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Motorola Droid Bionic Release Date All But Confirmed



Yesterday saw the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S II, a device that many of you have been weighing against Verizon’s upcoming Motorola Droid Bionic. And while the Galaxy S II devices for Sprint and AT&T have firm release dates (T-Mobile’s does not), the Droid Bionic’s is still in the dark to those that are hoping to pick up the dual-core 4G LTE phone soon.

We’ve heard about September 8th being a possible launch day and today, we have two pieces of evidence to share with you that we think essentially confirms this to be the case.

The first, an internal screenshot from Best Buy’s system from Droid Attic that shows an in-stock date of September 7th which means that the phone will likely be launching a day after on September 8th.

Droid Bionic Scavenger Hunt

However, the most damning evidence comes from Verizon itself. Droid-Life has discovered that the Droid Bionic’s augmented reality driven scavenger hunt app has a starting date of September 4th and it ends on September 7th which again signals a September 8th launch.

Droid Bionic

Now, I realize that these could be coincidence, but seeing as though we’ve been hearing about September 8th for awhile now and also because Motorola and Verizon want to get this thing out before the Galaxy S II, I have a very good feeling we’ll see September 8th announced as the release date.

I’m excited. How about you guys?



  1. Anonymous

    08/31/2011 at 4:24 pm

    I’ve been on verizon for nearly 10 years now… but they have been frustrating me with their lack of good 4G phones, delays with the Bionic, and just not carrying the S2. If this is pushed back any further than sept 8th I’ll be bailing to a different carrier and getting the S2.

    • Jackie Robinson Jr

      09/06/2011 at 4:03 pm

      do you realize that ONLY VZW has LTE right now….unless you count MetroPcS which speeds arent even up to par with vzw’s 3g speeds….so go ahead jump ship more bandwith for the people that really want the best network, best coverage and best overall cellular experience of any carrier…..smh

      • Anonymous

        09/06/2011 at 4:09 pm

        Does Verizon pay you to stuck their dong or do you do it for free?

    • Chris

      09/08/2011 at 10:42 pm

       Hello Steeeeeve_Perry,
      Love the Baseketball reference!
      I have quite a good hook-up on phones through if
      you’re looking to upgrade/switch carriers. Almost always beats carrier’s or any other
      retailers price. All you need is my IBO #5789030 and your contract info
      and they hook it up!

      Obviously a random message board post doesn’t have much credibility, so
      feel free to contact me if you have any questions at [email protected]

      Hope I can help,



  2. Thegadgetguroo

    08/31/2011 at 4:38 pm

    I’m not giving up on Verizon especially since it has 4G LTE. Just gotta be patient.

  3. Eddie Mejia

    08/31/2011 at 4:42 pm

    I’m sooooo thrilled to see these pieces of evidence!!!! Yay!!! Gonna get it at Costco!!! And will literally jump up in down in the food line screaming “The Bionic is here!”…. i might get weird looks but who cares!!! The Bionic!!!! Wooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!1

    • LOL

      08/31/2011 at 4:55 pm

      Eddie, get a girlfriend, it’s a phone!!

      • JoeJohn

        08/31/2011 at 5:12 pm

        Or, more likely, a boyfriend

        • Laxden

          08/31/2011 at 5:27 pm

          Oh brother… grow up.

    • Dlopez802

      08/31/2011 at 11:35 pm

      Omg how old are you? 13

  4. ricardo

    08/31/2011 at 8:11 pm

    I guess everyone who can’t wait a month or so for their dream phone must really hate the idea that they have to wait One Whole Year for their birthday to come around.

    • vbscript2

      08/31/2011 at 10:59 pm

      People have been waiting for the Bionic since it was announces in January. It was supposed to release in May. In case you’re bad at math, May to September is 4 months, not 1 month.

      Personally, after waiting this long, I’m highly considering waiting for the Prime. The main reason I’m even considering not waiting at this point is I wanted to upgrade before a vacation I’m taking in early October (and I also wanted to return the Palm Pre I’m borrowing from a friend to him at that time… I borrowed it just so I could get the unlimited data and hold off on the upgrade until I could get Bionic, which I thought at the time was going to be a matter of a few days after the plan changes.)

      • Chris

        09/08/2011 at 10:39 pm


        I have quite a good hook-up on phones through if you’re looking to upgrade. Almost always beats Verizon or any other retailers price. All you need is my IBO #5789030 and your contract info and they hook it up!

        Obviously a random message board post doesn’t have much credibility, so feel free to contact me if you have any questions at [email protected]

        Hope I can help,


    • Tom

      09/01/2011 at 7:35 am

      Ive been waiting since it was first mentioned in Jan. I was able to get an upgrade in Jan. Ive been holding out. Going freaking nuts. 9 months is too damn long to wait on a release. I almost feel the urge to buy something other than Motorola.

  5. Koreybowling

    08/31/2011 at 9:01 pm

    too bad its been way longer then a month..

  6. Kiki2lovely

    08/31/2011 at 9:36 pm

    It comes out Sept 8 inns store rep

  7. vbscript2

    08/31/2011 at 11:01 pm

    I’ll take a look at Bionic when it comes out, but at this point I’m highly considering waiting for Prime. That 720p AMOLED screen is sounding pretty nice.

  8. BRYAN K

    08/31/2011 at 11:14 pm

    The Bionic doesn’t do it for me.  I have an original Droid, and it has been a decent phone, but has some annoying delays and bizarre touch screen lags.  I was pumped up for the S2, but that isn’t gonna happen.  I’m waiting for the prime, but not past October.  For me, there is nothing like the AMOLED+ display.  

    • 12william874

      09/01/2011 at 6:19 am

      I to am a long vzw customer for the past 10 yrs. But this phone is lagging. With this much push back makes me.weary. Im also disappointed that the s2 is not coming to big red what a let down…my droid incredible is on its last leg since february…damn this waiting. But costco seems the place to buy with all the free items.

  9. Jackie Robinson Jr

    09/01/2011 at 1:06 pm

    all we have is opinions. nothing more or less. if you get the bionic then so be it. if you dont who gives a rats ass, but if thats your opinion why comment on not getting one. what is the point? some of you sound like a bigger kid stole your elementry sweetheart….geez

    I’m a fan of Moto and Blur, i’ve yet to see a better social networking intergration app out there even the paid ones and live on my phone with my schedule.

    if you want a prime, man this sounds like a transformer movie, then get one and stay off bashing Moto/VZW for WAITING to put out an excellent PRODUCT!!!!!

  10. Patriciawolford

    09/06/2011 at 11:51 pm

    For what I have seen already I dont like it it have to much of gigit and gagit to that phone I fell like get smart

  11. OpenMinded

    09/07/2011 at 1:00 am

    I talked to Someone From Best Buy Today And They Told me The Shipping Date Switched From The 7th to the 19th… Pleeease Tell me its NOT True. :/ but if it is, Will Verizon Wireless still Receive the Phone On Thursday??? :/

  12. Me

    09/07/2011 at 8:44 pm

    It doesn’t look like it’s coming out tomorrow. :( Verizon would have surely announced it by now.

    • 47flick

      09/08/2011 at 10:02 pm

      Purchased this morning.

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