said customer’s eventual suicide. It will be akin to being a long distance Kevorkian.

          • Granted

            *being, damn Swype bullshit.

          • Anonymous

            Hey Kellex,
            Vigor or Droid Prime?? Take a Pick,It’s your call!! :) :P

          • http://steamcommunity.com/id/cypherx82 cypherx82

            I bet he’d say Prime. Kellex loves him some Nexus.

          • Anonymous

            If the Prime is a Droid I would doubt it’s running Vanilla Android. I wouldn’t be surprised if the other 3 carriers got the Nexus Prime running Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich and Verizon got the Droid Prime running a skinned version of Ice Cream Sandwich.

          • http://steamcommunity.com/id/cypherx82 cypherx82

            Hence why I said Nexus.

        • Anonymous

          How is it 6 month old tech if no one else on the planet is using it yet? Or have I missed the other dual core LTE phones floating around?

          • TomHolmes

            Well, it’s a six month old name. Neener.

          • Anonymous

            They’re just haters. Haters gonna hate.  There’s no rhyme or reason for it… some people just like to be trolls.  The Droid Bionic will be a perfectly awesome phone and be more than powerful enough to give you at least two solid years of excellent smartphone performance.  Remember, most Android apps for the next year or two will still be targeted at single-core phones because there is a huge installed base so it’s not like your dual core Bionic is going to be obsolete in 6 months.

        • DBK

          The Bionic’s tech is about as advanced as it gets right now (with a possible exception for the screen). You realize that the CPU for the Vigor, as well as the others (minus the Droid HD) will be less advanced than the Bionic’s. Thus that minor difference in speed will mean absolutely nothing.

          People need to stop saying it’s old tech when clearly it’s not.

          • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

            I don’t think it’s old tech, but I don’t think it possesses anything groundbreaking. Dual core with LTE doesn’t knock my socks off.

          • DBK

            The most advanced dual core available (and the most advanced RAM thus far) is not ground breaking? And the fact that it actually works with LTE isn’t groundbreaking either? I guess you are one of those waiting for quad core, huh?

          • Anonymous

            Probably because it isn’t adding anything to the experience that we don’t already have.  Touting better specs doesn’t mean that a person’s experience with the phone will be any better.  I doubt seriously this will be much of an improvement if any over the Bolt (with the possible exception of battery life) and the screen will very possibly be worse.  It’s like the Droid commercials, show a bunch of ninja, alien, spaceship, robot nonsense, but not actually what a user can do with the phone.  Here’s looking forward to the Vigor or Prime which will hopefully have great screens at least.

          • Teevo0108

            What phones do u know can turn into a laptop?? That alone is something a prime or vigor can’t do. This phone is very ground breaking its the others that don’t bring anything new to the table.

          • Anonymous

            I’d rather have a device that works very well on it’s own, than one that tries to do something else but poorly.  The Atrix has this capability and doesn’t do it very well.

          • DBK

            Because the Atrix’s webtop is a beta version of the Bionic’s. The Bionic’s will be a lot more stable and polished.

          • Anonymous

            LOL the Thunderbolt doesn’t work very well and this will undoubtedly have much better battery life as well as performance.

          • Anonymous

            I’ve got an OG Droid.  The Bionic will be a massive upgrade compared to my current phone! :-D

          • DBK

            The Bionic will be eons better than anything currently available. And TBH, the Tbolt is probably the worst of the available 4G phones. Just because the screen may not be better, and that is an issue that is easily remedied, does not make the phone worse overall.

          • Anonymous

            Not a huge defender of the bolt, but how exactly is is worse than the Charge or Revolution.  Also, how can you easily remedy a lousy screen (if it is) on the Bionic easily, without buying a new phone?

          • DBK

            I have played with all three. It’s the flimsiest one. It has the worst battery life. It has the most bugs. It’s UI is the hardest one to use. Shall I go on?

            You can remedy the lousy screen of the Bionic (even though it’s actually pretty good) by changing how things are displayed, through custom ROMs, etc….

