Motorola's Droid Bionic due out this summer

Motorola's line up of Android based smartphones began with the the Droid for Verizon nearly two years ago. Since then the company has released a number of Droid successors since the. At CES 2011, Motorola announced plans to release the Droid Bionic, a 4G based dual core processor based smartphone. While the Bionic was first scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 2011, Motorola announced back in April that the phone's release had been delayed.

Now Motorola is using its Twitter web page to let fans know that the Bionic isn't vaporware, stating, "Hang tight, DROID Bionic is coming and slated for summer release. Our team is working on some new updates." Back in April, Motorola said that it was making some changes to the Bionic's form factor and features based on feedback it had received after its announcement at CES.

That means that the above picture of the Bionic might not be the final form for the smartphone. Back at CES, Motorola said the phone would have a big 4.3 inch screen, an 8 megapixel back camera, a front facing camera, 512 MB of RAM and an HDMI port. Of course some, all or none of those features might be in the final version of the Bionic.

The delay of the phone's release has given other phone makers a running start. Morgan Keegan analyst Tavis McCourt has conducted a study and, according to an article on the International Business Times web site,  he believes that HTC's line up of phones has been selling well thanks in part to the delay of both the Bionic and Apple's next iPhone.

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Unlocked bootloader please? That's the only thing keeping me from upgrading from my original Droid. And I really hope they up the RAM from 512mb to 1gb... I need to at least be on par with my friends Atrix 4G.

fuzi0719 said,
512MB of RAM? Seriously? Leave it to Motorola to make something lame yet crow about how wonderful it is.

For a phone that will likely not support Moto's webtop crap, 512MB of RAM is plenty.
Though you do get points for using the correct abbreviation for megabyte.

I wouldn't be surprised to see this come out 15 days after the tiered pricing switch, so everybody trying to get in before the unlimited goes away can't return the phone they just bought to get this. If you want this phone, you're going to have to enjoy the new tiered data plans.

PicoDeGiao said,
I wouldn't be surprised to see this come out 15 days after the tiered pricing switch, so everybody trying to get in before the unlimited goes away can't return the phone they just bought to get this. If you want this phone, you're going to have to enjoy the new tiered data plans.

Only if you're a new customer getting this phone. Existing Verizon subscribers get to keep their unlimited data.

Yeah but how well will it work right out the gate..that's been the problem with all phones of having too many damn bugs from the start. I need a new phone soon but these things are huge too, it's like picking up a ipad and talking to someone on it up to you're ear.

sava700 said,
Yeah but how well will it work right out the gate..that's been the problem with all phones of having too many damn bugs from the start. I need a new phone soon but these things are huge too, it's like picking up a ipad and talking to someone on it up to you're ear.

Fine, then it's not for you!

sava700 said,
Yeah but how well will it work right out the gate..that's been the problem with all phones of having too many damn bugs from the start. I need a new phone soon but these things are huge too, it's like picking up a ipad and talking to someone on it up to you're ear.

Can't be like that, as this thing is no where near as big as a crusty old iPad.

Joshua Hood said,
I miss the days Neowin articles were proof-read.

I miss the days when not everyone on the internet was a self-righteous jerk. Clearly we don't all get our way.