Motorola Droid Bionic /Targa Enhancements: Expanded Features

We know that many of our readers were waiting for the Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon and the on-off saga over the last few weeks is confusing many, including us. Today though we have news about the enhancements being made, the cause of the release delay, and it seems there are to be expanded features on the phone and more.

At one time we wondered if the high-spec Droid Bionic was to be dropped in favor of the Motorola Targa, then had the good news that it was indeed simply delayed because of enhancements to be made. Then only yesterday we told how there was a rather ominous sign for the Droid Bionic when it was removed from the Motorola website after being detailed there for some time. We spoke then about speculation that if it ever materialized, it may in fact be quite a different handset to that first expected.

However we have now heard more news about the Bionic, from Edwin Kee over on Ubergizmo, sourced from Motorola. Whereas previously we had heard about the ‘enhancements’ being made to the Bionic, we now have more idea about what those improvements will be. It seems that for starters, after some negative feedback about the appearance of the Bionic, there will be an “improved form factor,” according to a Motorola screenshot (albeit it with a confusingly old date). Expanded features and functionality were also mentioned and so there’s a possibility of increased RAM, which would please many.

Maybe it’s just as well it will not be released until later this summer with the present Verizon 4G LTE outage that is still ongoing! Nick Marshall over on Electric Pig also reports on the Bionic enhancements and suggests that the Targa is in fact the codename for the new improved Bionic as we wondered yesterday. Whether it will be released under the name Targa or Bionic is still in question. Are you one of the many waiting for the Droid Bionic/Targa? Let us know what you think of this latest news.

  • Aaa

    i'm waiting…well trying too!

  • Dr.N

    I need a new phone so bad (My D1 is at the end of its ropes) and am trying to wait for this release!

    • Dave

      Same Here!!! I keep running low on memory & have deleted 5 apps in the last week just to keep the phone running without freezing up! Can't wait!!!!

  • tazzie

    i couldnt wait anylonger and now i got the tbolt and the freakin thing is an expensive paperweight go figure

  • jjjj

    I'm trying to wait as well..but I am losing my patience :(

  • Greg

    I'm waiting also. Need an update to this D1. Sounds good, Hopefully it will be. Too many bad reviews i have read about the thunderbolt. So hoping for this phone now.

  • Motoxer

    Got tired of waiting and rooted my DX to tide me over till the Bionic drops. (Hope they keep the name (“Bionic.”) Considering the leaked Bionic boot animation, I think they will.

  • Tyquion Fisher

    I think that VERIZON, not Motorola is delaying the Bionic’s release until the summer when Verizon goes goes to a tiered data plan and stop offering unlimited data plans… It seems like every where you turn, consumers are getting set up for the okey doke. Sigh… with that being said, I will be one of the first in line to buy it. Shame on me and my wallet for bending over and taking it… but hey… what can a techie do?