          • Anonymous

            sure I’ll give you the poor battery life, but the UI being hard to use?  please, sense is far superior to blur which doesn’t even allow for contact shortcuts on the screen without taking up more than one square on the grid.  I think you’re stretching on quite a few points.  I own one and it’s not flimsy at all, especially compared to the charge, but that’s your opinion so I’ll end here.  I just don’t see the bionic being any better with the possible exception of battery life.

          • LionStone

            Agreed durangojim! Until some of us actually use the Bionic with our real world usage, all the talk about how much better the B. will be over anything else “currently available” right now is really just that, talk. Also I didnt realize the B. has twice the ram of the TB!

          • DBK

            Considering that the Tbolt has DDR RAM while the Bionic has DDR2, it pretty much does.

            Tech-wise, there is no question that the Bionic is better. Experiences will vary though.

          • Anonymous

            Sense sucks, and the new Moto UI looks pretty sweet

          • DBK

            It’s not opinion, it’s fact. Tech-wise it is better, but personal experiences will vary.

            As for Blur, the new Blur is surperior to the other skins when it comes to usability. And the Bionic is going to sport an even newer version, so it will be even that much better.

            Again, if the Bionic doesn’t impress you, then nothing coming out this year will. You might as well wait for 3D quad core phones. Then maybe you might possibly be impressed.

          • DBK

            It’s not opinion, it’s fact. Tech-wise it is better, but personal experiences will vary.

            As for Blur, the new Blur is surperior to the other skins when it comes to usability. And the Bionic is going to sport an even newer version, so it will be even that much better.

            Again, if the Bionic doesn’t impress you, then nothing coming out this year will. You might as well wait for 3D quad core phones. Then maybe you might possibly be impressed.

          • Anonymous

            the bionic’s quadrant score certainly doesn’t make it eons better than anything currently available and neither does that pentile screen. http://twitpic.com/6f1817

          • Anonymous

            The pentile screen is incredible and IMO sets it far above other phones and their oversaturated, can’t see them outside screens.

          • Anonymous

            sure it is Ray Charles.

          • Anonymous

            It surely is Mrs Durangojim

          • DBK

            The pentile screen is not that bad. Only those who keep there eyes glued on the screens would ever see the imperfections.

            I wasn’t talking about the score, I was talking about the CPU as well as the other hardware. Tech-wise, it’s going to be the best phone available this year. The other phones coming out this year will only be just as good, but not better. It really just comes down to whether or not you are a Moto hater.

          • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

            I don’t care what version or dual core it is. It’s not going to make the phone that much different from my X with the exception of 4G download speeds and a snappier interface. I am not discounting the phones specs, simply saying it won’t be worlds apart from what is out there now. I click on an app, 1 second later it opens. With the Bionic I click on an app 0.4 seconds later it opens. My life is not a whole lot different.

          • DBK

            Your saying that a dual core Bionic will not be different from your single core X? Are you serious? You realize that the Bionic has like quintuple the speed of any phone available now? That it will have, for all intents and purposes, double the RAM of any phone available? That weptop capabilities eons more advanced than the Atrix’s? That it’s battery life dwarfs all the other 4G phones? How in all things holy is that not groundbreaking? What, do you want it to dress you, cook your meals, paint your house, and maintain your car, too?

            If the Bionic is not groundbreaking enough for you, then none of the phones coming out the rest of the phones will be. You might as well wait for quad cores at this point.

          • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

            It won’t be. Again, even if the phone is 3x as fast as my interface, what will that give me? It will take 6/10ths of a second longer for my apps to load? It’s not like the single core 1ghz phones are dogging it with the OS they have. The web top is nice, but I don’t think most people will use this. core speed is not everything. I would take a single core with a high quality camera(MP are not important) that had fast shutter speed, etc. over a dual core.

          • DBK

            And half the memory and battery life, and a semifunctional 4G connection.

            Whatever, your loss.

