Jul 26 AT 9:51 PM Dustin Earley 21 Comments

More release date roulette for the Motorola Droid Bionic

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Just one day after posting our complete recap of the Droid Bionic story so far, more internal documents have made their way online that add to the release date madness. This time, DroidLife has their hands on some sort of fishy document that says indirect retailers will be receiving Bionic handsets on or around the 29th of this month, to be sold on August 4th.

The dates certainly make sense, but the errors in the document do not. For one, there’s an obvious spelling error in the first section of the document. Instead of saying “It’s coming in August,” it says “Its coming in August.” That could have just been an easy mistake, but add the oddly placed registered trademark symbol and the fact that documents like this are rather uncommon (to “indirect” dealers”)… well, things don’t look too bright.

But wait, there’s more! Another document was sent in along with the release date paper that says pre-orders start on July 31st. Receiving a handset on the 29th, starting pre-orders on the 31st, and releasing it on the 4th certainly is fast, but that’s not what stinks about this document. Not only will you find two spelling errors in this one, but the registered trademark symbol is back, along with a missing number in one of the dates. Seems more and more like these are fakes right? Well it’s not over yet.

One more leaked document was sent in tonight, only this time from Best Buy. According to this document, Best Buy will be receiving cases for the Droid Bionic on August 20th. Generally, cases come to somewhere like Best Buy a week or two before a device is released, so this could lend some credibility to a rumor that the Bionic will release September 1st.

Feeling confused? Let down? Just want this to be over? Soon enough, it will be. Until then, it looks like a real release date is really anyone’s guess.

Source: DroidLife

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    I’m totally going to buy the Nexus 3 when it comes out, but part of me wants to own the Bionic for the next 3 months while I’m waiting. Verizon doesn’t seem too keen on supporting the Nexus lineup, so there is no way I’m signing a contract with them.

    • jampac9

      Hmmmm, is that a confirmation that the nexus 3 will be out around or before the holiday season? I trust you guys word over anyone but Google itself. As for the Bionic, not interested.

    • Dustin Earley

      No Galaxy S II?

      • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

        I was playing with the SGS2 back in February during MWC so I kinda feel like it’s old lol. If the SGS2 magically becomes the Nexus 3, then I guess I’ll be getting it.

        • Dustin Earley

          We can dream.

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  • fatalysis

    Unless you really need a new phone, I’m not sure what incentive there is to purchase the Bionic when it comes out. With the Galaxy S II and Nexus 3 coming out by year’s end (hopefully to Verizon), I think you’re better off just waiting it out and making a decision then. And who knows, maybe the price will drop if and when they do come out. Motorola shot themselves in the foot on delaying this one.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      The main reason for me would be dual-core + 4G LTE. There is no guarantee that the SGS2 will have LTE and we don’t know if the Nexus 3 will be on VZW either.

      • AceoStar

        I agree. I’ve waited a long while for the Evo3D (or any 4.3/dualcore not on tmobile) but now that I’ve used Sprint Wimax, and Verizon LTE just dropped in my City, I’m pretty set on switching to Verizon for Bionic. If they release this at 4.5 it’ll be a must do for me.

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  • http://www.mlswanson.com SparkyXI

    I can’t put any credence on spelling errors or the inclusion / exclusion of trademark symbols. Many times the people that write these things up are underlings that are given details from execs and usually do a horrible job of proofreading their own writing.

    You know what? We’ll see the Bionic on the 4th.

    • http://www.mlswanson.com SparkyXI

      Foot in mouth for me, perhaps?

  • Coltsfan74

    I plan on waiting. Whatever the date. My Droid 1 gets a little more flaky everyday. It is definitely time to upgrade and my eye is still on Bionic.

  • E

    If it wasn’t for that stupid ass MOTO blur I would b on this fone like a fat kid on cup cakes lol

  • Mr Guzz

    I have the HTC Sensation and waiting for the Nexus 3

  • aj

    Well im pretty sold on the SGS II UNLESS 1. It is not 4g lte. 2. The majority of the reviews with its new webtop features some how make it equivalent or better then the SGS II. 3. NOT I REPEAT NOT using the pentile screen that the newer Droid family has been using. 4. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY DOES NOT HAVE A LOCKED BOOTLOADER. I like choice so lets keep it that way ok moto? :)

    • aj

      O but i wanted to add yes im tired of all these stupid leaked documents and no official word from verizon or Moto really getting tire of the run around. Just give us a freaking release date Goodness is it really to much to ask for. Its killing my anticipation for the phone

  • Curt

    Bring on the Samsung S II and forget Moto……. the games that they are playing now are just too much for me anymore. I am sick and tired of the games for a second rate company that is trying to be like Apple(trying to create a false buzz and speculation…

    Motorola – Either release the damn thing or just put it into the garbage… you will lose customers over this phone.

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  • thechad

    good article thanks