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Motorola Droid Bionic Finally Caught on Video

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With the Motorola Droid Bionic launch just a few short weeks away on Verizon, the anticipation is mounting. What is the exact release date? What is the official pricing? What are the official specifications? We have theories, but nothing is official yet. And while we have those theories and a ton of evidence to back them up, before today, we hadn’t yet had a clear cut video of the Droid Bionic in action.

Yes, Phandroid has managed to procure a video of the Droid Bionic in action and it shows off a couple of things that are going to get you excited. First, the bootloader. We see that the usual dual-core logo and then we see that red eye that we saw pop up on video awhile back.

Droid Bionic Red Eye

We also get a quick look at the new version of MotoBlur that will be coming with the 4G LTE smartphone and we also get a taste of Verizon’s next-generation network’s speeds.We’ve already seen how blistering they can be on the Droid Bionic so this is just reaffirmation.

So, it’s nice to finally see the device in the wild, on video, and so I’m curious.

What do you guys think of it all?

41 Comments

  1. OscarS

    08/23/2011 at 8:32 pm

    Stupid Verizon/Motorola… would it really kill you to tell us when it will be out and how much? How about just one of those points? Sure you continue to build up anticipation, but you’re also pissing off consumers and driving them to Samsung and HTC’s camp.

    • kranzyboy

      08/24/2011 at 2:45 pm

      I totally agree… I have been waiting for the bionic since January,.. I think if it takes this long to “fix” the phone,.. Its got problems…. and frankly I am getting tired of Motorola’s phone issues, lockups, freezes, and other glitches.  

      The Samsung Galaxy S II is now on the top of my list.Good-going you marketing idiots….

    • kranzyboy

      08/24/2011 at 2:45 pm

      I totally agree… I have been waiting for the bionic since January,.. I think if it takes this long to “fix” the phone,.. Its got problems…. and frankly I am getting tired of Motorola’s phone issues, lockups, freezes, and other glitches.  

      The Samsung Galaxy S II is now on the top of my list.Good-going you marketing idiots….

      • jojo

        08/31/2011 at 1:07 am

        But Verizon is not selling Samsung Galaxy S II.

        • Anonymous

          09/01/2011 at 12:27 am

          No one can sell the Galaxy S II anymore… a ruling in the Hague (the highest court in the world) banned shipment of the phone to the US… Since it looks so much like the iPhone, Apple decided take it to court and get it banned… So its gonna be the Bionic or bust (which is any HTC phone…) And if you compare this video to the one from January, I would have to argue in favor of the 9-month waiting period Motorola put us through

    • BRYAN K

      08/24/2011 at 7:04 pm

      September 8, $299 with contract.

    • Validemail

      08/30/2011 at 7:13 pm

      this is what they been doing all along, cocktease and no release date. i already gave up waiting on this handset, iphone 5 is going to crush this

  2. Whizkidkool

    08/23/2011 at 8:54 pm

    The initial lag was pretty bad esp the home screen coming up with the shortcut icons and the Applications menu .
    Apart from that I don’t see it any faster than Photon 4G though I see that the Motoblur on this is different and may be slightly better. Photon gives better 4G speeds when you are in Sprints 4G coverage area, which is spotty. This was a short video and you dont get to see the full potential until you get one and pay with it , but all I gotta say at this point is It better be worth the 8 month wait and the hype !!

    • Adnaan Zaffer

      08/23/2011 at 9:05 pm

      Lol umm.. you DO realize that it had only one bar of service in this video right? Do you know how fast speeds are when an LTE connection is stronger than that? Sprint’s 4G is a joke compared to this.

    • Adnaan Zaffer

      08/23/2011 at 9:05 pm

      Lol umm.. you DO realize that it had only one bar of service in this video right? Do you know how fast speeds are when an LTE connection is stronger than that? Sprint’s 4G is a joke compared to this.

    • Adnaan Zaffer

      08/23/2011 at 9:10 pm

      Ever see this?

      http://phandroid.com/2011/08/16/one-more-pic-of-the-droid-bionic-for-good-measure-4g-speeds-still-look-amazing/So yeah.. Verizon 4G LTE UPLOAD speeds are what Sprint’s 4G WiMax DOWNLOAD speeds are. To summarize it in a single word: Shame.

      • Only1mattharris

        08/23/2011 at 9:47 pm

        This gut had no service. Look up on YouTube for a sprint bs Verizon speed test and Verizon kills sprint. Verizon gets up to 23 down.

      • Rex_D

        08/24/2011 at 12:19 pm

        Upload and download speeds TOTALLY depend on the Server selected for the test.  I can do the test with 1 server and get 4mbps down, switch to a different server and get 18mbps down.

  3. Manny Subia

    08/23/2011 at 9:36 pm

    ……..meh

  4. RyanP22

    08/23/2011 at 10:40 pm

    I heard a rumor there might be a Sept 1st release and there is a slot for a SIM card so it can do global roaming.

