Verizon’s Motorola Droid Bionic to be launched on August 4?

Not long ago, Motorola reassured us that Verizon’s Droid Bionic would be released “this summer.” Now it looks like we may have finally got hold of its exact launch date.

The bad news is that the alleged date is exactly one month from now: August 4 – that’s according to a leaked screenshot unveiled by Android Central.

The Droid Bionic was initially announced by Motorola back in January, and its release has been delayed because Moto wanted to enhance its design, and add some features (including Android 2.3 Gingerbread).

There’s still no info on the price of the Bionic, but it will probably not be under $250 (on contract), since we’re talking about an LTE smartphone here.

The leaked screenshot also makes reference to the Motorola Droid 3 which, as reported earlier, will be available in stores starting July 14. The LG Cosmos II and Samsung Convoy II also make an appearance – two unannounced phones that should, of course, come as successors to the original Cosmos and Convoy (which aren’t smartphones, so I guess the new models aren’t either).

Author: Florin

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  • Birdsnestnyc

    Yeah.. Samsung Galaxy S II
    The #@%$@%^@#^ with Motorola.

  • Blkphilippinething

    hello moto can u say samsung gs2

  • Birdsnestnyc

    Samsung Samsung Samsung

    55 Bye Bye HTC, Moto

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  • Texan

    August 4th for the bionic makes sense, I figured verizon wasn’t going to drop it this month with the July 7th deadline for unlimited data right around the corner. I figure verizon was going to release some sweet smartphones to bring in some new customers for tiered data.

  • Nlopez99

    I was told recently by a VZW customer rep that I must have an unlimited data plan on a 4G device to be grandfathered in after July 7. As it stands, my original Droid and unlimited 3G data plan will earn me nothing if I don’t upgrade to a 4G phone by the 7th. I had planned on upgrading to Bionic but might be forced to buy another phone if unlimited data is something I want/need to have. Has anyone else heard the same from VZW?

  • Dylan N.

    Droid 3 coming out before Droid Bionic? I’m somewhat disappointed.. I might just have to go with the HTC Thunderbolt.. I absolutely hate TouchWiz and the TouchWiz keyboard.. and when the Bionic comes out I might just get it for full retail price and then activate it on my unlimited 4G plan. I’ve never had a smartphone before but on my iPod Touch over wifi I used up 23GB of data a month and 100GB of data a month on my computer.. and that’s without heavy downloads. just a ton of web browsing, game playing, and IMing. Now I just have to scrounge for $1,000 for the Bionic.. $250 for the Thunderbolt then probably $750 ish for the Bionic off contract.

  • Anonymous

    Will it be possible to enable (comes disabled) the CDMA/GPS on the Bionic for global ready function? Also with a front facing camera I’ll need to use Skype or Oovoo will it work on 4G?

  • Anonymous

    You’re OK with dial-up speeds? It’s time for LTE, you’re gonna be pissed in a year waiting for pages to load.

  • Dylan N.

    There’s no mobile app for oovoo for the device but it will most likely ship with Skype pre installed or will have Skype able to download and it’ll work over 4G.

  • Dylan N.

    There’s no mobile app for oovoo for the device but it will most likely ship with Skype pre installed or will have Skype able to download and it’ll work over 4G.

  • Dylan N.

    3G and 4G grandfathering difference makes sense. but, if I were you I’d head on down to Costco buy a 4G device and then if the Bionic does come out in August, Costco has a 90 day return policy on their cell phones, so just return it when the Bionic comes out and buy the Bionic

  • Anonymous

    I borrowed a spare smartphone from a friend to tied me over till the bionic gets released, just make sure you have a smartphone activated on your verizon plan before July 7th or say good bye to unlimited data. data plan is a data plan 3G or 4G is irrelevant.

  • Shawn Boling

    Well it does have to be designated as an unlimited data plan for a *smartphone*. Whether the phone itself is 3/4g doesn’t matter. Confirmed all this online from Verizon and with Verizon store employees.

    There is another “unlimited data plan” that is $30 a month plan for non-smartphones… This won’t work.

    I had a Droid 2 that was flashed to Cricket. I had been waiting for the DROID Bionic to be released to sign a contract but I don’t want tiered data… So July 1st I went to go get my droid 2 re-flashed to Verizon and got the data plan and had it linked to my droid 2 w/o a contract… So now I will be grandfathered in and wait to sign a contract until the Bionic comes out. :)

    Hope this helps someone. Good luck to everyone trying to get one of these!

  • Shawn Boling

    Well it does have to be designated as an unlimited data plan for a *smartphone*. Whether the phone itself is 3/4g doesn’t matter. Confirmed all this online from Verizon and with Verizon store employees.

    There is another “unlimited data plan” that is $30 a month plan for non-smartphones… This won’t work.

    I had a Droid 2 that was flashed to Cricket. I had been waiting for the DROID Bionic to be released to sign a contract but I don’t want tiered data… So July 1st I went to go get my droid 2 re-flashed to Verizon and got the data plan and had it linked to my droid 2 w/o a contract… So now I will be grandfathered in and wait to sign a contract until the Bionic comes out. :)

    Hope this helps someone. Good luck to everyone trying to get one of these!

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  • Vegasgustan

    Anyone know if the Bionic is going to have an actual keyboard?