Motorola Droid Bionic Release Date Confirmed, Specs, Retail Price Leaked

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While rumors of the Droid Bionic release in September have been coming for some time, we finally have a solid debut date circulating in the blogsphere. Mark your calendars for September 8, when the Motorola Droid Bionic will hit store shelves in an attempt to see if it can live up to its early promises as a contender for the HTC Thunderbolt’s mobile speed records.

Certainly if the recent tests are any indication, the Droid Bionic is going to be a very fast phone. The HTC Thunderbolt, oddly enough, set those records on the quick Verizon wireless 4G LTE network. This is the same network that the Droid Bionic will release on, but the Bionic is going to have one huge advantage.

The Motorola Droid Bionic boasts the attractive title of being the first dual core processor on the LTE. Technophiles like myself are absolutely drooling over the prospects of possible up and download speeds, when you consider the Thunderbolt employed a single core 1.0 GHz processor.

The Motorola Droid Bionic sports the dual core 1.0 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP processor and 1 GB of RAM. There is no doubt that the Droid Bionic by Motorola will have the ability to process your requests at a high rate of speed. It has yet to be seen until it physically arrives if the marriage of Android operating system technology and the ramped up TI OMAP processor will perform as advertised. However, the earliest speed tests are very positive.and ULP GeForce GPU graphics card that has literally taken over all the better performing handsets on both 4G and 3G networks. The TI OMAP processor has proven to be one of the quicker and more efficient chip sets in all mobile devices; laptops, tablets and smartphones alike.

Motorola packs the Droid Bionic with 16 GB of storage and the availability to upgrade to 32 GB, and a 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen display offers 540 x 960 pixel resolution. Both of those are above the 4G average, so it appears the Droid Bionic will be more than just a fast phone. As you know, specs are one thing, and performance is another. However, at this early stage, and at a rumored retail price of $149 to $299, we won’t know what we’re looking at on cost for certain until closer to release date I’m afraid, but either way, it appears that us technophiles are in for a treat September 8.

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  1. If all the rumors are true. The Bionic is sounding more and more like a mini tablet. I’m looking for a smartphone that is number one, affordable and number 2, fits in my pocket. Sure, the specs sound nice, but I’m gonna pass on this one.

  2. Retail price rumored at $149? Where did you get that all the current buzz is $299.

  3. What are you talking about T-Rez? My friend has a Thunderbolt, and it fits in her chick pants pocket perfectly, and most girl pants pockets are like a third the size of guy pants pockets. What kind of pockets do you have lol? I’m lovin that its having specs of a tablet but a good viewing size of a smartphone. 4.3 inch is like the sweet spot for smartphones now. Especially if you will be using Netflix and Skype.

  4. oohhhh I cant wait to get this phone

  5. 32gigs of RAM……now isn’t that interesting.

  6. 32gigs of storage … sheesh snarly posts require careful reading first.

  7. The DroidX2 has a dual core but the Verizon sales folks tell me Android 2.3 only supports a single core. I wonder when Google will deploy a dual-core supported OS.

  8. The HTC Thunderbolt is a peice of crap no battery life at all might good for the female persuasion not for men though and if you do alot of data forget the battery i had one. I decided to switch to the Droid Charge and I love it even the LG Revolution is better than HTC Thunderbolt

  9. Phil, there are phones like the Galaxy SII running dual core CPU’s and gingerbread aka Android 2.3 No problems there.

  10. At $299 that is simply too much for any phone. We may replace with the Charge after seeing the demos on You Tube. I’m already tired of the guessing games as to configuration, release date and price. It’s time companies come clean and stop the games.

  11. Moto……has let me down for the last time! The Droid was good and the Droid X had me thinking they were headed in the right direction. Wrong! The Xoom (strike 1), Droid X2, dual core~3g~no ffc (strike 2), Bionic….numerous release dates which is torture for someone like me with 2 lines upgradeable for the last 6 months (STRIKE 3). For Moto to get my money again they better have the nexus prime, other than that im done! They dont improve their phones with new bells and whistles like Sammy and HTC. With what’s out now Moto looks to be 1 step ahead of LG and 2 steps behind Sammy and HTC.

  12. Still using my TREO on Win Mobile; 3-G Verizon, but patiently waiting for a 4-G alternative; hoping Bionic is it. Will turn 4-G off to conserve battery but want the 4-G when I NEED it. I will wait, as proven by my current device. Much rather wait for a device that WORKS instead of having something rushed to market that is full of bugs.

  13. You can call the Bionic a lot of things but “rushed to market is not one of them” I think they have polished this baby to perfection.

  14. Hopefully all the bells and whistles perform as advertised, but for me, all I care about at this point is something with a battery that doesn’t take a crap at 6 months out. The Bionic is being touted as having monster battery life, so we’ll see.

  15. Pardon the fact that I’m no “technophile”, but would a dual core LTE phone have faster download/upload speeds compared to a single core LTE phone?…The article suggests it would, and i know that a dual core processor will run apps and the os faster w/ gingerbread…but does single core vs. dual core have anthing to do with download/upload speeds?

  16. There is a lot on this phone I am waiting for, mainly the dual-core processor and 4G. I love streaming movies so with all of these features, the Bionic should have no problem keeping up with me. The app that I use to stream is the DISH Remote Access app. I love this app because it lets me stream movies and TV shows anywhere I am! As a customer and employee of DISH Network, I have been using the DISH Remote Access app for a long time on my previous phone, and I know that it is going to work great on the Bionic once I get it!

  17. It not a rumor any more, my corporate sales rep @ verizon just officialy launched the corporate pre-order, with specs. the Launch date is set for Thursday 9/8. Official specs (according to the release i got) Top Features:
    • DUAL-CORE 1GHz processor for high speed and power
    • Huge 4.3” screen
    • Mobile Hotspot capable – up to 5 wifi-enabled devices
    • Data encryption, remote wipe capable
    • Free ZumoCast app lets you access/stream data from your home and work compters
    • 8 MP Camera with continuous auto focus; 1080p HD video
    • Free Pre-installed Citrix application to assist secure access to your company’s internal programs
    • And more…see attached for detailed specifications.
    • $249.99-299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement (price depending upon your business discount tier)
    • You will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 for monthly access
    and Smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for

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