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Speed demon: Motorola unveils Droid Bionic 4G smartphone


January 5, 2011

The Motorola Droid Bionic - available "early Q2 2011"

The Motorola Droid Bionic - available "early Q2 2011"

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It's all about speed, speed, speed for Motorola in 2011. The new Droid Bionic, unveiled at CES, will be Motorola's new smartphone flagship, with fast dual-core processing and blistering download speeds over Verizon's LTE 4G network, billed as the fastest in America. And speed aside, the new big Daddy Droid packs quite a spec sheet.

The new Droid Bionic will ship with Android 2.2, and features:

  • A dual core processor (each core running at 1GHz)
  • 512MB RAM
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • Front-facing VGA webcam
  • HTML5 and Flash web browsing
  • 16GB of onboard storage
  • Up to 32GB of microSD storage
  • 4.3-inch, 960x480 screen
  • 1930mAh battery (36% bigger than the iPhone 4)
  • USB charging and connectivity
  • WiFi (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)

Using its inbuilt HDMI output and "Mirror Mode" you can connect the phone to your HDTV, and play video back in full 1080p - or just use the TV as a big screen for your apps and games.

But most importantly, it's one of the new breed of 4G-capable handsets, which means downloads are going to fly (as much as 10 times faster than 3G) over Verizon's fledgling LTE 4G network. Massively fast processing plus massively fast downloads should make this Android-powered flagship a force to be reckoned with.

Although Motorola promises the Droid Bionic will be "the end of waiting," it won't hit the shelves until "Early Q2."

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Awesome specs, but 4.3 inch yet only 960x480?! The current iPhone 4 is 960x640 at nearly an inch less (3.5 inch). Is it just me, or does it sound like the iPhone 5 might hit HD resolution (1280x720) if it follows the 4-inch trend and uses the Retina display (326 ppi)...?


I am sure this is going to be expensive!

Randi Cook
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