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We already know virtually every detail about the upcoming Droid Bionic, and now Phone Arena has snagged a photo of a VZW internal document that basically verifies the last of the rumors: release date and price. We've been hearing rumors of a September 8th date for some time now, and one look at the image shows that pretty much hits the nail on the head. The phone will come in at a minimum advertised price of $299 with a two-year contract, which has quickly become the standard pricing for all of Big Red's 4G LTE phones.

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So, now we've seen it, taken a look at the specs, and found out when we can get it and how much it will be -- that pretty much covers all bases.

Now we wait.

[PhoneArena]

Cameron Summerson
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  • Bazar6

    I knew it'd be too long after the Tbolt came out... don't think I would've been able to wait that long

  • jeremy

    No thanks, too much for too little

    • chris

      what do you want? I mean dual core, lte, 1 gb ram. I am going to wait and see what the reviews say and what other phones get more leaks before I buy.

      • ZRod

        I got all of that for $50 with my Photon. Pass.

        • http://apologiesdemanded.blogspot.com General Zod

          The Photon with Wimax "4G" network.

          Barely worth the title 4G.

          What an insult to compare one with the other.

    • Tater

      Are you f***ing serious? This phone will dominate any phone you get. Especially the [CENSORED] IPhones.

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Please watch the language. In other news, the Bionic will definitely be the top Verizon phone (unless SGS2 launches with LTE) and definitely one to get.

        • bikerbillsbolt

          No the HTC vigor will be the top phone unless they get the nexus

    • HeartStrong07

      Think you are right .... the release is so close to iphone 5, HTC Vigor, Google Nexus Prime ... that one is better off just waiting ... the Bionic should have come out in mid/late July ... if the front facing camera surprises and is actually 2.0 and the laptop doc is really improved and a lot cheaper than what came with the Atrix .... maybe, but only if ....

  • Socks

    Lol really we aren't talking about the droid x2..... Lol some people's kids I swear..... FYI no rebates on any 4G phones.....

  • edan

    The only thing that bothers me is the 1GHz processor. Why not 1.2 or 1.5? My upgrade is October 8th so I'm going to be able to see some reviews and what else comes out or is coming out soon. I still have the d1 so I can't wait much longer so it'll probably be this, the dinara, or the nexus prime if there's confirmation of those by October.

  • Elvis

    Seems kinda pricey for something that should've been released in February...

  • Geri O

    I'm much looking forward to the Bionic's release.

    Although there is that Samsung announcement on August 29th....

    Kinda makes me go "hmmm..... "

    Geri O

  • guy

    horrible fricken specs for the cost... so lame

  • that one guy

    to expensive, to much hype, it'll be nice when we wont have to hear about it anymore

    • RockingmyEvo3D

      I have to agree VERIZON IS LOST and so are all there customers. LTE sucks EGGS nothing but a battery draining network...Can't help but laugh thou....

      • http://apologiesdemanded.blogspot.com Blue Spider

        Wimax is still much slower than LTE and that is what counts....

        not to mention rarer. If Sprint cannot maintain a consistent signal in as many place as the competitor than what is the point of the processor in the phone?

  • RockingmyEvo3D

    Anyone getting this device on verizon is simply FOOLING THEMSELVES...The Photon 4g on SPRINT WILL PIMP SLAP THIS BIONIC STUPID..Matter of fact my HTC EVO 3D SLAPS THIS BIONIC COLD.....

    • squiddy20

      Hey dumbass, it doesn't matter what you think because ultimately, it's up to the user if they like it or not. Piss off and leave other people's opinions in peace.

      • RockingmyEvo3D

        Hey, Get lost asswipe

        • squiddy20

          OOOO such a comeback! I'm shaking in my boots! Absolutely terrified! Take the Evo you worship and shove it up your a**. It might actually clear your puny little brain Dick Yarrell.

        • Cameron Summerson

          This has gone on long enough. If you can't be civilized, then you have no business commenting.

  • Rlarson_mn

    To late for me with what is rumored to be coming out within the next 45 days. I will pass thank you.

  • Ian

    I have a rooted Droid 1 and am rocking it with MIUI. I just installed this ROM last week and it is the best I've used so far. I was waiting for the Bionic, but will wait for it to go on sale. I waited 3 weeks and was able to get my wife a D3 for $49. I'm sure there will be a deal for the Bionic a few weeks after the release date. There is no real economic advantage to waiting in line and buying a phone the moment it is released. That's a lot of money to spend just to for bragging rights.

  • http://www.resg.info Anton Stetner

    I am going to keep waiting to hear the reviews and make sure nothing better is coming out in the next 60 days. Looks like still rockin the OG Droid for a little while longer.

  • Atomicman

    Remember: A month ago we were saying the same thing about the Aug. 4th release date! I'll believe it when I'm holding it in my hand!

  • edan

    This will be jst like the original Droid. If u remember an HTC android came out right b4 moto Droid, and the Droid was far superior. Same case here with the tbolt and the bionic. Shortly after there was a wave of android phones that made the d1 all but obsolete. I think that's what will happen here. I was extremely excited about the bionic but I'm going to have to wait. Don't want to make the mistake I made with the d1 all over again. Just my opinion though.

    • Yo

      Kinda ridiculous to call the D1 obsolete now let alone months after it came out. I have one and it still pretty much can do anything I need it to. 3 years later.

      • edan

        Poor choice of words. I'm still using mine too. I just meant how it was followed by alot of android phones that were superior as far as specs. And while we're eagerly awaiting the bionics release, there are rumors of phones with better specs to be released shortly after. But I do agree with u that obsolete wasn't the correct term to describe the d1.

  • MJ

    Been rocking the D1 since it came out and would have been happy to let this year go by and pick the best one of the bunch but my screen is broken so I think I have to get the Bionic. Would like to see what Sammi will bring to Verizon and what the Prime will be, maybe I should try my hand in replacing the screen...

  • Jon

    Did it come out too late, sure. Should have come out in July. But the specs on the phone look really good and you will always be able to find it cheaper on a non-Verizon site. Also, remember that Google just bought Moto Mobile. That (probably) means all Motorola Android phones will get updates before any other company. That and the possibility of getting an unlocked boot loader is worth it to me.

    And while you can get the Photon for less, the network IMO isn't as good. I've gotten over 20 Mbs download on my Charge.

    • http://apologiesdemanded.blogspot.com Blue Spider

      Not an opinion; objective fact.

  • SmallStone

    The bottom line here is that the specs for the Bionic will pale in comparison to it's release window peers. It actually pales to some that are already out.

    Unless it ends up having an unlocked bootloader, for $300 I'll wait a little longer and get a Nexus Prime, whatever Verizon's rebranded S2 will be, an HTC Vigor or a Moto HD. Each of those phones will be released within 3 months of the Bionic. Hell, I've been wating since January so what's a couple more months?

    IMO Moto and Verizon dropped the ball big time on this one. I wanted to love Bionic but I have a feeling it's going to flop.

    • Jon

      I agree with you on the point that it is late to the game, but I'm not willing to give up on this phone just yet.

      What phone does it pale in comparison too that are currently released?

      And like I said, you can always find the phone cheaper somewhere else. Just because Verizon sells it for $300 doesn't mean everyone sells it for $300.

  • Sam

    The Droid Bionic remains to be an exciting anticipated phone-tablet.

    I'm sold and will purchase on the release date.

    I look forward to all the great things the Bionic will contribute. I am sure is it will not be all perfect but several major steps towards perfection.