Alright, so we have just learned that the Motorola Xoom will likely be getting its 4G LTE upgrade in September. That’s great. However, you may recall that Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha stated back in April that the Motorola Droid Bionic would be launching alongside the upgrade. So, unless plans have changed it appears that the Motorola Droid Bionic may not be launching until sometime in September. Now, I realize that plans can change. It’s possible that Motorola finished the Droid Bionic before it could get the 4G LTE upgrade finished, after all, the 4G LTE module did pass the FCC 11 days after the Droid Bionic did, but it’s also very possible that Jha could stick to his word here.
After all, there were some whispers about a possible September release date which culminated in some evidence that popped up over the weekend that indicated that Sam’s Club wouldn’t be getting the phone until sometime in September. Again, it’s possible that Sam’s Club is going to be late in getting the Droid Bionic, maybe because Verizon wants to milk its rumored $299 price tag for all its worth before sending it off to the retailers.
And I will say this. Most Droid devices start leaking like crazy before they launch. The Motorola Droid 3 was one, the Droid X2 is another example. Today is July 26th, we’re about 9 days out from that rumored August 4th launch date. It has been a little too quiet for my tastes.
If the Droid Bionic slips to September, Motorola and Verizon have problems so I hope that Sanjay Jha either wasn’t telling the truth or changed the plans for the Droid Bionic due to the iPhone 5 launch.