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Last Updated: January 6th, 2011

Nope, Motorola hasn't announced this gem at their CES press conference yet, but it's already live on their site - it's called the Droid Bionic, and it's Motorola's LTE phone for Verizon.

It packs:

  • 512 MB of RAM
  • A dual-core processor of some sort (our bet is on the Tegra 2)
  • A front-facing web cam (VGA variety)
  • An 8 MP rear camera
  • A 4.3-inch qHD (960x540) display

Of course, it's also got a LTE radio under the hood, as evidenced by the "4G" logo in the top right corner and the "4G-like power" mentioned in the description. Excited? So are we... stay tuned for more as it comes in!

Update: It's official! The processor still hasn't been specified, though Motorola claims it consists of two 1 GHz cores, which are capable of providing up to 2 GHz of processing power together. Like the Atrix 4G, you can plug it into your HDTV via an HDMI cable and play your favorite games on the big screen, though it isn't yet clear whether the Bionic will be compatible with the Atrix's laptop dock. Read the full press release below.

VERIZON WIRELESS AND MOTOROLA MOBILITY ANNOUNCE DROID™ BIONIC ON NATION’S FASTEST, MOST ADVANCED 4G NETWORK

New Android Device Combines Dual-core Processor with Fastest 4G Network for Unrivaled Mobile Internet Experience

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today unveiled DROID™ BIONIC, a powerful new Android™ smartphone.

Packing a dual core processor with each core running at 1GHz, delivering up to two GHz of processing power, and 512 MB RAM, the sleekly designed DROID BIONIC smartphone with 4G LTE delivers a mobile Internet experience that’s up to 10 times faster than 3G.  This means consumers can stream their favorite music and the latest TV shows with unparalleled quality experience.  DROID BIONIC also races through loading of complex web pages and media that take advantage of Adobe® Flash® Player and HTML5, rendering graphics faster than previous generation single-core devices.

Motorola’s DROID BIONIC gives new meaning to the word “socialize” by delivering multiple ways for customers to stay connected.  With the device’s front-facing VGA camera and See What I See video feature, consumers can share experiences – either via Wi-Fi or 4G – with family, friends and co-workers. A rear-facing 8-megapixel camera also allows consumers to capture their favorite pictures and videos.

DROID BIONIC’s multiplayer gaming capabilities allow consumers to challenge friends to live peer-to-peer gaming, viewed through the device’s 4.3-inch qHD quality screen that delivers console-quality graphics.  DROID BIONIC’s HDMI connectivity also enables consumers to connect the device to their HD televisions to experience their favorite games, as well as purchased HD content, in full 1080p.  And for multi-taskers, DROID 4G’s Mirror Mode function enables simultaneous streaming of video to the TV and on the device.

As a fully featured work device, DROID BIONIC comes equipped with corporate email, remote wipe and data security and encryption capabilities IT departments appreciate.  DROID BIONIC also features productivity tools such as Quickoffice® for document review and editing, full calendar management, one-click access to conference calling, and a full suite of Google applications and services.

“DROID BIONIC brings to life the speed and power of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, giving consumers an unrivaled mobile experience,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “Whether downloading movies in minutes, connecting with friends or co-workers through video conferencing, or blazing through the Internet, Motorola’s DROID BIONIC is what the 4G LTE experience is all about.”

“DROID BIONIC is the epitome of speed, providing consumers with instantaneous access to their personal and work content, anytime and anyplace,” said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president of portfolio and device product management, Motorola Mobility.  “By combining such a powerful mobile device with the performance and capabilities of Verizon’s 4G LTE network, we’re empowering consumers to define how they want to live their mobile lifestyles.”

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network.  Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.

Source: Motorola

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • http://www.toysdiva.com PixelSlave

    Ok, I also got this:

    QHD Quadruple High-Definition (3840 x 2160 pixels)

    But this is too good to be true!

  • pete

    No physical keyboard. No thanks.

    • http://www.toysdiva.com PixelSlave

      I wouldn't worry too much about that. A version of the phone with a physical keyboard will probably be added. I seriously doubt that Motorola and Verizon will let the popular "Droid" model die so easily.

  • Spencer

    According to Wikipedia QHD is 960x540 (16:9). Just for comparison the iPhone 4 is 960x640 (3:2).
    Edit- Apparently the comment I was replying too disappeared. Nevermind then.

  • Elvis

    Looks awesome, I've been WAITING for more higher end Verizon phones and it's been driving me INSANE!

  • http://www.toysdiva.com PixelSlave

    No MotoBlur? Am I dreaming?

    And, is it Gingerbread? Continue dreaming?

    OMG, please let this be true. Dual-Core, stock Gingerbread, large and high-res display, 4G ...

    • John J

      Dreaming, I'm sure.

  • http://www.christiantechsaz.com/ Aaron

    Official site says 1GB of RAM...

    • Kane

      It's a mistake - it's 512MB. I think they've corrected it now.

  • http://getyourgadgetsgoing.com Tristan Thomas

    Okay, while these Motorola products get me SUPER EXCITED, I simply cannot allow myself to buy them. I read this article that claims Motorola supports illegal activities and war crimes and I dont want to support a company that supports that kind of thing.

    You can check out the video here: http://getyourgadgetsgoing.com/2011/01/05/motorola-supports-war-crimes-will-you-support-themvideo/

    • sic.semper.tyrannus

      Spam your politics elsewhere. And then stay there.

    • Sharon Smith

      Hey Tristan, I read this article that states you hang out at elementary schools and try to lure kids in your car with candy. Is it true? See what happens when you start talking about stuff you don't fully understand, It comes back to bite you in the ass. Also last I checked this wasn't a political site. GO preach your hearsay b.s. somewhere else

  • Elvis

    Everyone supports war crimes, sorry. Love Moto PRODUCTS, don't care about their other lives

  • Corey

    Okay, while Tristan and his political views gets me SUPER EXCITED, I simply dont think he cares about my technological needs. Thanks for the distraction Tristan, or shall I say.........Rush Limbaugh!!!!!! Did he really say "motorola products"? seems like he didnt even read the article.

  • http://www.droidbionicx.com Branden Choo

    they should definitley resize the screen on the new droid bionic, or at least just widen it out a little more. that way it kind of sets itself apart from the iphone's. also im hoping they make the new droid bionic with mobile hotspot capabilities, i see huge room for improvement in that area of mobile development. even still, 3G is difficult and makes for a choppy UX. guess we'll have to wait and see what 4G brings. great post.

  • http://www.droidbionicx.com Santina Tullio

    they should definitley resize the screen on the new droid bionic, or at least just widen it out a little more. that way it kind of sets itself apart from the iphone's. also im hoping they make the new droid bionic with mobile hotspot capabilities, i see huge room for improvement in that area of mobile development. even still, 3G is difficult and makes for a choppy UX. guess we'll have to wait and see what 4G brings. great post.

  • Bilgediver

    Am I the only one who saw all the bloatware Verizon and Motorola are putting on the Bionic? I know thats the way things are headed, but for example, I already have a product key for Documents to go, why the hell would I want a trial version of quickoffice?

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