07-26-2011 03:01 PM
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  1. eygraber's Avatar
    Ok guys, first up this is a massive stretch so no flames please. I was looking at this article (If the DROID Bionic Ends Up Being Verizon’s Version of the Motorola Photon 4G, Will You Be Disappointed? - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog) which happened to have a big picture of the Photon front and center. You can see in the mid-left of the picture, a tweet from Scott Wilke that says "Tomorrow is our big launch - wish me luck everyone." A quick search of Scott Wilke took me to his linkedin page (Scott Wilke | LinkedIn) where it says that he is a product manager for Motorola Mobile Devices and has been at that position for 16 years (essentially a senior employee). Now if you look at the top left, the data is Thursday, August 11th. Assuming the Photon is released on July 31st, could this possibly be the release of the Bionic. After all, you would think that they would have someone who has been with their company for a while handle what should be a very important product for Motorola.

    Anybody have comments or opinions on this? I still feel that its a bit of a stretch, and perhaps even a little prank from Motorola.
    07-25-2011 11:23 PM
  2. irl Panda's Avatar
    Ok guys, first up this is a massive stretch so no flames please. I was looking at this article (If the DROID Bionic Ends Up Being Verizons Version of the Motorola Photon 4G, Will You Be Disappointed? - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog) which happened to have a big picture of the Photon front and center. You can see in the mid-left of the picture, a tweet from Scott Wilke that says "Tomorrow is our big launch - wish me luck everyone." A quick search of Scott Wilke took me to his linkedin page (Scott Wilke | LinkedIn) where it says that he is a product manager for Motorola Mobile Devices and has been at that position for 16 years (essentially a senior employee). Now if you look at the top left, the data is Thursday, August 11th. Assuming the Photon is released on July 31st, could this possibly be the release of the Bionic. After all, you would think that they would have someone who has been with their company for a while handle what should be a very important product for Motorola.

    Anybody have comments or opinions on this? I still feel that its a bit of a stretch, and perhaps even a little prank from Motorola.
    Possible set up for a future Dan Brown novel?
    07-25-2011 11:26 PM
  3. eygraber's Avatar
    Possible set up for a future Dan Brown novel?
    lol I haven't seen any religious symbology yet, but I'll keep looking ;p
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    07-25-2011 11:28 PM
  4. irl Panda's Avatar
    lol I haven't seen any religious symbology yet, but I'll keep looking ;p
    Haha good point. I was just saying you may be looking too much into something, although I respect the enthusiasm. I think it might just be coincidental, however. :/ I do think the 11th is a more realistic date than the 4th.
    07-25-2011 11:39 PM
  5. eygraber's Avatar
    100% but I'm still hoping for this Thursday
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    07-25-2011 11:43 PM
  6. sixfootsideburns's Avatar
    Haha good point. I was just saying you may be looking too much into something, although I respect the enthusiasm. I think it might just be coincidental, however. :/ I do think the 11th is a more realistic date than the 4th.
    ditto, but here's to hoping!

    Realistically probably more like the 11th or the 18th
    07-26-2011 05:40 AM
  7. ShiZero's Avatar
    Jesus, does a day go by where Kellex doesn't post the same junk over and over and over again? Not sure what makes him any different from every other search-bot-hungry website out there but man is it getting annoying.

    In any case, your theory actually holds some value, thanks for sharing.
    07-26-2011 08:50 AM
  8. Stang68's Avatar
    Unfortunately, I do not think this will be the case. While it's fun to think about, back in my Blackberry days, we always looked at these on-screen dates as the release date yet it never came to fruition. But hey, I hope you're right!
    07-26-2011 09:32 AM
  9. gorgalis's Avatar
    From what I keep seeing on various sites it may be September. But that might be ok since we should get to see the s2 by then.
    07-26-2011 09:43 AM
  10. Jasper's Avatar
    Any hopes I was clinging on to for a 7/28 Pre-Order just went out the window with the official word from Verizon Today : Verizon Makes It Official, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 With 4G LTE Launches This Thursday - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    Maybe next week we will see similar news about the Bionic for a 8/4 release or pre-order.
    07-26-2011 09:45 AM
  11. Stang68's Avatar
    Any hopes I was clinging on to for a 7/28 Pre-Order just went out the window with the official word from Verizon Today : Verizon Makes It Official, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 With 4G LTE Launches This Thursday - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    Maybe next week we will see similar news about the Bionic for a 8/4 release or pre-order.
    That means nothing. Literally nothing. Sure, we probably won't see pre-orders hit Thursday, but them launching the Tab 10.1 has nothing to do with that. All they have to do for the Droid Bionic pre-order is throw it up on their website at 11pm at night lol
    07-26-2011 10:10 AM
  12. cwhummel's Avatar
    lol I haven't seen any religious symbology yet, but I'll keep looking ;p
    SYMBOLISM, I believe the word you're looking for is Symbolism

    sorry, just had to. love that movie.
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    07-26-2011 10:15 AM
  13. DroidnewVZ's Avatar
    Ugh....another massive stretch and another possible date...

