Will the Motorola DROID BIONIC’s Arrival Be Too Late?

by: Elmer MontejoJuly 13, 2011
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Will the Motorola DROID BIONIC’s arrival be too late? In one gasp–yes–and that’s a highly probably yes. The main reason is that, since the time Motorola announced the smartphone for Verizon Wireless, so much has changed. Long story short, the DROID BIONIC will be arriving in a market already suffused with cutthroat competition.

It’s been half a year since Motorola announced the DROID BIONIC at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011 way back in January. Back then, we were all drooling over dual-cores and 4G–fantastic new technology at that time. Fast-forward to July–or even to the DROID BIONIC’s rumored launch month in August–and we find that dual-cores and 4G are no longer as drool-worthy as they were six months back.

The market currently has several dual-core 4G smartphones waiting for the DROID BIONIC’s attempt to outdo them: T-Mobile G2X (LG G2X), HTC Sensation 4G, and Motorola Atrix 4G. Some time in May, Motorola unleashed the Motorola DROID X2 on Verizon, and we found that really awesome because of its dual-core processor.

The Motorola DROID X2 is Verizon’s first dual-core smartphone, but it only has 3G power. The HTC Thunderbolt, although not dual-core, earns the fame for being the carrier’s first 4G smartphone. The Motorola DROID BIONIC, when it comes to Verizon, has the potential to outshine Verizon’s other stars and will become an instant star just like the HTC Thunderbolt was, essentially because the DROID BIONIC is both dual-core and 4G/LTE-capable. But, the excitement may only go as far as Verizon’s circle. That’s not a small thing, though, given Verizon’s shining reputation for 4G/LTE data service.

Another thing that may give the DROID BIONIC a strong fighting chance is Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Many smartphones are still struggling with Android 2.2 Froyo, although way back in January we had been dancing in celebration of the frozen treat. Now that Gingerbread’s out of the oven, smartphone users are clamoring for a bite of the gingery biscuit. Yet, only few handsets have been given the treat so far. If the DROID BIONIC comes with Gingerbread, it will have a better selling point over the others who may still be waiting for their Gingerbreads in August.

Motorola has earned the ire of so many potential consumers for making them wait for so long for the DROID BIONIC. Will Motorola surprise them with a much-better, more powerful, wait-worthy DROID BIONIC than we saw in leaks and rumors these past few months? That remains to be seen. If not, at least we deserve a competitive price–one that is easy on the pocket.

What in the Motorola DROID BIONIC are you looking forward to?

  • I think it is still a great phone and I hope that what we have waited still worth.

    I better say LATE THAN NEVER!!

  • It’s still drool worthy because the 4G Dual-Core phones mentioned in this article don’t have LTE. You can’t compare AT&T’s 4G to Verizon’s. They aren’t even close.

    The Bionic will be the very first phone to feature LTE and Dual-Core. Even if it’s late, it’s still the first.

  • smburgess

    I hope the Bionic will have a better screen than the Droid X2 and Droid 3. I’ve seen both of them and they appear “pixelated” and wash out.

    • Truth

      really? come on einstein. whos crap are you trying to regurgitate. pixelated and washed out? No one believes that crap because it simply is not true. I am an htc fan, for the ui, but most of those screens out there are pretty equal and originate from only a few suppliers accross many brands. Hate it when people spout shit just to spout shit, and do not know what they are talking about. I bet you love the sound of your own voice and love to be heard. Asshole

      • Lies

        I don’t think anyone who writes five lines of text to complain about two lines of text has room to bitch about loving the sound of your own voice.

      • Anonymous

        Do you have mental issues?
        Anger issues?
        Or just tons of issues?

      • Johnny

        Truth = Douchebag
        -Man of a few words.

  • Demon_DROID

    I will say that the Bionic does look appealing, but if its running a qHD screen like the D3, i will avoid this. I LOVE the SuperAmoled display of the Charge, its crisp and beautiful. I hope that they will try to compete with Samsung on that level of display… I would hope that they decide to go with the 4.5 instead of the 4.3 inch display ( most of my info is from around the web and GSMarena.com, and from the looks of some of the adds, http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_droid_bionic_targa-3973.php its gonna be the 4.5 )

  • Jcasvt1

    What am I looking forward to? Its freaking release already!