Moto's Bionic is Dead?

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    According to a very reliable source over at HoFo it appears the Bionic has been scrapped. This will come as some very bad news to those waiting for this handset.

    There are no specifics as to why, only this short message:
    Motorola "Targa" 4G pre-release thread - Page 7

    Thoughts?



    Source: Hofo

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    Right now those are rumors. If its still on motos page then its a go. Vzw and moto wouldnt do all that hyping to scrap it at the last minute.
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    I hope that you are right!!!
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    The Bionic is DEAD!

    LONG LIVE THE BIONIC!

    Holy random rumors Batman!
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    you are correct that the source is reliable, and that his info is that the Bionic won't come to market - it will be the Targa, instead (and unclear as to whether the Targa will now be known as the "new" Bionic). but, at the same time, Panda and black_man_x (who have also demonstrated reliability) are saying that the Bionic is still on track. so, who knows....

    pure speculation on my part, but in light of the GSII rumors, and the fact that the specs of that phone trump the Bionic, i wouldn't be surprised if Moto would scrap the Bionic and focused their efforts on the Targa.
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    Targa looks bomb, but I'm set in getting vzw's first dual core 4g phone... no way am I waiting ANOTHER few months on top of the 8 I've already waiting to use my upgrade :O

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    The panda saying its still a go.

    From DL:
    The Panda
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    I can see it being scrapped to compete with the with other Dual Core 1GB phones being released. Even if they Postpone it to put 1GB DDR2 Ram in it. That would be cool.. We will have to see what comes of this rumor...
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    Ya but if they hurry up and release it, there won't be competition for a few months... I don't understand why it would be so buggy, how was/is the atrix? It seems like similar design but LESS complicated (no OS running in the back)

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    It wont be scrapped. I just read through some comments on ac forums and it seem like its still a go. So the "other forums" that were saying it will be scrapped were wrong. As long as its still on moto's page its a go.
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    Check out droid life. sources are saying it is on track for its release date (whatever the date might be:))
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    I just heard from my uninformed source again. the Bionic is not being cancelled, but they are changing its name to the Trionic.
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    I'm waiting for the quadronic.
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    UPDATE: A trusted source has told us that the Bionic is canceled, but only so that Motorola can retool the specs. There will indeed eventually be a handset with the name “Droid Bionic”, but it will have superior specs to what we saw in Jan. at CES. More as we get it.

    Has the Motorola Droid Bionic Been Canceled? | TechnoBuffalo

    Sigh... the wait is so long...
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    The targa looks cooler.. I liked everything about the bionic except for its ugly look

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    this would seem to be consistent with wnrussell's post on HoFo - the Bionic may be scrapped in it's current configuration, and the Targa will take its place (and possibly renamed as the Bionic).
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    Perhaps the revamp will up it from 512 to at least 1 Ghz to try and compete with the other phones coming out?

    I don't know much about Targa, but hope it comes out before July. I'd love to get away from the BB before july (happy birthday and graduation to me gift).
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    i can't recall for sure, but i do believe the Targa was rumored to have 1gb ram.

    all the info thus far says Q3 for the Targa. July is a little optimistic, imo. I would bet more on Sep, to directly compete with iP5.
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    Or maybe development for the Bionic was so bad that is was going to be pushed back to late june and development for the Targa was so good that is was moved up to june that they scrapped the Bionic for the Targa, which would have better specs?

    Or maybe this is all BS and the Bionic is ready for a 21/28/ or may 5th release and we're worrying for nothing. dancedroid
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