Motorola CEO Confirms Release Date of Motorola DROID Bionic

August 1, 2011
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    This may come as a disappointment to adoring fans of the Motorola DROID Bionic who have been waiting for its arrival. The sad news came straight from the horse’s mouth, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha, who confirmed that the DROID Bionic will arrive on Verizon at an unspecified date in September.

    Jha broke the news at Motorola Mobility’s Q2 2011 Earnings Conference Call held last week.

    Earlier rumors, leaks, and speculations have pointed to an August 4 release for the DROID Bionic, but all rumors were dispelled by Jha’s announcement.

    The Motorola CEO was caught on record saying

    We want to ensure that we deliver an exceptional consumer experience. Bionic will be the first device to deliver the combination of the power of LTE and a dual-core gigahertz processor. And, it will be in the stores in September.

    (You can listen to the recorded webcast on the Motorola website.)

    The DROID Bionic’s release date has been pushed back several times, with rumors of many changes and facelifts along the way (as well as resolution of bugs and software issues), since the time Motorola announced the handset at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011. Hopefully, Jha’s latest announcement about the Bionic’s release date will be the last change in its schedule of appearance on the market.

    Are you going to wait for September? Or is it too far away for you?

    Comments

    • Billieshelton

      Skrew the SOB I am tired of all these promises and delay after delay after delay. I will not be a beta tester of the bionic. Verizon talks a good talk but nothing to show for it.

    • Billieshelton

      Skrew the SOB I am tired of all these promises and delay after delay after delay. I will not be a beta tester of the bionic. Verizon talks a good talk but nothing to show for it.

    • RexGene

      They’re just holding back the best tech to make it compete with the iPhone 5. Not cool!

      • Razmataz

        Prob going iPhone5 for the Apps, battery life, native Outlook support especiallyif it’s the Dual core WOOT!!

        • http://www.frontsidebus.net David – Front Side Bus

          The one thing that the bionic will have over the iPhone 5 though is the LTE- Unless of course Apple shocks the world by revealed that the phone will in fact be LTE comparable, but this is high unlikely. I’ll be looking forward to an LTE device this holiday season like the Galexy s II or an ice cream sandwich device.

      • JT

        Bad move by Moto/Verizon if this is the case IMO. They lost me as a guaranteed buyer. Now i’ll be considering other phones that are around the corner like the SII. Chances are slim i’ll pop on the bionic now.

    • http://twitter.com/ccwii Calvin Williams

      I’ve waited this long, and there’s no other phone that has piqued my interest, so I’ll bite the bullet and wait it out. September happens to be my upgrade month, so if I can get a few dollars shaved off my upgrade, i’ll be happy. I’ll be happy just to get rid of my Blackberry CrapStorm 2.

    • http://twitter.com/ccwii Calvin Williams

      I’ve waited this long, and there’s no other phone that has piqued my interest, so I’ll bite the bullet and wait it out. September happens to be my upgrade month, so if I can get a few dollars shaved off my upgrade, i’ll be happy. I’ll be happy just to get rid of my Blackberry CrapStorm 2.

      • Espeyswims

        Good idea, I got rid of mine 10 days after I got it! I got it on the release date and couldn’t stand the screen I just switched to the motor Droid, its great but…the bionic is better…lol!

    • Rysheaopac

      its motorola not verizon dumbass

    • Drfox17

      I’m not waiting anymore.. This last release in August was their last BS date for me

    • Drfox17

      I’m not waiting anymore.. This last release in August was their last BS date for me

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YJDXIZAIM4F7VXCPY2QEUGOXQU Thinkertoo

      Who cares anymore ~ I’m so over it ~ if they are so unsure ~ or trying to compete with the other releases ~ tough ~ I”ll take my time and buy what’s appropriate for my needs ~ be it Bionic , Galaxy ~ or ???

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YJDXIZAIM4F7VXCPY2QEUGOXQU Thinkertoo

      Who cares anymore ~ I’m so over it ~ if they are so unsure ~ or trying to compete with the other releases ~ tough ~ I”ll take my time and buy what’s appropriate for my needs ~ be it Bionic , Galaxy ~ or ???

    • Crazito1

      i’m still putting up with my G1. a little deferred gratification ain’t so bad. besides they’re probably fixing their competitor’s mistakes, like the lame Thunderbolt battery life that many friends complain about

    • darkdexter

      not waiting anymore you just lost a customer moto.

