Verizon Crowded Map Displays Droid Bionic, HTC Vigor & More

Trying to decide on your purchase of smartphone is getting increasingly difficult, there’s a long list of devices that have either just made their way to retailers or are in the pipeline and their all trying to bring out that all important special phone. But have they succeeded yet, that we haven’t got the answer to, many factors such as specifications, price, carrier and of course release date play a part in the decision process with those resulting in the overall choice.

In the not so distant future, we know that Samsung’s Galaxy S II, Motorola’s Droid Bionic and Apple’s iPhone 5 are rumored to be here fairly soon, but according to a leaked Verizon MAP, we may have another two handsets to look forward to, one from HTC and the other from LG.

According to, as well as the Droid Bionic being spotted on the Verizon document, the HTC Vigor as its named and what looks to possibly be the next LG Revolution have all been listed but unfortunately without a pricing structure.

So far we know that the Bionic is coming at the beginning of September, this comes from official news via Motorola’s CEO Sanjay Jha who has confirmed this. So what information if any do we have on the other HTC and LG offerings?

Firstly if released, the new Vigor is rumored to follow on from HTC’s Thunderbolt, which if we cast our minds back a few months ago was the smartphone to have. Although we only have snippets of information to go on, the unannounced device will include powerful performance thanks to its 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Adreno 220 GPU (unsure as to whether it will be a dual-core) which would top the Galaxy S II, Droid Bionic and others completely out of the water. Those that could come close to this include the Google Nexus 4G due out in November and the Take Janus also with a 1.5GHz processor.

Along with this the Vigor is rumored to be running on Android’s 2.3.4 Gingerbread OS with a 1,280×720 pixel resolution screen, making it as reported the first smartphone to come with a 720p display.

Next up is the LG, information is very vague, but all we can tell you is that a model number can be seen on the Verizon MAP indicating LG-VS920, suggesting that it this could be an upgrade to the Revolution which had a previous number of LG-VS910.

Last but by no means least, is Motorola’s Droid Bionic. For those who haven’t been following updated news on the 4G LTE device, will know that despite past delays, it is in fact coming in a matter of weeks. Although disappointing news to many of you, it will make its entrance just after the Galaxy S II but hopefully before the iPhone 5. Motorola must feel fairly confident that the monster of a phone will be up alongside Apple’s next-generation and for this reason, the Bionic has got to be something pretty special!

In terms of specs, we know that the Bionic will release with a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1GHz dual-core Texus OMAP 4 processor, 8MP rear camera and a slightly disappointing 0.3MP to the front, 1930mAh battery to compensate for its 4G LTE support, Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread OS, 1GB of RAM, WiFi and of course Bluetooth.

Updated news for any of the above handsets will of course be relayed to your good selves.

Let us know if any of the smartphones appeal to you, if so which one and why?

  • BrianB13

    Maddy, how do you know the Bionic will have a 1930 MAH battery? I have seen the specs just pulled off the MotoDev site and the battery wasn’t listed. I have heard it could be a 1730 or 1930 mah battery.

    From the specs I have seen, other than the Bionic being 4g LTE, the phone just doesn’t stand up to the competition soon to be released. All this time waiting for this? I don’t see where it is much better than the Atrix and Motorola is already going to come out with the Atrix 2. The Bionic needs the TI OMAP 4460 1.5 ghz processor and a 2 mp fron facing camera. If it had those two things, I wiouls still be excited about the phone. Not so much now. Motorola totally blew it with this phone.