It looks like the Motorola Droid Bionic has been completely removed from Motorola’s website. Previously, the home page slider contained links to the Motorola devices that were announced at CES: the Xoom, Bionic, Atrix, Cliq 2, and Defy. Searching for the Droid Bionic now takes you to a fact sheet that’s dated January 5, 2011. There were rumors of the Bionic being cancelled, but those rumors were quickly squashed by Motorola when they announced that the Bionic was still alive, but was going to be released later this summer.
Wording on the fact sheet, which contains the only reference to the Droid Bionic, indicates that the the Bionic was removed from the site because it’s being completely redesigned for a better user experience:
Based on compelling feedback since the show, we are incorporating several enhancements to make this an ever better consumer experience. This includes expanded features, functionality and an improved form factor. Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless are very excited about bringing the ‘new’ DROID BIONIC to market.
There are just way too many clues in there that paragraph that indicates that the Bionic is being improved to become an even bigger contender. With all of the super phones that are coming out this year such as the Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Sensation 4G, Motorola decided to make the Droid Bionic a better contender.
Droid-Life believes that the phone codenamed Targa (pictured below) could end up becoming the new Droid Bionic. Whatever the case, I think that it’s a good thing that the Motorola decided to take this one back to the drawing board. There are just way too many powerful phones that are coming out this year, and if Motorola were to release the Bionic with its current specs, it would’ve ended up being an an alright phone.
I personally would like to see it launch with at least 1GB RAM, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 16GB internal storage, laptop dock (like the Atrix).
I guess it’s back to the waiting and guessing game. Hopefully we’ll hear more from Motorola on this “new” Bionic soon.