Motorola Droid Bionic Leaked Release Date: Fits With July 28

Regular readers of OSM will know we’ve been regularly posting articles about the Motorola Droid Bionic, due for release on Verizon soon. We know how many of you are waiting in anticipation for the Droid Bionic’s appearance and today we have some news for you about a release date being leaked, which fits in with our earlier date of July 28.

Just over the last week we’ve posted several articles on the Droid Bionic. We gave you some compelling reasons why the Bionic could be well worth waiting for and that was followed by a post with yet another reason, the fact that the Verizon LTE network is the fastest 4G network out there. We then heard a rumor for a July 28 release date and then just two days ago we heard that a phone fitting the description of the Motorola Droid Bionic had just cleared the FCC, leading us to feel the release was getting closer.

Now we have heard of a leaked internal screenshot from Phil Nickinson of Android Central, which lists August 4 as the launch day for the Droid Bionic, although of course we cannot accept this as confirmation. So why are you still talking about July 28 I hear you say? The Motorola Droid 3 is also listed on the same leaked screenshot with a launch date of July 14. We have already told though how Verizon material lists July 7 for a direct fill (pre-sales/direct through Verizon store/online orders) release date for the Droid 3. However, July 14 is the date for the release through all other channels or third-party retailers.

Meanwhile Wireless and Mobile News also notes that the Droid 3 on this screenshot is listed as Droid III, suggesting that it has come from a third-party retailer and not Verizon or Motorola. Therefore it stands to reason that a direct fill release for the Droid Bionic could still be on the initial rumored release date of July 28 with August 4 being a release date for third-party retailers. At least that’s the theory, although of course release dates are always subject to change. Wireless and Mobile News also points out that we won’t know for sure, probably until the Tuesday preceding the Thursday release date.

For now then it’s a case of wait and see but all the clues are suggesting that it will literally be a matter of just a few more weeks until the Droid Bionic is finally released, so it may beat the US release of the Galaxy S2 and will certainly get a head start on sales against the iPhone 5, not due until fall. Are you waiting for the Droid Bionic? Let us know by sending us your comments.

  • Anonymous

    I sure hope the Bionic is going to be worth the wait

  • Anonymous

    I sure hope the Bionic is going to be worth the wait

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-D-Wright/502956372 Ray D Wright

    I figured the launch date would be sometime in august anyway..I’m definitely waiting..basically only one month to go!