Motorola has announced that the Droid Bionic will be delayed until summer in order to receive several “enhancements.” Although there is little detail as to what the enhancements may involve, the decision was made after receiving several “compelling feedback” when the phone was showed at CES in Las Vegas in January. Rumors citing inside sources have been saying that Motorola was going to delay or even right out cancel the Droid Bionic due to technical issues, but Motrola denies that. If Motorola did cancel the Bionic, insiders say it will likely be replaced with the Targa, a high-end 4G phone which has an advanced 13 megapixel camera and will be out later in the year.
The news seems a bit abrupt considering that as early as last month, Verizon employees were saying that the Bionic was to be released by the middle of this month. But then we got the news last week that was less than positive as store employees could only say it was to be coming out “soon.” But if Motorola was truly canceling the heir apparent to the Droid brand, why would they be stalling for time with a promise of enhancements?
So let the speculation begin. Perhaps Motorola decided to go ahead and upgrade to the Targa camera. Perhaps, Verizon learned enough from bringing their 4G network online and provided that information to improve Droid 4G connectivity? Or maybe it revolves around Google’s long awaited hybrid between Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) which is more than likely being called Ice Cream. We could do this all day. But one thing is certain, there won’t be a Droid Bionic in anyone’s Easter basket come Sunday.