Verizon teaser confirms DROID Bionic September 8th launch date [video]

By on September 2, 2011 at 9:25 PM.

Verizon teaser confirms DROID Bionic September 8th launch date [video]

A new 31-second teaser for Verizon Wireless’ upcoming Motorola DROID Bionic confirms that the phone will launch on September 8th, a date that has floated around in many rumors recently. Toward the end of the reel, at the 0:26 mark precisely, the video quickly displays the date before showing “DROID Bionic” and “2011.9.8” in another frame. The video is otherwise in Korean, which seems a bit odd to us. At least we know that after delays and a redesign the DROID Bionic is less than a week away from making its debut. The phone is expected to offer support for Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network and rumors suggest it is equipped with a 4.5-inch screen, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video, a front-facing camera for video chat and an HDMI-port. Read on to see the video for yourself. More →

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Shots of possible Motorola DROID 3 leaked

By on April 28, 2011 at 11:35 PM.

Shots of possible Motorola DROID 3 leaked

Is the image above the DROID 3? An OEM parts retailer named Global Redirects Parts seems to think so, but it also refers to the device as “Targa.” As we understand it, “Targa” is actually the name for Motorola’s DROID Bionic, due out later this summer, so it’s unclear if this is just a snafu on the retailer’s part. Still, the image does appear to be on a par with other DROID 3 leaked photos we’ve seen. There’s little we can tell from the image other than that the device has a front-facing camera on the top right of the phone, and that it seems to have a slightly larger screen than the DROID and DROID 2. Neither Motorola nor Verizon Wireless have confirmed the existence of this phone, so the DROID 3 remains pure speculation for now. Hit the jump for a few more images. More →

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Motorola delays DROID BIONIC until summer, makes changes

By on April 19, 2011 at 4:35 PM.

Motorola delays DROID BIONIC until summer, makes changes

Well, we suppose there’s a good and a bad here. The Motorola DROID BIONIC was lightly rumored to have been cancelled due to repeated internal delays — said to be related to heavy battery life issues among other things — but that isn’t exactly true. Originally slated to be released in the second quarter, Motorola has now placed the BIONIC on a (late) “summer” release schedule, complete with “several enhancements to make this an ever better consumer experience,” according to a Motorola spokesperson speaking to The Wall Street Journal. We’ll always have you, ThunderBoltMore →

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Verizon’s spring portfolio leaked: DROID Charge, Incredible 2, Galaxy S 2 in tow

By on March 30, 2011 at 11:02 AM.

Verizon’s spring portfolio leaked: DROID Charge, Incredible 2, Galaxy S 2 in tow

If you were planning to buy a smartphone from Verizon Wireless soon, you may want to hold off for one more month. It looks like there are a number of high-end smartphones that are set to launch this spring; at least, according to a tipster who leaked an internal document to Phandroid. The leak suggests that Verizon Wireless will release the Casio Commando, an Android powered smartphone, and the Samsung DROID Charge — capable of running on Verizon’s 4G LTE network — on April 7th. The next week, Verizon Wireless will purportedly launch the Sony Xperia PLAY and the Windows 7-powered HTC Trophy. On April 28th, the HTC DROID Incredible 2 may also make its debut. Verizon Wireless’ other 4G phones, including the LG Revolution, Motorola BIONIC, Motorola DROID X2, and Samsung Galaxy 2 (presumably the Galaxy S 2), and are reportedly scheduled to launch in May. Again, this is all speculation, and given that the source’s Excel file looks a bit shoddy, we wouldn’t place too much stock in this… but the timing does make sense. More →

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All high-end Motorola smartphones will ship with Webtop later this year

By on February 28, 2011 at 3:43 PM.

All high-end Motorola smartphones will ship with Webtop later this year

According to Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO of Motorola Mobility, the company will begin including Webtop functionality on all “high performance” smartphones in the second half of 2011. Webtop is the name Motorola has given to the application that provides an interface between the laptop-dock accessory — currently being used by the ATRIX 4G — and a smartphone device. Mr Jha also went on to note that the only reason Webtop was not included on the DROID BIONIC was due to “time constraints”; no word on if the BIONC will get a laptop-dock of its own down the road. If we could make one request of Moto, it would be this: please make a universal laptop-dock. We don’t want our gadget drawers littered with antiquated Motorola phones and laptop-docks in a few years. More →

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Verizon iPhone now available for online purchase, in-store reservation

By on February 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM.

Verizon iPhone now available for online purchase, in-store reservation

Ok, look, you didn’t stay up until 3AM last week to preorder it, we understand. People get tired, they have other things to do besides wait up until the wee hours of the morning for a cell phone. Today, however, there are no more excuses if you’re someone that is planning on ordering a Verizon iPhone. As of early this morning, the device is available not only available to order from Verizon Wireless online, but also for in-store reservation from Apple. That means you can mosey on down to your local Apple store tomorrow and pick up your brand new Verizon iPhone in person, or you can wait for FedEx, the choice is yours. You know we have to ask… Verizon iPhone or hanging on for the HTC ThunderBold or Motorola Droid BIONIC? More →

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Motorola announces DROID BIONIC for Verizon; 1GHz dual-core processor, LTE capable

By on January 5, 2011 at 7:42 PM.

Motorola announces DROID BIONIC for Verizon; 1GHz dual-core processor, LTE capable

DROIIIIIIID. At the company’s CES keynote, DROID-maker Motorola announced a new, dual-core Android beast destined for Verizon Wireless.  Dubbed the DROID BIONIC, the handset sports a 4.3-inch qHD display, dual-core 1GHz processor, somewhere between 512MB and 1GB of RAM (Motorola’s product page says the device has 1GB of RAM and their press release says 512MB), Wi-Fi, HDMI-out with mirror mode, 1080p playback, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, front-facing VGA camera, and, obviously, a LTE radio. The device will be available “early” in the second quarter of this year.

UPDATE: Motorola has reached out to us by phone. The device has 512MB of RAM. Motorola’s product page has an error. That’s our final answer. More →

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Motorola outs DROID Bionic smartphone and XOOM tablet just ahead of CES keynote

By on January 5, 2011 at 7:32 PM.

Motorola outs DROID Bionic smartphone and XOOM tablet just ahead of CES keynote

Motorola’s just about to take the stage for its CES keynote, and the company’s Coming Soon site has outed the names of several devices were just minutes away from seeing. The site lists the LTE-compatible DROID Bionic — complete with a Verizon logo — and the XOOM tablet, which we’ve known about for several weeks. It’s all about to come to a head now! Hit the jump to check out one more image. More →

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