    • Fotog4

      It all sucks. I got the X2, until the Bionic comes out. Does he care how many customers he’s screwing over?

    • Gdamit

      im not waiting too much misinformation verizon can forget about it ive tried to find out specs no luck . but what i do find for info it seems the photon is the same phone only diffrent carrier. if they really want to intrest people they should release how awsome a phone will be but no its scrapped its back on its august no no its september im done

    • http://www.frontsidebus.net David – Front Side Bus

      I’m still looking forward to seeing this phone in action but I’ve pretty much lost all excitement for it. After eight months of waiting, along with some hardware changes, I will be looking froward to what comes out this holiday that LTE compatible.

    • Fukhue

      I’m no longer waiting. Moto just lost a loyal customer.

    • Btkramer9

      I just heard about this phone today. I know that many of you have known about this phone since january and you just cant wait any longer but I know im going to wait. Do you know why the release date will NOT be pushed back again? I can almost gurantee you why. First, the iphone 5 is coming in September and neither verizon or motorola can afford to let the iphone out on the market without its only competitor (droid bionic) still being developed. Second, did any of you pay attention to the progress of the iphone 5? even though it wasnt showcased in january or even oficially announced to this day we all knew it was coming and even they suffered setbacks. The Iphone was supposed to be out in June/July but they had to delay too. Think Apple and Motorola ran into the same problems? I bet they did. Third, VZW is doing everything they possibly can to get rid of the charge, revolution and Tbolt. Any of you noticed the netflix package that comes with the revolution? it end august 28th…just in time for bionics release! I went into VZW this morning to buy the revolution and I was disgusted at how horrible the service was, they are desperate to sell ther current 4g phones. Im glad I didnt buy the revolution, Im even happier to learn about the Bionic. All of you are saying fuck motorola, screw verizon, you just lost your most loyal customer blah blah blah but a month from now your gonna regret your decision. You know come september when the Bionic is released that your gonna want it and changing carriers or buying one of the 3 4g phones now is going to be the worst decision you make for the next 2 years…Im waiting. Im going to have my own Bionic in a month. Im going to love it. Do you have what it takes to wait 1 more month?

    • Mrrocketman25

      Droid 3 BOGO event was just too good to pass up. I guess Motorola doesn’t care because I’m still a customer. And I may still buy the Bionic if I hear good things after it has some time to get reviewed. But if it is true and it is delayed due to design flaws/enhancements then I would rather wait to see if the hype pans out. I think Motorola just wants to soak as much money up with its 3G dual cores before it sells the 4G dual core just in case it can squeeze out some premium bucks for people that may buy the phone outright just after upgrading. I have another line that I could transfer the upgrade from so no loss. In fact I got 2 Droid 3′s for $100, sweet! And I haven’t heard Steve Jobs say iPhone 5 to be released in September. So all this hype about an iPhone 5 is even worse, it wasn’t at CES and it doesn’t have and confirmed specs. Tegra 2 with LTE must be matched by iPhone 5… which isn’t confirm. I might just wait for Tegra 3 phones since this phone has been delayed so long.

      • Edswa96

        To all of the Im patient folks out there. I myself has been waiting since JANUARY for the release of the much hype Bionic.I don’t think an extra month would hurt at all. Maybe it’s worth the wait if u really want it bad enough. Regardless of all the negatives flying around I decide ro wait for it period.

    • STILL WAIT’N

      THE DROID X2 N INCREDIBLE BOTH HAVE DUAL CORE PROCESSORS… MAYBE THE BIONIC SHOULD UP THE CAMERA TO A 12/15 TO MAKE IT A LIL BETTER THAN THE OTHERS… I’M A LIL PISSED BUT I’LL STILL WAIT!!!

      • ENZOPREME

        YOUR A MORON THAT DOESNT KNOW WHAT THE HELL YOUR TALKING ABOUT. THE INCREDIBLE DOES NOT HAVE A DUAL CORE PROCESSOR, AND NEITHER OF THEM ARE 4G LTE… SHUT THE HELL UP

    • Chaoschild2008

      Wow, im guessing the ones that are crying over the delays must not know how this stuff works in the real world. OMG the delay some they are lying to bla bla bla, Sorry but crap Apple has done this plenty of times, Samsung has done it LG has done this… about EVERY company out there to this day has delayed something.

      Im sorry I rather have a more polish phone then a half ass phone that I would be returning AKA the 1st Iphone

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