Fresh on the heels of a new Motorola Droid 3 rumor, we get an official tweet from Motorola regarding the highly anticipated Motorola Droid Bionic. The Motorola Droid Bionic, re-worked since it’s debut at CES, is expected to be the first dual core 4G/LTE Android on Verizon Wireless.
At CES back in January there was no official date set for the Droid Bionic but we expected it to be released in the same time frame as the HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge and LG Revolution. All four of these Android devices, each from one of the major Android OEM’s were introduced together in Las Vegas.
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By March their were rumors that Motorola was having production problems with the Droid Bionic. There was also rumors that it would be scrapped altogether. By May the rumors turned back to the Droid Bionic but it was evident that this device has been reworked from the one we saw at CES. Finally at the Bank of America/Meryll Lynch tech conference earlier this month, Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jah acknowledged problems that Motorola was having with their packet stack and Verizon’s 4G/LTE network.
Today, Motorola tweeted some reassurance that the Bionic is still on the radar for this summer. The tweet doesn’t specify when during the summer but if you’re in the market for a new phone and can hold out for the Bionic, it should be well worth the wait. Verizon Wireless has been aggressively rolling out 4G/LTE service across the country. They seem to be lighting up both small and major markets at the same time. Verizon Wireless said yesterday that they plan to have their entire 3G footprint converted to 4G by 2013.