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DROID Bionic 2 Appears in Verizon and Asurion Enrollment Form

They couldn’t, could they? Does Motorola or Verizon have the cojones to release a follow-up to one of the biggest smartphone disasters in history? According to Asurion’s open enrollment forms, a DROID Bionic 2 either exists now, or will exist at some point in the future. Actually, before you get too excited, there is a good chance that this is simply the placeholder for the new version of the Bionic that is sold without a 16GB microSD card. As you can see in the list, they break out each version of the RAZR depending on color and storage and is likely what we have going on here with the “DROIDBIO2.” Could they return one of the most hypebeasted phones of all time for a second turn? They could, but probably won’t.

I’m not sure that any of us could power through another 9 months of delays and design changes. OK, part of me wants to.

Cheers Alex!

  • guest

    Any idea when the bionic is getting ICS?

  • SKAVENG3R

    The original bionic design was unbelievably awesome. Enter Verizon & Motor exploits. Its reall really a shame that phone was a bust.

    • SKAVENG3R

      When I say bust I am in fact saying, I went out of my way to make sure Verizon gave me this phone as a replacement for my VOID CHARGE. I when it comes in the mail I was loving how smooth it performed. With in a day I was boot looping and dropping calls. I was also getting black screen and not staying connected to Wi-Fi 3g or 4g. This was major dissatisfying. being as they had a little under a year to fix any major bugs. As far as the screen it was fine, not great nor was it a horrid screen. As a early adopter of this some may say it happens. I disagree, if I buy a new car and the car shuts of randomly I would be pissed. Some may say apples and oranges but I think not. When I make a purchase I expect it to work. ( I didn’t spell or grammar check this, deal with it).

  • Kyle Fullmer

    Not on GNex-Life.  

  • Droided Out

    My contract is up on the April 4th. Now what the heck am I supposed to buy? The Nexus S or Razor Maxx or move my service to Auto Throttle & Attitude and play their stupid games. AHHH!! I’m on my third refurbished Original Droid. Maybe if I win the lotto tomorrow I will just by one of each.

    • WickedToby741

      I’d say get the Nexus. The Razr may be sleek and sexy, but Motorola’s locked bootloader policy, buggy stock ROMs, and slow update schedule will make you want to throw your phone off a building. With the Nexus, you get support straight from Google and at the very least you can say “Screw you!” if they upset you and install a custom ROM. Moto doesn’t even let you do that without having to work around the locked bootloader.

  • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

    Was the Bionic actually a disaster?  Does anyone have sales figures?  I understand why fandroids didnt like the device, but maybe VZ actually sold a lot of them and they think it warrants a follow up?

    • WickedToby741

      It already had TWO follow ups. They’re called the Razr and Razr Maxx. The Razr is the same phone in a much better designed body with a much better screen and a higher clocked kernel.

      • LiterofCola

        I think that would make it totally different device, not necessarily a follow-up to the Bionic.

  • Binglut9

    I feel like this happened before

  • reyalP

    I wouldn’t say its the worst phone. It’s the fact that it was way late to the market and too close to the release of the razr, razr maxx, nexus, and rezound that probably is what is being referred to as a disaster.

    • WickedToby741

      It was a disaster. It took 8 months and a redesign to get the phone to the market, and hardly a month later Motorola release the Razr and says “Screw you!” to Bionic owners. The Bionic should have never existed. Once it was determined it needed a redesign, they should have axed it and just made the Razr, or even better just the Razr Maxx. There was just no point in Motorola and Verizon releasing the Bionic other than the chance to screw over customers. Take it from a Bionic owner, it was, and still is, a disaster.

  • Josh Groff

    The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD would like a word with everyone here. Lets stop complaining about the RAZR. Motorola couldn’t just release an extended battery after people complained about battery life, so they released a new phone.

    • WickedToby741

      People have a right to complain about the Razr. The Razr Maxx was well into development if not completely finished when the Razr was announced. What Motorola should have done is revealed them both at the same time and just charged $50 more for the Maxx instead of screwing over original Razr buyers. That, and with the Razr in the pipeline, the Bionic never should have come to be.

      • Josh Groff

         The Bionic is perfect as a “mid level” 4G phone. A little rooting and what not puts it right up there with the RAZR. Also, it doesn’t take long to slap on a larger battery, and carrier approval takes longer than development does. Don’t slap all the blame on Motorola.