          • Pennywise

            1.5GHz?? Quad-core?? Exactly my point; I don’t need anything faster than the BIONIC ; ) Can’t wait!!

          • Granted

            Dress me? No. A rough hand job? Sure. But it would also need to compensate, for my baby juice not damaging the capacitive screen.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frank-Bevalaqua/1004873481 Frank Bevalaqua

            It’s groundbreaking compared to my Blackberry Storm 1 that doesn’t even have WiFi…

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      A few weeks might be wishful thinking though. Have they released any dates?

      • EC8CH

        Nexus Prime… Before Thanksgiving… BOOM… who wants more turkey?

        • Joshuarossi

          only problem is that Samsung makes it

          • http://steamcommunity.com/id/cypherx82 cypherx82

            Well, aside from the plastic case Samsung makes the best hardware.

          • DBK

            Lol Wrong. Motorola makes the best hardware. Samsung is getting there though.

          • http://steamcommunity.com/id/cypherx82 cypherx82

            Nope.

          • Anonymous

            Samsung’s AMOLED screen is the only leg up they have on the competition.

          • Pennywise

            And to people like me, OLED is a deal breaker, leaving sammy with zero ‘legs up’ on the competition ; )

        • Anonymous

          Except it is looking more and more likely that there will never be anything called a Nexus Prime

      • tjmonkey15

        I’m worried about that too.  I would love to wait and see what pans out with the Prime, but I’ve got an itch for LTE you won’t believe, and the Bionic would provide me with some satisfaction in that regard.  That sounded sexual.

      • Anonymous

        October for the Vigor and Prime

    • Anonymous

      HD on a 4.5″ screen is completely unnecessary.  You need a magnifying glass to see the pixels on the Droid’s 854×480 screen.

  • Anonymous

    photoshopped

  • http://www.nicholasheidke.com Nick Heidke

    Safe to assume that the only way to get our hands on one early is to have a very ignorant sales rep sell us one by mistake?

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      Maybe at Walmart.

  • Anonymous

    And hey, comments are back up!

    • Wyveryx

      bout time, i forgot everything else i wanted to say… /walks off “Now wheres that notepad thingy?”

  • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

    And so it begins.. 

  • tbaybe

    i just wanna touch it… lol 

    • john patterson

      Thats what she said

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josue-Aristy/540455542 Josue Aristy

        Finally we will have it in our hands, after long months of waiting!

      • Granted

        Yes, that is what she said, I just read it, you redundant troglodyte. I have a very good feeling that some of the other “witty” comments that come our of your brain, probably include such great mongoloid hits as, “not!!!”, “psyche!!!”, “I know you are, but what am I?!!!”, and other various intellectual treasures.

    • TomHolmes

      If Bionic will “Rule All Machines” does that mean I can use mine to control the Large Hadron Collider”? Every once in a while I get an urge to smash some daggum particles.

      • Granted

        It does, but only if you promise to run it on overdrive, and create an earth swallowing black hole, that will quickly pull the planet and all known existence into itself, and in the blink of an eye, shatter all life and time.

    • ZMan

      Just played at store w bionic…

      Fast… Real fast web surfing on 4g like iPad on wifi… Maybe faster…

      Camera. Ok.. Not sure yet..

      Phone is real lite.. Power button on top left… Back menu now in position 3 vs 1

      One concern.. The one I got just got done charging, but used for about 20 min. And it was HOT…

      Real hot on The screen… I waited since July and I’ll get one Thursday …

      • Pennywise

        How was the screen, ZMan?

        • ZMan

          Looked nice.. I played with wallpapers.. They were real bright and crisp. Very fast video response… I’d say it gonna be a winner if the heat isn’t an issue. Camera was ok… But I was not making any adjustments. Front facing camera was ok… Less than 1megapix.

          • ZMan

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      • Dominick

         You have a Droid X by it to compare the screen quality, blacks, colors etc?

        • Misk

          No… Sorry… On its own, they looked great.

    • Pennywise

      The end of waiting is near!! :D

    • Embreykc

      lol