Motorola’s long-awaited Droid Bionic will strike store shelves in September, Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha pronounced this week. The phone has been behind several times given Jha initial showed it off during CES 2011, with a many new projections putting a recover someday “this summer,” though it appears consumers could have a Bionic in their hands only in time for fall.
In an interview with CNET, Jha pronounced a Bionic will have a Sep entrance on Verizon Wireless. He also reliable that Motorola skeleton another LTE smartphone this year, as good as dual tablets.
Motorola did not immediately respond to a ask for comment.
How does a Bionic differ from any other smartphone on a market? It includes a dual-core processor and LTE, something not now on a Verizon lineup. The carrier’s LTE network has earned high regard from PCMag, though a 4G phones—the HTC Thunderbolt, LG Revolution, and Samsung Droid Charge—aren’t most to speak about when it comes to processor speed. As a result, Verizon business have had to select between a quick processor or a quick network.
When a Bionic was initial announced during CES, Jha pronounced it would be expelled in a second quarter, though rumors afterwards flush that a Bionic was on a chopping retard to make approach for a somewhat some-more absolute Motorola Atrix. At a finish of April, Motorola strictly announced it was loitering a Bionic’s recover to a third entertain in sequence to raise a device formed on feedback given CES.
In new weeks, tiny clues about a Bionic’s recover date have popped up—a Best Buy flyer was picked adult by This Is My Next; Verizon launched a sign-up page for alerts about a phone’s release; and a screen shot sloping an Aug 4 recover date with a $299.99 cost tag.
If a rumors are to be believed, meanwhile, a Sep recover for a Bionic would put it head-to-head with a iPhone 5. Time will tell if LTE and a dual-core processor are adequate to conflict Apple’s next-gen iPhone. Which one would we choose? Let us know in a comments.
Until then, see Why You May Want a Motorola Droid Bionic, PCMag mobile researcher Sascha Segan’s hands-on with a Bionic during CES, and a slideshow below.
Motorola Mobility, meanwhile, reported a earnings this week. It sole 440,000 Xoom tablets and 4.4 million smartphones for a second quarter, a association said.
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