Release harmony for Droid Bionic and Xoom 4G, September

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The Motorola Droid Bionic 4G release date is a little like the iPhone, as we have no idea when either will be coming to market. The Bionic was first announced during CES, then was delayed and had a redesign. The latest is that August 4th is now the magic day, or is it? We have heard a number of worrying rumors that now suggest September, and due to the fact that the Xoom 4G LTE will be released that month, Motorola could go with a release harmony on this one.

The reason we say this is because Motorola’s CEO said back in April that the Droid Bionic would launch with the Xoom 4G update, and now we know that the updated tablet will be released in September, we now fear that this much-anticipated Android smartphone will have to stay MIA for yet another month. We already know that Sam’s Club will not get the Bionic until September, so all the clues are there.

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GottaBeMobile knows that things could have changed since April, and that one device will be ready without the other, but it is hard to ignore recent rumors suggesting the same. Let’s not take the late release form Sam’s Club as evidence that Verizon will not still launch the Bionic in August, as we know that carriers normally release such devices around one month before retailers.

There are just 7 days to go until the Droid Bionic is due to hit the market, so where are the official specs and price? You would have thought that being so close we would have had something more than a sign up page that just says coming this summer. This is very lame of both Motorola and Verizon, and consumers will not wait around for too long, as they know that the Samsung Galaxy S II is not far behind.

These handsets have now started to hit the FCC, so should be available in around a month. September could be a crowded month in the smartphone market, as there could be three major handsets all within weeks of each other. These are the Bionic 4G, Galaxy S II, and also the iPhone 5. Now we do not want to be biased here, but history tells us that Apple will win that battle, and the others will be fighting over the scraps.

We know that all you Android fans out there will moan about this, but it is the truth. It is a shame, because Motorola and Samsung have made some great phones here, but lets face it, they are not doing themselves any favors with these delays.

  • http://twitter.com/leatherneck111 Devil Dog

    I somewhat concur with this article Iphone 5 will benefit from delays from Moto’s Droid Bionic & Samsung’s Galaxy S II but I don’t agree that scraps is what these phones will pick up, and certainly doesn’t account for Galaxy S III coming out early next year with possibly a quad core and 12 MP camera:  
    What I don’t seem to understand is why not at least give us a definitive specs sheet, so we can at least compare and contrast with phones such as Samsung Galaxy S II  (aka:  Function).  I really don’t understand what the secret is?  It is what it is, and whatever hardware specs it has it has.  If the specs are not equal or better than Samsung’s Galaxy S 2′s then state so either way, so people can move on.  After the longest wait ever for a phone all the way from the beginning of the year, it would be a shame that Motorola in their infinite wisdom wouldn’t have at least made an attempt to be on equal footing with the Samsung Galaxy S II.  i.e.  At least a dual core with each core pumping out 1.2GHz and 1GB or RAM.  After all this wait, if Motorola doesn’t produce these specs that the Galaxy S II has had internationally for the last 3 months, then it’s goodnight to Motorola.  They cannot even dream of competing, if the Bionic took them over 7 months to allegedly perfect and make competitive and their specs don’t even mirror a phone that has been out for 3 months already, then shame on Motorola.  ~  By the way I’m not anti – Moto.  I am a proud owner of an OG Droid.  I’m just tired of the games!!! We do live in the “information age.” Lets get on the ball Moto!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dennis-Sullivan/707444702 Dennis Sullivan

    The Bionic will be a waste to wait for when yo have the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Iphone 5 coming out before the Bionic LOL!  Wasn’t the Bionics title The End of Waiting?!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m feeling the same way. I’m tired of Moto’s BS… They are complete morons, everyone I know that is waiting for the Bionic to come out is giving it til Aug 4th, if it’s delayed any longer, we’re all going S2. They can’t keep leaving everyone in the dark. August 4th comes and goes and no Bionic, well I’m done waiting, besides, from what I’m hearing, the S2 is a slightly better phone than the Bionic. I wanted so much to support Moto, and the Bionic, but screw this… Last I checked, isn’t Sept closer to fall than it is summer??

  • Anonymous

    I’m feeling the same way. I’m tired of Moto’s BS… They are complete morons, everyone I know that is waiting for the Bionic to come out is giving it til Aug 4th, if it’s delayed any longer, we’re all going S2. They can’t keep leaving everyone in the dark. August 4th comes and goes and no Bionic, well I’m done waiting, besides, from what I’m hearing, the S2 is a slightly better phone than the Bionic. I wanted so much to support Moto, and the Bionic, but screw this… Last I checked, isn’t Sept closer to fall than it is summer??