Droid Bionic rumors What we know what we dont

first_imgWe first heard of the Motorola Droid Bionic at CES back in January, and it appears that, if all goes as planned, we’re sitting right on the tail of the Bionic’s grand release into the world of eager Android users. Though the Droid Bionic hasn’t gotten quite as much press as the iPhone 5’s huge amount of never-ending rumors, there are still quite a few floating around, many which have Android users talking around the water cooler.Here’s what we do know…ScreenA recent FCC inspection revealed images of the Bionic’s manual, confirming that the screen will be 4.3 inches, as opposed to the 4.5-inch display that was rumored for a while. So, the Droid Bionic is the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S2. The display will be a capacitive touchscreen at qHD (960×540, 240 dpi).The ComponentsThe Droid Bionic will work on Verizon’s 4G LTE network which was just made available yesterday to half of the American population. It will run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) on a 1GHz dual-core, TI OMAP 4430. Like the rumored iPhone 5, the Bionic will have an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording, as well as a VGA front-facing camera. The phone has 1GB of RAM and up to 32GB of expandable memory capability. There will be a micro HDMI port and a 1735mAH battery.Inductive Battery ChargingA recent image of the Droid Bionic’s alternative battery cover looks like it will support inductive charging. It hasn’t been confirmed as of yet, but Motorola Mobility is a partner with Qi, meaning there’s a good chance we’ll be seeing it in the Droid Bionic. The FCC filing had an image of the inductive charging door and the back of the phone (under the cover) appears to have prongs what could connect to a charging cover. We’re pretty sure wireless charging is going to happen, though we don’t know if it will be an optional feature or not.Webtop Apps and Wireless PrintingLike the Motorola Atrix, the Bionic will offer the same kinds of connectivity. You’ll be able to connect it to an additional dock to be used like a laptop or desktop computer. The phone will feature full Firefox browsing with multi-window support, although we wonder why it’s not Chrome since it’s an Android phone. It will have new widgets and MotoPrint support which will let the user print to WiFi-enabled printers. Additionally, the Bionic will have an HDMI-out option for viewing content on a larger screen.Mobile HotspotThe Bionic is rumored to be used as a wireless hotspot for up to eight devices.Release date and pricingMotorola CEO Sanjay Jha said in an earnings call towards the end of July that we would see the phone sometime in September — the perfect time for back-to-school shopping and competing with the iPhone 5 which is also supposed to be either announced or released on September 7.Rumors have been leaning towards the beginning of the month, and a leaked Best Buy ad suggests it will be released on September 8 — just one day after the iPhone 5 is rumored to be announced. That’s good timing on Motorola’s part. The ad says the phone will be priced at $299.That pretty much wraps up the rumors thus far. Have you heard of any others?last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *