Motorola Droid Bionic for Verizon Deleted: Website No Longer Shows

Here at OSM we have published many articles about one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year, the Motorola Droid Bionic. Recently we told how the phone had been delayed but we hear news that the Motorola Droid Bionic for Verizon has now been deleted from the Motorola website, where it no longer shows.

We can’t help thinking this is a rather ominous sign and we know from response to our previous Droid Bionic stories, just how many people are waiting for this impressive handset to appear. Although we had hoped to have the phone in our hands shortly, we recently reported on the widespread speculation that the phone may not appear and could instead be replaced with the Motorola Targa. This emanated from an “insider” although we hoped it wasn’t true. Following this OSM’s Maddy Rowe brought the news that a leaked Verizon document failed to show the Droid Bionic among other handsets listed.

However we were then reassured by news that the Motorola Droid Bionic was still coming but not until Q3, which would likely be late summer, giving Motorola time to make “enhancements.” However Electronista, sourced from Droid-Life, has now noted that the Motorola Droid Bionic promo pages on the Motorola website, that have been up and running for some time, have now been deleted. Of course we can’t know if this means it has been axed altogether but as Droid-Life suggests, it seems unlikely that if it does finally appear, it will be exactly the same phone as we once expected.

The Targa could certainly act as an alternative as a 4G network handset, apparently sporting a 13-megapixel camera and Samuel Miller on Gizmo Crunch points to speculation that in fact the Targa may be what we eventually see released, but named the Droid Bionic instead. Are you waiting for the Droid Bionic? Do you think we will ever see it appear in its original form, or maybe you think the fact that the webpage has now been pulled suggests otherwise? Let us know with your comments.