        • Keith Sumner

          Bionic + .902 + Forever Root + Safe Strap + Eclipse Rom + Bionic TCP Buffer Hack + Motomizer one touch memory, cpu, gpu, and other optimization + Sick phone.

  • Paul

    I thought Motorola was going with the RAZR styling for now. But it would be cool to see a new Bionic get a release that isn’t botched.

    • WickedToby741

      Ooh, may be they could announce it, take 8 months developing it, redesign it once, and then a month after releasing it, announce the Razr 2! It would be just like the first one!

      • Niteperson

         We get it.  You don’t like the Bionic.

  • 2 Month Bionic User

    I got mine for 100 just days after the .902 update was pushed. I was able to update ota and then root and flash eclipse 2.2 shortly after. Zero bugs, zero radio issues, say what you want about the screen its great in daylight. Dual core is more than adequate for a smartphone I don’t need a quadcore. Battery life is sufficient. They are trying to clear stock so if you don’t want to shell out for a RAZR, this is an AMAZING phone for a GREAT price. We will get ICS and there are already Custom ICS Roms available. I recommend it. I may have felt differently if I had to deal with it before updates but it is a fantastic phone now that will see ICS officially

    • Josh Groff

       Just got mine for 80 and still have the $50 rebate to do, had a $50 off coupon to use in store, and hell, for $30 on a family plan with a $40 a month line, it’s pretty solid.

    • WickedToby741

      If you bought it now after the updates, yes your experience is likely much better than others. Try having bought it for the full $300 on launch day and then watching Motorola release the Razr, and then the Razr Maxx, and then steeply drop the price on the Bionic and start to act like it never existed. I bought mine with the hopes that it would be Motorola’s big phone for at least a few months and at the very least they would keep their promise to unlock the bootloaders or the Google buyout would bring some promising things. I paid $300 for a very buggy phone and had to watch other manufacturers provide updates regarding ICS and unlock their bootloaders while Motorola makes excuses about updating to ICS and locked bootloaders. If I had only paid $30, I wouldn’t feel screwed, but I paid ten times that for what I thought was going to be a premium device and what I got was far from it.

      • Josh Groff

        I felt that pain with the Sensation 4G when T-mobile spewed out the Amaze. Same hardware, but clocked higher and different design (and a ~250MB ram increase.) That’s how mobile tech is, it’s catching up to PC standards at an alarming rate. That’s no reason to blame the manufacturer when most of the delays are because of the carriers and FCC.

      • JoeBionic

        Sorry to read that you are one of the unlucky ones with a bad Bionic.  Most of us have had a Bionic that has been a joy to own and most importantly, to use.  I would be hard pressed to give it up for any of the current phones.  I just works!!!.  

  • Juarren6

    I can’t find anything wrong with my Bionic, I don’t have a single complaint about it

  • http://www.facebook.com/kortesoja Lance Kortesoja

    wow I totally submitted this like a month ago.. no credit :’(

  • http://twitter.com/matthod Matt Hodson

    I can guarantee they would do this. Verizon is the same company that released a BB Storm 2 after the poor quality (Doesn’t do poor quality justice) Storm 1. If I only would have waited a few more months I would have bought the OG Droid.

    • Josh Groff

       I was actually looking for the storm 2 when I ported my number, really wanted to own a blackberry as well, guess eBay will have to do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kyle-Collins/100000326942819 Kyle Collins

    I don’t understand why some people are so vocal that the bionic was a “disaster” I love mine. The only phone I’d trade it for would be a processor swap with my OG..that was the best phone ever made.

  • Wwburnett526

    Anyone know when the razr maxx will get ICS?

    • MekoSuka

       LOL

    • Josh Groff

      Officially? Who knows.

  • http://twitter.com/DroidBricker Droid Bricker

    Awesome! Everyone I know is soooo happy with their Bionic I’m sure that this will be a huge success!  The bitchslaps never stop… aye Motorola.

  • Sob157

    So much for releasing a smaller number of phones for 2012. Moto lost me after the bionic, and continued failure to create a developer friendly phone. Never again

  • Kenneth Green1

    After the updates I love my Bionic and in no means would call it a disaster.

