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Did the Motorola Droid Bionic just clear the FCC?

A Motorola cellular communications device, with EVDO and LTE 700MHz radios, Bluetooth, Wifi b/g/n, and inductive charging battery cover has cleared the FCC today.  I can't say with 100 percent certainty, but this sounds like it could be only one thing -- the Motorola Droid Bionic. 

There's not much to be gleaned from any FCC filing (see them at the source link) for most of us, but one interesting thing here is that the photos of the device and the user manual are under a confidentiality agreement that ends on August 7.  You make what you will out of that, but I'm pretty certain that means we'll be seeing this one before that date.  How soon before, is anyone's guess.

Source: FCC

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • Returned my TB when I heard this was gonna be out end of July. Stinkin excited for it!
  • As a TB owner, I sadly approve of your choice.
  • I have the TB also but have an upgrade so the tb will be ggoing up for sale once this comes out
  • Your lucky. I wanted to wait for the Bionic but didn't risk missing out on the unlimited data plan for 4G service. Went with the Droid Charge to secure that ability. Liking it so far and it should tide me over while I wait for a possible GS2 release on Verizon next year.
  • Finally lol. Now lets hope for a release announcement. Can't wait!!
  • If you click on the picture to enlarge, you see this in the lower right hand corner...Droid Bionic Fcc Interesting....
  • Sorry left hand corner...
  • Thats not from the FCC, it's what AndroidCentral called the photo
  • The link doesn't seem to work. You copied the search URL, but it doesn't have the query in the URL, so it won't work.
  • Galaxy s 2 please
  • I'd only get it, if it makes that "ch ch ch" sound from the Six-Million Dollar Man whenever there is a notification.
  • Who cares, Verizon is lame
  • Jealous much?
  • Absolutely not!
  • i think i will still be getting the thunderbolt on july 6th and wait for the sgs2 with a lte radio. i dont need 4.5 screen of pentile crap
  • You don't even know if sgs2 will have lte
  • I'm assuming that sketch is to scale since it is the FCC. If it is, using the antenna proportions and the sketch, I calculated the Bionic to be roughly 66 mm x 127 mm. I haven't looked for the official specs, but my eyeball makes that about 1 mm wider and roughly the same height as the Droid X, but with a larger 4.5" screen. I was scared that the Bionic with a 4.5" screen would be too big. But the Droid X is OK in my book, which means this will suit me just fine. Count me in for one.
  • Me too. Hopefully we get all the specs soon to see whether it will have a 4.5 in screen or not. The droid x is 65.5x127.5 so if your measures are correct the bionic is. 5mm wider and .5mm shorter. Also makes it less wide and shorter than droid charge.
  • 4.5 just seems so MASSIVE...I wish the D3 had LTE, tbh thats the device for me. Well, that and a 1.2Ghz instead of 1Ghz. I'll give em both a look.
  • Really hoping the bionic hits soon. Even more so that it's not a disappointment.
  • 1gb ram and dual core. Dont think it will disappoint.
  • Bionic!
  • Sweet, I am interested in the "inductive charging battery cover" as well. Hopefully some time in the up coming week, we will now get some validated specs leaked out. July 28th seems more plausible now. As a side note: I still think the screen will be 4.3 and not 4.5, but I could be wrong.
  • I'm from the iphone community on the crappy att network. I'm leaving att on Tuesday for Verizon before they get rid of there unlimited plan . My question is What does it matter rather the radio was playing on 3G or 4g could this be the reason they have been holding up the phone. The reason I ask is because I'm trying to wait two days before July 7 th so I can be in my 14 day period hoping this darn phone comes out before the 19th of July . They said it would be out by early q2= July. But hey they said that it would be out in Jan. To , so who knows??? Could this be the reason for the hold up??
  • The first delay was because they totally changed everything about the phone. The second they said was for updates. I doubt that it will be released within those 14 days. You're better off getting a cheap smartphone off of Craigslist and get unlimited data, then change it after the Bionic comes out (or the SGS2, but who knows about that).
  • Sign me up I hope its 249 or less lol