Well, isn't this interesting... it appears that Android Central has gotten a hold of a leaked screen with some pretty promising release dates for some highly anticipated phones, including the Motorola Droid Bionic. Let's push that one of to the side for just a moment though and address the first phone on the list: the Droid 3.

We've basically known everything there is to know about the D3 for a while. This image echoes the previously rumored July 14th release date, so I will be really surprised if we don't see the newest Droid incarnation hit the Big Red sales floor in a week-and-a-half.


Now, the news that you've all been waiting on: the Droid Bionic release date. As you can clearly see, we should expect to see this 4.5 inch beast land on August 4th, which hits the rumored Q3 time frame right on the head.

As always, this is just a rumor and should be treated as such. We won't have anything concrete until VZW or Motorola give us an official word - but it never hurts to hope.


Cameron Summerson
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  • chris

    Finally lol!! Can't wait tto grab a bionic.

  • Zen

    The final day Verizon will offer their unlimited data plan is on 7/7/11. Verizon lets you exchange any phone within 14 days of purchase for any other phone. Therefore, it makes sense to me that the Bionic won't release until at least 7/21/11. That's 14 days after 7/7/11. You can bet that the Bionic won't be out until after the unlimited data ship has sailed. I don't know if there is a certain day of the week that they like to release phones, or if they like to wait so long after other phones are released, but you can be sure that 7/21/11 will be the very earliest release date. At that point, I'm going to wait and see what Apple does in September. I've been waiting for this phone for 6-months, what's 6 more weeks?

    • chris

      Bionic is coming Aug 4 can't you read? Its only right on the screen shot. Also nobody said any date earlier than the 28 except some it sites who had nothing to back up their claim with. Ha so you want the iPhone that is just on par with android once it geta Ios 5. Then once ics is out it will be behind again.

      • Zen

        "Also nobody said any date earlier than the 28 except some it sites who had nothing to back up their claim with."

        Really, I've seen all kinds of dates over the last 6 months. Can you read, I said "earliest release date". That means it could be any day after that. Can you read 2, did you see the "[Rumor]" in the article title. Here's a news flash for you, when someone comes right out and tells you it's a rumor, don't believe any of it. Can you read 3, I didn't say I want the iPhone, I said, "At that point, I'm going to wait and see what Apple does in September".

        • chris

          All i said was why get an iphone never said you are getting one can you read? And 2 can you read I know its a rumor seeing how Verizon didn't announce it anybody can see that. With your logic might as well wait until the holidays to see the nexus then wait a little longer for something else and just keep waiting since there is always something better arouns the corner.

  • Stang68

    Yeah, there's still no confirmation this will be 4.5". I actually think it'll be 4.3" when you look at that picture of it next to the Defy.

  • chris

    Agree I think it will be 4.3 also

    • Zen

      Referring to your previous comment above: Read your own writing, you said, "so you want the iPhone" in your first response to me, not "why get an iphone." As for my logic, it simply is that if I am going to be stuck with a phone for 2 years, I can wait a few weeks to see if I like another phone better. Especially when we are talking about some of the most anticipated phones to come along in a long time.