  • Alexander Garcia

    Okay now that was a bit harsh Kell. There are many phones out there that are far more disastrous than the Bionic. I know two people (my cousin and my wife) who still love their Bionics to this day. I know they’re not tech junkies like us, but more power to them because of that. Cheers.

  • XIII

    People need to settle down and read. The “DROIDBIO2″ listed is exactly what Kellex described:

    “Actually, before you get too excited, there is a good chance that this
    is simply the placeholder for the new version of the Bionic that is sold without a 16GB microSD card. As you can see in the list, they break out each version of the RAZR depending on color and storage and is likely what we have going on here with the “DROIDBIO2.”

    Look at the list of phones, the Droid RAZR 32GB Standard is listed as “DROIDRZR,” while the Droid RAZR 16GB color variants are all listed as “DRDRZR2[x]” with the color variant as the “x.”  So it is safe to assume the same labeling would apply to the Droid Bionic variants.

    Nothing to see here, move along now.

    • Alexander Garcia

      …or it could be an early April Fools joke

  • Apehat02

    Anyone else think the Bionic 2 could be the actual name of the “Droid Fighter” that was leaked a few weeks ago? Release date for that is supposedly in a few weeks, and the LG “Cayman” was changed to the “Lucid” at release….. 

    • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

       I asked this down the page.  I think its completely valid.  7 months for a device sequel sounds about right.  Besides, the Bionic name needs to be redeemed.  Mine runs fantastic fully stock, but its first few shaky months gave it a horrible reputation that it currently does not deserve.

    • cooksta32676

      That was my first thought. Funny how people blow up and over react over a phone launch….

  • Silver91354

    I’ve had the Droid Bionic since day one. I’m assuming the disaster comment was based on long delay and sales. I love the Bionic and with all the updates, it now is just as good as the new phones out there. And with the coming of ICS, it’ll even be better. Haters are always gonna comment Apparently, they haven’t used the phone after the updates that made the “cons”on dime reviews invalid.

    • Josh Groff

       I don’t buy Motorola phones for the software. People should stop complaining so much ;)

    • WickedToby741

      You don’t feel screwed like I do with the Bionic? It’s not so much that it’s a terrible phone, but with the release of the Razr, then the Razr Maxx, and the steep discounts on the Bionic after I paid $300 for it, it feels like Motorola and Verizon have been continually throwing salt into the wound. Yeah, it will be much better with ICS, when it gets here. Motorola hasn’t provided any indication when that’s going to happen. Right now, it looks like fall at the earliest. And you can forget about Jelly Bean or whatever next version of Android is released that caters to phones. Well at least we can flash our own custom ROMs easily with that unlocked bootloader Motorola promised. OH WAIT, they went back on that promise and instead released the Razr Developer Edition. The updates have solved most of the issues, but it doesn’t change the fact that the phone never should have been released. With so many bugs on release and the fact that the Razr is so similar internally to the Bionic, the Bionic should have been axed in favor of the Razr. The only reason I can come to for why they released the Bionic with so many bugs is so that they could get it into the market long enough to bait some poor suckers into buying it (like me) before releasing the Razr shortly thereafter.

      • LegalAmerican

        Who gives a crap about Jellybean?  That proves that people couldn’t care less about what functions are available on new OS, but just that they feel “cheated” if they don’t have the latest and greatest.  ICS isn’t even really here yet for 95% of the market and yet people still whine about whether or not they’ll get the OS AFTER Ics.  Decide if you like a phone enough the way it is to buy it, and then move on with your life.  If you don’t think the phone is worth 300, wait 2 months. 

  • LocBox

    and here….we….go. again.

  • Lol

    This is (one) reason I was pushed away from Android. If i bought the top of the line phone in March, by August they would already have the second version out. Support is crap for the devices, too. You never know what is going to be updated. Rooting became harder a while back because all of the bootloader locking issues, though now it seems a bit easier than say a year ago. Do I miss it? Hell yes. That is why I still read this site. But stuff like this still irks me. At least for Apple and WP7 products you know the device will get major updates for a good period of time.

  • tyguy829

    Maybe it’s a placeholder for the real name of the phone: Motorola Droid Bionic MAXX Developer Edition

    • Josh Groff

       You forgot “HD!!!” at the end. Oh wait, how many Galaxy S2′s did AT&T have. Going on 3 versions of 1 phone, but when Motorola does the same, that’s a problem?