    • azmav

      08/23/2011 at 11:03 pm

      All Verizon’s 4G LTE technology is based on SIM cards, you cannot get it without, we have a corporate account with them which I administer.

      • Steven Fabled

        08/30/2011 at 6:14 am

        Not all of the 4G LTE devices are Globally supported, even with the sim (unless unlocked)

    • Titoortiz

      08/24/2011 at 6:50 am

      Sept 8th

  5. Craigtmadison

    08/23/2011 at 11:07 pm

    just release it already, not that Motorola probably cares too much if Goog buys them.

  6. AudiEagle

    08/24/2011 at 12:11 am

    Too much hype/wait/rumors for me. I got a Charge 3 weeks ago and love it! Super fast with 4G! I can last a whole day on a charge and I am in a 4 G area! Touchwiz isn’t that bad. Motorola blew it with me. Samsung is the way to go.

    • Tools

      08/24/2011 at 6:49 am

      Too bad for you

      • Ninjafatness

        08/30/2011 at 5:09 pm

        Droid bionic has taken Motorola forever to come out with this phone, its not that much better then any other phone that currently came out so I don’t see why ppl even care about this phone… In another 4 months there’s gonna be a phone that blows this one out of the water… Its a never ending cycle… :p

  7. Roberthaston

    08/24/2011 at 2:46 am

    Didn’t notice a netflix application on that phone. That’s disapointing.

    • Myfacetwitterbookspace

      08/24/2011 at 3:19 am

      Funny how you can’t please everyone. Most people complain of bloatware. I don’t want anything pre-installed that I can get from the market for free. This includes Netflix!

      • Ninjafatness

        08/30/2011 at 5:05 pm

        Who cares?

    • Greatness

      08/31/2011 at 5:36 pm

      you do realiaze netflix is on the market right…in other words BFD

  8. Anonymous

    08/24/2011 at 4:11 am

    This is going to be similar to the original droid when it was released.  I’ll wait until the equivalent of the droid x is released which will probably be within a couple of months. 

    • Myfacetwitterbookspace

      08/24/2011 at 4:27 am

      Why not have your cake & eat it too? Buy the Bionic, del it for what you paid for it on Craigslist? Many people want three phone without the contract, and don’t want to pay non-contract prices, even if slightly used. I just sold my Droid 2 for $180. I paid $200 & had it since it 1st came out. I bought the Droid 2 with the money I sold my Droid 1 for ($180). I plan on selling my Droid X for $200, and won’t have a problem doing so, being I just got a replacement due to a defect!

      • Myfacetwitterbookspace

        08/24/2011 at 4:28 am

        Excuse the typos…sell, not del, & the, not three…

        • PsyDawg

          08/30/2011 at 1:38 pm

          Buy the Bionic?  300 dollars with the new contract discount?  Too rich for my blood right now.  Especially when a faster, thinner, and lighter phone is always on the horizon.  Plus, the delay and hardware issues scare me.

  9. Adam Martin

    08/27/2011 at 8:15 am

    Whoa! That page to page looked like Honeycomb… Are we looking at Ice Cream Sandwich maybe?!? I doubt it but we could dream! :)

  10. Guyoncouch

    08/29/2011 at 3:11 pm

    i think all of u have no idea what ur talking about. the bionic wasnt initially released because of a processor problem. u know what they did to rectify the problem??? added another processor. The only brand that has dual core processors is motorola if u didnt know lol.  then they held out on releasing it to scrap the prototype for a new 4g model. motorola is the way to go and if ur too impatient to wait for possibly the best phone ever to come out, i have no gripe with u because that just means when dumbasses such as yourself backout, that leaves more inventory for me to ensure i get one so. . . . .thanx :)

    • I_paid_attention_to_CES

      08/29/2011 at 8:11 pm

      the one they showed at CES in january had dual-core, 4g and 512MB of RAM.  Doesnt look like its changed since then.

      • Guyoncouch

        08/30/2011 at 5:54 pm

        they had multiple processor problems and the “new” bionic actually has a gig of ram, just fyi

    • Coryjohn87

      08/30/2011 at 4:48 pm

      I have an htc with a dual core??

      • Guyoncouch

        08/30/2011 at 5:54 pm

        from verizon??? which one? 

    • Ninjafatness

      08/30/2011 at 5:16 pm

      Guyoncouch… That’s all you are… A guy on some couch, yammering about some phone that’s tech is already old and been heard of… You want the best phone? Look up the Nokia morph… That’s the the phone I want! ;)

      • Guyoncouch

        08/30/2011 at 5:56 pm

        the name was picked from halfbaked silly goose lol. and nokia is only popular overseas. it means nothing in america. and 4g, dual gig processor, gig of ram isnt that “old” of news buddy

        • Guyoncouch

          08/30/2011 at 5:57 pm

          and ur name is ninjafatness???? what does that mean u are? lol

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