Droid Bionic Release Summer: Feedback Based Add-Ons

The mobile phone market is a highly competitive one at the best of times and this year so far, we have had news of many that have either just been launched or about to be in the coming weeks. One such handset that should have been on the list is that of the Motorola Droid Bionic, a device that has been causing a serious amount of attention within the tech world.

Just within the last week, the Bionic which is reported to have been running on Verizon’s 4G network and benefiting from the inclusion of a dual-core processor is now going to be released in the summer. A far cry we have to say from the April/May release that was initially suggested.

Good and bad will only come out of today’s news. The good, at least the handset is on its way, our very own Debbie here at OSM reported that the phone wasn’t going to be released and would have been replaced with another handset by the name of the Motorola Targa. Added to this, we gave you news of a leaked listing from Verizon which included a group of smartphones running on Verizon’s 4G LTE network but there was no sign of the Bionic. Others included the Droid Charge, HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Fascinate and so on.

The bad news of course is that you will have to wait a little longer but according to Engadget, Motorola have been in contact with the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and stated that the handset will indeed be released in Q3 which could end up being late summer. Following on from this, a spokesperson from Motorola has commented by saying that they are “incorporating several enhancements to make this an even better consumer experience.” This comes from feedback received from the CES event in January.

Rumors which have been reported from Infosyncworld.com have stated that the Bionic unfortunately didn’t meet Verizon’s stringent guidelines.

Tell us are you disappointed by this news, and are you prepared to wait a few more months for its release?

  • Jasper

    The comment about changing the Form Factor is upsetting to several people. The Hump Design we see on the Droid X Series and the leaked Targa pictures isn't appealing to many people. Upgrading the Internals with More ram, maybe a better FFC but leaving the exterior of the phone the same would be ideal. There are a lot of negative comments towards the Webtop that the Atrix features and we are hoping upgrading the Ram would be more directed to the function of the phone and not to support a webtop.

    Summary: We like the Form Factor of the Phone, ALOT. Dont change it.

  • Kyle

    i dont agree with the form. I know many people who would prefer a cleaner look to the backside. Not the "toyish" lines.