      • Paul

        This

      • tyguy829

        nobody said that was ok.  but moto was the first to do it and does it the most frequently

        • Josh Groff

          Didn’t the skyrocket come out before the RAZR MAXX?

          • tyguy829

            Dont remember. But what i was saying is that this isnt the first time moto has done it. It has been a problem with them for as long as i can remember. It even goes back to the original razr. There was the v3, krzr, razr maxx, razr 2, etc.

          • Josh Groff

             I remember that, wasn’t much into phones back then, so it didn’t really bother me.

          • tyguy829

            very true

        • Zero_Point_Energy

          Uh, no.  There was a time there when HTC was cranking out phones every other week.

  • ss72

    this article just made me say Huh, not really news. I have a Bionic and after the kinks were worked out its a great phone, Even bought a second one for my girlfriend.

  • Jak_341

    Lol. This is funny. Another Moro fail phone? It’s sad really. They do have a streak going. Let’s see how many failed phones we can make in a row. From Droid X to Droid Razr, all have failed miserably. Look at the GNEX. Best phone in the market now.

    • MotoRulz

      Now Jak_341 if you would simply pass whatever your smoking around to the rest of us we can live in your world..

    • Sp4rxx

       As much as ‘teh awesomez’ the Gnex is, does not quantify that other phones that are non-Gnex are not crap….  You really sound like the true opposite of an Apple fanboy, who is iOS or nothing; with you it’s Gnex or NOTHING.

      Please stop smoking the white stuff dude.

      • cooksta32676

        Nexus fan boys might be worse than iFans.

        • Josh Groff

           iSheep flock mindlessly, the Nexus crowd has somewhat of a point, but they do kill it.

          • Kyle Fullmer

            Funny, every time I call someone an apple fanboy they SWEAR they have reasons too.  Give me an apple fanboy any day, nexus fanboys drive me crazy.  We’re supposed to be the team that values choices, but take a look through the comments on these forums and you’ll see the only real choice is a nexus.  Give me a break.

          • Josh Groff

            It’s not like we can flash non nexus devices to the latest AOSP build within a month or so of release or anything. ;) Is it being an official ROM really “that” important?

            I personally respect Apple, it’s hard not to, but I would love more customization. Linux has always offered that choice.

          • Kyle Fullmer

            It is only important if you’re a fanboy.  Apple’s lack of customization is a huge turn of, as is the droid life communities inability to think of anything but nexus. I see them one in the same.

      • Jak_341

        All manufacturer UIs are crap. It is this reason Android is fragmented and getting a bad rap for bugs and bloat. Get rid of the UIs, and get rid of Moto. They do not support their products. They only push out new crap month after month.

    • LiterofCola

      You’re a life-fail.

    • Anon

      Here, here’s some ointment for that chip on your shoulder.  Oh, and take a couple of reality pills and call me in the morning.

      The Nexus isn’t phone.  But it’s two biggest features are no bloatware, and ICS.  The hardware isn’t that remarkable; the Rezound, Bionic, and RAZR all compete with it for processing power.  The Rezound’s camera beats it soundly, and its display is competitive.  Moto’s phones have better battery life out of the box, and win on call clarity.  Motorola also has the best accessories (extended battery, dock, car dock, lapdock) of any vendor.

      I’m not going to trash the Nexus, it’s got plenty going for it.  But man am I ever sick of people who have such a hard-on for the GNex that they lose perspective and realize that there are other good phones.

      • Jpwasson

        My sentiments exactly!

    • Zero_Point_Energy

      Obvious troll is obvious.

  • paulding

    It’s really sad how this site has gone downhill since Kellex decided the Bionic is horrible because he thinks so.  I love my Bionic and will forever resent the trashing he continues to lay on the Bionic.

    • Jordan Webb

      Mine was terrible for ~2 months.  Couldn’t hold a signal, couldn’t stay turned on, and was replaced twice before I gave up and bought a Nexus.

      I hear they’ve gotten much better, but at that point it was a matter of principle.