    I may be the next cassualty of waiting and not knowing. I've been waiting since I cracked the screen of my Storm 2 in April. My upgrade date has come and gone and I don't think I can wait it out any longer. I'm going to find myself grabbing an X2 or a Charge....

    I'm tired of this silly nonsense. What do I owe Moto if they can't even have the decency of giving a firm release date. Why should I spend 300 bucks on a phone when the company feels they can just drag you around. I'm just not so sure that this thing's going to be worth all this wait....or checking this site 4 times a day in the mean time.

    I think I've had it.....sorry to say. Best Buy here I come....
    07-26-2011 10:20 AM
  14. nrk's Avatar
    Ugh....another massive stretch and another possible date...

    I may be the next cassualty of waiting and not knowing. I've been waiting since I cracked the screen of my Storm 2 in April. My upgrade date has come and gone and I don't think I can wait it out any longer. I'm going to find myself grabbing an X2 or a Charge....

    I'm tired of this silly nonsense. What do I owe Moto if they can't even have the decency of giving a firm release date. Why should I spend 300 bucks on a phone when the company feels they can just drag you around. I'm just not so sure that this thing's going to be worth all this wait....or checking this site 4 times a day in the mean time.

    I think I've had it.....sorry to say. Best Buy here I come....
    Only 4 times a day? Man you have it easy...

    Alas, I too am tiring of this. I hope when I return from travel on Aug 8 I have some good news to come back to!
    07-26-2011 10:25 AM
  15. terrapin01's Avatar
    Realistically probably more like the 11th or the 18th
    The 18th is the probably last possible release date for a while. After that I would say 9/22 is the next feasible date. Usually the iphone will have about a month to itself without any other high-end phones being released in that same period.
    07-26-2011 10:45 AM
  16. tbssawd07's Avatar
    Sick of waiting for this phone! Had it been released before the summer sure I'd be all over it, but now I might wait a little longer and see how this phone will be out dated quickly or its a glitchy mess!
    07-26-2011 10:48 AM
  17. SnydersWeb's Avatar
    Jeez...

    Code:
    while(!Bionic.isReleased) {
         pretendToBePatient();
         checkAndroidCentral();
         getHopesUp = false;
    }
    07-26-2011 10:50 AM
  18. xTommyx's Avatar
    Jeez...

    Code:
    while(!Bionic.isReleased) {
         pretendToBePatient();
         checkAndroidCentral();
         getHopesUp = false;
    }
    I've been running that for too long
    07-26-2011 10:55 AM
  19. eygraber's Avatar
    SYMBOLISM, I believe the word you're looking for is Symbolism

    sorry, just had to. love that movie.
    Lol good catch
    07-26-2011 11:34 AM
  20. Jasper's Avatar
    That means nothing. Literally nothing. Sure, we probably won't see pre-orders hit Thursday, but them launching the Tab 10.1 has nothing to do with that. All they have to do for the Droid Bionic pre-order is throw it up on their website at 11pm at night lol
    Ive been wrong before But I just can not see Verizon not having some kind of Campaign for the Bionic, The first Dual Core LTE Phone, they would be foolish not to announce this thing. (wait is my argument that VZW wouldn't do something foolish)? Okay scratch that. There will be no marketing campaign for the first dual core LTE phone to hit verizon.....
    07-26-2011 11:40 AM
  21. SnydersWeb's Avatar
    Ive been wrong before But I just can not see Verizon not having some kind of Campaign for the Bionic, The first Dual Core LTE Phone, they would be foolish not to announce this thing. (wait is my argument that VZW wouldn't do something foolish)? Okay scratch that. There will be no marketing campaign for the first dual core LTE phone to hit verizon.....
    Shoot, in some ways I hope they don't. D3 is already on BoGo.. if the Bionic goes the same way I'll get one for the wifey too if I can.

    Still, jeez, last time I held out this long for something I was dating...

    Hmm, um on that note.. can I borrow someone's D3 for about 5 minutes?
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    07-26-2011 11:47 AM
  22. Mooem's Avatar
    Anyone else think they could go for a release on August 18th to coincide with their latest announcement about turning on LTE in more cities?

    Gotta loving speculating...
    07-26-2011 11:56 AM
  23. Hosehead's Avatar
    Jeez...

    Code:
    while(!Bionic.isReleased) {
         pretendToBePatient();
         checkAndroidCentral();
         getHopesUp = false;
    }
    I don't know what bums me out more...

    - that you posted this
    - that I am entertained by it
    - that we both are in the same miserable boat...

    We need a group hug here...

    Or a global happy hour....
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    07-26-2011 11:58 AM
  24. geeksbsmrt's Avatar
    While this is a huge stretch it is a very nice catch. However: Moto Press Release Last pic on the right. If this is Moto's way of hinting at a Bionic release, I'm impressed.
    07-26-2011 12:54 PM
  25. corymcnutt's Avatar
    While this is a huge stretch it is a very nice catch. However: Moto Press Release Last pic on the right. If this is Moto's way of hinting at a Bionic release, I'm impressed.
    Sorry, I am lost...what do you mean? I only see Photon pictures?
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    07-26-2011 01:30 PM
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