Droid Bionic news this week

By Posted 17 Jul 2011, 17:03

Today as most of you know is Sunday, not sure how we can forget the day before a Monday, and before we start another working week we wanted to look back at this week, and the Motorola Droid Bionic news and rumors that have hit the web. Let’s see if you missed anything.

Some blogs posted concerns this week and wondered if its too little too late for the Droid Bionic, but there are hopes that the wait will be worthwhile, and those waiting for this device will get a nice surprise by way of better battery life, faster hardware, an even better design, or something else. Cnet took a look at the timing of Verizon’s Droid Bionic, explaining that the HTC Thunderbolt has received more attention than the 4G phones that followed, namely the LG Revolution and Samsung Droid Charge, which then leaves us wondering what kind of reception the Droid Bionic will see, especially now the FCC has given it approval.

PCMag points out that the Verizon sign-up page is live for the Droid Bionic, which is another clue of a release sooner rather than later, but the official release date is still unclear. An article has followed this up on IB Times, which looks at the popularity of Motorola’s Droid Bionic and the fact that the device has to deal with 4 versions of Samsung Galaxy S II/S2. The HTC Thunderbolt and Samsung Droid Charge are not dual core processor phones, but the Droid Bionic will include a 1.2 GHz dual core and ability to use Verizon’s LTE network.

Within the last few days we took a look at how the Droid Bionic could impact the Galaxy S II launch, and become a headache for other Android handsets. You can read about this here, and about Verizon’s Droid Bionic exclusivity here. Most of you know by now that the Bionic is definitely coming this summer, and more likely in August but how many of you will still buy the latest Droid after such a long wait?

An article early today looked at how the Galaxy S II and Droid Bionic are not likely to compete with the iPhone 5, and more so with the way Apple has positioned all their products, which will be strengthened by the release of iOS 5, iCloud, and other Apple services this year. Those that dislike the iPhone will be quick to point out that the hardware seems to be behind most other phones, especially Android but still the iPhone is selling like hotcakes with lacking hardware. Why do you think this is? The home that has a number of Apple products will know the answer very quickly.

Is there something you want to know about the Droid Bionic, or is it just the release date you’re waiting for?

  • http://twitter.com/Scottadusa Scott Diener

    I think that apple copies everyone else and not the other way around.

    For example ios5 apple will say look at our new ingenious never thought of before drop down notifications slide. hmmmm oh wait yea android has had that since the beginnning of android

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1659914414 Stephen Lacman

    apple sells cause of brand value. saying “i have an iphone” sounds cooler to the mainstream than “i have a droid” or any of the others. its a fad. a well preserved and marketed fad, which seems to stay around pretty well, but a fad nonetheless.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianB13 BrianB13

    As far as the iPhone is concerned, you hit on it.  If someone has other Apple products at home, they are already in the Apple universe so it would make sense to say they with a new iPhone.  That isn’t speculation as a lot of people I know have told me that.  If you have family members that own iPhones chances is are you will get one.  So yeah, the iPhone doesn’t have to measure up to the Android phones hardware wise if you are someone already caught up in Apple’s proprietary realm.  Personally, I would rather be open to the rest of the world than to just the one Apple occupies.

    The Droid Bionic will live or die on its own merits.  It will either be a kick ass phone with few problems or a problem consumed phone which people will try and return back to Verizon in favor of something better.  It seems everyone has taken a shot at the Bionic’s specs and they do very.  Hopefully we will find out what they are within the next three weeks.  I hope they put a better front facing camera in it (like the Galaxy S II has).

  • http://twitter.com/BrianB13 BrianB13

    As far as the iPhone is concerned, you hit on it.  If someone has other Apple products at home, they are already in the Apple universe so it would make sense to say they with a new iPhone.  That isn’t speculation as a lot of people I know have told me that.  If you have family members that own iPhones chances is are you will get one.  So yeah, the iPhone doesn’t have to measure up to the Android phones hardware wise if you are someone already caught up in Apple’s proprietary realm.  Personally, I would rather be open to the rest of the world than to just the one Apple occupies.

    The Droid Bionic will live or die on its own merits.  It will either be a kick ass phone with few problems or a problem consumed phone which people will try and return back to Verizon in favor of something better.  It seems everyone has taken a shot at the Bionic’s specs and they do very.  Hopefully we will find out what they are within the next three weeks.  I hope they put a better front facing camera in it (like the Galaxy S II has).

  • http://www.facebook.com/DyMiC Dominic Dely

    iDiot.