      • BigEZ

        The signal issues were worked out before the gnex came out, unless your saying you switched carriers for one of the older nexus phones. So far it seems all 4g phones have had radio issues on launch (new tech so its expected) My tbolts barely ever connected to 4g in the 7 months or so that I owned it but it did hold a solid 3g connection. My bionic would hang up when switching from 3g to 4g but this wasnt to often because it had 4g signal most of the time, a month after I got the phone a new update fixxed the problem (never heard of rebooting problems on the Bionic) Then I g8t a RAZR Maxx and it has had solid 3g and 4g since I got it, I went with the RAZR over the gnex because I have had signal issues with every Samsung phone I’ve had in the past (and the charge and gnex seem to have that issue as well)

      • Zero_Point_Energy

        I got mine about a week after it launched and never had any of those issues.

    • pixelpeeper

      um.. the bionic IS a horrible phone. sorry. 

      • Josh Groff

         If you care about screen density. I prefer Motorola build quality and radios. If I get annoyed with anything, I’ll mod it, no big deal.

      • LiterofCola

        Try harder

    • Zero_Point_Energy

      Kellex is a clown.  I’m just here to laugh at this place.

  • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

    Any idea if this could be connected to the DROID fighter that was mentioned a week or so back?

  • wastry

    Motorola decides to stick it in its customers again without using lube. How long until the Bionic Maxx?

    • Josh Groff

       You’re right, Motorola is sooo evil… The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD would like a word with you.

      • Niteperson

         Exactly.  I’ve lost track of all the Galaxy S Whatevers floating around.

    • Prjgrudge

      How hard is it to have a solid development cycle?
      A new top shelf phone every couple months is just plain bad business.

  • Iseenolight

    If you have Moto smartphone, now add few months to your expected update to ICS.

    • Josh Groff

       Oh no, most apps support GB over ICS, we aren’t missing much. Official builds matter very little, there’s ways of getting everything early.

  • chris125

    Yep moto you are doing a great apple like job releasing minor upgrades except apple does it once a year, you are doing it once every 2 months. How about fix the issues with your current devices first and maybe more people would buy them

    • Josh Groff

       The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD would like a word with you.

  • Iwilli985

    HOLY CRAP BATMAN! I JUST PEED MYSELF!

    I love my Bionic but I am anxious to see what the 2 will bring. I will definitely wait for it!

  • Truth

    Kellex… Honestly until the galaxy nexus can make a phone call that doesn’t cut out after ten minutes of talk time it is the biggest disaster so far. They are called smartPHONES. You dodge this issue like the black plague.

    • MKader17

      The only people I have trouble talking to are AT&T customers. When I call Verizon to Verizon I never have any phone issues.

    • Keith Sumner

      I played with a Nexus at the VZW store. odd, it didn’t have a 4G signal, it had one bar of 3G. I went into the settings and checked, CDMA/4GLTE was enabled. I tried to watch a youtube video and it just would not load or play. Meanwhile I played with the Razr right next to it, 4 bars of 4G.

      • cooksta32676

        I did the same with a Rezound. Way faster….

      • Butters619

        When the G-Nex, Razr, and Rezound first came out I was considering switching to Verizon.  I had visited several Verizon stores to play with the phone and in almost every case the Razr and Rezound beat the G-Nex in data speeds.  And the few calls I made the G-Nex sounded worse twice but the same the other 2 times.  However, the razr is fat and has a lack luster screen, especially next to the G-Nex, and I am not a fan of the looks of the Rezound.

        • LiterofCola

          How is the Razr fat?

          • Josh Groff

             I think we’re talking width. Still would by no means say it’s fat.

          • LiterofCola

            Ah.

    • Jordan Webb

      I talk on mine all the time. Phone reception is never an issue. Data reception is problematic sometimes, but newer radio firmware has helped that immensely.

    • Jak_341

      This simply is not true. The GNEX smokes the RAZR in call and signal quality. Only a loud and vocal few who are justifying buying the inferior Razr keep pushing the GNEX signal issue.

      • Tim_Horton

        I own a nexus, the razr rules in terms of call and signal quality.  
        Nexus has a better screen and a fatter bottom, thats about it. Signal and quality…not present.  

      • http://www.DavidPat.com David Pat

        Motorola has the best radios and audio period. 

