Jan 31 AT 4:11 PM Taylor Wimberly 28 Comments

CES leftovers: Hands-on the Motorola Droid Bionic, headed to Verizon in Q2

The HTC Thunderbolt should be the first Verizon 4G LTE phone, but the Motorola Droid Bionic might be the better overall phone if you are willing to wait a couple more months. Our resident Droid expert Sean Riley already gave his first impressions of the Bionic, but we also have another leftover video from CES that gives a quick walk-through of the device.

The Droid Bionic will be Verizon’s first dual-core phone and it’s expected to go on sale sometime in Q2 (rumors suggest May, but it could land earlier). The device runs Android 2.2 and features a 4.3 inch qHD display (540 x 960), Tegra 2 processor, 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, VGA front-facing camera, 512 MB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, massive 1930 mAh battery, and micro HDMI connector with full UI mirroring.

Visit Motorola’s Bionic product page for detailed device specs.

Even though the Droid Bionic is slated for Q2, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it launch before that. Our friends at Droid Life already spotted an Amazon listing placing the device at $149 with 2-year contract and the demo unit we played with appeared to be final hardware. At this point, it only looks like Motorola and Verizon are finishing off the software portion.

If you are on Verizon and looking for a 4G handset, please let us know what you think. HTC Thunderbolt or Motorola Droid Bionic?

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