Hello, HTC Vigor. You have eluded us for the most part up until now, but we are excited to finally get a clean look at you. With your red accents, big beautiful screen, and black rubbery Incredible-esque contoured back, we would gladly accept you into our everyday lives.
Rumored to be Verizon’s next big 4G LTE device to follow the Bionic on October 6, we can gather a couple of things from these first pictures. It definitely has HTC Sense, but we weren’t expecting it not to. There is a front camera embedded in the top right corner of the device, above a screen that looks massive. The device styling overall seems like an Incredible on steroids – something you won’t find us complaining about. We aren’t seeing a 4G LTE logo anywhere, but also are not seeing a Verizon logo, so will hold off from throwing too big of a fuss. It is likely just a test unit without any carrier branding.
*Note – While I mentioned that the device looks like an Incredible, a few readers pointed out that the color scheme also hints at DROID branding and a previously rumored HTC device. Could the Vigor end up as the Incredible HD? Just a thought.
Other potential specs that separate sources have told us were: 4.3″ HD screen, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Beats by Dre technology. There are no indications that this device has Beats technology on the outside, but we have been told that it could be software-related.
One more pic after the break. (more…)
There has been talk over the last day of a DROID Bionic teaser floating around at Verizon corporate, which also popped up as a blurry cam edit a few places on the internet. Good news for Droid Life readers as usual, we have the official version right here sent to us by a close friend. It’s high quality, includes a battle of woman vs. machine, and gave us chills.
This campaign is going to massive – we cannot wait to see more. Two weeks from tomorrow, and will see if this device can truly “Rule all machines.” A lot of hype to live up to after all of these months, hopefully the marketing can give it a lift. (more…)
The DROID Bionic just hit Verizon’s MAP (minimum advertised price) list and is looking poised for a $299 on 2-year contract price along with a second confirmation that September 8 should be the day that it finally lands in stores. We’re not surprised at all by this number after seeing the Charge launch with just a single-core processor at the same price point, but are still wondering if anything over $249 is too high? It should still sell like hot cakes even at that number as one of the most anticipated devices in quite some time.
Update: We just got word that the full retail will likely be $589.99. Definitely not $587.00 as was rumored somewhere yesterday. Unless of course Verizon planned on changing the $XX9.99 pricing scheme that they have followed for their entire existence just for this phone.
Let us know your thoughts!
Fresh off of our DROID Bionic gallery from yesterday afternoon, we have a second set of pics that may be a little less blurry in some instances. Still no perfect profile shots, but we do get a clearer look at the front side including that metallic chin, a 2.3.3 lock screen (which we’re sure/hoping will be gone at launch), notification light, and that big ol’ mysteriously-sized screen. This phone is really matching up perfectly to all of those shots we saw back in June through a variety of overseas forums.
This device has been one of the most hotly debated around Droid Life since the Thunderbolt’s delay fiasco and we all know how that device has faired. Let’s hope Moto and Verizon end up surprising us with this one. It feels like we deserve something spectacular after a year of so-so phones. According to the leaked roadmap from yesterday, the Bionic could be headed for a September 8th release which is 35 days to be exact.
*Note – As some of have pointed out in the comments, the 4G logo has moved to a different spot than what we saw yesterday. We’re pretty sure this phone is just a slightly older build than what you saw in the other gallery. And that would make sense since this is running older software. No major changes though.
Gallery after the break. (more…)
Up until today, we had only seen a render of the backside of the DROID Bionic, after Amazon posted up a whole batch of accessories for it. Thanks to one of our fantastic readers though, we now have real pictures of what you can expect come early September when this device makes its way into Verizon stores.
From these pics, we aren’t finding out a whole bunch of new stuff other than the look. It appears to be similar soft-coated material to that used on the DROID3, which we are definitely fans of. We’re also getting a really good look at that hump that has for the most part avoided us. It appears to start much more in the middle of the device than say the DROIDX or X2, but that’s likely for it to house that 4G LTE chip.
This also gives us a pretty good size comparison of it to the DROID Charge. At first glance our jaws dropped because it looked like it was substantially bigger than Samsung’s LTE device, but then realized it was just the angle of the photo.
Pretty sure it’ll be 4.3″, my friends.
I know that many of you are fed up with having to wait so long for it to arrive and after seeing specs, but I’m really diggin’ this new look. Your thoughts? (more…)
Remember that LG Enlighten post from a couple of hours ago? Looks like one of our readers knows everything there is to know about it, including having an entire internal PDF spec sheet on the device. You can look at this phone, one of two ways basically: it’s a 800MHz Gingerbread rocking lag beast, or a device which will be launched August 25th (supposedly) to indirect Verizon stores, and not be heard from again. Hello, new Ally? (more…)
Just when we thought August was going to be a slow month around these Verizon parts, we get slapped with their latest MAP (minimum advertised price) list that includes some pretty major players. The first one we’ll talk briefly about is in position 1 as the Motorola MOTXT875, which many of you may know as the brand new DROID Bionic. But since we’ve been told that it won’t be out until September, let us quickly move on to devices that could be out before it ever sees a store shelf that are also on the list.
I’d say that the most important and intriguing device that we should point out is in position 3 as HTC ADR6425, which many of us were first introduced to last week as the HTC Vigor. To refresh, this would be the device with the 720p resolution, the 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and the brand new Adreno 220 GPU. Yep, if those specs actually do come true, then we’re looking at one of the most powerful and impressive devices on the planet.
The next device we should take a look at is the LG-VS920 which could be the follow-up to the Revolution (already). The original Revolution is model number LG-VS910, so this easily seems like some sort of a new build. It has received it’s Bluetooth certification already and definitely has LTE capabilities. Revo 2, anyone?
And the last device to point out is ADR6330, which we know nothing about. What we do know is that the model number sort of matches up to the Incredible line, so it could be the silver and white edition that we saw this morning? Well maybe, except that the Incredible 2 that you can buy now is ADR6350. It almost seems to be a device below the Incredible 2, but what could it be? We’ve heard rumors of a new HTC global roaming device with a keyboard similar to the Merge – could this be it?
A lot of questions for a bunch of devices, that so far, we don’t know much about. So when should we expect some of them to arrive? MAP listings aren’t necessarily good gauges for a release, but they are at least a sign that we should see them sooner rather than later. With no current plans that we know of for August from Verizon, we wouldn’t be surprised if we see at least one of these in the next few weeks, before the Bionic drops. We’re hoping to know more very soon.
Should get interesting…
Please ignore all references made to a release of the DROID Bionic on August 4 over the last day or three. If it shows up miraculously next Thursday, then by all means that’s awesome – we just won’t be putting our money on it or talking about that day unless Verizon announces it. We had been hearing 9/1 from a variety of sources over the last two weeks and should have stuck with that date. According to a report received today along with this photo, Motorola reps are telling VZW folks that they should expect the device in “early September.”
And on a related note, our homie mentioned that the device definitely has the same screen as the DROIDX2 and DROID3, but for whatever reason there was far less ghosting. He also said that the device was way lighter and more responsive than expected. We’re guessing that has to do with the extra RAM and that sleek new design? Yeah, I’m drooling a little bit too.
Apologies for the flip-flopping on dates…both 8/4 and 9/1 are flying at us from all sorts of angles. But I’d say you can probably put those benjamins back in your pockets for at least a few more weeks.