WSJ Confirms Droid Bionic Delay

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    The Wall Street Journal has confirmed what many of us were hoping to be only rumors with the delays surrounding the Motorola Droid Bionic. According to the article Motorola had initially planned on the Bionic releasing during the second quarter of 2011. The new Verizon Wireless launch date has been narrowed down to a late "summer" release with “several enhancements to make this an ever better consumer experience,” according to a Motorola spokesperson.

    Let us know how this changes your upgrade plans?

    Source: WSJ.com
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    Well...looks like my droid one will remain in my pocket for abit longer...
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    Curious, but why is everyone jumping for joy over the Bionic? I mean with the Incredible 2 coming and the Droid X2 coming...its not really an amazing phone. Am I missing something?
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    Verizon's first dual core Lte phone is a main seller I like the size an specs myself.
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    Anyone kno if its still the Etna or is it gonna be the Targa, with VZW renaming it the Bionic. That's what I've been hearing around the forums. But nothing confirmed on that. Either of them sound good tho. I did hear that the reason why the Etna may be canceled was because the 4G radio band wasn't making nice with Nvidias Tegra2 chip in the configuration they had the Etna in.

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    When you factor in that there's a dual core processor under the hood AND it's a true first-gen 4G device with LTE...that's something to get excited about. It's like having the speed of a desktop with high speed internet in the palm of your hand!

    Incredible 2 and X2 will be fast phones for sure but without 4G capabilities they're definitely not as fast online as they are off. The future's looking good and I'm stoked!!! :rockon:
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    Late summer ? Uck !!!!
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    Boy am i glad I went with the TBolt when I did. An already good phone made better with today's update, and I'll have it for a good 6 months before anyone touches their hands on the Bionic.... And 6 months after that, I'll be thinking of updating again...

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    Same here loving my TB I was gunna wait but I was like nahhhh. TB runs great on 4G and dont think it will be any different on motorola since they will probably load it up with things that take away the nice effect of it having a dual core.
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    I will buy the best 4g phone before the tiered data begins.
    It its a Thunderbolt that's fine but I love my D1 and I am leary of Samsung.
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    Same, glad I got the Thunderbolt. All the more power to those who want to wait for locked bootloaders and bloatware - I mean Motorola phones! <cough>
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    :icon_evil: Not happy. And if it is a "stripped" down as they were saying it was gonna be...I'm waiting for nothing. :icon_evil:
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    Galaxy s 2 here I come!

    You have just been post-pwned.
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    This has already been discussed here. But, I agree that I'll wait until VZW announces the tiered program. I'm sure just as AT&T did, they'll announce it and everyone that isn't already in, will have a chance to get the unlimited program. Then, I'll get the latest 4G phone at that time.
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    TB is unlocked and loving it glad I upgraded from my d1 its so much faster and a qay better experience glad i switched lovin the thunder right nah
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    Q3 is a bummer. If I wait that long, I might as well wait until my upgrade in 4-5 months, but that could definitely be running into the end of tiered plans.

    My other issue is there is a special root app I need to use to get my exchange mail to push and show in Pure Messenger widget.

    Anyway, the rumored specs for the Targa or whatever they call it are about perfect. Don't care about custom roms anymore. Quite honestly it's become a pain reloading and setting everything up again and I wouldn't be flashing if I speed and ram weren't an issue for the D1.
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    you are correct. the chipsets weren't making nice with each other.....is what i heard as well....from my source.
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    When i got wind of the bionic news from the person i know, i did exactly what you did. Used an early upgrade, grabbed a one year contract with the TBolt. I'll be getting Targa (I mean new Bionic) in 9 more months,... :)
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    Where did you hear that it will be stripped down.. I do not think it will be stripped down. I think it will be better.. It will get another Dual TI instead of Tegra2. Some people was thinking of the SG2 including me. But there is absolutely no proof that it is coming to Verizon. Just T-Mobile or AT&T. I messed around with my friends TB for a few days before he returned it. In all honesty it was ok but I was not that impressed enough to buy it because it performed the same as the DX with Gingerbread. I would rather wait and hold out a little longer with my Storm1:icon_evil: and use the DX that I gave to my wife until The Bionic/Tegra comes or just the Bionic gets released 3rd Q. Especially if they bump it to 1.2GB of DDR2 Ram and maybe upgrade the FFC but the FFC does not matter to me.
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    I won't be getting the Targa if I'm forced to endure bloatware that I can't uninstall off MY device.