Droid Bionic priced $299; release date on September 8
The DROID Bionic just hit Verizon’s MAP (minimum advertised price) list and is looking poised for a $299 on 2-year contract price along with a second confirmation that September 8 should be the day that it finally lands in stores. Like sands through an hourglass, these are the slow moving ‘Days before the Motorola DROID Bionic launch’. It’s not like we are not seeing more and more confirmation of the specs, such as the 4.3 inch qHD display, or the 1GHz dual-core processor or the 8MP camera on back that captures video at 1080p.At the same time, the Motorola DROID Bionic is the subject of a full page ad in the Buyer’s Guide and lists as a feature the function of the pre-installed Zumocast app that allows you to access and stream files from your home PC. Other features mentioned in the ad include the ability to video chat using the front-facing camera and the inclusion of the HDMI mirror mode to show what is on your DROID Bionic’s display on your HD television set.
4.3″ qHD display
We’ve heard a few rumors that the Bionic would be getting a 4.5? display. The key features page for the phone indicates; however, that we’ll only see a 4.3? display on the phone just like the Droid Charge.
Webtop Apps/Wireless Printing
It looks like Motorola will be offering the same connectivity options for the Bionic that it did for the Atrix. The handset can be connected to an optional dock to be used like a laptop or desktop computer, and will sport full Firefox browsing with multi-window support. The phone will also have new widgets, and MotoPrint support for printing to Wifi-enabled printers. The Bionic will also have a “bedside mode” for being used as an alarm clock, and HDMI-out with mirror mode for viewing content on the big screen (with a dock option likely available for that functionality as well).
Motorola will be offering Zumocast along with the phone which allows you to remotely access and stream files from your home computer to the handset. Zumocast is available on some other Motorola handsets, and can be used to stream both video and music, as well as view photos and other documents.
The Bionic will have an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording capabilities, it will also have a forward-facing cam that can be used for video chatting over WiFi, 3G, and 4G networks.
The Bionic will have three microphones located in different locations on the device.
The Bionic will be able to be used as a wireless hotspot for up to 8 devices.
Ladies and gents, after seven long, excruciating months, we may be on the verge of seeing this device finally come to market. Motorola‘s last words on the matter pegged September for launch, and this nails it. So are you grabbing one? Or is the temptation to wait just a smidge for the HTC Vigor compelling you to wait until October? Let us know what your plans are in the comments.