Review: Motorola Droid Bionic
Motorola and Verizon Wireless have finally brought the LTE-packing Droid Bionic to market after a prolonged nine-month delay. Was the wait for Motorola's first LTE 4G smartphone worth it? Phone Scoop tells you in this full review.
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Motorola swings for the fences with the Droid Bionic, its latest flagship Android smartphone and first Long Term Evolution 4G device for Verizon Wireless. This behemoth of a phone claims to do it all with its huge display, dual-core processor, speedy 4G radio, and suitcase full of accessories. Does it make good on these claims? Phone Scoop finds out.
First Look: Motorola Droid Bionic
Motorola and Verizon Wireless have finally brought the LTE-packing Droid Bionic to market after a prolonged nine-month delay. Was the wait for Motorola's first LTE 4G smartphone worth it?
Motorola Droid Bionic Goes On Sale Sept. 8 for $299
Verizon Wireless and Motorola today announced that the Droid Bionic Android smartphone — the first from Motorola to support Verizon's Long Term Evolution 4G network — will be available for sale starting Thursday, September 8 for $299.99 with new two-year agreement. The Droid Bionic has been re-realized since its first introduction in January of this year and looks like an enhanced Droid X/X2.
FCC Docs Show Revised Droid Bionic in Full Form
Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site today provide information about the revised Motorola Droid Bionic. The Droid Bionic was first announced in January at the Consumer Electronics Show along with the rest of Verizon's LTE-equipped smartphones 9HTC Thunderbolt, LG Revolution, Samsung Droid Charge).
Motorola Updates List of Devices to Receive Jelly Bean
Motorola recently revised the customer support page that lists which smartphones will receive updated versions of Android and approximately when those updates will arrive. The RAZR M, RAZR HD, and MAXX HD have all received Jelly Bean.
Verizon Pushing Updates to Droid Bionic, RAZR, RAZR MAXX
Verizon Wireless today announced that it is pushing system updates to the Motorola Droid Bionic, RAZR, and RAZR MAXX. The updates improve performance, fix bugs, and add Verizon-branded apps/services.
My biggest problem with my Bionic is the keyboard. I liked the one on my original Droid better. The one on the Bionic does not give you feedback for the letter you just pushed, it just lights up. The Droid would repeat the letter and that was a great confirmation. The other thing the Bionic does not do is advance to the next word if you choose the word they offer as the type ahead. With the Droid, there was always an added automatic spacebar after this, with the Bionic, I have to hit the spacebar to advance to the next word. If there is a setting for this, I have not found it.
For whatever reason, I find I make more typing errors on the Bionic keyboard than I did on the Droid. When I gave up my slide...