The long wait is over. The Motorola DROID Bionic has arrived. It is now available on Verizon for US$299.99 (on-contract; US$589.99 full retail price). And, it promises you the power to “control everything,” but only if you “control it” first.
The updated specs pages for the Motorola DROID Bionic reveal the following official spec highlights:
- dual-core 1.0 GHz processor
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 4.3-inch qHD (960×540) touchscreen
- 1 GB RAM (LP DDR2)
- 8 MP primary camera (1080p HD video capture)
- VGA secondary camera
- 4G LTE (up to 10x 3G)
- 1735 mAh battery (Li-ion)
- 32 GB out-of-the-box storage (16 GB built in, 16 GB microSD card)
- microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 48 GB
- HDMI (1080p playback)
- Remote access
- Mobile Hotspot (up to 5 devices)
- compatibility with Motorola LapDock (sold as a separate accessory) and Webtop app
The updated specs finally nailed down official specification about the Motorola DROID Bionic’s battery capacity. Rated at 1735 mAh, the DROID Bionic’s battery pack is said to provide up to about 10.8 hours of talk time and up to about 199.2 hours (8.3 days) of standby time.
Verizon is also offering a trade-in promo where a customer can trade in his/her old device in exchange for a US$100 Verizon Wireless gift card.
First announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 in January, the Motorola DROID Bionic has drawn a host of eager and anticipating fans, many of which have been patiently waiting for its release despite several postponements over the course of more than a half year. A lot of waiting customers believe that the wait is justifiable and is worth it.
Many others, however, feel that the Motorola DROID Bionic is too late and have decided to wait for the next best upcoming superphone, which they feel may provide more powerful features than the Motorola DROID Bionic can at its current price.
The Motorola DROID Bionic is Verizon’s centerpiece device for this year and is expected to lock horns with the Samsung Galaxy S II variants that other carriers recently launched.
Motorola DROID Bionic? Samsung Galaxy S II? What Android superphone are you planning to buy?