The elusive Motorola DROID Bionic hasn’t even been released yet, and now the wind is already howling with tales of its successor, a 13-megapixel beast fed with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and rumored to appear by winter.

Reports say that the device is still under development under the codename Motorola Dinara, after the famous mountain range near the border of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Motorola has been known to use the names of famous mountains as codenames for its high-end smartphones (e.g., Olympus, Everest, and Etna).

If true, the Motorola Dinara will keep the buzz going for Motorola long after the noise from the Motorola DROID Bionic has settled down. And, rightly so because, according to sources of the rumor, the Motorola Dinara is going to carry not just a 13-megapixel rear camera but also a Texas Instruments dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, an HD screen bigger than the DROID Bionic’s, VGA-quality front camera, power and lock buttons on the side, rubberized back, and an internal (non-removable) battery. (Did you just groan over that last one on the list?)

Sources say the Motorola Dinara will look almost identical in style to the Motorola DROID Bionic, but will be slimmer and lighter. Both devices are said to be practically of the same size, but the Motorola Dinara will supposedly have a screen bigger than the DROID Bionic’s 4.3 inches because of an edge-to-edge screen design.

No clear info has been revealed about which carrier the Dinara is headed to, although sources hint at either AT&T or Verizon–or both.

No mention has been given about 4G LTE capabilities, although that is a highly likely scenario.

Will you put off your purchase of a DROID Bionic and wait for the Dinara to come out instead?

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