Enterprise Mobility: Motorola Droid Bionic First Look Shows It's a Faster, Fancier Droid X
Motorola Mobility, which recently accepted a $12.5 billion buyout bid from Google, may not want to hear this. But its new Motorola Droid Bionic reminds us of the Motorola Droid X, the company's first high-end Android smartphone to flash a 4.3-inch display. Don't get us wrong; there are significant differences between the Droid X of summer 2010 and this new Droid Bionic with a 4.3-inch display. While the hardware of both smartphones is identical in form factor, the Bionic has significant advantages in processing speed. The Droid X leverages a 1 GHz single-core processor and runs on Verizon's 3G network. The Bionic, delayed by several months as Motorola worked to improve the product, is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and has a 4G radio to take advantage of Verizon Wireless' 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. The Bionic's screen is also vastly superior, featuring a TFT qHD (Quarter High Definition, with 960 x 540 resolution) display, compared to the Droid X's WVGA (854 by 480 pixels) screen. But don't take our word for it. Check out the two high-end handsets, which both run Android 2.3 "Gingerbread."