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General Bionic crawls out of the grave!!!

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  1. Oxn

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    NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) said that the Droid Bionic, a 4G smartphone, will launch with Verizon Wireless in the summer.

    Motorola pushed back the timing of the launch to incorporate new features into the phone, which was originally slated to launch in the second quarter. While the phone may ship to carriers in time, a launch may occur in the third quarter.

    "Based on compelling feedback since the show, we are incorporating several enhancements to make this an even better consumer experience," a Motorola spokeswoman said.

    Many had speculated that the Droid Bionic was scrapped in favor of another model. It was one of four smartphones that Verizon Wireless held up during the Consumer Electronics Show in January during the presentation of its 4G service. Motorola Chief Executive Sanjay Jha also touted the device during his CES presentation.

    Verizon Wireless so far has only one 4G smartphone, the HTC Corp. (HTCXF, 2498.TW) Thunderbolt, available to customers.

    Verizon Wireless is jointly owned by Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) and Vodafone Group PLC (VOD, VOD.LN).

    Motorola shares fell 2.3% to $23.03 in recent trading.

    -By Roger Cheng, Dow Jones Newswires; 212-416-2153; roger.cheng@dowjones.com
     

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    I bet the "Bionic" that ships mid to late summer will not exactly look like the current Bionic ;)
     
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    But I bet it will work a hell of a lot better out of the box than the TB did. Although I could end up eating those words. ;)
     
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    TB had the first-product-tech blues. It will be intersting to see how the other 4G devices fair, since they all have different radio chips and firmware efforts.

    My guess is the LG Revolution will be what the TB should have been as far as performance and features. Netflix is a nice bonus.
     
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    I wonder if they will unlock bootloader..or *gasp* get rid of motoblur perhaps?
     
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    Because the Bionic had no issues at all right?

    Oh wait.. :)
     

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