Aug 19th, 2011

Yesterday, the DROID Bionic popped up in Best Buy guides everywhere, leading us to believe that an early September launch would still be a strong possibility after missing many hopeful August dates. Specifically, we’ve been hearing that it would drop September 8th, which fits in with Verizon’s trend of releasing devices on Thursdays.

Now, they’ve given the DROID Bionic its own pedestal on the front page carousel of their site letting everyone know that the phone to “rule all machines’ with 4G is coming soon. The carousel links to the same signup page we’ve been seeing for a bit now, but it’s just further evidence that we’re finally getting close to a launch after waiting more than half a year.

Other recent rumors give us pricing – $300 after signing a new two-year agreement – as well as confirmation that it will still be compatible with a forthcoming laptop dock that’ll have web-printing capabilities. As for the Bionic itself, we’re getting a 4.3 inch qHD device with Android 2.3, a 1GHz TI OMAP4430 (dual-core) processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

More specs include HDMI-out with mirroring, an 8megapixel camera with HD video recording and a front-facing camera to go along with it. We also can’t forget about that nice 4G LTE radio sitting inside, as well as the other usual bells and whistles.

So, we’ve got potential pricing ($300) and a potential date (September 8th) alongside Verizon ramping up buzz about the phone. I’d say we’re only a few ticks away from the light at the end of this tunnel.

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