Droid Bionic to release early?

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    Verizon Insider Hinting at Droid Bionic Release in “Several Weeks” › AndroidGuys

    Teaser Poem Hints Droid Bionic Release by Verizon Wireless

    Motorola Droid Bionic Release: Verizon Clue – Could be April : Online Social Media

    Could the Bionic be released next month? Rumors are after all, rumors. Will be interesting to see what happens. If it does release early, what about availability due to component shortages in Japan regarding the quake/tsunami?
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    Like you said they're just rumors. Though I have to say that the projected Thunderbolt release date was pretty on time, though I did hear it would release in Feb from some sources
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    I wonder how mad HTC would be after weeks of delays and losing weeks of first mover advantages.
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    HTC unlocked bootloader or Moto Bionic locked bootloader?
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    LOL yes I'm sure the low level verizon employee is in the know on things like this. i need to make an android website and just publish false rumors all day...my traffic would be amazing i'm sure...
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    The irony of that statement is the Thunderbolt was the most locked down HTC phone to date.

    Like I've been saying, a late April release wont surprise me. BMX said himself in two hints it was meant for late April (after Passover).

    Sent from my Droid
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    What does "several" weeks mean? 4? 8? 6 weeks puts us early May, which is only a week or two before what was originally projected. This guy throws out at least 2-3 fairly vague "tips" open to interpretation that pretty much cover the entire quarter and then people think he's plugged in when inevitably one of his tips pans out.

    And aside from LTE, it's basically the Atrix (less the Webtop feature). So I see no reason this shouldn't be out in 4-6 weeks. However, I always assumed the LTC and Samsung (both single core LTE?) phones would come next before the Bionic.
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    I was at a Verizon store this weekend checking out the thunderbolt. The rep I was talking to saw that I had a Droid X and commented that if I like Motorola, I should wait a little longer because there will be even better phones coming out soon. So at least that lines about with the stories being posted here.
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    There were a couple of articles posted recently that claim the bionic will actually sport the webtop software, contrary to what was initially said at CES.

    I forget which sites these were on, but google should pull them up.
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    I hope not. The Atrix uses half it's availible RAM to run the WebTop. The Bionic already has less RAM than the Atrix.
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    Locked bootloader is not an issue. As everyone now knows, DroidX bootloader has finally been compromised. I hope Bionic's spec for Ram will be upgraded before release tho.
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    Potentially compromised....there's not hard evidence yet. Also I've read that Motorola used a different encryption on it's newer phones so the method for the DX might not work on the Bionic.
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    The Bionic has DDR2 Ram, the Atrix does not. I doubt this will be as much of an issue as everyone is making it out to be...