Pretty much all the 4G phones that were announced for Verizon’s network at CES 2011 earlier this year have been released, except one. We have the HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge and LG Revolution. The last one to be released is the long-awaited Motorola Droid Bionic. The elusive phone has been delayed for quite some time now and Motorola has mentioned that the phone will be getting a redesign before they launch but no final release dates have been mentioned.
According to the latest rumors, the Motorola Droid Bionic is said to have abandoned its NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and has replaced it with a Texas Instruments OMAP4 SoC instead. The folks over at Droid-life found a NenaMark 1 test result for the Droid Bionic last week where they pointed out something interesting: the phone was packing a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU which belongs to the TI OMAP4 instead of the Tegra 2 that the phone was initially launched with. This news goes along with previous rumors about the Tegra 2 not playing well with Verizon’s LTE – but nothing has been confirmed yet. Other reports include the phone getting an upgrade to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. As usual, these rumors are best taken with a pinch of salt. At least until Motorola/Verizon has anything to say about it. Stay tuned for more details.