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NVIDIA Confirms Droid Bionic to Use Tegra 2 Mobile Processor

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While Motorola reps had told me previously at the Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid Bionic unveiling earlier this year that the device would be utilizing a dual-core chipset solution from Texas Instruments, it turns out that information is not correct. I had caught up to both NVIDIA and Motorola at the CTIA Wireless trade show yesterday, and company representatives from Motorola had different things to say though NVIDIA was able to affirmatively confirm that the Droid Bionic would be utilizing the dual-core Tegra 2 CPU. Tegra 2, on the Bionic, would give NVIDIA a third Motorola mobile computing product to sport the company’s ARM Cortex A9 solution coupled with NVIDIA’s GeForce technology for graphics on a mobile chipset.

Update: Check out our Motorola Droid Bionic Details, Reviews and Hands-on Video Roundup.

At CTIA, now, Motorola I spoke with Motorola’s PR reps, who say that they have “nothing to announce at this time regarding specs other than what is listed on the website,” which states that the Droid Bionic would be using a dual-core 1 GHz CPU but did not state from which vendor. When I had pushed further, stating that a company official had informed me earlier in January that it was a TI solution and that there is conflicting information on the Internet about the vendor, Motorola seems to following Apple‘s lead, stating that the company does not normally release specifics about specs.

For now, with NVIDIA’s official confirmation that the Droid Bionic will be released with Tegra 2 on-board, the experience of the handset should theoretically be very similar and comparable to the AT&T Motorola Atrix 4G, except that the Droid Bionic should perform a whole lot better utilizing Verizon’s more capable 4G LTE network rather than AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network currently.

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10 Comments

  1. Tracab

    03/24/2011 at 11:21 pm

    This is totally old news. It was confirmed at the CES when they debuted the Xoom, Bonic, and Atrix See below from Nvidia’s Offical Blog from CES.

    http://blogs.nvidia.com/2011/01/motorola-rolls-out-three-tegra-powered-devices/

  2. None Given

    03/25/2011 at 3:57 pm

    Looks like a do over from the other day about the “shortage” of Texas Instruments chips. I knew this was a Nvidia phone for a long time now. I don’t even work in the mobile industry but maybe I should apply for a job.

  3. Yummy1082001

    03/25/2011 at 6:48 pm

    Write somthing that’s is not over a year old if you listen to motorola before the driod X was released.

  4. Raj

    03/27/2011 at 12:02 am

    The author didn’t do enough research before writing the first article where he said the bionic would have a TI processor, and now he is trying to cover his a**. Won’t be reading this site anymore.

  5. Anonymous

    07/11/2011 at 9:13 am

    Thats really great news, Motorola is really very good company, its products are very nice.
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