Enterprise Mobility: Motorola Droid Bionic Delayed on Verizon 4G LTE Network: The Reasons Why
Motorola Droid Bionic
The Droid Bionic introduced at CES sported a 4.3-inch quarter-high-definition (qHD) screen and an 8 megapixel camera, as well as HDMI connectivity to let users hook up their video and games to large-screen HD televisions in full 1080p.
When Motorola Mobility April 19 confirmed it is delaying the launch of its Droid Bionic 4G smartphone until this summer, the move unleashed a wave of healthy speculation as to the cause. Officially, Motorola's position is: "Based on compelling feedback since the show, we are incorporating several enhancements to make this an even better consumer experience. This includes expanded features, functionality and an improved form factor." A crowd pleaser even in its prototype stage at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in January, the Droid Bionic was to be Motorola's fastest Android 2.2 smartphone to date, powered by a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor and fueled by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha said the phone would launch in the second quarter. Score 1 for wishful thinking. Within hours after eWEEK published its piece on the development, many readers responded in the comments section with their own theories as to why the Bionic has been pushed back. Now eWEEK shares readers' reasons as well as our own in this slide show.