Droid Bionic cases show up ahead of release date

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Earlier on during the week we informed you about some official Droid Bionic accessories that had been listed online by Amazon, and although we still don’t have a solid release date for the highly anticipated device on Verizon, we do have more evidence that a release is just around the corner.

If you haven’t seen the previous shots of the official car dock as well as the official multimedia dock, you can check them both out again here. On to the latest news now though, as photos of third-party Droid Bionic cases have been spotted and uploaded online for your viewing pleasure.

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We have two cases to show you, which are both black in color and serve as a hard shell case to protect your Droid Bionic if dropped by accident. The pictures of the cases have been provided courtesy of Phandroid and also TechnoBuffalo. As far we can tell, these cases are available to buy now, with one case showing a listing price of $34.99 just for your reference.

Considering that the cases are available now, it surely means that Motorola and Verizon have finally sorted out the alleged problems with the device and are ready to release it to the masses. Previous speculation has hinted of a release in the first week of August, but until Verizon make things official, it could come at any time.

We’ve also mentioned in the past that we’re not too sure these delay tactics by Verizon and Motorola will have a positive effect on their overall sales for the device, as if you remember that the device was first unveiled half a year ago, it kind of stretches the limit as to how long consumers should have to wait for a smartphone to arrive after the initial showing.

This is even more evident as Verizon is also rumored to be getting the Nexus 4G and Motorola Dinara at some point, with both phones easily trumping the Droid Bionic in terms of hardware specifications bragging rights. Another important factor of course is price, as consumers may not want to pay over $250 for a device that has been delayed for a long period of time.

One good idea that we have in mind is some sort of incentive like a free accessory for those who have been patiently waiting for 6 months since CES 2011. Of course this is unlikely to happen, but it would be a pleasant and most welcome surprise if Verizon did have something in store for their loyal customers as the Droid Bionic is arguably the most desired Android smartphone yet.

Are you still waiting for the Droid Bionic, or have you lost interest now? On a side note, don’t forget to check out our discussion on the Droid Bionic branding that is featured on the device.

  • Rex_D

    Those are the best photos you could get? And you think they Motorola should give an incentive?  You’re so precious.   

  • Anonymous

    Are these actually the new Cases? I was at Frys a few moths ago and they had Bionic cases as well, but they were made for the old version of the Bionic that was never released. Buyer beware!! Some of the wrong cases have been out for months and still on some store shelves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-D-Wright/502956372 Ray D Wright

    I saw a blog with screenshots of supposedly new cases being sold in China, these match the form of those cases.. Seems like the release date is near, it wouldn’t make sense to take up precious retail space for a product that is not very coming soon. Also would seem like a bad investment on the manufacturer and retailer to make and sell obsolete cases.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-D-Wright/502956372 Ray D Wright

    I saw a blog with screenshots of supposedly new cases being sold in China, these match the form of those cases.. Seems like the release date is near, it wouldn’t make sense to take up precious retail space for a product that is not very coming soon. Also would seem like a bad investment on the manufacturer and retailer to make and sell obsolete cases.

  • Matt Howard

    I’m starting to feel more and more like the Bionic missed it’s mark.  Like the article states, with the Nexus expected within a few months and the Dinara supposedly coming in by the end of 2011, it’s making less and less sense to pick up this phone if it does indeed come with the rumored specs.  If Motorola wants to avoid a huge flop, they will need to beef this phone up to be more competitive with those two devices.  Perhaps that’s what’s causing all the delays is they have realized they missed the entry-level dual-core device timeline, and now have to compete with the next wave.

    I have no idea what I’m going to end up doing.  I’ve been eligible for upgrade for over a month, hating my OG Droid more and more every day.  Been (not so) patiently waiting for the Bionic, but now I’m not sure if I will jump on it as soon as it comes out.  Motorola really screwed it’s faithful here by keeping them in the dark for a ghost of a product.

  • Matt Howard

    I’m starting to feel more and more like the Bionic missed it’s mark.  Like the article states, with the Nexus expected within a few months and the Dinara supposedly coming in by the end of 2011, it’s making less and less sense to pick up this phone if it does indeed come with the rumored specs.  If Motorola wants to avoid a huge flop, they will need to beef this phone up to be more competitive with those two devices.  Perhaps that’s what’s causing all the delays is they have realized they missed the entry-level dual-core device timeline, and now have to compete with the next wave.

    I have no idea what I’m going to end up doing.  I’ve been eligible for upgrade for over a month, hating my OG Droid more and more every day.  Been (not so) patiently waiting for the Bionic, but now I’m not sure if I will jump on it as soon as it comes out.  Motorola really screwed it’s faithful here by keeping them in the dark for a ghost of a product.

  • Anonymous

    Will ,Motorola/Verizon charge a  premium for this phone ?? I Believe yes  , although I also believe it will be a huge
    mistake. But like any corporation they will be greedy.  Because of their greed they will not make the
    money this phone should have made. Because this phone is now  plagued with past trouble and people don’t  know if they should buy this phone,  because of the past trouble ,and now the
    rumors of the newer better phones on the horizon, some people will wait to get
    a phone that has not had troubles and will be better. That is why they should
    discount this phone but won’t.

    But I’ll say this when it comes to electronics they always
    improve and get better it is just the nature of the game .Their will always be
    something bigger and better coming down the road . You just have to jump in
    somewhere  and hope you like what you
    purchased until it is time for another one. Good luck with whatever you decide.

  • Anonymous

    Will ,Motorola/Verizon charge a  premium for this phone ?? I Believe yes  , although I also believe it will be a huge
    mistake. But like any corporation they will be greedy.  Because of their greed they will not make the
    money this phone should have made. Because this phone is now  plagued with past trouble and people don’t  know if they should buy this phone,  because of the past trouble ,and now the
    rumors of the newer better phones on the horizon, some people will wait to get
    a phone that has not had troubles and will be better. That is why they should
    discount this phone but won’t.

    But I’ll say this when it comes to electronics they always
    improve and get better it is just the nature of the game .Their will always be
    something bigger and better coming down the road . You just have to jump in
    somewhere  and hope you like what you
    purchased until it is time for another one. Good luck with whatever you decide.