Motorola Droid Bionic

Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha has just unveiled the Motorola Droid Bionic at the company's CES 2011 press event. The new smartphone will run on Verizon's 4G LTE network and sports a dual core 1GHz processor, a 4.3 inch quarter-HD display and front and rear-facing cameras. It also appears to be running an updated version of Motorola's Motoblur interface.

Other notable features include the ability to record and display HD video content via its included HDMI port. The Droid Bionic will launch on Verizon during the second quarter of 2011. Stay tuned to Android Central for more on this and other just-announced devices.

Update: hit the break for the full press release. [Motorola Mobility]

Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility Announce DROID™ BIONIC on Nation’s Fastest, Most Advanced 4G Network
New Android Device Combines Dual-core Processor with Fastest 4G Network for Unrivaled Mobile Internet Experience
Jan. 05, 2011
LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today unveiled DROID™ BIONIC, a powerful new Android™ smartphone.
Packing a dual core processor with each core running at 1GHz, delivering up to two GHz of processing power, and 512 MB RAM, the sleekly designed DROID BIONIC smartphone with 4G LTE delivers a mobile Internet experience that’s up to 10 times faster than 3G. This means consumers can stream their favorite music and the latest TV shows with unparalleled quality experience. DROID BIONIC also races through loading of complex web pages and media that take advantage of Adobe® Flash® Player and HTML5, rendering graphics faster than previous generation single-core devices.
Motorola’s DROID BIONIC gives new meaning to the word “socialize” by delivering multiple ways for customers to stay connected. With the device’s front-facing VGA camera and See What I See video feature, consumers can share experiences – either via Wi-Fi or 4G – with family, friends and co-workers. A rear-facing 8-megapixel camera also allows consumers to capture their favorite pictures and videos.
DROID BIONIC’s multiplayer gaming capabilities allow consumers to challenge friends to live peer-to-peer gaming, viewed through the device’s 4.3-inch qHD quality screen that delivers console-quality graphics. DROID BIONIC’s HDMI connectivity also enables consumers to connect the device to their HD televisions to experience their favorite games, as well as purchased HD content, in full 1080p. And for multi-taskers, DROID 4G’s Mirror Mode function enables simultaneous streaming of video to the TV and on the device.
As a fully featured work device, DROID BIONIC comes equipped with corporate email, remote wipe and data security and encryption capabilities IT departments appreciate. DROID BIONIC also features productivity tools such as Quickoffice® for document review and editing, full calendar management, one-click access to conference calling, and a full suite of Google applications and services.
“DROID BIONIC brings to life the speed and power of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, giving consumers an unrivaled mobile experience,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “Whether downloading movies in minutes, connecting with friends or co-workers through video conferencing, or blazing through the Internet, Motorola’s DROID BIONIC is what the 4G LTE experience is all about.”
“DROID BIONIC is the epitome of speed, providing consumers with instantaneous access to their personal and work content, anytime and anyplace,” said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president of portfolio and device product management, Motorola Mobility. “By combining such a powerful mobile device with the performance and capabilities of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, we’re empowering consumers to define how they want to live their mobile lifestyles.”
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.
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Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at
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Motorola Droid Bionic Unveiled, Coming to Verizon Q2 2011


U have to let every company have there right to do with the OS, sansumg, LG, sony, HTC, all of them do it!

I like the new Blur, UI looks more professional.

Motoblur, nothing Launcher Pro can't fix.

And I like the black notification bar! What does QHD mean for screen res?

There's a lot that Blur breaks that LauncherPro/ADW can't fix. Blur is more than just a launcher and, unfortunately, it's the parts deeper in that are the worst parts of it.

Motorola says"and the best feature of all these special devices is, A locked bootloader! now you wont want any motorola phone because you cant hack it!" *4 days after release, I log onto android central* "ooooh Droid Bionic running Cyanogen!"

Was just about to post a similar comment. A hardware keyboard is a must for me. Touchscreen keyboards are just too inaccurate or I am, one or the other.

If you go to the Motorola site it says "4G-like power and speeds much greater than typical 3G." So should I take it that this phone is like the 'HTC mytouch 4g' which is also not actually 4g? Other than bait and switch this phone is dope.

The website says "Delivers 4g power and speed", the small print says the 4g is powered by Verizon's LTE network.

Looks like Gingerbread might be on this bad boy. Notice the black bar and the fact that the clock is missing the am/pm notation just like in Gingerbread.

I am new to android....whats so bad about motoblur? Looking at previous phones it is probably safe to say this phone will have better bat life than the HTC device?

Has there been any speed comparisons of the new dual core processors vs new single core processors? Is android even optimized to run dual cores? I want a shiny new LTE phone but i reeeeeeeeeeally dont want it to be motoblur, id rather get the thunderbolt.

after going from the evo to the dx to get away from sprint i know i will never get another motocrap phone. sense is where its at. no comparison. i even like it better than stock. i want an evo on verizon

Guess what, it has only 512MB of RAM. This was posted over at

UPDATE: Motorola has reached out to us by phone. The device has 512MB of RAM. Motorola’s product page has an error. That’s our final answer.

That is a bummer, otherwise its a sweet package.

Dual core and LTE, yes please. I think my OG Droid can make it that long. But... does no one else see the evil clown in the wallpaper?

I'm okay with some customization.. That's what's great about Android. But making it a black notification bar ONLY is a mistake Vista made. Not everyone wants black. What would it hurt to have a few themes preinstalled? My old Razr can do it.