The long wait for the Motorola DROID Bionic is almost nearing its end, as more evidence points to a release date slated for August 4. Earlier rumors pegged the release date to be some time in September, but that rumor has been dispelled somewhat with a leaked screenshot of an alleged Verizon internal memo showing not just the release dates of the Motorola DROID Bionic but also of the Motorola DROID 3.
The two most recent leaks lend more credence to the rumor for an August 4 release date. The folks at Droid Life received a screenshot of another alleged internal memo explicitly stating the exact date of release for the Motorola DROID Bionic, as well as instructions regarding displaying the models.
The memo instructs sellers to display the models from July 29 onwards, but not before July 29 even if the models arrive early. Stocks will start arriving in stores on August 1, says the memo, just a few days before the target August 4 launch.
Droid Life seems skeptical about the memo, chiefly because of one misspelling–”its” instead of “it’s.” Although misspellings are not waterproof indications of unreliability, they do water down the credibility a bit. So, we here at Android Authority encourage our readers to take rumors and leaks like these with a grain of salt. Although, like you, we also have been waiting for the coming of the resurrected Motorola DROID Bionic.
Meanwhile, Verizon seems to be making room for the DROID Bionic on store shelves. A member of DroidForums.net, who claims to be employed in a Verizon store, has posted late last week a photo of a display unit for three Motorola Android devices, two of which are named–the Motorola DROID X2 and the Motorola DROID 3. The middle cradle on the unit is only labeled “Coming Soon!” and seems to fit a 4.3-inch handset. That empty cradle could probably be for the Motorola DROID Bionic.
According to the forum member, actual devices for “Coming Soon” displays usually arrive within two weeks. Granting all these are true, this second piece of info corroborates the leaked internal memo about the release date of the DROID Bionic.
You’re tired of waiting for the DROID Bionic, aren’t you? You’re crossing your fingers and wishing that these new rumors are true, aren’t you? You’re just like us, aren’t you? :-)
Image credits: Droid Life, DroidForums.net
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I’m done. If it doesn’t come out August 4th then I going with the next best phone. Anyone have any ideas?
Samsung Function is rumored to be arriving on Verizon on August 12… it’s the only other android with the nuts to compete with the rumored Moto Bionic… it’ll be a shame if I have to get it cause I own an OG Droid right now :(
I have a Droid 1 that has a partially dead touchscreen and the rest of the screen has phantam touch problems. I have already been waiting several months with a crippled phone. I cannot wait 2 more months . I don’t even know if it would be worth the wait since I don’t know what the specs are on the Bionic. I recently bought my son a Samsung Charge (the night before the data plan rates changed) and I may have to go with that. Goodbye Moto.
I have decided its the greatest publicity stunt of all time. There is no such thing as a droid bionic. Its all just a sham. Really if I have to wait any longer, I will not be a test case for a new phone that’s been delayed and delayed and delayed