It's been a long time since CES, but the wait is nearly over. Per Motorola's Droid Bionic Twitter account, the Bionic will grace Verizon's network on Sepember 8th. Earlier today the phone's page appeared in Motorola's web store with a mostly empty page that did provide the first official press shots for the device. Nothing more has been confirmed but we do expect the device to ship with a TI OMAP 4430 SoC, SGX 540 GPU with 1GB of RAM and a 4.3" qHD screen. The press shots to confirme a rather svelte slate with a small bump near the top of the phone housing the 8MP/1080P camera. What remains unknown is pricing which is rumored to be $299 on contract. Official images below, we'll update further when we learn more. 

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  • ol1bit - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - link

    Ahh yes, I go through phases. the last smart phone I had was with a Palm OS. Then I got sick of the costs and went cheap pay as you go.

    The droid 1 hooked me though, it's more than just internet, GPS, games, music, etc. all in one device.

    But like you I'm thinking I'd rather have the $100 a month (my smart phone and my wife dumb phone on big red).
  • Hrel - Sunday, August 28, 2011 - link

    I totally agree with that guy. These things need to get cheaper not more expensive. It should only be 300 bucks with no contract. For 300 bucks I should be able to buy it and use it on any network I want, anywhere.

    Seriously cell phone companies are getting way out of control and the only thing they'll ever listen to is money; so stop giving them money till they get their shit together; simple.
  • Dark Legion - Sunday, August 28, 2011 - link

    Woah, while I do mostly agree, these ARE $500-$600 phones, and if you wanted the US to be more like Europe and Asia in that sense, it'll cost way over $300 for a top of the line phone such as this. And phones here would need to be global/dual mode phones for that system to work out. It is possible and would make it a lot cheaper monthly, but why would the cell companies want to change that? There are way too many people in this country who depend on their phone daily, also for business and work, for the majority to "stop giving them money till they get their shit together". If only it were simple...
  • fhaddad78 - Sunday, August 28, 2011 - link

    The only reason these phones are $500-600 is because of all the hundreds of millions of dollars being wasted on frivolous and groundless patent infringement lawsuits.
  • fhaddad78 - Sunday, August 28, 2011 - link

    I'm doing my part! Got rid of my cell phone and went back to a land line through the cable company. And taking away unlimited internet and charging for bandwidth is just non-sense no matter how you try to justify it. It's simply corporate greed.
  • KineticHummus - Sunday, August 28, 2011 - link

    Sounds like youre just butthurt. no one cares if you think a smartphone is too expensive. theres A LOT of time, technology, and resources that go into making these. I, for example, need my smartphone. My girlfriend is on vacation in morocco and she has an internet connection there. I can call her through skype WHENEVER i want, or text her through an instant messenger. Love to see you do that on a regular "dumb"phone. I could call on a landline i guess, but then im stuck to staying home and also paying a separate bill
  • phatboye - Sunday, August 28, 2011 - link

    Is it me or does it seem like Verizon phones are getting more and more expensive? Even more so than the other providers.
  • kmmatney - Sunday, August 28, 2011 - link

    At what point would the MP of the camera not matter? Wouldn't the small lens eventually limit how good the pictures can be?

    The high price is disappointing - however I'm guessing it will drop quickly when no one buys it.
  • fhaddad78 - Sunday, August 28, 2011 - link

    I'm not a camera expert, but I would think that there will never be a point where the MP of the camera would be irrelevant. The more detail that can be processed through the lens, the higher the resolution can be for the image captured through it.
  • ender707 - Sunday, August 28, 2011 - link

    Megapixels does not equal quality - so higher resolution cameras with very small light sensors and cheaply made small lenses will just produce poor/barely acceptable images that contain more pixels.

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