        • HTC1

          I don’t think so. I would HTC up against what your saying. My co-worker that has a bionic always has connection issues. HTC’s radios and audio and harware are the “best” i think (and i’ve had them all)

          • http://twitter.com/jcamacho14 Javier Camacho

            I don’t about other phones, but I have a Motorola and had an HTC and the radios was very good for both. I assume that newer HTCs w Beats audio should be the best phones for audio

          • lolphones9000

            *cough* thunderbolt *cough&

        • cooksta32676

          Amen.

        • Jak_341

          You are obviously not running a GNex with AOKP then..

          • justincase_2008

            Im running Gnex with aokp with the new 4.0.4 radios. Moto still makes better radios.

          • Zero_Point_Energy

            You’re deluded.

        • Josh Groff

           This ^

        • http://twitter.com/Beer_Man_Mike Michael Bassett

           Yea the Bionic never dropped data and the hand-off between 3g, wifi and LTE is flawless!

          /sarcasm

      • LiterofCola

        Try harder

      • evltwn

        I have both the RAZR MAXX and the GNex, and the GNex gets terrible signal. Even after updating the radios, it’s no where near as good as my MAXX.

      • Zero_Point_Energy

        You certainly are smoking something.

      • Counsel Dew

        Actually .. if you spent $300 on a GNex and YOU couldn’t have a two-way conversation… you would be quiet?

    • http://www.facebook.com/joel.gautraud Joel Gautraud

      The “phone” part of “smartphone” is an unfortunate relic of the past. One of the least used functions of my “phone” is making voice calls. I do it, but this month so far, my usage totals 44 minutes according to Verizon. 

      44 minutes compared to the hours I spend doing so many other things with my “phone.”

      Give me a break. This isn’t 2008.

      • Josh Groff

         I usually total 3 hours on phone, 700+ texts, and about 2-4 GB of data depending on my WiFi usage. That being said, it’s still important to have phone functions even if just in case of emergency.

      • Keith Sumner

        Hey man just because you’re anti social, live in the basement, and fap and play video games all day doesn’t make voice calls and phones irrelevant.

        • B Diggs82

          Wow, get him bro, get him.

      • Counsel Dew

        The “phone” part of “smartphone” is an unfortunate relic of the past. One of the least used functions of my “phone” is making voice calls…. for YOU, not for me.

    • PanicsWhenUbered

      Never had a single dropped call on my Nexus.

      • Noyfb

        Never had a dropped call on my gnex, unless i was talking to my friend with an att iphone, and its his phone that drops the call. The only problem I have is the volume issue, and it rebooted itself once and that’s it

  • anon

    Everyone makes a big deal out of moto releasing phones. They need to slow down but damn buy your phone and be happy. All this pissing an moaning of not having the latest and greatest why not wait 10 months so you can complain about another phone that’s going to come out and bitch about how yours is outdated again.

    • Joshyz73

      Normally, I don’t have a huge problem with Moto (or any company for that matter) releasing lots of phones.  However, what does irk me (and tons of other people) is when a new phone is released, “older” ones are almost forgotten about.  You see it all the time, a new “flagship device” is released and you buy it, and maybe get a bugfix/enhancement update within a couple of months.  Then another “flagship device” is released a month or two later, another shortly after that, and so on.  Meanwhile, the phone you’ve had for 6 months or so is not getting any updates anymore.

      I understand that it’s usually the carriers holding up updates (I’m looking at you Verizon), but if the manufacturers wouldn’t be releasing phone after phone after phone, they could focus on working with/pushing the carriers to keep current models up to date.  I know that will never happen, but it’s nice to wish.

    • Josh Groff

      I know right, sell the old on Swappa, dish out another ~200 on top of what you get and buy one used or refurbished. Plus, going from the Bionic to the RAZR isn’t a major enough upgrade especially since they’re very similar hardware wise (the Bionic is underclocked, but that can be fixed of course..)

    • http://twitter.com/Beer_Man_Mike Michael Bassett

       Flagship phones used to hold up alone for a solid 6 months and be supported for a while, now it’s what? 2 months? what a joke. Nothing like being told you are buying the latest and greatest while the same company is make a better version that will be released in 2 months. Sure they could tell you to wait for the newer better one and many would but they spent all their R&D money on the phone that’s currently on sale and want you to buy it now.

