We’ve written numerous articles now about the much-desired Motorola Droid Bionic heading to Verizon. Regular readers may remember the Bionic was delayed for ‘enhancements’ and we recently gave you leaks on the new specs. However, what everybody really wants to know is when will see this smartphone at last. Today we have news on some current Droid Bionic release speculation, which believes we could see it launched early next month.
For more background to the Bionic, you may want to read some of our previous articles so click on the links for more on particular aspects. For instance, we recently took a look at the improved Droid Bionic vs. the Galaxy S2, wondered whether or not it would have an unlocked bootloader and only yesterday discussed whether its 4G LTE significance would have an influence on buyers’ decisions when deciding on this phone, the Galaxy S2, or indeed any other smartphone.
As a brief recap on the improved specs for the Droid Bionic, we can tell you that leaks suggest a new 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and a possible increase of screen size to 4.5-inches from the 4.3-inch display originally planned. It also looks as though it will run on the latest Android mobile operating system, 2.3.4 Gingerbread.
The speculation regarding a release as early as next month, in fact before July 6, comes to us from Jean Xiam Sun over on Pop Herald. A new press release has been issued from Verizon to say that its free 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot feature offer has been extended to July 6 whereas previously it was to finish on June 15.
The Mobile Hotspotting has enabled owners of the HTC Thunderbolt, Droid Charge and LG Revolution to have faster Internet connections for their laptops and WiFi devices via 4G LTE. Now users of this feature will receive texts from Verizon about a software update, which will remove the offer after this extension and from then on there will be charges to subscribe to the service.
Pop Herald makes the valid point of asking why the extended date to July 6? It certainly suggests a new LTE handset arrival or why bother with an extension. This then could be for the release of the Droid Bionic as sales are always helped by offers such as this.
A July arrival would also give enough time to tempt iPhone customers to its 4G LTE network rather than wait for the iPhone 5 release, rumoured to be coming in September, which may or may not have 4G LTE support. Kellex over on Droid-Life also reports on the extension of the free Mobile Hotspot service and you can see the Verizon statement at the Droid-Life link.
Of course, this is all speculative but it does make sense that the extension could be because the Motorola Droid Bionic is coming very soon so fingers crossed. Are you waiting for the Bionic on Verizon? If so why are you opting for the Bionic rather than another smartphone? Let us know with your comments.
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