As the rumored September 8 release date for the Motorola DROID Bionic on Verizon draws closer with each passing minute, more and more juicy details come flying in. The latest morsel happens to be a very very crucial one–the Motorola DROID Bionic’s retail price.

Android Central‘s Phil Nickinson received a leaked image of what appears to be a screenshot of a point-of-sale interface showing the Motorola DROID Bionic’s price of US$587.

Granting that the info is accurate and legit, we presume the price revealed on the screenshot to be the full retail price for the Motorola DROID Bionic. The after-rebate or with-contract price will most likely be significantly lower, say somewhere between US$250 and US$300. This latter upper range for the price, of course, could potentially be a dealbreaker for many folks. Yet, Verizon is also likely to risk that price, since the Motorola DROID Bionic is going to be its centerpiece 4G LTE device for this year.

While most folks have already set their minds for a September 8 release date, Nickinson also mentions that his source believes the Motorola DROID Bionic may appear much earlier on August 26–contrary to Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha’s official confirmation of a September launch on Verizon. We’re not sure which one to believe, but we’d be glad about an earlier release date anyway.

What do you think? Is the Motorola DROID Bionic worth parting US$590 with (full retail, or US$300 on contract)?