      It’s like buying a 2012 car in Jan, being told it’s awesome and great then they release the “Type R” version of the car you just bought in march for the same price but it’s better and you go back to the sales guy and say “what the heck man” and he’s like “lol GTFO i got your monies”. Would you go back to that same dealership or buy that same car again? Nope and we’re not upgrading our 30+ Bionics either next year, we’re getting iPhone 5′s

  • SeriousCheese

    Wow Moto…WTF is your problem, you need to stick to making good phones preferably without blur, and maybe only make a few not 5 different iterations of the same phones that you keep abandoning..

    • Josh Groff

       As much as I hate Blur, the new skin for RAZR and Bionic are pretty nice. Much more subtle than most skins.

      • LiterofCola

        The UI really is nice.

        • Josh Groff

           I think they did a really nice job with the weather widget, and the toggles are definitely pretty epic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LuisElTiburon Luis Rojas

    Oh my, id rather shoot myself in the knee

  • EC8CH

    If it is true, the Bionic 2 will actually be released some time next year after about 8 months of delays.

    • Josh Groff

      Sweet, I’ll have the cash to buy one full retail way before that. Prepaid 7-8 months in advance like a boss. :)

  • Michael Martinez

    I don’t consider my Bionic to be a disaster… it was a terrible wait for it, but I feel like I got my money’s worth

    • Keith Sumner

      Agreed, the PHONE itself is NOT a disaster, but they way VZW/moto handled launching it and other devices, a failure. The phone is amazing and I would not trade it for anything else.

      • Michael Quinlan

        Same here.  I love my Bionic.  It was a long road to release, but the phone itself is great.

        • Josh Groff

           Just picked one up 2 days ago, pretty solid battery life, nice speed, decent screen(not a selling point for me.) When I finish modding it, it will be just as fast as a RAZR and with a $30 price point after rebate and in store promo coupon, it’s tough to beat.

    • Sk102704

      I love my Bionic! It’s the most bashed and under appreciated phone out there. Except for those that have it. To us it’s a great phone.

      • LiterofCola

        Exactly

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    • Ant

      My bionic was working great until the last update. Now I get a bunch of data drops

    • Twztdwckdklwn

       I love my bionic completely you couldn’t pay me to get rid of it i had the data drop for maybe two weeks and that was it. i feel its the best phone out right now even if it wouldnt have come out i wouldnt have bought the razr i hate the idea of a phone with an unremovable battery because if that battery fails you are completely screwed

  • dukenilnil

    Delays and all, I love my bionic and no phone yet I’d rather have

    • Josh Groff

       This ^ I just bought one Tuesday, love it to death.

  • Michael_NM

    Is the Bionic 1 (Targa) really the Bionic 2 since the “orginal” Bionic was never released?

  • http://twitter.com/spdivr1122 Stephen

    hahahahahahahaha motorola is seriously a horrible company. this is insane. so glad i got away 

    • rals

      They’re not bad, they still make great hardware and radios are 2nd to none. I do however think they need guidance in their software choices and limit amount of phones they make in a  year

    • Josh Groff

      The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD would like a word with you. Now can we grow brains and stop complaining about Motorola?

  • Michael_NM

    Bi-onic?

  • BTLS

    and the garage is for cars

  • http://Twitter.com/eggoespada Eric Gonzalez

    I no longer acknowledge the DROID line and Motorola. 

    They’re really pushing it.

    Droid 3, Droid 4, Droid Bionic, Droid RAZR, RAZR MAXX, RAZR HD(?), Bionic 2.

    I’m sure there’s more coming..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548497404 Hans Dirk Kwazneski

      Can’t forget *Fighter*

  • Alex Barry92

    Oh God I wish I didn’t just read this….

  • http://profiles.google.com/s.awokoya11 Sodiq Awokoya

    Motorola do us a favor and stop making phones. 

    • Josh Groff

      If they unlocked their bootloaders, I wouldn’t even consider another brand of phones. Every Motorola phone I’ve had was solid with amazing reception, wouldn’t have it any other way.

      • LiterofCola

        Exactly, if Motorola released their own Nexus phone, the same whiners who have been on the “hateMoto” bandwagon would be tea-bagging themselves with it.

        • Josh Groff

          Or if they unlock the bootloaders, they’ll be all over the RAZR saying how great it is.

  • Greg Morgan

    You’ve got to be kidding…

  • MotoRulz

    Thats just an April fools joke 3 days early..

  • r0lct

    Projected shelf life: 3 months.  :P