updated 09:10 am EDT, Sun August 28, 2011
Droid Bionic confirmed shipping September 8
The Motorola Droid Bionic has finally been made official by the company on its Web store after a difficult gestation. The company has also tweeted that the 4G LTE handset will finally go on sale on September 8 as anticipated, nearly a full eight months since being unveiled at CES in January. It had originally been expected to arrive by spring, but was delayed as the result of a switch from an NVIDIA Tegra 2, to a TI OMAP processor among other possible issues.
The Droid Bionic centers on a large 4.3-inch, 540x960 pixel qHD display, and is powered by a 1GHz-dual core processor matched with at least 512MB of RAM. It has an 8-megapixel camera on the rear and a VGA front facing camera for video chatting. The switch to the TI OMAP processor has given the Droid Bionic the ability to shoot video in 1080p.
When the Droid Bionic goes on sale September 8, it will also be available in a special package being offered by Costco. The deal is said to include a docking station, a car windscreen dock, an extra battery and a battery dock worth up to $200 for no additional charge.