Tag - Targa
Motorola already has a sequel to the new Droid Bionic in development that may be hints of a familiar design. Nicknamed the Dinara, it would be similar to the Bionic but have a larger, more edge-to-edge, "HD" screen and upgrade to a 13-megapixel camera. The shape would be "much slimmer and lighter" from what Droid-Life understood, but it would use an iPhone-style sealed-in battery to reach the goal.
A purported OEM parts supplier, Global Direct Parts, is already selling what it says are parts of the upcoming Droid 3 smartphone from Motorola. The photos of the screen and top half kits available on the website certainly match up to those leaked of the upcoming handset, and their availability indicates Motorola is ready to sell the device. Unofficially, it's expected to hit store shelves late this summer.
Motorola gave some clues Wednesday that its 'enhanced'Droid Bionic was actually a new phone. An updated fact sheet page has dropped all the specifications but said it would center on an "improved form factor," not just changes to the inside. Little else was confirmed beyond that the phone would use Android and LTE-based 4G.
Motorola has removed the page for the page for the Droid Bionic, which was teased on its website by the image you see below, Droid-Life found. The phone was recently delayed by Motorola until this summer, with the company citing some "enhancements" need to be done. There were also rumors that the device will be cancelled, with the Targa due to replace it.
A handful of teasing images Monday have hinted at what could be one of the very high-end Motorola smartphones due in the second half of the year. The design has some superficial ties to the Droid X but has a thicker, silver back that reportedly holds a larger 1,900mAh battery. Droid-Life was told the touch-only phone would also have a 540x960 (qHD) display, a "multi-core" processor, and a 12-megapixel camera, possibly linking it to either the Targa or the more distant Bullet.
Motorola on Tuesday said it was pushing back the launch of the Droid Bionic to the summer. Missing a widely expected spring release, the company through a spokeswoman explained the dual-core, 4G Android hardware was going to see "several enhancements" that put the Verizon launch back. The improvements came after "compelling feedback" from the CES expo in January, Dow Jones was told.
The upcoming Droid Charge smartphone from Samsung will arrive on the previously anticipated April 28, a Costco inventory image revealed. Whether the recent disaster in Japan will delay the device remains to be seen. Courtesy of Droid-Life, the listing also showed the Motorola Bionic will arrive at Costco on May 12.
Three of Motorola's headlining phones for the next several months have been spotted and should now include a previously unseen ultra-high end phone for Verizon. The Targa would be a full-touch Android phone with LTE-based 4G and would focus primarily on cameras. Along with a front camera, the prototype render given by well-known HowardForums leaker WNRussell shows a bulge holding a possible 13-megapixel camera, although it's unclear whether this was a real specification or just speculation from engineers.