Droid Bionic: Solid release date and battery life theories

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This could be the moment that potential Droid Bionic buyers have been waiting for. We have reported on release speculation for the device for the last few months but now it looks like we could have a solid release date on Verizon – finally.

We recently told you that Verizon could be planning to release the Motorola Droid 3 handset on July 14th, which is just days away. This date has now been reconfirmed by an image leak that also shows a release date for the elusive Droid Bionic.

According to the image obtained by Android Central, the Droid Bionic will be launching on August 4th which falls on a Thursday – a usual day for Verizon to unleash brand new handsets to the public. As far as we know, this is the first solid release date for the device rather than rumored months and projections, so perhaps this is the time to get really excited about the device at last.

Motorola recently revealed on their Twitter account that the device would still be available this Summer, so again that August 4th date puts further strength behind the claims that it could be legitimate. Presuming that the date is real, you would think that Verizon and Motorola are planning to announce the device officially and finally reveal what changes have been made to the handset, as we know that the Bionic could feature enhanced battery life and a brand new processor.

We have a feeling that Motorola has delayed the device until the last possible minute, to upgrade it with the latest hardware specs which will see it compete comfortably with the immiment iPhone 5, as well as stand toe-to-toe with the equally as impressive Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Sensation 4G and the HTC EVO 3D – three handsets which are definitely the cream of the crop right now as far as Android fans are concerned.

Hopefully this August 4th release date will turn out to be the real deal, so that consumers can finally get their pre-orders in and look forward to a device which is likely to be the best Android handset on the planet. We’re praying that Motorola has focused their silent upgrades on the battery life side of things, as that is one area which killed off the HTC Thunderbolt’s hopes of becoming a dominant force in the smartphone market. Get the battery life right on the Droid Bionic and it will easily be the handset to beat during the second half of 2011.

What are your thoughts on this new release date? Do you think an August 4th launch is likely? We’ll update you when we receive more details.

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