The Motorola DROID BIONIC’s coming is nigh. It looks like the tweet that Motorola made about the DROID BIONIC’s summer release date just may be true, as the folks at spotted an authorization request filing at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for what appears to be the DROID BIONIC. saw documents at the FCC that supposedly is undeniably the DROID BIONIC, although the documents didn’t mention this brand name or handset model at all. The information in the filing made by Motorola at the FCC reveals a device containing a 4G/LTE radio for the Verizon LTE band 13.

So far, not one Motorola phone on the Verizon network has been known to support LTE–but the recent one seen at the FCC does. So, it’s highly possible that the device could be the Motorola DROID BIONIC.

According to the info that was able to dig up, the phone supports simultaneous CDMA voice with LTE data, as well as Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n). The photo below shows the location of the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and the LTE/CDMA radio antennas (photo courtesy of

If this device were indeed the Motorola DROID BIONIC, then its having passed through the FCC simply means that the release date of the Motorola DROID BIONIC is not far away. Hopes are high that the much-anticipated and much-talked-about BIONIC will come with a 4.5-inch qHD display, a dual-core TI OMAP4 processor, Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, and–of course–4G/LTE capability.

To date, very little official information about the Motorola DROID BIONIC has been gathered. In fact, leaks and rumors suggest that the DROID BIONIC has changed faces several times over the course of several months.

Meanwhile, Motorola’s other well-anticipated QWERTY slider phone, the Motorola DROID 3 (also known as the Motorola Milestone 3), is expected to come out ahead of the DROID BIONIC this July 14 on Best Buy.

Between the two upcoming superphones from Motorola, which one appeals to you best?