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Aug 22 2011   8:30AM GMT

Motorola Droid Bionic May Be the Smartphone You’ve Been Waiting For

Ed Hardy Ed Hardy Profile: Ed Hardy

Whenever a company releases a new high-end smartphone, there are usually complaints that it would be perfect if it just included one more feature. The upcoming Motorola Droid Bionic might be an exception to this rule, though.

Motorola Droid BionicLet’s take a look at another smartphone that’s undoubtedly going to make a big splash in the U.S. this fall, the Samsung Galaxy S II. Despite all its other high-end features, including a dual-core processor, the latest version of Android, an 8 megapixel camera, etc, it has a WVGA (800 x 480) screen, not a qHD (960 x 540) one. Another almost perfect handset.

But take a look at the specs for the Droid Bionic:

  • Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread): CHECK
  • 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-core Processor: CHECK
  • 4.3-Inch, qHD Touchscreen: CHECK
  • 4G LTE: CHECK
  • HDMI Video-Out Port: Check
  • microSD Slot: CHECK
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc: CHECK

Motorola delayed the release of the Droid Bionic from Spring to Fall, and I’m starting to think this wasn’t because it had some kind of flaw, but because it otherwise would have crushed its competition, reducing sales of such devices as the the Motorola Droid Incredible 2 and Droid X2 to nil.

I’m basing my comments on the specs for this model as they were when it was first announced in January. As Motorola took this smartphone back to the drawing board in the Spring, we don’t know what its exact specifications are going to be when it is released. I’m assuming these are going to be at least as good, and maybe even better.

The Motorola Droid Bionic is definitely going to hit Verizon’s store shelves next month, and the debut could be on September 8. The price is expected to be $300 with a two-year wireless contract.

When the debut happens, Brighthand will certainly review this smartphone, and we’ll let you know if it lives up to its promise.

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